Members of Greece’s diaspora, entrepreneurs, academics, policy makers, as well as distinguished scientists and engineers from the country have gathered in Athens to discuss progressive measures for the future of science and innovation.
This was at the inaugural symposium of the Hellenic Institute of Advanced Studies (HIAS) held on July 7, 2022 at the Eugenides Foundation.
The symposium was structured around four themes namely: Engineering and Science Education, Energy and Climate, Artificial Intelligence and Computing, and Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Greece. In this regard, the panel discussed addressing challenges that drive reforms in research and education in Greece; stressing the need for the country to be rebranded globally as a top destination for research, education and innovation.
Involvement of the diaspora will be required to achieve these in addition to the need for project-oriented education and Artificial Intelligence (AI) to address social issues.
In all, the discussions centered around the use of science, engineering and innovative technology to address Greece’s societal challenges.
President of HIAS, Petros Koumoutsakos spoke about his organisation’s efforts in making Greece a home for scientists within the diaspora in the near future.
There were also various actionable ideas presented at the symposium to strengthen bridges among researchers in Greece and the diaspora with special emphasis on the younger generation.
The Hellenic Institute of Advanced Study is a nonprofit, independent scientific organization based in Greece.
By: Theresa R. Fianko
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