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A Leading Competitive Pole For The Technological and Innovative Entrepreneurship in Greece

Patras Science Park (PSP) is one of the six Science and Technology Parks (STPs) established in Greece back in the early 90s under the auspices of the General Secretariat for Research and Technology (GSRT). An initiative of the Foundation for Research and Technology and the Institute of Chemical Engineering Sciences (FORTH/ICE-HT), became in 2001 an independent Public Limited Company (Sociètè Anonyme) owned by the Greek Ministry of Finance.

For over 30 years, PSP supports the growth of innovative, technology based companies across several sectors such as ICT, biotechnology, clean energy and other industrial technologies, contributing to the City Region’s knowledge economy.

Patras Science Park operates according to the rules and provisions of the relative legislation for public and limited companies. It is managed by a Board of Directors assisted by a group of professional, dedicated and experienced personnel and partners.

A City with traditional entrepreneurial and commercial activity, a reforming political and cultural spirit and a proud record of academic and scientific excellence, it is no surprise that Patras is the home of one of the first and leading science parks in Greece.

Patras Science Park was established according to the model of “Incubator” for New Technology Based Firms (NTBFs). The main scope is to provide high quality infrastructure as well as co-shape the appropriate financial and social conditions that will support and promote the creation, operation and development of innovative firms through spin-off / spin-out processes and the co‑operation among the University, Research Centers and the Industry.

Their origin is mainly domestic, but also foreign companies have invested significant amounts through equity acquisition or VC funding schemes. The majority of the companies demonstrate a high degree of extroversion.

In the past, several companies needed to expand and “migrate” in other facilities or cities, but still retain their membership and actively contribute to the existed technological ecosystem. PSP presents a good record of such companies like CBL, Antcor, Bytemobile, Nanoradio and Atmel. On the other hand, large multinationals such as Citrix, Samsung and Dialog have established business units in the area to further strengthen their R&D activities, acquiring companies created and developed in PSP.

Furthermore, leading companies in their field (Velti, Althom Engineering) have chosen PSP as their base in the area, whereas other prominent companies or Institutes participate in tenant’s capital share (e.g. Systems Sunlight, Connecticut Innovations and Piraeus Tech Catalyst Fund in Advent, Vianex in Eldrug), securing and enhancing the important role of PSP in the national innovation and technology‑intensive entrepreneurial system.

Today, PSP is home of 41 companies and institutions, employing nearly 140 highly skillful personnel in areas such as engineering, chemistry, physics, medicine.  These companies are catered with a mix of high quality office space, technical infrastructure and supporting administrative and business services.

Patras Science Park (PSP) is one of the six Science and Technology Parks (STPs) established in Greece back in the early 90s under the auspices of the General Secretariat for Research and Technology (GSRT). An initiative of the Foundation for Research and Technology and the Institute of Chemical Engineering Sciences (FORTH/ICE-HT), became in 2001 an independent Public Limited Company (Sociètè Anonyme) owned by the Greek Ministry of Finance.

For over 30 years, PSP supports the growth of innovative, technology based companies across several sectors such as ICT, biotechnology, clean energy and other industrial technologies, contributing to the City Region’s knowledge economy.

Patras Science Park operates according to the rules and provisions of the relative legislation for public and limited companies. It is managed by a Board of Directors assisted by a group of professional, dedicated and experienced personnel and partners.

A City with traditional entrepreneurial and commercial activity, a reforming political and cultural spirit and a proud record of academic and scientific excellence, it is no surprise that Patras is the home of one of the first and leading science parks in Greece.

Patras Science Park was established according to the model of “Incubator” for New Technology Based Firms (NTBFs). The main scope is to provide high quality infrastructure as well as co-shape the appropriate financial and social conditions that will support and promote the creation, operation and development of innovative firms through spin-off / spin-out processes and the co‑operation among the University, Research Centers and the Industry.

Their origin is mainly domestic, but also foreign companies have invested significant amounts through equity acquisition or VC funding schemes. The majority of the companies demonstrate a high degree of extroversion.

In the past, several companies needed to expand and “migrate” in other facilities or cities, but still retain their membership and actively contribute to the existed technological ecosystem. PSP presents a good record of such companies like CBL, Antcor, Bytemobile, Nanoradio and Atmel. On the other hand, large multinationals such as Citrix, Samsung and Dialog have established business units in the area to further strengthen their R&D activities, acquiring companies created and developed in PSP.

Furthermore, leading companies in their field (Velti, Althom Engineering) have chosen PSP as their base in the area, whereas other prominent companies or Institutes participate in tenant’s capital share (e.g. Systems Sunlight, Connecticut Innovations and Piraeus Tech Catalyst Fund in Advent, Vianex in Eldrug), securing and enhancing the important role of PSP in the national innovation and technology‑intensive entrepreneurial system.

Today, PSP is home of 41 companies and institutions, employing nearly 140 highly skillful personnel in areas such as engineering, chemistry, physics, medicine.  These companies are catered with a mix of high quality office space, technical infrastructure and supporting administrative and business services.

