Athina Ikonomidou is a Technology Transfer Expert specializing in Biotechnology & Life Sciences. She has more than 15 years of experience working with research centers and individual university laboratories. She has also worked on designing financing instruments for taking technologies from proof of concept to the seed stage. She is currently involved in the establishment of a very early stage VC fund in Greece.
She has collaborated with EkinisiLAB, the Business Development Incubator of the Hellenic Federation of Enterprises (SEV). Has been involved as a consultant and entrepreneur in a whole range of business ventures, with the main emphasis on Life Sciences. Has also worked as Head of Operations & Tech Transfer at BSRC Fleming.
She gives lectures on Fundamentals of Technology Transfer as part of various Master’s Programs organized by Health and/or Natural Science institutions, and is an expert evaluator of Horizon 2020 programs.
She holds a degree in Chemical Engineering from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and an MBA from the IESE Business School. She has worked as a consultant for Andersen Consulting (Accenture) and as CEO of CIL Hellas Ltd, a direct marketing company.