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Wednesday, 09 May 2018

Να σε ενημερώσουμε λοιπόν ότι θα συνεχίσεις να λαμβάνεις email από εμάς.

Εάν όμως κάποια στιγμή θέλεις να διαγραφείς από την λίστα ή να αλλάξεις τα στοιχεία σου θα βρεις το αντίστοιχο Link στο τελευταίο email που έλαβες από εμάς!

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Wednesday, 02 May 2018

These are good news! We reached 50,000+ beneficiaries!

But only with your support we can continue. Let's do even more, together! Support us here


Friday, 20 April 2018

We ALL participate in class!

Just before the end of 2017 we installed at the Special Elementary School for the Blind in Kallithea, our application: ICStudy, ehich allows to students with limited vision to see what it is written on the board and read their electronic books. Basically, to participate in class!

We discussed about the pilot and the future improvements. We want to thank one more time KEAT (Special Elementary School for the Blind in Kallithea) that gives us the chance to achieve this goal: accessible education for all!

Friday, 20 April 2018

On December 9th Mr. Vassilis Giannakopoulos, Marketing & Impact Manager of SciFY presented our Assistive Technology projects on a talk show of the Greek Parliament Channel in a discussion about the enhancement of accessibility through education and technology. 

Watch the show here (in Greek): 

Thursday, 12 April 2018

SciFY created a new software component for text and data mining, VineSum, addressed to developers who want to build applications in the area of agriculture & biodiversity. This innovative tool is part of the OpenMinTed infrastructure and it is ideal for researchers, consumer behaviour analysts, wine distributors, etc.

What is OpenMinTed?

OpenMinTed is an Open Mining Infrastructure for Text & Data that in the beginning of 2018 was searching for innovative applications and systems such as: new text mining, text analytics, or information extraction components and ready-to-use applications.

In this context SciFY joined the call and created VineSum. But what is VineSum?

What is VineSum?

VineSum is an open source executable software component that, given a collection of documents, it:

  1. Recognizes named entities (Named Entity Recognition), identifying four entity types:
    1. Vine varieties
    2. Persons
    3. Locations
    4. Dates
  2. Clusters documents into events, related to wine varieties but also to events.
  3. Exploits named entity recognition components, especially evolved to facilitate the use case.

VineSum’s main objective is to serve as a software component that is being offered to end-users in order to build applications in the area of agriculture & biodiversity. But how VineSum can be used?

How you can use VineSum?

Via the OpenMinTed platform, a user that doesn’t have programming experience or  specialized knowledge on natural language processing and data mining algorithms, can:

  1. Select a set of documents (corpus)
  2. Select the VineSum component
  3. Select any other components from the platform that may be needed
  4. Run an analysis pipeline via the OpenMinTed platform and use the output in order to categorize/summarize the information and/or discover any hidden or new knowledge.

So there you are: a free and innovative software tool for analyzing texts and data on your fingertips.

In the next few weeks we will share a tutorial for using VineSum. In the meantime check the VineSum’s source code here and stay tuned for more.


Tuesday, 10 April 2018

Recently we celebrated our 6th anniversary!

48,000+ beneficiaries, 20+ projects, participation in 50+ educational and awareness activities!

But only with your support we can go on. But only with your support we can continue. Let's do even more, together! Support us here εδώ


Wednesday, 28 February 2018

When was the last time you heard something good? 

#SciFY #WhereGoodThingsHappen

Although it was the shortest month of the year... We managed to break the barrage of 40,000 benefactors!

Together we can offer much more. Support us here

Friday, 01 December 2017

We continue to increase our impact.

The number of people benefiting from our projects and actions has surpassed 31,500!!!

Continue to support us!

Monday, 01 January 2018

The best news for the new year!

Up to 37,000 People and Organizations have benefited from our actions and projects!

Together we can offer much more. Support us here

Friday, 26 January 2018
Last Friday, we went to Sofia to show the first results of our Erasmus+ project "Quality Assurance in VET for Learners with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)“. Showing the results of more than 15 months of hard work from the project partners (eight institutions from 5 countries), was a fantastic opportunity for professionals, European and State authorities to meet and exchange practical knowledge.
Tens of professionals attended the European Seminar, where they had the opportunity to learn:
  • Both European Union and Bulgarian priorities and actions regarding inclusive education 
  • The results of our cross-country research on best practices of VET schools regarding ADHD, 
  • Success factors stemming from our research
  • Challenges the teachers face and practical tools they can use
  • The Quality Assurance indicators and self assessment tool we developed
  • Our online tool and guidance on how to use it
Teachers and related professionals discussed with us about the results and said they are eager to use the online tool and take the first steps for school self-improvement.
Well, this is actually what we were hoping for!
Learn more here:

The project is funded by the ERASMUS+ PROGRAMME - KA2 - Cooperation for Innovation and the Exchange of Good Practices - Strategic Partnerships for vocational education and training, AGREEMENT NUMBER – 2016-1-BG01-KA202-023714

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