The Visioners of Recirculated Organic Vertical Farming

Co -Founders

Anargyros Koliokostas


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MBA, Extensive Agronomist Research Skills, with 8 Years of work experience in Finance and Business with multinational companies. an ambitious visioner, who is willing to take risks and solved the most difficult challenges, by reversing the entire logical process methods and motivating the entire teamwork to the best results. Establish the first business operation at the age of 13

Theoklitos Klitou

Head of Sustainability Research

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PhD Mechanical Engineering, Master’s degree in Sustainable Energy Systems, BEng in Mechanical Engineering with First-Class Honours Swansea University. He was also awarded a certificate for Mechanical Design at the Associate level on Solidworks in 2019. Theoklitos has experience working in an international world leading company as Design Engineer in the R&D (Research and Development) department

Andreas Klitou

Mechanical Engineer

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MEng graduate from the University of Glasgow. Educated in designing, developing, and implementing innovative solutions to complex engineering challenges. With a passion for continuous learning and commitment to staying up-to-date with the latest industry trends and technologies. 


Marketing & Promotion / Agronomists / Finance / IT / Law

Christopher Poukis


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BA Hons Advertising & Marketing from the University of Hertfordshire. Successfully manages productivity, and budgets, ensuring tasks are completed on schedule. Christopher is a detail-oriented entrepreneur who strives to add as much value as possible while overcoming any obstacles that may arise

Alexia Christodoulou


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Bachelor of Law from the University of West of England. Founder of TheFilterless, Social media and content specialist, who creates strategies and manages campaigns for increasing exposure. Alexia is an optimistic person who strives for success

Nikos Larcos

Chief Agronomist

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Nicos Larkos holds a Bachelor of Science – BSc degree of the School of Agriculture of the Aristotle University of Thessalonica, AUTH, a Master of Science – MSc degree of the School of Agriculture of the Aristotle University of Thessalonica, AUTH, Department of Field Crops and Ecology, additional Master of Science – MSc degree by research of the School of Agriculture of the Aristotle University of Thessalonica AUTH, Department of Hydraulics, Soil Science and Agricultural Engineering, Diploma in Business Management and Leadership of City and Guilds of the London Institute, and a Master of Science – MSc degree in Business Management with a specialization in Strategic Management of the Mediterranean Institute of Management.

Marios Charalambous

Head of Product 

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BA Interior Design MA Interdisciplinary design Frederick University (has been noted on various occasions as the highest academic achiever (Best Academic Performance 2012-2013). Digital Fabrication (CNC, Laser Cutting 3d Printing)

Stefanos Kolainis

Supervisor Agronomist

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MSc. Agronomist In plant protection and Environment, currently working in Christoforou Agro Ltd ( Cyprus ), citrus producing and exporting company, providing technical advice and supervising 1500 hectares. Member of Pesticide Metabolomics Group/Lab of Pesticide Science of the Agricultural University of Athens  Greece.

Christos Serrano Thoma

Videographer / Photographer

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Professional Photographer, BA at Kharkov Academy of Sports and Culture

Mehdi Ezzitouni


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Experience filmmaker for various projects with a B.B.A in Business Administration, European University of Cyprus. Proficient in computerized and linear video editing systems, Handled all filming, editing, sound mixing and visual graphics to create a final product (ShipCon 2018), Conduct interviews in various locations that required lighting and improved sound quality, Drone photographer for Countryprofiler Ltd ( Cyprus edition 2018 /2019), Videographer for Let's make Cyprus green (environmental NGO) 2018 -2020

Sharon Machat

Branding Expert Specialized in SMEs

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A visual storyteller with over 23 years of experience working for Israel’s most well-known publications. Owner of a boutique design studio. Specialize in branding of small and medium sized businesses, from logo design to developing their entire visual language, and creating digital and print products such as magazines and booklets.

Konstantinos Koliokostas

Graphic Designer

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BA Graphic Design, Freelancer Graphic Designer, Experience Director / Graphic Design & Experience Manager for the TEDxPanteionUniversity 2018 2021, Designing social media campaigns, Booklet design creating partnerships with exhibitors/sponsors, guidelines for decoration/arrangement, supervising teams, Expert on (Adobe Illustrator / Adobe Photoshop /Adobe InDesign
Adobe Premiere Pro / Adobe After Effects /Adobe XD /QuarkXPress

Ibrahim Kourima

Head of Partnership 

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Business development manager with more than 13 years of experience, develops a strong understanding of how to identify and capitalize on new business opportunities, and drive revenue growth for the company, build and maintain relationships with clients and partners. Also develop strong leadership and communication skills, which are essential for managing a team and collaborating with other departments.

