Education Minister visits Silicon Valley

Education Minister visits Silicon Valley

Education minister Anna Diamantopoulou on Monday begins a three-day visit to Silicon Valley in California, USA, for a series of meetings with Greek and foreign university professors, researchers, young entrepreneurs involved in high technology innovation, and patent and intellectual rights experts.
According to a ministry announcement Diamantopoulou, at her initiative, will also have meetings with 55 Greeks active in research and applied technology, with the aim of a systematic and organised transfer of knowhow from Silicon Valley to Greece.
The goal of the initiative, as is the goal of similar initiatives by France, Sweden and Israel, is to create a network of researchers-entrepreneurs between Silicon Valley and the country and the attraction of post-graduate research in Greece.
The minister will further brief interlocutors on the Research and Technology General Secretariat’s recent program introducing incentives to attract young, eminent scientists to return to Greek universities and research centers.