ΔΕΛΤΙΟ ΤΥΠΟΥ – Ίδρυση start up επιχειρήσεων

Το Δίκτυο Ελλήνων Επιχειρηματιών και Στελεχών Επιχειρήσεων Βαυαρίας (Hellenic
Network of Business and Executives in Bavaria – HNBE-Bavaria), σε συνεργασία με το
Γραφείο ΟΕΥ του Γενικού Προξενείου Μονάχου και τη Λέσχη Ελλήνων Επιστημόνων (Club
Griechischer Akademiker), διοργανώνει στις 19 Μαΐου 2021 διαδικτυακή θεματική
εκδήλωση με θέμα «Ίδρυση start up επιχειρήσεων από έλληνες επιστήμονες στη Βαυαρία
και διασύνδεσή τους με το ελληνικό οικοσύστημα νεοφυών επιχειρήσεων
».
Σκοπός της εκδήλωσης είναι η προβολή της καινοτόμου ελληνικής επιχειρηματικότητας στη
Βαυαρία και η διασύνδεση γερμανικών και ελληνικών φορέων, ερευνητικών ιδρυμάτων και
νεοφυών επιχειρήσεων, ενώ θα αποτελέσει βήμα για νέες επιχειρηματικές συνέργειες και
περαιτέρω δράσεις δικτύωσης και ανάπτυξης εμπορικών και επενδυτικών συνεργασιών.
Η εκδήλωση περιλαμβάνει κεντρική ομιλία του υφυπουργού κ. Χ. Δήμα και ένα πρώτο
πάνελ, το οποίο συντονίζει ο καθηγητής του Πολυτεχνείου Μονάχου TUM κ. Κωνσταντίνος
Αντωνίου, με θέμα “Καινοτόμος επιχειρηματικότητα και οικοσύστημα νεοφυών
επιχειρήσεων”.
Στο δεύτερο μέρος της εκδήλωσης προβλέπεται επίσης πάνελ με αντικείμενο “Κίνητρα,
θεσμικό πλαίσιο και χρηματοδότηση για την ανάπτυξη νεοφυών επιχειρήσεων”, που θα
αποτελείται από ελληνικούς ή βαυαρικούς φορείς και εταιρείες που ασχολούνται με την
υποστήριξη και τη χρηματοδότηση νεοφυών επιχειρήσεων καθώς και εξειδικευμένο νομικό
που θα αναλύσει τις ιδιαιτερότητες της ίδρυσης και ανάπτυξης startup επιχειρήσεων στη
Βαυαρία.
Τέλος, στο τρίτο μέρος της εκδήλωσης θα παρουσιαστεί η εμπειρία ελλήνων επιστημόνων που
ίδρυσαν ή συμμετέχουν ενεργά σε έξι νεοφυείς επιχειρήσεις στη Βαυαρία.
Οι ενδιαφερόμενοι μπορούν να παρακολουθήσουν την εκδήλωση σε ζωντανή μετάδοση (live
streaming, 16.00 ώρα Γερμανίας) στα μέσα κοινωνικής δικτύωσης του Δικτύου ελλήνων
επιχειρηματιών και στελεχών επιχειρήσεων Βαυαρίας (HNBEB) και συγκεκριμένα στο

Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/Hellenic-Network-of-Business-Executives-Bavaria-
HNBEBavaria-103367584865300
).

Επισυνάπτεται το πρόγραμμα της εκδήλωσης.

Πρόγραμμα

Agenda

 

ΠΡΟΦΙΛ ΣΥΜΜΕΤΕΧΟΝΤΩΝ (who is who)

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Δρ. Χρίστος Δήμας
Υφυπουργός Ανάπτυξης και Επενδύσεων

Dr Christos Dimas is the Deputy Minister for Development and Investments in charge of Research and Innovation. He is a lawyer and Member of the Hellenic Parliament representing New Democracy in the district of Korinthia. Before entering politics, he worked in the private sector as a business consultant for The Boston Consulting Group (BCG).He was born on the 29th of May 1980. He graduated from the Law School of
the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens and Queen Mary University in London.
He completed his Master Degree in Comparative Politics at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). He then finished his PhD in European Political Economy from the LSE, with a scholarship from the Alexander Onassis Foundation. Parallel to his studies, he worked as a correspondent in London for Apogevmatini newspaper while also practicing journalism at the BBC. At the age of 25 he was a teaching assistant at the LSE while teaching at ICON College in the University of Leicester and was a research fellow at the Jean Monnet European Center of Excellence. He was elected as an MP in the district of Korinthia, with New Democracy in the May 2012 elections and has been reelected ever since. In his spare time he enjoys playing football and basketball and reading history books. He is married to the lawyer Nicoleta Syrengela and they have one daughter and a son.

