Mr Constantinos Michailides is the Director of the Independent Directorate of Innovation and Entrepreneurship Support of the Region of Central Macedonia. He is a graduate of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki School of Economics and holds an MSc in International Banking and Finance from the University of Southampton and a PhD from the City University of London with a scholarship from Greek National Scholarships Foundation.
He has worked at the Bank of Cyprus as a Credit Officer and since 2004 he has been working in the Public Sector, initially in the Prefecture of Thessaloniki, then for five years at the Regional Development Fund of Central Macedonia and from January 2017 to today as the Director of the Directorate of Innovation and Entrepreneurship Support of the Region of Central Macedonia. He has extensive experience in writing proposals and in implementation of EU funded projects and other development initiatives.
He has been a keynote speaker at many international and national conferences and workshops. He is responsible for the Mechanism for Supporting Innovation and Entrepreneurship of the Region of Central Macedonia and the One Stop Liaison Office which is a liaison office between the research community and the businesses of the Region of Central Macedonia.