International Center for Digital Transformation and Digital Skills

Purpose

The International Center for Digital Transformation and Digital Skills was established in June 2020 by Cisco in collaboration with the Municipality of Thessaloniki, the Ministry of Digital Governance and the Ministry of Development and Investments, under the auspices of the Office of the Prime Minister in Thessaloniki.

Its purpose is to enhance innovation, accelerate digital transformation, enhance digital skills as well as promote digital culture.

More specifically, at the Center, Cisco with the support of the Municipality of Thessaloniki, its partners, the academic community and start-ups, will create teams that will analyze, design and propose solutions that concern any area of economic and social life. At the same time, the Center will have a training department - Cisco Networking Academy (www.netacad.com) - as well as STEM and Robotics departments, which aim to enhance the digital skills of pupils, students and professionals who want to acquire specialization equipment, which are in now days required by the labor market.  

Place

Thessaloniki’s Old Slaughterhouse

The International Center for Digital Transformation and Digital Skills is housed in the building of the Old Slaughterhouse, in the Western part of Thessaloniki.

Why Greece was chosen

The decision of Cisco Hellas, for the creation of the Center, is part of the Cisco strategy for the enhancement of the digital transformation and the digital skills in Greece, through the technological innovation for the strengthening of the country's economy and consequently the development. The center will be a reference point for innovative technological solutions that Cisco will develop with its partner ecosystem, start-ups and educational and research institutions in sectors such as life quality (e.g. smart cities), health, rural development, tourism, environmental protection, civil protection and many others, not only for Greece but also for the Balkans and Southeastern Europe.

The company is committed to continue to support in every way in this direction and will always be a helper in efforts aimed at technological progress and consequently the economic development of Greek society.

Innovation centers around the world

Cisco has a network of innovation centers  where, with the help of partners, startups and academia, they analyze and propose solutions that concern any area of economic and social life.

Technological Solutions

Below are the solutions that will be immediately available for operation and demonstration to the visitors of the Center. Also, the center in collaboration with local partners will develop solutions to issues that concern the Greek Public Sector and Local Government as well as private companies. For this purpose, it will host new startup companies and will cooperate with local universities and research institutes in the area.

Hosting companies and events

The Center will host startups, which will study and develop innovative technological solutions to existing social problems. Also, in collaboration with the Municipality of Thessaloniki, the center will organize cultural events, such as concerts, theatrical performances and art and technology exhibitions, with live broadcast via the internet. 

News

Statements during the signing of the memorandum of understanding

Partners

The companies from the Cisco Partner ecosystem that collaborate and are hosted at the Center, aim to study and develop innovative technological solutions, as well as to present these solutions to the visitors of the Center.

Gold Partners

Cosmote Space

Ecosystem Partners

Iotech OTS Data Ways MTIS

Supporter

Lever GlobiLED AEH AgroApps Lenovo Samsung

Distributor Partners

Info Quest Logicom

Digital Skills Partners

Interlei City Lab SCG     

Digital Skills Program

The Center will have a training department Networking Academy as well as STEM and Robotics departments, which aim to enhance the digital skills of pupils, students and professionals who want to acquire specialization equipment, which are in now days required by the labor market. 

Communication

Cisco International Center for Digital Transformation and Digital Skills is located in the old Slaughterhouse on the west side of the city of Thessaloniki, near the building that will host the new facilities of the Federation of Industries of Greece.

Head of the Center for Digital Transformation and Digital Skills 

Agathoklis Vatzias

+30 6980279787

info@dts-center.com
booking@dts-center.com

Visit the International Center for Digital Transformation and Digital Skills (DT&S)

For your visit to the Center or for the expression of interest for holding an event, it is necessary to complete the relevant electronic application.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Center operates in full compliance with the rules established by the state through the National Public Health Organization (EODY) and the General Secretariat for Civil Protection (GSCP). More information from the secretariat of the Center and the website of EODY and GSCP.

Where to stay

Porto Palace Hotel - www.portopalace.gr

TheMET - www.themethotel.gr

Special prices for the visitors of the Center