Artemis Saitakis is the Director of the Science & Technology Park of Crete since 1997. He is also Application Research Scientist at FORTH, Greece. He studied Chemistry and continued his postgraduate studies in Biotechnology and Business Administration. During the last 25 years, he has been involved in a number of Regional, National and EU funded projects, related to academic entrepreneurship and creation of start-ups, Regional Innovation, Renewable Energy, Tourism, IPR Management and Technology Transfer and as a consultant to the EU TAIEX programme. He worked as a consultant for the development of Science & Technology Parks and Incubators. He has over 25 years of experience as a lecturer in Entrepreneurship and Business Development, Science & Technology Parks & Incubators, Innovation and Regional Development.