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Global Greek Influence

By Panagiota Pimenidou

Become a Paid Subscriber: https://anchor.fm/panagiota-pimenidou/subscribe This podcast is created to discover the Greeks' contributions in areas that define today’s world: from science to engineering, education to philosophy and the way of life. Real conversations with diverse background experts weigh the synergy of currently fragmental notions that could inspire, impact and positively affect humanity. Biweekly episodes, so subscribe and like on nine platforms inc. Spotify, Apple Podcasts and Amazon Music to not miss an episode. You can also follow the podcast's Twitter and Facebook accounts for previews and insights. More at: www.globalgreekinfluence.com.
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The arrival of next-generation energy
The arrival of next-generation energy
Dr Vasilis Gregoriou (CEO of Advent Technologies in the US, PhD in Physical Chemistry from Duke University in the US, Director and Chairman of the Board at the National Hellenic Research Foundation (NHRF)) discusses - in what Advent Technologies owes its technological #leadership worldwide, - the factors that make the “readiest” #hydrogen and #renewablefuels market between Europe, the US and Japan, - why the Green HiPo (Important Projects of Common European Interest, IPCEI) Project in Greece is important as a paradigm for the global economy, - Greece becoming a renewable energy hub at the EastMed, - the future of polymer-based hybrid nanostructures, - filling the gaps between academia's knowledge transfer hubs and the industry to accelerate innovation delivered to society, and more. Music: "Fortitude" by Humans Win Source: Storyblocks
41:04
November 27, 2022
Advanced automobility and transportation Part 1- Innovation in travel futures
Advanced automobility and transportation Part 1- Innovation in travel futures
"Advanced automobility and transportation- Part 1: Innovation in travel futures" is about the current, future and #hybrid technologies (internal combustion #engines, #fuelcells, #batteries) also multimodal travelling and mobility-as-a-service in smart cities travel, perceived #experience quality in automobility 5.0 and cognitive processes' mapping. #podcast #travel #smartcities. I  am talking to Professor Anna Stephanopoulou, William Clay Ford  Professor of Technology, from the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Michigan University, Ann Arbor in the US, Dr Alexandros Nikitas from the Huddersfield Business School and Director of the Future Mobility Lab at the University of Huddersfield in the UK and Dr Kostas Stylidis CEO  and Co-Founder of Intended Future, an Associate Professor at University  West and part-time associate researcher at the Chalmers University of  Technology in Sweden. "Advanced automobility and transportation- Part 2: #AI (Artificial Intelligences)" will be available on 04 December 2022. Music: "Fortitude" by Humans Win Source: Storyblocks
44:34
November 20, 2022
Decision making in crisis times
Decision making in crisis times
Making decisions at a personal, professional also collective level, especially in times of crisis, is a process we tend to avoid, or we foresee the uncertainties related to them. In this special episode, Professor Koundouri and Professor Psychogios answer to: how can we make better and faster decisions, how can we make the best decisions under the uncertainty of current rapid global changes, the keys to and how we could develop dynamic relationships under crisis and global changes. Music: "Fortitude" by Humans Win Source: Storyblocks
17:37
November 13, 2022
Forging scientific communication for technological progress and democracy
Forging scientific communication for technological progress and democracy
In the past years, the scientific and research communities have been put in this awkward position to apologise for non-experts' spread of misinformation including that scientists are corrupt because their facts do not align with what has been widely disseminated. Either anonymously through social media or well-established show hosts selectively invite a single guest to promote a specific direction agenda rather than asking a panel of experts to allow their audience to draw conclusions. Is it miscommunication, selective, or partially presented information to serve individuals' personal experiences and backgrounds, and what they are more willing to accept as relatable to them? In this solo episode, I untangle the labyrinth of the social media role where anyone can use science for entertainment, sensationalism to boost self-worth and confidence blurred with professional recognition vs the accurate messages of science and how to promote the critical ability needed by the public to separate facts from interpretations not only in the field of science communication also for forging democracy. Music: "Fortitude" by Humans Win Source: Storyblocks
19:24
November 06, 2022
For all manking: lunar and deep space exploration- the chemical engineering perspective
For all manking: lunar and deep space exploration- the chemical engineering perspective
With Dr Vassilis Inglezakis (PhD, Chemical Engineer, Reader in Chemical Engineering, and Director of Research at the University of Strathclyde, the U.K.), we discuss the case of Lunar and Martian camps for the planets also deep space exploration: the available hydrogen production systems (fuel cells' water electrolysis), carbon dioxide, oxygen, nitrogen capture technologies for energy, fuels and fertiliser production, the best purposing of zeolites with hydroponics on Mars, based on our chemical engineering knowledge of zeolites as materials, the design and use as catalysts (in petroleum engineering, responsible for 40% of crude oil products in the world), adsorbers for purification and separation of products, ion exchange materials in detergents and water purification. The chemical engineering perspective is about building technologies, systems and their materials purposed for synthesis- resynthesis, securing resources and serving a circular supply chain in the production cycle (its risk analysis and management), the best operation of such systems and the specific requirements of the building materials of these systems under the space and Lunar-Mars conditions, the sustainability of the resources for those technologies purposes and competing purposing and repurposing. Vassilis has also been my guest in the 2020 episode "Leadership in Technology: Science or Politics?" and the special episode in 2021, "The power of Negotiations". Music: "Fortitude" by Humans Win Source: Storyblocks
30:04
October 30, 2022
Working smarter, not harder in the era of AI?
Working smarter, not harder in the era of AI?
Are we working smarter, not harder, in the era of AI? In the age of artificial intelligence, businesses and organisations benefit from making informed decisions based on artificial intelligence and machine learning. What happens to those hard-skilled scientists and engineers, including researchers? Have they been working smarter, not harder, professionally? A self-reflective episode, also based on studies and surveys on the tools we need to work smarter and not harder, whether we use AI or not. A special to subscribers episode on Anchor FM in two Sundays on decision-making. Next Sunday, an episode with Dr Vasillis Inglezakis, with whom we discuss if and how our technologies can take us to space and sustain our missions on the Moon and Mars from a chemical engineering point of view.
20:11
October 23, 2022
Systems thinking of decision making for sustainable development
Systems thinking of decision making for sustainable development
Professor Phoebe Koundouri (Athens University of Economics and Business- Greece; Department of Technology, Management and Economics, Technical University of Denmark (DTU)) speaks to the Global Greek Influence podcast on "Systems thinking of decision making for sustainable development". We discuss: · keys to sustainably financing climate change mitigation & adaptation across the economy and society, · how solving the climate crisis can deliver and secure peace, · transforming capitalism for “Greater Profits, Sustainability and Security”, · combining the Green Recovery with the European Green Deal (EGD) to achieve Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), · Aristotelianism helping us meet current and future challenges, · monetising the non-marketable capital to make correct investment decisions and more. Phoebe is a distinguished environmental economics professor, a global leader in sustainable development, and an innovator, listed in the 1% of most-cited women economists in the world & the official Stanford University list of the Top 2 % of world scientists. Also, she is a member of the Nominating Committee for the Prize in Economics Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel, The Royal Swedish Academy of Science. Music: "Fortitude" by Humans Win Source: Storyblocks
36:50
October 16, 2022
Transforming mentoring in business accelerators
Transforming mentoring in business accelerators
A special to subscribers episode on Anchor FM. Most doctorates and researchers can not secure an academic position, or they might find a career in the industry out of their scope or professional vision. Start-ups can become a creative space for science, engineering and technology researchers and an opportunity to develop their careers. Researchers, businesses and investors who get involved in business accelerators, also those creating those programmes, might ask themselves before, during and after: What makes a business accelerator programme successful for supporting early-stage entrepreneurs becoming stable in the market? Should we pay more attention to business development, infrastructure, network (including mentors), or financial support? How could the transformation of mentoring bind all aspects of business accelerators together and deliver their purposes and those of the businesses to be "accelerated"? Here, I condense my viewpoint on transforming mentoring in business accelerators as key to the programmes' success for all. Music: "Fortitude" by Humans Win Source: Storyblocks
12:02
October 09, 2022
A special announcement
A special announcement
The Global Greek Influence podcast will continue to bring exclusive guests' master class discussions as free content every two weeks. Starting this Sunday, subscribers will be able to listen to exclusive content by contributing to the podcast, as currently, platforms in Europe do not give you the option of donations. So, you can keep listening for free to the new guest interviews every two Sundays and the subscription specially created episodes in between. I hope you enjoy the Global Greek Influence podcast content, and I am grateful for your support over the past (almost) three years. Music: "Fortitude" by Humans Win Source: Storyblocks
03:59
October 09, 2022
The brain of an adaptive leader: Future leadership and neuroscience
The brain of an adaptive leader: Future leadership and neuroscience
Professor Alexandros Psychogios, a Leadership & International HRM Professor and Director of Research at Birmingham City Business School in the UK, discusses · neuroscience advancing leadership and if leadership is for professional managers only, · adaptive leadership and supporting its development, · HR management in NE and SE Europe and brain gain, · the development of dynamic relationships under crisis and global changes, · innovative knowledge-intensive companies leading people and organisations, · bridging the gap between innovating and their ability to execute, · making better and faster decisions. Music: "Fortitude" by Humans Win Source: Storyblocks
40:21
October 02, 2022
Heavy metal: the Greek history and mythology
Heavy metal: the Greek history and mythology
Marios Koutsoukos (PhD candidate in History of Religions in the Late Antiquity at the University of Liverpool (UK)) has also been involved in the international metal music scene, writing lyrics and developing concepts for bands in Greece as well as worldwide and a bass player, since 2004. With Marios, we discuss: - Why is metal music inspired by Greek history and mythology, more so by ancient Sparta? - If metal music influences our perception of classic times also more recent historical events. - Has metal music promoted nationalism, or have nationalists utilised heavy metal music? - Femininity and Masculinity in the metal scene: "doing gender" or "undoing gender"? Marios is also an epic fiction bilingual author, French Language and Literature graduate from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (Greece) and an MA holder in Creative Writing (the Hellenic Open University, Greece). Music: "Fortitude" by Humans Win Source: Storyblocks"
42:58
September 18, 2022
The HELC Young Leaders Programme
The HELC Young Leaders Programme
The HELC (Hellenic European Leadership Council) was founded to connect and activate Greeks in the diaspora of Europe, the Middle East, and Africa to help on the principle of common purposes and national interests. With Angeliki Tzampazi and Despoina Tripylioti (HELC members, also the Young Leaders Programme organising committee members) and two of the 2022 HELC Young Leaders, Angeliki Martinou and Konstantinos Kolokotronis, we discuss: · the importance of the "Young Leaders Programme" to the HELC, · how the programme formed and or has it transformed their sense of leadership, · the biggest challenges leaders face today, · advocating the HELC by becoming its ambassador, and more. Music: "Fortitude" by Humans Win Source: Storyblocks
35:59
September 04, 2022
An intentional future: the perception of automobility 5.0 quality
An intentional future: the perception of automobility 5.0 quality
With Dr Kostas Stylidis (CEO and Co-Founder of Intended Future, an Associate Professor at University West and part-time associate researcher at the Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden), we discuss: intentionally planning our future, living the revival of the roaring 1920s in automobility, why researchers and academics are needed now more than ever in the industry? how AI could utilise engineering knowledge, human senses, and product quality to deliver quality in future automobility, cutting-edge technology vs the perceived experience quality in autonomous vehicles, and quality 5.0 in smart automobility. Music: "Fortitude" by Humans Win Source: Storyblocks
30:31
August 21, 2022
Strengthening history- the European Pontic Greek Youth
Strengthening history- the European Pontic Greek Youth
The Pontian Greek Youth of Europe (OSEPE Youth) connects 50 Pontian Greek Youth Associations youth departments in Europe Vasileios Agathaggelidis, the Secretary-General of the OSEPE Youth speaks to the Global Greek Influence podcast about the reasons for: past and current attempts to reconnect existing Pontic Greek-speaking populations in Turkey with their cultural      heritage, the urgency in recognising the Pontic Greeks' genocide worldwide, the steps towards the EU Pontic Greeks' genocide recognition, the importance of keeping the Pontic Greek culture and dialect in its diaspora and the association's future. Music: "Fortitude" by Humans Win Source: Storyblocks
27:21
August 07, 2022
The hybrid innovation
The hybrid innovation
Dr Fotis Filippopoulos (PhD), an innovation management expert, a corporate innovation specialist, an advisor at the European Commission in Innovation, with a business footprint in 15 countries and 5 continents, discusses: - entrepreneurship in the so-called 4th industrial revolution, - the hybrid industry and its connection to synthesis research (https://lnkd.in/e2_uS4Pr), - “The Αge on Entanglement”, - disciplined entrepreneurship, - the future leader, - researchers who want to become entrepreneurs and - entrepreneurship in academia. Music: "Fortitude" by Lance Conrad Source: Storyblocks
46:37
August 03, 2022
Bonus episode of “Beyond catalysis and into space exploration: the new chemical engineering”
Bonus episode of “Beyond catalysis and into space exploration: the new chemical engineering”
In this special episode, Professor Konstantinos Giapis (Division of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering at the California Institute of Technology, CalTech) talks about: · how experiments and proving the Eley–Rideal reaction mechanism theoretically describe large scale reaction mechanisms such as those on the comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko for the production of molecular oxygen and methanol and · if glycine formation, another biomarker met on the comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko could be produced abiotically and explained by the Eley–Rideal reaction mechanism. After all, in Professor Giapis words, we are all cosmic dust. Music: "Fortitude" by Lance Conrad Source: Storyblocks
18:33
August 03, 2022
Hydrogen and renewables regional hub in Greece?
