The Science and Technology Park of Crete (STEP-C) was created in 1993 as an initiative of the Foundation for Research and Technology-Hellas (FORTH), one of the largest Research Organizations in the country. STEP-C offers, in addition to incubating facilities and services to start up companies with new and emerging technologies, specialized professional services geared to assisting and guiding them to:
- Unleash their potential through innovation
- Assess and secure their intellectual capital
- Support better their business interests and needs
- Transfer their technological advancements into the manufacturing of innovative products and services
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Erasmus for young entrepreneurs programme -benefits for Host entrepreneurs
"Five Good Reasons To Boost Your Business with Erasmus For Young Entepreneurs"
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Call for 2020 Millennium Technology Prize Nominations: 1 April–31 July 2019
The Millennium Technology Prize is awarded for groundbreaking technological innovations that benefit millions of people around the world by:
- enhancing quality of life
- promoting sustainable development and mitigation of climate change
- generating applications with global commercial viability
- creating new socio-economic value
- stimulating further cutting-edge research and development in science and technology
Nominations from around the world are invited, from all fields of technology, excluding military technology. Special emphasis is placed on proposals related to:
- energy and the environment
- life sciences, including health and food
- information and communications technology and smart systems
- new materials, processes and manufacturing
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Startup Village 2019, May 29-30, 2019, Russia, Moscow, Skolkovo Innovation Center
04-16-2019Startup Village 2019 is the seventh annual international startup conference for tech entrepreneurs.During Startup Village startups meet with investors, learn from worldwide successful entrepreneurs, present their projects at the competition and at the innovation market; and major technology corporations, government officials, development institutions officials discuss tech trends and ways to form a new generation of entrepreneurMore info https://startupvillage.ru/en/
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Programme «Business Innovation Greece» Tuesday 9/4, hotel Aquila Atlantis Heraklion Crete
04-04-2019Do you have an idea to increase efficiency or productivity of industry and at the same time create green results? Is blue growthand marine sustainability the core of your business? Or, you have a project related to ICT?If the answer to the above questions is yes and you represent a profit private sector company with already established presence then this event is for you! You will have the chance to be informed about specific funding opportunities and for partnerships under Business Innovation GreeceAbout the Programme:The Business Innovation Greece Programme is aiming to increase value creation and sustainable growth in the Greek business sector.The Programme is part of the EEA and Norway Grants 2014-2021. The EEA and Norway Grants aim at contributing to the reduction of economic and social disparities in the European Economic Area (EEA) and to the strengthening of bilateral relations between the Donor States (Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein) and the Beneficiary States.Programme will consist of three focus areas:-Green Industry Innovation-Blue Growth-Information and Communication Technology (ICT)Target group and benefits for Greek enterprises:-Private sector enterprises established in Greece are the sole target group-Research institutes only relevant as partners in such projects-Grants (non-reimbursable funds) to support growth in more mature Greek enterprises-Access to ETEAN’s guarantees to secure bank co-financing of your project-Unique partnership opportunity – a gateway to new expertise and modern technology-Non-bureaucratic application process.INFORMATIONHeraklion April 9th 2019, 4:30 PM - 7:00 PM Aquila Atlantis Hotel, 2 Ygias Street, GR - 71 202, Crete Deadline: 2019-04-04 23:00ContactΙf you have questins about the event participation pelase contact Mr. Stefanos Vitoratos.Conditions and informationInnovation Norway has zero tolerance against discrimination, harassment and other forms of offensive or improper behaviour. This also applies to our events. Behaviour in breach with these fundamental principles, may result in exclusion from the event, criminal liability and/or liability for damages.Innovation Norway will be the controller of your personal data. You are entitled to demand access and rectification in accordance with the Personal Data Act sections 18, 27 and 28.
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How can a developer become an entrepreneur?
04-03-2019Developers or not, many members of our community have already found themselves becoming self-employed, starting their own business, participating in a startup, or otherwise toying with the concept of entrepreneurship, somewhere along the way.As all of us have, no doubt, discovered, there is a whole world of skills that is required of us when we take that step.Skills that extend far beyond what we were taught in our Computing (Science|Engineering) degrees:-Sales / negotiation skills,-Managing cash / capital,-Managing risk,-Managing debt & capital,-Choosing good partners / associates,-and many (many!) more!The meetup that will take place on Wednesday the 3rd of April at 19.00 -22.00 is going to be an *open space discussion*, around all that.Entrance is free .For your participation please visit the link.
