FOUNDER, LATRA INNOVATION STUDIO
Aris is an architect and an engineer that graduated from the Architectural Association School of Architecture in London and further specialized in the Management & Economics of Innovation in University College London. He is the founder of LATRA, an award-winning incubator specializing in socially responsible projects that promote innovation, technology and entrepreneurship in the humanitarian sector. In response to the world’s largest humanitarian crisis, Aris established LATRA inside a refugee camp in his native island of Lesbos (Greece), in order to challenge the frontiers of innovation, technology and entrepreneurship in the humanitarian sector. He has been awarded a Start-Up Grand and two Internationalization Programs by the Creative Industries Fund in the Netherlands, as well as a Culture & Art Program by the Nordic Council of Ministers. Aris is a member of the global UNICEF Design Pool.