INNOVATION


Dr Eleftherios Diamandis (left), head of the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital, and Dr Ioannis Prassas, professor of molecular biology and staff scientist at Mount Sinai Hospital.
INNOVATION

A team of Greek researchers at the Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute in Toronto, Canada, have developed an easy-to-use diagnostic test for Covid-19, suitable for testing large numbers of people, such as students, industrial workers and nursing home workers. 

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INNOVATION

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan unveiled an ambitious 10-year space program for his country Tuesday that includes missions to the moon, sending Turkish astronauts into space and developing internationally viable satellite systems.

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INNOVATION

The initial steps in the creation of Greece’s first innovation hub were taken on Wednesday at the former facilities of the Piraeus Dye Works (Chromatopoiia Pireos), in the presence of Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis.


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SOCIETY

Blueground – a firm that arranges long-term leases for furnished apartments in Europe, the United States and Asia – started in 2020 with the assurance of tens of millions of dollars in funding and was poised to expand to even more markets, aiming to manage 50,000 properties in 50 cities worldwide in the next few years.

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ECONOMY

An immaterial, invisible universe, the foundation of our smart world, is already transforming our lives. The cloud is the backbone of the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Hidden inside it is an unknown, 10-year-old Greek story of international success.

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OPINION

Who would imagine that a picturesque whitewashed Greek island against the deep blue of the Aegean Sea would be the site of a cutting-edge electric vehicle project led by the Hellenic Republic in cooperation with the Volkswagen Group?


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PARTNER CONTENT

StartUs Insights Innovation Analysts recently looked into emerging technologies and up-and-coming startups working on solutions for the manufacturing sector. They chose 5 promising robotics startups, one of them being Gizelis Robotics in Greece.
 



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ECONOMY

Online platform Plazz has upgraded its services in the drive to safeguard public health by helping avert overcrowding at organized beach facilities.

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OPINION

“Do what Israel’s doing” is a phrase I keep hearing from Greeks and foreigners who know how things stand in Greece, who love the country and think it’s staring at a major opportunity.


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CULTURE

Apart from the thrill of exploration and discovery, the Athena Research and Innovation Center’s Institute for Language and Speech Processing (ILSP) serves multiple purposes, including conserving, analyzing, studying, promoting and disseminating Greece’s massive cultural capital.

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SOCIETY

It’s Sunday afternoon. For our interview we’ve adapted to the conditions imposed by the pandemic, so it’s conducted from home via the internet. On the screen of my computer I see the tired but satisfied faces of three volunteers in the Covid-19 Response Greece initiative, which a mere 10 days after getting together had managed to provide thousands of face shields for doctors on the front line of the battle against the coronavirus.

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IMAGES

Postgraduate student Christos Antoniou (l) and PhD candidate Giorgos Zogopoulos (r) hold a drone in a laboratory at the National Technical University of Athens. The two men are part of a team headed by Konstantinos Kyriakopoulos, professor of robotics, mechatronics and control, which creates robots that can not only recognize their surrounding environment, but also assess their own state, detect any damage and restore it, as well as induce their self-destruction if they pose a risk to humans. [Nikos Kokkalias]