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 TECC –Technology, Entrepreneurship & Commercialization Cloud for Innovation

June 26 – 28, 2019

Research Dissemination Center (ΚΕΔΕΑ)
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece



Description and Scope of TECC


The research projects that, although of great theoretical readiness and potential to fill a gap in the market through an innovative application, remain purely as points of reference for future research, outnumber those which emerge to the commercial and corporate world. TECC – Technology, Entrepreneurship & Commercialization Cloud for Innovation is an intensive 3-day technology – focused workshop and bootcamp aiming at bridging research with commercialization and entrepreneurship.

More specifically, the goals of TECC are:

  • to provide the workshop participants with a unique learning opportunity to help determine the commercial readiness of their technology,
  • to acquaint participants with the lean business model canvas development methodology and
  • to introduce participants to commercialization strategies alongside corporate partners or new ventures.

The target audience of TECC includes graduates (Master’s students) and junior researchers (PhD students, postdocs) interested in making their technology into the principle for a business plan around an innovative application, already in the framework of a working team focusing on application/product ideas, preferably with IP protection in place, or in progress.



Organizing Institutions












Hellenic Foundation for Research and Innovation

The Hellenic Foundation for Research and Innovation is a new institution through which a profound reforming effort is being attempted in the field of Research and Innovation in the country. The Organization supports free research (the systematic inquiry into scientific curiosity) and new researchers by providing scholarships for doctoral candidates and research projects for post- doctoral students, researchers and faculty members.


Alexander Innovation Zone S.A.

Alexander Innovation Zone S.A. (A.I.Z. S.A.) is the managing body that has undertaken to organize and promote the Thessaloniki Innovation Zone. The company was established under Law 3489/2006 and is now supervised by the Minister of Interior pursuant to Law 4180/2013 on “substituting and supplementing provisions on the Thessaloniki Innovation Zone and other provisions” (A 182).



OK!Thess is Thessaloniki’s leading startup hub and a catalyst for the growth of the local innovation ecosystem. We help entrepreneurs bring innovative ideas to market through an acceleration program that includes training, coaching, matchmaking with mentors and access to capital.



i4G is a Greek-based Incubator running also a seed investment fund for tech and science startups. It is home to a vibrant community of more than 120 people, designed to create opportunities, to share knowledge and expertise, offer cross-sector business opportunities and inspire them to achieve new levels of success.


A.U.Th. Research Committee

The Aristotle University of Thessaloniki Research Committee is legally responsible for the financial management of all types of funds for research, educational training, technological development and continuing education projects, and for providing scientific, technological and other related services or activities that contribute to linking education and research with industrial production and practical implementations.