Hydrogen and renewables regional hub in Greece?
Having a particular personal interest in hydrogen, I wondered how ready Greece is for the hydrogen and renewables future through the LinkedIn articles, Greece: 2050 Hydrogen and renewables roadmap opportunity, and the focused 4- parts, “Why the answer to the delignification of Western Macedonia (Greece) is hydrogen?”. Jorgo Chatzimarkakis, in the episode “The future and leadership of the hydrogen economy in Europe”, and Orestis Omran, in “Law, Energy and Connecting the Future- Part 1”, talked about the need and potential of Greece becoming a hydrogen and renewables regional hub. Music: "Fortitude" by Lance Conrad Source: Storyblocks
12:35
August 03, 2022
Maximising research innovation in Europe- Entrepreneurship and foresight
Maximising research innovation in Europe- Entrepreneurship and foresight
Why have the publicly funded EU research and innovation frameworks not reached and diffused in the markets? Although the EU is a leader in science, it is a weak performer in developing and investing in innovation compared to the US, China, and East Asian countries (Japan, South Korea). What challenges has the EU met over the past 60 years to foster entrepreneurship? Could the EU “Green Deal” restore economic growth? How could we mobilise and apply scientific and technological innovations through entrepreneurship while utilising our talents and attracting more international talents? Music: "Fortitude" by Lance Conrad Source: Storyblocks
10:42
August 03, 2022
Opportunities and challenges in sustainable travel futures
Opportunities and challenges in sustainable travel futures
Dr Alexandros Nikitas ( Reader in Smart Transport, Future Mobility Lab Founding Director, Deputy Director of the Behavioural Research Centre, the University of Huddersfield in the UK- 2022- 2025 Chair of the UTSG (Universities' Transport Study Group) discusses the challenges and implications of the #socio-technical transition to #sustainable #future #transportation, the ‘deceit’ of "connected and autonomous" vehicles (#CAVs) and #AI, #multimodal travel vs clean vehicle engineering and the future #professionals,  sustainable #living #research and future #mobility informing the #society and #policies, #social #inclusivity of sustainable #travel futures. Music: "Fortitude" by Lance Conrad Source: Storyblocks
28:22
July 24, 2022
The future crises and managing peace
The future crises and managing peace
Captain Efstathios Kyriakidis is the Branch Chief Operations Coordination in the EU Military Staff (EUMS) and Deputy Director of the EU Maritime Area of Interest Coordination Cell (MAICC) and whose career spans over four decades. We discuss aspects of the future crises and managing peace by the EU through: · the contribution of the EU Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP) in Ukraine, · considering the CSDP extension from conflict prevention to a security actor, · the "EU Strategic Compass" as (i) the platform for the EU's future role in global security, (ii) the implementation tool to transform the EU military Strategy · the Coordinated Maritime Presences (CMP) ensuring future Maritime Areas security, the international collaboration and partnership at Sea, · the EU's role in the Indo-Pacific region, · the level of independent control of the EU military missions by the EU Military Staff regarding NATO. Music: "Fortitude" by Lance Conrad Source: Storyblocks
43:07
July 10, 2022
The 2022 French parliamentary elections
The 2022 French parliamentary elections
Given France's leading position in the EU, we discuss, with George Tassiopoulos (PhD in Political Sciences, empirical and theoretical expert in French and European politics and political parties), the influence of the 2022 French parliamentary elections regarding: - sanctions toward Russia, - the presidential (Macron's) "national and European sovereignty" programme and the president's authority in foreign policy, - the reality about Mr Mélenchon (NUPES) and Mrs LePen (Rassemblement National), - the synergies between the presidency and the newly elected national assembly (parliament), - the lessons we take from the French parliamentary elections about our maturity as EU citizens of democracies. Music: "Fortitude" by Lance Conrad Source: Storyblocks
32:43
June 26, 2022
China in the new world
China in the new world
Dr Marios Efthymiopoulos (CEO of the Strategy International strategyinternational.org, specialised in policy crafting and decision-making) discusses: how far Russia’s and China’s "revisionism" could go, the lessons China could take from the Russian invasion of Ukraine, how different the Sino-Russian partnership is compared to the 1950s Sino-Soviet alliance, would China want a weakened, dependent and isolated Russia? Music: "Fortitude" by Lance Conrad Source: Storyblocks
47:54
June 12, 2022
Advancing future precision medicine
Advancing future precision medicine
Dr Constantine Stratakis (Chief Scientific Officer, ELPEN, Athens, Greece- Director (Res. A'), Human Genetics & Precision Medicine at Foundation for Research and Technology - Hellas (FORTH)), a world recognised leader in utilising genetic linkage and other genome-wide tools to identify small molecules responsible for genetic defects causing a number of human diseases, speaks about: · the reasons gene therapy is more important than the current treatment of diseases, · the steps towards personalised diagnostics for prevention and treatment options to become the rule and not the exception, · why the predictive human immune system response could be crucial for upcoming pandemics, · how nanoparticles could become key to functionalise and targeting tissues, and that there is no single path to follow based on your preferences and wishes. Music: "Fortitude" by Lance Conrad Source: Storyblocks
49:29
May 29, 2022
The quest of cryptography in quantum computing and communication
The quest of cryptography in quantum computing and communication
Dr Eleni Diamanti (Senior researcher / Director of Research CNRS  Sorbonne University, Vice Director of the Paris Centre for Quantum  Computing) is a leading expert on experimental quantum cryptography and communication complexity and the development of photonic resources and protocols for quantum networks. Dr Diamanti discusses the near term benefits of existing quantum technologies the fascinating next ten years in quantum technology in Europe, the prevention of Quantum Cryptography protocols’ security,  how quantum computing revolutionises the way we do research in STEM  today.  Available on Spotify, Apple podcasts, Amazon Music, Google podcasts and other major podcasting platforms and applications. Music: "Fortitude" by Lance Conrad Source: Storyblocks
30:23
May 15, 2022
Intensifying the biodiversification of the future food needs
Intensifying the biodiversification of the future food needs
With Dr Costas Nikiforidis (Associate Professor of Biobased Materials, Wageningen University, the Netherlands), we discuss: nature as a source of inspiration to meet future solutions in agriculture and medicine, 3D printing a blend of vegetable oil and pea protein paste that mimics lard (making healthier food), the prospects of large-scale 3D printed foods' production in a financially sustainable future industry, bioavailability as a parameter in the sustainability assessment of industrial food processing chains, linking the future food processing intensification through energy-efficient and sustainable processes, with the water-energy-food security, bridging current biomass commodities to the future biorefineries and agriculture. Music: "Fortitude" by Lance Conrad Source: Storyblocks
26:36
April 17, 2022
The hybrid electrification transition and future uncertainties
The hybrid electrification transition and future uncertainties
Professor Anna Stefanopoulou (William Clay Ford Professor of Technology, Mechanical Engineering Department, The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor) and I discuss: the green energy transition in transportation through hybrid systems and optimising internal combustion engines, batteries in hybrid vehicles and the circular battery ecosystem, AI in internal combustion engines and hydrogen fuel cells, revolutionising fuel cell cars, mentoring and what one wished to know when 20 years old. Music: "Fortitude" by Lance Conrad Source: Storyblocks
51:55
April 03, 2022
Cybersecurity in a data-driven circular economy world
Cybersecurity in a data-driven circular economy world
Professor Vasilis Katos (Professor of Cybersecurity, Head of the Computer Emergency Response Team at Bournemouth University (BU-CERT)) is my guest in this episode where we discuss: − cybersecurity in the circular economy for sustainability and climate change, − IoT and circularity-by-design, − AI enhancing cyberdefence, − cryptography in freedom of speech against authoritative regimes. Vasilis also leads the flagship ECHO pilot, part of the European network of Cybersecurity centres and competence Hub for Innovation and Operations. Music: "Fortitude" by Lance Conrad Source: Storyblocks
38:44
March 20, 2022
Agility on eradication- a special episode on agile leadership and averting eradication
Agility on eradication- a special episode on agile leadership and averting eradication
Peter Stefanidis is the President of the Pontian Federation in Australia, an IT specialist and enthusiast, filmmaker and YouTuber (My Greek TV, Pontos TV) is my guest in this special episode on - federalising the Pontian Associations in Australia, - promoting the Australian recognition of the Pontic genocide through the Joint Justice Initiative (Pontian Federation as a founding member), also - the need to internationalise the Pontic genocide, - agile leadership! Music: "Fortitude" by Lance Conrad Source: Storyblocks
45:21
March 06, 2022
Transforming the global geopolitics: energy, markets and hybrid alliances
Transforming the global geopolitics: energy, markets and hybrid alliances
Energy resilience goes through renewable energy and hydrogen between Europe, the Middle East and North Africa, the impactful geopolitics and hybrid alliances in Europe and the TransPacific. Could the energy transformation and hybrid alliances impact geopolitics, disrupt global trade and multilateral energy relations, reshaping the energy market? Featured opinions: Jorgo Chatzimarkakis (Secretary General of Hydrogen Europe), Professor Andrew Delios (Business School, National University of Singapore), Constantinos Papalucas (Energy Policy expert: Negotiations, Oil and Gas Business, Geopolitics of Energy- Coordinator of the National Hydrogen Committee). Music: "Fortitude" by Lance Conrad Source: Storyblocks
24:21
February 27, 2022
NATO under the revamped Russia and China
NATO under the revamped Russia and China
Dr Jake Sotiriadis, Dr Spyros Plakoudas and Dr Marios Efthymiopoulos bring perspective to NATO’s role under the revamped Russia and China through: · Chinese Neo-Confucianism and Russian Neo-Eurasianism, · NATO’s 21st-century functionalization and its US leadership, · EU foreign affairs. Music: "Fortitude" by Lance Conrad Source: Storyblocks
