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Friday, 23 September 2016

Consulting Projects by the IHU Students - International Hellenic University students inspire companies!

The International Hellenic University, the first and only, state, English speaking University in Greece, with the aim to link theory with practice, on Wednesday 21 September, organized for the 4th consecutive year an event on “Consulting Projects of the students of the International Hellenic Universities in cooperation with companies, professional bodies and organisations” during “Innovation Days 2016”.

 

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The first part of the event took place at the International Hellenic University campus, in Thermi, where the students presented the Consulting Projects, realized in the framework of their postgraduate programmes of study, to their academic and corporate supervisors.

 

The second part of the event, which was open to the public, took place at the Manolis Anagnostakis Hall of the Municipality of Thessaloniki Building.  During the award ceremony, representatives of the University and the cooperating companies and organisations gave greetings and speeches, and there were presentations of the 3 best projects by the students. During the event, Ms Sasa Moisidou, graduate of the “MSc in Strategic Product Design” who received the award last year, described her own experience with her Consulting Project, who following her graduation was offered a job by the cooperating company. A “poster session” followed, during which the students presented in detail all the projects to the public.

 

Many companies were involved in the projects, which highlights the need to establish synergies and reinforces the emphasis placed by the International Hellenic University on youth innovation and entrepreneurship, in particular. Among the cooperating companies and organisations were:  

Bios Coop, C Army Corps – Thessaloniki Headquarters, Thessaloniki Concert Hall, Alumil, Atlantis Consulting, Bet and Malfi, Book ‘n’ Bloom, G DESIGN STUDIO, G. Samaras, Papigion.gr, Sowl Creative Studio, ΤΙΤΑΝ, Tsironis Wooden Toys & Logistics, We design.

 

The event was sponsored by the company Book ‘n’ Bloom’ which kindly offered a prize of 500€ to the best consulting project. The award was given to Ms Kiriaki Mavromoustaki, student of the “MSc in Strategic Product Design” for her excellent work on Aelia - Design of a night-light decoration object’ in cooperation with the company ‘Tsironis Wooden Toys & Logistics’. The project involved the design of a wheel-shaped multicolored night-light for children made of ecological wood. When the wheel is turned the night-light displays figures that can act as a trigger for storytelling. 

 

The 2nd award was given to the team of students (Chrisanthi Karkania, Michalis Psathas, Anastassios Tsairelis and Panagiotis Skampeltzis) of the “MSc Environmental Management and Sustainability” on ‘Creation of Environment Product Declarations (EPD) of all cement types produced at TITAN Thessaloniki Plant and comparative analysis of results’ in cooperation with the company TITAN.  The 3rd award was shared between the team (Smaro Tekidou & Asimenia Vasilakopoulou) of the “MSc in Strategic Product Design” on: ‘Customer journey map for the case of B2B2C’ in cooperation with the company ‘Book ‘n’ Bloom’ and the student Spiros Alissandratos on ‘Object of daily use’ in cooperation with the company ‘We Design’.

 

You can view photographs of the event at IHU Facebook page.

 

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