YOUNG TALENTS FOR THE FUTURE
The year 2021 could be a window of opportunity for the future of Greece and the driving force without a doubt will be its young talented people.
The hope for a better future comes from young people like the students from Quantum Robotics, the beneficiaries of the special award SofMedica offered for the BRD First Tech Challenge robotics contests. The students visited last May the SofMedica ISLE (Innovation, Simulation Learning Ecosystem)) in Athens and were fascinated by the innovative robotic surgery system, that had the opportunity to try it out for themselves, and expressed their eagerness to learn as much as they could about this technology.
More recently, a 26-year-old Greek was among the seven young people awarded last year by UN for the environment. Lefteris Arapakis was chosen for its startup vocational fishing school ENALIA, which trains, strengthens, and motivates the local fishing community to collect plastics from the sea, thus enabling fish stocks and the ecosystem to recover. Lefteris founded ENALIA in 2016 with a double aim to educate fishermen how to practice their profession in a more ecological way and second to involve them in the effort to clean the Mediterranean of plastics through the Mediterranean Cleanup initiative. And the list goes on and includes young Blood in Old Vineyards like Chloe Chatzivariti or Eleni Kechri that confirms the general view that the future is shaped by how we act in the present.