Since its launch in 2014, the Athens Science Festival has established itself as one of the biggest celebrations of science and technology in Greece.
For one week every year, school children and other visitors from the wider Athens area take the opportunity to explore science in fun, innovative and interactive ways, while researchers, teachers, distinguished scientists, artists and performers give their very best to communicate science and make it part of their audience’s everyday lives.
With more than 33,000 visitors every year, the Athens Science Festival has not only achieved its original objectives, but has also managed to broaden them. Each year, it delivers on its promise by connecting science with everyday life and promoting the role of science in society, presenting high quality scientific research carried out in Greece, looking for answers to complex questions and debating controversial scientific issues, inspiring and creating new standards in the scientific field, and encouraging young people to consider a career in science. However, its main achievement is that it has proved to young and old alike that science is not just about learning, but also about having fun.
After three years of a digital presence, the Athens Science Festival 2022 returns to its physical format, inviting us on a journey into the future with this year’s theme Worlds of Tomorrow! Will artificial intelligence be the next step in education? Can climate change shape ecologically conscious generations? How is rapid technological development transforming art and science? Is rubbish the raw materials of the future?
Between 21 and 23 October 2022, Technopolis City of Athens will host the country’s largest science festival, highlighting the latest developments in the fields of science, technology and innovation with an exciting programme inspired by Foresight, the strategic exploration of different possible versions of the future.
|When||21–23 October 2022|
Using AI to navigate
Friday 21 October 2022, 19.00–20.20
Dr. Sanjay Sharma, Associate Professor in Intelligent Autonomous Control Systems in the School of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics (SECAM) at the University of Plymouth, will be at the opening ceremony of the festival on October 21 to present the applications of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in shipping and the most important steps towards achieving maritime autonomy. Ηis talk will take place on the main stage of the festival.
So far over 50,000 pupils from 300 schools have taken part in fun-filled days that have included action-packed shows, engaging workshops and free interactive zones, all designed to bring science, technology, engineering and mathematics to life before their eyes. This year, students will have the opportunity to visit us digitally and participate in interactive online activities.
The Athens Science Festival aims to highlight the important role of science and technology in society and the need to engage the wider public in debates on emerging issues. We therefore focus on the importance and relevance of science and technology in our daily lives.
We could not achieve the above without the support of our many sponsors who share the same values. Over these years, we have collaborated with Microsoft, AstraZeneca, Cosmote, Plaisio and Cyclon to name but a few.
For further information, please contact Victoria Kyriaki:
|Telephone||210 369 2337|
The Athens Science Festival 2022 is being organised in partnership with the educational organisation Science Communication – SciCo, the British Council and Technopolis City of Athens in collaboration with a number of academics, research bodies and educational organisations, with the support of the Ministry of Development and Investment and the General Secretariat for research and innovation.