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Robotics made in Greece

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. A company Greece should be proud of is Gizelis Robotics. It was recognized by “StartUs Insights” out of 589 companies as one of the top-5 [...]

13 Φεβρουαρίου, 2022|Greek Business File|

Robots create jobs

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 of Robotics (IFR) told Greek Business File. “The fear that machines will render large swaths of people unemployed is vastly overblown,” says the World Economic [...]

6 Φεβρουαρίου, 2022|Greek Business File|

Agriculture: The evolution of Farm2Fork and One-Health strategies

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 ecological footprint of agriculture continues to grow. In 2015, more than 150 world leaders adopted the United Nations’ Agenda for Sustainable Development, which describes the 17 [...]

22 Ιανουαρίου, 2022|Greek Business File|

AUEB: Aspiring to be a European education hub

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 international position it has adopted a new extroversion strategy. Professor Vassilis Papadakis, AUEB’s Vice Rector of International Cooperation and Growth explains: “Our institution has implemented several actions to strengthen its international presence, including the [...]

18 Ιανουαρίου, 2022|Greek Business File|

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

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 search of alternative sources of financing. Taxonomy will put in place a whole spate of technical requirements on shipping activities to qualify as “green” in order to [...]

11 Ιανουαρίου, 2022|Greek Business File|

Democritus Racing Team: The future is electric

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 project “Argo”, after the famous mythical ship that was thought to be the strongest and fastest of its time. Argo is a racecar, powered by a 4-cylinder, 6-speed Yamaha [...]

4 Ιανουαρίου, 2022|Greek Business File|

The gig economy in Greece: perils and potential

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 gig economy. But, what is the current situation of gig economy in Greece? Nine days after efood company, the largest food delivery company in Greece, informed its 115 [...]

29 Δεκεμβρίου, 2021|Greek Business File|

“Wall of money” surging into the Greek real estate market

by Symela Touchtidou, @stouchtidou There used to be a good reason for choosing to live in Greece (other than the obvious ones, the weather and the landscape): affordable housing. Buying or renting a house in Greece used to be a “middle class thing”. Prices were at the lower end of the European market and the recent financial crisis (2010–2018) pushed prices even lower. The tide, though, has been turning the past two years. In Europe, house prices, and in fact [...]

10 Δεκεμβρίου, 2021|Greek Business File|
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