he Hellenic Centre of Volunteer Managers (HCVM) consists of active and former senior business executives with shared experiences gained through their long career in Greek and multinational companies and organisations, who are inspired by the same vision to volunteer their services to their local communities. The members of the Centre provide their business experience and know-how on a volunteer basis and free of charge to social institutions, small enterprises and new entrepreneurs with limited means and capacities to help them attain their goals.In the framework of our mission and capabilities, our members convey their know-how, guide and consult the recipients of our services, while maintaining strict confidentiality. A project is set for each request of collaboration we accept, which has a specific goal, time schedule and outcome. Our contribution is of a purely advisory or training nature and we always work close with the recipients of our services, who are responsible for project management and implementation. By way of example, we cover the following sectors:
- Establishment of new bodies and organisation of operational framework
- Preparation of business and financing plans
- Optimisation of legal and institutional operational framework
- Bolstering of financial management and control
- Decrease of operating cost/ enhancement of productivity
- Promotion of competitiveness and sales
- Utilisation of the advantages of technological infrastructures and methods
- Improvement of human resources management and performance
- Project management
- Participation in short workshops, conferences and info events
The ATHENS SYNERGIES are 6 business associations collaborating with INNOVATHENS and representing over 300 companies from many highly advanced technology fields, such as mobile applications, microelectronics, open source software, startups and aerospace technology applications.
The Hellenic Association of Mobile Applications Companies (HAMAC) represents a vibrant sector of more than 80 high-tech companies whose activities include the development of added value mobile applications, the provision of added value services for telecommunication providers, the provision of innovative communication, content and application services.
The Greek Free/Open Source Software Society (GFOSS) is a non-profit organization founded in 2008 collaborating with 29 Universities and Research Centers. Its main goal is to promote Openness through the use and the development of Open Standards and Open Technologies in Education, Public Administration and Business in Greece.
GFOSS is a platform for Open Standards, Free Software, Open Content, Open Data & Open Hardware in Greece. The major Greek Universities and Research Centers participate in GFOSS, while leading members of the Greek community of developers play a key role in the implementation of our policies.
GFOSS is affiliated with Creative Commons, is a founding member of COMMUNIA and FAB LAB ATHENS, member of the Open Government Partnership (OGP) Network, Node of the Open Data Institute, member of the Open Budget Initiative and member of the Open Policy Network. GFOSS also cooperates with the Enterprise Europe Network – Hellas in the ICT sector, with the aim to assist companies that provide Open Technology services. Nine members of GFOSS participate in GRNET‘s project, FOSS Centers of Excellence, the centers deliver training activities for developing and promoting FOSS software in ten subject areas.
GFOSS experts share extensive multidisciplinary experience in the development and operation of major transparency and public engagement projects in Greece, including projects on electronic deliberation for participatory decision making and open innovation.
Τ.: +30 210-7474-271 Φ.: +30 210-7474-252 e.: info AT eellak DΟΤ gr Αρκαδίας 31, 11527, 2ος Όροφος, Αθήνα www.ellak.gr
The Hellenic Semiconductor Industry Association (HSIA) was launched in 2005 as a non-profit association of high-tech industries to represent the dynamic Greek sector of semiconductors, micro- & nano- electronics and embedded systems. HSIA brings together 50 industrial members and over 30 relevant universities and institutes in Greece and abroad. HSIA is a proud member of the European Semiconductor Industry Association (ESIA) and the Global Semiconductor Alliance (GSA).
The Hellenic Bio Cluster (HBio) is a coalition of Greek Life Sciences companies, encompassing corporate players in the sectors of Biotechnology, Diagnostics, Medical Devices, Pharmaceuticals and Services. HBio, the first ever Life Sciences cluster to be set up in Greece, is aiming at the development of the Life Sciences industry in Greece, the promotion of the Greek Life Sciences business sector and the facilitation of business & research collaborations between Greek and foreign companies and research groups.
The Hellenic Association of Space Industry (H-ASI) was founded on September 22nd 2008 following a joint endeavor on behalf of a significant part of the Hellenic Industry activated in space technology and applications sector.
The Association constitutes a non for profit organization and -according to its memorandum- its basic targets are:
- The promotion and assistance of the Hellenic Space Technology & Applications Industry in Greece as well as internationally:
- he development of communication and collaboration channels between the Association members, as well as with similar actors and within the European and the International space marketplace.
- The optimization of: the Hellenic participation in ESA, the National contribution to EUMETSAT, the participation to the Hellenic MoD’s programs involving space-related technologies and applications, as well as any potential for Industrial Cooperation opportunities resulting from the aforementioned participations.
- The promotion of the cooperation among the Hellenic Space Industry and the Hellenic Research Centers, as well as Hellenic Highest and Higher Educational Faculties, involved in space-related technological sectors.
- The contribution in the quest and exploitation of Research & Development (R&D)-related financing schemes covering sectors in which H-ASI members are actively participating in, as well as the establishment of relative conditions and pre-requisites for promoting the deliverables of such R&D programs.
- The promotion of activities in technological sectors relevant to space technology such as: space communications, remote sensing – telemetry, as well as their focused applications with regards to Greece such as: environment monitoring and surveillance; civil protection during emergency situations (i.e. earthquakes, floods, fires, etc.); GIS applications; border and coastal security; smart electric grid systems; smart & secure transportation systems (sea, air, road & rail transports); multimedia applications and services as well as “Future Internet” applications; broadband services for diminishing Digital Divide among Greek rural and agricultural & remote areas; as well as new, space-related materials and applications.
After a number of successive invitations to new members, the Association is currently includes twenty five (25) regular active members. All H-ASI members are Greek High Tech companies, employing over 1000 employees, of which the vast majority constitutes highly trained personnel in space technology and its applications. H-ASI members represent a large portion of Greece’s research and manufacturing man power in the space technology and applications sector.
Most of H-ASI members have been participating successfully to ESA programs, either through the ESA-Greek Task Force Call for Ideas, or independently through ESA tenders and thus have been accumulating significant know-how and expertise with regards to developing and managing space-related programs, technologies and applications.
From 2003 up to date, H-ASI members have been successfully participated in over 35 space technology and applications programs, having a cumulative budget of over € 20M and thus represent Greek Space Industry’s spearhead.
Τ.: +18.104.22.168.975 e.: firstname.lastname@example.org Στρατήγη 7, 15451 Νέο Ψυχικό, Ελλάδα, www.hellenic-asi.org
The Hellenic Startup Association is the outcome of the collective efforts of creative Greeks to promote entrepreneurship through innovation and rapid growth as the only effective means to create new quality jobs on a large scale. Public consultations on its establishment date back to June 2011 while its official establishment took place in December 2011. Currently it numbers more than 80 startup companies as members and its community includes more than 1,200 persons. The strategy of the Hellenic Startup Association focuses on boosting five sectors where geoeconomics, symbolic capital and human resources blend together to give an international competitive advantage, namely: a) Culture & Tourism, b) Agricultural economics & Gastronomy, c) Energy, d) High technology, and e) Transportation. The Hellenic Startup Association promotes views, actions and policies implementing the above strategy while also strengthening the internal and external netting of start-ups, and organising know-how transfer and entrepreneur training actions. Finally, in collaboration with the European Business Angels Network, the Association has set up Hellenic Angels, the first Business Angels Network in Greece. www.hellenicstartups.gr
In the context of operation of the business accelerator, specialist executives will be selected who will provide at no charge and on a customised basis their advisory services on a wide range of topics such as:
• Financial management
• Accounting support
• Legal protection and safeguarding of intellectual property rights