Taking 10 million+ researchers to Patras IQ 2018

The Academy of Entrepreneurship (AKEP) will be informing participants at Patras IQ 2018 about the OPENiSME platform, an EU program bringing together 10 million+ researchers with small to medium sized businesses.

The 5th Patras Innovation Quest, held from April 27 to April 29, is an event that is expected to draw strong interest from Greek and foreign researchers and businesses.

It aims at creating competitive advantages via problem solving and the implementation of innovative ideas to help develop products in Greece and abroad. The fair is being organized by Greece’s education and development ministries, leading chambers of commerce and three universities (University of Patras, the Hellenic Open University and the Western Greece University of Applied Sciences.)

The OPENiSME program is an EU initiative that hooks ups leading global research with local businesses via a specially set up platform. AKEP is the Greek partner for the program.

“Patras IQ 2018 and OPENiSME are a perfect fit. It is all about getting the research to those who need it to grow,” said AKEP co-founder and president Andreas Stefanidis.

Bluegrowth by and OESYNE – Federation of Hellenic Associations of Young Entrepreneurs are also Intermediary organisations of OPENiSME and co-exhibitors with AKEP at Patras IQ 2018.

Patras IQ 2018 will take place at the D. Tofalos athletics center. For more information visit