The National Centre Natural Sciences Research “Demokritos” and the “Lefkippos” Technology Park welcomed Prime Minister Mr. Kyriakos Mitsotakis on Wednesday, January 17th.
The Prime Minister was accompanied by the Minister of Development Mr. Kostas Skrekas, the Deputy Minister of Development Mr. Maximos Senetakis, the Secretary General of Research and Innovation Dr. Athanasios Kyriazis and the elected Mayor of Agia Paraskevi, Mr. Yiannis Mylonakis.
During the visit, the Prime Minister was guided around the premises of the Technology Park and talked to scientists and founders of startup and spinoff companies based in the campus. He was then given a tour of the Protavio offices, the Solmeyea facilities and the CYRUS Hydrogen Station.
CYRUS’s Co-Founder Dr. Athanasios Stubos noted: “The CYRUS team had the pleasure and honor to welcome the Prime MInister and show him around the first in the country integrated facility for green hydrogen production, storage, compression and use in light vehicles. The facility (with water and sun as “raw materials”) demonstrates how the green fuel of the future – hydrogen – can be used in transport and incorporates innovative technology developed by CYRUS, a spinoff company of NCSR Demokritos.”
Protavio’s Co-Founder and NTU Professor Dr. Leonidas Alexopoulos mentioned: “We are proud to welcome the Prime Minister of Greece, Kyriakos Mitsotakis, to Protavio’s facilities showcasing innovation made in Greece! Protavio has developed the world’s best pipeline for the discovery, development, and manufacturing of proteomic-based multiplex diagnostic assays. We are delivering novel diagnostic products and services that contribute to the improvement of societal health.”
Solmeyea’s CEO and Founder, Mr. Vasilis Stenos stated: “The Prime Minister’s visit to the Solmeyea site is a great honor for us and demonstrates his practical support for start-up entrepreneurship, innovation and green development. We are optimistic that key structures of our society such as the organization of NCSR “Demokritos” with its Board of Directors, as well as the political leadership stand by our side towards the realization of our vision for the creation of the world’s first large-scale plant of simultaneous utilization of pollutants for production of raw materials for food, medicines, cosmetics and biofuels”.