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To the “BioTEG” HMU team, the 1st prize of “Artemis Saitakis” Innovation Marathon (Hackathon) / InnoDays 2023

The first prize in the Innovation Marathon (Hackathon) “Artemis Saitakis” 2023, held on Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 November 2023 during the 3-day InnoDays 2023 innovation at the International Exhibition Center of Crete, was won by Team “10” of the students of the Department of Mechanical Engineering of the Hellenic Mediterranean University (HMU) with Mr. Phoivos Simopoulos and Emmanuel Vamvakos. The title of their idea was ‘BioTEG’ and it was about building 2D and 3D thermoelectric generators to power biosensors monitoring biomedical data.

The Marathon is an activity of the Innovative Entrepreneurship Observatory of the Region of Crete within the framework of the project “Academic innovation actions, within the framework of the operation of the Observatory of Innovative Entrepreneurship of the Region of Crete” with the cooperation of the Technical University of Crete, the University of Crete, the Hellenic Mediterranean University and the Technology Foundation and Research and with the implementing body the Hellenic Mediterranean University and the Scientific Manager Prof. Markos Kourgiantakis.

The theme of this year’s Innovation Marathon was: “Innovative ideas for the development of sustainable services / products in the field of Health / Wellness”, which is in line with the priorities of the Region of Crete, as reflected in the Smart Specialization Strategy (RIS3Crete) for the Program Period 2021-2027.

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