20:25
February 20, 2022
Russia & China at the East Med and the Middle East- part 2
Russia & China at the East Med and the Middle East- part 2
In the second part of the discussion with Dr Kleanthis Kyriakidis (AUE, College of Security and Global studies) we focus on why Russia, China and Iran support the Syrian government and the impact of Russia's, China's and Iran's influence on Syria's existential future (keeping in mind the Romaic and Christian populations in Syria), if Turkey's, China's and Russia's vision of a future, post-civil or post-terrorist war in Syria, is close or aligned, where NATO stands practically against the Sino-Russian alliance, based on the possible scenarios discussed in parts 1 and 2 of the "Russia & China at the East Med and the Middle East" episode, Greece's geopolitical and diplomatic position in the region. Music: "Fortitude" by Lance Conrad Source: Storyblocks
31:13
February 13, 2022
Promo: Russia & China at the East Med and the Middle East parts 1 and 2
Promo: Russia & China at the East Med and the Middle East parts 1 and 2
Summarising last Sunday's episode and what is on this Sunday's episode on "Russia & China at the East Med and the Middle East". Music: "Fortitude" by Lance Conrad Source: Storyblocks
01:35
February 12, 2022
Russia & China in the East Med and the Middle East- part 1
Russia & China in the East Med and the Middle East- part 1
In the first part of the episode "Russia & China in the East Med and the Middle East", Dr Kleanthis Kyriakidis (former Captain of the Hellenic Navy, Program Director of the Master of Arts in Diplomacy at the College of Security and Global Studies in the American University of Emirates, Policy Advisor – Negotiator – Public Relations Expert - Political Analyst (focus Middle East)) we discuss: Kremlin taking advantage of its warm relationship with Beijing amidst the US-China competition. Is it wise for the West to enable Russia to hinder China in crucial sectors as in advanced technology? What is the future of the Middle East between a Western-supported Arab league and an Iran supported by China and Russia? At the end of this episode, you will listen to the topics discussed in the second and last part of "Russia & China in the East Med and the Middle East", released next Sunday. Music: "Fortitude" by Lance Conrad Source: Storyblocks
26:42
February 06, 2022
The future of multifunctional materials
The future of multifunctional materials
Professor Iakovos Tzanakis (Oxford Brookes University) on the techniques and methods to advance materials for future technologies’ challenges, as in metals/ composites used in aerospace, large-scale additive manufacturing, energy storage and biomimetics. Why could vertical axis wind turbines farms replace the current propeller design (Horizontal Axis Wind Turbines)? Music: "Fortitude" by Lance Conrad Source: Storyblocks
49:52
January 29, 2022
The essence of leadership
The essence of leadership
Leadership starts with decisions we make and is bound to vision, intelligence, adaptability, persistence, integrity, and honesty. · What we define as leadership. · What leadership really is. · When we don’t have breakthroughs in leadership · How one becomes a leader.
08:07
January 23, 2022
The EU’s and EastMed’s future through the French Presidential elections
The EU’s and EastMed’s future through the French Presidential elections
George Tassiopoulos (Political Scientist & Cross-Cultural Consultant) and I discuss and the upcoming French presidential elections bring to the EU's foreign affairs · Is a new cold war brewing between Russia and the EU? · Does the EU want and can become a geostrategic player? · Could France speed up the events in the Eastern Mediterranean? · Do the French voters' priorities influence those of the next President? · Is there an unpredictable outcome in the French elections that could raise more uncertainty in the EU's weak geopolitical status? Music: "Fortitude" by Lance Conrad Source: Storyblocks
36:05
January 16, 2022
Hybrid leadership towards the future
Hybrid leadership towards the future
History can better prepare us for the future. By studying and understanding: the people we collaborate with, the environment created from one side or synergistically, the antagonism happening within an area of interest, that various areas of life are communicating vessels, the shifts through hybrid alliances of sectors and parties, we can see the futuristic leadership in the making. Music: "Fortitude" by Lance Conrad Source: Storyblocks
07:42
January 09, 2022
Philosophy in religion- Neoplatonic outlooks
Philosophy in religion- Neoplatonic outlooks
History and philosophy are seen as elitist topics and not for most. In this episode with Marios Koutsoukos (PhD candidate in History of Religions in the Late Antiquity at the University of Liverpool, fiction author, heavy metal bands lyricist and French literature studies), we see that there is nothing new today and in history, but constant evolution and selective hybridisation and syncretism of any present times. Lessons through: the influence of Neoplatonism's late antiquity philosophical movement on Christianity and Orthodoxy, from Aristotle and Plato to Plotinus and Porphyry and to Christianity, the earlier ancient Greek philosophical schools effects on Neoplatonism. What elements do we choose to keep to becoming from being? Music: "Fortitude" by Lance Conrad Source: Storyblocks
44:47
January 02, 2022
Being and becoming outlooks
Being and becoming outlooks
What we choose to keep moving to the future and how we become from being: · the roles of prioritising and open-mindedness in "A Good Beginning is More than Half of the Whole", · the necessity of a shared vision and empathy to transition from being to becoming, · the synthesis that makes the continuum between the past and the future. Giving a distinct dimension through featuring Global Greek Influence podcast episodes: “The hybrid innovation”, "The internationalisation of the Pontic Greeks' genocide", "We will always have Chaos" and "The past defines us: The end of philosophy and the beginning of the middle ages- The Byzantines". Music: "Fortitude" by Lance Conrad Source: Storyblocks
24:17
December 26, 2021
Energy outlooks of a hybrid future
Energy outlooks of a hybrid future
Constantinos Papalucas an Energy Policy expert (as well as one in Negotiations, Oil and Gas Business, Geopolitics of Energy), and now the Coordinator of the National Hydrogen Committee at the Ministry of Environment and Energy, discusses · Greece's and EU's sustainable energy approach with a focus on hydrogen economy, · how hybrid alliances affect the EU’s, Greece’s and Cyprus' energy and strategy geopolitics, · transitioning from a fossil fuels economy to a renewables' one, · how and if energy resilience can become a key actor of the EU's, Greece's and Cyprus' geopolitics, · the steps towards the mandate to draft the National Hydrogen Strategy of the Hellenic Republic within 2021, · the Greek participation in the Important Projects of Common European Interest (IPCEIs) "Hydrogen Technologies and Systems". Music: "Fortitude" by Lance Conrad Source: Storyblocks
45:17
December 19, 2021
We will always have Chaos
We will always have Chaos
Stavros Papagianneas is a multifaceted strategic communicator with over 20 years of experience in PR, strategic communications, public affairs, digital communication, social media and media relations at the European Commission and various diplomatic missions in Brussels. Stavros unveils in this episode the synergies for European integration, foreign affairs and geostrategy, democracy, and the great opportunity in the post-pandemic era. Also: · Could the EU be rebranded and become a strong geopolitical actor? · How can young researchers build their branding name to become leaders in their field? Music: "Fortitude" by Lance Conrad Source: Storyblocks
41:07
December 12, 2021
Communication and the shift of the energy future
Communication and the shift of the energy future
We see the irreversible effects of insufficient scientific and political communication during the pandemic. We should not forget that all means, including those of communication in our lives, are outcomes- results- products of science and policies. Could we rebrand a Union and the future research leaders? Why does Greece choose its national public consultation to be technology-agnostic regarding hydrogen technologies? Stay tuned for the podcast episodes "We will always have Chaos" and "Energy outlooks of a hybrid future" on the 12th and 19th of December 2021. Music: "Fortitude" by Lance Conrad Source: Storyblocks
11:49
December 05, 2021
The future of innovation and fostering young talents in STEM research
The future of innovation and fostering young talents in STEM research
Why should businesses invest in empowering young talents beyond their current structures and strategies? What is missing between research and innovation and entrepreneurship? How a researcher becomes an entrepreneur without previous business experience? Is it necessary for a researcher becoming an entrepreneur? Why synthesis research surpasses multidisciplinary research? and Inspiration as a constant motivation of a diversified professional path. With features opinions of Dr Chris Kyriakidis, Marina Hatsopoulos, Dr Fotis Filippopoulos and Jorgo Chatzimarkakis. Music: "Fortitude" by Lance Conrad Source: Storyblocks
24:06
November 28, 2021
The future of research
The future of research
The void of the pandemic as our transition from an old world to a new one gives us unique opportunities: a holistic review of our perception and lenses of the past, enriching the perceptions that make us now and define our future, uncloak the freedom of talent, skills and cutting edge innovation, mobilise talented individuals and visionaries, versatile and independent small islands of innovation, and a new model of smart research. Music: "Fortitude" by Lance Conrad Source: Storyblocks
10:23
November 21, 2021
Cross-cultural affairs in global politics and geopolitics
Cross-cultural affairs in global politics and geopolitics
Dr George Tassiopoulos, Political Scientist & Cross-Cultural Consultant, is an empirical and theoretical expert in French and European politics, including Greek politics and geopolitics, founder of a business consultancy with academic experience at the European Business School in Paris. We discuss under the prism of cross-cultural affairs: · the French political scene and foreign affairs including in the Eastern Mediterranean and leadership to strengthen the European Union security collaboration, · the EU integration in politics and business, · the 21st-century geopolitics and the patchwork of hybrid alliances, and · the French- Greek Republics comparison on democracy. Music: "Fortitude" by Lance Conrad Source: Storyblocks
44:54
November 14, 2021
Future geostrategic leadership through hybrid alliances- a transition?
Future geostrategic leadership through hybrid alliances- a transition?
