Program
Main Stage
October 23rd, 2019
GreenTechSymposium
October 23rd, 2019
Main Stage
October 24th, 2019
GreenTechSymposium
October 24th, 2019
10.30 - 11.30
Registration
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11.30 - 12.30
Opening Forum Ceremony
Christos Nikoloudis, CEO & Founder, Mantis Business Innovation, Curator, StartupNow Forum | Konstantinos Aravossis, Assoc. Professor, NTUA, General Secretary for Natural Environment and Water, Greek Ministry of Environment and Energy, Scientific Responsible, GreenTech Symposium |(TBA) Municipality of Athens
12.30 - 12.45
Rewarding Recycling in Greece: a good practice to increase recycling targets
Ilias Moustairas, Chief Executive Officer, Rewarding Packaging Recycling S.A.
12.45 - 13.00
Anchoring in a fast changing world
Michalis Tsarbopoulos, Chief Digital Officer, Eurobank
13.00 -13.40
Greek Government vs Greek Startup Ecosystem…The Future is yet in our power
Coordinators: Christos Nikoloudis, CEO & Founder, Mantis Business Innovation & Athina Polina Dova , COO and Co-Founder, Owiwi. | Christos Dimas, Deputy Minister for Research and Technology, Ministry of Development and Investments | Grigoris Dimitriadis, Secretary General, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Hellenic Republic
13.40 - 14.20
Greek Startup Ecosystem and its allies…. Connection Requested
Coordinator: Antonis Papadopoulos, Project Manager, Athens Digital Lab, Municipality of Athens | Frode Overland Andersen, Ambassador, Embassy of Norway | Geoffrey R. Pyatt, Ambassador, U.S. Embassy & Consulate in Greece
14.20 - 15.00
The Equifund and all the new funding programs for the Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Dandolou Niki, Special Secretary for ERDF, CF and ESF Programmes, Ministry of Development and Investments | Fetsi Angeliki, Head of Managing Authority of the Operational Program: “Competitiveness, Entrepreneurship and Innovation”, Ministry of Development and Investments.
15.00 - 15.20
Digital Reality: Analytics & Customer Experience as the main pillars
Konstantinos Chlouverakis, Analytics & Customer Experience Lead, Deloitte
15.20 - 15.40
Introducing the EIT Manufacturing Innovation Community
Dr. Dimitris Mavrikios, Interim Chief Operating Officer, EIT Manufacturing | Dr. Konstantinos Georgoulias, Interim Director of EU Affairs and RIS, EIT Manufacturing
15.40 - 16.20
The internationalization and extroversion of Greek Agri - food businesses. Challenges and benefits.
Coordinator: Panagiotis Hatzilazaridis , General Director, Mana gi SMPC | Diomidis Theocharopoulos, Co-Founder, Beyond Exports Executive Diploma. | Dimitris Mitrakos, Founder, Yamas Drinks |Fei Makadasi , Research Analyst, Dianeosis
16.20 - 17.00
Disruption is an on-going, long-term, global megatrend…in what industries do Greek VCs invest in?
Coordinator: Christos Kotsakas, Journalist, Epixeiro.gr | Christos Gasteratos, Analyst, Marathon VC | George Dimopoulos, Partner, Venture Friends | Dimitris Tsingos , Founder, Starttech Ventures
17.00 - 17.20
CapsuleT: Greek Startups working on the future of tourism
Coordinators: Katerina Saridaki, Director, CapsuleT Travel & Hospitality Accelerator
17.20 - 17.40
The beginning of a new era for the tourism industry in Greece?
