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

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. More than 40% of the local GDP is derived from activities related to lignite power plants. Among the strategic partners who have taken up the [...]

26 Μαΐου, 2022|Greek Business File|

LEED certification in Greece: Athens leads; Thessaloniki follows

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 projects in Greece have registered with LEED, 47 have certified and eight have achieved Platinum status – the highest level of certification in the system. [...]

16 Απριλίου, 2022|Greek Business File|

Building Green in Greece

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 endeavor. Consensus is that a green building’s intended function and design should be to minimize the total impact of the construction on public health and [...]

13 Απριλίου, 2022|Greek Business File|

AUTh: Preparing the skilled workforce of the future

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 collaborations with various robotic companies and industries. ARL has a long standing research record in the areas of robotics and control systems. In the field [...]

28 Μαρτίου, 2022|Greek Business File|

Dare to take the first move

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 General Secretary of the International Federation of Robotics in 2019, at the age of 41. The International Federation of Robotics serves as the voice of the [...]

16 Μαρτίου, 2022|Greek Business File|

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|
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