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  • October 5th-7th, 2015

    The Venue

    Corfu Holiday Palace Hotel
  • Corfu, October 5th-7th, 2015

    Outstanding participants

    16+ start-ups from 8 countries
  • October 5th-7th, 2015

    Corfu Innovation Summit

    Corfu, Greece
  • Corfu, Greece

    Corfu Innovation Summit

    October 5th-7th, 2015

About

The Corfu Innovation Summit: entrepreneurship meets innovation!

3 days, 16+ start-ups, 12+ investors, 1 location

October 5th-7th, 2015, Corfu, Greece

 

Participants

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Miha Prebil

Miha Prebil

Miha Prebil is the CEO of Coinvest investment platform that connects regional high-tech startups with emerging innovative ecosystem and helps them obtain necessary assets: capital, access to market and managerial skills. In Pacinno he works as a WP8 leader with a vision to expand Coinvest to the rest of the Adriatic region. He is also a PhD student in entrepreneurship with a market traction in the field. His main focus is design thinking, especially entrepreneurial characteristics and methodologies that foster creativity and innovation activity.

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Riccardo Barberi

Riccardo Barberi

Riccardo Cristoforo Barberi is a Full Professor of Applied Physics and Head of the Physics Department of University of Calabria. Its main research fields are soft matter, optics and photonics. Author of 154 international scientific ISI papers and 15 patents. H-index=27 with more than 2400 total citations and more than 1000 citations in the last 5 years. Visiting researcher during 1985, 1987, 1988 and 1990 at the Laboratoire de Physique des Solides of the University of Paris XI, Orsay, France. Visiting professor during 2004 at University of Paris VI and University of Paris VII, France. Member of the Management Board of “proton”, an European Network on Technological Transfer, during 2006. Member of the Direction Board of the Italian Network on Technological Transfer “NetVal” in the period 2004-2006 and member of the Direction Board of the Association “NetVal” since 2007. Referee of several International Physics Journals (Nature, Phys. Rev. Lett., Phys. Rev. E, Appl. Phys. Lett., JOP, MCLC, …). Evaluator for the European Commission, for the Swiss National Science Foundation, for the US National Science Foundation and for Italian Public Institutions. Supervisor of 12 PhD theses and director of experimental physics researches in Condensed Matter Physics (1990-2015). Responsible of 18 research projects at national and European level. Member of Senato Accademico at University of Calabria (2013-2015); Member of the Board of Directors of Calpark, the Scientific Park of Calabria, and Responsible of Projects Development (2008-2015); Member of the Scientific Committee of the MIUR Excellence Centre for the Study of Innovative Functional Materials at University of Calabria (2004-2015); Co-founder and member of the Directory Board of NetVal, Italian Association for the Technological Transfer of Universities and Network for the Valorization of University Research (2003-2015); Member of the Directory Board of PNICube, Italian Association of Universities Startup Incubators (2010-2015); Member of the Steering Committee for Star, the new X-ray source facility of University of Calabria (2015); Founder and Director of TechNest, the start-up incubator of the University of Calabria (2010-2013); Rector Delegate for startup incubation policy and relationships with companies (2012-2013); President of the Commission for Patents and Spin Off of University of Calabria (2003-2013); Scientific Coordinator of the Industrial Liaison Office of University of Calabria (2003-2011); Rector Delegate for Technological Transfer & Research at University of Calabria (2003-2011); Member of the Directory Board of Proton, European Association of European TT offices of public research centres (2009);
Member of the technical-scientific committee of the program ILO2 of ARTI Puglia on regional technological transfer (2010-2014).

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Lina Roussou

Lina Roussou

Lina Roussou was born in Belgian Congo and grew up in Corfu. She studied French Philology at Athens University and then received her diploma as a Translator from the Department of Foreign Languages, Translation and Interpreting of the Ionian University. From 1983 until 2006 she worked as a journalist, initially at ERA Kerkyra and then at a number of newspapers and local TV channels. As a translator she collaborates with the French, English, and Belgian consulate. She has also serves as a consultant of the General Secretary of the Periphery of the Ionian Islands from 1994 to 2002. From 2002 to present, she is a member of the Interim Managing Authority of ESPA projects in the Periphery of the Ionian Islands.

