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By Panagiota Pimenidou

Brace yourselves, because we are not just back – we are back with a bang!
I am Panagiota Pimenidou (PhD in hydrogen production, MEng in Chemical Engineering), with over 15 years in international academia. The Global Greek Influence podcast brings together technology through research, innovation, the economy, geopolitics, entrepreneurship and (yes) history, which define and address our current and future challenges on earth and (possibly) in space. Inspiring views, unchartered perspectives, that make the difference.

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Global Greek InfluenceOct 23, 2022

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AI Horizons: Forecasting Tomorrow

AI Horizons: Forecasting Tomorrow

With Professor Dimitris Drikakis, VP for Global Partnerships and Executive Director for Research and Innovation at the University of Nicosia in Cyprus, and the Defence and Security Research Institute President, we explore the frontiers of artificial intelligence (AI) through the fields of safety, the potential environmental impacts of intensified space exploration in the upper layers of our atmosphere, and the transformative intersections of AI with physics and health crises. Occasionally, we drift away by discussing correlation and causation in scientific research and life, nuclear power in geopolitics, and healthcare in politics.

As we draw our discussion to a close, Professor Drikakis, who was also my guest in the episode 'The AI Age of Predictions', offers a glimpse into the key factor in the future application of AI set to revolutionise the field.


Episodes Topics and Guests Curated and Investigated by Panagiota Pimenidou.


You can follow the Global Greek Influence podcast on ⁠⁠Facebook⁠⁠, ⁠⁠X⁠⁠ (Twitter), and ⁠⁠LinkedIn⁠⁠ for more insights on topics covered in the weekly episodes. Subscribe to the podcast's ⁠⁠YouTube⁠⁠ channel to not miss upcoming live interviews where you can ask your questions to our guests. Also, giving your review on your favorite podcasting platform gives me strength to bring you more dedicated content. To stay in the loop with biweekly newsletters or becoming a guest, visit the podcast's website at ⁠⁠www.global-greek-influence.com⁠⁠.

Dec 03, 202341:31
Mastering the 4th Industrial Information: Navigating the AI Landscape of Today and Tomorrow

Mastering the 4th Industrial Information: Navigating the AI Landscape of Today and Tomorrow

In this episode, we dive deep into "Mastering the 4th Industrial Information: Navigating the AI Landscape of Today and Tomorrow" Ever wondered why AI is not a new concept? Tune in to discover the 1940s AI roots & the emergence of programmable digital computers. Curious about the evolution of AI-assisted chat? What's new in AI? How does AI impact our daily interactions? Now, there is more! Let's explore the groundbreaking insights from experts in the field!

  • How different are programming languages and machine learning? Nikos Sarantinoudis, a researcher at the Technical University of Crete (Greece), gives us a comprehensive breakdown.


  • Professor Alexandros Nikitas from the University of Huddersfield (UK) explains why Artificial Intelligence is paving the way for more sustainable transport and enhancing the safety of Connected and Autonomous Vehicles (CAVs).
  • With Professor Ioannis Athanasiadis from Wageningen University (Netherlands) as we explore how farmers can benefit from AI. Discover the transformative impact of Artificial Intelligence on agriculture and the future of farming products.


  • Dr. Spyros Kasapis from NASA Ames Advanced Supercomputing Division (USA) shares insights on how machine learning accelerates space travel. Learn how AI is revolutionising data analysis for space exploration.


  • Professor Vasilis Katos, Head of BU-CERT (UK), discusses the key areas where AI could enhance cybersecurity. Explore the intersection of Artificial Intelligence and cyberdefense to safeguard our digital landscape.


Extras And as a special treat, we offer additional episodes for your listening pleasure: Dr. Constantine Stratakis, a leader in precision medicine, explains how AI is transforming healthcare. Listen to "Precision Medicine and Circular Healthcare" for insights on how AI aids in prevention, prediction, diagnosis, and treatment: Interested in the intersection of gaming, social media, and AI? Professor Marinos Themistocleous in the episode "Blockchain: Revolutionising the Future Digital Economy and Society" delves into the revolution brought about by decentralising AI and NFTs in Blockchain. Explore the future of the digital economy and society.

Ready for a mind-blowing journey through the AI landscape? Don't miss out on these insightful conversations! Tune in on Spotify and let's navigate the future together.


#AIRevolution #GlobalGreekInfluence #PodcastJourney

Nov 26, 202326:49
Exploring the Path of Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Exploring the Path of Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Join me today for a fascinating conversation with Dr. Costas Andriopoulos, Professor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Bayes Business School, City, University of London, and author of 'Purposeful Curiosity: How asking the right questions will change your life.'


We explore:

1. the relationship between innovation and risk-taking,

2. fostering curiosity within an organisation,

3. the key characteristics of successful entrepreneurs and how to cultivate them.


Professor Andriopoulos, who actively shares insights on social media, including LinkedIn, emphasizes the transformative power of curiosity.

Take away: "Without risks and the discomfort of newness that curiosity enables, there cannot be creative and intellectual breakthroughs".


Don't miss out on this enlightening episode!

