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Research Center on Interactive Media, Smart System and Emerging Technologies

Objective

Innovation activities targeting the Smart Specialisation Strategy of Cyprus-S3Cy require a solid scientific and research basis. Despite having the highest ratio of tertiary education among adults in Europe and well performing academic institutions research is currently confined in academia. To reverse this detrimental relation between research and innovation, Cyprus is in dire need of a catalyst to help the country RISE out of its RTDI slumber. This proposal seeks the European Commission’s support to establish, for the first time in Cyprus, a Centre of Excellence that fosters world-class research activities and serves as a paradigm for bridging scientific research with innovation.
RISE (Research centre on Interactive media, Smart systems and Emerging technologies), seeks to play a key role in the country’s RTDI reform, by bringing together an unparalleled team. The initiative is led by Nicosia Municipality, collaborating with all state universities of Cyprus (UCY, CUT, Open University of Cyprus), and is backed by the expertise and long-term commitment of two world-leading science and innovation institutions (UCL, MPG).
With a spacious building already committed by Nicosia Municipality to host RISE at the centre of Nicosia, RISE will kick-start the Municipality’s set out strategy to foster the development of an inclusive innovation and creativity ecosystem at Nicosia’s Quarter of Creative Industries (QCI). QCI will host infrastructures and entrepreneurship initiatives in close spatial proximity to each other, within the historic city centre, helping focus and integrate existing fragmented activities creating a cluster of research and innovation. RISE will spearhead acting as a catalyst.
RISE has already secured 35.5m in financial commitments in addition to the TEAMING grant and support from many sources for its first seven years of operation. RISE is geared to succeed in establishing itself as a regional centre of excellence, advancing RTDI performance to attain a competitive position in the global value chain.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/entrepreneurship

Call for proposal

H2020-WIDESPREAD-01-2016-2017-TeamingPhase2
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Funding Scheme

SGA-CSA - Specific Grant agreement and Coordination and Support Action

Coordinator

LEFKOSIA MUNICIPALITY
Address
Eleftherias Square
1500 Lefkosia
Cyprus
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 662 260

Participants (6)

MAX-PLANCK-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER WISSENSCHAFTEN EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 1 353 575
Address
Hofgartenstrasse 8
80539 Muenchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 1 512 051,25
Address
Gower Street
WC1E 6BT London
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITY OF CYPRUS
Cyprus
EU contribution
€ 501 601,25
Address
Kallipoleos Street 75
1678 Nicosia
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
TECHNOLOGIKO PANEPISTIMIO KYPROU
Cyprus
EU contribution
€ 360 157,50
Address
Archbishop Kyprianos 31 Savings Cooperative Bank Building 3Rd Floor
3036 Lemesos
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ANOIKTO PANEPISTIMIO KYPROU (OPEN UNIVERSITY OF CYPRUS)
Cyprus
EU contribution
€ 210 032,50
Address
Yannou Kranidioti Av 33 2Nd Fl
2220 Lefkosia
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
RESEARCH CENTRE ON INTERACTIVE MEDIA, SMART SYSTEMS AND EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES-RISE LIMITED
Cyprus
EU contribution
€ 10 400 113,75
Address
Dimarcheio Lefkosias, Plateia Eleftherias
1500 Nicosia
Activity type
Research Organisations