Participation of A. Tsakanikas in the 2nd Workshop on Market Access for non-Market Access


A. Tsakanikas participated in the 2nd Market Access for non-Market Access Workshop, organized by the Hellenic Society of Market Accesson May 16th, delivering a speech on the “Use and Utilization of European Health Data.”

The educational workshop was aimed at executives of the pharmaceutical industry and state/regulatory bodies for pharmaceuticals, members of the academic community, representatives of patient associations, and generally those interested in gaining a comprehensive understanding of the processes involved in patient access to treatment and the revised legislative framework that governs the circulation of existing and future therapies.

The purpose of the 2nd Workshop was to educate participants on:

  • Developments in the key pillars of drug access, such as pricing, reimbursement, prescription, and funding
  • Medical devices, OTC medications, and current access models to treatments, such as the electronic medicine pre-authorisation system and IFET
  • Access to electronic health data and innovation
  • Challenges and skills of professionals working in the field of access to health technologies.

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Participation of A. Tsakanikas in the Open workshop of InSocial on Artificial Intelligence


A. Tsakanikas participated with a short thematic intervention at InSocial’s Open Workshop on Artificial Intelligence (AI), held on Thursday, January 25 at Impact Hub Athens.

The Workshop discussed the opportunities and challenges that IT creates for research, economic development, entrepreneurship and innovation, the challenges that IT poses to society such as bias, job losses and data security and privacy . Key issues of the necessary National Strategy of Greece for IT, the objectives for the development of IT and especially issues for sectors of the economy and society were also highlighted.

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The event was recorded and is available as a Video Podcast from Innovation Talks.

Participation of I. Kastelli in the IKD panel entitled “When is Industry Sustainable? New Perspectives on Sustainable Industrial Policies and Development”


On Wednesday, January 17, 2023, Dr. Ioanna Kastelli, (LIEE /National Technical University of Athens), took part as a distinguished speaker in the online panel of the prestigious Innovation Knowledge Development (IKD) seminar series. The seminar was titled “When is Industry Sustainable; New Perspectives on Sustainable Industrial Policies and Development”. Notably, the discussion was expertly moderated by Professor Smita Srinivas, accompanied by the insightful contributions of professors Lukasz Mamica and Keun Lee.

The overarching goal of the panel discussion was to shed light on the two-year-long endeavors of the research team. Their primary objective was to delve into the intricate web of factors that underpin the success of industrial policies. Through a comprehensive exploration, the panel sought to understand the multifaceted challenges and emerging opportunities inherent in the formulation of effective and sustainable policies. Of particular importance was the need to strike a delicate balance between fostering economic development and upholding environmental responsibility.

In line with this ambitious agenda, the researchers meticulously curated a special issue that is slated for publication in the spring of 2023. This special issue, set to be featured in the esteemed Review of Evolutionary Political Economy, is themed around “Industrial Policy for Sustainable Development”.

Find the issue at the link: 

More information about the IKD panel and seminars can be found on the Open University website:

Participation of Yannis Caloghirou as Discussant in the 10th event of “IN CONVERSATION” series: FRANCO MALERBA with RICHARD NELSON, 11 October 2022


The “IN CONVERSATION” series (Chris Freeman Centenary Lecture Series), jointly organised by CRIS-IS.ORG & UNU-MERIT, portray prominent innovation scholars of the day in the form of intellectual-biographical interviews with other senior scholars.

In the 10th event Franco Malerba (Full Professor of Applied Economics. President of ICRIOS, Bocconi University) was interviewed by Richard Nelson (George Blumenthal Professor Emeritus of International and Public Affairs, Business, and Law at Columbia University) on 11 OCTOBER 2022 at 1 pm GMT | 2 pm – London 9 am – New York | 10 am – Brazil | 2 pm – London | 3 pm – Denmark, France, Italy & South Africa | 4 pm – EAT | 6.30 pm – India | 9 pm China & Malaysia | 10 pm – Tokyo | 11 PM Canberra

The event was moderated by Sunil Mani (Centre for Development Studies)

Panel of discussants: Xiaolan Fu (University of Oxford), Nicholas Vonortas (George Washington University) and Yannis Caloghirou (NTUA)

You can watch the video of the event here:

Also, you can watch here the Opening Lecture by Richard Nelson (and his introduction by Yannis Caloghirou) in the 15th International Globelics Conference that took place in Athens on 11-13 October 2017:


Structure of the program (2 hours split up as follows)

Brief intro to the program and introducing NELSON (by SUNIL) 5 minutes

i. Introductory remarks by NELSON and FRANCO is introduced (10 minutes) followed by a conversation between them as follows

ii. Formative years and major influences – (10 minutes)

iii. Contributions, Critique and weakness, Current work & future course – (35 minutes): starting from the important contributions of FRANCO, evolving towards a critical evaluation of his work. Then moving on to discussions on what next given the changing circumstances, how the theoretical contributions are relevant in current circumstances etc. It is a platform to convey what they want future generations to take from FRANCO and how they can further develop standing on the strong base that was created.

iv. Comment on Status of Innovation Economics and what next? – (10 minutes)

Some of the possible questions could be the following. However the speakers can shape it the way they want it to be!

  • How did you end up doing research on innovation?
  • What were your most important contributions to the field?
  • To what degree have you engaged in teamwork and collective research?
  • How do you see the relationship between economics and innovation studies?
  • How do you see the role of innovation policy and innovation politics in development strategies?
  • How do you see the future for innovation studies?
  • At what level should we study innovation – micro, meso and macro?
  • What kind of methods should we use to study innovation and economic development?
  • What kind of advice would you like to give to young innovation scholars?
  • What role can innovation play in meeting global challenges?


v. Discussion (1 hour): For the 1 hour discussion a panel of scholars [Xiaolan Fu, Nicholas Vonortas & Yannis Caloghrouwill ask questions or make comments on FRANCO’s work. After FRANCO’s response to them the forum will be open for questions from the general audience.

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Συμμετοχή του Υπ. Διδάκτορα Γεώργιου Σιώκα στο 5o Συνέδριο “Sm@rt Cities – Digit@l Citizens”


Ο Υποψήφιος Διδάκτορας Γεώργιος Σιώκας συμμετείχε ως προσκεκλημένος ομιλητής στο 5o Συνέδριο “Sm@rt Cities – Digit@l Citizens”.

Συγκεκριμένα, την Τετάρτη 21 Οκτωβρίου 2020, συμμετείχε στο ψηφιακό πάνελ της 1ης συνεδρίας (10.00 – 11.30) με θέμα “Θεσμικές Παρεμβάσεις και η Αξιοποίηση «εργαλείων» στην Τοπική και Περιφερειακή Αυτοδιοίκηση”.

Ο τίτλος της παρουσίασης του ήταν “Οι καταλύτες για την επιτυχή υλοποίηση έξυπνων δράσεων στην Τοπική Αυτοδιοίκηση“. Μπορείτε να δείτε τη σχετική παρουσίαση εδώ.