International Hellenic University

 Stay up to date with IHU News!

Latest news

We are proud to announce the organization of the first Forum on Arbitration and Business. The Forum on Arbitration and Business is being organized by ELSA Greece under the aegis of the International Hellenic University. The Forum on Arbitration and Business is not a conventional conference, as it encompasses interactive working methods that allow each participant to express a strong voice in formulating the agenda.

The conference rewards academic merit and excellence since it yields the floor to young aspiring scientists and entrepreneurs in order for them to take an active stand on contemporary issues and indicate what truly matters in our globalized era! Participants will be able to reinvent the topics with innovativeness, as they will be submitting academic papers within a general thematic already preselected, which upon examination and evaluation by the Executive Board and an outstanding Academic Committee, will form the agenda of the conference. It is with great precision that the procedures and processes have been constructed to allow participants to be at the heart of the forum, amalgamating individual viewpoints through skillful negotiation to produce a powerful collection of the proceedings to be published after the Forum.

In order to safeguard the academic quality of the conference, the Forum will be led by an academic committee comprising highly acclaimed Professors in the field, who will offer their guidance throughout the conference, namely Emeritus Professor Dr. Athanassios Kaissis, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Member of the Governing Board of the International Hellenic University, Assistant Professor Dr. Nikolaos Eleftheriadis, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and Assistant Professor Dr. Eleni Zervogianni, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.

The Forum encompasses an agenda comprising extremely topical matters under three main axes (1) Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) (2) Energy Regulation and (3) Entrepreneurship. As well, students will be able to take part in the corresponding committees. More specifically, participants are required to reflect on and identify current challenges in International Commercial Arbitration and Mediation, contemplate Energy Geopolitics in the Mediterranean and the Competing regulations in the challenging era we live in, and finally, critically assess the Greek legal framework for Entrepreneurship, Development and Investments. The Forum will take place on the magical island of Zante from 19-23 May 2016!

Online registration at:

Με ιδιαίτερη χαρά και τιμή σας ανακοινώνουμε την διοργάνωση του πρώτου Φόρουμ Διαιτησίας και Επιχειρηματικότητας. Το Φόρουμ Διαιτησίας και Επιχειρηματικότητας διοργανώνεται από την ELSA υπό την αιγίδα του Διεθνούς Πανεπιστημίου Ελλάδος (International Hellenic University). Το Φόρουμ δεν είναι ένα συμβατικό συνέδριο, αλλά συμπεριλαμβάνει διαδραστικές μεθόδους που θα δώσουν την ευκαιρία σε κάθε συμμετέχοντα να έχει λόγο στην διαμόρφωση των θεμάτων.

Το συνέδριο επιβραβεύει την ακαδημαϊκή αριστεία καθώς προσφέρει πρόσφορο έδαφος σε νέους φερέλπιδες φοιτητές και επιχειρηματίες να πάρουν θέση σε σύγχρονα ζητήματα και να σηματοδοτήσουν το επίκεντρο του ενδιαφέροντος! Οι συμμετέχοντες θα μπορέσουν να προσεγγίσουν εκ νέου τις άκρως ενδιαφέρουσες θεματικές καταθέτοντας κείμενα εργασίας, εντός των θεμάτων πλαισίων που έχει προεπιλεγεί, και κατόπιν εξέτασης από το Εκτελεστικό Συμβούλιο και την Ακαδημαϊκή Επιτροπή που αποτελείται από εξέχοντες ακαδημαϊκούς, θα σχηματιστεί η τελική θεματολογία. Οι κανόνες έχουν σχεδιαστεί με ιδιαίτερη προσοχή και πρόνοια ώστε να επιτρέψουν στους συμμετέχοντες να βρίσκονται στο επίκεντρο, επιτρέποντας τη σύνθεση διαφορετικών οπτικών μέσα από τις διαπραγματεύσεις ώστε να παραχθεί ένα συλλογικό αποτέλεσμα το οποίο θα δημοσιευθεί.

Για να διασφαλιστεί η ακαδημαϊκή ποιότητα του συνεδρίου το έργο της οργανωτικής επιτροπής καθοδηγεί η επιστημονική επιτροπή του που αποτελείται από τον κύριο Καΐση, Ομότιμο Καθηγητή του Αριστοτελείου Πανεπιστημίου Θεσσαλονίκης και Μέλος του Διοικητικού Συμβουλίου του Διεθνούς Πανεπιστημίου Ελλάδος, τον κύριο Ελευθεριάδη, Επίκουρο Καθηγητή του Αριστοτελείου Πανεπιστημίου Θεσσαλονίκης καθώς και την κυρία Ζερβογιάννη, Επίκουρη Καθηγήτρια του ίδιου πανεπιστημίου.

