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Education Day: UK University Alumni Innovation Showcase


The Onassis Scholars' Association, the British Embassy and British Council invite you to the UK University Alumni Innovation Showcase, which takes place within the framework of the first ever Innovation Week in Athens! With more than 11,000 Greek students studying in UK universities, and about the same number studying UK programmes in Greece, Innovation Week will kick off with a free event at Onassis Cultural Centre/Athens in partnership with the Onassis Scholars' Association We will have the opportunity to hear the stories of successful innovative Greek Alumni from UK universities who, despite the difficult conditions in Greece and the so called 'brain drain', have remained in their country and have achieved impact in their respective field. Come and hear inspiring stories from 9 Greek innovators and vote for your favourite one. The presenters are;

  • Antigone Dimas - The Geneticist
  • Fred Featham - The Campaigner
  • Hariton Korizis - The Banker
  • Marilita Moschos - The Ophthalmologist
  • Aggeliki Pappa - The Educator
  • Joanna Theodorou - The Humanitarian
  • Myrto Tsima - The Lawyer
  • Nikolaos Tsokanos - The Farmer
  • Zoe Zeniodi - The Conductor

Addresses by

  • Kate Smith, British Ambassador
  • Tony Buckby, Director British Council
  • Kostas Fotakis, Alternate Minister for Research & Innovation
  • Effie Tsiotsiou, Executive Director, Onassis Foundation

Keynote Address by

  • Maria Xytaki, Honorary President of the Hellenic Alumni Association of the London School of Economics.

The event will be moderated by Dr Theodore Anagnostopoulos, President of the Onassis Scholars' Association.