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Adamantia G. Pateli

Adamantia G. Pateli

Adamantia G. Pateli holds the position of Assistant Professor of Information Systems at the Department of Informatics of the Ionian University, Corfu, Greece. She holds a B.Sc. Degree in Informatics (specialization in Information Systems) from the Athens University of Economics and Business (AUEB), a Masters Degree in Electronic Commerce from the University of Manchester, and a PhD degree from the Department of Management Science and Technology of the Athens University of Economics and Business (AUEB). She has published more than 40 research articles in European and international peer-reviewed conferences as well as in leading academic journals, such as Information & Management, European Journal of Information Systems, Journal of Organizational Change Management, International Journal of Technology Management, Electronic Markets, Journal of Theoretical and Applied Electronic Commerce Research, International Journal of Web Engineering and Technology, International Journal of E-Services and Mobile Applications και Management Decision. Her current research interests lie in the areas of information systems management, eBusiness, business models, digital entrepreneurship, and strategic technology alliances.

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Phivos Mylonas

Phivos Mylonas

Dr. Phivos Mylonas received his Diploma in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) in 2001, his Master of Science (M.Sc.) in Advanced Information Systems from the National & Kapodestrian University of Athens (UoA) in 2003 and earned his Ph.D. degree (with distinction) at the former University (NTUA) in 2008. He is currently an Assistant Professor by the Department of Informatics of the Ionian University, Greece and collaborates as a Senior Researcher with the Image, Video and Multimedia Laboratory, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Department of Computer Science of the National Technical University of Athens, Greece. His research interests include content-based information retrieval, knowledge management and acquisi-tion, visual context representation and analysis, knowledge-assisted multimedia analysis, issues related to multimedia personalization, user adaptation, user modeling and profiling. He works actively in the field of bridging the gap between academia and businesses by fostering innovation and entrepreneurship activities and by leading Ionian University’s participation in the Platform for trans-Academic Cooperation in Innovation (PACiNNO project). He has published articles in 13 international journals and 19 book chapters, he is the author of 61 papers in international conferences and workshops, he has edited 10 books and is a guest editor of 8 international journals, he is a reviewer for 25 international journals and has been actively involved in the organization of 55 international conferences and workshops. He is a member of the Technical Chamber of Greece since 2001, a member of the Hellenic Association of Mechanical & Electrical Engineers since 2002 and a member of W3C since 2009, whereas he is a past member of IEEE (1999-2010) and ACM (2001-2010).

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Andrea Tracogna

Andrea Tracogna

Prof. Dr. Andrea Tracogna is Full Professor of Strategic Management at the University of Trieste, Italy, where he was the Head of the Department of Business administration and a member of the Academic Senate. In the same university he launched the first Business Plan competition and is currently coordinating a 6-million euro EU-funded project aimed at promoting innovation and technology transfer in the Adriatic macro-Region.
He is Deputy Dean at MIB School of Management, Trieste, Italy, where he heads the Full-time Masters Division, and directs the MBA in International Business program and the Corporate Master in Insurance and Risk Management, a postgraduate program run in collaboration with Allianz.
In the last years he has contributed to the establishment of a business accelerator and has been a member of the Advisory Board for a major Venture Capital Fund. For several years he has been a visiting lecturer on New Entrepreneurship and Small Business at Lingnan (University) College, Guangzhou, China.
His current research interests range from Internationalization Processes and Strategic Management of SMEs, to Innovation Management, New Ventures Start-up and Entrepreneurship.

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Guido Bortoluzzi

Guido Bortoluzzi

Guido Bortoluzzi is Team Manager for the University of Trieste of the PACINNO project and member of the management board and of the advisory board. He is also member of the expert group for WP4 and representative for the TTO office (WP9) for the lead beneficiary. He is Assistant Professor in Management at the Department of Economics, Management, Mathematics and Statistics ‘‘Bruno de Finetti’’ of the University of Trieste (Italy). He is lecturer of Management of Innovation at the University of Trieste, Italy and visiting lecturer in many international institutions worldwide. His research interests deals with SMEs, strategy and international business. He has published in several international journals, including Harvard Business Review (German edition), International Marketing Review, European Management Journal, European Business Review, Journal for International Business and Enterprise Development, Transformations in Business & Economics.

