Dimosthenis Papakonstantinou

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Dimosthenis Papakonstantinou

Founder and administrator of CRE.THI.DEV., holds a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry (University of Athens, Greece) and an MA in Design Management from DE Montfort University of Leicester. 

He has been Managing Director (1985-2004) and Board Advisor (2004-2009) of ELKEDE where he coordinated many European projects. 

During the same period, he had been member of the Executive Committee of the Advisor to EU Body for Research & Technology priorities (2000-2006), member of the executive committee of EARTO – European Association of Research & Technology Organisations. 

As an active member of local administration since 2003, and as Vice-Mayor of the Municipality of Pendeli (2014-2019), he has coordinated projects for the benefit of the local communities. From 2003-2007 he has been President of the Municipality of Melissia Enterprise for local development in various areas (infrastructures, education, environment etc). 

Nowadays, he coordinates national and EU funded research and education projects on subjects such as textile and clothing, environmental protection, leather, footwear etc.