Inception Days 2013

INCEPTION DAYS 16-18/05/2013 The Met Hotel


INCEPTION DAYS comes to Thessaloniki | From May 16 to 18 2013

We are proud to announce the three-day INCEPTION DAYS event, taking place May 16th to 18th in Thessaloniki. This upcoming International gathering aims to bring together Iconoclastic “Doers” representing, Corporations, NGOs, Academia, Venture Capitalists, entrepreneurs, journalists and active citizens seeking to cultivate innovation.

Inception Days is designed for those who are ready to explore, learn and actively participate in creating innovation ecosystems. The program highlights the successful combination of real innovative ideas and concrete practices with the capacities of the Southeastern European countries in order to foster a fertile environment for economic and social development.

The event is structured around three main themes:

·         Assessing, measuring, benchmarking, and mapping innovative capacity

·         Designing real-life, real-time prototype solutions to catalyze innovative growth

·         Implementing and experimenting with projects to build strong and sustainable innovation ecosystems

Inception Days seeks to discover, share, and implement solutions to grow innovation ecosystems, by leveraging science and technology to generate economic growth and improve the lives of billions of people. By bringing together keynote speakers and participants from across the innovation spectrum, Inception Days offers its audience a unique experience through its four core attractions: The 24-hour Hackathon, the Sandbox, and the Inception Stage allow for constant exchange and flow of ideas, highlighting new areas of thought and creativity, providing inspiration to the attendees. While the Inception Talks, where leading international figures such as Mr. Greg Horowitt Co-Founder & Managing Director at T2 Venture Capital,  Creator and Architect of the Rainforest, Mrs. Sophie Ennadi CEO at NAJMTEK  and  Mr. Domenico Navarra Sole Director at AREASCOA, focuses on the main characteristics that distinguish a successful innovation ecosystem, including, among other things the value of cooperation and trust building, the dynamics of networking and knowledge exchange, the prospects of openness and the need for an innovation friendly culture.

Inception Days is brought to you under the auspices of the Greek Ministry for Development, Competitiveness, Infrastructure, Transport, and Network, the Hellenic Republic Region of Macedonia as well as the United Nations Development Programme – UNDP, and is supported by major organizations.

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