Sotiris Photiou

Chief Legal Officer

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Soteris Photiou is a member of the Cyprus Bar Association since 2013. He obtained his LLB from Surrey University and was awarded an LLM in Commercial Law from Bristol University. Soteris is engaged in commercial, private criminal, administrative, tort law and labor law litigation in relation to a variety of cases including civil actions, petitions, injunctions, tax cases, probate actions and wills. Soteris’ areas of expertise also include corporate law, focusing on company incorporation, mergers and acquisitions, company liquidations and corporate litigation, as well as banking, immigration and Intellectual Property Law. He is also an experienced Mediator registered in both commercial and civil registries of the Ministry of Justice.

Christos Topouzis

Supervisor Legal Officer

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Christos Topouzis is a member of the Cyprus Bar Association since 2016. He obtained his LLB from University of Nicosia while he is also an alumnus of University of Cyprus, holding a B.Ed. His main areas of practice include administrative and constitutional law, public procurement law, civil litigation and injunctions. He is also engaged in Alternative Dispute Resolution, being a registered Mediator for business, commercial and civil disputes.

Konstantinos Filis


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BSc Computer Science from Frederick University, Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA), MikroTik Certified Network Associate (MTCNA)

Panagiota Pourgouri


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BSc in Accounting & Finance, ACCA, KPMG

Dimitrios Xekardakis

Audit & Accounting Supervisor

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BSc in Accounting, MSc in Accounting and Auditing

Board Of Advisors

Prof. Dr. Ahmed Ali Mosa

Professor of Soil Science at Mansoura University (Egypt)
Director of Patent Office, Professor of Soil and Water Sciences at Mansoura University, His expertise is in sustainable resource use within a range of agricultural systems, Biochar research expert

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Prof. Dr. Ahmed Mosa is the director of Patent Office, associate professor of Soil and Water Sciences at Mansoura University, Egypt. Dr. Mosa started his research career in the year 2000 in the field of soil and water quality management. The research vision of Dr. Mosa is mainly directed at mitigating the shortage of water and food supplies resulting from the increasing demand and Egypt’s growing population. Specifically, his research focuses on using Nanoparticles derived from agricultural by-products on the remediation of wastewater prior to irrigation and improving the fertility of poor sandy soils. Dr. Mosa’s research has introduced an innovative approach for managing organic matter in sandy soils, as he has developed an on-farm technique for the application of Nano organic particles via a drip irrigation system. In addition, his research presented an eco-friendly technique for wastewater remediation using Nano adsorbents derived from chemically modified crop residues and biochar.

Prof. Dr. Abdoul Rjoub

Prof. Computer Engineering Department, Jordan University of Science and Technology, Irbid (Jordan)
General Chair IEEE-ICM2020
Fulbright Scholar Researcher at Electrical and Computer Engineering Dept., Purdue University, USA

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Prof. Dr. Abdoul Rjoub joint the Computer Engineering Department ay Jordan University of Science and Technology-Jordan in 2000. From that time he is working very hard to internationalize JUST abroad within his organizing international events like conferences, workshops, round tables and hosting international figures in the area of science and technology. Dr. Rjoub honored the Associate Professor Rank in 2010. In 2010-2013 he coordinated the international FP7, INCO, ERA-WiDE JEWEL Project, then in 2013-2014 he coordinated the international FP7, DG-Connect, MOSAIC Project, and now he coordinates ENI, CBC-MED GREENBUILDING Project for 2019-2022. Dr. Rjoub serves the communities by chairing the parent council of Modern School, he is active member in Jordan Engineering Association (more than 25000 Engineers). Dr. Rjoub first academician who created the syllabus for VLSI Design Course at JUST, teaches several coureses related to the H/W, Embedded Systems and Computer Aided Design.

