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Description - Scope & Topics

The Workshop on New Business Development & Commercialization aims at fostering actions on the exploitation and commercialization of scientific and research innovations on Nanotechnologies, Organic Electronics, Photonics, Advanced Materials, Nanomedicine, Nano-manufacturing, 3D Printing, Wearables, IoT as well as at other related topics.

It will serve as a forum and bringing together Scientists, Engineers, University Technology Managers, Industrial and SME Professionals, Technology Transfer Professionals, Policy Makers, Innovation, Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Regional Development Specialists, Business Government and Regional Representatives, Venture Capitals, Development Banks from all over the world where exchange of information and provision of access to the latest developments in Market Approaches and Business Opportunities will be discussed. Also good examples and successful case studies from Start-ups and SMEs, as well as from proper tools and movements for commercialization and markets, will be presented, discussed and elaborated.

In addition, emphasis will be given in topics in University-Industry technology transfer and knowledge exchange and links in the era of smart specialization and smart growth, Commercializing research results and Creation Start-ups and Spin-outs and challenges & best practices, as well as Early stage investment and (venture) funding.


The New Business Development & Commercialization Workshop will take place on 6-7 July 2017, during the NN17 Conference and ISFOE17 Symposium.

In order to register for the Special Workshop, you can either Register for 1-Day-pass selecting NN option or ISFOE option, or Register for the whole NN17 (Full Registration) or ISFOE17 (Full Registration).


Prof. J. Bakouros, University of Western Makedonia, Greece
Dr. P. Giannoules, g|t Consulting , Germany
Prof. Konstantin Gus Kousoulas, Assistant Vice Chancellor for Research and Economic Development, Louisiana State University, USA
Prof. S. Logothetidis, Nanotechnology Lab LTFN, AUTH, Greece

Workshop's Invited Speakers

georgiouDr. Maria Georgiou, BioEmission Technology (BET) Solutions, Greece
Is it possible for a Greek SME to provide products and services in Preclinical Nanomedicine?
giakoumakisMr. George Giakoumakis, European Investment Fund (EIF), Luxembourg
Financial Instruments in Greece: Facilitating access to finance to support technology transfer and entrepreneurship acceleration
giannoulesDr. Paulos Giannoules, g|t Consulting , Germany
Prerequisites for Novel Technologies Commercialization
giourkaDr. Paraskevi Giourka, Democritus University of Thrace, Greece
Understanding the components of a comprehensive entrepreneurial support system: How to know the right kind of support?
gouzeMr. Nicolas Gouze, VDI/VDE Innovation + Technik GmbH, Germany
Featuring Smart Systems Integration: Value for Users and Innovation Opportunities for Industry
kousoulasProf. Konstantin Gus Kousoulas, Assistant Vice Chancellor for Research and Economic Development, Louisiana State University, USA
Developing an Entrepreneurial Environment in Academic Settings
nikolopoulouDr. Lina Nikolopoulou, Mindwork Business Solutions, Greece
Raising funds: Is it art or science?
pechlivaniDr. Eleftheria-Maria Pechlivani, Organic Electronics Technologies (OET), Greece
Progress and Challenges in Commercialization of Organic and Printed Electronics
rajeswaranDr. G. Rajeswaran, Grantwood Technologies Inc, USA
The First Commercialization of AMOLED Displays Lessons Learned in the Journey from Invention to Industry

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  • Media Kits will be available at the event.
  • Press Area open to Press Representatives.

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One of the highlights of the NANOTEXNOLOGY 2017 is the BUSINESS FORUM with the START-UP AREA. Strategically located at the Exhibition Center, where EXPO 2017 takes place, this integral and popular space will be a focal point for visits from local and worldwide delegations and individuals, consisting of potential collaborators, partners and investors. The event will take place during NANOTEXNOLOGY 2017 on 4-6 July 2017.

All the Start-Up Presentations will take place during the coffee-breaks in the form of 10 minute oral presentations.

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Tuesday 4/7

11.00 - 11.10 Fluxim AGDr. Lieven Pennick 
11.10 - 11.20Nanoscribe GmbHDr. Jochen Zimmer 
11.20 - 11.30Organic Electronic Technologies P.C. (OET)Mr Vasilis Matskos  

Wednesday 5/7

11.10 - 11.20BioEclosion SLMr Jofre Ferrer-Dalmau 
11.20 - 11.30BL NanoBiomed P.C.Ms Veroniki Bakola 

Thursday 6/7

11.00 - 11.10 CETRIDr. Souzana Sofou 
11.10 - 11.20Cordouan Technologies SASMs Maelle Mainard 
11.20 - 11.30Olympus Czech GroupMr Martin Hlavac 


NANOTEXNOLOGY 2017 Business Forum and Start-Up Area form a powerful and high-end platform to foster your maximum exposure and enable business development opportunities for innovative start-up companies. In the framework of Business Forum, Start-Up competition will take place giving the opportunity to be awarded for the best Start-Up Presentation!


Whether you participate in EXPO 2017 as an exhibitor or not, you will have the opportunity to apply to participate in the Start-up Competition, presenting your company and innovative ideas! Below you can find all the important information regarding registration fees for the Start-Up Area and Competition.

EXPO 2017 Exhibitors NANOTEXNOLOGY Participants (ISFOE17 or NN17) Visitors - One-day-pass 
 free free 250 euro

In case you register for the Visitor Option you will get the following perks:

  • Access to EXPO17 and Start-Up Area
  • Participation to Business Forum and Start-Up Competition
  • Access to Conference's Presentation of your choice for the particular day (ISFOE17 or NN17)
  • Access to Coffees and Lunches during the particular day

IMPORTANT: In case that you will pay ON-SITE, an ADDITIONAL COST of 50 Euros applies on all the above prices.
There is a refund of 75% of the registration fees until May 31, 2017. After May 31st, there will be no refunds.

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As a first step, you are kindly requested to register and submit an abstract via the online form that is available below. The presentations will be then reviewed by the Start-up Area Committee who will select the companies to participate at the Start-Up Competition. Please note that time slots for the Presentations during the Business Forum are limited and will be allotted on a "first come first serve" basis. The winners of the Competition will be formally announced during the event and will be given an Award for the best Start-Up Company Presentation.

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