To assist with your planning and participation, this page gathers useful information about SG[Greece]. Here, you will find out what you need to know about the workshop, how to connect with other delegates, and important information about Athens.


What do I need to know about SG[Greece]?

SG[Greece] will take place on Saturday, 18 February 2017 at si-Cluster's "α2-innohub" in Marousi. This venue has all the facilities to cover the workshop needs - both plenary talks and round-table discussions - and it is located at the crossroads of two main roads in northern Athens, Kifisias Avenue and Attiki Odos.

A public outreach talk by Dr. Stamatios Krimizis, principal investigator of several NASA missions, ESA Astronaut Luca Parmitano and ESA Exomars engineer Pantelis Poulakis will open the proceedings on 17 February at 18:30 in the main auditorium of the Eugenides Foundation.

The official SG[Greece] closing reception will take place on Saturday, 18 February, after the guided visit to the National Observatory of Athens, both included in your registration fee. The detailed workshop schedule is found here.


 What do I need to bring to SG[Greece]?

 You may want to consider bringing with you a laptop computer. This is recommended, but not essential as delegates will be working on a short presentation together with all members of the same working group. You will meet fellow delegates, young professionals as well as experts from the space industry; business cards will help with networking.

Please remember that the most important thing to bring is enthusiasm and a positive attitude. SG[Greece] is a wonderful opportunity to meet and work with like-minded people and contribute meaningfully to improve the prospects of Greece in space.


How can I connect with fellow delegates?

SG[Greece] has a dedicated Facebook page while news as well as scholarship information are posted regulalry on the official SGAC website, SGAC Facebook page and SGAC Twitter Account. Please regularly check these forums, as well as this webpage for the latest updates regarding the workshop. 


SG[Greece] Public Outreach Talk 

17 February 2017 • Eugenides Foundation 

SG[Greece] Public Outreach Talk will be held at the main amphitheatre of Eugenides Foundation in Athens, Greece. Established in 1956 as a non-profit legal entity, the foundation's purpose is to implement wishes expressed by Eugenios Eugenides and contribute to the education of young Greeks in science and technlogy. The venue is kindly provided for the opening of SG[Greece].

People with disabilities are welcome as the building and its facilities are easily accessible by wheelchair and parking spots are also available. Guide dogs for the visually impaired are welcome. International and Greek sign language interpretation is available upon prompt request by SMS to +30 6936 177 143 or by e-mail to 该Email地址已收到反垃圾邮件插件保护。要显示它您需要在浏览器中启用JavaScript。.


Eugenides Foundation | 387 Leoforos Syggrou | GR - 17564 Palaio Faliro | Athens | Greece


How to reach the Eugenides Foundation


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By bus

The Eugenides Foundation is serviced by the following lines: 

  • Line 550 | Palaio Faliro • Kifisia | Evgenideio stop*
  • Line B2 | Akadimia  Agios Kosmas | Interamerican stop*
  • Line A2 | Akadimia  Voula, through L. Amfitheas | Iasonos stop*
  • Line 126 | Palaio Faliro  Syggrou Fix station | Trapeza stop*
  • Line 229 | Peiraias • Agios Dimitrios | Onaseio stop  

*You can catch all these buses at the Syggrou-Fix subway station.


By taxi or private vehicle 

The Eugenides Foundation is approximately 5 kilometers away from the Athens city centre (from Syntagma Square) and 14 -16 minutes by car.

The SG[Greece] Organizing Team recommends that you use public transport to reach the public talk venue, thereby contribute to reducing traffic congestion and atmospheric pollution.


More information about the foundation is available here.


"Two facets of space exploration:

Human and robotic missions"


17 February 2017 • 18:30 (UTC +2)

Eugenides Foundation | 387 Leoforos Syggrou | GR- 17564 Palaio Faliro | Athens | Greece




Robotic spacecraft have reached throughout the solar system, from Mercury to Pluto and beyond. Still, they may not catch the public imagination in the same way as human missions. This Friday evening, each speaker will have his own story to tell for outer space exploration. 

Dr Stamatios Krimigis' lifelong efforts to advance space exploration have contributed to expanding our view of the solar system. Pluto caps a remarkable 50-year exploration of the nine classical planets; 50 years from the day when Mariner 4 flew past Mars and returned the first image from another planet. 

Luca Parmitiano has spent six months on board the International Space Station (ISS), conducting over 20 experiments for his Volare mission. A spacesuit leakage that nearly drowned him during a spacewalk outside the ISS is probably the most serious issue that an astronaut has ever encountered.

Pantelis Poulakis, as member of ESA's ExoMars programme is working on a future Mars sample return mission in the 2020s. Following the 2016 mission, the next mission includes a rover that will carry a drill and a suite of instruments dedicated to search for signs of life that may existed on the red planet.




Admission to the event is free of charge. Free entry tickets will be made available at the reception desk of the Eugenides Foundation half an hour before the beginning of the event. Up to two tickets will be supplied to each interested attendee.

Please see how to reach the Eugenides Foundation here.


SG[Greece] would not be possible without the generous sponsorship and support of:


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The value of their contribution in motivating university students, young researchers and professionals to get actively involved in the aerospace industry as well as space science is significant. 

If you would like to support the event, we're offering different sponsorship packages. If you wish to donate any amount or get otherwise involved, please contact the SG[Greece] organising team at 该Email地址已收到反垃圾邮件插件保护。要显示它您需要在浏览器中启用JavaScript。.    

You will need to log in to your SGAC account before proceeding to the application form. If you are not already a member of SGAC, creating an account is free! You can read more about the benefits of membership here.


