SUP Free hackathon

Greece Free of Single-Use Plastics

The 1st Innovation Marathon for the development of solutions and applications for a life free of single-use plastics. We actively protect our natural environment and health.
We leave a positive impact on our planet.



Antivirus Crowdhackathon as Greek National Curator at Pan European Hackathon #EUvs Virus in order to overcome the crisis of COVID-19

#EUvsVirus Pan - European Hackathon 24, 25 & 26 April 2020

Registrations will be open till 24th April 2020

We invite any interested individual, team or company to participate in the marathon:

By proposing issues or challenges related to the reduction of single-use plastics that need a solution and by developing an application to tackle them (public submission of proposals - consultation). .

By developing innovative methodologies and applications that address these issues (participants - contestants).

Supporting this effort (mentors, sponsors, supporters, public organizations, companies, collective entities).

Application for the contestants will be open until December 10th. For the better preparation of the teams and participants we encourage them to register in time so that they can participate in the online participation tools.


On Wednesday November 18th 2020, the "Open Day SUP Free hackathon" was successfully completed via online teleconfernce platform.


Creating a culture of innovation and cooperation to achieve a global and common goal: protecting the environment.

Supporting youth and innovative entrepreneurship, providing opportunities for young people, combating unemployment and brain drain.

Supporting the local economy, as people from all over Greece will be able to participate, who may then set up their own business.

Highlighting smart and innovative solutions to the issues and challenges concerning both the marathon thematic areas and the citizens dealing with related issues.

Creating an ecosystem of innovation and entrepreneurship in the field of environmental protection and sustainability.

Enhancing the awareness-raising campaign by utilizing new emerging technologies

Connecting the campaign with the technological innovation and entrepreneurship community of our country.


Indicative Thematic Areas

  • Digital applications to enhance communication, interconnection and good practices.
  • Rewarding plastic recycling applications.
  • Augmented and virtual reality applications to raise the awareness of society on sustainability and climate change.
  • Applications using blockchain technology and data analytics.
  • Environmental protection.
  • Creative and circular economy applications focusing on the environment and sustainability.
  • Applications for sustainable cities.
  • Materials, supply chain, environmental product footprint, actions.
  • Consumer information applications and loyalty schemes in the market as well as connected payment systems (wallets)



Submission of Issues and Problems

Publication of Specifications

Presentation of ideas and solutions with the help of teleconferencing tools

SUP Free hackathon

Presentation with the help of conferencing tools!


Along with the innovation marathon, we will be holding online creativity competitions for children and pupils, starting with a painting and crafts competition on #stayhome.



Organized by



Peggy Xirotagarou

Program Coordinator, A. C. Laskaridis Charitable Foundation

Evi Lazou

Chairman, A. C. Laskaridis Charitable Foundation

George Karamanolis

Co-Founder & CTO/CIO at Crowdpolicy - Chairman of Hellenic Blockchain Hub

Yannis Charalabidis

Professor of Digital Governance Head, Digital Governance Research Center Director, Aegean University Innovation and Entrepreneurship Unit

Dimitris Papastergiou

President of KEDE, Mayor of Trikala

Aggeliki Kosmopoulou

Executive Director of the Athanasios K. Laskaridis Foundation

Dimitris Kouletsis

Head of Operations at The People's Trust

Vassilios Vescoukis

Associate Professor of Software Engineering and Geoinformation at NTUA, IT strategist, Information Systems Architect.

Aggelos Tsakanikas

Associate Professor Economic Evaluation of Technology, Innovation and Entrepreneurship Systems at National Technical University of Athens

Vera Alexandropoulou

Thalassa Foundation, Vice President | VA law firm, Founder

Marinos Xynarianos

Chief Digital Officer – FintelioX Director at Crowdpolicy, General Secretary of Hellenic Blockchain Hub


Michael Psallidas

Managing Director, Crowdpolicy

Kostas Kalogerakis

Chief Innovation Officer at Crowdpolicy

Gabriel A. Kouris

General Secretary of Municipality of Minoa-Pediadas

George Krikris

Deputy Mayor of Waste Management, Municipality of Nea Smyrni

Andreas Stefanidis

President Academy of Entrepreneurship & Educational Association of Athens HFAISTOS

