Dr. Vasilis Avdikos is Assistant Professor of Regional Development and Creative Economy in the Department of Economic and Regional Development at Panteion University in Athens. Vasilis has been researching CCIs and their role in processes of urban and regional socio-economic development. During the past few years he has been researching the development of collaborative workspaces in small and large cities, through an economic and cultural geography lens. He has several academic publications and policy reports and he has successfully managed several research and policy/evaluation projects.