Οι θεματικές του φόρουμ κινούνται σε 3 βασικούς άξονες, (1) Εναλλακτική Επίλυση Διαφορών (2) Ενεργειακή Ρύθμιση και (3) Επιχειρηματικότητα, συμμετέχοντας στις ομώνυμες επιτροπές. Πιο συγκεκριμένα οι συμμετέχοντες θα πρέπει να διασκεφτούν και να αναγνωρίσουν τις τρέχουσες προκλήσεις στη Διεθνή Εμπορική Διαιτησία και Διαμεσολάβηση, να ασχοληθούν με την ενεργειακή γεωπολιτική στην Μεσόγειο και τα ανταγωνιστικά ρυθμιστικά καθεστώτα ενώ θα πρέπει να προσεγγίσουν κριτικά το υφιστάμενο νομικό πλαίσιο της Ελλάδας για την επιχειρηματικότητα, την ανάπτυξη και τις Επενδύσεις. Το Φόρουμ θα λάβει χώρα στο μαγικό νησί της Ζακύνθου από 19-23 Μάϊου 2015.

Ηλεκτρονική εγγραφή στο:

prosf header.v02

Το ανηρτημένο υλικό της εκδήλωσης θα ανανεώνεται με πρόσθετο υλικό από την εκδήλωση τις επόμενες ημέρες




New deadline for submissions 07/04/2016


Α. Introduction

“Synergazomai” is an award programme initiated by Industry (IT companies and other industries), academic institutions, and research centres (universities and research organizations) in order to provide incentives for technological cooperation, and thus to transfer expertise between organizations and develop innovative products and services. Furthermore, it aims to continue, develop, and promote, throughout the year, the synergies created within the framework of the annual Technology Forum ( and those outside it.

Synergies may be technologically oriented (contribution of expertise from every organization) or business oriented (marketing technology solution) or both.

“Synergazomai” is co-organized by the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTH), the Center for Research and Technology (CERTH), the University of Macedonia (UoM), the Greek International Business Association (SEVE), the Federation of Industries of Northern Greece (FING), the International Hellenic University (IHU), and the Association of Information Technology Companies of Northern Greece (SEPVE). The initiative is under the auspices of the Region of Central Macedonia, the General Secretariat of Research and Technology, Alexander Innovation Zone, Enterprise Greece (EG), the Municipality of Thessaloniki, and the active participation of the Alexander Technological Institute of Thessaloniki.

synergazomai logos

Β. Conditions

Conditions for participating are the following:

  • Synergies shall include IT applications and tools.
  • There must be at least two cooperating partners.
  • Synergies must be active during the past 3 years.
  • The award programme is open to participants from different sectors apart from those mentioned already (industry, research)


C. Time frame

  • 16/02/2016: Announcement of award programme – Call for submissions
  • 24/03/2016: Deadline for submission of entries.
  • 09/05/2016: Announcement of evaluation of entries. -
  • 18/05/2016: Award ceremony during the 3rd Technology Forum.


D. Awards

Winners will receive monetary awards and also the synergies will be made public as follows:

  1. During the 3rd Technology Forum
    1. Ten minute presentation of the winner
    2. Awards will be given to three teams and there will be a brief (3’) presentation of the second and third winning team
    3. Presentation of all participants in a poster session
  1. Websites
    1. The three winning teams will be presented on the websites of the 12 organizations supporting the award programme
    2. The three winning teams will be presented on the website of Technology Forum
  1. The projects of the three winning teams will be communicated through the media

Monetary awards include (see details in Greek):

1st prize: 2.000 Euro
2nd prize: 1.000 Eurο
3rd prize: 500 Euro


Ε. Submission process

The cooperating organizations should submit the entry form through:

The deadline for submission is 24 March 2016 07 April 2016. Information submitted shall include: “Contact person name”, “Organisation”, “Email address”, “Telephone number”. The file must be submitted in PDF form and include answers to the following questions.


F. Entries

Entries shall consist of an Abstract, Description of proposal, team complementarity and experience and impact. It will be evaluated based on the last three criteria. More specifically, the entry form shall include:

  1. Abstract (public): Brief description of synergy (partners, object), (maximum half a page).
  2. Description of proposal (confidential): Detailed description of the problem, objectives and vision that resulted from the cooperation, the functionality and technologies involved (technological description of the proposed solution), the development of the solution (developed prototype/software system, etc) (maximum 3 pages)
  3. Team complementarity and experience (confidential):
    1. Description of partners involved in the synergy, description of each partner involvement in the project, development of synergy (e.g through Technology Forum, through other associations) (maximum one page per partner). 
    2. Description of team complementarity and the benefits from the synergy (e.g. reduction of resources, expertise exchange) (maximum 2 pages).
  4. Impact (confidential): Description of the business potential and proposed solutions (e.g. new customers, new markets or turnover) description of the process of improving competitiveness of the organizations involved and prospects of cooperation in the future (maximum 2 pages).


G. Information

For further information, please contact:

CERTH Chrysoula Katsikaki 2310-498.157
UNIVERSITY OF MACEDONIA Tina Arvanitaki 2310-891.864
SEVE Marinos Tsagkarakis 2310-535.333
SEPVE Fotini Petmeza 2310-365.130
ΑLEXANDER INNOVATION ZONE Lida Papatzika 2310-379.341
Page 4 of 11
International Hellenic University © Copyright 2016 | Contact the webmaster of this site at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

| Open Access Policy | Disclaimer | Contact the IHU | Sitemap | International Hellenic University, 14th km Thessaloniki-N. Moudania, 57001 Thermi, Greece |