GTL Regional

Crete,  Greece 

Local Support Structure

Would you like to learn more about who supports you in your region and with which partners we work together? Here we introduce you to our contact persons and a regional network that could support you in implementing your business idea. 

Funded Partners

The German-Hellenic Chamber of Commerce and Industry was founded in 1924 and is part of the worldwide AHK network (140 foreign chambers of commerce and representative offices in 92 countries). The German-Hellenic Chamber of Industry and Commerce is the official contact for the arrangement of business contacts between Germany and Greece, the official representative of the largest German trade fair organisations and acts as an advisor for legal/tax and economic issues. 

Sarina Thiele

Director Education Department

Technical Experts

Technical Institute of Heraklion Chamber of Commerce and Industry (TIHC) Heraklion Chamber is one of the largest Chambers of commerce in Greece, accounting for more than 20,000 members from all sectors of the local economy. Technical Institute of Heraklion Chamber (TIHC) is an autonomous, non-for-profit institution, established in 1950 as a daughter company of Heraklion Chamber with a Decree from Greek National Economy of Ministry in 1950. THIC may serve as an excellent partner on dissemination activities in EU projects, including congress or conference organization on the island of Crete, dynamic website development. It can also serve as a partner on Vocational Education and Training delivery in a variety of topics ranging from soft skills development to train the trainers adult learning. As TIHC Works in close collaboration with Heraklion Chamber it also may serve as the ideal partner on business motivation and development in a variety of topics like tourism, food, entrepreneurial skill development and small business cluster development. 
The Technical Institute of Heraklion Chamber works in close cooperation with the Technological Educational Institute of Crete, the University of Crete, and The Science and Technology Park of Crete. TIHC has direct access via the Heraklion Chamber in a series of European Networks that supports SMEs with the most important being: The Enterprise Europe Network (EEN), Insuleur – Network of the Insular Chambers of Commerce and Industry of the E.U., Arab-Hellenic Chamber of Commerce and Development.

Michalis Katharakis

Director of the Technical Institute of Heraklion Chamber of Commerce and Industry

GreenTech Challenge by National Technical University of Athens GreenTech Challenge by ESU NTUA is the largest National Green Innovation Program and is open to startups, innovative SMEs, researchers, and students who want to develop an innovative solution related to the Environment, Climate Change and Sustainable Development. The aim of the programme is to educate, consult and highlight these initiatives in the following themes: Environment & Energy, Smart & Sustainable Cities, Innovative Green Products & Advanced Materials, Innovative and Sustainable, Sustainable Materials and Technologies and Fossil Raw Materials. The collaboration with the GreenTech Challenge by National Technical University of Athens aims to students of universities. 

Christos Nikoloudis

Meng, Ph.D Can, Environmental Economics and Sustainability Unit, Sector of Industrial Management and Operations Research, School of Mechanical Engineering

Focus of Content

Do you have a sustainable business idea and want to become a successful green entrepreneur? Find out here which specific green topics are trendy in your regional GTL and how you can combine them with your business idea. Find out what expertise is available in your regional GTL. 

Regional Approach  

Would you like to learn more about the approaches and structures that await you in your regional GTL? Find out here how we work and how it fits with your sustainable business idea.