Founded by Microsoft Bill Gates in 2014, the company is preparing to set sail for new steps. Microsoft spokesperson Charles Lamanna announced on Thursday that the company is planning to set up a Robotic Process Automation development center in the Greek capital Athens, a move that Lamanna described as “a big step for Microsoft”.
The announcement was made during a video conference with Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis and representatives of Greek high-tech companies attracting foreign capital amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Greek company Softomotive and Greek Silicon in early May, Microsoft, and Applied Materials acquired these two companies, which Mitsotakis called a turning point for the country’s high-tech development.
“This is a really big development that comes out in a very difficult time for the country,” Mitsotakis said.
Greek Prime Minister Ekaterini Sakellaropulu predicts that in line with these goals, “We will support the environment of our initiatives and attract more capital to the country. It shows that it can do much more to create the conditions that will create new jobs and showcase the ecosystem of Greek startups abroad. ”
Mitsotakis also expressed hope that the growing success of Greek companies will encourage young people to turn their attention to private companies and that his government is trying to do its best to support the country’s “entrepreneurial ecosystem”.
The entrepreneurship ecosystem is the preparation of the environment necessary for individuals to establish their own businesses and workplaces. However, according to some explanations, it provides elements that support and facilitate the business ideas of people who share certain geography and are related to each other.
Microsoft’s Entrepreneurship Ecosystem Goals
*Entrepreneurship finance and access to finance
*State policy determination
*Preparation of public entrepreneurship programs
*Providing entrepreneurship training
*Research, development and technology transfer
*Establishing the commercial and legal infrastructure
*Determining market openness
*Optimizing physical infrastructure
*Setting cultural and social norms