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On October 12th, 2021, the EXCELSIOR H2020 project, the ERATOSTHENES Centre of Excellence (ECoE) and the Department of Civil Engineering and Geomatics of the Cyprus University of Technology organized a virtual invited talk by Mr Stelios Bollanos.
Mr Stelios Bollanos studied business administration at the University of Piraeus. He started in Planetek, a European Space SME group of companies, in 2004, as a young graduate trainee. In 2005, he returned from Italy to Greece and co-founded Planetek Hellas.
Now, he is the director of Planetek Hellas, a Greek space SME employing 25 highly qualified men and women. In 17 years of experience, he managed various accounts for costumers such as the European Space Agency (ESA), the EU Commission, the European Union Satellite Centre (EU SatCen), the European Environment Agency (EEA), the Joint Research Centre (JRC) and other important costumers at National and International level. He has matured experiences in the business sector related to technology domains of Satellite Earth Observation, Spatial Data Infrastructure, Space Astronomy Data Management, On Board and Ground Segment Space Software. He has very good knowledge of the European and Greek Space Market, and very good knowledge of the Greek domestic demand for Earth Observation applications.
He is currently the Vice Chairman of the Hellenic Association of Space Industries and a Board member of the Space Industries Cluster of Athens, Greece (since 2015) and of the Panel for the European Association of Space SME SME4SPACE (since 2013).
Watch the invited talk online via YouTube: