25 May “Crete can become a new Silicon Valley of the World!”
Executive Creative Director of the Creative Lab of Google, Steve Vranakis, with origin from Sfakia, had a meeting in Heraklion with representatives from FORTH Science and Technology Park, University of Crete, Technical University of Crete, Technological Educational Institute of Crete, ELKETHE, MAICH and “ELGO Dimitra“.
“I am very pleased to attend a meeting with such brilliant scientists and scientific research institutions of Crete. Crete has an enormous potential through research and its scientific institutions. The island can become a new Silicon Valley”, said Steve Vranakis, manager of Googles’s Creative Lab.
He was asked about the use of internet and answered that he is a web “lover” of the internet.
“With the right usage of internet, it can serve democracy, culture and economy. Especially young people can have access in technology, entrepreneurship and the ability to convey their ideas.”
Source: chaniapost.eu, 25/07/14