Panayiotis Philimis
The Founder and CEO of CyRIC-Cyprus Research and Innovation Center, the certified Business Innovation Center, BIC of Cyprus
Dr. Panayiotis Philimis has studied Mechanical Engineering and has a PhD in Manufacturing Systems and AI. He has 20 years experience in R&D and has coordinated more than 30 research and innovation projects with budgets exceeding 100million Euro. He has 10 years experience in product testing, certification and metrology. His expertise extends to design and development of disruptive high-tech products and he has several publications and patents to his name. He is president of the Cyprus Association of Research and Innovation Enterprises (CARIE) and a member of the BoD, of the European Business Network (EBN), the Research Promotion Foundation (RPF) and the Cyprus Academic and Research Network (CyNET). He is also the founder of Gravity Ventures, a high-tech venture building incubator based in Nicosia.
the presentation
Challenges and Opportunities of Advanced Emerging Technologies and Products
Thursday, 12th of April 2018
Plenary session 1: The Future of Business
Advanced emerging technologies could soon tackle the world's most pressing problems unleashing a world of new opportunities. However, the challenges during the process of research and development, product design and commercialisation are critical to their successful market penetration.

The speech will also provide insights into the main reasons why startups and innovative SMEs working on breakthrough technologies fail to reach the market. Depending on the company structure and founders' abilities there are different best practices to follow in order to minimise the risks.
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