Agia Paraskevi, 13 June 2013 

First Hellenic Forum for Science, Technology and Innovation at N.C.S.R. “Demokritos”

The National Center for Scientific Research “Demokritos” organizes the first Hellenic Forum for Science, Technology and Innovation on July 17-19, 2013.

The reason for organizing this event is to strengthen research and innovation, nowadays being more than ever necessary to enhance the competitiveness and productivity of the country. Scientists of Diaspora could be a great help to this effort. The Hellenic Forum Science, Innovation and Technology aims at building bridges between the research community in Greece and distinguished scientists living and working abroad in order to enhance scientific and technology transfer collaborations for innovation.

The program will include a series of lectures on Nanotechnology, Energy and Environment, Life Sciences, ICT, Particle and Nuclear Physics. Also, speakers and guests will visit the exhibition of Greek Innovation Technologies, while on July, 18th a Social Greek Night will take place. The event will close with presentations by organization and company representatives on enhancing innovation in the Greek as well as international business environment.


Download the program of the 1st Hellenic Forum for Science, Technology and Innovation here

Abstracts and Short CVs

Download the abstracts and the short CVs of the Hellenic Forum Speakers here.

The Talks

Prof. Achilleas Gravanis Developing agonists of neurotrophin receptors with neuroprotective and neurogenic properties
Assoc. Prof. Dimitrios Stamatialis Novel technologies for blood purification
Prof. George P. Chrousos Σήμα μετάδοσης γλυκοκορτικοειδών: κλινικές προεκτάσεις
Prof. Themis Bowcock Fundamental Physics to 2030 – challenges for Europe
Prof. Efthimios Kaxiras Predicting and interpreting complex phenomena through multiscale modelling
Dr. Georges Kotrotsios The role and the impact of a R&D Center in Switzerland and beyond its borders
Dr. Odysseas Cartalos Leading research institutions: an EU-funded opportunity for an innovation jump in Greece
Prof. Dimitris Assimakopoulos The New ‘Argonauts’ and Network Innovation
Prof. Theodore B. Trafalis Kernel methods with imbalanced data and applications
Assoc. Prof. Α. Stefanidis Extracting Geospatial Information from Social Media Feeds
Dr. Kostas Tsakalis Real–time considerations in the localization and control of epileptic seizures
Prof. Doros N. Theodorou Molecular Simulations of Polymers
Dr. Dimitri N. Argyriou European Spallation Source: A source for discovery and innovation
Prof. Nikos Stergiopulos Development of front line and clinically relevant medical technology in the academic lab
Prof. Paschalis Alexandridis Ionic liquids: Task-specific solvents for benign processing and solutes for functional products
Prof. Joseph Sifakis Creating Greek Innovation Ecosystems
Mr. Dionysis Tsagris Υποστήριξη της Καινοτομικής Επιχειρηματικότητας – η περίπτωση του Start Up Greece
Prof. Ioannis Economou Οικονομική και Κοινωνική Ανάπτυξη στο Κατάρ με βάση την Έρευνα και την Καινοτομία (Vision 2030)
Prof. John S. Baras Universities and Research Centers as Agents for Economic Development
Dr. Nikos Kanellopoulos The Metropolitan Innovation Campus at “Demokritos”
Dr. Angelos Pangratis Διεθνές Εμπόριο, Ανταγωνιστικότητα, Καινοτομία, Ανάπτυξη και Θέσεις Απασχόλησης
Dr. Konstantinos Fostiropoulos Engineering of hybrid interfaces in small molecule organic photovoltaic devices
Prof. Yannis C. Yortsos The NAE Grand Challenges: An Inspiration for our Times
Mr. Yiannis Kotsis-Giannarakis Innovation and Technology born in Greece go global
Mr. George Dimitriou Καινοτομία και ΤΠΕ στη Β. Ελλάδα
Dr. Marianna Ralli Integrating primary science in cosmetics natural products development
Mr. Kostas Troulos Μαζί στην Εκκίνηση!


Event Poster:

For the N.C.S.R. «Demokritos»

The National Center for Scientific Research (NCSR) "Demokritos" is the largest multidisciplinary research center in the country with substantial scientific research, technological and educational activities in the areas of: Health, Biology and Biotechnology, New Materials Micro & Nanotechnology, Environment - Energy and Sustainable Development, Information Technology & Telecommunications, Nuclear Physics & Elementary Particle Physics, Nuclear Technology & Radiation Protection, Cultural Heritage.

For more information pls contact:

NCSR "Demokritos", Public Relations & Press Office,
Tel. +30-210-650-3002,