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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

“My time at AIT was one of the defining events of my life. I chose AIT because for me it was an adventure to study abroad for sixteen months. The program was challenging academically and I got to be part of cutting edge research in my thesis project, which has given me a good head start for my current PhD program. Also, the opportunity to live in Greece was not to be missed. The country is beautiful, the people are friendly, and the food is excellent.”

Daniel Owens MSIN 2005, USA

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“Major distinction for AIT’s researcher Dr. Ioannis Tomkos”

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Talk given at AIT by Professor Urbashi Mitra, Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Southern California

You are all invited to the following talk to be given by rofessor Urbashi Mitra, Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Southern California .

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 (
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