Innovation Policy Interface Committee
As innovation is a key factor
for the development and implementation of a large
part of the Structural Funds and operational programs
in Greece, there is a necessity to network such
activities and results.
The proposed overall program
for Epirus aspires to promote innovative entrepreneurial
activities in the region. This implies that will
not only look into the future through the foresight
initiative and the new investment opportunities
it will also use existing action lines supporting
innovation from other programs.
Synergies for entrepreneurship
can be created though an effective combination
of policies. As a result the creation of an Innovation
Policy Interface Committee may become and advisory
tool for the region. Its work will be to combine
information and act as a filter in order to avoid
duplication of actions or to stress needs. The
role will be only advisory. more...
The objective of this pilot action
is the development of an e-commerce facility in
the region of Epirus, assist 35-40 enterprises
in order to introduce e-commerce into their activities,
and pave the way of introducing e-commerce among
the enterprises of the region at a broader scale.
The pilot action is proposed her stems from the
RIS Strategy of the region, and complements with
the action plan of the region for Information
Society program, that will also be funded through
the CSF 2000 2006. more...
Results of the Action
1st Venture Capital Forum
- Venture Capital in Greece and the role of
New Economy Fund (TA.NE.O.),
- The role of Business Angels and Corporate
Investors in the promotion of private financing.
- Proof of Concept A tool for the improvement
of the process of better exploitation of research
- Services and products of six private venture
17 preliminary meetings were taken place in
Science and Technology Park of Epirus among pre-selected
local entrepreneurs and venture capitalists in
order to investigate the potentialities of funding
dynamic business ideas.
2nd Venture Capital Forum
The 2nd Forum took place in the second day of
Week (16/ 05/06)
1st Phase: (Presentations)
Regional Economies & Innovation Policy.
New Economy Enterprises and Venture Capital.
New entrepreneurial Actions through Public -
Private sector partnership.
Trade Zones: Tools for development on Regional
First Tourism Cluster in Epirus.
1 meeting took place in Science and Technology
Park of Epirus among a local entrepreneur and
a greek venture capital fund, who have already
met during the 1st VC Forum, in order to define
the business cooperation framework.