From left to right: Deputy Minister of Research, Innovation and Digital Policy, Mr. Kyriakos Kokkinos, new CyI President-elect Prof. Stavros Malas, President of the Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees, Dr Andreas Pittas, and CyI President Prof. Costas N. Papanicolas.
The vision, innovative research and achievements and future goals of The Cyprus Institute were presented at a Meet the Press event held in Greek for media representatives. The event, which coincided with the completion of 15 years of operations for The Cyprus Institute, took place in the form of a working lunch held on Tuesday, 29th of November at CyI premises, and attended by distinguished guests, including Deputy Minister of Research, Innovation and Digital Policy, Mr. Kyriakos Kokkinos, President of the Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees, Dr Andreas Pittas, President-elect Prof. Stavros Malas, and Members of the Board of Trustees and The Cyprus Institute Friends Association.
At the event, researchers of the Institute had the opportunity to network with over 30 media representatives, who had the chance to learn more about CyI and its Research Centers, its state-of-the-art infrastructures, and achievements and scientific work.
In his welcome address, CyI President, Prof. Costas N. Papanicolas noted that CyI completes 15 years of pride for its success and its internationally recognized research achievements, while the ability of The Cyprus Institute to attract world-class distinguished personalities to the Board of Trustees, is indicative of the Institute's international prestige, but also a sign of trust in its scientific work. “Today's meeting with the representatives of the media will be the beginning of a fruitful and productive relationship of information and interaction”, he added.
Prof. Stavros Malas, who officially assumes his duties next February, said that the Institute is a beacon of knowledge production that illuminates the way to progress. “In a society that seeks its identity, this progress is necessary. The Cyprus Institute, through its research activity, has left a strong footprint on the international arena”, he noted.
The President of the Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees, Dr Andreas Pittas, referred to the impressive achievements of The Cyprus Institute, which add value and generate new knowledge. He also mentioned that CyI has managed to place Cyprus very high on the European and International map of science, technology, research and innovation.
The Deputy Minister of Research, Innovation and Digital Policy, Mr. Kyriakos Kokkinos, assured before all, that the state supports and continues to support The Cyprus Institute, noting that many of the scientific results of CyI have transformed into added value for our society and the economy.