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2 December 2020
Technology Forum 2020 Matchmaking event VIRTUAL

Technology Forum 2020 – Matchmaking Event

Promoting Business & Technology Partnerships

Important notice:Due to the updated measures for the Covid-19, the event will be  organised virtually (online). NEW DATE 2nd of December 2020. 

  • The event is FREE of charge
  • Bookings are OPEN
  • Limited places

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 2020 on the 2nd of December 2020. 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

Main Topics

ICT Technologies

  • 5G
  • 3D Printing
  • AR & VR
  • Big data
  • Block Chain
  • Cloud computing, systems and e-Infrastructure
  • Internet of things
  • IT Security and Trust
  • Machine learning
  • Robotics
  • Social media
  • other ICT technology

Applications in

  • Automotive, Transport and Logistics
  • Agriculture, Food and Beverages
  • Bioinformatics
  • Clean Tech
  • Creative industries, content and media
  • Education
  • Energy and Environment
  • Fin Tech
  • Gaming
  • Healthcare
  • Human computer interaction
  • Insure Tech
  • Manufacturing and Industrial software
  • Material Construction
  • Media
  • Smart cities and Mobility
  • Space and Aerospace
  • Tourism and Cultural heritage
  • Travel Tech
  • other application

Technology Forum: A few words on the main event 

Technology Forum started as a local initiative with the synergy of academic, research and business organisations of North Greece. During the last 7 years it has been established as a major cooperative event in Thessaloniki and in South Eastern Europe gathering entrepreneurs, researchers and innovators and aiming to present ICT technologies covering all economic sectors and applications. This year Technology Forum and BEYOND 4.0 have joined their forces for mutual benefits.

Technology Forum is organized by the following organisations:

    • the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTH),
    • the Region of Central Macedonia (RCM),
    • the Association of Information Technology Companies of Northern Greece (SEPVE),
    • the Centre for Research & Technology Hellas (CERTH),
    • the General Secretariat for Research & Technology (GSRT),
    • the International Trade Fair of Thessaloniki HELEXPO (ITF HELEXPO)
    • the Alexander Innovation Zone (AIZ),
    • the Greek Computer Society, Macedonia-Thrace Chapter (EPY),
    • the University of Macedonia (UoM),
    • the International Hellenic University (IHU),
    • the PRAXI Network (PN),
    • the Municipality of Thessaloniki (MT),
    • the Hellenic Management Association (EEDE)
    • the Thessaloniki Tourism Organization (TTO),
    • the Greek International Business Association (SEVE),
    • the 3B ICT Network, (3B ICT)
    • the Enterprise Greece (EG),
    • the Ministry of Interior/ Sector Macedonia-Thrace (MIMT),
    • the Federation of Industries of Greece (SBE)

Closed since 1 December 2020
Organised by
Greece 46
Turkey 39
Croatia 10
Serbia 9
Moldova, Republic Of 8
Romania 7
Ukraine 7
United Kingdom 5
Poland 4
North Macedonia 4
Spain 3
Albania 3
Austria 3
Germany 3
Italy 3
Netherlands 2
Russia 2
Slovakia 2
India 2
Portugal 2
Estonia 2
Nigeria 1
Tunisia 1
Bosnia And Herzegovina 1
Denmark 1
Belgium 1
Latvia 1
Lithuania 1
Hungary 1
United States 1
Israel 1
Total 176
Company 127
University 15
R&D Institution 16
Association/Agency 7
Authority/Government 4
Other 7
Total 176