innovation

€15 mln funding to boost Research & Innovation

To strengthen Cyprus’ science and business community, the Research & Innovation Foundation (RIF) has launched a new €15 mln funding programme to improve poor performance in this sector. Four new programmes, each

Placing Cyprus on world innovation map   

By Demetra Molyva Cyprus Seeds is a pioneering, non-profit organisation based in Nicosia. Its mission is to assist the commercialisation of innovative research from Cypriot universities and place Cyprus on the world map of

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Cypriot start-up EMBIO wins innovation award

Cypriot start-up EMBIO Diagnostics is among five winners of the first online Start-up Innovation Challenge by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) to encourage creative and innovative responses to COVID-19. Some 226 companies from 30 countries

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CySEC embraces innovation

By Sandra Nebritova This month, the Securities and Exchange Commission (CySEC) published a consultation paper on improving the facilitation of customer due diligence with innovative technologies. This opens a completely new chapter

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Cyprus is losing the innovation race

Despite a minor increase in expenditure in scientific research and experimental development, Cyprus is still third from bottom in the EU R&D league table, just above Malta and Romania. Total R &

Mind the digital gap

If there’s one thing that the impact from the Covid-19 pandemic has taught us, is that Cyprus continues to face an enormous digital gap, despite the high level of university graduates and

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Chief Scientist is Deputy Minister of Innovation

Chief Scientist Kyriacos Kokkinos is Cyprus’ first Deputy Minister of Research, Innovation and Digital Policy which will begin life on 1 March. “The establishment of the Deputy Ministry is yet another major