Users start innovating for themselves

In a world of constant commercialization and patenting of every innovation, even those needed to cure very serious diseases, the lion’s share of the scientific community consisting of eminent experts propose the free sharing of knowledge and synergy between manufacturing companies and product users-perceivers to accelerate the development of new technologies.

Few Greek innovation leaders

While Greece has picked up speed in terms of innovation and strengthening the technology sector, businesses, especially small and medium-sized ones, still have a long way to go to boost their performance in this field, which is an obstacle for their further development.

Reversing Greece’s brain drain

Greece’s Demokritos National Center for Scientific Research is preparing to receive deep-tech startups from NATO countries at its business accelerator in Agia Paraskevi, northern Athens, within the next year.

Greece an innovation laggard

Greece has made obvious leaps since 2015 in innovation, trying to close the gap with other pioneering countries. However, despite the improvement, its performance in various categories that make up the profile of an innovative country this year (funding and support, innovative businesses, intellectual property data, broadband penetration, human resources, etc) prove that Greece is far from the European average.

Unlocking innovation

How do you foment competitiveness and how is local innovation linked to the global ranking of a country?

Greece tops EU rankings for business innovation

Greece has outdone other European Union countries for the percentage of businesses that reported some kind of innovation activity between 2018 and 2020, achieving first place with a rate of 73%, according to a graph released by Eurostat on Friday.

Cyprus maps innovation ecosystem

Nicosia last week launched the Cyprus Tech Ecosystem Map, which will serve as a link between the local tech and innovation ecosystem and the international business and investment community.

PPC to buy e-mobility startup

Power utility Public Power Corporation (PPC) said on Tuesday it was buying an e-mobility services startup to help upgrade its expanding network of charging stations for electric vehicles.

Greek tech reforms, innovation in focus at Boston event

Greek progress in the areas of research and technology innovation as well as the country’s growing appeal as an investment destination were discussed during a recent event organized by the Hellenic Innovation Network at the Consulate General of Greece in Boston.

Gov’t launches digital signature service for all personal documents

Citizens and businesses can now sign all documents and contracts with a digital signature easily and for free, thus removing the necessity to have signatures authenticated at a Citizens’ Service Centre (KEP) in person, thanks to a new government online service launched on Friday.

Incentives provided for investments

The Ministry of Development and Investments has released for public consultation a draft bill that aims to encourage investment through a series of incentives.