Prof. Dr. George N. Papageorgiou

Professor of Management & Information Systems,  Department of Management and Marketing - (Cyprus)
Director, SYSTEMA Research Centre / Deputy Dean, School of Business Administration, Chair IEEE ITS Society, Cyprus Collection Editor, Sustainability Journal (SCOPUS IF 5.7)

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Prof. Dr. Papageorgiou is Professor of Management and Information Systems in the Department of Management and Marketing of the European University Cyprus. He holds a PhD degree from the City University of London, an MBA from the University of Kent and a First Class Honours Bachelor Degree from the City University of London. Further, he earned the European Certificate in E-Learning Course Design and Teaching with a Grade of "A" (Excellent) from the University of Oberta de Catalunya and the Laureate Certificate in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education. Dr. Papageorgiou served as a Postdoctoral Fellow, Researcher, Visiting Professor, and Management Consultant, Entrepreneur, Business Manager and Human Resource Manager. He is an expert in Management, Strategy, Technology, Innovation and Business System Dynamics. He has served as a member of the Academy of Management (Entrepreneurship Interest Group), the Cyprus Scientific and Technical Chamber (ΕΤΕΚ),​ the Institute for Operations Research, the Management Sciences (INFORMS), (IEEE) - Technology and Engineering Management Society, the International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC), and the System Dynamics Society. Dr. Papageorgiou has published many peer-reviewed papers and articles in reputable academic journals, such as the IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, the Journal Automatika, and the Journal of Decision Systems. He also regularly serves as a peer reviewer for scientific journals and he is on the Editorial Board of the Learning Organization (Scopus). Further, he participated in many academic conferences worldwide as a delegate, chairperson, coordinator, reviewer and plenary speaker. He is a recipient of the FH Russell Memorial Prize, scholarships by many institutions, and multiple research grant awards by the National Research Promotion Foundation and the European Union. Further, Dr. Papageorgiou was repeatedly invited by the European Commission to serve as an Expert Advisor for evaluating Research Project Proposals.

Prof. Dr. M. M. Awad

Professor of Mechanical Power Engineering  Department, Faculty of Engineering / Mansoura University ( Egypt)
World’s Top 2% Scientist (Stanford University, 2020 - 2022). International Editorial Board Elsevier

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Prof. Dr. Mohamed M. Awad is an associate professor at the mechanical power engineering department, faculty of Engineering, Mansoura University, Egypt. He was also a recipient of the ASME International Petroleum Technology Institute (IPTI) Award in 2005 and 2006. He won a silver medal at 45th International Exhibition of Inventions, Geneva, Swiss, 29 March - 2 April 2017. Currently, he is the Regional Editor of Africa and Australia, Editorial Board, of Journal of Thermal Engineering, Yildiz Technical University Press, Turkey & Editorial Board Member of the International Journal of Oil, Gas and Coal Engineering & Editorial Board Member of International Journal of Petroleum Technology. He received his Ph.D. from Memorial University of Newfoundland in 2007 and his undergraduate degree and his master’s degree from Mansoura University, Egypt, in 1996 and 2000, respectively. His research focus is on the development of robust models for characterizing transport phenomena using fundamental theory. These models are validated using experimental and/or numerical results. He is the author of 3 book chapters. He has published more than 65 papers in refereed journals and conference proceedings in these areas. Presently, his research is focused on the modeling of complex fluid dynamics and heat transfer problems in internal flows. These include transport in porous media, compact heat exchangers, two-phase flow, microchannel flows, non-Newtonian flows, and thermal design/optimization of energy systems. He is a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME).

Prof. Dr. Konstantinos E. Vorgias

Professor of Biochemistry Department of Biology at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens ( UOA ) (Greece)

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Prof. Dr. Vorgias is an established scientist with over 30 years experience in Germany (Max-Planck Institut for Cell Biology, Heidelberg and Biophysical Chemistry in Goettingen and over 7 years staff member at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory Heidelberg and Hamburg. Funded from the European Community BIOTECH program numerous times. Since 1996 he is faculty Professor at the Biology Department of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. Member of the Greek Bioeconomy Forum and the National Research Council. Organizer of various Summer Schools. He has edited 10 books in Bioeconomy, Biotechnology etc. Author of over 130 scientific publications and 200 presentations. Co-Founder of the Community of Practice for Bioeocnomy Education in Europe. He talks to several relevant Masters in Greece and abroad. Previously his group was awarded by the BBI Challenge for the management of urban biomass and a spin-off company CITRIUS was founded

Prof. Dr. Frangiskos Kolisis

Professor Emeritus of Biotechnology in the School of Chemical Engineering of the National Technical University of Athens ( Greece )