Fireside Chat: Konstantinos Tsaousis, Journalist & Founder, Ideas Lab | Konstantinos Loulis, Secretary General, Ministry of Tourism
17.40 - 18.20
Experiential tourism, Destination Brand Name and the role of innovation
Coordinator: Dimitris Georgiou, Founder, DishCovery | Dimitris Fragakis, General Secretary, Greek National Tourism Organization | Alexandros Vassilikos, President, Hellenic Chamber of Hotels | Dimitris Kossyfas, Head of Travel, Google | Stylianos Grigoriadis, CEO, Gault & Millau Hellas
18.20 - 18.40
Challenges towards Industry 4.0
Dr. George Xirogiannis , Deputy Director General, SEV - Hellenic Federation of Entreprises
18.40 - 19.00
The Cement Industry at the dawn of Industry 4.0 – Digital Transformation @TITAN
Panagiotis Margaris, PMO Manager, TITAN Group
19.00 - 19.40
Smart Cities & The Next Day of Urban Development
Nektaria Kalogeropoulou, Εnterprises and Public Sector Business Lead, Nokia Hellas | Alexandros Bregiannis, ICT Sales Manager,ΟΤΕ Group Dimitris Tasias, Sales Director EU & Public, SingularLogic | Apostolos Thasitis, Business Development Manager, BOSCH HELLAS
19.40 - 20.20
Promoting innovation and entrepreneurship in Greece
Coordinator: Giorgos Kourkoutas, Journalist, Startupper.gr | Sofia Magkia, National Centre for Scientific Research “Demokritos” | Dr. Anastasia Psomiadi, Founder & Chairperson, APSON | Anastasios Tsamis, Emeritus Professor, Panteion University of Political and Social Sciences | Michalis Stangos, Co-founder, Industry Disruptors - Game Changers
20.20 - 21.00
Alternative ways of financing
Coordinator: Christos Raftogiannis, Founder & CEO, City Crop | Alexandros Nousias, Country Director, Envolve Entrepreneurship in Greece | Dimitris Simos, Microcredit Development Officer, AFI | Fragiskos Theofylaktos, CEO, Prisma Consulting
21.00 - 21.40
The Gaming Industry in Greece - Future and Potential
Coordinator: Paris Laras, Founder, Floating Island Studios | Mike Papagathagelou, Founder, Traptics Entertainment | Vasilis Karavasilis, Founder, Envy Softworks
13.30-14.00
GreenTech Symposium Opening
Konstantinos Aravossis, Assoc. Professor, NTUA, General Secretary for Natural Environment and Water, Greek Ministry of Environment and Energy, Scientific Responsible, GreenTech Symposium
14.00-15.00
Environmental economy and sustainable growth. The role of private sector (PASΕPPE)
Powered by: Greek Association of Environmental Protection Companies, Charalabos Charalabidis, Public Relations Consultant, PASEPPE | Efi Tritopoulou, President, NoWaste21 | Panagiotis Skiadas, Sustainability Director, Viohalco Group<br /> Stavros Theodoropoulos, CEO, ANAMET | Board of Directors Representative, SEPAN
15.00-16.00
Launch of GreenTech Challenge by ESU NTUA 2019 – The institutional competition for startups in the sectors of Energy, Environment and Smart Cities
Konstantinos Aravossis, Assoc. Professor, NTUA, General Secretary | for Natural Environment and Water, Greek Ministry of Environment and Energy, Scientific Responsible, GreenTech Symposium | Christos Nikoloudis, CEO & Founder, Mantis Business Innovation, Curator, StartupNow Forum |Christos Kalantzis, Coordinator, Student Committee GreenTech<br /> Challenge | Vasilis Stenos, Winner GreenTech Challenge 2018, Solmeyea | Mark D. Kyriazis, Winner GreenTech Challenge 2018, PTA REHAB Ecorthotics
16.00 - 17.00
Opportunities to Innovate within the Raw Materials Market
Coordinator: Antonis Politis, Business Developer, EIT RawMaterials - CLC East | Ioannis Paspaliaris, Scientific Responsible, EIT RawMaterials HUB_Regional Center Greece | Konstantinos Miltiadis Sakkas, Managing Director, Enalos Research and Development
17.00 - 17.40
Circular Economy side by side with New Green Technologies
Coordinator: Konstantinos Maragkogiannis, Circular Economy Representative, Ministry of Environment & Energy | Dionissis Boudouvas, Managing Director, COMBATT S.A. | Christos Raftogiannis, Founder & CEO, CityCrop
17.40 - 18.15
The 4th Industrial Revolution in Energy and Environmental Policy in Municipalities
Coordinator: Dr. Nikolaos Kakogiannis, General Manager, ABEC Group, Stavros Alexakis, Managing Director & Co-owner, 360 Trust Services, Prof. Haris Doukas, Associate Professor of Management & Decision Support Systems Laboratory, National Technical University of Athens
18.15 - 19.00
Sustainability era - energy, environment, food - “climate mitigation” challenges & “livestock revolution” opportunities in Greece & abroad
Coordinator: Dr. Nikolaos Kakogiannis, General Manager, ABEC Group | Stavros Alexakis, Managing Director & Co-owner, 360 Trust Services | Prof. Haris Doukas, Associate Professor of Management & Decision Support Systems Laboratory, National Technical University of Athens | Christos Stathis, Mayor, Municipality of Mandra-Eidyllias
19.00 - 21.00
Innovation on Fire (IoF) - Excellent examples of innovation in practice by Greek agri-food companies.