Three steps to secure your participation 

1. Apply online until 13 February 2017. Attendance is limited to 50 people and only the most motivated applicants will have the opportunity to attend.
2. SGAC reviews your application and once your application is selected, you will reveive a confirmation email with more details on how to secure your ticket. Each application will be assessed in the following aspects: experience, motivation and willingness to engage in new and unfamiliar topics.
3. The selling of tickets will begin on 10 February 2017 and will continue until sold out. The selling will be on a first come first served basis; so do not wait too long to purchase your ticket!


What will be included in the SG[Greece] ticket?

 •   Registration fee to attend the workshop
 •   Delegate welcome pack
 •   All caterings
 •   Guided visit at the National Observatory of Athens • Thissio
 •   Your SG[Greece] badge to get access to all of the above 


How much does the SG[Greece] ticket cost?

 All participants can purchase their ticket at the rate of € 20.




Applications are now closed.

Thank you very much for your interest!



SGAC is pleased to have a unique line-up of speakers for the SG[Greece], which include established members of the Greek space industry and academia as well as ESA and state representatives.


Public talk speakers

Stamatios Krimigis, Emeritus Head and Principal Staff Scientist, John Hopkins University, Applied Physics Laboratory and Member of the Academy of Athens, Chair of Space Science

Luca Parmitano, Αstronaut, European Astronaut Centre (EAC), ESA

Pantelis Poulakis, ExoMars Rover Mobility System Engineer, European Space Technology Center (ESTEC), ESA


Workshop speakers and mentors

Georgios Balasis, Senior Researcher, Institute of Astronomy, Astrophysics, Space Applications and Remote Sensing, National Observatory of Athens, Greece

Athanasios Baltopoulos, Commercial Director, Adamant Composites and Research Associate, Applied Mechanics Laboratory, University of Patras, Greece

Mathieu Bernou, ‎AIT Test Engineer, OHB System AG, Germany

Manolis Georgoulis, Senior Researcher, Research Center for Astronomy and Applied Mathematics, Academy of Athens, Greece

Iphigenia Keramitsoglou, Senior Researcher, Institute of Astronomy, Astrophysics, Space Applications and Remote Sensing, National Observatory of Athens, Greece

Vassilis Kostopoulos, Professor, University of Patras and Director of the Laboratory of Applied Mechanics and Vibrations, Greece

Piero Messina, Country Desk Officer, Member States Relations & Coordination Office, Strategy Department and co-lead of Moon Village reflection, ESA, France

Katerina Panopoulou, Structural and Verification Engineer, OHB System AG, Germany

Manthos Papamatthaiou, Board Member, Libre Space Foundation, Greece

Pierros Papadeas, Board Member, Libre Space Foundation, Greece

Iosif Paraskevas, Scientific Advisor, Corallia si-Cluster, Greece

Athanasios Potsis, Member of the si-Cluster Steering Board and President of the Hellenic Industrial Space Association, Greece

Jorge-Andres Sanchez-PapaspiliouMember of the si-Cluster Steering Board and Chief Strategy and Financial Officer Corallia, Greece

Ingmar Sandberg, Director, SPARC G.P. and Research Associate, Institute of Accelerating Systems and Applications, Greece

Nick Sergis, Research Associate, Office of Space Research & Technology, Academy of Athens, Greece

Nikolaos Spyrou, Retired Professor of Astronomy, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece

Aggeliki Tsapatsari, Contracts Officer, Ajilon for ESA, the Netherlands

Vasilis Zervos, Associate Professor, International Space University, France


Representatives of the General Secretariat of Research and Technology (GSRT):

Vassilis Kaleridis, Directorate for International Scientific and Technological Cooperation, Greece

Michalis Kotsias, Directorate for International Scientific and Technological Cooperation, Greece 


SG[Greece] Public Outreach Talk 

Eugenides Foundation | 387 Leoforos Syggrou | GR - 17564 Palaio Faliro | Athens | Greece 


SG[Greece] Workshop 

α2-innohub | Kifissias Ave. 44 | Monumental Plaza-Building C | GR-15125 Maroussi | Athens | Greece 


Last update: 11 February 2017

 SG[Greece] workshop 

18 February 2017 • α2-innohub  

SG[Greece] Workshop will be held at "α2-innohub”, headquarters of Corallia/si-Cluster in Athens, Greece. Located at the crossroads of two main roads in northern Athens, Kifisias Avenue and Attiki Odos, α2-innohub provides a confortable space that houses high-tech companies, enjoying the benefits of colocation. The venue is kindly provided for SG[Greece] by Corallia/si-Cluster.




α2-innohub | Kifissias Ave. 44 | Monumental Plaza-Building C | GR-15125 Maroussi | Athens | Greece 


How to reach α2-innohub


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By bus

Ioannidou’ bus stop on Kifisias Avenue is only couple of minutes walk away from α2-innohub and is serviced by the following lines

Line 550 | Palaio Faliro • Kifisia

Line A7 | Stournari •Kifisia

Line A8 | Polytexneio • N. Ionia • Marousi


By suburban railway

‘Kifisias’ stop on Kifisias Avenue is only ten minutes walk away from α2-innohub and is serviced by the following lines:

 Airport • Kiato line

Piraeus • Chalkida line


By taxi or private vehicle

There will be a limited number of parking spots available in the Monumental Plaza building where the α2-innohub is located. We would like to note for anyone planning to arrive by taxi or private vehicle that they must specify the fact that the venue lies within the area of Maroussi to the driver. This is to avoid a frequent misunderstanding concerning the destination, as another place with the exact same address naming exists in another area of Athens.

The SG[Greece] Organizing Team recommends that use public transportation to reach the workshop venue, thereby doing your bit to reduce traffic congestion and atmospheric pollution.


More information about the venue is available here.


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