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Prof. Dr. Fragiskos Kolisis is an honorary Professor of the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA). He has been a Professor of Biotechnology in the Chemical School of NTUA. From 2005 to 2010 he was the director of the Institute of Biological Research & Biotechnology (NHRF) and under his management the Institute proclaimed as a centre of Excellence. His expertise lies in the biocatalysis in non-conventional media Production, characterization, immobilization of enzymes and their biotechnological application Metabolic Engineering- Systems and synthetic Biology. Member of the Biotechnology Committee of the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC). The fields of his scientific activities include: Industrial Biotechnology and System and Synthetic Biology. He has been Director of the Institute of Biological Research and Biotechnology (IBRB) and a member of the Board of the National Hellenic Research Foundation (NHRF) (2005-10). He has also served as Director of the Department of Synthesis and Development of Industrial Processes, Chemeng/NTUA. He has been the coordinator/PI of 20 International and 15 National research projects in Biotechnology and supervised 23 PhD students. He has more than 150 publications in International peer review journals. He has worked in the IBRB (NHRF), in the Laboratory of Enzymology (Biochemistry) University of Southampton and in the Enzyme Technology Laboratory, Universite de Technologie de Compiegne. He has been a member of the Steering Committee in the Section of Applied Biocatalysis (European Federation of Biotechnology), the National representative in EU for Bioeconomy Action (KBBE), a member of the EU/WG on Synthetic Biology, an official member of the Technical Committee for Biofuels (the Ministry of Energy and Environment) representing NTUA, the Vice President of Hellenic Open University, and of the National State Scholarships Foundation (IKY).

Dr. Leandros Lefakis

Managing partner of “Dr Leandros Lefakis Law Firm”. Ηe was an adjunct Professor of Law at the University of Central Greece (2005-2012) and a visiting Professor for postgraduate courses at Panteion University of Athens.
Specializes in commercial, banking and intellectual property law, both in contentious and non contentious matters. He has particularly focused his practice in patent and biotechnology law matters

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He has represented and advised companies in cases arising from banking and investment disputes as well as pharmaceutical companies in disputes arising from inyellectual property rights and contracts. He often provides legal opinions on complex regulatory and other issues. He advises major pharmaceutical companies in their day–to–day operations including healthcare contracts, compliance programs and regulatory issues. His experience in the area of IP regulation and legislation enables her to offer full professional services and support on both contentious and non-contentious issues covering the standard areas of IP such as trademarks, copyrights, patents and domain names. Leandros undertakes the filing of Oppositions, Cancellations and Recourses representing clients before the Trademarks Committee and the Administrative Courts. ​L​eandros has acted as advisor to various Governmental Organizations, Institutions of public law as well as an advisor to Greek Ministers. He has written numerous articles and books in the field of intellectual property and bioethics law. ​At the moment is a scientific collaborator of many scientific institutions and a permanent editing collaborator of the magazine “Journal of Company​ Law”.

Dr. Savas G. Anastassiadis

Owner of Research Center Pythia Institute of Biotechnology (Greece) Postdoctoral Research Associate at MIT and Tufts University (USA).
Dr. Nat. Sc. (Ph.D.), Prof., Industrial Microbiology, Bioengineering, Carbon Resources, Postdoctoral Research Associate, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

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M.S. degree (Diploma) from the University of Münster (Germany) under the supervision of Professor Dr. H.-J. Rehm. Doctoral research under the joint supervision of Professor Dr. H.-J. Rehm of the University of Münster and of Professor Dr. Christian Wandrey at the Biotechnology Institute within the Research Center Jülich (RCJ) in Germany (formerly known as Nuclear Research Center, KFA). Ph.D. thesis was financed by Haarmann & Reimer Co., a daughter company of Bayer Co. (Leverkusen, Germany). Following the completion of Ph.D. Worked for two and a half years as a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Metabolic Engineering group of Bayer Professor Dr. Gregory Stephanopoulos at the Chemical Engineering Department of M.I.T. Worked as a consultant and senior researcher at Thermo Fibergen Inc., a Thermo Electron company (1 patent application) and at Cargill Co., and as Research Associate at Tufts University (USA). Since October 2000, Microbial Ecology, Microbiology and Biology (Assistant Professor) at the Environmental Engineering of Democritus University of Thrace (Xanthi, Greece). Awards: 1) November 7, 2008: International Einstein Award for Scientific Achievement (IBC), 2) The international Plato Award for Educational Achievement (7th October 2011) (IBC, England), 3) On 7th December 2007, received the Nomination of “Top 100 SCIENTISTS 2008”as a noted and eminent professional in the field of science, from the International Biographical Centre(IBC) in Cambridge, England and ratification of nomination
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