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Dr. Trichas Emmanouil
PostDoctoral Fellow

Dr Emmanouil (Manos) TRICHAS is an Innovation & Technology Manager - Business Developer. After a career as an associate researcher of IESL/FORTH and the micro/nano-electronics research group of the Materials & Devices Division, with interests in micro- and opto-electronic materials and devices, he switched in the innovation management, the set-up of high-tech ventures and the commercialization of “deep tech” innovations.

He launched his latest career as the Manager of the Regional Patent Library of Heraklion of the Organization of Industrial Property (, the actual national patent office of Greece. Today, he works as a Business Development Manager under the framework of the SMARTEC – FTI/H2020 project, while he teaches three undergraduate courses on innovation, intellectual property and entrepreneurship, at the Materials Science & Technology Department / University of Crete.

Some words about the SMARTEC project: Its objective is a small manufacturing scale industrial pilot line for transceiver modules for next generation smart RF power applications. It aims to implement a new technology based on a monolithic integration of coplanar GaN MMIC and capacitive RF-MEMS switches for higher integration, higher performances and lower cost production. Manos’ main task is the entire marketing & business development strategy, as well as the entire technology portfolio management and the establishment of internal business operations.


  • 2018, Master in Business Economics -Technology & Innovation Management, University of Crete, Wageningen University, University of Cyprus
  • 2012, BEng in Civil Engineering, Dpt of Civil Engineering, Technological Educational Institute of Crete, Greece
  • 2011, PhD in Materials Science & Technology, Dpt of Materials Science & Technology, University of Crete, Greece
  • 2003, MSc in Physics of Materials, Dpt of Physics, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
  • 2001, BSc in Physics, Dpt of Physics, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece


  • 2020 - Today, Business Developer & Innovation Manager- SMARTEC/FORTH, FORTH - IESL, Greece
  • 2019 - Today, Visiting Lecturer, Dpt of Materials Science & Technology, University of Crete, Courses on Innovation, Entrepreneurship & Intellectual Property
  • 2018 - 2020, Manager of Patent Library of Heraklion, OBI, Greece
  • 2017, Internship as Business Developer ProtAtOnce, Crete, Greece
  • 2015, Researcher - MRG’s Principal Investigator, FORTH - IESL, Greece
  • 2012 - 2014, Researcher - Engineer, FORTH - IESL, Greece
  • 2011 - 2012, Visiting Lecturer, Dpt of Materials Science & Technology, University of Crete, Course: Properties of Materials
  • 2011, Engineer, Domiki Kritis SA, Crete, Greece
  • 2006 - 2010, Doctoral Researcher, FORTH - IESL, Greece
  • 2004 - 2005, Researcher, FORTH - IESL, Greece
  • 2002, Quality Control Assistant, Plastika Kritis SA, Crete, Greece


  • Corporate & Business Strategy
  • Global Value Chain Analysis
  • Market & Rivalry Analysis
  • Technology Scouting
  • “Deep Tech”- based Innovations
  • New Product Development
  • Business Intelligence
  • Intellectual Property
  • Technology Transfer
  • Innovation Policy
  • Innovation Networks