Dr. Nikolas Mastroyiannopoulos, Chief Scientist for Research and Innovation, Chairman, Research and Innovation Foundation (RIF) strongly supports research and fundamental science that is the stepping stone for innovation. It is a key success factor to expand knowledge conquering new frontiers, leading to discoveries, disruptive technologies and creating a strong and sustainable research base.
The RIF was established in 1996, following an initiative by the Government of the Republic of Cyprus, with the initial name of Research Promotion Foundation (RPF). The RIF is a private legal entity structured as a non-profit organization, and is registered as an Institution, under the Societies and Institutions Laws. The significant role of scientific research in modern socio-economic development, as well as the vital need to enhance research activities and infrastructures in Cyprus, were determining factors for the founding of the RIF.
The Cyprus Employers & Industrialists Federation (OEB) is the most representative national employer organization, politically independent, with a mission to promote and support the benefits of Cypriot businesses in Cyprus, in the European Union (EU) and internationally.
JCC processed its first credit card 30 years ago.
Today, we’re the leader in financial and data infrastructure services in Cyprus, delivering end-to-end payment solutions, credit and debit card issuing services and industry-leading data protection and management schemes to banks and businesses of all sizes across Cyprus and beyond.
More than that, we help thousands of people like you every day do business with their customers safely and simply, so they can focus on what matters to them: making their businesses grow.
The mission of the Centre for Entrepreneurship (C4E) of the University of Cyprus is threefold: a) to foster a culture of innovative entrepreneurship within the University and to develop relevant in-house expertise; b) to provide the entire University community with high-quality services and the connections required to bring scientific innovations and novel ideas produced inside the University to global marketplaces, and c) to contribute to the creation of a sustainable innovation ecosystem in Cyprus. C4E aspires to provide the training, expertise, mentorship, support and connections that UCY’s students and young scientists need to become effective entrepreneurs.
C4E considers Entrepreneurship in its broadest sense, namely as a mindset in scientific and scholarly work that embraces creativity, critical thinking, imagination, risk-taking and the bold experimentation with new ideas and transformative scientific approaches. C4E aspires to turn new knowledge into real “value” that can serve the common good through novel products, processes and services, implemented by new or existing ventures, private or public organizations, governmental institutions or non-governmental initiatives.
C4E serves the entire University of Cyprus community, namely undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral students, researchers and young scientists, faculty, and staff. Beyond the University, we contribute to the emergence of Cyprus’ “start-up” ecosystem, participating in relevant initiatives and liaising with people and support structures, such as accelerators, incubators, and maker spaces. We promote the uptake of innovative results, the exploitation of scientific know-how and the use of advanced research infrastructures of UCY by existing private and public organizations, contributing to the competiveness and growth of the Cypriot economy. We work with policy makers and the government to promote policies that support research, innovation, and entrepreneurship. We invite alumni to participate and contribute to our activities. We engage the Cypriot diaspora of entrepreneurs and innovators to become our ambassadors abroad.
Areti Charidemou & Associates LLC was founded in 1990 having its core values in hard work, integrity and professionalism. From a small office Areti Charidemou & Associates LLC has grown into one of the largest law firms in Cyprus with a vision of being committed to excellence, while creating a well-respected, diverse portfolio of clientele with global reach.
Our objective is to offer more than standard law services to ensure that our clients, whether these are individuals, small businesses or large organisations, benefit from the best of legal advice available and maximise their benefit.
Along with decades of demonstrated expertise we seek to accurately deliver a wide range of services and legal transactions in Property Law, Trust Law, Company Law, Mergers and Acquisitions, Tax and Estate Law and Shipping Law, among others. Our professional staff provide legal services in a variety of issues including, but not limited to, buying properties and investing in Cyprus or abroad, advising on the optimum tax structure based on the individual circumstances, incorporating companies in Cyprus or abroad, supporting the operation of the companies after the incorporation and providing nominee services if required.
Our mission is aligned with our commitment to offer creative legal practices of the highest quality and striving to turn our clients’ requests into meaningful, transparent and safe solutions.
Powersoft is one of the largest business software development companies in Cyprus. Operating since 1993, we are innovators in the information technology sector, continually developing software solutions to meet and exceed the challenges of modern business and business activities.
We aim to empower our corporate customers, whether independent professionals or multi-national organisations, by offering integrated business systems that deliver tangible commercial results, increased functionality and unlimited accessibility.
Kinisis Ventures is a boutique business acceleration company working with Cypriot organizations that can benefit from our USA experience, expertise and business networks. We look to work with organizations that demonstrate growth potential, differentiated value propositions and are relevant to our niche US business and investor networks.
We help Cypriot entrepreneurs with differentiated value propositions enter, compete and scale in the USA market.
HubSpot’s Startup Partner Program is for accelerators, incubators, and VCs who want to help their startups grow by giving them access to the HubSpot Growth Stack, programming, and education—all at a startup-friendly cost.
In cooperation with Amazon Web Services (AWS) we offer the opportunity to provide startups with low cost, easy to use infrastructure needed to scale and grow any size business. AWS Activate is a program with resources designed to help startups get started on AWS.