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Business Developer of Smart Cities Innovation Hub

Tanya Politi

Tanya (Christina) Politi (MSc, PhD) is Assistant Professor at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Peloponnese in high-performance wireless and wired networks and technologies, digital infrastructures for IoT applications and smart cities. Since 2019 she is a member of the NAM group of the University of Patras and business developer of Smart Cities Innovation Hub at Patras Science Park.
Patras Smart City Innovation Hub was the first Greek Innovation Hub of research labs and innovative companies active in the development, production and exploitation of products from Smart Cities sector aiming to strengthen research, technological development, innovative ideas and cooperation with interested business partners in the area of smart cities. It supports penetration of smart city technologies and facilitates general digital transformation.
To that respect, Tanya supports activities that enable digital transformation and accelerate digital ecosystem integration in the region and specifically PSP participation at Smart4All European Digital Innovation Hub while assists the City of Patras with their participation in Digital and Intelligent City networks (Digital Cities Challenge and Intelligent Cities Challenge).

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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.