JOIST: Business opportunities in India for Central Greece

JOIST Innovation Park

A group of Indian entrepreneurs and representatives of education and innovation visited the Regional Governor of Thessaly, Dimitrios Kouretas, on March 29 to discuss opportunities to exchange experiences, know-how, and cooperation in innovation, education, and entrepreneurship.

Representatives of the VJOIST Group, the Indian partners of the JOIST Innovation Park, visited the JOIST team in Larissa to plan the expansion of Innovation Parks in India and beyond.

During the visit, they discussed with the regional governor the prospects of interregional cooperation in innovation and entrepreneurship, the development of Innovation Parks in India, and interdisciplinary cooperation with the region of Thessaly concerning innovation, education, and entrepreneurship.

The VJOIST team consists of:

  • Mr. Sam Dewan, Strategic Advisor of VJOIST, Director of Shambhavi Group and Managing Partner of Shambhavi Edu & Shambhavi Enterprises
  • Mr. Clavel Chris, CEO of Baccana Digital Consulting & MonacObor and Advisor to Conseillers du Commerce Extérieur de la France – Monaco
  • Ms Das Rishita, Chief Operating Officer of VJOIST
  • Mr Shukla Gopal, Strategic Advisor of VJOIST, CEO of the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay and Chairman-Education West India Council of the Indo-American Chamber of Commerce
  • Mr. Chandrashekar Rajesh, Director of VJOIST and Chairman of Panorama Music and Founder of Melius Integrated
  • Mr. Vemuri Sriram Pavan Kumar, Finance Advisor of VJOIST
  • Mr. Vemuri Trinadh Kiran, Finance Advisor to VJOIST
  • Mr T. Vassiliadis, founder and CEO Joist and Ant accompanied the Indian team. Kyritsis, CAO of Joist Larissa.


At the heart of the JOIST Innovation Park philosophy is the connection of the academic community with the market. This is a difficult undertaking everywhere in the world, but especially in Greece, where efforts to bridge the gap between research and its application in business have been slow to start.

JOIST Innovation Park

In its almost two years of operation, the JOIST Innovation Park, nestled in the urban fabric of Larissa, has implemented a network of multifaceted actions. Yet, it maintains a fixed ambition: to transfer knowledge, technology, and innovation - wherever it develops and is produced - in small businesses and locally.

It is an extroverted purpose that is being put into practice every day and which now transcends the country's borders thanks to a memorandum of cooperation between JOIST and Adani University of India, with the aim of cooperation between the industry and academia of the two countries, the exchange knowledge, and the promotion of innovation, entrepreneurship and leadership skills necessary for the 21st century.

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