Press Release
Athens, 12 March 2013

Successful completion of the international Athens B2B Networking Event held at NCSR “Demokritos”


On Tuesday, March 12th , 2013 the two-day international event on “Europe 2020 Strategy for Growth: Promoting Business Partnerships in Greece”, which was hosted at the National Center for Scientific Research “Demokritos”, was successfully completed.

The second day was dedicated to the B2B Networking Event with approximately 600 companies from Greece and abroad to respond positively to the invitation of Enterprise Europe Network – Hellas. The bilateral meetings were held at the specially designed areas of the library of the Center providing the opportunity to Greek and foreign companies as well as to research organizations to explore possibilities for cooperation and expansion of their business in Europe. At the same time, cluster meetings (C2C meetings) were held within the premises of the NCSR “Demokritos” Main Auditorium.

It is the first time that an event of such a significance, which covered six sectors indentified as key contributors to development - namely, Agrifood / Food processing, Materials and Key Enabling Technologies (KETs), Energy, Information & Communication Technologies, Pharmaceuticals / Health sciences, Tourism - and was under the auspices of the Greek Government and European Commission took place in Europe. Moreover, the fact that this event was held at the largest Research Center of Greece marks, among other things, the need to promote a development strategy based on research and innovation.

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Photos from the first day of the event on “Europe 2020 Strategy for Growth: Promoting Business Partnerships in Greece”, which was hosted at the National Center for Scientific Research “Demokritos”, on Monday, March 11th, 2013”

Greece’s Prime Minister, Antonis Samaras, was welcomed by the Director & President of the Board of the NCSR “Demokritos”, Dr. Nikos Kanellopoulos
Prime Minister, Antonis Samaras, during his opening speech
Vice President of EC Antonio Tajani also gave a speech
The Greek Minister for Development, Competitiveness, Infrastructure, Transport & Networks, Mr. Kostis Hatzidakis

The workshop was held at the Main Auditorium of NCSR “Demokritos”

The B2B Networking Event was held at the NCSR “Demokritos” library on Tuesday, March 12th, 2013



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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.


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