Nov 19, 202343:25
From Linear to Circular: Policy Matters
Nov 12, 202348:33
Predictive Medicine in Endocrinology: Genetic Signatures to Cracking the Code of Hormonal Health

Predictive Medicine in Endocrinology: Genetic Signatures to Cracking the Code of Hormonal Health

Dr. Constantine Stratakis is a renowned endocrinologist and leader in the field of precision medicine, known for using genetic tools to target genetic defects causing human diseases. He holds various international professorships, including at the Mayo Clinic (US) and the European University of Cyprus.


With Dr. Stratakis, I discuss precision medicine in endocrinology, focusing on genetic markers, emerging technologies, and diagnostic tools for disease prediction.


Topics include:

  • Hashimoto's Thyroiditis,
  • the role of the vitamin D receptor, and
  • the complexities of thyroid disorders.

Also

  • Challenges of identifying and managing psychiatric, endocrine, and autoimmune diseases in both children and adults are explored.
  • The intricate relationship between human molecular genetics and pituitary tumors is examined.
  • Diagnosing multiple endocrine neoplasias before the full integration of predictive medicine.

  • You can catch up with past episodes of the Global Greek Influence podcast with Dr Stratakis in the list below:


    You can follow the Global Greek Influence podcast on ⁠Facebook⁠, ⁠X⁠ (Twitter), and ⁠LinkedIn⁠ for more insights on topics covered in the weekly episodes. Subscribe to the podcast's ⁠YouTube⁠ channel to not miss upcoming live interviews where you can ask your questions to our guests. Also, giving your review on your favorite podcasting platform gives me strength to bring you more dedicated content. To stay in the loop with biweekly newsletters or becoming a guest, visit the podcast's website at ⁠www.global-greek-influence.com⁠.


    Nov 05, 202342:47
    Journey Through Genocide: Unveiling Denial, Fascination, and Recognition (Postponed) and preview of Advancements in Predictive Medicine in Endocrinology

    Journey Through Genocide: Unveiling Denial, Fascination, and Recognition (Postponed) and preview of Advancements in Predictive Medicine in Endocrinology

    Unexpected developments have led to a change in our scheduled episode. Instead, I am thrilled to announce that I share my viewpoint on the main challenges faced in the international recognition of the Pontic Greek genocide, its profound importance to Hellenism throughout history, and the impactful consequences of denial.

    Stay tuned for updates on the rescheduled date of the "Journey Through Genocide: Unveiling Denial, Fascination, and Recognition" episode with Professor Stefan Ihrig!


    You can catch up with past episodes of the Global Greek Influence podcast dedicated to the Pontic Greeks and the genocide of this ancient Greek population of Asia Minor in the list below:

    Additionally, you can enjoy a preview of next week's episode, "Predictive Medicine in Endocrinology: Genetic Signatures to Cracking the Genetic Code of Hormonal Health", with Dr. Constantine Stratakis.

    Join us as we discuss the latest advancements in genetic markers, emerging technologies, and diagnostic tools that can help predict disease progression and identify individuals at higher risk.

    Dr. Stratakis has previously spoken on the Global Greek Influence podcast in episodes titled "Advancing Future Precision Medicine" and "Precision Medicine and Circular Healthcare".

    Stay tuned for updates on the rescheduling of this episode, and in the meantime, enjoy our exploration of advancements in predictive medicine in endocrinology next week. Thank you for your understanding and continued support.

    You can follow the Global Greek Influence podcast on Facebook, X (Twitter), and LinkedIn for more insights on topics covered in the weekly episodes. Subscribe to the podcast's YouTube channel to not miss upcoming live interviews where you can ask your questions to our guests. Also, giving your review on your favorite podcasting platform gives me strength to bring you more dedicated content. To stay in the loop with biweekly newsletters or becoming a guest, visit the podcast's website at www.global-greek-influence.com.

    Oct 29, 202313:52
    Blockchain: Revolutionising the Future Digital Economy and Society

    Blockchain: Revolutionising the Future Digital Economy and Society

    In this podcast episode, we explore the transformative power of blockchain, the Metaverse, and NFTs in shaping the future digital economy (e-business) and society.

    Professor Marinos Themistocleous (Director at the Institute for the Future, Associate Dean of the School of Business, Department of Digital Innovation, University of Nicosia in Cyprus) discusses the countless applications and implications of these technologies, including their impact on entertainment, arts, energy and healthcare and various industries:


    - how blockchain technology revolutionised the gambling industry, with benefits and risks in transparency and security,

    - how education is key in integrating blockchain and the Metaverse to organisations,

    - the intersection of the metaverse and blockchain,

    - the long-term viability of NFTs (Non-Fungible Tokens),

    - the most exciting or impactful blockchain technology trends, beyond cryptocurrencies.


    The University of Nicosia offers unique MSc programs in Metaverse and Blockchain and Digital Currency, paving the way for future innovation and expertise in these fields.


