Agenda

Day 1

16 May 2024

European & Athenian Ecosystem

09:30 – 10:00  

Registration & Coffee

10:00 – 10:15  

Welcome to Start for Future Summit – Athenian Nexus
Prof. Dimitrios Bourantonis, Rector of AUEB

10:15 – 11:00  

Policy Initiatives for Innovation & Entrepreneurship
Moderated by Prof. Katerina Pramatari. Scientific Coordinator, ACEin AUEB, Partner, UniFund

Kyriakos Pierrakakis, Minister of Education, Religious Affairs and Sports, Greece (TBC)
Milena Stoycheva, Minister of Innovation & Growth, Bulgaria

11:00 – 11:45  

Igniting the Innovation Ecosystem in Europe 
Moderated by Tom Nugent, Newsletter Editor, Sifted 

Lynne Cadenhead – Professor, Royal Society Entrepreneur in Residence Edinburgh Napier University, Chair Women’s Enterprise Scotland
Panos Mitsios
, Co-founder and COO, TEKMON 
Prof. Klaus Sailer – HM Hochschule München University of Applied Sciences and managing director of Strascheg Center for Entrepreneurship
Dr. Martin Vendel – Academy Director of ΕΙΤ Urban Mobility

11:45 – 12:00  

Coffee Break

12:00 – 12:30  

University Born Startups & Research Commercialization
Moderated by Dr. Stratos Baloutsos, Head of Technology Transfer, AUEB 

Apostolos Papakonstantinou, Co-Founder, Sci Drones
David Photien
, Partner, Freiraum Ventures

Daphne Tsevreni, Co-Founder & Chief Financial Officer, Clio Muse

12:30 – 12:45  

Learnings and Outcomes

12:45 – 13:30  

The SFF Network – How to create and sustain a European Network
Dr. Vasiliki Koniakou, Law & Technology Expert, ACEin AUEB
Pavlina Vujovic, Head of Internationalization, Strascheg Center for Entrepreneurship and Managing Director, SFF Cooperative

The SFF Cooperative
Dr. Stratos Baloutsos, Head of Technology Transfer, ACEin AUEB, and Head of Operations, SFF Cooperative
Nick Fannin, Head of Enterprise, Edinburgh Napier University and Director of Partnerships, SFF Cooperative
Pavlina Vujovic, Head of Internationalization, Strascheg Center for Entrepreneurship and Managing Director, SFF Cooperative

13:30-14:30  

Lunch & Speed Dating

14:30-16:00  

Athenian Nexus Investor Day | Pitches (PART #1)
DeepTech Vertical (core room
5’ per startup & 10’ Q&A

Circular Economy Vertical (Room no.1)
5’ per startup & 10’ Q&A

Culture & Tourism Vertical (Room no.2)
5’ per startup & 10’ Q&A

16:00-16:30  

Coffee Break

16:30-18:00  

Athenian Nexus Investor Day | Pitches (PART #2)
DeepTech Vertical (core room)
Circular Economy Vertical (Room no.1)
Culture & Tourism Vertical (Room no.2)

18:00-18:30  

Closing

Day 2

17 May 2024

European & Athenian Ecosystem

09:30 – 09:50

Registration & Coffee

09:50 – 10:00

Welcome to DAY 2 – Program Overview
Angeliki Karagiannaki, Managing Director, ACEin

10:00 – 12:25

Co-Creation & Policy Making Unit (Part 1)

Workshop Phase 1: “Mediterranean in Crisis”

Workshop Phase 2: “Challenge Identification & Prioritization”

Workshop Phase 3: “Island Hopping, pt.1”

12:25 – 12:40

Coffee Break

12:40 – 13:55

Co-Creation & Policy Making Unit (Part 2)

Workshop Phase 4: “Island Hopping, pt. 2”

13:55 – 14:30

14:30 – 15:00

Lunch Break

Research Commercialization: Lessons Learned and Opportunities for the Regional Ecosystem

ACEin
Cyprus Seeds 

Mind the Minds 
NCSR Demokritos

15:00 – 15:15

Co-Creation & Policy Making Unit (Part 3)

Workshop Phase 5: “End of Journey”

15:15-15:30

Coffee Break

15:30-17:30

International Startup Competition | The “Athenian Agora” Awards
Moderated by Angeliki Karagiannaki, Managing Director, ACEin

Idea Stage
MVP Stage
Pilot & Launch to Market Stage

17:30-18:00

Wrap-up and Closing Session

Registrations have started! Book your ticket here.

Speakers

Speakers and Participants of the Summit will be announced in April 2024.

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