EIT DIGITAL Office in Athens

The European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) and ICCS are pleased to announce the opening of EIT Digital new office in Athens. On January 17th, EIT Digital invites stakeholders from the local community to celebrate the opening of the new office in Athens. Aiming at global impact through European innovation, EIT Digital expands its presence in Athens, and ΙCCS makes an important step towards promoting innovation, education, and entrepreneurship in the country’s digital technological ecosystem.



­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­EIT Digital: Taking Greece’s Digital Transformation to the Next Level

10.00 – 10.30 Welcomes and Intro

  • Federico Menna, Chief Executive Officer at EIT Digital
  • Elena Contioso-Fleming, Interim Regional Director South at EIT Digital
  • Prof Ioannis Psarras, Director, ICCS 
  • Angelos Amditis, R&D Director of ICCS of the National Technical University of Athens

10.30 – 11.00: Οpenning Speeches by Greek Authorities

Digital Innovation,Transformation and Opportunity in Greece: Driving Change

Moderator: Angelos Amditis, R&D Director of ICCS of the National Technical University of Athens

  • Dimitris Papastergiou, Minister of Digital Governance of Greece
  • Prof  Ioannis ChatjigeorgiouRector of the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA)

11.00 – 11.30 : Coffee Break

11.30 – 13.00 : Panel Discussion

Mobilizing a Dynamic Greek innovation Ecosystem, Open and Connected

Moderator: Orestis Trasanidis, Managing Director at EIT Hub Silicon Valley and AI Lead at EIT Digital

·      Maria Pournari, COO of EDIH Health Hub & Intl Growth Mgr at JOIST Innovation Park

·      Panagiotis Papageorgiou, Innovation Division Director at Hellenic Development Bank (HDB)

·      Harris Mygdalis, Group Chief Digital Officer at Eurobank

·      Filippos Zakopoulos, Managing Partner at Found.ation

·      Gerasimos Michalitsis, New Ventures, Cyber and Data Intelligence Director at Netcompany-Intrasoft 

13.00 – 13.15 : Closing Remarks

  • Federico Menna,Chief Executive Officer at EIT Digital
  • Angelos Amditis, R&D Director of ICCS of the National Technical University of Athens

13.15 -13.30 RIBBON CUTTING ceremony


  • When : 17 January 2024, 10.00 – 14.00
  • Where: INNOVATHENS @Technopolis city of Athens
  • Organizers: I-SENSE Group, Institute of Communication and Computer Systems (ICCS) of the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) and EIT Digital 
  • How to attend: Registration is Required. Register by 10th January to secure your place. 


EIT Digital is a leading European digital innovation and entrepreneurial education organisation driving Europe’s digital transformation.

EIT Digital delivers breakthrough digital innovations to the market and breeds entrepreneurial talent for economic growth and improved quality of life in Europe. It does this by mobilising a pan-European ecosystem of over 130 top European corporations, SMEs, start-ups, universities and research institutes.

As a Knowledge and Innovation Community of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology, EIT Digital is focused on entrepreneurship and is at the forefront of integrating education, research and business by bringing together students, researchers, engineers, business developers and entrepreneurs. This is done in the pan-European network of Co-Location Centres in Berlin, Eindhoven, Helsinki, London, Paris, Stockholm, Trento, as well as in Budapest and Madrid. They also have a hub in Silicon Valley.

EIT Digital invests in strategic areas to accelerate the market uptake of research-based digital technologies focusing on Europe’s strategic, societal challenges: Digital Industry, Digital Cities, Digital Wellbeing and Digital Infrastructure.

EIT Digital breeds T-shaped entrepreneurial digital talent focused on innovation through a blended Education Strategy that includes a Master School, Doctoral School and Professional School.