Scientist, science engager, social entrepreneur, co-founder of SciCo, founder of Theta Communications
Theo is a science engager, a social entrepreneur and a National Geographic Explorer. He is the Co-Founder and General Manager of SciCo, an international social enterprise aiming to make science and technology simple and understandable to the public and to various stakeholder groups. Under his leaderships, SciCo has run more than 200 high-impact national and international outreach activities and programs namely the “Athens“, “Patras”, Thessaly, “Ioannina”, “Aegean” and “Mediterranean” Science Festivals, “Mind the Lab”, “STEMpowering Youth”, “Generation Next” and “Celebrity Science” amongst others. Collectively they have reached more than 300.000 people. Moreover, he is the Founder of Theta Communications, a company specializing in corporate innovation.
Theo holds a PhD in Medical Genetics from Kings College London and his Post-Doctoral Research work was in hereditary cancer. He has received training in social entrepreneurship and leadership from Stanford University (2016) and Columbia (2019) respectively.
He is an Ashoka Fellow for his work on social entrepreneurship and science education. He has received the British Council UK Alumni Social Impact Award (2017), the Newcastle University Alumni Impact Award (2019) and the Ecsite Marianno Gago Award (2019). He is also a member of the Explorers Club in New York.
Theo has travelled in 92 countries, in 6 continents.