    Oct 22, 202354:26
    Navigating the Complexities of Digital Twins: Challenges and Opportunities for Processes Efficiency

    Navigating the Complexities of Digital Twins: Challenges and Opportunities for Processes Efficiency

    Welcome to an exclusive episode of our podcast, available only to our valued subscribers on Spotify. In this episode, I have the pleasure of sitting down with Nikolaos Sarantinoudis, a distinguished Researcher at the Technical University of Crete in Greece.


    Nikos is a member of the esteemed Industrial and Digital Innovations Research Group, a team of brilliant minds from various disciplines dedicated to revolutionizing process engineering, circular economy, environmental engineering, and digital innovation.


    During our conversation, Nikos shares his profound knowledge and insights into the potential of digital twins in optimizing processes and enhancing supply chains in electric vehicles and the chemical industry. With his expertise in autonomous navigation and electric vehicle charging, Nikos takes us on a captivating journey into the realm of digital twins.


    But that's not all. Nikos also offers a glimpse into the future of research, highlighting the integration of machine learning and the pivotal role of researchers in today's dynamic academic, industrial, and entrepreneurial landscape.


    Join us as we delve deep into the fascinating world of digital twins, exploring their potential for resource efficiency and unveiling the exciting possibilities they bring for researchers. This insightful conversation with Nikos Sarantinoudis is not to be missed.


    Tune in to this exclusive episode, available only on Spotify, and prepare to broaden your horizons.

    Oct 16, 202338:29
    Navigating the Complexities of Digital Twins: Challenges and Opportunities for Processes Efficiency

    Navigating the Complexities of Digital Twins: Challenges and Opportunities for Processes Efficiency

    In this episode, I sit down with Nikolaos Sarantinoudis, a Researcher at the Technical University of Crete in Greece. Nikos is part of the Industrial and Digital Innovations Research Group, a team of multi-disciplinary researchers focused on process engineering, circular economy, environmental engineering, and digital innovation.

    With his expertise in autonomous navigation and electric vehicle charging, Nikos discusses the potential of digital twins in optimising processes and improving supply chains in electric vehicles and the chemical industry. He also shares his vision for future research, including the integration of machine learning and the role of researchers in today's academic, industrial and entrepreneurial environment.

    Join us as we delve into the world of digital twins, resource efficiency, and the exciting possibilities for researchers in the future. Don't miss this insightful conversation with Nikos Sarantinoudis.

    Oct 15, 202340:54
    Cleaner Skies and Smarter Sensors: Innovations in Aerospace Technology

    Cleaner Skies and Smarter Sensors: Innovations in Aerospace Technology

    Tune in to this episode of the Global Greek Influence podcast to learn more about the innovations in aerospace technology and the efforts towards achieving cleaner skies and smarter sensors.


    Episode Highlights:

    • The challenges in aerospace towards energy transition and net zero emissions
    • The importance of sustainable aviation fuels and improvements in aircraft design and efficiency
    • The integration of new and emerging technologies in reducing greenhouse gas emissions
    • The role of advanced sensors in transforming the aerospace industry
    • The potential of nanotechnology and multifunctional nanomaterials in various fields
    • The strategic approach of small countries like Luxembourg in research and innovation

    Guest: Dr. Alexandros Gerakis - Senior Research & Technology Associate at the Luxembourg Institute of Science & Technology (LIST)

    Hostess: Panagiota Pimenidou

    Podcast Platforms: Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Amazon Music, AnchorFm, and 7 more podcasting platforms

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    Subscribe and review the podcast to support the Global Greek Influence community.



    Oct 08, 202324:25
    Unleashing the Power of Technology, Research, and Innovation: New Season Begins in October

    Unleashing the Power of Technology, Research, and Innovation: New Season Begins in October

    Get ready to embark on an extraordinary journey as the new season of the Global Greek Influence podcast takes off! Brace yourself for a mind-bending experience filled with thought-provoking views and uncharted perspectives that have the power to truly make a difference in your life.

    But hold on, we have so much more in store for you! Prepare to be captivated by a lineup of episodes that will leave you spellbound.

    From the groundbreaking innovations of smarter sensors in #aerospace #technology, to the revolutionary potential of #blockchain and the #Metaverse, and even the awe-inspiring power of predictive #medicine in endocrinology and #digitaltwins, I have curated a wide range of topics with expert guests who will expand your knowledge and challenge your perceptions.

    This is just the beginning of an epic journey, with even more captivating episodes to come. Don't miss out on this groundbreaking season of the Global Greek Influence podcast.

    Take #action now - #subscribe, follow, and leave a review to show your support. Join our growing community and make your voice heard by leaving a voice message through Spotify. Suggest topics, recommend guests, or share your thoughts on the episodes. Your input matters, and together, we can shape the future of this extraordinary podcast.

    Oct 01, 202312:16
    Blue Sky Space Exploration: Aether

    Blue Sky Space Exploration: Aether

    The fascinating world of space exploration is guided by the single fundamental principle of humanity: curiosity. From taming the unknown that our ancestors tried to formulate through the descriptive narrations of science in philosophy and aether to

    • the future of space exploration,
    • understanding the origin of molecular oxygen in space, and
    • the human missions to the Moon and Mars,

    with Dr Spyros Kasapis, Dr Vassilis Inglezakis and Professor Konstantinos Giapis we seek answers, pushing boundaries, and embracing the spirit of discovery to unlock the mysteries that lie beyond our blue skies, to reach blue sky space exploration.

