Open Technologies

Description of Services, Activities & Research Interests

PROFILE

Open Technologies (or open.tech) is a creative agency specialized on innovative technologies and the internet. It was founded in 2015 in Corfu and Athens. Our headquarters are located in the Old Town of Corfu at a close proximity to the old Port.

Our social and cooperative nature aims to be an alternative to the traditional forms of production. As a social cooperative enterprise, we have a social purpose, we operate cooperatively which means that every member has one vote, but we also have a commercial character as a business.

Our main social cause and undertaking is the promotion of a new form of labor relations, which will eventually eliminate the issues and problems which occur in working conditions of regular corporations. We aim to spread the idea that work can be creative, and work environments can be pleasurable. Our purpose is to integrate young people mainly into an emancipation process for the adoption of a dynamic lifestyle, work and learning. We just need to alter the way business corporations are organized and promote cooperation and solidarity instead of antagonism.

Special mention should be made about our focus on Open Source Software which is the second element of our social purpose. Open Source Code and Open Source Software is rapidly changing what we used to know about the internet. Internet is a revolutionary medium that creates respectively revolutionary forms and standards. Using Open Source Software reduces dependence on large software companies. Open Source Software creates alternative ways of disseminating knowledge, technological discovery, collaboration, production and distribution. Open.Tech monitors, records, develops, uses and disseminates open source products and services and generally any form of technology that promotes peer-to-peer production.

As a cooperative organization Open Technologies operates with a democratic manner, it applies a wage convergence system and its operation is governed by the rules laid down in the recent Law 4430/2016. On a daily basis, we carry out an informal meeting every morning in our offices setting out the schedule and tasks of the day. Approximately once a month, all members gather and co-decide on all important issues and the medium-term strategy of the cooperative.

SERVICES

Open Technologies specializes in the development of web applications, web & graphic design and online advertising. It undertakes business consulting specifically on financing but also on integrating innovation and new technologies. It guides people and companies with whom they work together to be able to respond to the emerging digital world and the use of the digital tools they need. Its members passion is the use of new technologies to deal with old and modern challenges.

Briefly our services:

WEB DESIGN

  • Website development
  • e-Commerce
  • Mobile Applications
  • Internet of Things
DESIGN
  • Web Design
  • Logos
  • Packaging
  • Graphic Design
MARKETING
  • Branding
  • Social Media Marketing
  • Search Engine Optimization
  • Marketing Plan
CONSULTING
  • Crowdfunding/Funding
  • Project Management
  • Consulting
  • Projects

Our strategy is about creating a clientele in the fields of internet, digital promotion and consulting. We target both the private and public sectors. In the long term we aim to generate revenue through the implementation of our own projects or projects that we will implement together with startups or other businesses. We are always open and friendly to new partnerships!

ACTIVITIES

What distinguishes Open Technologies is its urge for innovation and for the implementation of innovative projects. We are always in touch with the world of startup businesses and we help them move on with their ideas by providing support on technological issues. Furthermore, we are on our way to lunch our own projects, which are currently under development. We closely keep track of developments in the public sector, record the needs and have created a database of good practices in the fields of Internet of Things, Smart Cities, Open Source Software & Hardware, Open Data, and more.

Collaboration with research institutes

Open Technologies aims to link research and innovation to entrepreneurship and to boost business competitiveness, productivity and extroversion to international markets.

Goals:
Economic growth based on knowledge and sustainable specialization
Incorporating new knowledge and innovation into existing but also new products, services, production systems and value chains
Linking academic research to market needs and the economy