smartHEALTH participates in the conference “Innovation in Northern Greece and the Supporting Bodies 4.0”

smartHEALTH, as a digital innovation hub, will participate in the two-day conference titled “Innovation in Northern Greece and its Supporting Bodies 4.0,” an initiative of Smart Attica EDIH. The conference will take place on Thursday, May 4, and Friday, May 5, at 10:30 am at OK!Thess in Thessaloniki.

During the second day of the conference (Friday, May 5), Mr. Pantelis Natsiavas, a researcher at the Institute of Applied Biosciences of the National Center for Research and Technological Development (INAB|CERTH), will represent the smartHEALTH consortium. He will participate in the panel session titled “Digital Innovation Hubs and Competence Centers” from 16:20 to 17:00. This event aims to map innovation in Northern Greece and specifically present the EDIH projects along with Competence Centers.

According to the organizers, the conference, through 22 panels, 150 speakers, and 10 workshops, will map innovation in Northern Greece, addressing key questions: What does innovation mean in Northern Greece today? Who does it concern? Which sectors of the economy does it affect? Which bodies support the efforts of groups and businesses to innovate? What financial tools are available? What other assistance is provided? What opportunities and challenges has the pandemic created in Northern Greece?

55 central bodies and organizations participate in discussions and workshops, coming to Northern Greece to meet and network with local authorities.

The conference will be held at OK!Thess, Komotinis 2, starting at 10:30 am.

Registration for attending the conference can be done at the following address: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSethMgbTHHY0dazw3CY2o3g1HBwAaDNP5ZC1_rI-1kwkvHwnw/viewform?pli=1&pli=1

Bootcamp Match & Develop a Startup Thess 5.0.

On Saturday, May 6, and Sunday, May 7, the Bootcamp Match & Develop a Startup Thess 5.0 will take place for research teams and startups at the National Center for Research and Technological Development (CERTH), 6th km Charilaou-Thermi, in the ground floor areas of the Central Administration building (foyer, “Michail Gerasimos Strintzis” auditorium, “Zephyros” room, and “Library”).

During the Bootcamp, companies will have the opportunity to discuss their idea with local entrepreneurs, attend seminars, and receive guidance from fund managers. On Sunday, presentations will be made to a judging committee. One company will win direct entry to Phase II of the 14th Innovation & Technology Competition, and awards will be given by collaborating companies and organizations.

Registrations for participation in the Bootcamp can be submitted at the following address: https://ec.europa.eu/eusurvey/runner/registrationBootcampMatchandDevelop2023

Both events are part of the Smart Attica EDIH initiative. The conference is co-organized for the fourth year by the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, the NBG Business Seeds program of the National Bank, the Municipality of Thessaloniki, OK!Thess, the Alexandrian Innovation Zone, CERTH, Tecs Capital, the Athens Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation (ACEin) of the Athens University of Economics and Business, the Archimedes Center of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Endeavor Greece, Uni.fund, Metavallon, Bayer Hellas, the Hellenic-American Chamber of Commerce, and the Hellenic Development and Investment Bank, with the generous support of the Microsoft for Startups Founders Hub platform.

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