    Sep 24, 202332:00
    Beleri: Advocating for Human Rights of the Greek Minority in Albania

    Beleri: Advocating for Human Rights of the Greek Minority in Albania

    Join us as we unravel diplomacy and regional dynamics surrounding the prolonged detention of mayor-elect Dionysios #Beleri and the Greeks of North Epirus, with incredible guests: MEP Nikos Papandreou, legal expert Orestis Omran from DLA Piper, and the esteemed Dr. Kleanthis Kyriakidis from AUE! Get ready for a power-packed discussion surrounding:

    the rule of law in EU accession,

    the specific goals and objectives of the parties involved in navigating the Beleri arrest and expropriation of Northern Epirotes property,

    overcoming the challenges in diplomatic engagement

    and many more.

    Sep 17, 202352:48
    Navigating a hydrogen economy

    Navigating a hydrogen economy

    Do you want to gain a deeper understanding of the challenges, opportunities, and policy actions related to the transition toward a hydrogen economy?

    Do you want to stay informed about the latest developments, policies, and incentives that shape the future hydrogen economy?

    Then this episode is for you.


    Sep 10, 202314:04
    The Global Greek Influence podcast gears to the new season!

    The Global Greek Influence podcast gears to the new season!

    Exclusive for Subscribers on Spotify


    - focused audio and video episodes on current trends, diving into the fascinating world of technology and its research

    - exclusive sneak previews and special audio and video content only on Spotify


    Your support will not only enable me to continue creating quality episodes for all our followers but also unlock a whole new level of engagement and unique experiences for our subscribers.


    I will continue to provide free live broadcasts on YouTube, where you can tune in, engage with us, and be a part of the conversation.


    Join the conversation on Twitter using our dedicated hashtag. It's an opportunity for us to connect, share thoughts, and further explore the topics we discuss.


    Thank you for being a part of the Global Greek Influence podcast family. Your support means the world to me.

    Sep 04, 202303:20
    Game-Changing Green Hydrogen from the Oceans and Seas

    Game-Changing Green Hydrogen from the Oceans and Seas

    Join us as we explore the global sensation that hydrogen brings to the future economy, with major powers and countries placing their bets on this extraordinary element and its technologies.

    We look into:

    • an introduction of Green Hydrogen as a Versatile and Sustainable Energy Source


    In the full episode you will also find out about:

    • Major Powers and Countries Betting on Green Hydrogen
    • Green Hydrogen from Salt water: Cutting Edge Reseach and Innovation

    Buckle up and prepare to be amazed by the potential of green hydrogen to transform our world.

    Sep 03, 202304:54
    Game-Changing Green Hydrogen from the Oceans and Seas

    Game-Changing Green Hydrogen from the Oceans and Seas

    A game-changing 100% renewable energy carrier to transform our world:

    Join us as we explore the global sensation that hydrogen brings to the future economy, with major powers and countries placing their bets on this extraordinary element and its technologies.

    We look into:

    • Green Hydrogen as a Versatile and Sustainable Energy Source
    • Major Powers and Countries Betting on Green Hydrogen
    • Green Hydrogen from Salt water: Cutting Edge Reseach and Innovation

    Buckle up and prepare to be amazed by the potential of green hydrogen to transform our world.

    Sep 03, 202314:28
    Knowledge flow: Uncovering Trends in Knowledge Transfer

    Knowledge flow: Uncovering Trends in Knowledge Transfer

    In this episode, we explore the importance of knowledge transfer in driving innovation and economic growth from academia to industry and businesses. We investigate the challenges and barriers that research institutions, universities, and industries face in successfully transferring knowledge.

    The main points of discussion for creating a conducive environment for effective knowledge transfer include

    • Barriers to Successful Knowledge Transfer
    • Reevaluating Knowledge Transfer in Academia
    • Addressing the Lack of Data
    • The Problem with Incentives
    • Learning from Successful Examples


    Aug 27, 202318:38
    Podcast Recap: "Metaverse and the future of workplace" in Three Minutes

    Podcast Recap: "Metaverse and the future of workplace" in Three Minutes

    Exclusive for subscribers!

    Welcome to the Podcast Recap in this week's "Metaverse and the Future of Workplace".

    We explore Metaverse's origins, global connectivity, and seamless collaborations.

    Discover new work roles and practical applications.

    Embrace the transformative benefits, gain a competitive edge, and explore groundbreaking features.

    Join us for a packed short version of each week's episode and embark on key insights into today's and tomorrow's technology.

    Aug 21, 202303:47
    Metaverse and the future of workplace

    Metaverse and the future of workplace

    In this episode, we explore the concept of the Metaverse and its potential to revolutionise the future of work.

    We delve into the origins of the Metaverse, its impact on collaboration, the emergence of new work roles, and the creation of virtual work environments.

    We also discuss use cases of the Metaverse in the workplace, such as simulating co-presence and virtual learning.

