Who we are

PRAXI Network is the leading technology transfer and innovation support organization in Greece, bringing together 30 years of unique know-how in assisting small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and research organisations throughout the country.

Its mission is to make Greek enterprises and research organisations more competitive by:

  • connecting research/academia & industry
  • fostering innovation and entrepreneurship
  • supporting/promoting transnational cooperation

PRAXI Network provides…

…innovation and technology transfer services to enterprises and research organisations for:

  • achieving innovation driven competitiveness
  • accessing public and private funding and exploring new market opportunities in Europe and beyond
  • exploiting and commercialising research results

PRAXI Network functions as a unit of the Foundation for Research and Technology – Hellas (FORTH), the largest and most well organized, equipped and staffed research centre in the country, with research successes that render it among the top in Europe. PRAXI Network has presence in 6 cities in the country: Athens, Thessaloniki, Heraklion, Volos, Patras, Ioannina.

It started out in 1991 as a partnership between FORTH and SEV Hellenic Federation of Enterprises with the mission to link industry with academia. Since then, PRAXI Network has introduced important initiatives aiming at the technological cooperation enhancement between Greek and foreign enterprises and organisations. Since 1998 the General Secretariat for Research & Technology in Greece appoints PRAXI Network as the National Contact Point (NCP) for the 5th, 6th and 7th Framework Programmes for Research and Technological Development and Horizon 2020, rendering it an official entity for information and advisory support for EU-funded research programmes.

The General Secretariat for Research and Innovation (GSRI) has appointed on March 2021, PRAXI Network/FORTH as Horizon Europe National Contact Point (NCP) for the thematic areas below:

  • Legal and Financial aspects
  • European Research Council (ERC)
  • Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA)
  • Research Infrastructures
  • Culture, creativity and Inclusive Society
  • Civil Security for Society
  • Climate, Energy and Mobility
  • Food, Bioeconomy, Natural Resources, Agriculture and Environment
  • The European Innovation Council (EIC) and European Innovation ecosystems
  • Widening Participation
  • Fission
  • Fusion
  • European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT)

 

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22 May 2024

Invest to Innovate: A Series of Events about Ιnvestment Presentations

06 Mar 2024

The Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs programme celebrates 15 years of fostering entrepreneurship in E...

25 Jan 2024

PRAXI Network supports the University of Crete in the implementation of the ACES-STAR project.

31 Aug 2023

Launch of the Single Market Tour

25 Jul 2023

Travel grants by NCP_WIDERA.NET

30 Mar 2022

Professor Nektarios Tavernarakis elected Chair of the European Institute of Innovation & Techno...

PRESENCE IN 5 CITIES

Athens

Thessaloniki

Heraklion

Patras

Volos