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Mr Nikos Zaharis

University-Industry Collaboration Manager

Position

University-Industry Collaboration Manager

South East European Research Centre Director

Academic Qualifications

Master of Science in Chemical Engineering, Pennsylvania State University USA

Diploma in Chemical Engineering, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece

Office Strategakis Building, 4th floor
Telephone 0030 2310 253478
Email nzaharis@seerc.org
Skype nikos.zaharis
Twitter https://twitter.com/NikosZaharis
Linkedin https://www.linkedin.com/in/nikos-zaharis-b5b9b72/
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I have more than 25 years experience as a consultant and manager working for industrial as well as public sector organizations on issues ranging from management of innovation to environmental management, economic and regional development in Greece and in a series of eastern European countries.

I was the first director of the i4G start-up incubator in Thessaloniki and have been the Director of CITY College’s “South East European Research Center” since 2006, overseeing the its development as an important center of excellence building research capacity in the wider SEE region.

Research Interests

Science and Innovation Policy; Responsible Research and Innovation; Regional Development; Entrepreneurship

Publications

A. Huliaras, N. Zaharis. Greece and the EU Structural Funds (1981-2018): The Rise of Commercial Consultants. The Jean Monnet papers on Political Economy. Athens 2020

N.Zaharis, Y.Tolias, A.Sanopoulos, M.Metaxas. Lessons from a cluster support intervention supported by the Structural Funds in Greece. Days of Clusters, 2016. Ohrid, September 2016

Th. Prokopiou , N. Zaharis, D. Bibicas, Startify7. Lessons learnt from a Pan European Summer Academies Network for creating global talent. 33rd IASP World Conference, Moscow, September 2016

D. Fotopoulou, S. Siagas, D. Bibikas, ,N. Zaharis, E. Tomur, E. Staiou, C. Cerqueira, F. Matias, M.C. Porta, S. Lucca. Towards the design of a regional-sensitive domain focused high tech entrepreneurship programme. A Four Country Training Needs Analysis. International Conference on Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Regional Development (ICEIRD), Thessaloniki, August 2017

A. Karvounis, N. Zaharis “Greece and EU structural funds: what do the choices made by Greece regarding the allocation of structural funds over the past 3 decades imply for the developmental model of the country?” in Panagiotis Liargovas, S. Petropoulos, N. Tzifakis and A. Huliaras (Ed.) Beyond "Absorption": The Impact of EU Structural Funds on Greece, KAS Greece, 2015 (pp 335-48).

Zaharis, N. (2014). Conclusions of Innovation Dialogue Fora. In I. Marinkovic & E. Dall (Ed.), R&D and Innovation in Western Balkans Moving Towards 2020 (pp. 210–222).

Zaharis, N., Stankovic, B., Tolias, Y. (2014). The Results of the Pilot Self-Assessment Exercise for the Research and Innovation System of FYR of Macedonia. In I. Marinkovic & E. Dall (Ed.), R&D and Innovation in Western Balkans Moving Towards 2020 (pp. 272–290).

A.C.R. Baresel-Bofinger, P.H. Ketikidis, N. Zaharis, F. Kandiliari.  “Fostering cross-border early stage funding for innovative SMEs in the region of South-East Europe: The case of the VIBE project” International Conference on Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Regional Development (ICEIRD), Athens 2014 .

Nikos Zaharis  “Reflections on a study visit to Silicon Valley: What lessons can a South East European Region learn from the San Francisco Bay Area Innovation System?” International Conference on Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Regional Development (ICEIRD), Istanbul 2013 .

Ketikidis, PH; Zaharis, N; Miariti, C; Solomon, A “Building Capacity in South-East Europe: the Role of SEERC in Regional Development”, The 2013 University-Industry Interaction Conference, 27-29 May, Amsterdam-Netherlands

Panayiotis Ketikidis, Sotiris Zigiaris, Nikos Zaharis “Regional Innovation and Competitiveness: Analysis of the Thessaloniki Metropolitan Region” in Case Studies in Innovation for Researchers, Teachers and Students. Edited by Prof Heather Fulford. Academic Publishing International. June 2012

Christos Georgiou, Nicos Komninos, Elena Sefertzi, Konstantinos Styliaras, Nikos Zaharis “Development of an Innovation Strategy for the Thessaloniki Metropolitan region” International Conference on Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Regional Development (ICEIRD), Sofia 2012.

George Intzesiloglou, Christina Kakderi, Nicos Komninos, Nikos Zaharis. “Identifying Successful Knowledge Exchange Practices between Academia & Industry in University-city Regions: The case of Thessaloniki Greece”, International Conference on Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Regional Development (ICEIRD), Ohrid 2011

Panayiotis Ketikidis, Sotiris Zigiaris, Nikos Zaharis “Regional Innovation and Competitiveness: Analysis of the Thessaloniki Metropolitan Region” Proceedings of the 5th European Conference on Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Athens September 2010.

Athanasios Papakonstantinou, Nikos Zaharis, Christina Miariti «Towards improved integration of Western Balkan Countries’ ICT R&D in EU’s Framework Programmes: Challenges and Recommendations» International Conference on Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Regional Development (ICEIRD), Novisad 2010. 

Nikos Komninos,, Cristina Miariti, Dimitris Milossis, Panagiotis Tsarchopoulos, Nikos Zaharis “Valorisation of Academic R&D: The INTERVALUE Platform” International Conference on Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Regional Development (ICEIRD),  Novisad 2010.  

Contact

nzaharis@seerc.org

+30-2310-253477

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