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The good news about Greece you won't hear in the media



Inauguration of the New Unit of Ancient DNA Analysis in Crete

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This summer, we saw the inauguration of the new unit of ancient DNA analysis in the Institute of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology (IMBB) in Crete. This is part of the Foundation for Research and Technology (FORTH), and the inauguration was set through an international  project called “Analysis of ancient DNA: A new glance at the past”. Continue reading “Inauguration of the New Unit of Ancient DNA Analysis in Crete”


ReGen -Fight the Brain Drain of Generation G in Greece

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In a recent Foreign Affairs article, World Economic Forum Founder Klaus Schwab concluded that “in the end, it all comes down to people and values.”

“We need to shape a future that works for all of us by putting people first and empowering them”, he wrote.

It is with this same vision that Athens Global Shapers community founded ReGeneration (ReGen) three years ago, a program that bridges young talent with career-launching opportunities. They founded ReGen to address a youth unemployment problem that continues to plague developed and developing economies alike. Continue reading “ReGen -Fight the Brain Drain of Generation G in Greece”

Chocolate Factory Museum in Athens

Choco Factory Museum is a new..chocolate park in Athens! It has been built to remind us of Roald Dahl’s wildest dreams expressed in “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” enhanced by actual new technologies and designs. Continue reading “Chocolate Factory Museum in Athens”

First Roma Women’s Team from Greece Wins Robotics Award

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An unusual success was noted in Thessaloniki, where five students created the first Roma women’s robotics team. They named it “Connect”, symbolising the strong friendship bond between them. Their first participation in the International Robotics League organised by First Lego League 2015 was awarded, since the organisers deemed it appropriate for the team to win the “Against The Odds” award.
Continue reading “First Roma Women’s Team from Greece Wins Robotics Award”

Athens Flying Week 2015

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Athens Flying Week, one of the most prestigious aviation events in Europe, was back for its annual date with the public, from September 7, 2015 to September 13, 2015 at Faliro and Tatoi. Continue reading “Athens Flying Week 2015”

Greek and European Entrepreneurs Launch StartupBoat To Address Refugee Crisis

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While many in Europe are sunning themselves on beaches, a group of young Greek and European tech entrepreneurs and investors have grouped together to address the crisis of refugees, many from Syria, which have come to European shores in wave after wave this Summer. Continue reading “Greek and European Entrepreneurs Launch StartupBoat To Address Refugee Crisis”

Museum of Greek Gastronomy

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The Museum of Greek Gastronomy is an innovative initiative. The idea of creating the Museum started in 2013 and belongs to a group of young people, who come from different knowledge areas. Continue reading “Museum of Greek Gastronomy”

Centre for Talented Youth Greece – A Creative and Scientific Summer School

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This year, CTY Greece students were taught Chemistry, Philosophy, Cryptology, Mechanics, and much more; they even designed an amphibious vehicle.

This is not a usual classroom. Primary school students wear white lab coats and work around lab benches. Having been taught the basics of Mechanics in previous classes, they are now to build a bridge, with slim wooden Continue reading “Centre for Talented Youth Greece – A Creative and Scientific Summer School”

Making museums a mobile, personalised and interactive experience

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Thanks to CHESS, a European initiative, visitors to museums across Greece may soon be able to shape their own cultural experience before even leaving home or getting on a plane. The innovation uses mobile, augmented reality and geo-localisation technologies to turn an ordinary museum visit into a personal, interactive storytelling experience. Continue reading “Making museums a mobile, personalised and interactive experience”

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