Dr Marios Efthymiopoulos (Dean of the College of Security and Global Studies, AUE), CEO of Strategy International and I discuss: · the role of hybrid alliances and their effects on established ones, as well as on the EU, · the decisive parameters in forecasting the future of hybrid alliances, · the Republic of Cyprus security resilience, · the ultimate changes in leadership and decision making in the 21st century, · actors and technologies of global security, and, · the interaction of Turkey and China in Africa. Music: "Fortitude" by Lance Conrad Source: Storyblocks
48:28
November 07, 2021
Building tomorrow's healthcare and funding future leaders
Building tomorrow's healthcare and funding future leaders
Dr Chris Kyriakidis is co-founder of gMendel, which provides the diagnosis of genetic disorders for better disease management. Chris has over 25 years of experience in general management and business development in more than 70 countries on all continents by running a multimillions international business; a founder of two biosciences start-up companies, a social enterprise and a foundation. We talk about: · catalytic innovation giving solutions to social problems, · rebranding companies and change management, · a sustainable impact on future generations, · empowering potential talents, · futuristic and collective leadership. Music: "Fortitude" by Lance Conrad Source: Storyblocks
52:35
October 31, 2021
Greeks in Africa- The torch and the beacon series
Greeks in Africa- The torch and the beacon series
Dr Antonis Chaldeos (PhD in History, University of Johannesburg) is an independent researcher and currently affiliated with the University of Johannesburg as a Research Associate. Antonis studied and published his research on the Greek presence in the horn of Africa (Ethiopia, Eritrea, Djibouti, Somalia), Zambia, Tanzania, South Africa, Sudan, Morocco, Tunisia, Burundi and Ruanda, as well as the effects of the French and British colonialism and post-colonialism to the Greek populations in the respective countries, after extensive travelling both in Africa and Europe. We discuss: the different streams of Greeks immigration to Africa at various eras, preserving a community by contributing to the local society and turbulent political and social changes, the cultural and economic impact of the Greek communities in their new homes, the future of the existing Greek communities in Africa under new external influencers, the role of the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Alexandria in the various Greek- African communities. You can find more about Greeks in Africa at greeksofafrica.blogspot.gr. Subscribe and give feedback to the Global Greek Influence podcast to grow our community and contribute to the topics discussed. Music: "Fortitude" by Lance Conrad Source: Storyblocks
35:59
October 24, 2021
The digital cosmos and the integration innovation
The digital cosmos and the integration innovation
Professor Kyriakos Kouveliotis (Provost and Chief Academic Officer, Berlin School of Business and Innovation) is a multifaceted expert and my guest in this episode. Professor Kouveliotis contributes in seemingly divergent areas: European integration, international relations, diplomacy, decision and policy-making, conflict resolution and crisis management, new curricula, programs syllabi and building new global educational networks and partnerships. We discuss: The Global degree as a great opportunity in the post-pandemic era. Could Plato and Aristotle's principles innovate higher education? How are conflict resolution and crisis management transferred to the decision and policy-making? Could the AUKUS agreement affect the future of NATO? What is the future of the EU without integration in a common foreign and security policy? Music: "Fortitude" by Lance Conrad Source: Storyblocks
42:03
October 17, 2021
The power of negotiations- Special episode
The power of negotiations- Special episode
In this special episode, my guests are Orestis Omran (DLA Piper partner at the Brussels Office), Maria Andrielou (Head of Marketing and Corporate Communications at Plankton First S.A., Head of Marketing and Communication as Advisor to the Danish gMendel) and Dr Vassilis Inglezakis (Reader in Chemical Engineering, Research Director at the University of Strathclyde). We talk about · keeping your goals through several rounds of negotiations, · the importance of communication, · keeping consistent teams and the dynamics within the team, · understanding of the people you negotiate with, their commercial particulars and trends of a particular industry, and finding common ground, and, · building trust during negotiations. Music: "Fortitude" by Lance Conrad Source: Storyblocks
42:00
October 10, 2021
Challenges in bridging scientific research and businesses
Challenges in bridging scientific research and businesses
Innovation is publically seen through the eyes of businesses. Research is crucial to the creation of ideas, products and services. Engineering and scientific research are the pillars of our current and future lives. We now emphasize the synergies or the synthesis of innovation through researchers, research institutes and their spin-offs, and funding research programmes experts. Featured opinions: Dr Maria Kitsara (Lead Research Manager, BioG3D – New 3D), Dr Emmanuel Stratakis (Research Director at IESL-FORTH, founder and CEO of Biomimetic), and Dr Celia Hadjichristodoulou (Founder and Managing Director of GrantXpert Consulting, expert in Entrepreneurship and Management of SMEs). Music: "Fortitude" by Lance Conrad Source: Storyblocks
20:48
October 03, 2021
The past defines us: The end of philosophy and the beginning of the middle ages- The Byzantines
The past defines us: The end of philosophy and the beginning of the middle ages- The Byzantines
Marios Koutsoukos, a fiction author and PhD candidate in History of Religions in the Late Antiquity at the University of Liverpool, discusses the links of #populism with popular opinion and #governance in the late Roman early Byzantine Empire. Does popular demand and aggression dictate governance or vice versa? Do politicians follow the crowd to maintain unity or coherence within a society, and then in the distant future, we see in history political decisions as corrupt by the governance? Did the role of philosophy finish with forming Christianity's theology?  Could philosophy and history show us how to avoid anti-science? Music: "Fortitude" by Lance Conrad Source: Storyblocks
43:41
September 26, 2021
Nurturing future entrepreneurship
Nurturing future entrepreneurship
Marina Hatsopoulos, an entrepreneur in technologies, a director and author of articles, essays, and stories (windystreet.com), discusses: · if more funding for startups in an ecosystem equates success, · the initial, critical decisions a startup needs to make, · the importance of having a diverse team, · why pivoting is the right word in times of crisis, · the gap in the academia between fundamental research funding and venture funding, · where startups can find funding before getting to the point of revenues and · what women bring in teams and leadership. Marina is Board Chair of Levitronix Technologies and President of the Hellenic Innovation Network. She is on the MIT Corporation Visiting Committee for Mechanical Engineering, the Advisory Board of MIT Enterprise Forum Greece, Eurobank’s EGG incubator, and Mindspace Entrepreneurial Program. Marina holds B.A. degrees in Math and Music from Brown University and has an M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from MIT. She was Founding CEO of Z Corporation, an early market leader in 3D printing out of MIT. Marina was also a member of the National Board of Research & Innovation for the Republic of Cyprus, a Director of Cynosure Inc., the GSI Group and Contex Holding. Music: "Fortitude" by Lance Conrad Source: Storyblocks
35:40
September 12, 2021
Connecting the dots in science and engineering
Connecting the dots in science and engineering
In this episode, I share my thoughts with you on the contributions to various current and future topics personalities have and affect the influences we have, how we translate such impact our professional and personal life, what matters to us today, how these contributions could better inform our future and lead to the future world. Don't forget to subscribe and review the Global Greek Influence podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Anchor, the podcast's Facebook and Twitter Accounts and contact through the podcast's website globalgreekinfluence.com. Music: "Fortitude" by Lance Conrad Source: Storyblocks
16:45
August 29, 2021
Wind energy challenges: from Greece to Kenya
Wind energy challenges: from Greece to Kenya
Dr Ioannis Tsipouridis (PhD, University of Leeds), a chemical engineer in renewables since 1978 and I discuss his wind energy journey from Greece to Kenya through his roles as: C.E.O. of P.P.C. Renewables (100% subsidiary of P.P.C.) from 2010 to 2013, president of the board of directors of the Hellenic Wind Energy Association (2013- 2017), the owner and General Manager of REDPro Consultants - Renewable Energy Development Professionals (Greece) since 2014, since 2018 in Kenya as the Director of the Renewable Energy & Climate Change Research Center at the Technical University of Mombasa (RECCReC), where he is also a visiting professor. and in the Direction of Renewable Energy Sources (Public Power Corporation of Greece (P.P.C.)), through developing wind and photovoltaic parks in the Aegean and Crete in the ’80s and ’90s. Ioannis is also the Chairman of the nonprofit entity Africa For Renewables In Climate Action, whose acronym is A.F.R.I.C.A. among his many social and scientific activities. Music: "Reel" by Adrian Berenguer Source: Storyblocks
43:43
August 15, 2021
Beyond catalysis and into space exploration: the new chemical engineering
Beyond catalysis and into space exploration: the new chemical engineering
In this episode, Professor Konstantinos Giapis (Division of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering at the California Institute of Technology, CalTech) discusses chemical engineering contributions to renewable energy, utilising CO2 to produce oxygen, cosmology by enriching astrophysics, through surfaces' dynamics studies: · plasma processing and · electrospinning hybrid nanomaterials. Global Greek Influence podcast releases episodes this summer every two Sundays. From September, we will resume the weekly episodes. But next Sunday only will be an exception as a bonus episode with Professor Giapis awaits you. Music: "Fortitude" by Lance Conrad Source: Storyblocks
34:06
July 25, 2021
Youth's future vision, inclusion and resilience
Youth's future vision, inclusion and resilience
Professor Michalis Kontopodis, the Chair in Global Childhood and Youth Studies and the Director of the ICY: Inclusion, Childhood & Youth Research Centre at the University of Leeds, U.K., in his research and international collaborations addresses the key post-pandemic challenges in #education, namely #global #debt #digitalliteracy #inclusion #marginalisation. We discuss: - how digital literacy can overcome marginalisation, - why promoting digital literacy in education is critical, - how youth's inclusion in the political decision-making is achievable and - what happens with the educations training of professions emerging in the next 10 years. Summer episodes at the Global Greek Influence podcast are biweekly. Stay tuned until July 25th, 2021 or follow the podcast on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn to be up to date with guests and coming episodes. Or visit the podcast's website www.globalgreekinfluence.com. Music: "Fortitude" by Lance Conrad Source: Storyblocks
33:32
July 11, 2021
Populism inhibiting progress- Part 2
Populism inhibiting progress- Part 2
In the second part of the interview with Dr Vasileios Adamidis, Principal Lecturer in Law and the International Manager of the School of Law at Nottingham Trent University, you will listen to: - the challenges of collaboration among legal systems and laws development despite their divergence, - the future of democracy and the legal system  - progress as a collective effort - how one could be prepared to spot populism, given the vast influence of social media on society. Summer episodes at the Global Greek Influence podcast are biweekly. Stay tuned until July 11th, 2021. Music: "Fortitude" by Lance Conrad Source: Storyblocks
29:17
June 26, 2021
Populism inhibiting progress- Part 1
Populism inhibiting progress- Part 1
In this episode, Dr Vasileios Adamidis, Principal Lecturer in Law and the International Manager of the School of Law at Nottingham Trent University, is my guest. We discuss: the commonalities of populism across the aeons and as an inhibitor to achieving democracy, the role and impact of populism on the rule of recognition, the synergy and the antagonism between the will of people and the rule of law, how historical figures should be treated in today’s context as the psychology and perspective of people differ throughout the centuries. The second part of the conversation with Dr Vasileios Adamidis will be exclusive to the Global Greek Influence podcast subscribers on Apple podcasts. Stay tuned until next Sunday. Music: "Fortitude" by Lance Conrad Source: Storyblocks
