Sanchez-photo_150x150 Dr. Ing. Jorge-A. Sanchez-P.

  Chief Strategy and Financial Officer, Member of the Steering Board of mi- and si-Cluster

  Corallia Clusters Initiative


Short Bio

Jorge-A. Sanchez-P. holds Dipl.-Ing. & Dr.-Ing. degrees in Electrical and Computer Engineering (NTUA). From 1992 till 1996 he was a research associate and consultant at various academic institutes (NTUA, ICCS, etc) and enterprises (OTE, AlgoSystems, etc). From 1996 till 1998 he was a scientific consultant to AT&T Bell Labs in the USA, from 1998 till 2000 a system architect at Lucent Technologies in the Netherlands and from 2001 till 2002 the Technical Manager of the CST Group of Bell Labs EMEA. In 2002 he joined GRNET. Since 2006 he is co-founder and Chief Strategy and Financial Officer at Corallia. He has served as an expert/consultant for the European Commission (DG CNECT, DG RTD, DG REGIO), Governments (Ireland, Greece), DIGITAL EUROPE, TERENA and various telecom companies and VCs. He has served in the Board of CEENet and AIZ and was a founding member of eIRG. He has also served as the Greek National Expert on Research Infrastructures for FP6, at the Computing and Data Treatment Group of ESFRI and at the STOA Group of the European Parliament. He is a founding member of three business clusters in Greece: mi-Cluster, si-Cluster and gi-Cluster and currently a member of the Steering Board of mi- and si-Cluster. Jorge is also co-founder of three Business Innovation Centres/Incubators: the α1•innohub, the π1•innohub and the α2•innohub, a member of the Steering Board of the Accelerator egg-enter.go.grow and member of the Steering Committee of the students’ exchange program EduTrip. He has served as a member of the Advisory Board of the European Clusters Observatory, a European Cluster Benchmarking Expert of the European Secretariat for Cluster Analysis, a Member of the European Cluster Managers' Club, National Representative at the European Clusters Alliance and coordinator of the European eInfrastructures Observatory. He has received several national and international awards while studying and working in the industry. He has more than 30 articles in journals and conferences and more than 50 invited speeches

Presentation Title: The Hellenic Space Technologies and Applications Cluster , the growing Greek aerospace ecosystem


The Hellenic Space Technologies and Applications Cluster (si-Cluster) is an emerging,

industrially-led and user-driven innovation cluster in Greece, with a strong geographical

focus in the region of Attica and a sizeable potential to compete worldwide in the

challenging and fast-growing sector of space technologies and applications. Aiming to

develop Greece as a leading region for Space Technologies and Applications with a high

international visibility, capable of developing and attracting high impact research,

development and innovation and business activities, the si-Cluster brings together private

and public actors in the field of space technologies and applications and provides an efficient

framework around themes of common interest in order to reinforce the competitive

advantage of its members. Currently, the si-Cluster consists of 49 members –
including both large businesses and SMEs- while it is expanding rapidly not only its industrial
base but also its cooperation ties with all the innovation ecosystem actors, including
academia, research institutes, European, regional and central governmental and other
stakeholders involved in this demanding technological field.

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