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Ιωάννης Σμυρλής
Γενικός Γραμματέας Διεθνών Οικονομικών Σχέσεων και Εξωστρέφειας

Mr. Ioannis Smyrlis is a political scientist, graduate of the Department of Political Sciences and Public Administration with a Postgraduate Diploma in International and European Relations from the University of Athens (EKPA).
He represented the Ministry of Interior during the rotating Greek Presidency of the EU in 2013-2014. He was Press and Public Relations Consultant of ODIE SA. in 2009-2010, Adviser to the General Secretary of the Ministry of Shipping in 2007-2009 and Adviser to the General Secretary of S.E.P.E. in 2005-2007. 
He was elected as the first president from Greece of the Youth Organization of the European People’s Party (YEPP) 2007-2009, the largest political Youth Organization in Europe.
He served as Secretary of International and EU Relations of New Democracy Party and a Member of the Political Bureau of the European People’s Party (ELK) in 2013-2019. During that time, he cultivated personal relationships with major stakeholders in Brussels and other European capitals.
He was a European fellow of the German Marshall Foundation of the USA and a member of the EU Youth Assembly for the European Constitution (2003), the Hellenic Society of Political Science (E.E.P.E.) and the Hellenic Society of International Law and International Relations of the Aegean Institute for the Law of the Sea and Navigation. He has been a freelancer since 2009 in activities related to catering, trade and import-export. He speaks English and French.

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Clemens Baumgärtner
Referent für Arbeit und Wirtschaft der Landeshauptstadt München

Geboren 1976 in München, Studium der Rechtswissenschaften an der Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München sowie des Europäischen und internationalen Wirtschaftsrechts (LL.M. EUR.), Rechtsanwalt in einer Münchner Wirtschaftskanzlei, Mitglied der Christlich Sozialen Union (CSU).
Seit 1. März 2019 Referent für Arbeit und Wirtschaft (RAW) und damit erster Ansprechpartner für Arbeitsmarkt- und Wirtschaftsakteure bei der Landeshauptstadt München. Das Referat bündelt die Kompetenzen der Stadt in der Wirtschaftsförderung, der kommunalen Arbeitsmarktpolitik und Qualifizierung, im Tourismusmarketing sowie beim Management von Beteiligungen und städtischen Gesellschaften. Zudem nimmt das RAW Querschnittsaufgaben in der kommunalen Europaarbeit sowie in der kommunalen Entwicklungszusammenarbeit wahr und veranstaltet Feste und Märkte, darunter mit dem Oktoberfest das größte Volksfest der Welt.

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Dr. Thomas Brinkmann
Μέλος ΔΣ Ελληνογερμανικού Επιμελητηρίου

Thomas Brinkmann was born in Bremen, Germany. After studying business administration with focus on accounting, management and banking he obtained a PhD from the university of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany.
Following his academic education, he worked as project manager in a consulting company, mainly in the insurance sector. In 2000 he moved to Athens, Greece and hold the position as General Manager in different international insurance companies. In 2018 he switched industries and works now in the food business as Managing Director of GAEA Products S.A. Thomas Brinkmann is a Board member of the German-Greek Chamber of Industry and Commerce, where he is the president of the working committee “start ups”. Moreover he is the treasurer (since 2008) and Board member (since 2006) of the German School of Athens.

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Δρ. Βασίλειος Γκουλούσης
Γενικός Πρόξενος της Ελλάδας στο Μόναχο

Γεννηθείς το 1974 στην Αθήνα Πτυχίο Νομικής Επιστήμης από το Πανεπιστήμιο Αθηνών Μεταπτυχιακός (LL.M.) και Διδακτορικός (Dr. juris) τίτλος σπουδών από το Πανεπιστήμιο της Τυβίγγης (Tübingen) με εξειδίκευση στο Δημόσιο Διεθνές Δίκαιο