30:06
June 20, 2021
Building towards the future medical nanobiotechnology and 3D printing
Building towards the future medical nanobiotechnology and 3D printing
In this episode, Dr Maria Kitsara, Lead Research Manager on biomedical applications at BioG3D – New 3D printing technologies, and I discuss: utilising nanotechnology, micro-fabrication and microfluidics to advance tissue engineering and regenerative medicine for faster and more economical drug development through in-vitro diagnostics as well as for reducing the risk of drug withdrawal after reaching the market, the benefits of diverse working environments and background experts in developing the necessary soft skills to acquire a holistic approach to scientific research and innovation, communication and managerial skills are equally important, along with the scientific background in research and innovation. Maria, a materials engineer, has a PhD in miniaturised biosensors and had received three personal research grants on biosensors, microfluidics, and biomaterials for tissue engineering and regenerative medicine. She has worked in Dublin City University in Ireland, in the Institute of Microelectronics of Barcelona (IMB-CNM) of the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) in Spain, and at the École Normale Supérieure and Sorbonne University in France. Music: "Fortitude" by Lance Conrad Source: Storyblocks
27:43
June 13, 2021
Challenges to lead the future environment
Challenges to lead the future environment
Humanity's most significant challenges in the next 30 years will be on the environment, water- food, energy, and health. How could technology, aka engineering and science research and innovation, support them? Should engineers and scientists lead research and innovation beyond geopolitics and businesses? How so? Music: "Reel" by Adrian Berenguer Source: Storyblocks
09:05
June 06, 2021
Biomimicking physics in nanomaterials innovation
Biomimicking physics in nanomaterials innovation
In this episode, I am with Dr Emmanuel Stratakis, Greece’s Ambassador to the European Innovation Council, the Research Director at the Institute of Electronic Structure and Laser (IESL) of the Foundation for Research and Technology—Hellas (FORTH), also, leader of the “Ultrafast Laser Micro- and Nano- processing” laboratory and founder and CEO of Biomimetic. We discuss: · What links #nano- #biomimetics with better #engineering solutions? · Graphene oxide place in the #renewables energy future of #Greece. · The future of materials' engineering #research. · Boosting the research-#industry relationships. · The European and national #innovation #ecosystem’s #challenges. Music: "Fortitude" by Lance Conrad Source: Storyblocks
38:44
May 30, 2021
The internationalisation of the Pontic Greeks' genocide
The internationalisation of the Pontic Greeks' genocide
Dr Kyriaki Sonidou (President and co-founder of the Pontian Society of the United Kingdom. President of the Hellenic Medical Society and the Vice- President of the Greek Society of professionals and scientists in the UK), Kleanthis Kriakidis (Policy Advisor – Negotiator – Public Relations Expert - Political Analyst), George Meneshian (the Middle East and Caucasus Studies. International affairs consultant. Research co-ordinator of the Centre for Russia, Eurasia and Southeastern Europe (Panteion University)) and I, discuss: · Why does the Greek diaspora not support the internationalisation of the Pontic Greeks genocide as the Armenian diaspora did for the Armenian genocide? · What have the Pontic Greek societies done so far worldwide in the countries they reside in to prioritise and push forward an agenda? · What has the role of the Greek governments been? · Why is it important to recognise the Pontic Greeks genocide worldwide? Music: "Fortitude" by Lance Conrad Source: Storyblocks
46:31
May 23, 2021
The chemical engineering big- scale nanoworld and future business
The chemical engineering big- scale nanoworld and future business
In this episode, Dr Stephanos Nitodas, a chemical engineer, entrepreneur, now member of the Faculty of the Department of Materials Science and Chemical Engineering (Stony Brook University, NY), and a specialist in nanomaterial hybrids (carbon nanotubes (CNTs), graphene, polymers) discusses: · vital aspects of carbon-based novel materials at the nanoscale and their hybridisation, · nanomaterials importance to the renewables ecosystem by providing superior properties to energy systems, · engineers becoming entrepreneurs as they are gifted with a can-do attitude, managing projects and solving complex problems, willing to learn and gain customers' trust, · the benefits of collaboration of SMEs with large companies and the importance of supporting SMEs to design the future economy, · the continuous added value of chemical engineers to the society and the economy and · giving confidence to young chemical engineers while preparing them to face reality. Music: "Fortitude" by Lance Conrad Source: Storyblocks
34:00
May 16, 2021
Combating climate change in an urban environment
Combating climate change in an urban environment
Mat Santamouris, the Anita Lawrence Professor of High-Performance Architecture at the University of New South Wales in Australia, is my guest this week. Professor Santamouris discusses combating urban climate change through the synergy of research and perceptions, science and politics: Enhancing communication of fragmented urban policies and activities between the different sectors. The measures to overcome energy poverty, a problem for developing and developed countries. The positive integration of nanoscale photonics with quantum dots, as part of the tremendous revolution in material science. Boosting the environmental quality of local climate change by making novel materials accessible to society. The global and complex relations between society, technology, economy and policymaking. Meaningful impact on decision-making by politicians as a result of well informing and educating the worldwide public by scientists. Music: "Fortitude" by Lance Conrad Source: Storyblocks
47:07
May 02, 2021
The future of hydropower
The future of hydropower
Professor Michael Bernitsas, the Mortimer Cooley Chair of Engineering at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, is Director of the Marine Renewable Energy Laboratory and Chief Technology Officer of a start-up engineering company, Vortex Hydro Energy. Professor Bernitsas and I discuss how the vortex-induced vibrations, mostly known for damaging structures, but less known as part of the mechanism of propulsion of schools of fish, can be utilised in a bladeless technology to produce hydropower. We also talk about: the multidisciplinary and exodisciplinary engineering enabling the Blue Economy, not to shy away from problems by enriching one's education and skills to land their dream, the challenges of the research and commercialisation based on current academic structures, intellectual property and the industries. Music: "Fortitude" by Lance Conrad Source: Storyblocks
42:06
April 25, 2021
Engineering future entrepreneurs and leaders
Engineering future entrepreneurs and leaders
Dr Celia Hadjichristodoulou, a specialist in Entrepreneurship and Management of SMEs, both from a practical and an academic perspective, founder and general director of GrantXpert, discusses vital aspects of fostering entrepreneurship and leadership across education, innovation and businesses: Through the emphasis on sustainable practices and becoming more humane. How consultants and trainers could help businesses, organisations, and individuals identify the most appropriate funding scheme, be prepared, and execute a funded project. The challenges of the future generation in entrepreneurship and leadership in the EU. How to overcome the high rate of failure of start-ups by the right skillset of entrepreneurship. Building on confidence, digital and soft skills to be market-ready and the importance of balanced role models in education. Music: "Fortitude" by Lance Conrad Source: Storyblocks
38:16
April 18, 2021
Strategy and policies of the emerging East Asia markets
Strategy and policies of the emerging East Asia markets
Professor Andrew Delios of the Department of Strategy & Policy and the Vice-Dean of MSc Programs of the NUS Business School, National University of Singapore (NUS) discusses: the interaction of the society needs and government policies in East Asia as a result of culture affecting politics and consequently geopolitics, the synergy and direct investments of Japan to the first steps of the economic growth of China, the APEC dependence of the Belt and Road and TransPacific initiatives, the future of globalisation, the dual circulation economy by China vs China plus one strategy, the diversification of entrepreneurship and fostering innovation across East Asia through education and the businesses. Music: "Fortitude" by Lance Conrad Source: Storyblocks
52:44
April 11, 2021
The future of education and learning
The future of education and learning
Why are education and learning so important? Education is a lifelong experience defined by society's changes, the economy, science and politics. Education should remain current to foresee changes and shape humanity. Do we need futurists in education? How will the barriers of the established mechanisms that made education the sleeping giant be lifted? Coming guests announced at the end of the episode. Contact the Global Greek Influence through the podcast's website globalgreekinfluence.com. Music: "Fortitude" by Lance Conrad Source: Storyblocks
06:37
April 04, 2021
Success: the future of the present
Success: the future of the present
Finding the courage to lead is through the human nature attached to specific thoughts and neural pathways. Success is all about changing our perspective, ourselves and part of our evolution to sustaining our continuation, remaining current, dreaming, hard work and having a vision. Featured opinions at the Global Greek Influence podcast: Orestis Omran (DLA Piper): Law, Energy and Connecting the Future- Part ‪2. Jorgo Chatzimarkakis (Hydrogen Europe):  The future and leadership of the hydrogen economy in Europ‪e. Dr Memnia Theodorou (Courage to Lead):  Redefining our future. Music: "Fortitude" by Lance Conrad Source: Storyblocks
13:14
March 28, 2021
The future and leadership of the hydrogen economy in Europe
The future and leadership of the hydrogen economy in Europe
Jorgo Chatzimarkakis, the permanent Secretary-General of Hydrogen Europe, who has also been an active German politician and ambassador-at-large for the Greek government, talks about: · Hydrogen becoming an enabler of other technologies. · 2x40 Gigawatts Green Hydrogen Initiative. · Europe’s advantage to lead the global hydrogen economy. · Overcoming the “electrification religion”. · Bringing together the industries and governments towards an integral hydrogen economy. · Engineering politics. · Greece becoming a renewables geostrategic player in its region. As Jorgo says: “Stick to your dreams!” (but remember, it’s also hard work!). Music: "Fortitude" by Lance Conrad Source: Storyblocks
42:44
March 21, 2021
Energy meets Equality and building the Future
Energy meets Equality and building the Future
Dr Valentini Pappa, the Assistant Director for Education in the Texas A&M Energy Institute, leads Texas A&M on the Clean Energy Education and Empowerment Initiative. We discuss: · the synergistic strategies aimed at the water-energy nexus as part of the circular economy, · the effect of the pandemic on redesigning undergraduate studies, · the post-pandemic post-graduate studies, · the sex bias in research and post-graduate studies, · Equal opportunities, Equal Pay, Equal Leadership (3Es) to women in energy. Music: "Fortitude" by Lance Conrad Source: Storyblocks
41:47
March 14, 2021
Redefining our future
Redefining our future
Dr Memnia Theodorou talks us through the lessons of her journey from dentistry through sailing to psychology and gives us a taste of how to live our lives. We also discuss: · the importance of mentorship and networking · the pandemic as a collective trauma · being “rich” as the people who surround us · why we don’t follow our dreams · the human nature attached to specific thoughts and neural pathways · overnight success · entrepreneurship and making smart decisions #internationalwomensday #IWD2021 Music: "Fortitude" by Lance Conrad Source: Storyblocks
52:20
March 07, 2021
The big picture
The big picture
Over a year ago, I started the Global Greek Influence podcast. The podcast explores the fragmental notions glued together by my guests' personalities and the solo episodes, along with the guests’ synthesise what this podcast is about and what it represents. Why Aristotle brings together education, politics, history, technology, engineering, science and business through the Global Greeks? Amazing guests are coming, and a surprise that will connect us further will be revealed soon! Music: "Fortitude" by Lance Conrad Source: Storyblocks