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Claudio Cozza

Claudio Cozza

Claudio Cozza is research fellow at the Department of Economics, Management, Mathematics and Statistics ‘‘Bruno de Finetti’’ of the University of Trieste (Italy). He holds a Degree (University of Rome ”La Sapienza”) and a Ph.D. (University of Ferrara) in industrial economics. His research interests include the Economics of Science, Technology and Innovation (mainly R&D internationalisation) and Foreign Direct Investment (of both Advanced and Emerging Multinational Corporations). He has been researcher at the European Commission JRC-IPTS, Seville, Spain; at ISTAT, the Italian National Statistical Office; and has conducted research and teaching activity in the Universities of Pavia, Piemonte Orientale, Ferrara, Urbino and Bolzano (Italy) and Sussex (UK). His mother language is Italian and he is fluent in English and Spanish.

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Damir Mujić

Damir Mujić

Damir Mujic has over 18 years of entrepreneurial experience in the ICT industry and is a founder and director of Avalon, one of the leading regional web hosting providers. It was founded in 1997, and currently provides web hosting services to more than 16,000 internet domain names. The company has offices in Croatia and New York. During his career he has implemented numerous acquisitions and mergers, enlarging his company’s portfolio.

“Through advice, mentoring, financing and acquisition of new interesting startups I see an opportunity to help many young smart people to achieve their life dream.”

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Cleopatra Bardaki

Cleopatra Bardaki

Dr. Cleopatra Bardaki holds a PhD in Information Systems and an MSc in Information Systems from Athens University of Economics and Business (AUEB) and a BSc (with honors) in Informatics and Telecommunications from University of Athens. Since 2005, she is a member of SCORE (Supply Chain and Demand Management, Collaboration and Electronic Services) group of ELTRUN Research Center of AUEB. She has participated as main researcher in leading edge research & development projects funded from the EU and the Greek General Secretary of Research and Development. Her doctoral research has been funded by a 4-year scholarship from Bodossaki Foundation and she has received more academic distinctions and scholarships during her studies. Cleopatra has published over twenty papers in academic journals, proceedings of international academic conferences and edited books. Currently, Cleopatra’s research is partly funded from the Post-Doctoral Research Funding Program 2013-14 of Athens University of Economics and Business, Research Project Title: Information Quality Evaluation in the Internet of Things (Advisor: Professor G. Doukidis). – See more at: http://www.eltrun.gr/cleopatra-bardaki/?lang=en#sthash.vNYQCbaw.dpuf
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Stefan Schepers

Stefan Schepers

Stefan Schepers is the Secretary General of independent tripartite High Level Group on Innovation Policy Management. He is also the founder and chairman of the Governing Council of Mazungumzo-the African Forum in Brussels. Stefan is a visiting professor at University of Reading, Henley Business School (UK). He is the Former Director general of the European Institute of Public Administration (Maastricht, 1981-1990) and a consultant to business and governments on corporate strategy and public policy alignment, EPPA (Brussels) and AEAC (Johannesburg). He is also a Member of the Senate of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts.

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Tanja Tuš

Tanja Tuš

Tanja Tuš is the co-founder and co-owner of the third largest grocery store chain in Slovenia.
She has been present in the company from the very beginning in 1989 as co-founder. In the 26 years of work in the family company she has been the head of various departments within the company. Her favorite and most prominent work was done as the head of marketing, a position which she held for more than 10 years. In these 10 years the company and herself received the “advertiser of the year” award. In 2007 Tanja received the recognition of excellence “ARTEMIDA” from the Managers’ Association of Slovenia for the leadership of a large company. Today, Tanja works as the CEO of Engrotuš LLC and as a procurator of Group Tuš. From 2013 onward she has also been a supervisory board member for Prva Pokojninska Group (retirement hedge fund). Tanja Tuš works as a mentor in the CEED Institute of Slovenia. As an investor she has been searching for excellent startups in the field of commerce, e-commerce, production and other innovative projects.

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Branko Drobnak

Branko Drobnak

Branko Drobnak cooperated in more then 15 start up companies as an investor. He is the owner of Arima and a member of the Management Board of Alta Group d.d. He has a lifetime of experience with setting up and managing companies. He is a co-founder and the motor of the Business Angels Club of Slovenia where he also serves as the President. He also serves as a mentor in CEED Slovenia.