    Embracing the metaverse may present challenges, but the transformative benefits outweigh the initial hurdles, giving businesses a competitive edge in the technology-driven future.

    • What is so groundbreaking about the Metaverse?
    • How canself-employed benefit from Metaverse?
    • Does Metaverse cost more to a business than its benefits?



    Aug 20, 202313:00
    Chemical Engineering: Transforming Global Challenges- Sustainability

    Chemical Engineering: Transforming Global Challenges- Sustainability

    A double episode about:

    • advancing and developing renewable energy technologies,
    • optimising resource management and the concept of a circular economy,
    • machine learning playing a key role,
    • identifying recycling opportunities, and designing closed-loop systems,
    • utilising 3D printing for resource efficiency and customized design.

    Featuring Professor Christos Maravelias (Princeton University, U.S.), Professor Konstantinos Kakosimos (Texas A&M University, Qatar), Professor Greg Stephanopoulos (MIT, U.S.) and Dr Steve Nitodas (Stony Brooks University, U.S.).

    We will be back with you in two Sundays, on 20 August 2023.

    Aug 06, 202340:06
    The European Innovation Strategy

    The European Innovation Strategy

    In this episode, we dig into innovation and explore the factors contributing to the European Innovation Strategy.

    • Scientific, engineering, and technological research vs business objectives.
    • What holds back the European Union from becoming the leader of transformative technologies across the globe?
    • Does the EU Innovation Strategy address how to make the most of its well-developed research infrastructure?
    • Is the EU a fast adopter of innovation?
    Jul 30, 202320:45
    The EU Space Blueprint

    The EU Space Blueprint

    What are the EU Space Blueprint (Strategy):

    • organisations and their goals,
    • vision,
    • partnerships?

    In this episode I explore the pillars of the EU Space Blueprint, how Europe outlines its future course in space.

    Jul 23, 202320:14
    Transport in the EU

    Transport in the EU

    We explore the significant role of transport in the EU and its importance for economic growth:

    • making transport more sustainable, efficient, and environmentally friendly,
    • the most innovative future technologies and systems such as the Internet of Things (IoT), cloud-based systems, 3D printing,
    • smart and sustainable mobility strategies and incentives,
    • the European Regional and Development Fund (ERDF) and the Cohesion Fund,
    • connected and autonomous mobility, and
    • the amalgamation of innovative policies and advanced scientific and engineering technologies funded through decades of research and development schemes.
    Jul 16, 202318:57
    Interdisciplinary research vs Synthesis research

    Interdisciplinary research vs Synthesis research

    Research and future challenges in the early 20th century shaped the engineering disciplines as we know them.

    Today, we are at the crossroads of changing the economy because of our future challenges and the emerging technologies developed or at the stage of conception.

    The revamped sciences and engineering fields are creating new research areas that unofficially merge to form synthesis research. This could lead to reshuffling the academic disciplines and professions, making them new, to create seemingly multidisciplinary fields but in truth produce synthesis research.


    Music: "Fortitude" by Humans Win

    Source: Storyblocks

    Jul 09, 202313:14
    Leap to Progress: Exploring the Link Between Innovation, Education, and Conflict

    Leap to Progress: Exploring the Link Between Innovation, Education, and Conflict

    In this podcast, technology, research and development, innovation, and entrepreneurship are the focus of talks and discussions, all elements of today’s world that can provide leaps to humanity.

    Yet, we see that progress is not evenly happening across the globe. We see many poor regions and countries where people do not have access to education, and conflicts often take place in many of them.

    Conflicts prohibit social progress and without social coherence, technological, educational and political progress is at stake. So, one might ask:

    • does poverty give birth to conflict and lack of education, or

    • is conflict responsible for poverty and a non-existing educational system or

    • does poor education give rise to poverty and create conflict?


    Music: "Fortitude" by Humans Win

    Source: Storyblocks


    Jul 02, 202315:24
    Transforming mentoring in business accelerators

    Transforming mentoring in business accelerators

    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:

    • What makes a business accelerator programme successful for supporting early-stage entrepreneurs becoming stable in the market?
    • Should actors, stakeholders and accelerator programme developers 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 is my viewpoint on transforming mentoring in business accelerators as key to the programmes' success for all.


    Music: "Fortitude" by Humans Win

    Source: Storyblocks

    Jun 25, 202312:02
    Atmospheric carbon removal

    Atmospheric carbon removal

    We explore the atmospheric carbon removal through:

    • why air carbon removal technologies can help where reforestation is not possible and how,
    • how Direct Air Capture (DAC) works,
    • why the cost of Direct Air Capture (DAC) is still high,
    • what bioenergy with carbon capture and storage (or else BECCS) technology is,
    • where we are at now if we implement every possible carbon dioxide removal strategy and technology.

    Stay tuned for next Sunday's episode examining an overlooked and least expected approach for achieving equity, health, prosperity and security.

