NTUA Professor Yiannis Kalogirou as a guest speaker presented a speech at the Tour d’Europe, ELIAMEP-RISE workshop on “Europe’s Research and Innovation Policy, Athens”. His presentation was titled “The Greek Research and Innovation System and its potential contribution to the revitalization of the Greek economy“.
The event was organized by the Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy (ELIAMEP) and Professor Achilleas Mitsos on behalf of the Foundation. Participants from the Greek side, including Patricia Kyprianidou, General Secretary of R&D, as well as representatives from the private sector, universities, public research organizations, foundations and the government’s advisory body. The RISE delegation was led by Mary Ritter with Teresa Riera Madurell, Luke Georghiou, RISE Andrea Bonaccorsi, Lena Tsipouri, Andres Rodriguez-Pose and EU expert Ester Martinez-Ros.
The main messages from the event were: 1. Full accessibility can help reform; 2. Use under-utilized resources; 3. Move from a rule-based to a human-centered policy; 4. The Framework Program (FP ) and the Structural Funds are two separate policies, but implementation requires synergies; 5.The next Framework Program (FP) should combine continuity with renewal.
You can find Mr. Kalogirou’s full presentation here (pdf file).