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EIT Digital Venture Program
03-26-2019The EIT Digital Venture Program is a new program that supports the establishment of deep-tech-based ventures in East and Western Balkans (Greece, Cyprus, Romania, Bulgaria, Albania).Get a chance to further develop your company in Europe with top experts support from EIT Digital network!See more here
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Business Event: Matchmaking in Oslo 19 March 2019, Green Industry, Digitalisation and ICT
03-12-2019Innovation Norway is planning a conference and matchmaking event on Green Industry Innovation, Digitalisation and ICT on March 19th, 2019 at Sentralen in Oslo, in a venue whichaccommodate up to 300 participants.The event will be organised under the umbrella of Enterprise Europe Network.Purpose of the event:to provide a forum for discussion and collaboration within green industry innovation, digitalisation and ICTto establish a meeting platform for potential partners within R&D, technology suppliers and potential clients for collaboration towards EEA / Norway Grants and Horizon2020We have set up a profile database where interested partners can register and book B2B-speed meetings for March 19th (B2Match): https://green-industry-innovation.b2match.io/Target group:Private sector enterprisesAmong the topics for the matchmaking will be:Digitalisation and sustainabilityIndustry 4.0Internet of ThingsRobotisation, automatisationCyber securityHealth techFinTechThe matchmaking will address activities within fields like: Development and implementation of “greener production processes”using automatisation, digitalisation, robotisation of industrial processes and technologies,Increasing efficiency of production and industry in generalDevelopment of ICT products/processes/solutionsDevelopment of environmentally friendly products/processes/solutions using ICT componentsFramework conditionsThe event will be an important contribution to bilateral partner search within the business programmes in Croatia, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Greece and Poland, to which Innovation Norway isFund Operator or Donor Programme Partner. We will be able to accommodate around 15-20 participants from each participating country.Travel support could be available for participants that are a potential applicant under the Business Development Progamme for Greece (Eligibility criteria: SMEs established as legal entities in Greece, been in operation for at least one year at the deadline of the call (est. June 2019), a financial situation that could enable the enterprise to implement a project, good business practise.)The admission and validation of the profile in the database will create the basis for applying for travel support via the Travel Support Scheme which will be made available on the Programme web-site soon:https://www.innovasjonnorge.no/en/start-page/eea-norway-grants/Programmes/business-development/greece--business-development-innovation-and-smes/Please note that Innovation Norway will not organise any hotel or accommodation for participating companies.There will be a breakfast and lunch served on March 19th.If you have any questions related to the application of Travel Support or other issues related to the “Business Development Programme in Greece” , please do not hesitate to contact:Ms. Anne Lise Rognlidalen, Programme Director – Business Innovation Greece: firstname.lastname@example.orgMs. Frauke Muth, for tehcnical questions related to the database etc.: email@example.comDigitalisation and sustainabilityIndustry 4.0Internet of ThingsRobotisation, automatisationCyber securityHealth techFinTechto establish a meeting platform for potential partners within R&D, technology suppliers and potential clients for collaboration towards EEA / Norway Grants and Horizon2020We have set up a profile database where interested partners can register and book B2B-speed meetings for March 19th (B2Match): https://green-industry-innovation.b2match.io/The event will be organised under the umbrella of Enterprise Europe Network.
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Warm-up workshop for the 2nd Match and Develop a Start-up Heraklion
02-26-2019Last weekend we had the pleasure to co-organize Match & Develop Start-up which was a success with over 60 participants and 18 teams. We own the success to our many partners NBG Business Seeds National Bank of Greece, PRAXI Network, FORTH, the Science and Technology Park of Crete of FORTH, the H2B HUB and Bizrupt.
- E-mail and web hosting
- Internet access
- Secretarial services
- Use of meeting rooms and relevant equipment (upon request)
- Networking, Access to scientific library and to the Patent Office
- Legal assistance for incorporation, drafting licensing agreements and ensuring intellectual property protection.