Science Park Patra

Patras technology park and incubation infrastructure.

A City with traditional entrepreneurial and commercial activity, a reforming political and cultural spirit and a proud record of academic and scientific excellence, it is no surprise that Patras is the home of one of the first and leading science parks in Greece. Patras Science Park was established according to the model of “Incubator” for New Technology Based Firms (NTBFs). The main scope is to provide high quality infrastructure as well as co-shape the appropriate financial and social conditions that will support and promote the creation, operation and development of innovative firms through spin-off / spin-out processes and the co‑operation among the University, Research Centers and the Industry. For over 15 years, PSP supports the growth of innovative, technology based companies across several sectors such as ICT, biotechnology, clean energy and other industrial technologies, contributing to the City Region’s knowledge economy. Their origin is mainly domestic, but also foreign companies have invested significant amounts through equity acquisition or VC funding schemes. The majority of the companies demonstrate a high degree of extroversion. In the past, several companies needed to expand and “migrate” in other facilities or cities, but still retain their membership and actively contribute to the existed technological ecosystem. PSP presents a good record of such companies like CBL, Antcor, Bytemobile, Nanoradio and Atmel. On the other hand, large multinationals such as Citrix, Samsung and Dialog have established business units in the area to further strengthen their R&D activities, acquiring companies created and developed in PSP. Furthermore, leading companies in their field (Velti, Althom Engineering) have chosen PSP as their base in the area, whereas other prominent companies or Institutes participate in tenant’s capital share (e.g. Systems Sunlight, Connecticut Innovations and Piraeus Tech Catalyst Fund in Advent, Vianex in Eldrug), securing and enhancing the important role of PSP in the national innovation and technology‑intensive entrepreneurial system. Today, PSP is home of 24 companies and institutions, employing nearly 120 highly skillful personnel in areas such as engineering, chemistry, physics, medicine. These companies are catered with a mix of high quality office space, technical infrastructure and supporting administrative and business services.

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