First Roundtable Discussion

A first roundtable discussion on triple helix interactions from Greece was organized on the 21st of September 2013 in Thessaloniki, Greece. The main outcome of this roundtable discussion is the fact that the entire triple helix ecosystem of Greece (university, industry, government) has to evolve and adapt together in order to properly achieve the co-creation stage with the desired outcomes. While academia is keener to develop business orientations towards entrepreneurialism, innovation and technology transfer, and industry is less willing to integrate more and more academia in its operations, the government is trying to provide policies and programmes that will help both academia and industry succeed. Nevertheless, these shifts encounter substantial behavioural change issues and the process is lengthy. However, progress is still underway. Furthermore, relying on EU policies and programs is not enough for achieving cutting edge outcomes. The Greek triple helix ecosystem should co-evolve towards their own established goals, while also having in mind successful cases of other countries that undertook this transition.

You can read here the transcript (PDF) of the roundtable discussion in both Greek and English:

THA Roundtable Discussion Notes Transcript Greek

THA Roundtable Discussion Notes Transcript English

The roundtable discussion was coordinated by Prof Panayiotis H. KETIKIDIS (the President of the THA Chapter of Greece) and had the following panellists:

Prof ANAGNOSTOPOULOS Demosthenes(Rector of Harokopio University of Athens)

Mr LAKASAS Dimitrios (President of the Greek International Business Association (SEVE))

Prof LOUKOPOULOS Pericles (Professor of Information Systems Business School Loughborough University)

Mr MILONAS Theofilos (President of the Association of ICT Companies of Northern Greece SEPVE)

Prof TSOUKALAS Ioannis (MEP Committee on Industry, Research and Energy ITRE, European Parliament)

Dr VASILAKOS Christos(Secretary General of the GSRT, Ministry of Education and Religious Affairs)

Mr VLACHOGIANNIS Manolis (1stVice-President of the Thessaloniki Chamber of Commerce and Industry)

Prof VLAHAVAS Ioannis (Dean of the School of Science and Technology, Aristotle University, Thessaloniki)

Prof VLAHOPOULOU Maro (Head of the Department of Applied Informatics, University of Macedonia)

You can watch below the introduction of the roundtable discussion: