Technology Forum 2018 – Matchmaking Event


Promoting Business & Technology Partnerships in South-East Europe

The matchmaking event aims to promote business, technological and research partnerships bringing together the vivid ICT community from Greece, South-East European countries and beyond. Innovative companies, universities, research centers and other organisations active in the wide ICT sector are invited to expand their network, explore new ideas and develop cooperation potential following a programme of pre-arranged meetings.

The matchmaking event will be held in the framework of Technology Forum 2018 on the 16th of May, in Thessaloniki, Greece. The event is organised by PRAXI Network, coordinator of Enterprise Europe Network - Hellas.



This one day event targets entrepreneurs, researchers, stakeholders and others who are interested in sharing new ideas and identifying business and research partners to:

  • Find technologies to partner with, license or acquire
  • Build partnerships for future funding calls
  • Find buyers or development partners

Main Topics

  • ICT Technologies
  • Big data
  • Cloud computing, systems and e-Infrastructure
  • Internet of things
  • Machine learning
  • Robotics
  • Security and Trust
  • Social media
  • other ICT technology

Applications in

  • Automotive, Transport and Logistics
  • Agriculture, Food and Beverages
  • Bioinformatics
  • Creative industries, content and media
  • Education
  • Energy and Environment
  • Healthcare
  • Human computer interaction
  • Manufacturing and Industrial software
  • Smart cities and Mobility
  • Space and Aerospace
  • Tourism and Cultural heritage
  • other application

Technology Forum: A few words on the main event

Technology Forum started as a local initiative with the synergy of academic, research and business organisations of North Greece. During the last 4 years it has been established as a major cooperative event in Thessaloniki, gathering entrepreneurs, researchers and innovators and aiming to present ICT technologies and to award past co-operations among the R&D and the business ICT community. 

Technology Forum is organized by the following organisations:

  • the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTH),
  • the Association of Information Technology Companies of Northern Greece (SEPVE),
  • the Centre for Research & Technology Hellas (CERTH),
  • the Region of Central Macedonia (RCM),
  • the General Secretariat for Research & Technology (GSRT),
  • the Alexander Innovation Zone (AIZ),
  • the Hellenic Management Association (EEDE)
  • the University of Macedonia (UoM),
  • the Alexander Technological Educational Institute of Thessaloniki (ATEITH),
  • the Greek Ministry of Digital Policy, Telecommunications and Media (MDPTM),
  • the PRAXI Network (PN),
  • the International Hellenic University (IHU),
  • the Greek International Business Association (SEVE),
  • the Enterprise Greece (EG),
  • the Ministry of Interior/Macedonia-Thrace (MIMT),
  • the Balkan and Black Sea ICT Clusters Network (ICT-BBS),
  • the Thessaloniki Municipality (TM),
  • the Thessaloniki Tourism Organization (TTO),
  • the Federation of Industries of Northern Greece (SBBE) 
  • the Greek Computer Society (EPY).

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