The Aroma Innovation Hub in Patras Science Park represents a partnership of companies and laboratories of academic institutions aiming to encourage innovation, entrepreneurship, successful business development, and local economy revitalization.
The vision of Aroma Innovation Hub is to implement scientific and technological advancements in the production line of aromatic and medical plants, in an innovative way, in order to create value to its shareholders and society.
The Aroma Innovation Hub was founded by Patras Science Park, professors of the University of Patras and the Technological Education Institute of Western Greece with research activity in the field, and by important companies in the food sector, beverages, cosmetic products, soaps, agrochemicals and plant production.
Assοciate Professor Fotini Lamari is the Director of Aroma Innovation Hub. The General Assembly of the Members is the supreme governing body that takes place at least every six months and decides on the Strategic development. The General Assembly’s decisions are implemented by the Executive Board consisting of five members: the Director, Professor Apostolos Vandarakis, Associate Professor Vasilis Papasotiropoulos, Mr. Petros Kritsonis, and Mr. Panagiotis Hahalis. The Executive Board and the Director are elected every two years.
Mrs. Maria Petropoulou, Computer Engineer and Informatics M.Sc., specialized in digital marketing and social media, has undertaken the specialization and planning of the actions, the visibility and networking of the node.
The Aroma Innovation Hub in Patras Science Park represents a partnership of companies and universities aiming to encourage innovation, entrepreneurship, successful business development, and local economy revitalization. It is a multidiscipline approach covering all fields relevant to the cultivation, development, production and exploitation of products from aromatic plants and essential oils. The Hub will give to its members the opportunity to form networks, trace new trends in science, technology and entrepreneurship, and have access to expert guidance and collaboration. The conception of innovation hubs is an initiative of Patras Science Park and aims to contribute to the reintegration of the region through the penetration of the existing research / innovation ecosystem (which is highly developed in Western Greece) with the aim to boost entrepreneurship, increase competitiveness and create new jobs while limiting the phenomenon of brain-drain.
Bridging the gap between academia and industry with a qualified workforce while exchanging knowledge between national and international networks.
Aroma HUB includes a whole set of multiple lab centers, utilizes field tests and proof of concept creations while having a strong case on business development and start-ups mentoring.