At the heart of a Science and Technology Community

We want to be internationally recognized as a leading competitive pole for the technological and, innovative entrepreneurship in Greece

Through successful collaborations, we wish to create a contemporary, innovative entrepreneurial zone, to be used as a tool for the development of the Region of Western Greece towards the “new emerged innovative, financial-productive environment”.   Such approach will facilitate and mobilize both additional and alternative, new financial, productive and constructive forces in the Region.

PSP business model can be described under the following three headings:

  • Core Business: Develop and Manage fit-for-purpose office and lab space accommodation and provide cost effective administrative services
  • Added Value Services: Provide business support services to assist the growth of high-tech companies
  • Identity & Image: Promote and communicate PSP’s activities in a way that we’ll build a strong brand name with international perspective for the benefit of our Companies, Partners, Institutes and the Region.

To effectively implement its business model, PSP has devised a three-pillar strategy with certain objectives to be achieved in each thematic focus:

source: www.totheport.com

The aim is to support tenant’s daily operation through the provision of high-quality office and lab spaces, technical infrastructure, basic administrative services, and flexible non-prescriptive support with the assistance of an experienced network of partners.

At PSP we believe that we have to offer more than just space and standard facilities. To this extent, PSP management is in the process of designing and developing a range of initiatives and added value services to support companies in their business growth and competitiveness. These include:

  • Business and marketing support (e.g. IP protection, competitor and market analysis, feasibility and strategic planning, regional business mapping)
  • Facilitated access to university and research centre’s resources and expertise. Enhance the role of PSP to knowledge transfer between academia and industry
  • Worldwide connections to foster extroversion and international activity in cooperation with IASP and other associations or organizations
  • Events and Networking
  • HR Management and PR relations
  • Virtual Hosting for alumni or associated companies
  • In conjunction with other public and private partners, develop infrastructures and facilities to accommodate more companies and attract others from abroad
  • Coordination and supporting actions to deliver funding mechanisms and cluster initiatives to further exploit economies of scope and learning curves
  • Design the appropriate Institutional Framework and Economic Conditions to create an Enterprise Zone encouraging and attracting the creation of new businesses and jobs, thereby helping local and regional prosperity 

Regional Development based on knowledge, technology and innovation, depends on several factors and needs both creative and decisive actions. PSP in cooperation with Enterprises, Regional Authorities and other Institutional Stakeholders considers the delivery of Regional Development Projects of paramount importance for the so-called knowledge-economy. Such Projects can contribute to the following:

  • Utilize and develop local technology for the benefit of the society
  • Engage a number of PSP tenants in real life projects, enhancing their sustainability, capacities, job creation and technology proof in demonstration applications
  • Increase PSP brand name and indirect profitability
  • Promote the cooperation between industry, academia, public sector and end-users
  • Introduce and develop transregional cooperation with other companies and Science Parks
  • Apply European Policies and exploit relative available funds
  • Develop and build an experienced and well-trained HR base

work ethicS

PSP is proud that has developed professionalism and responsibility around the workplace

board of directors

A chamber of 6 responsible people, who bring unique knowledge and skills which complement the knowledge and skills in charge of the decision making of the PSP future

our team

The team of PSP cooperate to complete task that are aiming to the high visions of the company

financial statement

Summary report that shows how PSP has used the funds entrusted to it by its stockholders (shareholders) and lenders, and what is its current financial position

work ethicS

PSP is proud that has developed professionalism and responsibility around the workplace

board of directors

A chamber of 6 responsible people, who bring unique knowledge and skills which complement the knowledge and skills in charge of the decision making of the PSP future

our team

The team of PSP cooperate to complete task that are aiming to the high visions of the company

financial statement

Summary report that shows how PSP has used the funds entrusted to it by its stockholders (shareholders) and lenders, and what is its current financial position

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Evangelia Gralista

Web Design Internship

Evangelia Gralista from Trikala,Greece is in her senior year at University of Patras in the department of mathematics. She is currently working as a web design intern at Patras Science Park (PSP).

Vicky Tomara

Development Director

Vicky studied Business Administration at Athens University of Economics and Business and she got a M.B.A. from University of Patras. Her experience and background focus on supporting businesses-academia partnerships. Especially, she has been primarily activated in innovation supporting tools, while she worked in the past as an economist and research project manager in the industry. She has a good knowledge of the Greek innovation ecosystem actors, including academia, research institutes, regional and central governmental organizations, entrepreneurs and industry. She contributed to the launch and development of the Innovation and Technology Transfer Office of the University of Patras where she served as a Technology Transfer Consultant for 4 years. She acted as the principal organizational officer on behalf of the University of Patras for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Patras IQ Innovation Exhibition. Also, she contributed to the launch and development of the Technology Transfer Office of Patras Science Park and she involved in the building of the collaborative network between both CERN procurement and CERN Technology Transfer Group with the Greek start up community & enterprises. She is currently the Development Director in Patras Science Park, she is member of the Advisory Board of the Proof of Concept and she participates in the selection committee in various regional innovation competitions.