Plug and Play announces new MoU cooperation agreement with Athens Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Greece

    ATHENS, GREECE, January 30, 2023 - Plug and Play Tech Center announced a new MoU cooperation agreement with Athens Chamber of Commerce and Industry. The agreement is a result of Plug and Play’s goal of expanding into the Greek market. With this collaboration, Plug and Play aims to support new innovative startups entering its unique ecosystem.

    “We are excited and proud to add Plug and Play as our prestigious new partner. The MoU between Plug and Play and the Athens Startup Business Incubator of the Athens Chamber of Commerce and Industry is a unique opportunity for us to achieve our commitment to our startup community and provide them with opportunities to join global innovation ecosystems. We both aim to turn innovation into a catalyst for development of exportable and competitive products and services, and we expect that this strategic agreement will ultimately aim to generate added value for the Greek economy,” said Sophia Kounenaki Efraimoglou, President of the Athens Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

    Plug and Play runs accelerator programs in over 20 industries worldwide. With this agreement, Plug and Play and the Athens Chamber of Commerce and Industry will assist each other in terms of experience and knowledge sharing to mutually support high-tech companies. The innovation projects set to be launched within this new agreement will be moderated by a committee with members from both Plug and Play and the Athens Startup Business Incubator. By joining Plug and Play’s platform of innovation, the Athens Start-up Business Incubator will gain global visibility and access to the latest trends in the industry.

    “This is a great opportunity for Plug and Play to enhance our global presence and connect with the best startups in Greece. At Plug and Play, we are very focused in offering top-quality innovation to our partners, and this new agreement can contribute significantly to that,” said Natalia Olson-Urtecho, Director of Government Partnerships in Plug and Play.

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    About ACCI

    The Athens Chamber of Commerce and Industry, being the institutional advisor of the State, is the largest Chamber of Greece with more than 120,000 companies - members. Its purpose is to represent, support and promote entrepreneurship and to assist the State in the fields of commerce, industry, services and general development policy. The Athens Startup Business Incubator (Th.E.A.), established in 2014, is one of the most important initiatives of the Athens Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI) for entrepreneurship promotion. It supports innovative new business ideas with a strong extroversion potential.

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    About Plug and Play

    Plug and Play is the leading innovation platform, connecting startups, corporations, venture capital firms, universities, and government agencies. Headquartered in Silicon Valley, we're present in 50+ locations across 5 continents. We offer corporate innovation programs and help our corporate partners in every stage of their innovation journey, from education to execution. We also organize startup acceleration programs and have built an in-house VC to drive innovation across multiple industries where we've invested in hundreds of successful companies including Dropbox, Guardant Health, Honey, Lending Club, N26, PayPal, and Rappi. For more information, visit

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    Natalia Olson-Urtecho

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