Costas Bissas – Industrial designer / Mechanical engineer
Costas is a design consultant based in Greece. His research interests lie between design, technology, wellbeing and culture, focusing on the use of design as a creative tool for the development of innovative products and services. He has collaborated with international organisations such as DeBalie in Amsterdam, FutureEverything in Liverpool, the Barbican Centre in London and the SENSEable city Laboratory of MIT in Boston. His work has been acclaimed by the European Innovative Games Award, the Greek Graphic Design & Communication Awards (EBGE), Mikser Festival of Creativity & Innovation and Athens Startup Weekend Sustainability.
In 2010 he relocated to Athens from the Scottish Highlands where he was a researcher, developing experiences, prototypes and products that explored the use of new media technology for the benefit of rural and remote areas. In all his efforts while living for 2.5 years next to the Loch Ness, he never managed to locate the monster.