Dr. Kostas Chrysagis
Dr. Chrysagis invests his time between Athens, London and Brussels bridging cross-disciplinary teams from Industry and Academia to proliferate from synergies on co-funded projects. For many years he was R&D Director and then CEO of Zenon Robotics and on the Board of Directors of smaller high tech companies and start-ups. Dr. Chrysagis has consulted Engineering companies on Research & Innovation for many years and has given seminars and workshops on this subject in English, Spanish and Greek. For more than 20 years Dr. Chrysagis has been involved as a Coordinator in Science, Research & Product Development projects of a total budget > € 230 million. Since 2004, he has also served on European Commission Committees reviewing work-programs (i.e. FP6 and beyond). He has also served as a Research & Innovation Fellow at the Center for Research & Technology Hellas, a Senior Research Fellow at City University London (Dean for Research Adv.) and an Adjunct Professor at the University of Thessaly teaching “Innovation & Entrepreneurship” at graduate level. Dr. Chrysagis holds a M.Sc. in Chemical Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens, and Ph.D. in Control Engineering from the University of Florida. He also holds a post-graduate degree in Distance Learning & Communication from the Open University, an executive diploma in Leadership & Negotiation from Harvard University/Kennedy School of Gov. and has been trained in Risk Management (Financial Engineer) in Monaco. His research interests include Modelling, Dynamics, Simulation and Predictive Optimization of Processes under Uncertainty.