Workshop: Creating and Realizing the Value of Innovation

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MIT Enterprise Forum Greece is excited to announce its one-day workshop “Creating and Realizing the Value of Innovation”, to be held on Monday, July 1st at the NCSR Demokritos (Library).

We live in a world characterized by accelerating change. New and exciting enabling technologies have allowed change to occur at overwhelming fast rates. The deployment of the internet alone has made global interaction and communication available at the touch of a keystroke. We need to find new means of commercializing these new opportunities. The current themes of Innovation and Entrepreneurship alone are not enough to bring value to ideas. During the workshop, we will see how new challenges can be managed to help us realize successful outcomes.

The workshop will include international and local case studies, as well as a roundtable discussion with experienced investors, to help participants understand how to move “from Lab to Market”.

The workshop will be led by Professor Jerome Schaufeld, WPI School of business, founder and first Chairman of the MIT Enterprise Forum of Cambridge and author of the book Commercializing Innovation (Springer, 2015).

The investors’ panel will include Dr. Ronit Koren, Venture Partner at Aspire Ventures, LLC, an expert in global business development and financial and strategic alliances; Marina Hatsopoulos, entrepreneur, investor and Chairperson of the Board of Levitronix Technologies, the worldwide leader in magnetically levitated bearingless motor technology;  Aristos Doxiadis, Partner at Big Pi, a venture capital firm, which supports ambitious but pragmatic innovation in Greece.

The workshop will also include a panel of local researchers turned entrepreneurs, who will share their success stories: Aimilios Chalamandaris co-founder and CEO of and Evangelos Pappas founder & CSO at RT Safe 

A complimentary copy of Professor’s Schaufeld book Commercializing Innovation will be handed out to all participants to the workshop.


8:30 Coffee and Networking

9:00 Welcome and Introduction by Vasilis Papakonstantinou, Chairman, MITEF Greece

  • History of MITEF Greece
  • Agenda for the Day

9:15 Technology Commercialization – An Overview – by Jerry Schaufeld, Professor, WPI School of business

  • Bio Background
  • History of the Topic
  • The Model / Value Proposition
  • Conclusions

10:00 International Case Studies Discussion

11:45 Break

12:00 Round Table Discussion – Local Case Studies – Moderator Jerome Schaufeld

  • Aimilios Chalamandaris – Co-founder and CEO of Innoetics
  • Evangelos Pappas – Founder of RT-Safe

13:00 Lunch

14:00 Round Table Discussion – Trends in Investment and Growth in Commercial Opportunities 

  • Ronit Koren – Venture Partner at Aspire Ventures, LLC
  • Marina Hatsopoulos – Director, Levitronix Technologies
  • Aristos Doxiadis – Partner at Big Pi

15:00 The Value of Growth and the Role of Commercialization – Jerry Schaufeld

  • The Value of Growth
  • Growth Attributes
  • Opportunities and Risk

16:30 Review – Open Discussion

  • What have we learned?
  • Looking Ahead

17:00 Summary Networking


We hope you will take advantage of this amazing learning and networking opportunity and join us on July 1st!

Support our MISSION to Turn Greece into a Technological Hub by 2021!



Early birds: 100 Euro (payable by June 16)

Regular fee: 120 Euro

Door fee:  150 Euro

To register and make your payment please click HERE

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