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Center for STEAM Education Research, Science Communication and Innovation

Center for STEAM Education Research, Science Communication and Innovation

Objective

Establish in Cyprus a Science and Research Center to:

a. Undertake competitive interdisciplinary research of excellence for the development of innovative tools and exhibits for Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics (STEAM) Education and Science Communication.

b. Promote science literacy and capacity building through informal STEAM Education using interactive Science Technology and Engineering (STE) exhibits, demonstrations and contact with scientists.
c. Contribute towards a Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) culture through open schooling, Science Communication and outreach activities.

d. Provide teacher professional training for integrating in-house developed ICT tools in formal STEAM Education and promote endorsement of new STEAM educational strategies and curricula.

e. Serve as a hub to communicate and disseminate to public and industry innovative technology research outcomes and evidence-based practice to policy makers and provide a platform for entrepreneurship for supporting public engagement in entrepreneurship and start-up companies.

Research excellence and innovation will be attained through “Teaming” collaborations, exchange visits and networking with EU Centers of Excellence in ICT research and STEAM Education, and with renowned Science Centers and the public and private universities of Cyprus. The Center will work with academics, expert in various fields, and employ staff and researchers with expertise in Computer Science and ICT, STEAM Education and Science Communication. An entrepreneurship unit hosting a prototyping platform for innovation will be used for dissemination of research outcomes, advising innovative patents, promoting start-ups and establishing links with the industry.

The Center will be a unique landmark with a positive long term impact on innovation, Cyprus economic growth and Education, in accordance with “Europe 2020”, and adhering to the objectives of the Teaming Phase I Call.

Coordinator

UNIVERSITY OF CYPRUS

Address

Kallipoleos Street 75
1678 Nicosia

Cyprus

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 69 375

Participants (14)

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TECHNOLOGIKO PANEPISTIMIO KYPROU

Cyprus

EU Contribution

€ 5 000

EDEX - EDUCATIONAL EXCELLENCE CORPORATION LIMITED

Cyprus

EU Contribution

€ 50 000

EUROPEAN UNIVERSITY CYPRUS

Cyprus

EU Contribution

€ 5 000

GRANTXPERT CONSULTING LIMITED

Cyprus

EU Contribution

€ 60 000

MESOKELEAS LTD

Cyprus

EU Contribution

€ 5 000

UCLAN CYPRUS LIMITED

Cyprus

EU Contribution

€ 5 000

ANOIKTO PANEPISTIMIO KYPROU (OPEN UNIVERSITY OF CYPRUS)

Cyprus

EU Contribution

€ 5 000

NEAPOLIS UNIVERSITY

Cyprus

EU Contribution

€ 5 000

ETABLISSEMENT PUBLIC DU PALAIS DE LA DECOUVERTE ET DE LA CITE DES SCIENCES ET DE L'INDUSTRIE

France

EU Contribution

€ 50 000

Fondazione IDIS-Città della Scienza

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 40 625

KOBENHAVNS UNIVERSITET

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 23 750

LEIBNIZ-INSTITUT FUR DIE PADAGOGIKDER NATURWISSENSCHAFTEN UND MATHEMATIK AN DER UNIVERSITAT KIEL

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 20 000

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 30 750

FOUNDATION FOR RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY HELLAS

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 25 250

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 763594

  • Start date

    1 September 2017

  • End date

    31 August 2018

Funded under:

H2020-EU.4.a.

  • Overall budget:

    € 399 750

  • EU contribution

    € 399 750

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSITY OF CYPRUS

Cyprus