SciCo is a Non Profit Organisation whose aim is to communicate scientific issues to the public via innovative and entertaining means. SciCo was founded in 2008 and it consist of scientists, academics, educators, artists and people with an interest in everyday science. SciCo operates as a social enterprise.
The goals of “SciCo” are to:
- Promote the correct popularization and communication of science
- Strengthen the picture of the researcher /scientist in society
- Create the interest of young people for science
- Inform the public on questions that concern their everyday routine and are related to scientific actions and discoveries
SciCo develops and delivers a range of educational tools based on the specific needs of companies who want to carry out their own training or communication content in an innovative, interactive and enjoyable way.
SciCo specializes in finding creative ways to communicate and create high-quality scientific content to various audiences, using different mediums.
Interactive Teaching - Physical & Digital
SciCo organizes, develops and presents interactive, fun and educational programmes about science for children and adults.
SciCo creates science shows and theatre performances explaining science concepts and phenomena in the most understandable, fun and memorable way, for all ages.
Theodore has led a number of corporate social responsibility campaigns such as the award-winning “Ygeia En Gnosei”, “Healthy Kids” and “Through Earth’s eyes” for various organizations and corporations. Among others, he has co-founded and developed the Athens, Mediterranean, Thessaloniki and the Patras Science Festivals as well as School Lab, which is also expanding in Ireland. He has co-organised the “Impact Series”, the first workshops on social entrepreneurship via science and technology in Greece and he is also the curator and founder of TEDMED Live Athens and Health Forward.
Theo has been nominated by UNESCO Greece for the Kalinga Science Popularisator Prize (2011), by British Council UK Alumni with the Social Impact Award (2017), while he has trained with Al Gore to become one of Climate Reality Project Ambassadors (2012), has been the TEDxAthens and the TEDxLimassol host presenter since 2011 and 2014 respectively and has been the President of the Onassis Foundation Scholar’s Association since 2013. He is the first ever person to be an Ashoka Fellow from Greece for his work in science education. Theo has travelled to over 85 countries and in his spare time composes music in piano.
He has been working as a professional writer, director, theatre trainer and actor in Greece and France, since 2002. He is a member of AbOvo Theatre Group and 8-kick Improv Comedy Group. He co-created and participated in various TV shows and has performed in a number of corporate events. He is also the founder of a small theatre in Patras.
He is a creative member of SciCo since 2013.
Since 2012, Stamatina has been working as a consultant and so far she has an interesting background in consultant services, elegant leadership, and project management on development projects, computer systems, strategic planning and business development.
Currently, Stamatina is a team member at SciCo and her passion is to develop new strategies, as well as to contribute to the achievement of SciCo organization’s goals.
She studied Chemistry at the University of Athens and then pursued doctoral studies at the University of Heidelberg, Germany and post-doctoral studies at Yale University.
Zoe strives to disseminate health-related issues to other scientists and the public and has served as a co-President of the Yale Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology Society in 2008, is an active member of the Editorial Board of the «Chemistry in Cancer Research«-AACR, where she publishes material to raise public awareness of cancer research, and works with SciCo on science outreach activities and maintains SciCo’s blog for science and everyday life.
She also writes in her own “Life is Chemistry” blog, which aims to promote public awareness and understanding of chemistry in everyday life. For her research and social achievements she has earned the AACR Fellowship for Cancer Research in Angiogenesis, the American Brain Tumor Translational Grant, the National Cancer Center Fellowship, and honored with the “Women of Innovation Award” from the Connecticut Technology Council, USA.
As part of his studies in Physics, he participated in the ALICE experiment at CERN, and has several publications.
He has worked as an actor, director and assistant director in many theater and dance theater productions, and has participated in a series of television advertisements. He has also collaborated with many well-known actors, directors, and choreographers.
Working with SciCo has been going on for several years. SciCo enabled him to combine his two great loves, science and theater. As an actor, he has participated in the performances ""Ygeia En Gnosei" (health based on knowledge)" and " The Science of Christmas", but also deals with the scientific , creative and managerial part in various projects.
He is the co-founder of Industry Disruptors – Game Changers (ID-GC), a non-profit organization established with the vision to create an ecosystem that promotes entrepreneurship in the wider Mediterranean and Balkan region, focusing on start-ups and extroversion. He is the Director of Founder Institute in Athens, the world’s largest entrepreneur training and startup launch program, helping aspiring founders to build enduring technology companies. From 2012 onwards he is the organizer and coordinator of the Global Entrepreneurship Week in Greece. He is also the Curator and Co-founder of Ted Med Live Athens, which took place for the first time in Greece in 2013 as well as co-founder of Scico.
Michalis is the Managing Director and CEO of MSCOMM, an integrated communication agency. He is co-founder of SciCo, and SciCo by belief.
