“Collaborate” is an institution for rewarding collaborations between Industrial Organizations and Research Organizations (Universities & Research Institutes). The goal is to motivate Technological Partnerships in order to transfer knowledge between organizations and also to develop efficiently new / innovative products and services.
An indirect goal is the continuation, the expansion, and the promotion throughout the year of the partnerships developed within the annual Technology Forum (, as well as the collaborations which are not coming from the Technology Forum itself.
There are two kinds of collaborations: Technology partnerships (technological contribution from every organization within the collaboration) or Trade Collaborations (marketing of technology solutions) or both. The collaborations of both forms are considered more complete, without this to be necessary.
Β. Prerequisites
The conditions for participating in the “Collaborate” are:

  • The cooperation developed should include applications and tools of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT).
  • The minimum number of affiliates is two.
  • Co-operation has to be in progress for the last 3 years.
  • There is no limitation on the type of partner organizations, but it is positive if there are carriers from both the industry and the Research area (as previously defined).
C. Evaluation Committee
The bureau of the evaluation committee is:

  • Chairman: Mitkas Periklis, Rector of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
  • Vice-Chairman: Angelidis Pantelis, President of AZZ
  • Vice-Chairman: Kagelidis Konstantinos, President of SEPBE
D. Registration form (PDF file)
Each registration form consists of: Summary, Description of the solution, Complementarity and experience of the development team, Impact of the solution and evaluated on the basis of the last three axes. More specifically, the registration form includes:

  1. Summary (to be published): Short description of the cooperation (bodies, subject), (maximum half-page).
  2. Description of the solution (confidential): A clear description of the problem, objectives and vision of the project resulting from the cooperation, basic functionality and technologies involved (technological description of the solution produced), the maturity of the developed system Demo / installed software system, etc.) (maximum 3 pages)
  3. Additionality and experience of the development team (confidential):
    A. Description of the organizations involved in the co-operation, description of the activity of each entity within the project, cooperation development process (e.g. via TechnologyForum, through a Link) (maximum 1 page per operator).
    B. Description of the complementarity of the organizations and the benefits of the cooperation in the project (e.g. reduction of the total resources, exchange of know-how) (maximum 2 pages).
  4. Impact of the solution (confidential): Description of the market dynamics and the results of the solution (e.g. new customers, new markets or turnover of the solution), description of the process of improving the competitiveness of the involved entities, and future perspectives for cooperation and the resulting solution (maximum 2 pages).