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Innovation makes Trikala “Greece’s Smart City Flagship”, says mayor Papastergiou

Trikala is a city in Central Greece that gained international publicity as the “Greek smart city flagship’ after a series of innovative initiatives in infrastructure and services have been implemented with the aim to make the city sustainable and offer the best to its residents: bicycles, smart parking, solid waste …

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Stavros Niarchos Park awarded with 1st Prize for Innovative Design

The Stavros Niarchos Park at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center (SNFCC) was honored with the 1st Prize of the European Garden Award 2018 / 2019 for the category of “Innovative Contemporary Design of a Park or Garden”. The award ceremony was held on September 7th, 2018, in Germany. The …

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Space AgroBox: Two Greek students to deliver fresh food in space

Are you an astronaut bored of frozen hamburgers and pizza? Two Greek students have the solution for you: the “Space Agrobox”!  The kit supplies gourmet astronauts with fresh food the gASTROnoms can grow in space. PhD student Avgoustinos Pantazidis and pre-PhD Maria Kontogianni at the Agricultural University of Athens invented …

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Greek-American orders his funeral coffin to be a copy of the Parthenon!

A home-sick Greek-American had a vision on how enter his last journey from this world and ordered  a coffin of a special kind: the wooden last-home should resemble the Parthenon. With columns and other ancient Greek details but also a cross and other religious signs, a combination of Ancient and …

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Startups bloom and boom in crisis-hit Greece

Five years of economic crisis in Greece have not cracked down the spirit of young, educated Greeks who found themselves unable to get a job. A  job that will provide them with more than just pocket money for a short period of time and the perspective of  long-time unemployment, as …

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Greece 2013 – Public Hospitals: Doctors fix a wound with a …clothing button

A lot has been said and claimed about the material shortages in Greece’s public hospitals in times of loan agreements with international lenders and severe budget cuts. But doctors do the best they can in order to treat the pain of the troubled Greek patient, whether insured or not.  Doctors …

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Innovative Larissa: Fresh milk from the “ATM”

Residents of Larissa are standing queue in front of an ATM of a different kind. It doesn’t give money, it gives milk! A real innovative idea has been materialized in the city of Larissa in Central Greece. The groundbreaking initiative belongs to the Association of Cow breeders of Thessalia & …

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Greek students invent the ultimate, fully automatic Frappe-coffee mixing machine

The day does not stop impressing me. After the crowd funded orbiting space telescope, another great news confirms that Greeks never dry out of innovative ideas. Two students of Electrical Engineering invented the ultimate Greek Frappe mixing machine. Water, coffee, milk and sugar, they all land in the one-portion cup …

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