It all began over 2,200 years ago

It all began over 2,200 years ago in ancient Greece. Historians still to this day debate on who invented the device, some say Archimedes and some say Posidonius. But what we know for sure, it is the oldest analogical computer in humankind’s history. It was found at the edge of the Aegean sea, near the island of Antikythera where the devices take its name from in November 1901.

It was found by Greek sponge fishermen who were on their way to fertile fishing grounds near North Africa, they were waiting near Antikythera Island for more favourable winds. As they dove, they brought up this shiny metallic device. The Antikythera Mechanism.

It wasn’t until the 1970’s and with the help of X-Ray imaging, over 70 years after the device was discovered did they unearth the true function of the device. The Antikytera Mechanism is the world’s first analogical computer, used to predict the position of the planets which helped them manage dates and time.

Our name reflects a culture of innovation

With this device they could time every four years to make sure they didn’t miss the Olympics, they knew when solar eclipses would occur and most importantly you could remember your partners birthday!

All this was created over 2000 years ago, we admire these times of innovation and creativity. Our approach today is modelled from these great thinkers, understand the need  of the people and create the technology to match.


Evento di Bocconi Alumni Community

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Independent.ie – Ireland’s top 30 women in tech for 2021

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