Meet our Team

Honeycomb Grid Layout In Pure CSS
Michael Lagos
e-mail: mike.lagos@innovationhive.eu
LinkedIn: Michael Lagos

Co-Founder & Business-Development Manager

He holds a BA degree in Finance and Accounting from the faculty of Business & Economics and a MSc in Entrepreneurship and Innovation from University of Thessaly in Greece. He has participated in numerous researches on the topic of entrepreneurship and in business innovation. Moreover, he has been part of the management of more than 40 national and European co funded research projects. His portfolio consists from several research studies and activities where he is part of. His main research experiences are concerned on practices and methodologies aiming to enhance digitalization and internationalization of industry, the enhancement of the Startup ecosystem and the empowerment of entrepreneurship and innovation within different target groups.

Spiros Voulgaris
e-mail: spiros.voulgaris@innovationhive.eu

Co-Founder & Innovation Manager

He Holds a BA degree in Business Finance from the University of Thessaly and a MSc degree in Management, Technology and Quality from the University of Cyprus. The last years he has been actively involved in design and the implementation of many EU projects in the fields of entrepreneurship, social innovation, empowerment and data security as well as he has been responsible for the quality assurance planning, implementation, and assessment procedures. Working with different type of projects he has developed his skills and his experience on project management; research, innovation and knowledge management as well as consultancy services for startups, individuals and SMEs.

Panagiotis Koutoudis
e-mail: panagiotis.koutoudis@innovationhive.eu

Co-Founder & Operation Manager

He holds an MSc in Applied Economics and a graduate degree in Economic Science from the Athens University of Economics and Business. He works as a project manager and economist / business consultant with vast experience in management and in the implementation of more than 120 national and European projects. Through his experience, he has acquired a variety of both technical and soft skills such as: project management, leadership, communication, team working, problem solving, time management, financial management, etc. His portfolio consists of several researches, studies and training materials on the topic of entrepreneurship, social entrepreneurship, digital transformation, employment, business consultancy, career consultancy, coworking spaces and apprenticeship. Moreover, he has been involved as project and innovation manager in several H2020 projects, such in topics such as the RUR-09-2017,INNOSUP-04, DT-MIGRATION-06 and others.

Yiannis Tsoutsas
e-mail: yiannis.tsoutsas@innovationhive.eu

Co-Founder & Networking Manager

Holds a Bachelor degree in primary education from the University of Ioannina and a MSc in Educational Leadership and Management from the University of Nicosia. His main research interests are focusing on studies regarding new innovative educational methods, education in minorities and vulnerable groups for social inclusion and education through cultural activities for social cohesion.

Maria Skoufi
e-mail: maria.skoufi@innovationhive.eu
LinkedIn: Maria Skoufi

Senior Project Manager

She holds a bachelor degree in Business Administration with direction in Project Management from the Technological Educational Institute of Thessaly and a MSc in Entrepreneurship and Innovation from University of Thessaly in Greece. The last years she has been involved as project manager in several projects such as H2020, COSME, and Erasmus+. Through the implementation of several projects she has developed her skills on project and financial management, communication and teamwork.

Maria Mpotikopoulou
e-mail: maria.mpotikopoulou@innovationhive.eu

Project Manager

She holds a bachelor degree in Political Sciences from the School of Political Sciences of the Faculty of Law, Economic and Political Sciences in the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and she has attended trainings both in Counseling Psychology and Business Administration. She has six years working experience as Administrative Assistant Manager in Foreign Language Centers and NGOs in Larissa. The last three years she has been involved in the research and implementation of numerous Erasmus+ European Programs which are related to social innovation, adult education and social inclusion for people with disabilities or/and mental disorders, immigrants and Romani. She also participates voluntarily in cultural events and activities of the Municipality of Larissa.

Ioanna Angelopoulou
e-mail: ioanna.angelopoulou@innovationhive.eu

Project Manager

She holds a bachelor degree in Physics with direction in Electronics from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece and a MSc in Electronic Physics (Radioelectrology) with direction in Telecommunications from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. She has worked as a teacher in Educational Robotics and programming. She has participated in the implementation of activities with Arduino Uno and Raspberry Pi circuits. Her diploma thesis was about “The Effects of Driving Frequency and Antenna Length on Power Deposition within a microwave Antenna Array Used for Hyperthermia”.

Maria Archonti
e-mail: maria.archonti@innovationhive.eu
LinkedIn: Maria Archonti

Project Manager

She holds a BA degree in Computer Science and Network Engineering from the Technological Educational Institute of Thessaly. Her main research interests are focusing on the sustainable development, enhancement of intelligent communication environments and pervasive artificial intelligence in business. She has been actively involved in several projects regarding utilization of new technologies for social and industrial innovation concepts accompanied with environmental consciousness.

Chrysi Triantafyllou
e-mail: chrysi.triantafyllou@innovationhive.eu

Project Manager

She holds a BA degree in Law by the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, with specialization in criminal studies. She holds a LLM in Financial Criminal Law by the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, with emphasis in financial criminal procedure. She has worked as a lawyer and has an inclination to learning foreign languages. She is an accredited Data Protection Officer.

Eudokia Dimoulia
e-mail: it@innovationhive.eu

IT / Web Designer

She holds a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science and Software Engineering from the University of Thessaly. As a student, she participated in a research on Web Development. Her interest in Information Technology and Early Childhood Education led her to combine them through a seminar on "Cutting Edge Technologies in Educational Practice". In addition, her thesis has as a central theme the application of IT in the field of education. She has been actively involved in several projects related to new technologies for educational innovation for children with special abilities and in volunteer activities on environmental issues, such as reforestation and beach care.She speaks English and French.

