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AgTech Aroma Competition at Innovation Hub

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The winners of the AgTech Aroma Innovation Hub

For the first time in Patras, the winners of the 1st Panhellenic Competition entitled “Innovation in the Production and Exploitation of Aromatic and Medicinal Plants” organized by Aroma Hub.

At the start of the event, Foteini Lamari, Assistant Professor and Director of AromaHub, stressed the need to integrate innovation in the sector.

In the tender, 17 proposals were submitted from all over Greece, 9 in the category of innovative business idea, 7 in the category of start-ups (active not more than 5 years) and 1 in the category (5-7 years). The winners were evaluated by three independent independent committees.

The first prize was awarded to HYSSOPUS ORGANICS, based in Serres. Stella Hatzigavriel presented the business idea of HYSSOPUS ORGANICS, which consists in the multiple use of aromatic and medicinal plants by innovative methods and their combination with over-feeding.

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The second prize was awarded to MOLY THE MYTHIC ANTIDOTE based in Volos. Christodoulos Vilaras and Manolis Manos presented the process of creating mixtures with the primary criterion of harmony of materials, based on the principle of adaptive herbs, without the need to use artificial sweeteners.

The third prize was awarded to life secrets pure nature and extract-herbal cosmetics. Kalliopi Semerdidou presented the multifunctional Life Secrets Nature Nature Farm, which links primary production, processing and service, while the company with the distinctive title “Extract-Herbal Cosmetics” creates healthy innovative cosmetics.

The third prize was awarded to life secrets pure nature and extract-herbal cosmetics. Kalliopi Semerdidou presented the multifunctional Life Secrets Nature Nature Farm, which links primary production, processing and service, while the company with the distinctive title “Extract-Herbal Cosmetics” creates healthy innovative cosmetics.

The first prize in the category of innovative business ideas was awarded to AgroMist, a group of students of Pharmacy of the University of Patras. Konstantinos Messiakaris representing the group presented their idea of using beneficial plant extracts as natural additives in electronic cigarette refill fluids.

The second prize in the category of innovative business ideas was awarded to O | H | LIVE, a group of postgraduate students from Athens. Elena Lekka presented the business idea of O | H | LIVE, which is based on the creation of beverages in Nespresso-compatible capsules with a combination of Greek herbs.

The third prize in the category of innovative business ideas was awarded to SotmanAloe, from Patras. Sotiris Manikas presented the business idea of creating innovative products from aloe extract.

Finally, a special award was given to the Agricultural Cooperative STEVIA HELLAS COOPERATIVE, located in Lamia. Stella Dampasi presented Stevia Hellas Coop, an innovative Agricultural Cooperative and even the only stevia producer across Europe.

Source: startupper.gr

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