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Stavros Mantzanakis

Stavros Mantzanakis

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Thessaloniki, Central Macedonia Region
THA Chapter Greece


Stavros mantzanakis with over 20 years of managerial experience in companies and institutions, is the CEO, founding Partner and head of Innovation department of Emetris SA, a business consulting company specializes in Futures Studies, Strategic, Business and Financial planning, Innovation and Green Technologies. He’s been General Director of Thermi S.A., an innovation Incubator for 2,5 years, an incubator based in Thessaloniki, supports innovation start ups and is one of the largest incubators in SE Europe. Since 2010 he’s been working on his PhD research: “Participative Regional Strategic Foresight”, has acquired an MBA in International Finance, an Executive Masters on “Digital Cities” and a bachelor in Business Administration. His lecturing experience includes: Tutoring Undergraduate Students and a number of on job training and seminars for SME’s employees, on Strategic and Foresight, Business plan decision analysis. His experience also includes a Project Management position in a construction company in NY, U.S.A. He has participated in compilation of projects in different countries (Armenia, China, Albania, fYRoM, Jordan). He speaks fluently Greek (Native) and English, he is a professional member of World Future Society, a Member of Chamber of Economics in Greece and holds a second Level Hellenic State Degree certification for “Strategic Competence”.

Areas of interests in TH research

Future Studies, Innovation, Participatory Strategic Foresight, Regional Development, Start ups, Strategy, Finance

Areas of competence and expertise in TH research

Innovation, Regional Development, Start ups, Spin outs, Spin offs,

Main works and publications

Innopolis (, INNOPOLIS aims to identify regional best policy practices in the field of knowledge exchange between universities and enterprises.
DreagonStar (, DRAGON-STAR is funded by FP7, aiming to support the Chinese participation in Horizon 2020, the reciprocity originating from the signed EU-China Scientific Cooperation Agreement, the bilateral cooperation in scientific, technological and industrial research and innovation fields, and the ongoing EU - China Innovation Cooperation Dialogue.
Kilkis2020 ( A participatory strategic foresight

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