Future of shipping: Clean, but unclear

By |2022-06-24T20:08:14+03:0024 Ιουνίου, 2022|Greek Business File|

by Antonis Karamalegos The ninth largest container shipping line in the world, according to Alphaliner’s data, Yang Ming has announced it has ordered fine new 15,000 TEU container ships, which will be equipped with dual-fuel liquefied natural gas (LNG) marine engines. With this shipbuilding plan, the Taiwanese liner operator will become the first shipping company [...]

Russian–Ukrainian war: How will the Greek ports be affected?

By |2022-06-13T18:11:54+03:0013 Ιουνίου, 2022|Greek Business File|

by Dr. Konstantinos D. Melas, Programme Leader of Business & Economics – Metropolitan College – Post-doctoral Researcher in Supply Chain Finance – University of Western Macedonia As this article is written, the Russian invasion is still ongoing, with Odessa being the most important city under attack at Ukraine’s southern frontier. These geopolitical developments have created increased [...]

Life after lignite: The example of the University of Western Macedonia

By |2022-05-26T18:01:57+03:0026 Μαΐου, 2022|Greek Business File|

by Theodoros Theodoulidis Rector of University of Western Macedonia to Symela Touchtidou The University of Western Macedonia aspires to become the first Green University of Greece and an example of “life after lignite” The region of Western Macedonia is overwhelmed by the fact that its main source of income, lignite, will be phased out until 2028. [...]

LEED certification in Greece: Athens leads; Thessaloniki follows

By |2022-04-16T23:34:06+03:0016 Απριλίου, 2022|Greek Business File|

Interview by Kay Killmann, Managing Director of GBCI Europe to Symela Touchtidou LEED has a long history in Greece. The Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center was the first project in the country to register with the system in 2008 while the 60,000m2 Karela Office Park in Paiania was the first to certify, achieving Gold status in 2013` Currently, over 110 [...]

Building Green in Greece

By |2022-04-13T12:26:26+03:0013 Απριλίου, 2022|Greek Business File|

by Symela Touchtidou The story of green buildings in Greece is the story of two worlds: the capital’s and its wider region on one hand, the rest of the country on the other. Somewhere in between stands the region of the country’s second largest city, Thessaloniki. Turning a building into a green structure is a complicated, demanding [...]

AUTh: Preparing the skilled workforce of the future

By |2022-03-28T22:25:15+03:0028 Μαρτίου, 2022|Greek Business File|

by George A. Rovithakis, Director, Automation and Robotics Laboratory, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki The Automation and Robotics Laboratory (ARL) of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTh) conducts research and offers consulting services, all in the areas of automation, robotics and control systems. It has strong connections with many research laboratories in Europe and the US and [...]

Dare to take the first move

By |2022-03-17T17:31:46+03:0016 Μαρτίου, 2022|Greek Business File|

International Federation of Robotics to Greek enterpreneurs: Dare to take the first move by Symela Touchtidou,@stouchtidou Dr. Susanne Bieller, General Secretary of the International Federation of Robotics, describes herself as an “ambassador of robots” with a mission “to ensure a better understanding of the complex industry issues around the globe”. She took over the position of [...]

Making greenhouses ideal: the KYTION project

By |2022-03-04T12:30:35+03:004 Μαρτίου, 2022|Greek Business File|

Interview by Marios Prapopoulos KYTION Business Developer Α future of autonomous devices roaming greenhouses and open fields assisting farmers into achieving ever greater yields with less effort and inputs This is the scope of KYTION, the brainchild of Dionisis Bitas and Nikos-Kyriakos Papastavros, a talented duo of electrical engineers from the University of Patras, Greece. They started work on the project [...]

Dhalion maps wind turbines in the North Sea and around the world

By |2022-02-28T11:09:18+03:0028 Φεβρουαρίου, 2022|Greek Business File|

Interview of Kostas Karachalios Chief Executive Officer of Perceptual Robotics   It must be one of the less likely fields one would expect Greece to innovate. The construction of wind farms has for a long time been objected and delayed in the country. Things have changed lately and Greece shows potential of not only introducing wind [...]

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