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Nikos Antoniou

Nikos Antoniou

Nikos Antoniou is an Investment Manager of the Piraeus VC-PE Group. He joined Piraeus Bank Group in April 2010 and as an Investment Manager has been responsible for searching, evaluating and executing various venture-capital types of investment opportunities. He is a member of the investment committee. Previously, for 2 years Nikos was an Associate Director of Investment Banking at ALPHA BANK. During June 2000- February 2008, he was an Account Officer of Investment Banking at PROTON BANK. During his investment banking years, Nikos advised several companies in initial public offerings, secondary equity offerings, M&A’s and tender offers. Nikos started his career worked for approx. 2 years at Prudential Securities in Atlanta, USA.

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Karen E. Wilson

Karen E. Wilson

Karen has been working at the OECD since 2009 where her work has focused on innovation, entrepreneurship, finance, and most recently social impact investment (see publication: http://www.oecd.org/sti/ind/social-impact-investment.htm).

Karen is also a Senior Fellow at Bruegel, an international economics think tank based in Brussels, an Associate Fellow at Said Business School at Oxford University and a Visiting Lecturer at the Stockholm School of Economics in Riga. She is a Board Member and Advisor of the European Foundation for Entrepreneurship Research (EFER), and serves as an expert on the European Commission Horizon 2020 Access to Risk Finance Advisory Group and on the World Economic Forum’s Global Advisory Council on the Creative Economy. She is also a member of the European Venture Philanthropy Association (EVPA) Policy Committee.

Karen was a Senior Fellow at the Kauffman Foundation from 2008-2012 and is the Founder of GV Partners in 2004. Earlier, Karen worked with international venture capital firm, Index Ventures, and before that was part of the senior management team at the World Economic Forum in Geneva, Switzerland. Previously, she served as the Executive Director of the Global Initiative at Harvard Business School. Her earlier experience includes investment banking and consulting.

She received, with honors, a Bachelors of Science in Mathematics and Management from Carnegie Mellon University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

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Panagiotis Kourouthanassis

Panagiotis Kourouthanassis

Assistant Professor’s Panagiotis Kourouthanassis current area of expertise focuses on Information Systems and E-Goverment issues. He holds a BSc in Informatics from the Athens University of Economics and Business, a MSc in Decision Sciences from the Athens University of Economics and Business and a PhD in Information Systems from the Department of Management Science and Technology of the Athens University of Economics and Business. His research interests include among others electronic business, electronic government, and information systems management.

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Panagiotis Vlamos

Panagiotis Vlamos

Dr. Panayiotis Vlamos is Associate Professor in the Department of Informatics at the Ionian University. He received his Diploma in Mathematics from the University of Athens and his Ph.D. degree in Mathematics from the National Technical University of Athens, Greece. He has (co-) authored more than 120 papers in international journals, conferences and book chapters. He is director of “Computational Modeling Lab” at the Department of Informatics, Ionian University. He is also (co-) author of more than 9 educational books and creator of several educational materials. He has been member or principal investigator of several research projects on Mathematical Modeling and Simulation. His research interests mainly concern mathematical modeling in Bioinformatics, algorithms on recent advances in Neuroinformatics, image restoration problems and physical- chemical engineering problems, discrete mathematics and mathematical modeling in Education.

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Nicola Redi

Nicola Redi

Nicola Redi is Investment Director in Vertis SGR, managing Venture Capital operations. He was Italian representative in the High Level Group for Innovation Policy Management, a task force promoted by the European Council in charge of designing the new European innovation policies. Before joining Vertis he served TTVenture, the first Italian venture capital fund focused on technology transfer, as Chief Investment & Technology Officer. He was also founder and CEO of SeedLab, among the top Italian startup accelerator programs. Prior to entering the venture capital industry, Nicola held global and EMEA responsibilities in research and new product development in Pirelli Tyres and Ideal Standard International. Nicola holds a MSc in Aeronautic Engineering from Politecnico di Milano, an MBA with gratest honors from Bocconi University and a PhD in Management from Aston Business School in Birmingham.

