Chr. Dimas: Legislative provision for the reform of the institutional framework of technoblasts within November

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In November, a legislative provision is expected to reform the institutional framework of technoblasts of research centers and universities, said the Deputy Minister of Research and Innovation at the Ministry of Development and Investment, Christos Dimas, speaking at the 6th Thessalomiki Summit.

The aim of the aforementioned development, he said, is “to clarify and clarify the climate and thus give additional incentives to researchers to create technoblasts and thus more effectively link research with innovation and entrepreneurship.”

Reiterating that the Greek government has put order in the field of start-ups, creating the register, Elevate Greece, through which there is now sufficient and reliable information about them, from how much is up to what turnover they carry out and are active, Mr. Dimas underlined the motivations that have been established and that prove that “the state is not against start-ups, but tries to support and help them”.

He underlined the three public policies that were promoted, namely the introduction of incentives for investment angels, for the acquisition of optional shares and the action of the NSRF to enhance the liquidity of start-ups, due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Referring to the companies that invest in research and development, he reminded that from September 1, 2020 the tax incentives changed and the overstaffing of research and development expenditures from 130% to 200% and in this context expressed his belief that “Greece I dare say that it is perhaps the most attractive destination in research and technology, at a time when it is pushing companies to expand their activities in the aforementioned fields “.

Among other things, he stressed that the actions of the NSRF for the cooperative innovations (innovation cluster) and the skill centers are progressing and announced that “now we will open the technology transfer offices to more effectively connect the research carried out in the research centers of the country and in the universities.” with entrepreneurship and innovation “.

Referring to Thessaloniki, Mr. Dimas stressed that he has all the guarantees to become an Innovation Center for the Balkans and SE Europe and expressed his belief that in the future he will be able to attract talented people and young scientists from other countries, to have the possibility of producing results within Greece by the city.

Among other things, he referred to the emblematic investments of the creation of the State of Innovation in Athena, where start-ups will coexist, tech-savvy companies that invest in research and development, but also to the 4th Generation Technology Park in Thessaloniki, Thess Intec, where he said and will The National Center for Research and Technological Development (CERTH) is expanding its activities.

CERTH operates multiplierly in terms of the money it receives from the central government and brings resources 10 times higher than it receives. The head of the center, Dimitris Tzovaras, pointed out, announcing that the turnover for 2020 amounted to 50 million euros. Presenting the center’s activities and its history, among other things, he stressed that he has established 17 spin off companies and talking about its new infrastructure, amounting to 34 million euros with funding from the Recovery Fund and the European Investment Bank, noted that the “largest our expansion will be at Thess Intec “.

For his part, the Rector of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Nikos Papaioannou pointed out that the Greek public university returns to Greek society everything that the state gives it, namely research and innovation.

Deloitte partner and head of Strategy, Vassilis Kafatos stressed that Thessaloniki is facing important opportunities that if exploited with vision and plan can play a leading role in the field of research and innovation, provided that a strong vision is developed and there is a strategy. , the cooperation of all stakeholders with research and innovation will be strengthened and investment in education will continue.

For the 4th Generation Technology Park, Thess Intec spoke on his part the head of the technology park, Nikos Efthymiadis and reiterating that “we must change our productive model”, stressed that in terms of competitiveness and innovation Greece is low on its list EU. Of course, he hastened to point out that the growth rate of innovation in our country is “fast”.

Communication sponsor of the Thessaloniki Summit is APE-BPE.

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Source From: Capital

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