The 82nd TIF is connecting to innovation!

Major Universities, technological foundations and technology agencies from Greece and abroad will create the ideal technological environment and present new innovative technological proposals that are expected to attract the interest of investors and visitors.


e-gaming: Thousands of young people and e-gaming fans, as well as well-known hi-tech firms, will participate in the largest e-gaming festival in the Balkans and create the ‘hottest’ gaming scene, which will exceed every expectation once again.

2nd Artecitya Art Science Technlogy Festival by Helexpo
82nd Thessaloniki International Fair, Pavilion 2
9-17 September 2017

Virtual & Augmented Reality / Digital applications / Gaming /
Online Content Studio / Video / Animation / Performance /
Human Centered Design / Workshops /
Support to young professionals and refugees / Chill out space

What’s the New, the Newest, the most Technologically Advanced?

The Art Science Technology Festival is organized by Helexpo in the context of the European program Artecitya. The Festival’s goal is to explore the possibility for social change that is inherent in Art, Science and Technology, and in the intersection of all three sectors.

The Festival’s 2017 title, THE NEW NEW, poses a question: what is the New, the Newest, the most Technologically Advanced in an era when technology is developing and multiplying at such a rapid pace? How close are we to the scenarios of popular films and books predicting the prevalence of machines over our lives?

Helexpo’s 2nd Artecitya Art Science Technology Festival brings to you the responses of artists and creators who experiment with the possibilities of technology in terms of form and content that redirects the focus back on humankind. Moreover, through the Festival’s activities and collaborations, Helexpo supports two social groups that are currently faced with great challenges - the unemployed youth and refugees.


Come, play, discover.

Virtual World
Experience Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, Samsung Gear.

Play with Google’s Tilt Brush.
Make and take home your own VR glasses.

Interactive Art Exhibition - Gaming
Uncanny Valley / Posthuman New / Works by Students & Graduates of the Department of Audio & Visual Arts of the Ionian University
Discover works by 120 artists from Greece and abroad.
Put your gaming skills to the test, with unique video games, created by artists.

Zero Fuel
Learn about this unique, ultra-low consumption single seater vehicle.
Meet the team of young scientists who developed this aerodynamic combination of advanced design and technology.

Media Lab
Explore a TV studio setup using advanced technology equipment.
Tell us what you think and see your interview on YouTube.

Chill Out Space
Relax in a space designed especially for you.


More info and Communication
Dimitris Kourkouridis, +30 2310 291506,
Lydia Chatziiakovou, +30 2310 224626,


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