Startup Weekend Volos: Yiannis Bakouros as a Mentor
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A Chemical Engineer graduated from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in 1981 and received his Ph.D. in Management and Administration, in 1988, from the University of Bradford in the UK.
He worked as Production Manager, Technical Advisor, Sales Manager in Industrial and Distribution Enterprises and Consultant Companies. He was member of the board of Directors and Technical Advisor of a Textile company.
Visitor Associate Professor of the Industrial Management Division at the Engineering School of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and University of Thessaly in Greece. Key member of the development team of Thessaloniki Technology Park and Director of its Vocational Training Center. Founder of Thessaly Technology Park. Served as Chairman of Eureka National Project Coordinators during the Greek Eureka Presidency.
He has been participating in many EU Capitalization Projects and numerous Research Programmes / Projects and Studies as Scientific Responsible. Those Projects were executed and implemented in Greece, in Europe and elsewhere and were related to his main scientific and research interest such as innovation, technology management, regional development, development strategies, information management networks, reliability, maintenance, industrial health and safety.
Currently Assistant Professor at the University of West Macedonia, Head of the development of the Regional Innovation Observatory and the Virtual Technopolis of Western Macedonia. Coordinator of Regional Innovation Pole of Western Macedonia. Former Member of the board of directors of Alexandria Innovation Zone of Thessaloniki.