1998– 2002 Δικηγόρος, Μέλος Δικηγορικού Συλλόγου Αθηνών
2002– 2004 Εισηγητής στην Ειδική Νομική Υπηρεσία του Υπουργείου Εξωτερικών
2005– 2006 Γραμματέας Πρεσβείας στην Υπηρεσία Ενημέρωσης (Γραφείο Εκπροσώπου) του Υπουργείου
Εξωτερικών
2006– 2008 Γραμματέας Πρεσβείας στην Πρεσβεία της Ελλάδας στο Βερολίνο (Γερμανία)
2008– 2014 Πρόξενος της Ελλάδας στην Ατλάντα (ΗΠΑ)
2014– 2015 Σύμβουλος Πρεσβείας στο Διπλωματικό Γραφείο του Υφυπουργού αρμόδιου για ευρωπαϊκές υποθέσεις
2015 Σπουδαστής στο Κολλέγιο Αμύνης του ΝΑΤΟ (Ιταλία)
2016– 2017 Τμηματάρχης ΟΗΕ στη Δ1 Διεύθυνση Διεθνών Οργανισμών του Υπουργείου Εξωτερικών
2017– 2020 Σύμβουλος Πρεσβείας στην Πρεσβεία της Ελλάδας στη Μόσχα
2020 Γενικός Πρόξενος της Ελλάδας στο Μόναχο
Ξένες γλώσσες: Αγγλικά, Γαλλικά, Γερμανικά, Ισπανικά, Σουηδικά

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Δρ. Νικόλαος Μπελιάς
Προϊστάμενος Γραφείου ΟΕΥ Γενικού Προξενείου της Ελλάδας στο
Μόναχο

Dr. Belias was born in Athens and studied at the Law School of the
National and Kapodistrian University of Athens.
He held several post-graduate Master Degree’s before obtaining his PhD in International Economic Relations from Paris X University. He started his career at the Office of Economic and Commercial Affairs at the Greek Embassy in Paris and then worked at the Permanent Representation of Greece in Geneva and was posted at the Offices of
Economic and Commercial Affairs in Beirut, New York and Algiers. Between 2010-2012 he returned to Athens where he was named Director of the Institute of Training at
the National Center of Public and Local Administration.
He is currently Counsellor for Economic and Commercial Affairs and Director of the Trade Office at the Consulate General of Greece in Munich. He speaks English, French and German. He is married and has a daughter.

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Θεόδωρος Λουπεγίδης

Hellenic Network of Business & Executives of Bavaria Elected Member of the Immigrant Board of Munich City, Managing
Director at Factoteam GmbH, Consulting & Personal Services
Theodoros Loupegidis is the Managing Director at company Factoteam
GmbH Personalmanagement & Corporate Consulting in Munich Germany. He holds a Bachelor Degree in Public Relations &
Communication, a Certificate from Media Design University in Online Marketing and a Master in Business Administration (MBA). In his 12 years of work experience due his Professional Position as a Marketing and Sales Director he has
worked in several countries as in Greece, Romania & Albania. Theo is also elected member of the advisory board of Foreigners at Munich City, he is Deputy Speaker to
Sector 1 (Education, Family.) and Eligible voter member at Sector 5 (Finance).

Ιωάννης Αγτζίδης
Λέσχη Ελλήνων Επιστημόνων
Dr.-Ing. Ioannis Agtzidis completed his doctoral studies in 2020 at the Technical University of Munich in
human eye movements. Before his PhD he studied electrical and computer engineering at the Aristotle
University of Thessaloniki and undertook a one year internship at CERN.
Currently he works in the field of autonomous driving as an engineer.

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Καθηγητής Κωνσταντίνος Αντωνίου

Τechnical University of Munich, Department of Civil, Geo, and Environmental Engineering Chair of Transportation Systems Engineering
Constantinos Antoniou is a Full Professor in the Chair of Transportation Systems Engineering at the Technical University of Munich (TUM), Germany. He holds a Diploma in Civil Engineering from NTUA (1995), a MS in Transportation (1997) and a PhD in Transportation Systems (2004), both from
MIT. His research focuses on modelling and optimization of transportation systems, data analytics and machine learning for transportation systems, and human factors for future mobility systems and in his 25 years of experience he has held key positions in a number of research projects in Europe, the US and Asia, while he has also participated in a number of consulting projects. Costas has a proven track record in attracting competitive funding in both national and international levels. He has authored more than 400 scientific publications, including more than 130 papers in international,
peer-reviewed journals, 250 in international conference proceedings, 3 books and 20 book chapters, which have been cited more than 5600 times. He is a co-founder and member of the Board of Directors of the MIT Enterprise Forum Greece

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Μάρκος Βερέμης
Συνιδρυτής και Πρόεδρος Διοικητικού Συμβουλίου Upstream Α.Ε.
Eπικεφαλής τμήματος Καινοτομίας του ΣΕΒ

