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Global challenges discussed during Digital Agenda Cyprus Debate

“It is a global challenge to take control over our digital future, face the ethical dilemmas and provide tools to the younger generation”, Chief Scientist, Kyriacos Kokkinos said during a fascinating debate taken place on the stage of Digital Agenda Cyprus at Municipal Nicosia Theater Center on October the 15th, 2019. The discussion among  Andreas […]

30 million euro project CMMI/MaRITeC-X presented in Larnaca

The vision and mission of the CMMI/MaRITeC-X a 30 million euro project co-funded by Cyprus Government and EU were presented during a Press Conference in Larnaca. City’s Mayor Andreas Vyras, Deputy Minister for Shipping, Natasa Pilidou, Chief Scientist Kyriacos Kokkinos, Federeica Roffi representing Commission as well as other stakeholders of this project also talked about […]

Record number of participants in “Researchers’ Night”

More than 8,000 visitors attended the “Researchers Night”, breaking every previous record since its inception. This year’s event was held for the 13th consecutive year by the Research and Innovation Foundation (RIF) and was the largest to date, both in terms of visitors and participation of research, scientific and business bodies. Approximately 30 public and […]

Cyprus Research and Innovation sector featured in Russian Business Magazine

Cyprus national research and innovation (R&I) aspirations and strategy are presented in October’s Russian Business Magazine issue, “Вестник Кипра”. Chief Scientist for Research and Innovation of the Republic of Cyprus Kyriacos Kokkinos shares his thoughts about the local ecosystem as well as the investment and collaboration opportunities both for citizens living in Cyprus and foreign […]

Deadline for Courses on Innovative Entrepreneurship by Israel extended

Extension to the last date for submission of applications to Courses on Innovative Entrepreneurship has been announced by The State of Israel. The application deadline is extended up to September 16th 2019. The courses who focus on Innovative Entrepreneurship aiming at further strengthening the efforts of advancing the collaboration between the R&I ecosystems of our […]

Pafos Innovation Institute deal signed

Paphos Municipality and the Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) Herzliya Israel signed yesterday their agreement regarding the “Pafos Innovation Institute”. During the ceremony, Kyriacos Kokkinos who was present in his capacity as the Chief Scientist for Research and Innovation for the Republic of Cyprus, had the opportunity to discuss with the Mayor various matters, such as the […]

Leveraging IP to Promote Tech Transfer in Cyprus

Cyprus Seeds brings us K&L for a 2 day seminar on IP issues. Presenter Mr. George Summerfield has more than 30 years of patent litigation experience, including matters in district court, the U.S. International Trade Commission, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board, and the European Patent Office. He is a Partner at K&L Gates, a […]

Blockchain and DLTs as part of the National Strategy

The Council of Ministers approved the National strategy on Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technologies (DLTs) on the 18th of June 2019. Following the announcement of the National Strategy on Blockchain and DLTs the sub-committees on both the technological and the legal and regulatory framework are intensively working on implementing the National Strategy. Among the first […]

Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships for Foreign Scholars and Artists

The Ministry of Education announced that Switzerland grants scholarships to foreign students including citizens of the Republic of Cyprus for studies in Universities and Research Swiss centers for the academic year 2020-2021 in the following: Swiss Government Excellence Arts Scholarships for foreign students PhD Scholarships Postdoctoral Scholarships Research Fellowship More information can be found on […]

European Researcher’s Night coming up in September

A great opportunity for creative night-time dedicated to science and research will take place on September 27th during the “European Researchers’ Night” an event organized by the Research and Innovation Foundation (RIF) in collaboration with academic and research institutions as well as other organisations in Cyprus. The event is an initiative of the European Commission […]

Cabinet approves creation of investment fund

The cabinet on Wednesday 21st of August approved the creation of an investment fund aimed at boosting economic growth, support startups and foster business innovation, according to a proposal put forth by Finance Minister Harris Georgiades. The fund, which will fall under the regulation and framework of the Securities and Exchange Commission, will receive an […]

Philippos Patsalis interviewed about PreSENTIA

NBRI President and NIPD Genetics Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Philippos Patsalis has given an interview to discussing about PreSENTIA a new generation test for identifying genetic mutations with cancer susceptibility. Among other, Dr Patsalis explains that PreSENTIA has an extensive portfolio of 19 hereditary cancer panels. Each panel focuses on a specific set […]

Presentation of the new National Strategy Framework for Research and Innovation 2019-2023

The Chairman of the National Board for Research and Innovation, Prof. Philippos Patsalis, presents “INNOVATE CYPRUS” the new national R&I Strategy Framework for the period 2019-2023, during an event at the Presidential Palace, in the presence of President of the Republic, Nicos Anastasiades and other governmental officials. The event was attended by various representatives and […]

NBRI Open Dialogue Event on new R&I Strategy Framework 2019-2023

Encouraging active participation and engagement of stakeholders and citizens in shaping the new strategy for research and innovation, the National Board for Research and Innovation (NBRI) organises an Open Dialogue Event. During the event, Prof. Philippos Patsalis, Chairman of the Board, presented NBRI’s proposal for the national Research & Innovation Strategic Framework 2019-2023, launching an […]

NBRI Chairman addresses the 1 st Call Opening of the CYPRUS SEEDS

The Chairman of NBRI Prof. Philippos Patsalis addresses the event organized by the “CYPRUS SEEDS” for the 1st Call opening for the submission of proposals by academic researchers aiming to support commercialisation of research results. The CYPRUS SEEDS ( is an NGO supporting research teams to develop entrepreneurial activity, transforming their research results into innovative […]

Conference on Digital Economy and Innovation “A Vision of Growth” / Panel Discussion with Commissioner Digital Economy & Innovation Mariya Gabriel

The Chairman of NBRI Prof. Philippos Patsalis and the Chief Scientist Mr Kyriacos Kokkinos discuss with Commissioner Digital Economy & Innovation Mariya Gabriel on the aspects of digital economy and its importance for Cyprus and Europe. The panel discussion took place during the Conference on Digital Economy and Innovation “A Vision of Growth” organized by […]

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