Panagiotis KARNIOURAS is the Director of PRAXI Network, an accredited IMP³rove Guide and Programme Committee member of the Horizon Europe configuration “The European Innovation Council (EIC) and European Innovation Ecosystems”. He was also a Programme Committee member of the horizontal configuration “Innovation in SMEs” and “Access to Risk Finance” in the previous EU Framework Programme for R&I “Horizon 2020”.
He is acting as a project manager or project director for more than 20 publicly or privately funded projects dealing with technology transfer, innovation support, exploitation of research results and research-industry cooperation, financing innovation.
He is the Coordinator of Enterprise Europe Network in Greece
, a member of the Steering and Advisory Group of the Enterprise Europe Network
and member of the BoD of the Hellenic Bio Cluster (HBio)
, the Hellenic Photonics Cluster (HPhos)
, the Hellenic Association of Innovative Small and Medium Enterprises "INNOVATION GREECE
" and the Micro & Nano Scientific Society. He is also a member of the Regional Research and Innovation Council of the Prefecture of the North Aegean, member of the National Committee for Research, Innovation and Education, FORTH’s representative at the Hellenic Digital Health Cluster (HDHC)
General Assemblies, and has acted several times as an evaluator of National innovation, research and investment proposals as well as evaluator of innovation proposals submitted to innovation related competitions.
He holds an MSc degree from UMIST (UK) and a Mechanical Engineering Diploma from the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA).