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Konstantinos Vaitsas, Senior Digital Innovation Officer, Alpha Bank
Key areas of interest: Technology Transfer & Commercialisation, International Cooperation on Science, Technology and Innovation, Business Partnering
Short Bio: Konstantinos is a Senior Innovation Manager with more than 12 years of experience in the Innovation, Consultancy, International Cooperation, Research and Technology Transfer field. He supports the development of innovation initiatives and tools to support the competitiveness of SMEs through enhancing their innovation and internationalization capabilities. His business acumen and international business expertise allow him to support SMEs with a) forging international partnerships through identifying and meeting suitable business partners, b) realising their innovation potential through accessing R&I funding and technology commercialisation and c) accessing finance to grow operationally and expand into foreign markets.
He holds an MSc in Technology & Innovation Management from the Science Policy Research Unit, University of Sussex and has worked for Rolls-Royce, UK and British Technology Group, UK, as a Technology Consultant.