    Jun 18, 202316:21
    Discoveries and R&D in the 2020s

    Discoveries and R&D in the 2020s

    Key areas & advancements from #agriculture & #transportation to cutting-edge technologies in #energy, #aerospace & beyond are outlined in this episode. We have also seen in past episodes how these developments are shaping our future and could potentially make our world a better, more sustainable and resilient place. You can always re-listen or listen to those episodes mentioned, or see the discoveries and #R&D in the 2020s from a different perspective and what to expect next: in this podcast and the real world.

    Jun 11, 202312:02
    Are zero emissions, zero?

    Are zero emissions, zero?

    In this episode we go shortly through some questions that really address the big question; that of “Are zero emissions, zero?”:

    • Are net zero and carbon neutral the same? 
    • What are the characteristics of an effective net zero emissions target?
    • Why is reducing real emissions preferable to achieving net zero emissions?
    • What steps can we take to reduce our carbon emissions?
    • Is implementing a net zero emissions target an effective approach towards addressing climate change?
    • Is there a global effort to achieve net-zero emissions?
    • How can we guarantee that commitments are translated into action?
    • Can we expect to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050 as planned?
    Jun 04, 202313:60
    Top Learn Moments

    Top Learn Moments

    Mimicking tissues and organs and fish dynamics, the forces of nature with simplicity and without simplification, maximising current technologies for more affordable offshore wind farms where population density is high and there is a shortage of available land, producing plant-based biofuels non-chemically are some of the top learning moments at the Global Greek Influence podcast.

    Researchers may speak with modesty, presenting the advantages and disadvantages of their work. This does not mean that their solutions are not beneficial; they are not businessmen or marketers.

    They produce patents that do not reach us because some industries might not want to invest in new processes and products as they prefer incremental improvements to their existing products and not real innovation.

    What researchers need is an equitable approach by funding bodies, technologies businesses andindustries. That is the definition of symbiosis, between humans and nature, between the present and future.

    #renewableenergy #healthcare #biofuels



    May 28, 202319:53
    Astromining: space exploration, sustainable goals and geopolitics

    Astromining: space exploration, sustainable goals and geopolitics

    • How are Space exploration and Sustainable Goals interlinked?
    • Is Astromining an extension of Geopolitics or the future of ground-breaking technologies?
    • What does the Outer Space Treaty deal with?
    • How do national, international and financial actors shape celestial bodies mining?
    • The roles of NASA and SpaceX, China and the US.


    Music: "Fortitude" by Humans Win

    Source: Storyblocks

    May 21, 202314:20
    Ο παγκόσμιος Ελληνισμός και το εθνικό δικαίωμα στο εκλέγειν & εκλέγεσθαι- Μέρος 2

    Ο παγκόσμιος Ελληνισμός και το εθνικό δικαίωμα στο εκλέγειν & εκλέγεσθαι- Μέρος 2

    Με τον Δρ Απόστολο Πιστόλα, ειδικό στην εκλογική συμπεριφορά αλλά και Έλληνα του εξωτερικού, ολοκληρώνουμε τη συζήτηση μας:

    • Ποιό το μέλλον της συμμετοχής των Ελλήνων του εξωτερικού σε επόμενες εκλογές;
    • Πως αντιλαμβάνονται τα πολιτικά κόμματα τους πολίτες και εκλογείς;
    • Πως καθορίζουν οι αντιλήψεις μας, τις επιλογές μας;


    Music: "Fortitude" by Humans Win

    Source: Storyblocks


    May 21, 202321:51
    The future technology world and talents in research

    The future technology world and talents in research

    How does business affect the future of technology and politics?

    Where do research talents fit in the business that shapes the future of science, engineering and technology?

    Does investing in research talents bring solutions to the business and technology?


    Music: "Fortitude" by Humans Win

    Source: Storyblocks

    May 14, 202312:20
    Ο παγκόσμιος Ελληνισμός και το εθνικό δικαίωμα στο εκλέγειν & εκλέγεσθαι- Μέρος 1

    Ο παγκόσμιος Ελληνισμός και το εθνικό δικαίωμα στο εκλέγειν & εκλέγεσθαι- Μέρος 1

    Με τον Δρ Απόστολο Πιστόλα, ειδικό στην εκλογική συμπεριφορά αλλά και Έλληνα του εξωτερικού, συζητάμε για τη σημασία της εκλογικής συμμετοχής των Ελλήνων της διασποράς, αν αφορούν οι εθνικές εκλογές στους Έλληνες της διασποράς (παγκόσμιους Έλληνες), ποια τα ποιοτικά χαρακτηριστικά τους ως εκλογείς και η σύγκριση τους στην εκλογική συμπεριφορά με αυτή των Τούρκων αποδήμων για τις προεδρικές εκλογές.


    Μείνετε συντονισμένοι για το 2ο μέρος της συζήτησης με τον Δρ Απόστολο Πιστόλα, την επόμενη Κυριακή, οπότε ολοκληρώνουμε τη συζήτηση μας σε σχέση με το μέλλον της συμμετοχής των Ελλήνων του εξωτερικού σε επόμενες εκλογές.


