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AUTh: Preparing the skilled workforce of the future

By |2022-03-28T22:17:33+03:00March 28th, 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 [...]

Shipping: Is 2022 the year of normalisation?

By |2022-03-23T23:20:22+03:00March 23rd, 2022|Greek Business File|

by Antonis Karamalegos The previous year was highlighted by the skyrocketing freight rates, which were a result of a combination of factors, such as the Covid-19 pandemic, high demand, global port congestion and reduced number of container ships deployed on services While many maritime and shipping professionals are expecting prices to start to return to [...]

International Federation of Robotics to Greek enterpreneurs: Dare to take the first move

By |2022-03-16T21:02:13+03:00March 16th, 2022|Greek Business File|

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 General Secretary of the International Federation of Robotics in 2019, at the [...]

A pioneer: the bittersweet history of ZENON

By |2022-03-10T21:09:01+03:00March 10th, 2022|Greek Business File|

“I cannot explain how and why I got involved with numbers from a young age. When I faced the challenge of being admitted to the Greek Polytechnic School, I started spending day and night with math exercises. They gradually took me to a magical world that much later took over my place in the adventure [...]

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 [...]

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