Innovation Ecosystem

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Ecosystem Actors

Science Parks and Technology Transfer

Technology Parks are open spaces that serve as business incubators for startups affiliated with a university. The Parks contribute to the economic growth of a territory by increasing the level of economic activity and the productivity of companies moving there.

Innovation Clusters

Innovation clusters are groupings of independent undertakings — innovative startups, small, medium and large undertakings, as well as research organizations — operating in a particular sector and region and designed to stimulate innovative activity! This is achieved through common use of premises, joint promotion, exchange of knowledge and expertise, by creating networks, disseminating information and creating synergies between the undertakings and other cluster stakeholders.

Venture Capital Funds

Venture capital funds undertake the investment risk of startups with high growth potential.  This type of funding is vital, particularly at the early stages of an enterprise. Such funding plays a vital role in developing the ecosystem.EquiFund is an initiative of the Hellenic Republic in cooperation with the European Investment Fund (EIF) to boost the venture capital market in Greece.EquiFund aims to bolster the venture capital market in Greece with an investment strategy spanning three windows:
  • the Innovation window
  • the Early Stage window
  • the Growth Stage window
Check out which window suits you best!EquiFund is an initiative created by the Hellenic Republic in cooperation with the European Investment Fund (EIF).

Incubators

Incubators in Greece support startups during the very early stages of their development and provide businesses with valuable resources, such as office infrastructure and facilities, access to an executive mentors’ network and legal, financial and other types of consultation.

*Officially authorized incubators by the Greek government

Accelerators

Business Accelerators in Greece offer startups intensive, educational programmes, assisting them in the preparation and early growth stage so that they may progress to the establishment and maturation phases. Accelerators share some features with incubators, in the sense of offering consultation and guidance to startups, but they do not provide accommodation. Their basic role is to help enterprises along their course from an idea to a product by offering guidance and/or funding at the early stages. The incubation period is short, as the aim is to transform business ideas into services and products, either as prototypes or ready for marketing.

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*Officially authorized accelerators by the Greek government

Coworking Spaces

Coworking spaces are essentially common workspaces. They offer affordable office space for those looking to escape the isolation of a home office or the use of a coffee shop. These shared workspaces offer a suite of office-like amenities, such as hot-desks, private meeting rooms, kitchens, coffee and more.

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Federations

Business Federations/Associations play an integral role in Greek Entrepreneurship. They offer their members a wide range of vital business services, including advice, financial expertise and support, as well as a powerful voice in the government/powerful lobbying with the government. The mission of a Federation/an Association is to help its members achieve their ambitions.

Public Sector

Responding to the challenges of fostering regional growth and employment in a competitive global economy,
many governmental structures raise new focus on the Innovation Ecosystem.

Explore the Opportunities!

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