The hybrid robot programming platform for children and adults of the CubesCoding Team of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, RoboTiles, won the first place in the 8th ‘‘Innovation & Technology’’ Competition of the National Bank of Greece.
This is the world’s first hybrid programming platform, which children aged 3 years and over but also experienced developers can make good use of and collaborate with the ultimate goal of teaching children and adult beginners computer coding by playing with physical objects, educational robots and graphical environments. Thus, the platform is the ideal solution for parents, schools and educational institutions. On the occasion of this very important distinction, CubesCoding secured its participation in the Reload Greece Challenge 18, which will be held in London from 26 June to 6 July, in order to present RoboTiles to investors.
The spin-off company of the AUTH, Cyclopt, has excelled in the same competition for its innovative solutions that contribute to the evaluation and improvement of the software quality through continuous and holistic monitoring of the quality characteristics based on the ISO/IEC 25010 model. The goal is to produce better software with the lowest cost and the least effort.
A total of 361 proposals were submitted to the 8th ‘‘Innovation & Technology’’ Competition of the National Bank, which launched in June 2017, and was completed on 24 May 2018 after three successive evaluation phases. The evaluation of the proposals was carried out in cooperation with professors from nine universities and key criteria for innovation, sustainability, implementation stage and the purpose for which it is created.
It is worth mentioning that the two specific teams of the AUTH have also distinguished themselves in the 10th ‘‘Ennovation 2017’’ Competition organized by the Athens Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation (ACEin) of the Athens University of Economics and Business in December 2017, where Cyclopt won the 2nd Award and RoboTiles the 3rd Award in the ‘’Research’’ Category.
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki actively supports the Thessaloniki innovation friendly destination initiative and holds a BoD position at Thessaloniki Innovation Zone.