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Hera Antonopoulou

Hera Antonopoulou holds a BSc. in Mathematics from Department of Mathematics and PhD. from Department of Computer Engineering & Informatics of the University of Patras in Greece. She is a Full Professor in the Department of Management Science and Technology of the University of Patras. Also, is Director of the Laboratory of Entrepreneurship and Digital Innovation with the acronym E.D.I. Lab (International title: Entrepreneurship & Digital Innovation Lab) and researcher and founder member of the Institute of Circular Economy and Environment (ICEE). Regarding administrative positions, she was Vice-President of the Technological Educational Institute of Patras, Chairman of the Research Committee of the same institution and also Deputy Rector of Academic Affairs of Technological Educational Institute of Western Greece. Her Academic experience is long lasting in Higher Education at Undergraduate and Postgraduate Level. As far as her research interests are concerned, these are: Mathematical Logic, Algorithm Theory, Cryptography and Information Systems Security, Protection of Individual Privacy in the Information Society, Data mining & Applications in various fields of knowledge as well as in business and education, issues of Organizational Behavior Management and Leadership in Business Administration. Additionally, she has published over 100 original publications in international journals and conferences and has authored 5 book

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Evangelia Gralista

Web Design Internship

Evangelia Gralista from Trikala,Greece is in her senior year at University of Patras in the department of mathematics. She is currently working as a web design intern at Patras Science Park (PSP).

Vicky Tomara

Development Director

Vicky studied Business Administration at Athens University of Economics and Business and she got a M.B.A. from University of Patras. Her experience and background focus on supporting businesses-academia partnerships. Especially, she has been primarily activated in innovation supporting tools, while she worked in the past as an economist and research project manager in the industry. She has a good knowledge of the Greek innovation ecosystem actors, including academia, research institutes, regional and central governmental organizations, entrepreneurs and industry. She contributed to the launch and development of the Innovation and Technology Transfer Office of the University of Patras where she served as a Technology Transfer Consultant for 4 years. She acted as the principal organizational officer on behalf of the University of Patras for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Patras IQ Innovation Exhibition. Also, she contributed to the launch and development of the Technology Transfer Office of Patras Science Park and she involved in the building of the collaborative network between both CERN procurement and CERN Technology Transfer Group with the Greek start up community & enterprises. She is currently the Development Director in Patras Science Park, she is member of the Advisory Board of the Proof of Concept and she participates in the selection committee in various regional innovation competitions.