Entrepreneurship and digital innovation laboratory Laboratory–EDI LAB


You are welcome to the web page of the Entrepreneurship and digital innovation laboratory Laboratory–EDI LAB. The EDI LAB was established with the governmental decision GAZETTE5133/31-12-2019 and belongs in the Department of Management Science and Technology, School of Economics and Business, University of Patras, Greece.


The main goal of the laboratory is the promotion of interdisciplinary research in domains focused on entrepreneurship, education and digital innovation on a national as well international scale. The laboratory members, also, target the diffusion of their research results in peer-reviewed international scientific journals and conference proceedings. Furthermore, the laboratory pursues the creation of an appropriate environment for her exchange of ideas between the academic community and the business world. Moreover, the laboratory encourages all forms of collaboration between its academic members with public and private organizations in order to offer consultancy services and conduct studies in business-related problems.

the Director of the Laboratory

Professor Ira Antonopoulou


EDI Lab Mission

  • Collaboration with research centers and academic institutions in Greece and abroad
  • Support of postgraduates theses, specialized laboratory projects, business studies and doctoral research
  • Development of interdisciplinary research collaborations
  • Promotion Research and Innovation across the whole spectrum of its research domains
  • Development high level teaching initiatives and education innovations
  • Participation in and organization of conferences, information days, summer schools, courses as well as other similar activities.
  • Design of innovative products and services
  • Offer of consultancy services, foster of collaborations and establishment of collaboration protocols
  • Offer of Lifelong Learning curricula
  • Offer of knowledge and skill certification services in Information Sciences as well as the laboratory’s thematic areas

Sectors of Research Activities

Administration of Digital Businesses and Organizations

Innovation & Entrepreneurship

Information and Communication Systems security and protection of business transactions

Digital Services and Technologies in management and education

Digital Marketing and eCommerce

Big Data analysis

Electronics Supply Chain

Intelligent Information Systems

Development of Multimedia Systems


Memorandum of Understanding – MoU