Coordinators: Kostas Tsaousis, Journalist & Founder, Idea Lab, Diomidis Theocharopoulos, Co-Founder, Beyond Exports, Dimitris Mitrakos, Founder of Yamas Drinks
12.00 - 12.40
Adapting chambers of commerce to digital transformation, innovation and entrepreneurship
Coordinator: Vasilis Stenos, CEO & Founder of Solmeyea | Georgios Papadakis, Ex Dean, Agricultural University of Athens<br /> Nikolaos Labrou, Biotechnology Lab Coordinator, Agricultural University of Athens | Georgios Stratakos, General Secretary, Ministry of Rural Development and Food | Prof. George N. Skaracis, Professor Emeritus & Director, Biometry<br /> Science Center of Agricultural University of Athens
12.40 - 13.20
The Future of Work in the digital era
Coordinator: Athina Polina Dova, Founder & COO, Owiwi | Andrianos Karagiannis, Senior Associate, Talent Team | Vanessa Rafti, Talent Acquisition & Employer Branding Business Leader,LEROY MERLIN GREECE & CYPRUS. Georgina Skarmalioraki, HR Generalist, Scytalys. | Anastasios Tsoumanis - Director of Human Resources, Plaisio Computers
13.20 - 13.40
Future Mobility : Personalized, Automated, Connected, Electrified
Ioannis Capras, Chief Executive Officer, BOSCH HELLAS
13.40 - 14.00
The importance of Foreign Direct Investment attraction, and the activities of Enterprise Greece in promoting the Greek start-up ecosystem to international markets
Konstantinos S. Skandalis, Ph.D, Executive, Enterprise Greece
14.00 - 14.50
Pre-seed & Seed Investments…where are we? The VCs’ Pitching
Coordinator: Giannis Dionatos, CEO & Founder, EMEA.media | Eric Parks, Partner, Velocity Venture Capital | Nikos Antoniou, PJ Tech Catalyst, Investment Manager | George Karantonis, Partner, Metavallon Venture Capital
14.50 - 15.10
Growing by going Public
Vassilis Kletsas, Senior Project Manager, Listings Division, Athens Exchange Group
15.10 - 15.50
Fintech Scene in Greece. Risks and opportunities emerging in the finance world
Coordinator: Dimitris Gerogiannis, Chief Digital Officer, Mantis Business Innovation |Athanasios Daflos, Head of Transaction Banking Intelligence Services, Eurobank | Miron Flouris, Head of Business Innovation, Nation Bank of Greece | Stavroula Kabouridou, Head of Fintech Innovation Tech, Bank of Greece
15.50 - 16.30
Digital Transformation in an Analogue Country
Coordinator: Eri Pancelina, Journalist & Media Relations, Epignosis | Sotiris Syrmakezis, Digital Transformation Expert, Bioiatriki | Dimitris Litsikakis, Head of Fintech, deVere Group
16.30 - 17.10
Accelerators, Incubators & Funding Institutions for Startups
Coordinator: Christos Raftogiannis, Founder & CEO, City Crop | Messinis Stavros, General Manager, The Cube | Kidner Paul, General Manager, The People’s Trust | Giorgos Megas, National Documentation Centre | Stratos Baloutsos, Business Development Manager, ACEin
17.10 - 17.45
Shipping, Innovating within a traditional industry
Coordinator: Constantine Komondromos, Founder & CEO, Vesselbot | Dimitra Marina Giordamli, Corporate Affairs, Prisma Electronics S.A. | Gerasimos Michalitsis, New Ventures Director, Intrasoft International | Panos Theodossopoulos, Chief Digital Manager, Oceanking S.A. | Danae Bezentakou, CEO, Navigation Shipping CONSULTANTS LTD & Concept Founder, YES FORUM
17:45 - 18:00
How to reap the most from the startup ecosystem in Greece