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Getting to Corfu

Corfu’s international airport, titled “Ioannis Kapodistrias” (int’l code CFU) can be reached through many cities in Europe. In addition, you can come to Corfu by car though the port of Igoumenitsa. To get information on the time-schedule of ferries call +302661365200. The duration of the journey is approx. 1 hour and 25 minutes to two hours, depending on the boat.

General information on public transportation for Corfu

Public transportation in Corfu is divided based on different colors:

  • the (mostly) green colored buses, also called “ktel” or “iperastiko“, link suburban/ interurban areas with the main town of Corfu, Kerkyra or “poli“.
  • the blue colored buses, called “astiko“, that although are titled as urban service, also service suburban areas.

Taxi service

The max price for one way taxi transfer to/from Corfu Airport or Corfu Port or green bus terminal to almost everywhere in Corfu town is aorund18-20 euros. Each taxi is licensed to carry up to 4 people, including children and their luggage. You can also request special services such as transportation for people with special needs, unattended children or VIP. The call for this appointment must be placed at least 24 hours previously. Complete passenger transport services 24 hours a day.

Book your taxi on +30 26610 33811 or visit http://taxidriver-corfu.blogspot.gr/ or http://www.corfutaxi.gr/

From the airport (Int’l code CFU)
The easiest way to come from airport to you accommodation is by taking a taxi, while the distance to downtown Corfu is less than 1.5 kilometer (approximately 6-8 euros).

From the port
The easiest way to come from port to your accommodation is by taking a taxi, if the destination is not the nearby Corfu Town and you do not have a lot of personnel luggage. Also, the port offers a free of charge bus that carries boat passengers to the eastern-most part of the port that should make a walk to downtown Corfu less than 20 minutes (1.4 kilometers).

 

General info

Corfu Greece’s greenest and most cosmopolitan island is famous for its beautiful coastline, picturesque villages and scenic countryside. Corfu (or Kerkyra) is one of the most favorite destinations in Greece and the Greek Islands and attracts hundreds thousands of tourists annually. It is a very beautiful island, part of the Ionian Islands and has a lot of verdant vegetation, amazing beaches, superb Venetian architecture, picturesque villages, lively nightlife and a great cosmopolitan way of life. Corfu is very green. Its hot and dry summers along with winter rain create lush vegetation which is dominated by over 2 million olive trees.

Corfu Airport: Flying to Corfu, for most Europeans, is an easy flight lasting less than 3 hours. Corfu’s International airport (Kapodistrias) is located on the edge of Corfu (Kerkyra) town, it is modern and compact. During the summer months (May to October) there are regular charter flights from most European countries to Corfu. Domestic flights (from Athens) operate all year round.

Corfu Port: Corfu’s port is at the edge of Corfu (Kerkyra) town. Ferries from Greek mainland (Igumenitsa and Patra) offer a regular service as well as ferries from Italy (Venice, Ancona and Brindisi). Corfu port is also a popular stop for visiting cruise ships.

Driving to Corfu: If you want to drive to Corfu, you can take the regular ferries from Italy and the Greek mainland to Corfu. The roads of Corfu are generally in good condition, even if unavoidably steep and twisting in some locations. Renting a car on Corfu is the most flexible way of exploring. The roads, although often narrow, are easy to drive. A well as renting a car though, you can also consider taking a bus or use a local taxi. Do not forget that you can rent a motor boat – and no license is required! Renting a boat will be the experience of your Corfu holiday.

Achillion Palace in Corfu: The Palace was built in the 1890’s as a summer palace for “Sissi”, Austria’s Empress Elizabeth (King Otto of Greece was her uncle). The Palace, located in the village of Gastouri, was the residence of Elizabeth (Sissy), the Empress of Austria as the solace of her soul. It was used as her summer retreat. Later the Kaiser Wilhelm of Germany bought the Palace. Directly below, on the coast, is the unusual Kaiser’s bridge, the stone built jetty where the Kaiser set out on his yacht for swimming trips. The Palace is definitely a place to take your camera. This beautiful building in picturesque gardens overlooks the sea and Corfu town. Achillion Palace is one of the most popular tourist destinations on Corfu. To see pictures from this palace please visit:

http://www.galenfrysinger.com/achillion_palace_corfu_greece.htm

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