Maria Leontiou

Head of GCIB Business Innovation & Growth, Eurobank

George Panou

Group Digital Innovation Director, Mellon Technologies

Andreas Kyriakopoulos

Attorney at Law / Co-Managing Director of the Law Office I.A. KYRIAKOPOULOS & ASSOCIATES

Christos Kalloniatis

Associate Professor and President of the Department of Cultural Technology and Communication of the University of the Aegean

Eleftheria Klontza

Environmental Scientist, PhD University of the Aegean

Maggie Athanasiadi

Innovation & Technology Senior Advisor Industry, Growth, Infrastructure & Regional Policy, SEV

Vassilis Poulopoulos

ΓΑΒ LAB - Knowledge and Uncertainty Laboratory // Assistant Professor, University of Peloponnese

Vicky Foteinoy

Program Manager at Crowdpolicy

Dimitrios Fragkiskos Lekkas

Associate Professor at University of the Aegean

Dimitris Kosmidis

Business Innovation & Technology Management Consultant DAEM S.A. | City of Athens - IT Company

Dimitris Panopoulos

Labour Market Data Analyst , Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs DG CONNECT National Expert REBRAIN GREECE Technical Coordinator

Dimitris Kavroudakis

Assistant Professor of Geographical Analysis, Department of Geography, University of the Aegean

Kostas Topouzelis

Assistant Professor, University of the Aegean/Department of Marine Science

Maria Lekakou

Professor, Department of Shipping & Business Services, University of the Aegean Dean of the School of Management Coordinator Blue Aegean

Ioannis Kourtidis

Development Officer, The People's Trust AMKE

Spiros Bofylatos

Course Instructor in the Department of Products and System Design Engineering of the University of the Aegean

Damianos Tsigkanos

Business Analyst

Marios Balis

Περιβαλλοντολόγος | Μέλος ΕΤΕΠ στο Τμήμα Περιβάλλοντος του Πανεπιστημίου Αιγαίου

Nikos Mysirlakis

Project Manager Environmental Engineer | M.Sc. A.C.Laskaridis Charitable Foundation

George Prokopos

Economist, PR Manager Youth Entrepreneurship Club, SDG CC UoP

Dr. Maria Chatziantoniou

Lecturer (Department) - Department of Environment - University of the Aegean

Ioannis Kinias

Assistant Professor of Business Policy Director of the "Management, Entrepreneurship & Innovative Education" Laboratory (M.En.In.Ed. Lab.) Department of Business Administration University of the Aegean

Dora Trachana

Associate at Uni.Fund VC

Ioanna Alexiadou

Project Manager Environmental scientist, MSc in Biology A.C.Laskaridis Charitable Foundation

Maria Kouri

Deputy Governor of e-Government of the Attica Region

Kostas Sfirikidis

Voice Coach


The SUP Free hackathon is the first open innovation action in the context of the “Greece Free of Single-Use Plastics” campaign and aims to encourage society and businesses to create prototype applications and solutions contributing through technology to a life free of single-use plastics.

You can register here.

Application for the contestants will be open until December 10th. For the better preparation of the teams and participants we encourage them to register in time so that they can participate in the online participation tools

You can support the action here.

To the team and its members.

Yes, existing and new teams can certainly participate in the competition.

#supfreehackathongr #hackathon #innovation

The SUP Free hackathon is open to engineers, developers, economists, analysts, researchers, students, business executives, individually or in teams, and generally, anyone interested in turning their ideas on issues related to the reduction of single-use plastics into an integrated application. During the event the participants will have the opportunity to be part of the teams to be formed, develop and present their ideas.

We invite any interested individual, team or company to participate in the marathon:

  • giving issues or problems or challenges for a solution related to the reduction of disposable plastics and is interested in developing it in a comprehensive application (public submission of proposals – consultation).
  • developing original methodologies and applications that address these problems (participants).
  • supporting this effort (mentors, sponsors, supporters, public organizations, companies, collective bodies).


You can also express your interest in being a sponsor and / or sponsor, as well as a data provider.
The management team will tell you about the process.




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