EuroCC@Greece is setting up the mechanisms and interactions necessary to support technology transfer in Greece in terms of HPC know-how, applications, tools and mechanisms. It supports users and providers providing them with consulting in terms of best practices to get on the market and to establish business relationships and a valuable business around their respective products. It also examines opportunities for putting into market mature technologies and ideas.
What is HPC and how could it help my company?
Are you starting to use Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, and advanced analytics and wondering how best to support a new wave of applications? These new data-intensive workloads demand an HPC infrastructure to run efficiently and effectively. We provide you access to this infrastructure for free along with a portfolio of services focused in tech transfer and networking.
EUROCC@Greece aims to assist SMEs and large businesses in delivering competitive services and/or products using advanced HPC, build awareness about HPC and AI/HPDA competences and identifying strategies for technology transfer from academia. Our portfolio of services is mentioned below:
- Access to HPC infrastructure
- Provide consultation in HPC, AI and HPDA technologies
- Bring in contact with stakeholders for industrial collaborations
- Provide tech transfer services
EuroCC@Greece will support businesses through the following business facilitators:
The PRAXI Network, an established technology transfer organization with long-standing experience in assisting SMEs and research organisations throughout Greece to achieve cross-border technological cooperation. PRAXI is a distinct administrative unit operating within the Foundation for Research and Technology – Hellas (FORTH). Since 2008, PRAXI Network provides innovation and technology transfer services, initially as a member and currently as coordinator of the Greek consortium of the Enterprise Europe Network, the largest network of integrated business support to Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs).
The Lefkippos Tech Park, founded by the National Centre for Scientific Research “Demokritos” (NCSR Demokritos). Lefkippos offers business incubator and accelerator services that support innovative ideas within an academic collaborative environment from discovery to commercialization. Lefkippos Tech Park is housed within the Demokritos campus providing the guest companies with some unique research opportunities. The five Institutes of the Centre offer interdisciplinary, world-class research infrastructures that are accessible to users. State-of-the-art laboratories in exponential technologies such as Nanotechnology, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Big Data Analytics and the Internet of Things are open to the enterprises housed at Lefkippos. Moreover productive synergies are encouraged and well funded collaborations with research groups in a variety of sectors where Demokritos maintains a strong world presence: Advanced Materials, Telecommunications, Life Sciences and Health, Energy, Environment and Climate Change, Safety, Security and Heritage Sciences. In addition unique, at the national level, infrastructure is also available in Nuclear Technology and Radioprotection. Companies at Lefkippos enjoy intense networking activities with funding organizations, VCs, other investors and large multinational corporations. In addition they receive support for their efforts in attracting EU and National research grants. Lefkippos is run by the Innovation Support Office of NCSR Demokritos.
The Aristotle University of Thessaloniki Technology Transfer Office (TTO), a mechanism that acts as the contact point between the academic community and the market. Τhe TTO offers services like; commercialization assessment of research results, business development support, preparation for access to finance (i.e. from competitions, angel investors, VCs), IPR management procedures as well as the creation of spin-off companies. The TTO applies an open door policy and networks with public, private institutions and enterprises to expand the valorization prospects of the research results of AUTH.
The TTO AUTH promotes synergies between teaching, research and entrepreneurship, through:
- Awareness: Demo Days; Entrepreneurship competitions; Workshops in research commercialization; Match & Develop a startup event; Visits at various AUTH Departments; Events on entrepreneurship (Technology Forum); Hackathons
- Counseling & Business Coaching: Patent filings; Licensing agreements; Spin-off creation; Investment readiness
- Technology Transfer Management: 75 Patents; 44 Licenses; 11 Spin-offs
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