Our Mentors

Meet our current mentors!

IP strategist & Senior Patent attorney

Nikolaos Minas

Nikos is a European Patent Attorney and an IP strategist at Aptiv, where he works closely with companies and academic institutions to protect their innovative solutions. Nikos specialises in the fields of electronics, telecommunications, semiconductor and computing with a particular focus in Artificial Intelligence, cloud computing, Blockchain, digital health, Big Data, and IoT.

He is an Electrical/Electronic engineer (BEng), with postgraduate studies (MSc and PhD) in Microelectronics. Upon completion of his PhD, Nikos moved to Belgium to work at IMEC, at first as a senior researcher in the design of 3D- Stacked Integrated Circuits (3D-SIC), and later as a patent portfolio manager. It was this work that sparked his interest in IP and the role it plays in enhancing the commercial value of research output.

Outside of work, Nikos is involved in range of activities including the LES Britain and Ireland committee, the EQE examination committee for paper C, and the ISO/TC 279 technical committee dealing with the development of the IP management standard (ISO 56005). He is a regular speaker at conferences and training seminar where he promotes the strategic role of IP in business.

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Katerina Papathoma

Co-founder & MANAGING CONSULTANT at KPCh Consultants PC, Certified Business Coach & Mentor, Business Advisor

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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.