He has worked as adjunct lecturer of Molecular Biology Applications at the Department of Medical Laboratories, TEI of Athens. He is experienced in most educational settings, science communication and project management both in Greece and abroad.
Panos is currently working as researcher at the Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB Barcelona), funded by a Marie Curie Fellowship.
She perceives her role as a curator/programmer to be an active part of the community that communicates concepts to wider audiences. Driven by novel ideas; her curatorial practice explores the performativity of exhibition displays, audience participation and interaction, immersive environments, sound art, art – science and performance while she explores collaborative and alternative processes of interpretation through new media and site specification.
Christiana studied Art & Science (MA) at Central Saint Martins and she has also attended a ‘Digital Curation’ course at the UCL & ‘Expanding exhibitions: Innovative approaches to curating’ at the Node Center of Curatorial Studies in Berlin. In addition her academic record includes Financial Economics (BSc), Arts Management (MA) and Creative Writing & Practical Journalism (Dip) at Goldsmiths. In her free time she enjoys researching & creating, travelling and exploring new cultural destinations.
For further information please see www.christianakazakou.com & www.thevariationlab.com
She has produced and presented award-winning radio programmes, written and translated articles for various print and online publications, and has been involved in numerous film productions for the BBC Natural History Unit, The Royal Institution of Great Britain, the European Parliament and many others. Additionally, she has worked on various direct science communication projects in the UK, including science festivals and events. In 2011, she ran the UK national science film competition SciCast for schools and young people.
She has been a member of SciCo since 2014 and is part of the organisational team of Athens Science Festival and Thessaloniki Science Festival.
Julie is also serving as Human Resources and Content Manager of the organizing team of the Athens Science Festival. During the last year she has also been involved as a consultant for organizing Science Festivals in Thessaloniki, Patras and Cyprus.
She is also project manager of STEMpowering Youth, an innovative program that aims to promote STEM education in rural remote areas of the Greek province.
As a member of SciCo’s Ambassadors team, she participated in the theater group “Sci n’ Act” and she creatively contributed in the production of comics with scientific content. Her ambition is to communicate science via singing!
He is the founder of the theater group AbOvo and the artistic director of Bob Theatre Festival.
She is also experienced in project management, having worked with the British Council and SciCo in many occasions, undertaking the organisation, development and management of many programmes such as School Lab (digital learning programme) and Big Dance (the educational programme of the London Cultural Olympiad 2012) for the needs of each she coordinated more than 1000 participants nationwide.
She has been contributing Athens Science Festival as Head of the Visitors’ Experience and Evaluation. She has worked with high-level co-organisers and key partners and she has supported the training and coordination of the Athens Science Festival volunteers. She has been also leading SciCo’s participation at the European Network MARCH collaborating with partners from Greece, Bulgaria, Portugal, Serbia, Germany, Lithuania and UK and she is experienced in science dissemination in European level. Since 2016 she lives and works in the UK.
She obtained her B.Sc. in Psychology and her first M.Sc. in Cognitive Science with Distinction from the University of Athens. After completing her second M.Sc. in Statistics at the Athens University of Economics and Business, she received her Ph.D. in Neuroscience from the Biomedical Research Foundation of the Academy of Athens (in collaboration with the University of Athens) which was supported by Onassis and Propondis Foundations fellowships and Foundation for Education and European Culture financial support.
Her work has been published in peer-reviewed journals and awarded from the University of Athens. She is member of the organization SciCo for Science Communication.
Foundation of NGO Science On Society – SciCo (from Science Communication)November 2008
“The Science of Christmas” Creation of the first science theatre showDecember 2008
Creation of the educational programme “Health Based on Knowledge” on healthy nutrition and exercise, as a CSR Action for AstraZenecaMay 2010
Co-creation of the digital learning programme School Lab in collaboration with British Council Greece and EduTVNovember 2011
Distinction at the Greek Association of Pharmaceutical Marketing 2012 Conference for “Health Based on Knowledge”February 2012
Participation in the MARCH (MAke science Real in sCHools) network in a 7 country consortium (UK, Germany, Portugal, Serbia, Bulgaria, Greece, Lithuania) for science communication in schools.December 2013
April 2014 Foundation of the 1st Athens Science Festival with 70 academic, educational and research partners at the Technopolis of the Municipality of AthensApril 2014
Highly Commented at the European MEDEA Awards for the Green Agents Project, among 237 participants from 29 countriesNovember 2014
Foundation of SciCo CyprusJanuary 2015
March 2015 33.000 people visited the 2nd Athens Science FestivalMarch 2015
May 2015 Foundation of the 1st Thessaloniki Science FestivalMay 2015
School Lab expansion in Cyprus, Malta and IrelandSeptember 2015
Foundation of the Mediterranean Science FestivalNovember 2015