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July 2017

Global Entrepreneurs Project: How Can the Greek Startups Grow

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AIESEC, is the largest student-run organization, with more than 70.000 active members aiming to have a positive impact on society.

Global Entrepreneur is a cross-cultural program where our young talents brings added value to your venture with their entrepreneurial spirit. It is a non-paid professional internship for 6-12 weeks for young people from around the world.

Most startups don’t have enough money to support their functions and not enough HR to handle their operations. Therefore, the program offers in an affordable way young talents to help startups boost their performance in fields such as International Sales, Social Media Management, Digital Marketing and Information Technology.


The total program fee is 150€ per student, if the accommodation is provided, which can be reduced respectively to the number of interns that every startup wants to collaborate with. If the accommodation of the student cannot be covered, there is an extra fee of 120€ per student.

For more information, you can contact with Antonis Papagelis through his personal mail:

Application Form for the OK!Thess pre-incubation program

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Submissions from individuals or groups with innovative ideas, are accepted anytime, regardless their stage, who would like to benefit from the services of the OK!Thess pre-incubator in order to set up a startup business or accelerate the one that has been already set up.

Proposals shall be evaluated at regular intervals, the exact dates are being announced on the website.

The current submission period closes on September the 13th 2017. Results will be announced on September the 19th 2017. The incubation period starts with a compulsory bootcamp that starts on the 2nd and lasts until the 13th of October.

To participate, you either fill in the following form, or just answer the questions in the body of an e-mail and send it to

NEWBITS – Through an improved understanding of ITS services towards innovative business models

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The European Commission sees an important role for Intelligent Transport Systems – short ITS – in order to enhance greening transport and improve transport efficiency, safety, and security.[1] However, there is a lack of robust and innovative business models for ITS services, such as in-vehicle safety and traffic monitoring systems.

To support the development of innovative business models and effective policy incentives, a better understanding of the factors affecting the deployment of ITS services is required. The Horizon 2020 project NEWBITS (‘NEW Business models for ITS’) aims to contribute to this improved understanding by assessing the barriers and enablers for the deployment of such services. Furthermore, it explores the impact of external factors and trends on the future relevance of barriers and enablers.

A deeper understanding of the described factors has been achieved by the recently published project deliverable ‘D 2.2: Assessment of main barriers and key performance indicators (KPIs) for the implementation of ITS services’. Based on a literature review and the results of an EU-wide online survey among relevant stakeholders, supplemented by the assessment of 94 ITS services currently applied in the EU, US and Australia, the most relevant barriers and enablers for specific market segments and service types were determined.

The results of D 2.2 illustrate that the relevance of barriers and enablers for the deployment of ITS services differs significantly between market segments. It also turned out that a lack of attractive business models, political prioritization, cooperation between stakeholders and interoperability between services are relevant barriers within all market segments. The opposite of these ‘general barriers’ were identified as cross-market enablers, for instance increasing political commitment. In addition, an enhanced popularity of ‘Mobility-as–a-Service’ (MaaS), more public-private partnerships and a higher level of end-user involvement were recognized as further important enablers for ITS services.

The study also emphasizes the expected change of the mentioned barriers and enablers influenced by trends like urbanization, increased attention for sustainability, emerging technologies (e.g. 5G), demographic changes and an increased demand for multimodal transport. These trends may lead to increased political commitment and more attractive business models.

Find out more about NEWBITS and the project results under


Inquiries should be addressed to:

Mr. Xavier Leal

Project Manager NEWBITS

[1] EC (2008): Action Plan for the Deployment of Intelligent Transport Systems in Europe, COM(2008) 886 final:

< > [31.05.17].


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A leader in the development and implementation of interactive media technology.

  • Founded October 1989 in Thessaloniki
  • Awarded with the European Information Technology Grand Prize 2001
  • July 2016 Greek share reached 6.8% (versus 3.2% last year) surpassing Sony, LG, Microsoft-Nokia approaching Apple
  • Intertwined with a wide variety of innovative, cutting edge technology products, ranging in application from the automotive and education markets to office and entertainment
  • Continuously offer more advanced and useful products to its’ current markets, while expanding into new sectors that promote technology
  • 2017 prepares entrance -to begin with-in a European market


Location: Pilea, Thessaloniki @TIZ


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One of the largest lift companies offering products in the global market

  • 30 successful years of experience
  • Presence with subsidiaries and sales offices in 15 countries
  • Exports to 100 countries worldwide
  • 61 testing towers, cover a total vertical distance of 52m.m
  • Wide product range, 24-hour service, premium pre- and after- sales support, customization expertise and state-of-the-art manufacturing
  • Innovative e-services offering the option of testing or designing a lift and the option of getting an immediate quote