Yiannis Troulis is the CEO of the specialized consulting firm TTMI Business Consulting Ltd., supporting technology transfer, innovation and marketing of technologies in private, public and social sector organizations.
He worked with Intermas Consulting Ltd , for 10 years, following his return from Canada in 2000, being involved in technology marketing projects in Greece and Black Sea countries, managing research projects for Greek Research Institutions and companies, supporting technology transfer offices of Research Institutes, as well as supporting the formation of regional and thematic research consortiums and networks and their subsequent activities.
He is involved in regional development projects, SME innovation endeavours and business development support services, business development, industrial marketing, business reorganization, sectoral and spatial development, business plans, international marketing and trade.
During the last 21 years the business sectors with the more intense involvement include:
a) ICT Innovation uptake by manufacturing and trading SMEs and Clusters, b) agrifood innovative projects, c) pharmaceutical R&D projects for innovative products, d) marine aquaculture development for for the largest Research Centre in Greece, the Hellenic Centre of Marine Research, e) regional/sectoral development support for development institutions (Chambers of Commerce, Municipalities) as well as private businesses.
Previously, he acquired sixteen years of entrepreneurial experience in Canada as founder, owner and general manager of foodstuff international trade/packaging/distribution companies.
He holds a Bachelor of Commerce with a major in International Finance & a minor in International Business from Concordia University, Canada. He has attended courses in Organizational Management within the graduate program of McGill University, Canada and in MBA- Quality Management of Leicester University UK. He holds an MBA from the Open University of Cyprus.
He is presently General Secretary of the Canadian-Hellenic Chamber of Commerce and has served for a three-year term, as Greece’s business representative, at the Business Chamber of the Enterprise Policy Group, a policy consulting body of the Direction General (DG) Enterprise and Industry of the European Commission.
Since 2016 he teaches Technology Transfer at the Interinstitutional Program of Postgraduate Studies in Bioentrepreneurship, by the University of Thessaly and the National Hellenic Research Foundation.
With many years of experience as an administrative and financial assistant and having studied at the School of Dentistry of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Nour Hammad currently works as a Consultant for TTMI, with special emphasis on technology transfer and development projects, investment support and the implementation of European projects for companies and organizations.
She holds a Cambridge International Diploma in Business Organization and Environment, Effective Business Communication, Marketing, and ICT.
Vasilis Angelopoulos holds a bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Sciences, Plant Production and Rural Environment from University of Thessaly and an MBA in Food & Agribusiness from Agricultural University of Athens. In his master dissertation he researched issues on circular bioeconomy and innovation of circular business models.
In addition, he has attended training programs from Agricultural University of Athens and EIT Food on sustainability and innovation in the agrifood system. He has also been trained in the systems approach to the agrifood sector from Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nation, and in systems innovation from EIT Climate-KIC. Moreover, he has worked in customer service and administrative positions and has done his internship in a food company.
Kostas Ledakis was born and raised in Chania. He studied Business Organization and Management at the Athens University of Economics and Business (ASOEE). He started as an assistant accountant at Vianex S.A. and then worked for a decade as a chartered accountant at Grant Thornton Greece.
Ηe also served as the CEO of Ecosoft SA, Mind Solutions SA, and Financial Deployment Services SA. In 2014 he obtained the license of a real estate broker and founded Real Estate Consulting. In addition, he was the Director of the Chania Development Company (ETAN) for 1 year. He specializes in real estate investments and speaks English and German. In addition, he is an experienced user of computer tools as well as the IDEA program (data processing and control program). Finally, he is a member of SOEL. (Body of Certified Public Accountants).
Panagiotis Papantonopoulos has been practicing as a business consultant since 1990. For the last 10 years, he has been involved in the identification/evaluation, documentation/certification, and commercialization of state-of-the-art technologies, research and academic centers of the former Soviet Union, as well as building infrastructure. etc.) for the support and development of leading companies mainly within the framework of World Bank and European Union programs.
His consulting experience also includes restructuring companies within the framework of projects financed by the World Bank (5 years), studies of Organization of Project Management Offices for Greek companies (2 years), and investment studies-business plans for expansion of Greek Companies abroad.
He has 12 years of experience working in engineering consulting companies (Canada – Greece) in the defense industry and in high technology companies (Greece – Armenia).
He has taught for 3 years as a Full University Professor at the School of Management Studies (UQAM-Montreal) and holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration (Montreal), a Master’s degree in Structural Environmental Design (Montreal), and a degree of Architectural Engineering (Architect).
Elpida Tsitsiridi holds a degree in Economics from the Demokriteio University of Thrace with a postgraduate specialization in Organization and Business Administration from the Technical University of Crete, specifically the Department of Production and Management Engineering. During her studies, she was a member of the Financial Management Laboratory, where she was involved in numerous studies and publications in prestigious international journals and scientific conferences.
As an executive in the banking sector, for more than 6 years she was an analyst of the Risk Management Unit of the Cooperative Bank of Chania. In 2014, she became an adviser to the Mayor on economic issues and development in the Municipality of Chania.
For almost 2 years she served as Deputy Mayor of Chania with responsibilities for Organization and Planning, IT, European etc. Programs and in addition Tourism and Culture.
Since 2021 she has been engaged in business consulting with a particular interest in new investments, market analysis, and risk management.
Othon Charalampakis holds degrees in History and in Mass Media & Communication.
He has extended experience in public management, having served as manager in public entities (NHS hospitals and local government).
He has also served as ministerial advisor (Ministry of Health and Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs) responsible for the implementation of the agreements between the Greek Government and the tripartite scheme E.U. – E.C.B. – I.M.F. during 2009-2011.
Dr. Nikos Stefanakis is an Associate Advisor for Energy, Sustainability, and Innovation. He received the Dipl.-Ing degree in Chemical Engineering (2002), and his PhD in Process Analysis & Plant Design (2009) both from NTUA.
Dr. Stefanakis has extensive experience in design, modelling and optimization of engineering processes (with an emphasis on solar energy exploitation processes).
Over the last 20 years, he has collaborated with various companies, research institutes and universities in a wide range of European and National Research and Development Programmes (FP5, FP6, FP7, HORIZON2020, INTERREG, HM-EOX, NSRF) and has participated in more than 40 projects in various roles (coordination, management, scientific contribution, exploitation of results).
He is co-author of 14 scientific articles and has authored numerous technical/scientific reports and deliverables. He has taught computer programming, solar energy harvesting technologies, and life cycle analysis in undergraduate and graduate courses.