NEWS AND EVENTS

SEMINARS ON:
“INNOVATION AND THE MODERNIZATION OF THE LOCAL SMEs”

As part of the RIS of Epirus European program, the Region of Epirus and the BIC are organizing 4 seminars (one each prefecture of the region).

The program of the seminar includes:

PART A: The new international realities, the new competitive status and the need for innovation.
PART B:

Innovation and modernization
Marketing
Business planing

PART C: Examples of innovating companies
PART D:

Productivity and innovation
Conclusions

The seminar have 8-hours duration, are completed in a day and are tought by Dr. K.A. Masmanidis (an ex-managing director of Dow chemicals – Hellas and president of the Greek Chemical business association).

For more information on the seminars:

BIC of Epirus: Mrs. Athanasia Chrysafi or www.bicepirus.gr/ris

FIRST SEMINAR:

Ioannina
Chamber of Commerce
14 November, 1999

SECOND SEMINAR:: Arta
Hotel Byzantino
18 December 2020
THIRD SEMINAR: Igoumenitsa
Chamber of Commerce
16 January, 2000
FOURTH SEMINAR: Preveza
Chamber of Commerce
29 January, 2000

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BUSINESS DIRECTORY OF REGION OF EPIRUS

The first business directory of the 170 biggest manufacturing SMEs of the Epirus regin will be published by the BIC, until the end of November 1999. The companies are grouped by location and sector of activities (financial and informational data for every company).

Copies of the directory will be available at the Epirus’ BIC: Mrs. Athanasia Chrysafi.

The data of the directory will soon be available at: www.bicepirus.gr/SMEs

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INTERREGIONAL CO-OPERATION MEETING (MARCH 2000)
Subject: Best practices of interregional co-operation for innovating, entrepreneurial development.

In the framework of the Epirus’ RIS program the second meeting of the European subgroup for interregional co-operation will take place in Ioannina, on the 30th of March 2000.

Representatives from the RIS/RITTS European network belong to the subgroup (approximately from RIS regions). The objective of the group is to propose:

Best practices of interregional co-operation for innovating, business development.

The first meeting of the group took place in Magdeburg, Germany, on the 7th - 8th of October 1999 (from the Epirus region the participant were Mr. Fotis Raptis (director of department of design & development, REGION OF EPIRUS, and Dr. Dimitris Skalkos (director, BIC of Epirus).

For more information on the RIS/RITTS subgroups: http://www.innovating-regions.org/

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WORKING GROUPS (RIS PROGRAM)

In order to:

.  Analyze the main technological and industrial trends in key sectors affecting the region’s economic development, 

.  Propose innovative actions which will assist the development of these sectors (part of the regional innovative strategy of the region’s-end result of the RISof Epirus’ program)

working groups of experts have been organized in the following sectors of activities:

These working groups have been created during the second part of 1999, and have been meeting, since then  (pilot phase).  These groups, expanded with more participants, will be meeting systematically during the year 2000, and the years after.  All 6 groups will meet at the same place three times, during the first quarter of 2000:

First meeting in Metsovo, Ioannina, 26 & 27th of February
Second meeting in Igoumenitsa (middle of March)
Third meeting in Preveza (beginning of April)

 For more information see: link: working groups at the ris website

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