For the first time in Greece, Hellenic Student Branch Congress was successfully organized and held on 14-16 December 2012 by the IEEE Student Branch of Patras (Host), Lamias, Thrace and Messolonghi with the support of the IEEE R8SAC and Greece Section.
The event attracted more than 60 participants from 10 Student Branches all over Greece and invited student branches from University of Cyprus and IST, Portugal.
During this Congress, Rui Costa did a presentation of PUW activities explaining both TISP and EPICS-in-IEEE programs. Aided by Fábio Domingos, from IST, both presented the work done by the IST Student Branch to realize the most successful TISP of all Region 8 inspiring all the members of the Congress.
After that, followed a nice open discussion about EPICS and TISP programs between several Student Branches that motivated a lot of IEEE members to participate and start thinking of new projects that can help the local communities.