si-Cluster Member inAccess closed funding round

Athens, August 2013: Inaccess announces the successful closing of a 6.5 million $ (5.0 million EUR) round, led by Piraeus Taneo Capital Fund, which is managed by Piraeus Capital Management, member of the VC and Private Equity Group of Piraeus Bank. The capital infusion will be used for enhancing inaccess' international presence and strengthening its product portfolio.

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si-Cluster Member Irida Labs completed investment rounds

Patras, 26.08.2013: Irida Labs, a leading provider of technology and software for embedded vision applications, is pleased to announce that it recently completed two financing rounds for a total of $1.5M.  In August, a Series A funding, led by Alpha TANEO AKES Fund was completed.  Alpha/Taneo will be joining Irida's Board of Directors – bringing partnership and business expansion experience.  In June, individual investor Michael Tzannes made an angel investment in Irida Labs and has also joined the Board of Directors.  Michael has over 25 years of experience in the high tech industry and was Chief Technical Officer, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Directors at publicly traded Aware, Inc.

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SEE Policy Experts qualified as Cluster Excellence Management Trainers

05.08.2013: In the framework of the South-East European Network of Excellence for Cluster Organisations - SEENECO project, 12 high-level policy experts from Greece, Bulgaria, Croatia, Romania and Serbia, completed the first at European level “Train-the-Trainers” programme which aimed to train in a professional manner “Cluster Excellence Management Trainers” that will thereafter be able to effectively transfer their knowledge to cluster managers with the goal to achieve high levels of excellence of cluster management. This training utilizes the respective material that has been developed specifically for that purpose within the European Cluster Excellence Initiative (ECEI) and is facilitated by the European Foundation for Cluster Excellence.

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