Anna Maria Karantali
e-mail: annamaria.karantali@innovationhive.eu

Project Manager

She holds a degree in Business Administration from University of Thessaly with specialization in Marketing. Her goal is to enrich her knowledge in Business Relationships through the implementation of a range of projects and to acquire skills in managing relationships. During her studies she acquired knowledge in e-Marketing and developed skills in web design and social media design and ad creation. In addition, she has participated in various projects aimed at developing organisational and problem-solving skills and project design.

Katerina Kourtesi
e-mail: katerina.kourtesi@innovationhive.eu

Project Manager

She holds a bachelor's degree in Business Administration with a chosen topic on project management. She studied in the Technological Educational Institute of Thessaly and as a student she attended every class regarding business education and project development and therefore she developed a keen interest in project management. Her previous working experience had to do with the interaction between people from all over the world since she was involved in the tourist field.

Fenia Kalantzi
e-mail: fenia.kalantzi@innovationhive.eu
LinkedIn: Fenia Kalantzi

Senior Project Manager

She holds a BA in economics from the department of Economics, University of Thessaly, oriented in Business administration. She is a member of the Implementation department where she applies the knowledge and skills gained through her academic studies and prior long working experience as project manager of numerous projects under the European framework, mainly under the thematic of social entrepreneurship, gamification, empowerment of disadvantaged groups. She has participated in multiple voluntary workcamps and start up competitions. She speaks English, French and Spanish.

Max Kytoudis
e-mail:it@innovationhive.eu
LinkedIn: Max Kytoudis

Software Developer

His field of studies is Computer Sciences and specializes in Software Development and 3D Modelling. He has one year of experience in coding with Python / Html / CSS / JavaScript and some experience with C#. He also has 2 Years of experience in 3D Modelling and 3D Animations. He speaks English and German.

Daphne Samara
e-mail:dafni.samara@innovationhive.eu
LinkedIn: Daphne Samara

Project Manager

Daphne Samara is a graduate of the Department of English Language and Literature (BA) of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki with postgraduate studies in "Specific Learning Difficulties"(MSc) at the University of Southampton. Over a span of ten years, she has collaborated with multiple educational settings in London and in Athens. Having specialised in Differentiated Instruction and Inclusion, she designs educational material and runs project-based workshops incorporating innovative, wholistic educational approaches. Currently, she is training in Educational Management and Administration. Aside from her occupation, she enjoys climbing and hiking.

Ioli Chatzoudi
e-mail:ioli.chatzoudi@innovationhive.eu
LinkedIn: Ioli Chatzoudi

Project Manager

Having obtained a BSc in Social and Educational Policy from the University of Macedonia, she decided to take a step further and focus on the field of management. Moreover, wanting international experience, she moved to London for her MA in Educational Leadership and Management at Roehampton University. While studying, she gained experience in different sectors by working as a Braille teacher, Researcher and Administrator for the next two years.

Maria Papakosta
e-mail:maria.papakosta@innovationhive.eu
LinkedIn: Maria Papakosta

Business Development Manager

She holds a BA degree in Law by the Democritus University of Thrace. She also holds her master in the European and International Energy Law by the Democritus University of Thrace. She completed her practice as a trainee lawyer in the State Legal Council of Greece and she has worked as a lawyer in law office. She speaks English, French and Spanish.

Aspasia Ntousi
e-mail:aspasia.ntousi@innovationhive.eu
LinkedIn: Aspasia Ntousi

Communication Manager

She holds a Master’s degree in Applied Linguistics (TEFL) from the University of Bedfordshire and a BA in Greek language and Literature from the University of Crete with expertise in Linguistics. She is experienced in discourse analysis and evaluation of language subareas. For the past three years she has been working as an ESL instructor where she delved into employing differentiated approaches to provide a student-centred learning environment that encourages critical thinking while promoting tolerance, respect and emotional security. Recently she has been involved in Communication and Dissemination Manager roles where she develops and implements effective communication and exploitation strategies for EU projects.

Georgia Kagianni
e-mail:marketing@innovationhive.eu

Social Media Manager

Her academic background includes a BA in Economics with a major in Business Economics from the University of Thessaly. In addition, she holds a Diploma in Digital & Social Media Marketing from Knowcrunch and a Certificate in Digital Marketing from the University of Edinburgh. She is currently studying for her MSc in Digital Marketing at the University of Neapolis (Pafos). Previously, she worked as a Social Media Manager and a Medical Projects Coordinator.

Vasiliki Markou
e-mail:vasiliki.markou@innovationhive.eu
LinkedIn: Vasiliki Markou

Junior Business Development Manager

She holds a BA in Translation from the Ionian University and a MA in Arts and Heritage: Policy, Management and Education from Maastricht University. She is deeply interested in inclusion, diversity, innovation and sustainability in the cultural sector as well as their link to social impact and change. In the past, she has conducted research on EU funding opportunities for culture and has proposed lobbying strategies to access the funds and she has studied the EU social and public policy. She has explored many EU programmes, such as Creative Europe, Interreg Meuse-Rhine, ERDF, ESF+ and Erasmus+. Lastly, she has conducted interpretive policy analysis on the EU public policy.

  • Michael
    Lagos
  • Spiros
    Voulgaris
  • Panagiotis
    Koutoudis
  • Yiannis
    Tsoutsas
  • Maria
    Skoufi
  • Maria
    Mpotikopoulou
  • Ioanna Angelopoulou
  • Maria
    Archonti
  • Chrysi
    Triantafyllou
  • Eudokia Dimoulia
  • Anna Maria Karantali
  • Katrina Kourtesi
  • Fenia Kalantzi
  • Max Kytoudis
  • Daphne Samara
  • Ioli Chatzoudi
  • Maria Papakosta
  • Aspasia Ntousi
  • Georgia Kagianni
  • Vasiliki Markou
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