I had never expected that 2015 would be more successful than 2014, let alone it was the best year of my life!

I would like to thank everyone who made this year the turning point in my life and especially the Ambassador Gianna Angelopoulos-Daskalaki, my partners, our academic mentor Professor Manolis Papadrakakis, our business mentor Haris Lambropoulos, the 3rd Applied Research & Innovation Competition “Greece Innovates” 2015, the 3rd Angelopoulos CGIU Fellowship 2015, the Athens Start-up Business Incubator, the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Unit of the National Technical University of Athens, the School of Civil Engineering of NTUA and the 5th “Innovation & Technology” Competition i-bank 2015.

I am really glad that my determining decision in 2009 to stay in my own country is vindicated.

We would not have been given neither so many opportunities nor such positive developments by any other country!

I hope even more young Greek scientists will not join Greek brain drain and I wish everyone a successful 2016!

Panagiotis Karakitsios
Greece, Thursday, December 31, 2015, 11:11