Demetris holds a B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Patras. He is currently the mi-Cluster Manager (http://www.mi-cluster.gr) and Corallia’s area manager in Western Greece. Prior he was the π1.innobub Development and Operations Manager and successfully established the Patras innohub as a significant technology and innovation landmark in Western Greece.
He is a business executive with 15+ years of progressive experience in sales, marketing and business development in the ITC and business consulting sectors. Expert in sales and marketing initiatives, new product rollouts and brand launch strategies that increase brand awareness, strengthen customer loyalty and drive top and bottom line growth. Expertise also includes identifying new market trends and opportunities, strengthening corporate product portfolios and creating and supporting synergies and co-operations. He is adept in managing all functions within an ITC (B2B2C) business environment, from start-up to complex and established operations. He also has a strong project management background participating in various National (Procurement program, Information Society, SMEs Investment programs), EU funded R&D (eContent, IST, ITEA, Eureka, Phare, Interreg) and commercial projects (Commission, Eurostat)
Since his engagement with Corallia, he has had a very active role in supporting and mentoring start-ups and SMEs. He is actively engaged and a founding member of the Greek Startup Manifesto, an initiative seeking to create and lobby a more friendly environment and policies for startups in Greece.