13dec5:30 pm10:00 pmDemo Day & Awards Ceremony 2023 Fall

Event Details

Mark your calendars! – StartSmart SEE invites you to the Acceleration Demo Day scheduled for Wednesday, 13 December 2023, at 6 PM at NCSR Demokritos. Following opening remarks from the organizers, the hosts, and our key sponsors, you will have the opportunity to listen to thought-provoking comments on AI and immerse yourself in engaging discussions on sustainability and digitalization by industry experts. The event’s highlight will be the thrilling pitches from our accelerator teams that have earned their place in the finale.

Connect with innovators, corporate executives, VCs, policymakers, and academics in an environment designed to showcase cutting-edge technologies, foster meaningful connections, and celebrate innovation. 


17.30 – 18.00  Registration

18.00 – 18.15  Welcome Remarks 

“From MITEF to StartSmart SEE: A New Era in Entrepreneurship & Innovation’’ – Gerassimos Spyridakis, Chairman, StartSmart SEE 

George Nounesis – Director and Chairman of the Board, NCSR Demokritos

Marios Bompoulos – Director of Innovation Hub, PPC S.A.

18.15 – 18.45  Keynote: AI-Enabled Future 

“Minds and Machines: Navigating the AI Era” with Timos Sellis – Director of Archimedes Research Unit / Athena RC

18.45 – 19.15  Panel on Sustainability

How can technology pave the way for a more sustainable and energy-efficient society? What is the untapped potential of leveraging R&D to create enhanced products and services in the energy market? Join Ιndustry experts in a thought-provoking panel discussion on how innovation can fuel a sustainable future.

Panelists: Margarita Gamaletsou Director, Communication and Corporate Affairs at EYDAP

Georgia Ayfantopoulou – Research Director, CERTH, Deputy Director, HIT

Helena AthousakiChief Sustainability Officer, Motor Oil Group

Moderator: Rania Ekaterinari, C-level executive, BoD member at Hedno S.A., Motor Oil Group, Coral A.E, Elval Halcor

19.15 – 19.30  Networking Break 

19.30 – 20.00  Fireside Chat on AI

Engage in a dynamic discussion between two Industry thought–leaders delving into the seismic shifts created by Big Data and ΑΙ in the business landscape. These transformative technologies are more than mere tools; they redefine the very foundations of how companies operate and strategize. Discover the opportunities and challenges they present and gain valuable insights into how companies can effectively leverage these tools.

Dora Varvarigou – Professor, NTUA, Board Member, Bodossaki Foundation

Elias VyzasHead of Consulting, EY Greece

20.00 – 20.30  Finalists Pitch Session ( 8 Teams) | 3′ Pitching

20.30 – 20.45  Closing Remarks

Nikos Dendias – Minister of Defense

20.45 – 21.00  Winner Announcement & Awards – presented by:

Nikos Dendias – Minister of Defense 

Marios Bompoulos – Innovation Hub Director, PPC S.A

Nicolas Karydis – Program Manager, The People’s Trust

21.00 – 22.00  Networking Cocktail 



(Wednesday) 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm(GMT+00:00)



Post a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *