On Tuesday 2nd April 2013, students and professionals from the ICT sector together with other members of the audience had the opportunity to attend an event on "Reinforcing Innovation in Europe", organized by the International Hellenic University School of Science & Technology in the context of IHU Week.

The event was received very well by the audience, with an extensive session for questions and answers taking place after the speaker’s presentations. The Dean of the School of Science & Technology, Professor I. Vlahavas commenced by briefly talking about the International Hellenic University and the various ways that the School of Science & Technology supports innovation through its lectures and other activities. Prof. Vlahavas was followed by Professor I. Tsoukalas, Member of the European Parliament, who talked about innovation in the EU and policies such as the founding of KICs and EIT, the European Institute of Innovation and Technology). Ms I. Andronopoulou then took the floor to explain HUAWEI’s views on innovation in Europe and offer possible ways through which academia and industry could collaborate. Dr. F. Draganidis from the Microsoft Innovation Center in Greece ended the round of presentations by offering a detailed analysis of many initiatives that Microsoft Hellas has undertaken on different fronts to support innovation in Greece. The event was concluded by a long Q&A session whereby the audience had the chance to discuss with panel members on a number of issues of interest.



The event invitation is accessible here: http://www.ihu.edu.gr/reinforcing

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