Fireside Chat: Konstantinos Tsaousis, Journalist & Founder, Ideas Lab, Roula Bachtalia, Programme Manager, egg - enter•grow•go
18.00 - 21.00
StartupNow Awards 2019
Coordinators: Konstantinos Tsaousis, Journalist & Founder, Ideas Lab | Tasos Gourountis , Sales Manager, Mantis Business Innovation
12.00 - 12.40
Technological Progress in Sea and Water Resources Management
Powered by: Envinow.gr | Coordinator: Giorgos Manolis, Founding Member, Envinow.gr | Prof. Anastasios Stamou, Professor, School of Civil Engineering, National Technical University of Athens | Prof. Simeon Malamis, Assistant Professor, School of Civil Engineering, National Technical University of Athens
12.40 - 13.20
Linking research, innovation and entrepreneurship at the National Technical University of Athens
Coordinator: Dr. Vaggelis Siokas, Progect Manager, EPINOO – Invent ICT<br /> Prof. Aggelos Tsakanikas, Assistant Professor, National Technical University of Athens, Prof. Yannis Caloghiorou, Professor, National Technical University of Athens, Ioanna Kastelli, Teaching and Research Associate at the Laboratory of Industrial and Energy Economics, National Technical University of Athens | Ioanna Kastelli, Teaching and Research Associate at the Laboratory of Industrial and Energy Economics, National Technical University of Athens
13.20 - 14.00
Needs for Green Skills in new digital era
Coordinator: Ilias Vartholomaios, CEO & Co-Founder, Owiwi | George M. Tentes, Managing Director, Green2Sustain | Dr. Vasilis Liogkas, Circular Economy Representative, Ministry of Environment & Energy
14.00 - 14.20
Energy efficiency optimization in cement industry using modern powerful regression tools (SymbioLabs – TITAN)
Thanassis Gentimis, General Manager, SymbioLabs
14.20 - 15.00
Smart weather for weather-sensitive industries and smart cities
Coordinator: Vassilis Chryssos, Co-Founder, Ex Machina | Grigorios Chasanis, Electromechanical Systems Manager, Olympia Odos S.A. | Christos A. Gizelis, Digital Transformation Analyst, IT Digitalization & Innovation OTE Group of Companies | Konstantinos Gogos, Digital & innovation, Athens International Airport
15:00 – 15:40
Agri-tech tools to decrease the environmental footprint
Coordinator: Socratis Ploussas, Project manager, ID-GC
15:40 – 17:05
Research Papers Presentation
Coordinator: Dr. Lena Strantali, Environmental Economics and Sustainability Unit, National Technical University of Athens,<br /> Environment & Energy, Innovative Green, Advanced Materials, Smart Cities, Entrepreneurship & Innovation
17:05 – 17:20
The use of high technology and financial tool as important factors in promoting recycling in the country
Pavlos Ravanis, President, REWARDING PACKAGING RECYCLING
17:20 – 19:00
How Industry 4.0 Transforms the Waste Sector
Powered by: Hellenic Solid Waste Management Association, Introduction: The main proposals of HSWMA for Circular Economy Alexandros Katsiamboulas, President, HSWMA, Main Presentation: How Industry 4.0 Transforms the Waste Sector, ISWA report, George Firfilionis , Scientific Research Assistant of A. Mavropopoulos, President ISWA, Panel Discussion HSWMA, Coordinator: Argiris Demertzis, Chief Editor, ecopress.gr, Alexandros Katsiamboulas, President, HSWMA, Prof. Andreas Andreopoulos, Ex Dean NTUA, member of HSWMA, George Iliopoulos, Vice President, HSWMA, Andreas Loukatos, Executive Vice President for Industry, HSWMA, Antonis Papadakis, General Secretary, HSWMA