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    May 14, 202317:44
    The chemical engineering energy and environment

    The chemical engineering energy and environment

    Professor Christos Maravelias, the Anderson Family Professor in Energy and the Environment of Chemical and Biological Engineering and Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering and the Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment, Chair of the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering at Princeton University (US) speaks to the Global Geek Influence podcast about:

    -      transitioning toward a #sustainable industry and products in the next decade,

    -      making more objective and informed decisions in producing biofuels,

    -      machine learning transforming the chemicalindustry and #AI the chemical engineering education and research,

    -      advantageous methods to store concentrating solar power,

    -      what we know about integrating direct air #carbon capture,

    -      correlating membrane materials with the process design for sustainable operations.

    Would Christos choose the same PhD field and an academic career if he were now 20 years old?

     

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    May 07, 202343:27
    Your guide, from 1 to 10, of a hybrid future- Part 2

    Your guide, from 1 to 10, of a hybrid future- Part 2

    What makes our future better and wiser?

    You can find out how technology, science and engineering research help in the innovation and growth of our societies through your guide from 1 to 10 of a hybrid future. In this last part, we cover quantum computing, future food needs, energy and the UN blue economy, future digital education, chemical engineering and new disciplines from the point of view of Global Greek Experts.

    You can always catch up if you missed the first part of your guide from 1 to 10 of a hybrid future to listen to the transformations of AI, medicine, business, space and transportation in smart cities. 


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    Apr 30, 202321:31
    Your guide, from 1 to 10, of a hybrid future- Part 1

    Your guide, from 1 to 10, of a hybrid future- Part 1

    The first part of your guide from 1 to 10 of a hybrid future covering:

    AI, medicine, business, space exploration and exploitation, transportation and smart cities, quantum computing on cybersecurity and drug discovery, future food needs, energy and the UN blue economy, digital-future-global education, chemical engineering- new disciplines- the Universe, from the point of view of Global Greek Experts.

    Stay tuned for the second part, next Sunday, 30 April 2023.


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    Apr 23, 202327:10
    The growing trend and future of remote work

    The growing trend and future of remote work

    • What are the five trends in the growing movement of remote work?
    • What are the five scenarios of the future hybrid approach, remote and in-person work?
    • What tools could guarantee improved productivity of remote work business operations?
    • What is the impact of remote work on business  operations?
    • Why remote work flexibility becomes an important consideration for both employee retention and recruitment?
    • Why does the remote work trend continue in the industry?
    • Why shouldn't be employers trapped by the engagement factor in remote work?
    • What should employers do to maximise the harnessing of their employees potential especially in remote working?


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    Apr 16, 202315:53
    Renewables and emissions reduction- Q&A in a nutshell

    Renewables and emissions reduction- Q&A in a nutshell

    The least approached answers of 5+1 questions for renewables and emissions reduction you might listen to elsewhere as custom-made to various sectors narratives:

    1. Why do we want to reduce emissions?
    2. Who benefits from reducing emissions?
    3. Why would the industries and economic actors be interested in reducing emissions?
    4. What strategies could industrial actors follow to reduce emissions?
    5. How can we reduce emissions?

    What is the future of renewables in transportation?


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    Apr 09, 202316:02
    Space exploration and the challenge of machine learning in space weather

    Space exploration and the challenge of machine learning in space weather

    Dr Spyros Kasapis, a research scientist at the NASA Ames Research Center and working on Machine Learning Applications for Heliophysics speaks about:

    • space weather,
    • upcoming space missions and space communications,
    • studying abroad,
    • his vision of space exploration, its international competition and emerging space technologies, and
    • some reflection on his career so far and his PhD experience.

    Spyros did his Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering at the Worcester Polytechnic Institute, in the US. He has a Master of Science in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering at the University of Michigan- Ann Arbor (US), where he also finished his PhD.

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    Apr 02, 202342:06
    Birthdays of humans, technologies, ideas and politics

    Birthdays of humans, technologies, ideas and politics

    What do birthdays have to do with technology?

    Anyone and anything born: a human, a technology, an idea, reminds us of the beginning of a life cycle.

    • What is the future of AI in scientific research (ChatGPT- Large Language models), and why should it matter to all?
    • Is there a future for engineering, science and technology researchers' innovation in politics? 
    • Why, when innovation is born, should be co-developed and implemented with the active participation of engineering, science and technology researchers in politics?

    The day a human, a technology, or a political action is born signifies a great promise. But it is all of us who determine their present and future.


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    Mar 26, 202313:46
    Financing the tech start up ecosystem: The SVB case

    Financing the tech start up ecosystem: The SVB case

    Gerasimos Papaleventis (Vice President - Treasury, Head of Controlling and Monitoring in FIMBank plc, Malta) discusses and helps us detangle the implications of the current banks’ crises to see how they could affect the start-up and technology sectors:

    • how startup-focused banks affect the innovation ecosystem globally (US, Israel, the Gulf countries),
    • upcoming vulnerabilities to the US banking system and the US market crisis in the next six months,
    • what start-ups and venture capitals should do to safeguard their deposits,
    • why (or not) crypto-currency could become a backup system to centralised banking,
    • SVB vs Credit Suisse.