05:11
February 28, 2021
Constructive disruption at the Eastern Mediterranean
Constructive disruption at the Eastern Mediterranean
Dr Spyros Plakoudas, Assistant Professor at Rabdan Academy in Abu Dhabi, and I discuss the constructive disruption Greece, Cyprus, the EU, and NATO could bring to the Eastern Mediterranean, where existing and new hydrocarbon resources that largely contribute to the global economy are at play and stake. Are global foreign affairs' players still playing in the field of the past century? Self-destructive EU foreign affairs with Turkey, Russia and China and their impact on EU integration. Why Turkish nationalism does not assist NATO and an inclusive Eastern Mediterranean collaboration with the EU. The short and long term direction of Greek foreign affairs. Music: "Fortitude" by Lance Conrad Source: Storyblocks
37:26
February 21, 2021
200 years (from the 1821 War of Independence of the Hellenes)
200 years (from the 1821 War of Independence of the Hellenes)
Marios Koutsoukos discusses the roots of the War of Independence of the Hellenes marked in 1821, about individual antiquarians binging the national heritage of Greeks in an occupied by Ottomans land, the role of the Philhellenes and the Big Powers of those times, the impact of classicism and that of philhellenism of the 19th century to the post War of Independence Greece. Marios latest publication is translated in English from a Greek book about his Great- grandfather’s, Panagiotis Koutsoukos, journal “History, Traditions and Legends of Koroni”. Subscribe, like and review the Global Greek Influence podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Anchor FM and four more podcasting platforms. You can follow, contact and suggest your themes for coming episodes through the Global Greek Influence Facebook and Twitter accounts. Music: "Fortitude" by Lance Conrad Source: Storyblocks
48:46
February 14, 2021
Entrepreneurship: from governments to international businesses through super-connectors
Entrepreneurship: from governments to international businesses through super-connectors
Entrepreneurship is a multi-faceted aspect of the world today but not new to it. The terms and conditions under which entrepreneurship happens now, compared to the past, have only started to take structures and formats stemming from the governments, business and capital ventures. Is an entrepreneur born or made? What makes a great idea and a business plan of a startup to get to the stage of reaching out to venture capital firms? What does it take to turn scientific talent into entrepreneurship and exclusive startups? Featured opinions at the Global Greek Influence podcast episodes: Prof. Emmanuella Plakoyannaki (University of Vienna): “International business, arts, entrepreneurship and disruptive innovation” episode. Kostas Mavroulakis (founder and CEO of Empact Ventures): “Becoming an entrepreneur and super- connecting Technology in the UK” episode. Dr Christos Dimas (Deputy Minister of Research, Innovation and Technology, Ministry of Development and Investments of the Hellenic Republic): "Research, Innovation and Technology in Greece". Music: "Fortitude" by Lance Conrad Source: Storyblocks
24:55
February 07, 2021
Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Big Data meet Agriculture and Climate Change
Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Big Data meet Agriculture and Climate Change
In this episode, Professor Ioannis Athanasiadis, Personal Chair of Artificial Intelligence & Data Science at Wageningen University (Netherlands). talks about: . how automation and machine learning help big data, · why Artificial Intelligence and Big Data alone can not bring more food and avert climate change but can help us make more informed decisions, · how farmers can benefit from Artificial Intelligence and how these products will look like, · Artificial Intelligence and Greek agriculture; the example of CYBELE project, · how Artificial Intelligence for digital twins can close the nitrogen cycle in agriculture, machine learning and environmental informatics and the fourth paradigm of Jim Gray, · if the fourth paradigm in research could be used in the renewables and more engineering sectors other than the environmental informatics, and · Social behaviours are informing ethics in innovation—Big Data; Socio-Environmental Systems (SES) modelling. You can find out out more about Ioannis and his work at http://www.athanasiadis.info/. Music: "Fortitude" by Lance Conrad Source: Storyblocks
36:41
January 31, 2021
Past and future perceptions of a sustainable technology
Past and future perceptions of a sustainable technology
How ready are we to produce groundbreaking technology beyond the nature that surrounds us and what our planet offers? · Is our space exploration going to give us a better outlook on what is out there? · Are we missing out on some of the mechanisms of physics? · Are we doomed to fail as long as we are bombarded with technology that already surrounds us? · How easy is it to energy transition or shape future technology on a blank canvas? Music: "Fortitude" by Lance Conrad Source: Storyblocks
04:50
January 24, 2021
Law, Energy and Connecting the Future- Part 2
Law, Energy and Connecting the Future- Part 2
In the second part of this two parts' episode, Orestis Omran, Partner in the Brussels Office of DLA Piper and the Head of EU- Greek Practice, an expert in EU regulatory matters in the energy, banking and infrastructure sectors and co-founder of the initiatives Brain Gain and Consensus, joins me to discuss: · How reviewing the industry legislation with the direct involvement of the industry and launching market development programs can boost and sustain the energy economy in Greece. · Orestis opinion as co-founder of the initiatives of Brain Gain and Consensus on extending the coordination of the Greek soft power. · How the pandemic taught us we live in a world and consequently an economy of co-dependence between national governments and large organisations decisions. · If and how Greece could “star” in the present. · Why we are afraid of failing and equally afraid of succeeding. Music: "Fortitude" by Lance Conrad Source: Storyblocks
22:03
January 17, 2021
Law, Energy and Connecting the Future- Part 1
Law, Energy and Connecting the Future- Part 1
In the first part of this two parts' episode, Orestis Omran, Partner in the Brussels Office of DLA Piper and the Head of EU- Greek Practice, an expert in EU regulatory matters in the energy, banking and infrastructure sectors and co-founder of the initiatives Brain Gain and Consensus, discusses: · The current status of renewables in Greece · the oil and gas industries future in the EU, · the feasibility of the EU Green Deal to the eyes of the investors, · the delignification of the Western Macedonia region, · if Hydrogen is in the plans of the Greek government and the Ministry of Energy, · if Greece could become a hub of renewables in the Eastern Mediterranean. Stay tuned for the second part of the interview, next Sunday. Music: "Fortitude" by Lance Conrad Source: Storyblocks
22:23
January 10, 2021
The past defines us- the Romans and propaganda vs the Hellenes (Part 2)
The past defines us- the Romans and propaganda vs the Hellenes (Part 2)
In the second and last part of the episode “The past defines us”I am with Marios Koutsoukos, a PhD candidate in History of Religions in the Late Antiquity at the University of Liverpool. Marios talks briefly about how we perceive religion and faith. Is it in the same as our ancestors did? If Romans manipulated philosophy and history as we read it today. How Plotinus, a famous Roman philosopher marked the end of logos and the beginning of faith, as we understand today. What unique events we broadly know such as the Burn of Alexandria’s library and the destruction of Serapeum, marked. As Marios concluded, those who did not know and study history were doomed to repeat it. Music: "Fortitude" by Lance Conrad Source: Storyblocks
31:35
January 03, 2021
The past defines us- the Romans and propaganda vs the Hellenes (Part 1)
The past defines us- the Romans and propaganda vs the Hellenes (Part 1)
In this two parts episode, I am with Marios Koutsoukos, a PhD candidate in History of Religions in the Late Antiquity at the University of Liverpool (School of Archaeology, Classics and Egyptology). In the first part of this episode Marios and I discuss the crucial role of the Roman Empire where today’s misconceptions of reality, everyday life find their roots, Roman manipulation of the Greek (Hellenic) culture, how principles of the ancient Greek culture are used and applied today and were distorted by the Romans: · how propaganda serves as a tool to survive an empire or governance, · the relevance of Roman and ancient Greek political systems to today’s world, · if philosophy’s influence was as great as we might perceive in Greek politics, the pro-Roman invasion, · Pythagoras cross-cutting mathematics, religion and the first banking system. Music: "Fortitude" by Lance Conrad Source: Storyblocks
28:23
December 28, 2020
The torch and the beacon
The torch and the beacon
Why an engineer is not defined only by technology, today? Why are we privileged now? Why is this the era of self-actualisation and not just of the 4th and soon to be, the 5th industrial revolution? Why are we both students and teachers in life? Music: "Fortitude" by Lance Conrad Source: Storyblocks
08:25
December 20, 2020
Sustainable Energy, Innovation and Policy transcending Climate Change
Sustainable Energy, Innovation and Policy transcending Climate Change
Sustainability coupled with Climate change is a topic that transcends sectors of the economy, the society and continents. We might wonder what it should take to reach a sustainable environment and technologies in our everyday lives. What could bring together communicators, policymakers, politicians and academics to deliver a sustainable environment and technologies, benefiting the society and the economy? Featured opinions at the Global Greek Influence podcast episodes: Maria Andrielou (Head of Marketing and Corporate Communication of Plankton First S.A. (Nano Algae Solutions AG)):  "Bioeconomy and its implementation in the Greek energy roadmap" Dr Popi Konidari (Head of the Climate Change Policy Group (CCPG) of the Energy Policy and  Development Centre, National  Kapodistrian University of Athens): "Energy policy and roadmaps- Parts 1 and 2" Dr Konstantinos Kakosimos (Associate professor of Chemical Engineering at Texas A&M University, Qatar): "Educational and Renewable Energy approaches in Chemical Engineering- Parts 1 and 2" Dr Christos Dimas (Deputy Minister of Research, Innovation and Technology, Ministry of Development and Investments of the Hellenic Republic): "Research, Innovation and Technology in Greece". Music: "Fortitude" by Lance Conrad Source: Storyblocks
20:51
December 13, 2020
Selling and Achilles' heel points of the Chinese strategic culture
Selling and Achilles' heel points of the Chinese strategic culture
This episode showcases some of the views of the Global Greek Influence guests based on their specialisation and what they see as key to China’s strategic plan globally. Featured opinions at the Global Greek Influence podcast: Themis Zanidis (political analyst, international affairs): “Strategic changes in global affairs- Culture and history in diplomacy” Dr John Nomikos (Research Institute for European and American Studies (RIEAS)): “Academic- intelligence, national security and the coronavirus” Dr Jake Sotiriadis (Global Futurist I Intelligence & Geopolitical Risk Expert I Policy Advisor I Speaker I Transforming Futures Thinking in Defense, Tech, & Government): “Futurism as disruption” Music: "Fortitude" by Lance Conrad Source: Storyblocks
15:53
December 06, 2020
Futurism as disruption
Futurism as disruption
Lieutenant Colonel Jake Sotiriadis (PhD) Chief of Strategic Foresight and Futures at US Air Force Headquarters at the Pentagon in Washington, DC, talks about his Greek connection, his choice of having a military career. We also discuss: · futurism · disruption in ground-breaking innovation · redefining globalisation · trend analysis as a tool for historical analysis · the eastern Mediterranean and the Middle East · why we should expect to see more intervention by NATO · networking ideologies: the Chinese Neo-Confucianism and Russian Neo-Eurasianism · democratizing technology and the social contract · the Chinese influence on the African continent · space enterprises Music: "Reel" by Adrian Berenguer Source: Storyblocks
33:49
November 29, 2020
The disruption of renewables to the economy and business
The disruption of renewables to the economy and business
