EuroCC@Greece’s goal is to set up the mechanisms and interactions necessary to support technology transfer in Greece in terms of HPC know-how, applications, tools and mechanisms. We aim 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 identify strategies for technology transfer from academia.
Our service portofolio will include:
- Access to HPC infrastructure
- Access to funding
- Provision of tech transfer services
- Consultation in HPC, AI and HPDA technologies
- Facilitation of industrial collaborations
n this respect, EUROCC is creating a HPC professionals’ hub, where all stakeholders (users and providers) can establish business relationships around their respective products and examine opportunities for putting into market mature technologies and ideas. Moreover, HPC, HPDA and AI Industry thematic events are organized in order to enhance collaboration and co-creation between the research, industrial and public sector communities, and also inform SMEs on access to resources and funding.
EuroCC@Greece will support businesses through the following business facilitators:
The PRAXI Network, an established technology transfer organization with long-standing experience inassisting SMEs and research organisations throughout Greece to achievecross-border technological cooperation. PRAXI is a distinct administrative unitoperating 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 ofthe Enterprise Europe Network, the largest network of integrated businesssupport to Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs).
The Lefkippos Tech Park, founded by the National Centre for Scientific Research “Demokritos” (NCSRDemokritos). Lefkippos offers business incubator and accelerator services thatsupport innovative ideas within an academic collaborative environment fromdiscovery to commercialization. Lefkippos Tech Park is housed within theDemokritos campus providing the guest companies with some unique researchopportunities. 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 asNanotechnology, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Big Data Analyticsand the Internet of Things are open to the enterprises housed at Lefkippos.Moreover productive synergies are encouraged and well funded collaborationswith research groups in a variety of sectors where Demokritos maintains astrong world presence: Advanced Materials, Telecommunications, Life Sciencesand Health, Energy, Environment and Climate Change, Safety, Security andHeritage Sciences. In addition unique, at the national level, infrastructure isalso available in Nuclear Technology and Radioprotection. Companies atLefkippos enjoy intense networking activities with funding organizations, VCs,other investors and large multinational corporations. In addition they receivesupport 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 academiccommunity and the market. Τhe TTO offers services like; commercializationassessment of research results, business development support, preparation foraccess to finance (i.e. from competitions, angel investors, VCs), IPR managementprocedures as well as the creation of spin-off companies. The TTO applies anopen door policy and networks with public, private institutions and enterprisesto expand the valorization prospects of the research results of AUTH. The TTOAUTH promotes synergies between teaching, research and entrepreneurship,through awareness, counseling and business coaching and Technology TransferManagement (so far 75 Patents, 44Licenses and 11 Spin-offs).
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