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Research In Innovation and Entrepreneurship (RIE),


The RIE supports and promotes research that expands the understanding of the theory and practice of innovation.  The scope of research covers commercial entrepreneurship and the processes of creative thinking generating innovative practices across a wide spectrum of industry and social enterprise. We investigate and analyze processes that can assist any organization in tackling today’s critical challenges in managing innovation in a technology-driven, globally competitive business environment.

Our Vision
“Provide an environment to translate knowledge and innovation into creation of successful entrepreneurs.”

Our Mission

AIT’s RIE group aims at creating an ecosystem that will foster and support innovation and knowledge based entrepreneurship amongst the Greek ICT community leading to the creation of wealth and social value through successful ventures.

RIE Objectives

  • Empower creativity

Spread a culture of creative thinking to imagine ideas that radically challenge the status quo to create new value.

  • Stretch innovation capacity

Implement appropriate processes that bring new ideas to life. 

  • Adopt motivating systems

Develop noble organizations that are committed to purpose, compassion, diversity and greatness.

  • Produce innovation knights

Recruit, develop and retain the right mix of creative inventors and fearless innovators.

  • Offer Top-notch Business Research & Consulting

The Research In Innovation and Entrepreneurship offers consulting and evaluation services for innovators and entrepreneurs.
Personnel: Xenia Zouvelou, Gregory S. Yovanof

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Students' Views

"The MSITT hosted by AIT, is a high standard and very demanding course. The experienced and trained faculty urges you to exploit your potential to its full thus leading to a guaranteed success in your career.

Lysandros Kafkalas, MSITT 2005, (Greece)

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10th PhD graduation of AIT - Aalborg University joint doctoral program

AIT Ph.D. student Nikitas Goumatianos (Lt. General of the Hellenic Air Force) successfully defended his Ph.D. thesis “Algorithmic Trading Advancements Using Pattern Discovery Methods and Multiple Committees of Neural Networks” on Friday, July 8, 2016, at Aalborg University premises in Aalborg, Denmark.

Best booth award at EUCNC 2016
2016-07-25 The FP7 project ADEL (, which is technically coordinated by AIT, earned the "Best Booth Award" for its demos on Licensed Shared Access at the European Conference on Communications on Networks and Communications (EUCNC 2016) that was held in Athens June 27-30, 2016 (
AIT contributes to the recently published Roadmap on Optical Communications
2016-05-19 Dr. Ioannis Tomkos of AIT was one of the co-authors of the 2016 "Roadmap on Optical Communications" that was recently published in the "Journal of Optics" of IOPscience.
AIT is working on enhancing the performance of future datacenters

Dr. Ioannis Tomkos of AIT published an article at the Spring issue of the Fibre Systems Magazine. The article entitled "Supersizing the data centre" is actually the cover page story.

AIT participates in EU-funded project that aspires to revolutionize silicon lasers used in datacenter interconnects

On February 1st 2016, the EU-funded research project "Directly Modulated Lasers on Silicon" (DIMENSION) was launched. AIT participates in this project via its "High-speed Networks and Optical Communications" (NOC) research group.

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