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  • 1. P. Ignatiadis& A.Saitakis Foundation for Research and Technology Hellas 'Innovation Hubs' Session IRE Annual Conference Ennis, Ireland 25/05/2007 Technology clusters in Greece
  • 2. Outline of the presentation
    • Presentation of the hub (FORTH Activities)
    • Biological Food Cluster
    • Hellenic Semi-Conductor Industry Association
    • Hellenic Biotechnology Cluster
    • Social Economy Cluster
    • Regional Innovation Pole in Crete
    • Services of the Hub
    • Results/Impacts
  • 3. SOCIETY REGION Research Spin off Education Incubation SME support Excellence FORTH ACTIVITIES CITIES STEPC IRC H-F
  • 4.
    • Location: Thessaloniki, Greece Website: http:// biofood.sbbe.gr
    • Organisation Profile: The Organic Product cluster is a recently (2006) established cluster covering the whole country and aiming to promote organic products and support organic farming in Greece. FORTH is between the founding members of
    • Cluster’s activities include:
    • policy making
    • Supporting international/national cooperation
    • information on new technologies/methods in organic farming
    • The cluster comprises of organic food producers, food industries,
    • organic farms, consulting and certification organisations.
    A) Organic Product Cluster (OPC)
  • 5.
    • Joint Activities (OPC - FORTH) :
    • Company mission in Biofach 2007, Nuremberg, Germany
    • International Technology Transfer event and workshop, Detrop 2007
    • Dissemination of Technological Offers & Requests
    • Information & Support on Innovation financing
    Contact Person: Mr Epaminondas Christophilopoulos , E-mail: [email_address] , Tel: +30 2310 552791 , Fax: +30 2310 552790
  • 6. B) Hellenic Semiconductor Industry Association Location: Athens , Greece Website: http://www.hellenic-SIA.org Organisation Profile : Contact Details : Hellenic Semiconductor industry Association 2 Marathonos Avenue , Pikermi, Athens Email: website@ hellinic-sia.org, [email_address]
  • 7.
    • Location: Athens, Greece Website: http://www.hbio.gr/
    • Profile: HBio is aiming at the promotion of the Greek Life Sciences business sector and the facilitation of business & research collaborations between Greek and foreign companies and research groups.
    • - Started in 2004, legal entity was set up in 2006
    • - FORTH: main driving force for HBio’s establishment, founding member animator of the cluster.
    • Cluster activities include:
    • Networking with basic players in GR, incl. policy makers
    • HBio & member’s activities promotion at GR/ international level
    • Facilitation of international co-operation and technology transfer
    • The cluster comprises Greek companies in the sector s of Biotechnology, Diagnostics, Medical Devices, Pharmaceuticals and Services .
    C) Hellenic Bio Cluster (HBio)
  • 8.
    • Recent Joint Activities ( HBio - FORTH) :
    • Joint stand at MEDICA 2006
    • Networking with other Life Sciences clusters
    • in Europe
    • Information & Support on Innovation financing ,
    • promotion of partner searches for FP7 projects
    Contact Person: M s Rosa Kardara , E-mail: rosa @help-forward.gr , Tel: +30 2 10 3607690, Fax: +30 210 3636109
  • 9. D) Social Economy Cluster
    • Location : Crete
    • Organization profile : The development of the cluster is based on the Leader+ and EQUAL EU programmes
    • Social economy enterprises have been established through Leader & Leader+ programmes in the rural areas of Crete. Main activities are production of local products (women cooperatives).
    • The cluster is supported through EQUAL programme and includes
    • women cooperatives, individuals working in rural areas and co-
    • operations of handicapped people.
    • Expected to start late 2007
    Contact Person: Mr A.Saitakis, Science and Technology Park of Crete E-mail:saitakis@stepc.gr Tel: +30 2810 391908 , Fax: +30 2810 391906
  • 10. MUTUAL LEARNING PLATFORM SPIN OFF CREATION AND TECH/TRANSFER RTD COLLABORATION E) Regional Innovation Pole of Crete IT TECHNOLOGIES BIOTECHNOLOGIES MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES INNOVATIVE SERVICES ENERGY IT REGIONAL FORESIGHT REGIONAL BENCHMARKING MANAGEMENT OF THE GROWTH POLE INNOVATION POLE IN CRETE (2007-2008)
  • 11. Services of the hub
    • Organising tailored inward cluster missions, based on Tech. Watch/ Market Research
    • Pursuing networking and lobbying with regional (and international) authorities, policy makers and economic development players
    • Organisation of meetings/ workshops/ info-days
    • Supporting business development by networking members with national funding organisations and private equity/ venture capital firms
    • Promoting the collective views & interests of its members to the National Authorities
    • Facilitating the settlement of issues related to the economic/ legal/ regulatory framework in the relevant business sector in Crete/ Greece
    • Organisation of outward company missions to innovative cluster regions in Europe and inward company missions tailored to members needs
    • Supporting members for participation in international brokerage events
  • 12. Results/Impacts
    • In most cases clusters not fully operational
    • National/Regional Funding is available for the creation and growth of clusters
    • Strategic Research agendas are often missing
    • Efforts to create a mega-cluster
    • No sign for regional competitiveness and job creation
    • Big players are missing
  • 13.
    • Technology Clusters in Greece
    • Panagiotis Ignatiadis Artemis Saitakis
    • FORTH
    • Science and Technology Park of Crete
    • Help-Forward Network
    • www.stepc.gr , www.help-forward.gr