Marco was born in Athens, in 1973. He holds a BA from the University of Warwick and an MPhil from Oxford University. Marco started his career in 1996, as a marketing strategist with Omnicom, WPP and IPG, where he developed global communication strategies for brands such as Nestlé, Smithkline Beecham, Johnson & Johnson and Sony Electronics. In 2002, he returned to Greece and, along with Alex Vratskides, co-founded Upstream. Since then,
Upstream has evolved into a leading global technology company within the field of mobile commerce, conducting business in over 45 markets. Marco served as Upstream’s CEO until June 2017, and today is
its Executive Chairman of the Board, whilst also a partner at BigPi Venture Capital. Marco is an active angel investor and member of the board in technology companies such as Persado,
Workable and Hellas Direct. In parallel, Marco is the President of SEN/Junior Achievement Greece and a Board member of the
Hellenic Federation of Enterprises (SEV), of the Foundation for Economic and Industrial Research (ΙΟΒΕ), of Endeavor and of the research and policy institute diaNEOsis. Marco has been awarded with the EY Greek “Entrepreneur of the Year” award, in 2013.

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Dr. Robert Bartl
Εκπρόσωπος του Bayern Innovativ

Dr. Robert Bartl holds a diploma in mineralogy and an PhD at the University of Limoges in France in chemistry with a focus on high-performance ceramics. In industry, he spent two years at AKZO NOBEL in the Netherlands developing solar modules and gained experience in
international R&D projects. Dr. Robert Bartl has been at Bayern Innovativ since 2007, headed the Energy Technology Cluster between 2012 and 2018 and is currently Head of Business with a focus on business innovation services and technology transfer and is also a member of the Executive Board.

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Καθηγητής Βασίλης Ντζιαχρήστος
Chair of Biological Imaging TUM School of Medicine

Vasilis Ntziachristos Ph.D. is Professor of Medicine, Professor of Electrical Engineering and Director of the Chair for Biological Imaging (CBI) at the Technical University of Munich, Director of the Institute for Biological and Medical Imaging (IBMI) at the Helmholtz Zentrum Munchen and Director of Bioengineering at the Helmholtz Pioneer Campus. He has received the Diploma in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece and the M.Sc and Ph.D. degrees in Bioengineering from the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia PA. Prior to his current appointment he was faculty at Harvard University and the Massachusetts General Hospital. Professor Ntziachristos is the founder of the journal Photoacoustics, regularly Chairs in international meetings and councils and has received numerous awards and distinctions, including the Chaire Blaise Pascal (2019) from the Region Ile-de-France, the Gold Medal from the Society for Molecular Imaging (2015), the Gottfried Leibnitz prize from the German Research Foundation (2013), the Erwin Schrödinger Award (2012) and was named one of the world’s top innovators by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Technology Review in 2004.

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Panagiotis Karampinis
Managing Director von Endeavor Greece

Panagiotis holds a degree in Financial and Banking Management from the University of Piraeus. During his studies he worked in the International Fund of Investment Funds Group in Greece and was the Head of Corporate Partnerships at AIESEC in Greece, the largest student organization in the world. Panagiotis joined Endeavor in 2012 and until 2018 he worked on the development of the network, overseeing the process of selecting prospective entrepreneurs and managing a portfolio of 14 major entrepreneurs in Greece, owners of successful companies such as Workable, FrezyDerm, Ergon, Konva, Christodoulou Brothers, Metamaterial Inc and others. Panagiotis was also the Head of the Global F&B Community, a community of 80 Endeavor entrepreneurs with a high impact from 30 countries working in the F&B industry. Through the association and cooperation of all entrepreneurs, he organized F&B initiatives and events around the world to help the community develop its entrepreneurial actions and skills. Since 2018 is the Managing Director of Endeavor Greece. Panagiotis is a co-founder of TEDxKalamata, a volunteer of the Red Cross Samaritan, and is a consultant to speculative and nonprofit organizations.

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Marina Hatsopoulos
Πρόεδρος του Hellenic Innovation Network

Marina Hatsopoulos was Founding CEO of Z Corporation, an early market leader in 3D printing out of MIT. She is Board Chair of Levitronix Technologies and President of Hellenic Innovation Network. She is member of the National Board of Research & Innovation for the Republic of Cyprus and on the MIT Corporation Visiting Committee for Mechanical Engineering. She is on the Advisory Board of MIT Enterprise Forum Greece, Eurobank’s EGG incubator, and Mindspace. She was a Director of Cynosure Inc., a $400 million leader in laser aesthetics; the GSI Group, a $300 million supplier of laser-based equipment; and Contex Holding, a $100 million leader in large-format scanners. Her articles, essays and stories (windystreet.com) have been published in Venturebeat, CEOWORLD, Antioch Review, and elsewhere. She holds B.A. degrees (Math and Music) from Brown University and an M.S. (Mechanical Engineering) from MIT.

