Departure to Ditchley Park

For guests staying at The Bear hotel, bus departs The Bear hotel for Ditchley Park

Guests should checkout of The Bear, luggage should be brought and stored at Ditchley Park 

Session 5

Harnessing global technology for economic growth

An overview of innovations in key sectors using case studies that showcase UK-Greek partnerships

Moderator: George Palikaras, CEO & Founder Metamaterial Technologies 

Presentations & discussion featuring: 

HEALTH SCIENCES - Konstantinos Dimitriou, Brainomix CFO/CSO 

BLUE ECONOMY - Michael Synodinos, Managing Director, Scalable Project Ltd.   

ED-TECH - Byron Nicolaides, Founder & President, PeopleCert

SHIPPING - Daniel Ng, CEO and Founder, CyberOwl

SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP - Effie Kyrtata, Founder & CEO, Reload Greece

Coffee break
Session 6

Open Academia: linking up higher education research to business development 

Looking at models for increasing collaboration between universities, innovation ecosystems and companies.

Moderator & lead speaker: Michael G. Jacobides, Sir Donald Gordon Chair of Entrepreneurship & Innovation, London Business School


  • Will Hutton, Principal of Hertford College, University of Oxford, and Chair of the Big Innovation Centre
  • Dimitrios Dimitriou, Professor Associate, Transportation planning management and economics, and Chairman of the BoD Athens International Airport
  • Kimon Daniilidis, General Manager, Hellenic Research Centre for Metals (ELKEME, VIOHALCO)
  • Evi Christophilopoulou, Democratic Coalition MP
Cultural Εξωστρέφεια: country branding and influence in the 21st century

Guest speaker: Stathis Kalyvas, Gladstone Professor of Government at the Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Oxford, fellow of All Souls College

Informal Lunch & Closing Remarks

The Rt Hon Lord Maude of Horsham, Francis Maude Associates LLP & Co-Chair Greek-British Symposium

Tour of Ditchley Park for guests who wish to stay on

And/or transfers to Charlbury for those travelling onwards by train (possible departure times; 1509, 1607, 1704, 1804) 

Bus from Ditchley Park to Heathrow Airport (by pre-arrangement only)