ANT1 News reports about the Mazinnov event of November 10th and 11th ! 

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" The second forum of the Greek-French innovation network MAZINNOV is coming. 

The Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum MAZINNOV 2 will be held on Friday and Saturday, November 10th and 11th, 2017.

France ranks third in innovation, followed by the United States and Japan, and is ahead of all other European countries (Clavirate Analytics 2017). The most powerful public innovation organization in the world is French (CEA: Committee on Atomic Energy and Alternative Energy). The largest digital incubator around the world is located in Paris (Station F). In 2016, French business start-ups accounted for more than two billion. euro venture capital. 

As the organizers of the Forum believe, the Greek business ecosystem aspires to an international opening. The French ecosystem is looking for collaborations abroad. This convergence of interests is at the heart of the strategic partnership for the future that is the backbone of the Greek-French cooperation.

On November 25, 2016, the French Institute of Greece organized the first meeting of leaders of the French and Greek innovation ecosystem with 400 entries, 75 speakers, including 15 incubators, 8 universities and research centers, 10 banks and financial institutions, 31 newcomers and larger business, 9 hours of uninterrupted porking, round tables and workshops. This Forum was the first act of mutual recognition of the innovation actors, both French and Greek. It has shown a shared vision of innovation based on our cultural proximity and the importance we attach to the social purpose of innovation.

The MAZINNOV network was born thanks to the willingness of the participants in the first innovation forum to continue exchanges and partnerships. The MAZINNOV map, which reflects the values ​​and missions of the new network, was signed by 135 founding members. It is enriched every month with new members and supports initiatives, partnerships, events and mobility between the two ecosystems. MAZINNOV also has the initiative to involve Greek novice businesses in major events in Paris, such as City Hall Hacking and VivaTechnology. Greek students are offered high-level scientific stays to develop collaborations with the largest research centers in France.

In order to encourage the emergence and development of innovative projects, the creativity of start-ups has to be fed by the experience of experts in their field. Also, the richness of the ideas of this tank should be made to facilitate decision-makers and public and private businessmen who build the world of tomorrow.

The originality of the MAZINNOV 2 Forum lies in the encounter of the classical innovation ecosystem with all those who, irrespective of their age and location, are the carriers of innovative ideas and envision the world of tomorrow. This option for the elimination of watertightness and diversity is an ambition of the MAZINNOV network.

From both these findings came the two concepts of the next MAZINOV 2 forum: "Adopted a start-up" and "Vision of tomorrow's Greece" are the two pillars of the event that will last for a two-day event and will bring together those who do not imagine the future simply as an increased or potential reality of the present, but as a new model entirely groundbreaking.

"Adopt a start-up" companies are invited to adopt a start-up business.

"Imagine the Greece of tomorrow": younger and less young people are invited to think of Greece tomorrow and envision in 2050.


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