During the past months, I could not help but ask based on guests’ expertise what the current and future situation could be in the energy and renewables sector and the innovation business. Featured opinions at the Global Greek Influence podcast: · Evangelos Karambelas (Middle River Power LLC, CELI): Hellenic-American civic engagement and energy deals- new opportunities · Prof. Emmanuella Plakoyannaki (University of Vienna):  International business, arts, entrepreneurship and disruptive innovation · Maria Andrielou (VIO Chemicals AG):  Bioeconomy and its implementation in the Greek energy roadmap · Dr Vasilis Inglezakis (University of Strathclyde):  Leadership in Technology: Science or Politics? · Prof. Greg Stephanopoulos (MIT): Frontiers in Chemical Engineering Music: "Reel" by Adrian Berenguer               "Fortitude" by Lance Conrad Source: Storyblocks
29:11
November 22, 2020
Bioeconomy and its implementation in the Greek energy roadmap
Bioeconomy and its implementation in the Greek energy roadmap
Maria Andrielou works with the Chemical Industry for over 10 years. Having a background in linguistics, became a communicator in cross-cultural and international relations led by her insensitivity to injustice. She was working for the European Chemical Industry Council in Brussels when she realised that everything around us and inside us is Chemistry, while communicating Bioeconomy to stakeholders, policymakers and the institutions. She has led the first-of-its-kind, in Greece, investment in large-scale production and biorefinery of microalgae biomass in Thessaloniki. Now, she is the Head of Marketing and Corporate Communication of Plankton First S.A. (Nano Algae Solutions AG). Maria is also a member of the Greek Bioeconomy Forum, led by the private sector and the only platform in Greece and in the Greek language that promotes bioeconomy. We discuss: why bioeconomy is not high in the Greek energy policy and strategy agenda; why research ideas as proof of concept need to go through the “valley of the death” before reaching the prototype stage and large- scale production; that achieving a more sustainable world, is not about informing but also changing the mindset of the public; no matter what young people study, to keep their eyes open and let themselves mesmerised from what life brings to them; doing our best and leave our mark for a better future. Music: "Reel" by Adrian Berenguer              "Fortitude" by Lance Conrad Source: Storyblocks
23:29
November 15, 2020
Family, Culture, Archaeology, Psychology, Politics, Business and being a Hellene- part 2
Family, Culture, Archaeology, Psychology, Politics, Business and being a Hellene- part 2
In the last part of this episode, with Elly Symons, we discuss: the Return of the Parthenon sculptures to Greece coinciding in #2021 with the 200 years anniversary of the #independence revolution of the #Hellenes from the Ottoman Empire her activity with: the World Hellenic Interparliamentary Association #WHIA for the #diaspora and the #Justice for #Cyprus movement, Turkey’s future based on current aggression towards Greece and Cyprus. Finally, as Elly says: "We are not here forever". Music: "Reel" by Adrian Berenguer Source: Storyblocks
36:05
November 08, 2020
Family, Culture, Archaeology, Psychology, Politics, Business and being a Hellene- part 1
Family, Culture, Archaeology, Psychology, Politics, Business and being a Hellene- part 1
Elly Symons, with her Greek and Cypriot heritage, embodies the title of this two-part episode's content: a woman as a multidimensional soul. We discuss: How setting a balanced life model with milestones and having expectations can overcome a life-threatening disease, disability, and economic hardship. Psychology and archaeology- where and how we came from; as a continuous narrative as the relationship between parents and children; what shaped our parents' decisions and their values, consequently ours; helping parents on how their children should become independent. How does it feel to be a Greek in the diaspora and returning to Greece? Her association with the Acropolis Research Group as the VP of the Australian Parthenon Committee. Music: "Fortitude" by Lance Conrad              'Epic trailer" by Ihor Vitsinskyy Source: Storyblocks
34:25
November 01, 2020
Educational and Renewable Energy approaches in Chemical Engineering- Part 2
Educational and Renewable Energy approaches in Chemical Engineering- Part 2
In the second and last part of the interview with Dr Konstantinos Kakosimos, associate professor of Chemical Engineering at Texas A&M University in Qatar, we discuss: The split of mechanical and chemical engineering in the 1930s and the future of the disciplines, Chemical Engineers role in #airpollution prevention and mitigation, The beauty of applied and fundamental #research is not to forget why you do research, that professor is a job description, having a PhD is a title, the philosophy of competition in #renewableenergy, the social experiment in Qatar, twenty years ago, to make the country a multiversity of multiversities, essentially the academia future. Subscribe and like to your podcast platform. Music: "Ambient chill background corporate music" by Volodymyr Piddubnyk Source: Storyblocks
28:29
October 25, 2020
Educational and Renewable Energy approaches in Chemical Engineering- Part 1
Educational and Renewable Energy approaches in Chemical Engineering- Part 1
In the first part of "Educational and Renewable Energy approaches in Chemical Engineering", Dr Konstantinos Kakosimos from the Texas A&M University in Qatar joins to discuss: how augmented reality mixes with Chemical Engineering, the IChemE Hutchison Medal awarded for both practical and wide-ranging, philosophical or thought-provoking published papers, the inner peace of professional achievement, and, that learning is the most important thing in choosing a career path. Subscribe and like to your podcast platform. Music: "Ambient chill background corporate music" by Volodymyr Piddubnyk Source: Storyblocks
25:35
October 18, 2020
The collective subconscious
The collective subconscious
How does Carl Jung's "Collective unconscious"  link to gut bacteria and COVID-19? Chemical Engineering playing with the psychology terminology and the current denial of science. Music: "Fortitude" by Lance Conrad               "Epic trailer" by Ihor Vitsinskyy Source: Storyblocks
07:41
October 11, 2020
Energy policy and roadmaps- Part 2
Energy policy and roadmaps- Part 2
Today, you are listening to the second and last part of the interview with Dr Popi Konidari, Head of the Climate Change Policy Group (CCPG) of the Energy Policy and Development Centre at the National Kapodistrian University of Athens. We discuss: The past government’s market and economic connections among (i) research innovation in the Greek academia and the Energy Policy and Development Centre of the National Kapodistrian University of Athens, and (ii) the real economy. Can an expert in renewable energy technologies become an energy policymaker? How can decision tools promote renewable energy to the public based on its perception of new technologies? Does rejection mean you did not get your idea, right? Decision support tools (DST) such as HERON can show how policies can work or give a future outcome and then use AMS to evaluate all policy options or more appropriate for the national framework to implement these policies (economy, behaviour, institutional partners, society). What do Computable General Equilibrium (CGE) models using data and behavioural variables of the demand side, offer to the impacts of Energy Efficiency (EE) policies? How hard is it to proceed with research on energy and climate change in a Hellenic university? Is it a failure if you have to leave members of the team behind due to lack of funds? Music: "Fortitude" by Lance Conrad Source: Storyblocks
29:31
October 04, 2020
Energy policy and roadmaps- Part 1
Energy policy and roadmaps- Part 1
In this episode and next Sunday, in "Energy policy and roadmaps- Part 2", I am with Dr Popi Konidari. Dr Konidari is Head of the Climate Change Policy Group (CCPG) of the Energy Policy and Development Centre, whose acronym in Greek is KEPA, at the National Kapodistrian University of Athens. In this first part of "Energy policy and roadmaps", we discuss: Why energy policy and in particular policy regarding renewables, is not implemented as quickly as possible based on the synergy among the policymakers, companies and local societies? Why does Greece lack a roadmap on energy policy and in particular that of renewables? Could the energy policy at a national level affect climate change? Are businesses that seek innovative solutions, not aware they exist in academia and research? Why is Greece lacking in the implementation of renewable energy technologies despite its academic capacity and research innovation at a national and international level? KEPA organises the 13th International Conference on "Energy and Climate Change" between the 7 and 9 of October 2020. Music: "Epic success story" by Mario Lucian Andreano Source: Storyblocks
29:28
September 27, 2020
Becoming an academic in chemical engineering
Becoming an academic in chemical engineering
A little bit about becoming an academic in chemical engineering and wondering what would be the steps or the environment that would allow especially engineers, scientists and future entrepreneurs to pinpoint their uniqueness and individual talent and potential? Please, leave your comments or message your feedback to Twitter @greek_global, Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/globalgreekinfluence/ or LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/panagiota-pimenidou-logos-ethos-pathos-19759318/ Music: "Epic success story" by Mario Lucian Andreano               "Fortitude" by Lance Conrad Source: Storyblocks
09:10
September 21, 2020
Research, Innovation and Technology in Greece
Research, Innovation and Technology in Greece
In this episode, my guest is Dr Christos Dimas, the deputy minister of Development and Investments, in charge of Research, Innovation and Technology. Christos talks about developing an effective innovation-ecosystem and a long-term development strategy in linking development and investment with research. Pre-requisites are (i) the improvement of the regulatory and business environment and (ii) a reform of the Greek R&D system, which the current government addresses but has not been done as intensively in the past, through: Re-organising the National Council of Research, Technology and Innovation. The Innovation District in Athens and ThessIntec 4th Generation Technology Park in Thessaloniki. The portal for Ecosystem Innovation “Elevate Greece”. The transnational Agreements on Cooperation in Research, Technology, Development and Innovation. The synergy between the Universities Technology Transfer Centers, the Ecosystem Innovation “Elevate Greece” and the Innovation districts in Athens and Thessaloniki. Music: "Fortitude" by Lance Conrad Source: Storyblocks
34:59
August 30, 2020
Geopolitics at the Eastern Mediterranean- Part 2
Geopolitics at the Eastern Mediterranean- Part 2
In the second part of the episode “Geopolitics at the Eastern Mediterranean” recorded on the 27th of July 2020, Kleanthis Kyriakidis (AUE- American University of Emirates) talks about #Turkey and #Russia mixing #politics with #religion, the #delimitation of #maritime boundaries between #Greece and Turkey, the #EU and its lack of support to its member states, #Greece and #Cyprus based on #Turkey ’s provocations, #illegitimate and #unlawful actions, the role of the new government and that of France in the Geopolitics at the Eastern Mediterranean. Music: "Reel" by Adrian Berenguer Source: Storyblocks
30:36
August 23, 2020
Geopolitics at the Eastern Mediterranean- Part 1
Geopolitics at the Eastern Mediterranean- Part 1
I met again Kleanthis Kyriakidis, Associate Professor at the American University of Emirates #AUE, Department Chair of the BA in #Security and #Strategic Studies and recorded this episode on 27- July-2020, before the #EEZ #agreement between #Egypt and #Greece. In the first part of the episode, we talk about #Turkey ’s #revisionism at the Eastern Mediterranean, the #arabworld and the role of #Qatar, Greece and Egypt relations, #Putin and #Erdogan in #Syria and #Libya. Next Sunday, on 23-August-2020, in the second part of the episode, we talk about the #EU and its lack of support to its member states, #Greece and #Cyprus based on #Turkey ’s provocations, #illegitimate and #unlawful actions. Music: "Reel" by Adrian Berenguer Source: Storyblocks
30:13
August 16, 2020
Frontiers in Chemical Engineering
Frontiers in Chemical Engineering
Professor Greg Stephanopoulos, the Willard Henry Dow Professor of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology in the School of Chemical Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), talks about: · biotechnology and metabolic engineering; · sustainability and the chemical industry; · what chemical engineers bring to biotechnology and metabolic engineering; · weblabs in chemical engineering programmes; · the role models and mentors; · how academic Institutions can power economic growth; · the academia as a stakeholder in entrepreneurship; · sustaining personal and professional excellence and high standards; · lessons for making Greece a technological hub.
