3rd Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum

The Centre for Entrepreneurship (C4E) of the University of Cyprus and The Hellenic Initiative (THI) announce the organization of the 2017 Innovation & Entrepreneurship Forum for the commercialization of innovative research and technology startups (IEF2017). The event is being supported by the MIT Enterprise Forum Greece (MITEF Greece)PwC Cyprus and the USA embassy in Cyprus.

IEF2017 will take place at the University of Cyprus on the 28th of November 2017.

IEF2017 will bring together Cypriot researchers and Cypriot start-ups with world experts and leading minds in innovation, successful entrepreneurs and venture capitalists from the USA and Europe.


  • Showcase cutting-edge university research in Cyprus which has the potential to be commercialized and launch as a startup.

  • Present successful examples of mature technology startups from Cyprus and the region.

  • Connect university researchers with expatriate innovation leaders and successful entrepreneurs from Cyprus and abroad.

  • Stimulate partnerships between the researchers and respected venture investors from the USA, Europe and the region.

  • Provide opportunities for sharing experiences and know how on best practices in research commercialization through structured and unstructured networking.

For more info click here.

The Cyprus Institute will be participating with the following project:



Algorithms/ software for simulations and data science


Constantia Alexandrou

Computation-based Science and Technology Research Center and Department of Physics, University of Cyprus


Development of scalable algorithms and data analytics for various applications that include Climate modeling, turbulence, health analytics, design of chemical processes. The group has also contributed to the development to scalable algorithms for linear solvers including contributing to the open NVIDIA source QUDA. Multigrid and asynchronous solvers are being investigated. These activities take place at the Physics Department of the University of Cyprus and CaSToRC of the Cyprus Institute with Assist. Profs G. Koutsou, T. Christoudias and Yury Suleymanov.