Meet Fotis Filippopoulos

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Dr Fotis Filippopoulos is an award-winning corporate innovation specialist with a professional footprint and a diverse project portfolio in 13 countries, in 4 continents.

In February 2017 in Brussels, he was awarded the  Mark of Excellence for the Best Provision of Industry Information and Intelligence  at the European Association Awards for the Global Research on Augmented Collaborative Economy he conducted for the Brussels based International Confederation of Popular Banks, with the participation of 110 Coops from 18 industries in 47 countries.

The project was powered and co-branded by leading Coop organisations, namely Siccob (Brazil), DZ Bank (Germany) and Desjardins (Canada). The study was translated into six languages and presented by Dr Fotis Filippopoulos at the International Summit of Cooperatives 2016, in Quebec City and the World Credit Union Conference 2017, in Vienna. The research is included in HEC Montréal's CoopGateway, the world's most extensive digital library on Cooperatives and Mutuals.

In November 2017 he was granted the honorary role of presenting as the
"Master of Ceremony" the European Award for Cooperative Innovation - EACI Awards, at the European Parliament in Brussels. The EACI Awards were held as part of the Cogeca International Presidential Business Forum, the leading and recognised by the European Institutions as the main representative body and indeed the spokesman for the entire agricultural and fisheries cooperative sector.

Dr Fotis Filippopoulos is a 2006 alumnus - 
Blue Book Stagiaire of the Joint Research Centre (JRC) the European Commission's (EC) science and knowledge service. Today he is ane of EC's innovation experts as well as an industrial policy strategy advisor for the European Cultural and Creative Industry (CCI).

From 2007 to 2012 as the co-founder of
Delphi research lab, he pioneered commercial consumer behaviour research with functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI) technology, in partnership with Euromedica-Encephalos diagnostic centre, in Athens. The international bibliography of the time (Roullet, B and Olivier Droulers, O., 2010) has referred to Delphi as one of the main neuromarketing firms in the world.

In 2009-2010 he was also one of the co-heads of the design phase of AB Greenstore, Greece’s first green and multi-award-winning supermarket store by AB Vasilopoulos, a Greek market leader, in Stamata Attica that opened its doors on 26/10/2010.

In 2012 he transformed Delphi into an international corporate innovation lab called Shakesteer. In total, more than 600 senior executives from 85 companies and organisations in 37 countries have personally participated in studies and workshops of the lab that he held from 2012 to 2018.

​​Additionally, in 2016, and for a year he was appointed as CIO in a London-based investment corporation and has also been part of the executive team, powered by Sulla Solutions, that masterminded and designed the social innovation strategy of
The Next Initiative Project (TNI, 2015 - 2016) in Makalulu, Zambia. The TNI project was a philanthropic investment strategy that aimed to solve the problem of transitional housing for students that progress from secondary to tertiary education, via innovative co-living architecture, collaborative workspaces and student commitment to a life design framework called "My Life Plan".​​

Dr Fotis Filippopoulos holds a PhD in Consumer Behaviour from the University of Greenwich and is a visiting professor at the International Hellenic University since 2013, as well as a tutor in "industrial skills 2020 course" at the PhD School of the Politecnico di Milano. Additionally, he also holds an Executive as well as a Teaching Certification in Strategy, Innovation and Entrepreneurship from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

Besides, he is also a judge and mentor in both the MIT Enterprise Forum CEE (Central & Eastern Europe) and MIT Enterprise Forum Greece. For the period from 2016-2017, he has also served as an admissions interviewer for the MIT Global Entrepreneurship Bootcamp, one of the worlds premier and highly selective programs on Innovation and Entrepreneurship and a nexus connecting innovators and high-achieving diverse talent from around the world to the innovation ecosystem surrounding the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

He is also a certified facilitator and ambassador (ID: F139738) of the #IamRemarkable campaign, a Google initiative empowering women and underrepresented groups to speak openly about their accomplishments in the workplace and beyond, thereby breaking modesty norms and glass ceilings.

Dr Fotis Filippopoulos loves sharing insights through dynamic
presentations and talks. He is an internationally sought after speaker with a track record including premier forums and summits around the world, like in
Rio De Janeiro (CIBP), Quebec City (ISC), Lucerne (IGT-ICCS), Vienna (WCUC), London (TCL/HQ), Rhodes (MNE) and iconic venues including the European Parliament in Brussels, the MIT Museum in Boston, the Montabaur Castle in Frankfurt and the Memorial JK in Brasilia.​​

In 2018, he founded
Curious, Inc. school of science & technology entrepreneurship and a lifetime goal to inspire and help science and technology entrepreneurs to bring their innovative products to market and discover the intelligence of the heart.

In December 2019, his feedback on the impact that MIT entrepreneurship education had in his life and career was included in the letter by the managing director in the annual report of MIT's Entrepreneurship Center (pg: 4).

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