38:16
August 02, 2020
Strategic changes in global affairs- Culture and history in diplomacy
Strategic changes in global affairs- Culture and history in diplomacy
Themistoklis Zanidis, a retired officer of the Hellenic Navy, author at hellenicdailynewsny.com, a news blog for the Hellenic Diaspora in US, Canada, and the World, now a research intern at the Institute of International Relations in Greece, studied Cultural Studies (of Hellenic Civilization) and soon to start Masters on Global Policies and UN at Rutgers University in the US, is our episode's guest. We talk about: the importance of culture and history in diplomacy, the selling and Achilles heel points of the Chinese strategic culture, the pitfalls for the African and the Middle-East countries relations with China, the introvert EU, the new block of China, Russia, and Turkey and the transition of the UN in its global role.
31:33
July 19, 2020
International business, arts, entrepreneurship and disruptive innovation
International business, arts, entrepreneurship and disruptive innovation
How Pablo Picasso and George Braque, who revolutionised modernism by developing cubism can inform collaboration in international business? Is an entrepreneur born or made? What is the key to women entrepreneurship? How risky is innovation considered for international businesses? Professor Emmanuella Plakoyiannaki is an extrovert, internationally oriented individual, a citizen of the world who absorbs the positive aspects picking up at different locales and a visual person researching the synergy between arts and international business. She is Chair of International Business at the University of Vienna, in Austria and Visiting Professor at Leeds University Business School, in the UK.
52:11
June 21, 2020
CO2 emissions- Expectations and reality
CO2 emissions- Expectations and reality
A monologue on CO2 emissions, transportation, the oil industry, the biofuel industry, governments, the UN, the EU, the academia, research and innovation and the lack of groundbreaking technologies.
10:54
June 07, 2020
A psychologist’s entrepreneurial journey: From Greece to the Netherlands
A psychologist’s entrepreneurial journey: From Greece to the Netherlands
Vivian Chiona is a psychologist specialised in Child and Adolescent Psychology and Health Psychology. Vivian is the founder and CEO of the expatnest.com. We talk about: - why it is important to have someone who trusts you and lifts you up; - the importance of acknowledging our achievements and be equally happy for those of others; - the significance of being appreciated professionally; - that our time is short and precious to be wasted in a toxic work environment or a relationship; - the steps to identify the main characteristics of the right partner (https://www.expatnest.com/love-and-the-right-match-for-you/); - women challenges based on misconceptions by others or within themselves.
29:54
May 31, 2020
Medicine, Culture and History: From Pontus to the world
Medicine, Culture and History: From Pontus to the world
Dr Kyriaki Sonidou is a doctor specialised in Cardiology and a graduate of Law, co-founder and President of the Pontian Society of the United Kingdom, President of the Hellenic Medical Society of the UK, Goodwill Ambassador and Head of Health Diplomacy in the UK of the Hellenic Institute of Cultural Diplomacy. Dr Sonidou talks about COVID-19, the obstacles to overcome for the internationalisation of the Pontian Genocide, why women still face challenges professionally, how success comes by following the flow and if one kicks you down is a push forward.
51:41
May 24, 2020
19 May 2020- Remembrance Day of the Pontian (Greek) Genocide
19 May 2020- Remembrance Day of the Pontian (Greek) Genocide
What would the present and future be, if we did not carry within us, the past as lessons, the lessons of life? History is the lessons of life; our own lives and the lives of others, of whom we are descendants.
07:02
May 19, 2020
Becoming an entrepreneur and super- connecting Technology in the UK
Becoming an entrepreneur and super- connecting Technology in the UK
How did Kosta Mavroulakis at the age of 16 realised he wanted to become an entrepreneur, in his early 20s the Digital Development Director of the National Association of College and University Entrepreneurs (NACUE) securing £3.5m from the UK Government’s Department of Business, Innovation and Skills and now super connecting the Technology industry?
51:07
May 11, 2020
Beyond time and technology
Beyond time and technology
I meet again with Marios Koutsoukos to talk about pandemics in fiction novels and reality, as experienced by the human mind, regardless of time, space, social and technological achievements. “The Last Man” vs “The masque of the red death”: revealing our true selves and our finding our purpose vs being consumed by events.
37:14
May 03, 2020
Leadership in Technology: Science or Politics?
Leadership in Technology: Science or Politics?
Vasileios Inglezakis, a fellow chemical engineer, with miles of experience in research business and the academia, talks to the Global Greek Influence from Kazakhstan, about the magic of zeoponics and their importance to the following Mars mission, that technology has been lobbied but should remain the creative field of a researcher, the future of humanity is found in the bio- and info- technology and why the latter should not compromise the freedom of humanity, which remains our number one value. 
43:30
April 12, 2020
Hellenic-American civic engagement and energy deals. New opportunities?
Hellenic-American civic engagement and energy deals. New opportunities?
Evangelos Karambelas, born in Greece, raised in Canada, currently living in the US and senior analyst for an investment platform focusing on US power generation assets talks about how the Hellenic American Leadership Council (HALC) establishes and secures energy deals in the East Meditteranean between Greece, Cyprus, Israel and the US, his fellowship with the Clean Energy Leadership Institute (CELI), why it is a good time to invest in renewable energy infrastructure during the pandemic and the difference between being constantly curious and aimlessly curious, as a constant distraction. 
43:28
April 05, 2020
Academic- intelligence, national security and the coronavirus
Academic- intelligence, national security and the coronavirus
Yannis (John) Nomikos, a sociologist, specialised in business intelligence consultancy regarding security issues in the Balkans, North Africa and Mediterranean region, founder and director of the ThinkTank Research Institute for European and American Studies (RIEAS) (www.rieas.gr) talks about national security, the tensions in the Greek- Turkish borders and Dr Shohan's (former senior analyst in Israeli Defence Forces- IDF military intelligence and the Ministry of Defence, a specialist in chemical and biological warfare in the Middle East and worldwide) article titled "China and Viruses: The Case of Dr Xiangguo Qiu".
57:08
March 29, 2020
The pre- birthday podcast: Reflection by self-isolation
The pre- birthday podcast: Reflection by self-isolation
My thoughts on the coronavirus, “From the Earth to the moon” and the American Space Program, the flu pandemics, Democritus “atom theory of the Universe” and Aristotle, "pleonexia" and David Icke.
10:15
March 22, 2020
Challenged living abroad and craving to change your career?
Challenged living abroad and craving to change your career?
How to successfully navigate the challenges and opportunities associated with discovering a dream career and adapting to a new country? Dominika Miernik, career coach and business idea generator discusses how motivation, rewarding, permission to allow flexibility to ourselves, plunge into the local culture when living abroad will enable us to make significant changes to our professional and personal lives.
43:18
March 09, 2020
Outspoken on temporary news
Outspoken on temporary news
A solocast on the past 48 hours events taking place at the borders of Greece-Turkey. All humans are political beings, and as such, I express my personal opinion by reading about the events, not the news published and statements as non-expert but solely conveying my opinion as a democratic civilian who seeks the truth. On Turkey, Syria, Greece and the bully Sultan (aka dictator) Erdogan.
12:11
March 01, 2020
A Greek in the Middle East: from the Hellenic Navy to the Academia- History and Politics
A Greek in the Middle East: from the Hellenic Navy to the Academia- History and Politics
Kleanthis Kyriakidis, proud of his Pontic and Islandic ancestry, an assistant professor at the American University in UAE and former captain of the Greek (Hellenic) Navy, talks about the Middle East, misconceptions, objectivity through history and priorities in life.
55:32
February 23, 2020
Belief in engineering and be true to oneself
Belief in engineering and be true to oneself
Dimitris Ipsakis, Assistant Professor, at the School of Production Engineering and Management, talks about renewable energy, God's place in science, and what part of our character is decisive to choosing our profession or specialisation to feel more powerful.
39:10
February 16, 2020
Stoicism in the engineering academia and living abroad
Stoicism in the engineering academia and living abroad
I met Tassos Natsakis to talk about what it means living without nationality; that different cultures are alternative perspectives of universal human values, stoicism bringing mindfulness and that "the grass is not greener on the other side". Tassos was born in Thessaloniki, lived in Belgium, now located in Romania with his wife and son. As a mechanical and biomedical engineer, he works in the field of robotic rehabilitation
41:13
February 07, 2020
Meeting other than Greek ex-pats (part 4)- Nelson Zambrano: from the US army and going back to Colombia, to "Invest in America" and collaboration with "Global Greek Influence"
Meeting other than Greek ex-pats (part 4)- Nelson Zambrano: from the US army and going back to Colombia, to "Invest in America" and collaboration with "Global Greek Influence"
In this episode, Nelson Zambrano collaborated with Global Greek Influence. Nelson was born in the US by Colombian parents, moved briefly to Colombia during his childhood. He talked about his life lessons in the US army when he revisited Colombia, the impact 9/11 had in his decisions, how he got into the Real Estate business and his podcast "Invest in America", and why our actions determine our feelings.
53:23
February 07, 2020
Meeting other than Greek ex-pats (part 3)- Victor Osioh: From Nigeria to the UK and the Diaspora Chiefs
Meeting other than Greek ex-pats (part 3)- Victor Osioh: From Nigeria to the UK and the Diaspora Chiefs
Meeting with Victor Osioh of the "Diaspora Chiefs" podcast: "We are all connected in search of happiness". "Happinness is infectious and a choice, connecting to people is a choice". "Resilience comes from owneship of ourselves". "Success is about being happy of the path we choose". 
34:38
February 06, 2020
Meeting other than Greek ex-pats (part 2)- Marijana May: From Croatia to Thailand and within
Meeting other than Greek ex-pats (part 2)- Marijana May: From Croatia to Thailand and within
Marijana took control of her life by identifying her own needs and not others expectations. She now introduces us to "Busyness for Happiness". We are most productive by focusing on our ourselves and entrepreneurship is about our self-expression.
38:40
February 05, 2020
Meeting other than Greek ex-pats (part 1)- Matilda Tavanian: An Armenian born in Iran becoming international
Meeting other than Greek ex-pats (part 1)- Matilda Tavanian: An Armenian born in Iran becoming international
Matilda talks about her ex-pat story: how strangers can enlighten our lives, becoming a PR expert after studying law and now a podcaster with "Coffee with Matilda- A journey to self", connecting us to our true selves which reflects our professional journey. Things happen for a reason; what we perceive as bad moments can save us from disasters.
33:52
February 02, 2020
A Greek, young academic living and working abroad
A Greek, young academic living and working abroad
Dr Dimitrios Kotziampasis talks about how he meets challenges in the academic environment, the Greek academia vs UK university, and how persistence, respect and values give one perspective in multidisciplinary engineering.
44:41
January 27, 2020
Challenges in entrepreneurship of Communicating Science
Challenges in entrepreneurship of Communicating Science
What if you decide to quit active research and communicate Science instead? Theo Anagnostopoulos, the founder of SciCo, talks about his journey and challenges he meets personally and professionally.
19:41
January 19, 2020
Battles in life and history: no regrets
Battles in life and history: no regrets
Marios Koutsoukos, an author of fantasy, historical fiction and non-fiction and lyrics writer of Greek and international extreme heavy metal bands, talks about how history inspires fantasy and vice versa, turning history and fantasy into lyrics and books. Motto: Die with no regrets.
37:43
January 16, 2020
Kept inspired
Kept inspired
I always thought there is more to having a career. Life is about dreaming and dreaming brings creation.
04:41
December 27, 2019