IEF 2019 is organized in cooperation with the following research centers and organizations:
- KIOS Research and Innovation Center of Excellence
- EMPHASIS Research Centre - Enterprise Europe Network
- RISE | Research centre on Interactive media, Smart systems and Emerging technologies
- FOSS Research Centre for Sustainable Energy
- Nireas International Water Research Center
- Oceanography Centre
- European Office of Cyprus
- Enterprise Europe Network
IEF 2019 will highlight research results with a potential for market exploitation and/or societal impact and celebrate entrepreneurial success, by awarding individuals or teams that excelled in innovative entrepreneurship in Cyprus or abroad. It is expected to bring together multidisciplinary knowledge from researchers, professionals, industry and business leaders and successful entrepreneurs seeking for potential research, economic and technological synergies.
The Forum will feature:
The Innovation Track: the research results exhibition OPEN for all the academic institutions in Cyprus co-organized by the Enterprise Europe Network – European Office of Cyprus
The PwC Distinguished Lecture: The Future of Automation and Its Implications for Educational Systems by Harry Anthony Patrinos - World Bank
The UCY Entrepreneur Award: Highlighting and celebrating the achievements of recent or present affiliates of the University (alumni, researchers, students, faculty, employees), who created value for the economy and society through entrepreneurial activities characterized by traits like novelty, risk-taking, scientific or technical excellence, social responsibility, and an international outlook.
The Business Pitch Session: Industries, businesses and organizations are invited to present problems/questions for which they seek technical expertise, innovative solutions, and partnerships within the research community.
The SINN – Student Innovators Competition 2019: A competition for early stage and empirical business ideas with a strong innovation potential and/or creative twist.
- Dr. Harry Patrinos World Bank, Washington DC, USA