The Cyprus Institute is the R&D partner in five projects (GAIA, IET, OASIS, DIVINE, MESH) supported by the Pre-Seeds RESTART scheme of the Cyprus Research and Innovation Foundation (RIF). These projects are all connected to the innovative spin-off companies established within The Cyprus Institute's ecosystem.
The projects are co-funded by the European Regional Development Fund and the Republic of Cyprus through the Research Innovation Foundation.
Cyprus Seeds Grants
The Cyprus Institute has received two grants from Cyprus Seeds for the commercialization of research applications of The Cyprus Institute, supporting the development of novel services in the field of art characterization (ARTES) and medical image processing (TIER).
SySma 4 Transition
Sysma 4 Transition has been selected among the post-COVID 19 recovery actions promoted by EIT Climate KIC. Within a broad international partnership led by Cleantech Bulgaria, an adaptable and flexible toolbox for system mapping has been applied to work around community challenges and problems, bringing experts and mentors to work more horizontally with practitioners and problem owners. Social learning has been applied as a set of participative techniques to identify alternative perspectives and achieve conceptual change on System innovation and Climate Change mitigation and adaptation. For more information about the project click here.
U-SOLVE: Urban sustainable development SOLutions Valuing Entrepreneurship
U-SOLVE is a strategic project for the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Office, financed by the ENI CBCMED programme. It aims to apply open innovation methodologies to boost the implementation of the UN Sustainable Development Goals in the Mediterranean urban communities. An innovation community will be promoted and consolidated through innovation hubs to be established in six countries: Italy, Greece, Cyprus, Jordan, Palestine and Egypt. More details about the project can be found here.
The IP Booster service has been launched by the European Commission to assist with the identification of valuable IP arising from EU funded projects and secure its protection. The Cyprus Institute has been assigned to five service vouchers, which allowed an effective analysis of the context around potential IPs, and the preparation of IP applications.
ART-SARS: Air Particle SARS Detection
The Office for Innovation and Entrepreneurship has assisted in the preparation of the submission the ART-SARS project, which is supported by the INNOVATE RESTART scheme of the Cyprus Research and Innovation Foundation (RIF). The main objective of this project is to develop and test a novel monitor that can detect the SARS-CoV-2 virus in the air.
The project is active under the Innovation activities of CARE-C. Click here to visit the ART-SARS project web page.
The project INNOVATE-COVID/0420/0009 (ART-SARS) is co-funded by the by the European Regional Development Fund and the Republic of Cyprus through the Research Innovation Foundation.
European Cluster Collaboration Platform
The Institute has been appointed to support the ‘Towards Green Transition’ Facility of the ECCP, which is a new initiative of the European Commission to enable industrial clusters registered at the ECCP to promote green transition skills amongst their members through technical advisory services. In this Facility, selected clusters are trained and advised on a range of green transition topics so they can support their cluster members, and (especially SMEs) to become more resource efficient.