Pleiades IoT Innovation cluster was formed in 2019 to contributing to the creation of a dynamic Greek IoT ecosystem and speed up the take up the adoption 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 the IoT & Edge Computing and other converging technologies across the Digital Value Chain to support digitization in Europe, and competitiveness of 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's aim is to synthesize new services, renovate existing businesses, and create innovative solutions using new technologies. .
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.
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.
Connecting isolated, industry specific “technology islands” and Greek IoT unstructured ecosystems through common platform synergies, among people from different technological sectors and ICT backgrounds.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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The core Pleiades Innovation team
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.
He has worked in industries ranging from Tech and Maritime startups to IoT companies. In his journey he has met different working cultures and practices and is adapting his knowledge in diverse working environments. He has made contributions to the overall growth of innovative organizations.
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.
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