The history of SciFY

George Giannakopoulos has been a researcher in the field of Artificial Intelligence in Greece and North Italy for several years. Works as a programmer and consultant for over 15 years and collaborates with researchers from both sides of the Atlantic. What he experienced as a researcher was beyond his imagination. As he describes it:

" The EU is investing billions of euros in research programs. Consortia research institutions and large companies get huge amounts and develop amazing technologies. Technologies that require only a few months of work to be turned into excellent products, that are even able to change our lives. But most of them remain unused for years within the walls of the institutions that created them. It seems crazy, but it is very rare for someone to take over the little work that remains to bring top research results to everyday life. Moreover, the researchers usually can simply not understand the impact that a technology product can have in daily life, if applied in a friendly and accessible way.”

His desire was to change this. So, along with his dear friend Vassilis (Salapatas), they decided to bridge this gap between research and society. In 2012 they founded SciFY (Science For You), a not-for-profit organization that does exactly that: it uses research results, and forms a community of entrepreneurs, volunteers, researchers and end-users to create useful products, in order to solve real problems. And then offers them to everyone for free.

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SciFY co-forms the European Framework of Artificial Intelligence

SciFY co-forms the European Framework of Artificial Intelligence

On Wednesday, April 29, 2020, Dr. George Giannakopoulos, Co-Founder and CEO of SciFY participated in the first meeting of the...

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Global award for SciFY for its assistive technologies

Global award for SciFY for its assistive technologies

The joy and emotion are incredible!How can you share the joy of a global award?The Games for the Blind that...

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Inclusion in VET using technology - Ready checklists for VET…

Inclusion in VET using technology - Ready checklists for VET providers

Since a number of years, organisations active in vocational education and training (VET) throughout Europe try to become more inclusive,...

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SHAPES: SciFY in the EU's pioneering € 21 million project…

SHAPES: SciFY in the EU's pioneering € 21 million project for active ageing

What an incredible joy! We are kicking off the EU project "SHAPES"! Will you ask us “what is this you...

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SciFY in the top 5% of Greek NGO

SciFY in the top 5% of Greek NGO

#SciFY is on the top 5% of the NGOs in Greece in terms of:- Transparency- Organization and- EffectivenessAccording to Thallis II Evaluation that held...

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How to make vocational education and training accessible to all?

How to make vocational education and training accessible to all?

The challenge: People with disabilities continue to be disproportionately excluded from the labour market Europe-wide. Vocational education and training (VET)...

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Conference on Young Entrepreneurship: It's up to us

Conference on Young Entrepreneurship: It's up to us

Employment, Investments and Entrepreneurship in the European Union SciFY participated in the conference: "Employment - Investing & Entrepreneurship in the EU"...

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Impact Update November 2018

Impact Update November 2018

We continue to share our impact with you! We are surpassed a total of 70,000 Beneficiaries! Your support is our strength to...

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Journalists: Guilty or Innocent?

Journalists: Guilty or Innocent?

Guilty or Innocent | Are journalists part of the political story rather than its narrators?To whom are they accountable? Free entrance...

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