The Team

The company’s staff is qualified with Consulting Experience and Knowhow in a variety of topics and fields, Knowledge of the functionality and procedures of Public Authorities, overall Knowledge over European Union Policy Regulations and High level of Academic studies and Research activity.



Yiannis completed his studies on the field of Informatics in the Athens University of Economics and Business in 1993; got his Master in Science Degree on Technology and Innovation Management at the University of Sussex/SPRU (UK), while he follows executive courses on Strategy and Innovation at MIT (USA). He is Founder and Managing Partner of KiNNO and works as a Strategic Innovation consultant. His working experience prior of founding KiNNO includes posts ranging from Project Manager of R&D projects, business consultant and corporate executive in multinational Telecoms. Yiannis has significant experience in design and management of projects related to innovation competencies, technology transfer, research exploitation and business development. He has been working in developing Knowledge & Technology Transfer Activities, creating & supporting Transnational Knowledge Networks, building linkages between Business & Research actors and in various dissemination activities in EU and other Mediterranean countries. Furthermore, he has gained significant experience from international bilateral projects implemented in South Africa, Latin America and North Africa on regional innovation systems, knowledge transfer and market uptake of research results. His experience includes among other, provision of mentoring, coaching and capacity building services to researchers, startups, entrepreneurs and executives in sectors such as agro-food, energy, environment, transport, maritime and ICT. 

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Efi completed her undergraduate studies on the field of Management Science and Technology, stream: Supply Chain and Sales Management in the Athens University of Economics and Business while she received her Master Degree in Business Administration and Total Quality Management from the University of Piraeus. Before entering KiNNO she has been working for Hellenic Organization of Telecommunications, TIM Hellas Telecommunications company and General Mills Hellas. She is currently employed as an Innovation Consultant at KiNNO Consultants Ltd. (KiNNO) with main focus on Innovation and Knowledge Transfer. Efi has professional experience in the management of European Funded programmes and in the implementation of sector-based studies in the fields of agro-food, energy and environment. In addition, she in charge of the Business Intelligence operation of KiNNO Consultants Ltd.

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Victoria completed her undergraduate studies on the field of Management Science and Technology, stream: Quantitative Methods in Economics and Management, in Athens University of Economics and Business in 2013 and she is currently a Master Candidate in Business Analytics at the same University. She is employed at KiNNO as Consultant while her professional experience includes the management of European Funded programmes and the implementation of sector-based studies in the fields of agro-food, maritime and environment. In addition, she is in charge of the Quality Management System (ISO 9001:2015) that is applied by the company since March 2018.

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Angelos NOULAS


Angelos has a back round in Computer Science from the University of Darmstadt, Germany complemented with knowledge in Communication Technologies and a Masters degree in Business Administration. Angelos is an accomplished professional bringing over 27 years of experience across diverse industries. Successfully manage projects and entities by applying holistic, innovative and inspiring multicultural thinking and acting in both national and international operations. Skilled at engaging people, partnering with cross-functional/senior management teams, ensure continuous progress towards corporate goals, undertaking new challenges and building / maintaining positive relationships. Angelos is a successful Strategy and Investment Advisor demonstrating multi-project management skills with collaborative attitude in planning, organizing and delivering results. He has been collaborating with KiNNO on the design of corporate strategic direction for StartUps and SMEs, facilitation of fund raising and advisory of Entrepreneurs and Innovators throughout the Corporate Business Development Process.

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Konstantinos FOUSKAS


Konstantinos holds the position of “Digital Entrepreneurship and Technological Innovation” at the Department of Applied informatics at the University of Macedonia in Thessaloniki, Greece, teaching in the area of innovation and entrepreneurship, e-business and new product and service development.  His research has been published in international peer-reviewed journals and conferences and he has participated in research consortia for International and National research projects related to innovation and ICT. He has also been a serial entrepreneur developing  business ventures mainly related to provision of Digital, innovative services, others resulting in success and others  teaching him valuable lessons. His background includes studies in Business Administration, eBusiness  and Business Strategy and Innovation, combining experience ranging from developing and aligning a corporate strategy to handling and rearranging business operations and filling in accounting and financial information to analyze pricing decisions.This diversity has allowed him to obtain a broader view in developing new business ventures ranging from evaluation of the business proposition to financial projections analysis.  To this end, he assists new entrepreneurs through various Incubator programs such as Orange Grove, Ace-In, Ekinisi Lab and innovation competitions such as e-nnovation and iBank. He has also been extensively engaged with business advisory, assisting firms with limited organizational capabilities to evolve to viable, competitive players in their markets and public organizations to achieve their operational goals. He has been collaborating with KiNNO for more than 8 years in Research and Consulting Projects as well as Developing new services and Business Strategy for the company.

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Antonios completed his undergraduate studies in the field of Business Administration, stream Marketing, Management and Business Administration in Athens University of Economics and Business. He holds a Master in Digital Culture, Smart Cities and IoT from University of Piraeus. Before entering KiNNO he worked as Business Development Executive for inDigital S.A. and Globo Technologies S.A. He is currently employed as Bussiness Developer at KiNNO.

Achilleas SPAIS


Achilleas Spais is an Energy & Environmental Economist appointed as Innovation Analyst by KiNNO. His background spans a broad area of studies including a Bachelor degree in Economics (Athens University of Economics and Business), an M.Sc. in Environmental Economics and Climate Change (London School of Economics and Political Science, UK) and an M.Sc. in Energy Strategy, Law and Economics (University of Piraeus, Greece). Achilleas has gained professional experience in managing investment portfolios and ESPA funding proposals by working for a consulting company (DIADIKASIA BUSINESS CONSULTING, Greece). Before joining our team, Achilleas worked as the Operations Manager of EIT Climate-KIC Hub Greece.


Anastasia SAKKOULA


Anastasia is an undergraduate student at the Department of Management Science and Technology, in Athens University of Economics and Business, stream: Strategy, Entrepreneurship and Human Resources. She is currently employed at KiNNO as Junior Consultant and her responsibilities are project implementation, elaboration of studies (market analysis, feasibility studies), support in business development activities etc.

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Konstantinos VAIANOS


Konstantinos completed his undergraduate studies in Political Science and History at Panteion University of Athens. He holds two Master Degrees, one in Political Science and another in Environment-Sustainable Development from Panteion University of  Athens. Before entering KiNNO he has been working as Administrative Assistant and Office Manager in public and private sector. Konstantinos has professional experience in the administrative and financial management of EU funded programmes. He is currently employed at KiNNO as Administrator.

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Dora after completing her undergraduate studies in Economic and Regional Development at Panteion University of Athens she got her Master in Sustainable Development focusing on the Local Development of Urban and Rural areas, at Harokopeion University of Athens. She is currently employed at Knowledge & Innovation Consultants (KiNNO Consultants LTD) where her main responsibilities include the assistance of Financial management of European Projects and of the company itself. Her working experience in the past had focused in Business Accounting and Finance in a variety of fields.

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Funding Opportunities

Available funding opportunities:

ERC - Proof of Concept

Horizon2020 - SME Instrument

Innovation Highway®

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