By Elias G. Carayannis Professor of Science, Technology, Innovation and Entrepreneurship in  the Department of Information Systems and Technology Management, Director of Research, Science, Technology, Innovation and Entrepreneurship in the European Union Research Center (EURC) and co-founder and Co-Director of the Global and Entrepreneurial Finance Research Institute (GEFRI), School of Business, George Washington University In today’s globalizing and hypercompetitive marketplace,...

By Associate Professor Dr. Phoebe Koundouri Director of Research Team on Socio-Economic and Environmental Sustainability (RESEES), Athens University of Economics and Business The Athens University of Economics and Business (AUEB) is one of the leading partners in the newly funded research project MERMAID: Innovative Multi-purpose Offshore Platforms: planning, designing and operation. As the AUEB Scientific Coordinator of this project and Director...

A 21st Century Urban Symbol of contemporary Athens will emerge in 2015 with the completion of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center (SNFCC), a sustainable arts, education, and recreation complex built to enrich the everyday lives of Athenians and Greeks and attract millions of visitors from around the world. The striking ecological and architectural achievement includes the 170,000 m² (42...

One of the greatest needs for businesses, governments and the society itself nowadays is the need for provision with practical tools for all three dimensions of sustainable development; economic, environmental and social. These tools often take the form of international standards that are prepared, amongst other bodies, by the International Organization for Standardization, also known as ISO. One of these...

According to the recent comments of a senior engineer from Siemens Marine & Shipbuilding, Kay Tigges, in Tradewinds, waste heat recovery (WHR) systems can result to big fuel economies and thus reduce the fuel costs in the shipping sector. The current marine power plants normally extract only 50% of the available potential energy from the fuel, and then emit hot...