Technology Forum 2017 - Matchmaking Event


Technology Forum 2017 – Matchmaking Event

Promoting Business & Technology Partnerships in South-East Europe


The matchmaking event aims to promote business, technological and research partnerships bringing together the vivid ICT community from Greece, South-East European countries and beyond. Innovative companies, universities, research centers and other organisations active in the wide ICT sector are invited to expand their network, explore new ideas and develop cooperation potential following a programme of pre-arranged meetings.

The matchmaking event will be held in the framework of Technology Forum 2017 on the 17th of May, in Thessaloniki, Greece. The event is organised by PRAXI Network, coordinator of Enterprise Europe Network - Hellas.


This one day event targets entrepreneurs, researchers, stakeholders and others who are interested in sharing new ideas and identifying business and research partners to:

  • Find technologies to partner with, license or acquire
  • Build partnerships for future funding calls
  • Find buyers or development partners

Reasons to participate

This networking event presents an ideal platform to identify technology and business partners, through pre-arranged meetings. You simply need to register, present yourself, your company or organisation and your technology online and select interesting partners before the event.
For further details please refer to: How it Works.

The earlier you submit your collaboration profile, the more visibility it will receive.


Full Day Conference

M2M + Symposium

Innovation, enterpreneurship and research

Bilateral Meetings

M2M + Symposium

Meet potential business and research partners


M2M + Symposium

 Share new ideas and build partnerships

Main Topics


  • Big data
  • Cloud computing, systems and e-Infrastructure
  • Internet of things
  • Machine learning
  • Robotics
  • Security and Trust
  • Social media
  • other ICT technology

Applications in

  • Automotive, Transport and Logistics
  • Agriculture, Food and Beverages
  • Bioinformatics
  • Creative industries, content and media
  • Education
  • Energy and Environment
  • Healthcare
  • Human computer interaction
  • Manufacturing and Industrial software
  • Smart cities and Mobility
  • Space and Aerospace
  • Tourism and Cultural heritage
  • other application


Technology Forum: A few words on the event

Technology Forum started as a local initiative with the synergy of academic, research and business organisations of North Greece. During the last 4 years it has been established as a major cooperative event in Thessaloniki, gathering entrepreneurs, researchers and innovators and aiming to present ICT technologies, award past co-operations among the R&D and the business ICT community, boost the regional innovation ecosystem and promote partnerships. 

During the matchmaking event of 2016 more than 60 participants from 5 countries realised more than 130 bilateral meetings.


Technology Forum is organised by: Association of Information Technology Companies of Northern Greece (SEPVE), Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTH), Centre for Research & Technology Hellas (CERTH), General Secretariat for Research & Technology (GSRT), Alexander Innovation Zone (AIZ), University of Macedonia (UoM), Region of Central Macedonia (RCM), PRAXI Network, International Hellenic University (IHU), Alexander Technological Educational Institute of Thessaloniki (ATEIT), Enterprise Greece, Greek International Business Association (SEVE), Municipality of Thessaloniki, Federation of Industries of Northern Greece (FING), and the Ministry of Interior (department of Macedonia and Thrace).



Supported by:

closed since 16 May 2017
Registration 10 Apr – 16 May
Meeting Selection 24 Apr – 16 May
Event 17 May
Language English/Greek
Costs free of charge
Venue Technical Chamber of Greece | Thessaloniki
Bilateral Meetings
Participants 53
Meetings 111
Belgium 1
Bulgaria 4
Germany 1
Greece 44
United States 2
Total 53
Profile Views
Before Event1490
After Event 831