11th International School on Digital Innovation and Startup Entrepreneurship - DigiBus2023

SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING - Department of Information and Communication Systems Engineering
3 Jul 2023 to 8 Jul 2023


DigiBus2023 Programme


1st day –
Monday 3 July

2nd day –
Tuesday 4 July 

3rd day –
Wednesday 5 July 

4th day –
Thursday 6 July
5th day –
Friday 7 July
6th day –
Saturday 8 July
10.00 - 11.00 Intro & Teams setup, Presentation of ideas

Elevator Pitch

Mentor 1: Radmil Polenakovik

Mentor 2: Claudiu Utoiu

Idea Mentoring

Mentor 3: Daniel Amariei

Mentor 4: Georgia Tseva

idea Mentoring

Mentor 5: Irina

Mentor 6: Apostolos Constantinidis

11.00 - 11.45

The leaders accept the members / declare

Industry Keynote 1

A Blockchain-based digital government sector: reconciling conflicting values or towards a collision course?

Dr Dimitrios Salampasis, Swinburne University of Technology

Understanding Start-up Financials - Learning the basics of Accounting and Investing by understanding their critical role in business stability, proactivity and future growth-

Apostolos Constantinidis, Investment Manager, 

Idea Mentoring

Mentor 7: --

Mentor 8: Valentina Gecevska

Teamwork Idea Mentoring
Break Team leaders to declare their teams          
12.00 - 13.00

Idea development & Pitching 

Yannis Charalabidis, Associate Professor, University of the Aegean

Entrepreneurship in Environmental Protection and Climate Change (issues, startup examples, etc)

Professor Michael Kornaros, University of Patras, Greece

The Geometry of Decisions - A uniquely designed practical guide to help professionals in their decision making and search for creativity

Apostolos Constantinidis, Investment Manager

Thinking SMART in agriculture. Industry 4.0 opportunities in food value chain as a Start Up approach

Claudiu Utoiu, Researcher, IBA Bucharest

Final Presentations / Judges  
13.00 - 14.00 Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch  
14.00 - 15.00

DT and SD 

Sjoerd de Vries & Marco Gerards, University of Twente

Business Planning 

Francesco Bellini, Digital Transformation  Professor, Sapienza University of Rome

The ORFIUM story: How we started and where we are heading

Sakis Triantafyllakis, Orfium


Transformation of Business – Taking leadership in the age of AI - Mentors 

Final Presentations / Judges  
15.00-16.00 PROMETHEUS Acceleration Platform / Georgia Tseva , Project Manager CrowdPolicy

Internet Business Models

Gerasimos Kontos, University of the Aegean

Work Assignment:

The Final Presentation

16.00-16.30 Work Assignment: Elevator Pitch Work Assignment - Develop your concept Teamwork Announce the final teams Industry Keynote speaker 3  
16.30 - 17.00 Teamwork Break Teamwork Teamwork Announcement of the Winning Teams  
17.00 - 21.00 Teamwork Teamwork Teamwork Teamwork