Project Description

Yiannis Laouris

social, science and business entrepreneur, a neuroscientist and systems engineer

Yiannis Laouris is a social, science and business entrepreneur, a neuroscientist and systems engineer. He founded Future Worlds Center, the Cyprus Neuroscience & Technology institute, the Cyprus Society for Systemic Studies, and several high-tech companies. He is Member of the Board of the Institute for 21st Century Agoras, national representative in several COST Actions, Insafe, Inhope, EU Kids online, ECSO, Cybercrime Centre of Excellence, ECTEG – Europol, etc. He is one of the 12 authors of the ONLIFE Manifesto. Laouris promotes the application of digital technologies and structured democratic dialogue as tools to harness the collective intelligence and collective wisdom of people. His team develops systems to scale up participatory dialogic processes to engage asynchronously thousands of participants in meaningful authentic dialogues, thus accelerating institutional and societal change. Laouris has a medical degree and a PhD in Neurophysiology from Germany, and an MS in Systems and Industrial Engineering from the US. His work is published in several books, over 100 scientific papers and honored with more than
a dozen

distinguished awards.

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