Join the Hellenic Innovation Network

and help turn Greece into a regional innovation hub

Join the Hellenic Innovation Network

and help turn Greece into a regional innovation hub

Frontiers in Life Sciences, the Greek connection

This event started with a fireside chat among two Boston-based Greek luminaries: Michel Vounatsos, CEO of Biogen, and Nicholas Galakatos, Global Head of Life Sciences at Blackstone. This was moderated by Anna Protopapas, CEO of Mersana.

Following the discussion, several Greek entrepreneurs pitched their startups which are fundraising for US expansion.

Finally, the Hellenic Innovation Network Lifetime Achievement Award was given to George Behrakis, entrepreneur and philanthropist.

SPECIAL THANKS to our event sponsor, Elpen, which is building a new, state-of-the-art life science center in Athens and to Foley Lardner for hosting the event at their space.

Drinks from: Kleos

CEO of Biogen
Global Head of Life Sciences at Blackstone


About Us

The Hellenic Innovation Network (HIN) has a mission to accelerate technological innovation and entrepreneurship in Greece to world-class level by 2030, thereby fueling the economy and job creation. As an outgrowth of MIT Enterprise Forum Greece, HIN is a US-based non-profit organization created with the support of the Consulate General of Greece in Boston to facilitate access to resources, partners, and best practices by building bridges between the diaspora in global tech hubs and the Greek tech community. Driven by an advisory group of global innovators, HIN disseminates startup news, broadcasts educational webcasts, organizes monthly CEO group meetings, and hosts in-person pitching and networking events. Our online platform allows for virtual connections of our members in between events, so please register at to become part of our community.