The RIS3 One Stop Liaison Office is an initiative to support the Region of Central Macedonia’s Innovation and Entrepreneurship Ecosystem. In particular, it is a structure of mediation and networking between the academic and research institutes with the business community enabling the later to research and identify opportunities in (a) research teams, (b) intellectual property rights to be assigned, (c) mature to exploit research (d) laboratory equipment and research infrastructures to be used; (e) demonstration results; and (f) technical support for utilizing the HORIZON program.
The structure is supervised by the Independent Directorate for Innovation and Entrepreneurship Support of the Region of Central Macedonia.
The RIS3 One Stop Liaison Office undertakes networking and collaboration initiatives, mapping business needs in the priority areas of the RIS3 Strategy and then organizing targeted actions to address them.
In this way, it undertakes to support investment and entrepreneurship and to link research, innovation and new technologies produced in the universities and research centers of the region with the real economy.
The mission of RIS3 – One Stop Liaison Office is to provide a set of services that will develop and contribute substantially to the implementation of the Smart Specialization Strategy in the Region of Central Macedonia. These services can be summarized as follows: