EYWA, which was awarded a €5 million EIC Horizon Prize on Early Warning for Epidemics
is Greece-based project. It is a key weapon in the arsenal to fight epidemics. It transforms scientific knowledge into a decision-making tool, contributing significantly to combatting and controlling the threat of mosquito-borne diseases. The solution enhances mosquito surveillance and control at various spatio-temporal scales and in different climatic zones, and guides day to day prevention and mitigation actions. It significantly reduces the entomological risk and results in the aversion of human cases in thousands of villages where EYWA is employed.
Dr. Spiros Mourelatos, president of Ecodevelopment, after thanking the Rectorate for the initiative of organizing this event, stated that “this is the first public event for the award of the EYWA system, given that due to COVID the award was not held on January 17th, which was announced”. Then, in the context of his speech, Mr. Mourelatos referred to the twelve-year cooperation of the company with the Aristotle University and proceeded to a brief description of the EYWA initiative and the contribution of the system to the protection of public health.