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Dr. Carsten Rudolph
Managing Director BaystartUp

Mit BayStartUP leitet Dr. Carsten Rudolph die zentrale Institution für Unternehmensgründung und Finanzierung in Bayern. Im Jahr 2009 übernahm er die Geschäftsführung des damaligen Münchner Businessplan Wettbewerbs und gestaltete unter der neuen Firmierung evobis den Ausbau zum heutigen umfassenden Angebotsspektrum. 2014 erfolgte die Zusammenführung der evobis mit der netzwerk nordbayern GmbH zu einer gesamtbayerischen Organisation zur landesweiten Unterstützung von Startups. Zuvor war er Projektleiter der High-Tech-Gründerinitiative “unternimm was.” der Microsoft Deutschland GmbH, einer der ersten Initiativen, die die Zusammenarbeit von etablierten Unternehmen und Startups zum Inhalt hatte. Von 2001 bis 2006 war er Geschäftsführer das netzwerk nordbayern. Weitere vorherige Stationen waren die eines Startups im e-Health Umfeld, die Unternehmensberatung bei McKinsey & Co sowie verschiedenen Positionen bei der Siemens AG. Dr. Carsten Rudolph studierte und promovierte an der TU Berlin im Fachgebiet Elektrotechnik mit dem Schwerpunkt auf Anwendungen der Künstlichen Intelligenz in der elektronischen Messtechnik. Seit September 2019 ist Carsten Rudolph berufener Professor für Entrepreneurship an der Technischen Hochschule Nürnberg Georg Simon Ohm.

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Gabriele Böhmer
Director Munich Startup

Gabriele Böhmer hat nach einem Studium der Verwaltungswissenschaften im Jahr 1985 ihre Tätigkeit bei der Landeshauptstadt München aufgenommen. Im Referat für Arbeit und Wirtschaft hat sie als stellvertretende Leitung der Wirtschaftsförderung unter anderem die Gründungsabteilung der Stadt München aufgebaut. Sie ist Mitglied im Aufsichtsrat der BayStartUP GmbH, im Vorstand bei Gründer Regio M, Mitglied des Kuratoriums Entrepreneurship & Intrapreneurship der Universität der Bundeswehr München, Beirätin in verschiedenen EU- Projekten und bei zahlreichen Projekten als Jurorin und Mentorin tätig. Seit 2014 verantwortet Gabriele Böhmer Munich Startup, das offizielle Startup Portal für München und die Region, sowie die Abteilung Entrepreneurshipförderung mit den Themen Strategie, Innovation, Technologie und Internationales. Träger von Munich Startup ist die Münchner Gewerbehof- und Technologiezentrum GmbH (MGH).

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Dr. Alexandros Papaderos
TUM Office for Research & Innovation
Acting Head for Research and Technology, Head of Innovation

Dr. rer. nat. Alexandros Papaderos is the Acting Head of the Office for Research and Innovation and the Head of Innovation of the Technical University of Munich (TUM). He is responsible for the Innovation and Technology Transfer activities at TUM. Dr. Papaderos has nearly 20 years of experience in the fields of protection and commercial exploitation of research results, collaboration between academia and business and university entrepreneurship. His track record includes numerous IP commercialization cases, negotiation and conclusion of research collaboration contracts with academic and industrial partners as well as broad experience in the creation of university start-ups and spin-offs. Among other appointments, Dr. Papaderos is a Member of the Committee for Research, Technology and Innovation of the Bavarian Industry Association (vbw), a Member of the TTO Advisory Group of the European Patent Office (EPO) and Vice Chair of the Council for Technology Transfer & Intellectual Property of the Greek Government. He is furthermore a frequent speaker in workshops and seminars on Technology Transfer issues.

