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Ideas, like flowers, do not flourish on their own

Greek Business File, September-October 2020, No 127 by Symela Touchtidou   Ideas, like flowers, do not flourish on their own Cisco chose to create its next International Innovation Center in the city of Thessaloniki   Paris, Berlin, Dubai, Tokyo, Toronto, Singapore… A total of 15 strategically located cities across the world. And the next stop is Thessaloniki. Cisco S.A., the American technology giant that provides products and services for Networking, Wireless, Mobility and Security, chose to create its next International [...]

October 7th, 2020|Greek Business File|

Building the infrastructure for mega-projects

Greek Business File, September-October 2020, No 127 by Nikos Efthymiadis   Building the infrastructure for mega-projects Thess INTEC is a 4th generation science & technology park, bringing together academia, research, high-tech industries, facilities and geopolitical location. It is the first large-scale science and technology infrastructure in Greece, and interest from international investors is already growing. It has already attracted more than 70 existing successful businesses and 17 academic research units to cooperate in 6 innovative mega projects. Business File asked [...]

October 1st, 2020|Greek Business File|

Resilience breeds optimism

Greek Business File, September-October 2020, No 127 by Alexandra C. Vovolini     Resilience breeds optimism   The new season is at hand, and everyone is on the lookout for positive signs ahead; but to be honest with oneself, no easy optimism is in sight. In several fronts and on multiple levels, the best one can hope is for the efforts that are expended to bear fruit – for efforts will be needed   For one, the Greek economy is [...]

September 28th, 2020|Greek Business File|

Greece and the K-shaped Recovery

Greek Business File, September-October 2020, No 127 COMMENT by Anthony Kefalas   Greece and the K-shaped Recovery   The Greek economy is entering the autumn of 2020, weakened by the ten-year old crisis of 2010-2020, hobbled by the coronavirus, and threatened by Turkish irredentism. Heavily dependent on tourism and, generally, on human contact activities, the economy is likely to suffer more than other European ones, which rely on a relatively large industrial base and technologically advanced activities.    Two significant statistical [...]

September 21st, 2020|Greek Business File|

Planning in the most uncertain of times

Greek Business File, September-October 2020, No 127 by Antonis D. Papagiannidis   Planning in the most uncertain of times Will the Pissarides Report priorities and EU Recovery Fund financing allow for a real reboot of the Greek economy?   In an unprecedented five-day long Summit in July, the EU decided to adopt a 3-year Recovery Fund of €750 billion to jointly support the economies of the area in their effort to face the (increasingly severe, as the situation develops) consequences [...]

September 17th, 2020|Greek Business File|

A summer like no other

Greek Business File, September-October 2020, No 127 Editor's Log by A. D. Papagiannidis       Multi-layered uncertainty not for the faint-hearted A summer like no other in recent memory leaves back a promise of increased uncertainty for the rest of the year. The multi-layered character of this uncertainty makes for a challenging rest of 2020 Under normal circumstances, in midsummer 2020 Greece, all eyes would be expected to be focused on the workings of the Task Force, on the prerequisites [...]

September 14th, 2020|Greek Business File|

The Hellinikon Project

Greek Business File, September-October 2020, No 127 by Symela Touchtidou Finally, the day has come. Journalists and camera crews were invited to the ceremony of an iconic event: The beginning of precursory works at the old Athens international airport, the Hellinikon These should lead to the construction of the Metropolitan Pole of Hellinikon - Agios Kosmas, the “Hellinikon” as it is widely known. The revitalization of the old Athens airport is one of the biggest real estate development projects in Europe. [...]

September 10th, 2020|Greek Business File|

The birth of a new paradigm

Mapping Greek entrepreneurship during the Crisis   “Within the bleak and disheartening environment that prevailed in the Greek economy during the last decade, in a part of the business world, an ‘unexpected miracle’ is taking place: the emergence of a new entrepreneurial paradigm which focuses on innovation and exhibits a strong export orientation. If this paradigm keeps growing it may have the potential to upgrade the country’s production model and redirect it towards high-added value goods and services. Under that perspective, [...]

September 7th, 2020|Greek Business File|
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