Making greenhouses ideal: the KYTION project

By |2022-03-04T12:11:22+03:00March 4th, 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. [...]

An ocean of data for modern farming

By |2022-02-18T10:30:28+03:00February 18th, 2022|Greek Business File|

by Spyros Fountas, Katerina Kasimati, Nicoleta Darra, Vasilis Psiroukis, Michael Koutsiaras, Agricultural University of Athens, Greece Agriculture is undergoing a digital transformation with the use of advanced machinery, computerized tools and information and communication technologies (ICTs) to improve decision making, productivity and sustainability The emergence of various cutting-edge technologies, from GPS and remote sensing to [...]

Robotics made in Greece

By |2022-02-13T12:02:55+03:00February 12th, 2022|Greek Business File|

by Vicky Kaliakou The “smartification” of manufacturing can enable Greek enterprises to produce products and services of higher added value and become more competitive. According to the “Industry 4.0 Survey”, Greece demonstrates “pockets” of technological strength that, if appropriately supported, could be used as the basis for the setup of a “knowledge-intensive” Industry 4.0 economy. [...]

Robots create jobs

By |2022-02-06T19:02:15+03:00February 6th, 2022|Greek Business File|

by Symela Touchtidou, @stouchtidou For decades, the introduction of robots in production lines has been the ultimate fear of the global workforce, as it was believed it would kill millions of jobs. Nowadays, the narrative is reversed. “The real job killer would be not to use robots,” Susanne Bieller, General Secretary of the International Federation [...]

Agriculture: The evolution of Farm2Fork and One-Health strategies

By |2022-01-22T16:24:16+03:00January 22nd, 2022|Greek Business File|

by Nabil Gangi, deputy regional representative for Europe & Central Asia of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) The Europe and Central Asia region may be an economic and agricultural powerhouse but it faces many enduring and new challenges. Extreme weather events are putting a strain on food production and security, while the [...]

AUEB: Aspiring to be a European education hub

By |2022-01-18T12:47:56+03:00January 18th, 2022|Greek Business File|

by Professor Vassilis Papadakis, Vice Rector of International Cooperation and Growth at the Athens University of Economics and Business (AUEB) The Athens University of Economics and Business is one of the most extrovert tertiary institution in Greece. Its impressive, for its size, Erasmus program, hosts more than 370 European students every year. To strengthen its [...]

European ship financing on the “Procrustean bed” of environmental taxonomy

By |2022-01-11T23:30:54+03:00January 11th, 2022|Greek Business File|

Dr. Anna Bredima (abredima@yahoo.gr) talks to Katalin Dobranszky-Bartus, Director of Economic and Financial Affairs at European Community Shipowners' Associations (ECSA, katalin.dobranszky@ecsa.eu)       Taxonomy comes from the Ancient Greek word “taxinomia”, meaning “the science of classification”. As there has been a steady retreat of the biggest world banks from shipping, the sector is in [...]

Democritus Racing Team: The future is electric

By |2022-01-04T14:21:25+03:00January 4th, 2022|Greek Business File|

Interview by Afroditi Adrianou, chief of the Democritus Racing Team It was 2015, when a group of eight Industrial Engineering students of the Democritus University of Thrace, passionate about motorsports and mechanical engineering, founded the Democritus Racing Team. Sooner than anticipated, this small group grew into a 60-member formula student team. They named their first [...]

The gig economy in Greece: perils and potential

By |2021-12-29T01:13:58+03:00December 29th, 2021|Greek Business File|

by George Vailakis Today in the US, 30 million people base their main income on the “gig economy” and 67% of full-time employees would not turn down a second job in it. In the European Union, only 2% of adults in 15 member states and the United Kingdom derive most of their income from the [...]

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