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Learning Expedition – Athens

01/11/2021 - 02/11/2021


Corallia is an incubator, youth entrepreneurship accelerator, and multi-Cluster facilitator established in 2005 as a Unit of the Athena Research Centre and has played a key role in the development of the Greek startup ecosystem.

Corallia is one of the main pillars of the Greek innovation ecosystem and a think-tank that underpins national development plans in Greece. Corallia has supported up to date more than 300 innovative enterprises, of all sizes, to grow in Greece and internationally, of which more than 100 new start-ups. More than 10.000 people and organisations have directly benefited from our activities, including would-be-entrepreneurs, startups, SMEs, large corporations, pupils and students, while the indirect beneficiaries exceed 100.000 civilians and organisations.

The 2 days learning expedition event in Greece aims to connect the EU SMEs with the Greek space ecosystem.

The SMEs will have the opportunity to meet stakeholders from both the public and the private sector like the Greek Ministry of Digital Governance , the Hellenic Space Centre, the Hellenic Association of Space Industries, the ESA BIC Greece, several venture capitals, meetings with si-cluster members, successful start-ups. The full agenda will be customised and finalised based on the business profile and needs of the SMEs that will participate. Bilateral meetings will also be planned.

We are waiting for you!


Day: November 1st and 2nd 2021
Location: Athens Region (Greece)


Day 1 – November 1st

Time Activities
9.45 – 10.00 Welcome and registration
10.00 – 11.30

Visit Corallia & ESA BIC Greece Offices

Corallia’s aim is the systematic management and development of clusters and other structures to support entrepreneurship. Today, it coordinates one of the highly specialized technology clusters in Greece, the si-Cluster (Space Technologies & Applications).

European Space Agency Business Incubation Centre in Greece provides support to start-ups to turn their space-connected business ideas into commercial companies, with the objective to create and strengthen the community of successful space related start-ups in Greece by supporting 25 incubatees over the period of 5 years under the ESA BIC scheme.

11.30 – 12.30

Visit Hellenic Space Centre

The Hellenic Space Center formulates the elements of the national strategy and the definition of an action plan in the domain of space

13.00 – 14.00

Ministy of Digital Governance

The Greek Ministry of Digital Governance is a new unit of public administration which brings together all the critical IT and telecommunications structures related to the provision of electronic services

14.00 – 15.30  Lunch
16.00 – 17.30 

Customized business meeting with the Greek space ecosystem (venture capitals, successful start-ups, other SMEs active in the spacer sector)

The full agenda will be customised and finalised based on the business profile of the SMEs that will participate.

19.00 – 20.00 Historical tour to the Acropolis, the Ancient Agora and the Temple of the Olympian Zeus
20.00 Dinner in Ancient Athens


Day 2 – November 2nd

Time Activities
9.45 – 10.00 Welcome and registration
10.00 – 11.15

Visit Hellenic Association of Space Industries

HASI members, which are mostly Greek high technology companies, currently represent the biggest part of Greece’s research and manufacturing person power in the space technology and applications sector.

11.15 – 11.30

Coffee break

11.30 – 14.00

Customized business meeting with Greek space ecosystem

The full agenda will be customised and finalised based on the business profile of the SMEs that will participate.

Afternoon Cross-sectoral fertilization innovation workshop

** All visits are tentative subject to change without prior notice.
** GALACTICA consortium reserves the right to change dates or cancel the call at any time, change its provisions or extend it. In such a case we will inform all applicants about such change.

Do you want financial support to participate?

Apply now for a travel voucher!

You can get 650€ if you are traveling from outside Greece or 500€ if you are within Greece (at least 300km away from Athens).

Travel vouchers are open to SMEs from EU27 or UK from textile, aerospace or advanced manufacturing sectors.

See full details in the call for expression of interest.

If you are applying for a travel voucher you will be registered automatically and there is no need to use this form. 

Please register here if you are willing to participate without travel voucher

In case you would like to attend with more than one person, be aware that only 1 travel voucher can be granted to each company.

Registrations are closed for this event



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Athens, Greece