Odyssea Academy

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About us

A brief profile

Odyssea is a Greek non-profit organisation founded in early 2017 by Jai Mexis and composed of a dynamic group of social entrepreneurs, architects, engineers, finance experts working together to develop innovative models and solutions to systemic social issues. Odyssea’s vision is to democratize access to technological advances, to enable self reliance, fulfill basic needs, and accelerate efforts towards a more inclusive society. Odyssea aims to promote a balanced interaction between excluded host and guest communities through targeted education leading to new roles in the future labour market.

Odyssea’s FabLab for social innovation, AstroLab has been supported by Dr. Evan Malone, Founder of NextFab and NextFab Foundation, as well as, the Ascend initiative.

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Our aims & goals

Bridge global and local resources in open innovation, vocational education, participatory design services and entrepreneurship, with and for excluded communities.

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Odyssea Academy

Vocational training programs for all

Odyssea Academy offers intensive educational courses that can reinforce creativity and community engagement and support experimentation that drives innovation. Odyssea’s training courses are shaped upon the market needs to reinforce our beneficiaries’ professional absorption.
With our new approach to technological tools that guide beneficiaries from design to production, our Academy participants develop valuable hard and soft skills while boosting and developing their capabilities on making things and producing a project.
Odyssea’s workshops aim to create the necessary platform for hands-on education. The digitization of design, computed aided manufacturing, robotics, communications, and distributed computer networking have been continuously shifting innovation processes towards automation.
Odyssea’s ultimate goal is employment generation in Greece and beyond.

Our Business Domains

Vocational training programs for all