To promote digital technology research and educational activities for researchers, workers and young people
Samsung Electronics Hellas announces the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding with the National Technical University of Athens. With an eye on the future and a focus on educating young people in digital technologies, Samsung is partnering with one of the leading higher education institutions in Greece. The Memorandum of Cooperation was signed on Wednesday, November 23 at Samsung’s offices in Athens, by the President of Samsung Electronics Hellas, Byungmoo Theofilos Shin and the Rector of NTUA, Andreas Boudouviin the presence of Aimilios Chalamandaris, Head of Research and Development at Innoetics, Georgios Vardaxoglou, Product Director of Synthetic Speech at Innoetics, Irini Vassiliou, Head of the Brand Marketing & Communication department at Samsung and the Vice-Chancellors Evangelos Sapountzakis, Ioannis Hatzigeorgiou and Drosos Gintidis.
The President of Samsung Electronics Hellas, Byungmoo Shin, said: “We are proud of this special collaboration with the National Technical University of Athens, which through joint research and educational actions, will provide new opportunities for development and innovation and will broaden the horizons of many young people researchers and students. At Samsung, continuous innovation is the foundation of our operations, and through strategic partnerships like this, we create opportunities for the continuous development of all people.”
The collaboration aims to create new bridges of cooperation between the academic world and industry, in a broad framework of activities with an emphasis on joint research and educational actions, which will significantly benefit students, researchers and workers of the country. The aim of the agreement is the exchange of knowledge in developing fields of technology, science and AI technology, the provision of educational activities in these fields as well as the design and implementation of training programs for workers and researchers.
The creation of a talent development program for the implementation of projects
The exchange of knowledge between the parties at an academic level and the joint organization of events
Joint applications to national or European funding programs
The design and organization of seminars or training programs
The organization of career and vocational rehabilitation events to promote the interface between academia and industry
Internship and industrial PhD theses opportunities
The Rector of NTUA, Andreas Boudouvis, write down: “NTUA’s collaboration agreement with Samsung Electronics Hellas, a company with an iconic international base, aims to connect education and research with technology transfer, innovation and the labor market. Driven by the support of our students and young researchers, the broadening of professional prospects and opportunities and the utilization of their talent and abilities, NTUA co-shapes the relevant Greek ecosystem, dominated by the efficient interaction of the university with industry and businesses. The cooperation between EMP and Samsung in cutting-edge technologies and especially in digital technologies, in addition to its extremely promising prospects, also draws from success stories, such as Innoetics, where NTUA graduates showed their class as startuppers”.
“We are excited and proud of the memorandum of cooperation with the National Technical University of Athens” said the Head of Research and Development of Innoetics, Emilios Halamandaris and continued: “We are already 5 years after the acquisition of innoetics by Samsung and our vision to create an important research pole for the group in the country continues to take place. We recognize the value of the special relationship with the NTUA research, academic and student community. This specific memorandum will frame a set of actions and important collaborations with Samsung Greece and our team at many levels, with the aim of effectively and efficiently connecting research, education and students with the high-tech industry.”
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