Dr. Panteleimon Panagiotou
Head of Unit Information & Communication Technologies
Bavarian Research Alliance

Dr. Panteleimon Panagiotou hat Diplom-Chemie an der Universität Bayreuth (mit Schwerpunkt in Polymerphysik) in Deutschland studiert und an der École supérieure de chimie physique électronique de Lyon in Frankreich. Seine Promotion hat er durchgeführt an der Technische Universität München (TUM) an dem Physikdepartment, an der DESY (Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron), am ESRF
(European Synchrotron Radiation Facility) sowie am ILL (Institut Laue-Langevin). Seine Dissertation hat er abgeschossen in “Characterisation of the surface structure and morphology of thin polymer blends by scanning force microscopy, neutron and synchrotron scattering”. Seit 2007 ist Dr. Panagiotou bei der
Bayerischen Forschungsallianz (BayFOR, als bayerisches EU Förderberatungszentrum)
Fachbereichsleiter für IKT, Natur- & Ingenieurwissenschaften.

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Dr. Aikaterini Tzouma
Attorney at law & tax advisor

Partner of the Law Firm FASP Rechtsanwälte & Steuerberater mbB, Munich. Lecturer at the University of Applied Management, Ismaning. Key Practice Areas: Corporate & Tax law.

Δρ. Μαρία Λαπαρίδου
Chief Scientific Officer Orbem GmbH

I was born and raised in Thessaloniki, where I studied Veterinary Medicine. After my studies at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, I did an internship and worked at the animal clinic of Ludwig-Maximilian-
University in Munich. Being interested in research, I did my PhD in animal physiology, focusing on the immune system of the developing chicken embryo. While working at the Reproductive Biotechnology at the Technical University of Munich, in 2017, I met Pedro Gomez and Miguel Molina, with whom we combined our diverse backgrounds and
expertise to generate an automated egg classification method, combining MRI and AI. Since then we have dedicated our work on accelerating and simplifying MRI while making the technology affordable for applications outside the clinical environment. In 2019 we founded Orbem GmbH to unleash AI powered
Imaging for everything and everyone, where I lead innovation and research.

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Ειρήνη Ψαλλίδα
Co-Founder / Software Engineering Kewazo GmbH

Eirini Psallida is Co-founder and Head of Software at KEWAZO GmbH, a Munich-based robotics startup. KEWAZO offers intelligent robotic hoists for construction and industrial sites and has raised so far 3.8 million Euros. She holds a B.Sc. degree in Computer Science from the University of Athens followed by a M.Sc. degree in Informatics from the Technical University of Munich (TUM). Before founding KEWAZO, she gained valuable experience by working at the Greek startup ecosystem and CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research in Switzerland.

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Dipl.-Ing. Nikos Tsiamitros
CTO and Co-Founder Ariadne Maps GmbH

Nikolaos Tsiamitros did his master studies at the Technical University of Munich, on the field of software engineering. He holds a diploma degree from the National Technical University of Athens, in the field of Electrical Engineering. Nikolaos has worked for Siemens and Amazon. He has ten scientific publications and three patents on the field of precise localization. Today he is Chief Technology Officer at Ariadne Maps GmbH that he cofounded with Georgios Pipelidis

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Christian Wiest
CEO iThera Medical

Christian has an academic background in engineering and business. Following his studies at Technical University Munich (TUM) and University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), he spent 10 years at the strategic consulting firm McKinsey & Co., where he advised clients in the high tech and healthcare industries. He then transitioned into a commercial role at GE Healthcare where he was responsible for key account and project sales in the German-speaking countries. In 2010, Christian left GE Healthcare to co-found iThera Medical. Within the management team he focuses on strategy, sales & marketing, R&D, and HR.

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Λυμπέρης Περάκης
Εκπρόσωπος CELUS – Contunity GmbH

Lymperis Perakis works as Data Scientist at the R&D department of Celus GmbH. He was born in Athens and finished his bachelor’s degree at the Technical University of Munich in electrical and computer engineering. He is also a graduate of the Master in Management of TUM and is currently completing another master degree in the same faculty. Before working for Celus, he worked as a project manager in the field of telecommunications.

Γεώργιος Χατζηιωάννου
Terano Food UG

Georgios Chatziioannou is all about tech, sustainability and dogs. He is currently serving as the CEO of Terano and also works as a technology consultant at Capgemini Engineering. He holds two Master’s degrees from the Technical University of Munich, in Aerospace Engineering and in Management. After joining the Climate-KIC of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology in 2017, George found his passion for sustainable entrepreneurship. Despite recent successes in his Aerospace career, such as participating in two successful satellite missions and working at the European Space Agency, he decided to switch his focus and to embark on an entrepreneurial journey. Now, together with two long time friends, Philippos Barabas and Dimitrios Vogiatzis, he is working hard to tackle the problem of plastic pollution. This is how Terano was born in 2021 with the goal to eliminate plastic from our lives, starting with our groceries.

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