Overview

The Centre for Entrepreneurship (C4E) of the University of Cyprus with the support of PwC Cyprus, presents the 2019 Innovation & Entrepreneurship Forum: "4th Industrial Revolution: Technology and Society".

IEF 2019 will take place at the University of Cyprus on April 19th 2019.

Organized in cooperation with the following research centers and organisations:

  • KIOS Research and Innovation Center of Excellence

  • RISE | Research centre on Interactive media, Smart systems and Emerging technologies

  • FOSS Research Centre for Sustainable Energy

  • Nireas International Water Research Center

  • Oceanography Centre

  • EMPHASIS Research Centre

  • Enterprise Europe Network

  • European Office of Cyprus

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.

Goals

Research Showcase

Showcase research results with a potential for market exploitation or societal impact that come out of the University of Cyprus and possibly other Cyprus Universities and Research Centers.

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Networking

Create networking opportunities among researchers, business people, industry, investors, venture funds, entrepreneurs, students and faculty.

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Student Innovation Competition

For early stage innovative business ideas with a creative twist.

Celebrate Entrepreneurial Success

Celebrate entrepreneurial success, by awarding individuals or teams who are members or alumni of the University of Cyprus and excelled in innovative entrepreneurship in Cyprus or abroad.

Awards

Award teams/individuals with research results demonstrating the strongest potential for exploitation.

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Global Trends

Present and discuss global trends shaping the innovation landscape.

The Forum

The Innovation Track

An exhibition showcasing recent research results and ideas with a strong market or societal impact and uptake.

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The PwC Distringuished Lecture

The annual PwC lecture on the Forum’s theme: ‘The Future of Automation and Its Implications for Educational Systems’ by Harry Anthony Patrinos - World Bank.

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The Business Pitch

Seek solutions from the outside in: industries, businesses and organizations present problems seeking technical expertise, innovative solutions, and partnerships within the research community.

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UCY Entrepreneur Award

Honoring members of the University of Cyprus community who demonstrate success in innovative entrepreneurship.

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SINN 2019 Competition

A student competition designed for early stage and empirical business ideas with a strong innovation potential and/or creative twist.

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Our Partners

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