    Gerasimos is a Banker and an Economist with almost 25 years of experience and progressive responsibility in financial and banking services. He holds a Master II degree in Banking and Insurance Science from Université Sorbonne Paris Nord (Paris XIII).


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    Mar 19, 202340:43
    AI in infrastructures: Transforming the future of the Built Environment

    AI in infrastructures: Transforming the future of the Built Environment

    Professor Ioannis Brilakis, the Laing O'Rourke Professor of Civil & Information Engineering at the University of Cambridge (UK), discusses how AI in infrastructure transforms the future of the Built Environment:

    · making roads safer and greener,

    · robotics and automation science and technology,

    · game technologies in construction plant safety operations,

    · 3D mobile mapping and digital twins for infrastructure,

    · moving forward with the digitalisation of industrial operations,

    · minimise risk and increase safety,

    · why and how research projects should transform.


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    Mar 12, 202327:12
    The case of culture in safety

    The case of culture in safety

    • Why is the socio-cultural safety mentality important to avoid needless accidents when we have available technologies?


    • Why is the design of safety procedures important, even if we employ the latest cutting-edge technologies available?


    • Why are socio-cultural safety mentality and the design, implementation and practice of safety procedures communicating vessels?


    • The three Es: Engineering, Enforcement and Education.


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    Mar 05, 202312:08
    The Revolution and Evolution of Elevating Greece

    The Revolution and Evolution of Elevating Greece

    Michael Dritsas, CEO of ‘Elevate Greece’, the Hellenic Republic’s national start-up platform and in-depth information resource on the Greek start-up Ecosystem, is the Head of the Cabinet of the Deputy Minister for Development and Investments under Research and Innovation. Mr Dritsas discusses:

    • boosting organisational and corporate synergies to heighten Greece's innovation environment and knowledge transfer with institutional tools,
    • balancing the attraction between excellent global entrepreneurial talents and start-ups and brain (re)gain,
    • advancing the entrepreneurial spirit and mentality away from metropolitan areas and better harness new talents,
    • overcoming the reduction of technology investments in the case of a global-regional-national recession,
    • his transition from business administration and marketing to entrepreneurship and innovation, and considering his greatest achievement 5 years from now.

    Michael Dritsas is a Chartered mechanical engineer and economist (MSc in Operational Research, Engineering Economics & Management Science- National Technical University of Athens, Greece, MBA- Lancaster University in the UK) with experience and expertise of over 30 years in leading management positions in both the private and public sectors.


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    Feb 26, 202339:26
    Is Innovation serving research or world challenges?
    Feb 19, 202312:36
    The future of Research and Innovation investment and development

    The future of Research and Innovation investment and development

    The Deputy Minister of Development and Investments of the Hellenic Republic, under the Research and Innovation portfolio, Christos Dimas (PhD), discusses:

    · How "Elevate Greece" links start-ups with investors to accelerate nationally or internationally

    · Changing the mentality of academia toward innovation and entrepreneurship

    · Transforming structures within the institutions and public organisations to drive innovation

    · The sustainability of the Competence Centers beyond their initial support through EU and national funds to transfer innovative technologies

    · Attracting investments in research and innovation amidst potential financial crises

    · Establishing knowledge transfer, increase IP, and, in the future, maintain a leading position in R&D while making the most of our multilateral R&D collaborations at the transnational level

    · The Thessaloniki Innovation & Technology Center's (ThesInTech) role in the National Research and Innovation strategy and vision

    In the same role, Dr Dimas spoke to the Global Greek Influence podcast before on "Research, Innovation and Technology in Greece". 

    Dr Dimas studied law at the University of Athens and the Queen Mary University of London. He completed his master's in Comparative Politics at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and his PhD in European Political Economy at the LSE. Before running for office in the Greek national elections in May 2012, he worked as a consultant in the Boston Consulting Group (BCG).

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    Feb 12, 202329:09
    The benefits of foresight in an innovative economy

    The benefits of foresight in an innovative economy

    What is the interplay between neuroscience, leadership, innovation, human capital and talent?

    Is foresight a concrete procedure for organisations, or is it also transferrable to individuals?

    Is upskilling and retraining enough when we transform the economy through novel technologies whose core are innovative science and engineering?

    Or are we missing deepening novelty through the personalised foresight for PhD candidates and holders in Science, Engineering and Technology to diffuse innovation?


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    Feb 05, 202312:34
    Talking Medicine and Forefront Healthcare

    Talking Medicine and Forefront Healthcare

    With Dr Kyriaki (Kiki) Sonidou, a GP (General Practitioner), a specialist in Cardiology and Diabetes, and President of the Hellenic Medical Society in the U.K., LSE and Harvard University Global Health delivery and systems), we discuss:

    • if we are close to the end of the pandemic (or is it too soon to tell) and the new variants,
    • the triple threat of COVID-19, flu, RSV (Respiratory Syncytial Virus),
    • the present crisis in primary health care, lessons from the pandemic period to best design future health care systems and how a global recession could affect them,
    • if vaccine hesitancy can be a major threat to the next pandemic,
    • whom to trust with too much information on medical matters.

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    Jan 29, 202357:10