egg Contributors

The egg – enter•grow•go initiative was created by Eurobank, in partnership with the Corallia Clusters Initiative. Some of their executives oversee the running of the programme through the egg – enter•grow•go Steering Committee.

Eurobank

The Eurobank Group, consisting of Eurobank S.A. (Eurobank) and its subsidiaries, is a strong banking group active in six countries, with total assets of €73.4 billion and 11,339 employees. Eurobank Ergasias Services and Holdings S.A. (Eurobank Holdings) is the ultimate parent company of Eurobank Group.

With a total network of 622 branches in Greece and abroad, Eurobank offers a comprehensive range of financial products and services to its retail and corporate customers. In Greece, Eurobank operations encompass a retail banking network, dedicated business centers, a Private Banking network and a dynamic digital presence. Eurobank also has presence in Bulgaria, Serbia, Cyprus, Luxembourg and United Kingdom (London).

Eurobank’s philosophy focuses on providing quality services to its customers, paying attention to their particular and diverse needs.

Eurobank’s Group Key Figures

€ bn

Gross loans

39.8

Deposits

51.2

Total assets

73.4

Total equity

5.4

Client Service Network

622

Greece

 321

International

301

              Data as at September 30th, 2021 

Beyond core business activity Eurobank, responding to the needs of today’s ever-changing environment, consistently designs actions relating to social and environmental issues, adopting responsible practices that promote transparency and business ethics. Eurobank links its business decisions to environmental sustainability, social responsibility and corporate governance (ESG).

Corallia Clusters Initiative

Corallia was established in 2005 as a Unit of the Athena Research Centre with the vision of supporting Greece’s "sciences, innovation, entrepreneurship and culture to flourish" and specific goals to promote a "Joy of Creation" culture and support the development of state-of-the-art services and products with the imprint "Innovation Made in Greece”.

To achieve its visionary goals, Corallia acts as a facilitator for the organized and systematic development of innovation ecosystems (clusters), the management of business incubators and youth entrepreneurship programs, the technology transfer from academic/research actors to industry, and the implementation of regional development initiatives with emphasis on cutting-edge technology, knowledge-intensive, and export-oriented sectors. 
Along with the successful egg-enter.grow.go business acceleration program, Corallia implements a series of further initiatives to support youth entrepreneurship in collaboration with key partners and supporters such as the Be Your Own Boss Programme in partnership with Prince's Trust International, Hackathons, Career Days, Internships Days, Networking Days, etc. It also implements the ESA BIC Greece Program to support the incubation of Greek startups that are active in the development of solutions and services based on space and space-enabled technologies. Corallia has coordinated three highly specialized technology clusters in Greece, with more than 160 members, namely the gi-Cluster (Digital Creative Industries Technologies & Applications), mi-Cluster (Nano / Microelectronics Systems & Applications) and si-Cluster (Space Technologies & Applications) and has been awarded the Gold Label Certification of Excellence for their management. In addition, Corallia manages the operation of the α2-innohub Business Innovation Center in Athens and has obtained the EU | BIC certification of excellence.

Corallia is certified with ISO 9001: 2008, based on the TUV NORD CERT procedures, for its program management system, and has developed strong links with major European policy makers as well as international strategic partnerships. For the implementation of its actions, Corallia collaborates with many private and public sector institutions as well as with numerous volunteers and experts. For its overall contribution and impact, it has been awarded several times, at national and European level, in terms of its contribution to regional development, improving competitiveness, enhancing innovation and, in general, its contribution to the prosperity and growth of the Greek society and economy.

Find out more at http://www.corallia.org.