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This event occurred on
October 22, 2009
8:00am - 8:00am EEST
(UTC +3hrs)

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Thomas Mylonas

Thomas Mylonas is one of the most influential entrepreneurs and designers of his generation. At 27, he has already influenced and inspired others through a wide range of activities, creating up to now 3 major companies: Crux Group (investment group), Dot Kite (multidisciplinary design) & Loggia Import (trading company). In 2007, Business Week announced that Thomas Mylonas has been selected as the winner of the Europe's Young Entrepreneurs 2007 competition, the annual award for the most promising young business minds.

Nikitas Kastis

Dr Nikitas Kastis has a First Honours Degree in Engineering and a Ph.D. in Financial Management and Project Evaluation from the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA). He was Research Associate in NTUA, Lecturer for "Production Management and Control" in the Greek Air Force Academy, and Visiting Assistant Professor for "Natural Resources Economics" and "Investment Decision Making", in the Technical University of Crete. He joined the Lambrakis Research Foundation (LRF) in early 1992, being in charge of a number of innovative activities for the development and use of ICT-based materials and processes in Culture and Education. Presently Mr Kastis is Chief Operations Officer of LRF, in charge of all its research and development activities, most of which deal with innovations in Education and Culture, using the new Information and Communication Technologies (ICT). He is the President of MENON. He has been member of the "Advisory Committee for the introduction of IT in Schools", acting on behalf of the Greek Ministry of Education and he has recently been appointed Chair of the ”Open Classroom” Working Group of the ”European Distance Education Network” (EDEN).

Byron Riginos

Active citizen talking about environmental protection.

Dr. Katerina Aifanti

Most people would need a lifetime to achieve what Katerina Aifantis has done at 24 years of age: she has a PhD, a long list of publications in authoritative international scientific journals and is working with five research professors in as many countries. Clearly, she is no ordinary girl. In addition, she has just received €1.13 million from the European Research Council (ERC) to carry out research in nanotechnology, beating over 9,000 other hopefuls in her first attempt – and becoming the youngest ever researcher in the world to do so.

Organizing team


Athens, Greece
  • Manolis Polycronides
    Speaker's Coach
  • Maria Kokidou
    Communications Coordinator
  • Marineta Kritikou
    Director, Film and Video