ABOUT

Pleiades IoT Innovation cluster was formed in 2019, contributing to the creation of a dynamic Greek IoT ecosystem and speed up the adoption of IoT in Greece. Our members include key Greek IoT players – large companies, successful SMEs and dynamic startups – as well as research centres, universities, associations and end-user representatives.On behalf of our Cluster members , we drive business, policy, research and innovation development in IoT & Edge Computing and other converging technologies across the Digital Value Chain to support digitization in Europe, and competitiveness in Europe

The Pleiades IoT Cluster focuses on Internet of Things technologies to: introduce new business models, improve the delivery of services, increase efficiency in production, and to enhance wellbeing and integrated services, such as application-monitoring and activity-monitoring devices. It brings together academia, companies, organizations, foundations, RDI laboratories, training and resources centers all involved in the digital transformation of IoT industries. It aim is to synthesize new services, renovate existing businesses, and create innovative solutions using new technologies.   .

Our vision is to drive business, policy, research and innovation development in IoT & Edge Computing and other converging technologies, on behalf of our members and across the Digital Value Chain, to support digitization and competitiveness, in Greece and all around Europe.

Pleiades IoT Founders

WHY INNOVATION CLUSTERS

The Internet of Things is regarded as the next major breakthrough in the development of Information and Telecommunication Technologies and a clear opportunity to provide solutions for society, citizens, enterprises and governments. ICT businesses and research organisations have the strong drive to create ecosystems and to aggregate in innovation clusters. IoT solutions are often developed in value chains closely related to such clusters. Many clusters are a response to industrial and sectoral crises in specific geographical areas, and involve public bodies.

In response to industrial and sectoral crises in specific geographical areas. Related to the crises of large enterprises. Can be driven by Public Private Partnerships, but their sustainability does not rely on public funding

To support specific industrial strategies (Smart cities, Industry 4.0 etc.)

Motivated by EU: National or regional research and innovation Development programs and initiatives Horizon 2020, European Structural Investment Funds, etc.

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Members

5

Clients

12

 Working Groups

4

Projects

OUR MISSION

ECOSYSTEM

The PleiadesIoT Innovation Cluster’s Mission is to create an open and sustainable ecosystem, provide shared resources to its members and achieve its Vission by empowering, promoting, augmenting, protecting, and validating new solutions around common standards and platforms.

BRIDGING

Connecting isolated, industry specific “technology islands” and Greek IoT unstructured ecosystems through common platform synergies, among people from different technological sectors and ICT backgrounds.

NEW BUSINESS MODELS

The focus of the Cluster is on the generation and capture of value in the ecosystem, creating new business models, and helping our members create robust products and services that are scalable and ready to compete globally, enhancing their sustainable growth competencies.

INNOVATION

Developing and testing new and innovative models of revenue, management and marketing for the IoT sectors, in particular with regards to the Smart Services and interconnected objects.

SKILLS

Supporting activities enabling professionals from various sectors gain new skills, on those having an educational dimension and on those seeking to foster cross industry dialogue and mutual understanding.

COLLABORATION

Enhancing the sustainable growth competencies of cluster members; the Cluster will have a transnational reach and cover a range of activities on a national basis or have a regional and interregional focus.

OUR MEMBERS

CROWDPOLICY PROBOTEK NOVELCORE VIRTUALNET
RETHING PRAGMA IOT MOBICS OPTECHARGE
MOBITO CYCLEFI BK PLUS

SMEs

UNISYSTEMS CARDLINK INFO-QUEST THEODOROU
ZARIFOPOULOS CALPAK RELATIONAL SIGFOX HELLAS
UBITECH NOUSRATIT

ENTERPRISES

UNIVERSITY OF PATRAS INDUSTRIAL SYSTEMS INSTITUTE PRAXIS
ARISTOTLE UNIVERSITY CERTH ΑΣΠΑΙΤΕ
ENDEAVOR SEV

ACADEMIA - INSTITUTES

Technology & industry key areas

IoT Research

Innovation Ecosystem

Policy

Innovative & Key Enabling Technologies

Policy & Standarization

Standarization

Smart Cities

Industry 4.0

Smart building

Civil Protection

Smart Culture/Tourism

Smart Mobility

Smart Water

Smart living Environment

e-Health

Smart Farming IoT

Blue Growth

UAV/Drones

The Cluster focuses on Internet of Things technologies to introduce new business models, improve the delivery of services, and increase efficiency in production. It brings together academia, companies, organizations, foundations, RDI laboratories, and training and resource centers, all involved in the digital transformation of IoT industries. Its aim is to synthesize new services, renovate existing businesses, and create innovative solutions, using new technologies.

ecosystem

The Pleiades Community comprises of all individuals and organizations contributing in achieving the Clusters’ mission. The cluster community is not only formed by contributors to the technology, but also those who contribute in building the ecosystem and making it sustainable over time.

SME’s and Start-ups don't just happen in random places, SME’s and Start-ups within a cluster overwhelmingly grow faster and survive longer

(Porter, Harvard professor)

Organizational structure

General Assembly (GA)

Every full member has one vote. (Meeting Once a year)

Secretariat

The Secretariat is supporting Management Board and Steering Board/Working Group operations, as well as supporting Management Board in performing day to day membership and financial management and providing operational support.

Management Board (MB)

Their activities include driving the Alliance, marketing, communications, and connecting the different Working Groups. Members of the Management Board are nominated by at least ten members of the Pleiades and elected by the General Assembly. (once a month)

Steering Group (SG)

The Steering Board (SB) consists of the chairs of all Working Group. The SB has responsibility for development of the content, providing directions to and coordinating work between different Working Groups, and for relations with external partners (partnerships, projects, associations, stakeholder groups and communities).

Working Groups (WG)

There are nineteen Working Groups (6 horizontal and 8 vertical groups) with a representative.

OUR  TEAM

The core Pleiades Innovation team

Antony Cassano

Founder Member

He is leading the Business Development Research and Innovation activities of Uni Systems and is driving new business for the company, by exploring new growth opportunities and institutionalizing a continuous drive to improve business practices. He is known throughout the Greek ICT Market as a knowledgeable technical and business expert.

Spyros Mazarakis

Founder Member

He has worked with numerous people, has met different working cultures and practices and is adapting his knowledge in diverse working environments. He brings an innovative way of thinking into the team.

Maria Kalagani

Communications & Marketing 

With substantial experience in Marketing and Communications, Maria is supporting the mission of the Pleiades IoT Innovation Cluster. She is part of Uni Systems’ Corporate Communications team and she is providing the necessary resources to the Pleiades IoT Innovation Cluster Founder members regarding internal and external communication, marketing activities and PR material.  

Contact Us

Do you have questions or need help? Please contact us below!

Our Business Office

19-23, Al.Pantou str. 176 71

Athens - Greece

+30 6973491944

info@pleiadesiot.com