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
Promotion and transnational technology cooperation of RIPCM
Organisation responsible for implementation of the task
• Federation of Industries of Northern Greece (FING)

Task Description
This activity is intended to improve the international technology collaboration of businesses and research centers of Central Macedonia working with / developing applications and products in the ICT sector. Comprises two partial components:
• On the one hand, the international networking and technology cooperation of businesses and organizations of Central Macedonia with peer organizations in Europe, USA, and Asia, with a view to the improvement of quality, originality, and production cost of products, but also the approach to new markets.
• On the other, the promotion of the Innovation Pole and Central Macedonia as a host place to ICT businesses and organizations, aimed at attracting similar activities to reside in Central Macedonia. Similar to the promotion is also the transfer of good practices in attracting businesses and international technology cooperation from regions that exercise respective practices successfully (Ireland, Scotland, S. France, etc.).

Partial goals:
• Planning and activation of networks for international technology cooperation of ICT businesses with potential suppliers, associates, and distributors in the EU and Asia. Cooperation with the European network EU-Japan, prospecting partnerships in the production of software with suppliers in Bangalore. Exchanges, meetings, visits.
• Promotion of Central Macedonia and the Regional Innovation Pole as a host place for ICT businesses and organizations. Promotion of the advantages of residence. Recording and promotion of services and after-care organizations.
• Analysis of the attractiveness of Central Macedonia as a host location for international knowledge intensive and technology investments. Exploring the terms for the residence of selected cases of multinational corporations (e.g., Nokia, Sony, etc). Planning of a package of motives and attraction services.
• The promotion of the investment benefits of the RCM.
• The mobilization of research centers on the one hand, for the merchandising of the already existing research results and on the other, for the direction of developing research activity in line with the demand by the local production system,.
• The promotion of success stories of business globalization from the local production system.
• The promotion of competitive advantages of groups of ICT businesses and organizations in the Greek and global market, and,
• The development of a mechanic to connect the demand for technology by local businesses with the available results of research projects of local research institutions and institutes.
More concretely, this task includes the following activities
• Business Missions
• Web site design and logo creation
• Advertising campaign

Task Manager
Christos Georgiou
Tel:+30 2310 539.817
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