The Management Structure follows the principals which are stated in the Final Application Guide composed by the General Secretariat for Research and Technology. 
Management Bodies

Region of Central Macedonia

Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

University of Macedonia

Centre for Research & Technology Hellas

Association of Information Technology Companies of Northern Greece
Federation of Industries of Northnern Greece
Thessaloniki Technology Park
Research Commitee of AUTH
Dissemination of business and sector intelligence
Organisations responsible for implementation of the task
• Urban and Regional Innovation Research Unit (URENIO)
• Association of Information Technology Companies of Northern Greece (SEPVE)

Task Description
Business intelligence is the systematic monitoring of markets and technologies with a view to the improvement of the efficiently in business management, discovering new markets, assessment of future needs. The contribution of business intelligence in the field of innovation is that it can substitute (certain) R&D departments, through the systematic monitoring of technology, innovation, and market trends.

Business and sector intelligence is implemented in three levels:
1. At sector level, with the design of information systems for all the businesses of the sector
2. At competition level, utilizing benchmarking applications that record and analyse the practices and methods of selected groups of businesses designated as major competitors
3. At business level, by utilizing the internal database from ERP and CRM applying data mining techniques to reveal hidden information.

Partial goals:
• Dissemination, awareness, and demonstration of business intelligence applications on ICT businesses, includingn market analysis, alternative technologies analysis, cooperation opportunities with vendors. Demonstration of alternative technologies.
• Application of sector intelligence in the ICT sector. Development of the market and technology watch systems, systemizing information sources, analysis methods, information receivers, methods of approach and information, feedback from the receivers, evaluation of the information selection system.
• Business intelligence pilot application in the ICT sector, with a view to the understanding of the results and demonstration to third parties.

Task Manager
Spiros Egnatiadis
Tel: +30 2310 365.130
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