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Mantis BI | November's issue

Innovation Services

Dragons' Den Greece

Dragons’ Den is coming to Greece and we are proud to act as the Innovation Advisor of the program!

Do you have an innovative idea, a patent or a fast-growing startup? 

Pitch your idea to a panel of five investors, the “Dragons”, and get a deal; asking for financial investment and offering a stake of your company in return.

Mantis Innovation Experts support the evaluation process and provide consulting services to this year’s participants  in order to skyrocket their business. 

Meet the Dragons

Paul Eumorfidis

Maria Chatzistefani

Harry Vafias

Lili Perganta

Leon Yiohai

Innovation Programs

Smart Forest Innovation Challenge

149 innovative proposals, 44 mature technological solutions, 15 finalists, 3 winners, 6 honourable distinctions!

Smart Forest Innovation Challenge is the first national Innovation Program for forests. An open call to innovative organizations and startups, researchers and students to submit their innovative solutions and shape together the future of forests.

This pioneering program was organised by the General Secretary of Forestry, of the Hellenic Ministry of Environment and Energy, and Mantis Beyond Innovation as the Innovation Enabler. 

The Final Competition of the 1st Smart Forest Innovation Challenge for scouting and highlighting  technological solutions, connecting the Innovation Ecosystem, the academia and the research community took place on the 25th of October ending in big success and participation!

Congratulation to all teams for their participation and effort! 

Special thanks to the Research Institute of Mediterranean Forest Ecosystems and Forest Products Technology for hosting us!

Beyond Green Skills by Schneider Electric

Make the first step!
177 applications, 33 final submissions, 6 hiring’s!

Schneider Electric reunited with Mantis BI for another Internship Innovation Program “Beyond Green Skills”. The applicants claimed a 10th month internship in one of the most innovative and sustainable organisations world widely. Our goal was to scout 6 young people with passion and entrepreneurial spirit to support Schneider Electric team in Athens. The program addressed to graduates of Technical and Economic Schools.

For this purpose, Mantis Innovation Experts created a unique innovation experience; applicants were asked to submit an innovative idea upon 4 thematic scopes, relevant to Schneider Electric’s initiative for greener and high-tech products and services.  The submission and evaluation forms & system were provided by our Innovation experts, while the whole process was digitalized through Mantis IMS platform.

Through multiple activities in our network of innovators, we sourced 33 innovative solutions by young innovators, with a background in engineering or business and we reached the goal of 6 new hires for our partner, Schneider Electric!

GreenTech Challenge 2022 | Opening Ceremony

GreenTech Challenge is back for the 6th time, calling innovators, researchers, teams and startups propose innovative ideas and solutions towards environmental challenges with the use of technology.

The official launch of the greatest National Green Innovation Program, GreenTech Challenge by ESU NTUA, took place in October 25th 2022.
After 5 years and a community of 5.000 GreenTech Innovators, the participation of startups, students, student organizations, the business and university community exceeded any previous year!
6 of the Program’s major GreenTech Partners presented technological challenges each of them faces in the field of environment, energy, circular economy and sustainability. 

This year’s opening ceremony was a source of inspiration for those who will submit their ideas to the Program!

Sharing experiences & insights

The startup that accelerates innovation!​

Our CEO, Christos Nikoloudis gave an interview to Voria.gr discussing about Mantis Business Innovation success story as well as the future plans of the company contributing to innovation export to the rest of the world. 

“Opportunities for young professionals and entrepreneurs: Business creation support programs of EIT RM & competencies and skills required from the side of Industry”

Our CIO, Niki Karali, participated and provided useful insights for the startups in the RawMaterials sector through Mantis BI experience as the EIT RM Greek Incubator. 

Looking forward to seeing you all again in the finals of the Regional Innovation Competition for startups, 17th of December, taking place in Athens.

Do you want to learn first our opportunities for startups and innovators?

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