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Friday, 20 April 2018

On December 9th Mr. Vassilis Giannakopoulos, Marketing & Impact Manager of SciFY presented our Assistive Technology projects on a talk show of the Greek Parliament Channel in a discussion about the enhancement of accessibility through education and technology. 

Watch the show here (in Greek): 

Thursday, 12 April 2018

SciFY created a new software component for text and data mining, VineSum, addressed to developers who want to build applications in the area of agriculture & biodiversity. This innovative tool is part of the OpenMinTed infrastructure and it is ideal for researchers, consumer behaviour analysts, wine distributors, etc.

What is OpenMinTed?

OpenMinTed is an Open Mining Infrastructure for Text & Data that in the beginning of 2018 was searching for innovative applications and systems such as: new text mining, text analytics, or information extraction components and ready-to-use applications.

In this context SciFY joined the call and created VineSum. But what is VineSum?

What is VineSum?

VineSum is an open source executable software component that, given a collection of documents, it:

  1. Recognizes named entities (Named Entity Recognition), identifying four entity types:
    1. Vine varieties
    2. Persons
    3. Locations
    4. Dates
  2. Clusters documents into events, related to wine varieties but also to events.
  3. Exploits named entity recognition components, especially evolved to facilitate the use case.

VineSum’s main objective is to serve as a software component that is being offered to end-users in order to build applications in the area of agriculture & biodiversity. But how VineSum can be used?

How you can use VineSum?

Via the OpenMinTed platform, a user that doesn’t have programming experience or  specialized knowledge on natural language processing and data mining algorithms, can:

  1. Select a set of documents (corpus)
  2. Select the VineSum component
  3. Select any other components from the platform that may be needed
  4. Run an analysis pipeline via the OpenMinTed platform and use the output in order to categorize/summarize the information and/or discover any hidden or new knowledge.

So there you are: a free and innovative software tool for analyzing texts and data on your fingertips.

In the next few weeks we will share a tutorial for using VineSum. In the meantime check the VineSum’s source code here and stay tuned for more.


Tuesday, 10 April 2018

Recently we celebrated our 6th anniversary!

48,000+ beneficiaries, 20+ projects, participation in 50+ educational and awareness activities!

But only with your support we can go on. But only with your support we can continue. Let's do even more, together! Support us here εδώ


Wednesday, 28 February 2018

When was the last time you heard something good? 

#SciFY #WhereGoodThingsHappen

Although it was the shortest month of the year... We managed to break the barrage of 40,000 benefactors!

Together we can offer much more. Support us here

Friday, 01 December 2017

We continue to increase our impact.

The number of people benefiting from our projects and actions has surpassed 31,500!!!

Continue to support us!

Monday, 01 January 2018

The best news for the new year!

Up to 37,000 People and Organizations have benefited from our actions and projects!

Together we can offer much more. Support us here

Friday, 26 January 2018
Last Friday, we went to Sofia to show the first results of our Erasmus+ project "Quality Assurance in VET for Learners with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)“. Showing the results of more than 15 months of hard work from the project partners (eight institutions from 5 countries), was a fantastic opportunity for professionals, European and State authorities to meet and exchange practical knowledge.
Tens of professionals attended the European Seminar, where they had the opportunity to learn:
  • Both European Union and Bulgarian priorities and actions regarding inclusive education 
  • The results of our cross-country research on best practices of VET schools regarding ADHD, 
  • Success factors stemming from our research
  • Challenges the teachers face and practical tools they can use
  • The Quality Assurance indicators and self assessment tool we developed
  • Our online tool and guidance on how to use it
Teachers and related professionals discussed with us about the results and said they are eager to use the online tool and take the first steps for school self-improvement.
Well, this is actually what we were hoping for!
Learn more here:

The project is funded by the ERASMUS+ PROGRAMME - KA2 - Cooperation for Innovation and the Exchange of Good Practices - Strategic Partnerships for vocational education and training, AGREEMENT NUMBER – 2016-1-BG01-KA202-023714

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Wednesday, 24 January 2018

Here are the results of SciFY Academy seminars and educational actions from 2017!


Thursday, 01 February 2018

Every month we are anticipating this moment!

At leat 39,000 People and 80 Organizations have benefited from our actions and projects!

Together we can offer much more. Support us here

Wednesday, 15 November 2017

22nd SciFY Academy | eLearning
Tools & Methodology 

On Tuesday 14 of Novemebr SciFY held at INNOVATHENS the 22nd SciFY Academy which was dedicated at: “eLearning: Tools & Methodology” where we understood the basics about eLearning and also learned how to exploit this knowledge as students and teachers as well.

More than 80 people from the field of education attended the seminar, which was aiming to highlighting the value and the practical applications of eLearning.

Initially, Mr Vasilis Giannakopoulos, Marketing & Impact Manager of SciFY, presented us with the new version of Electronic Games for Blind Children, Memori Online. In addition to the educational importance of games, Mr. Giannakopoulos also emphasized the ability of children in the new version to play Online with security with other players or even with their friends without having any significance if one or both players are blind or not. See the presentation of Mr. Giannakopoulos here. 

Then Mr. Yannis Arapoglou, e-Learning Solutions Architect & Moodle Expert and General Manager of WIDE Services, referred to the types of e-Learning and presented us: usage cases, tools and best practices on how to use the open source tool Moodle. See Mr. Arapoglou's presentation here.

Then a brief intervention was made by the Professor and Director of the Laboratory of Bioinformatics and Human Electrophysiology of the Department of Informatics of the Ionian University Dr. Panagiotis Vlamos, where he referred to the Distance Postgraduate Program "Bioinformatics and Neuroinformatics" and to eLearning platforms at Higher education.

Finally, Dr Spyros Doukakis, educator, academic development consultant at Pierce-American College of Greece and specialist consultant in the field of teacher education at the Institute for Educational Policy, talked about the differences between eLearning and etutoring, and informed us about the opportunities of entrepreneurship in the field of education. Also he demonstrated the eTutoring platform that is being used by Pierce College where we had the opportunity to chat with children and teachers during their training. You can find Dr. Doukaki here.

After the end of the presentations the participants had the opportunity to ask their questions to the speakers.

We thank INNOVATHENS and all of you that once again you contributed to realizing our vision for the free dissemination of knowledge!


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