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A pioneer: the bittersweet history of ZENON

“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 of spirit and science.” Sakos Ikonomopoulos, founder of ZENON, remembers. “My journey in the world of technology began in 1976 with my dissertation on Ross [...]

12 Μαρτίου, 2022|Greek Business File|

Making greenhouses ideal: the KYTION project

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 in 2017 and got their major breakthrough in the summer of 2020 when they won 2nd place at the NBG Business Seeds, a nationwide technological competition [...]

4 Μαρτίου, 2022|Greek Business File|

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

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 turbine technology but also producing it Wind turbine installations, both onshore and offshore, are growing year on year to achieve net zero carbon emissions and [...]

28 Φεβρουαρίου, 2022|Greek Business File|

An ocean of data for modern farming

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 Big Data, Artificial Intelligence and machine learning, robotics, and the Internet of Things (IoT), is leading to higher yields, lower costs, and reduced environmental impact. [...]

18 Φεβρουαρίου, 2022|Greek Business File|

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|
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