Office Manager of the Deputy Minister of Development and Investment in charge of Research - Technology - Innovation, Head of "Elevate Greece" Team

Michalis Dritsas

Graduated Mechanical Engineer NTUA (BSc, MSc) with a specialization in Industrial Management and Business Research (1984-1989) and a postgraduate degree in Business Administration (MBA) with "Distinction" from the University of Lancaster in Great Britain. He started his professional career in 1991 from the private sector as an engineer and continued in important management positions in the field of strategic communication and business consulting. For 12 years he was a regular Lecturer to business executives in Strategic Management, Business Planning, Innovation and Entrepreneurship. He is a member of the Technical Chamber of Greece, the Economic Chamber of Greece, the Panhellenic Association B.Sc. Mechanical-Electrical Engineers, Hellenic Society of Business Administration, Chartered Institute of Marketing etc. In his last capacity he has a key role in the design and development of the national startup registry “Elevate Greece” (EG) and the relevant state-aid call, the PPP call for CHROPEI “Innovation District”, calls for Technology Transfer Offices, Innovation Clusters, Competence Centers, submission and follow up of the RRF Projects for RTDI, a pivotal role in the spin-off new legislative framework and strong involvement in Science Diplomacy.