About / Collaborators

The partnership for the creation of RISE is composed of 6 committed and experienced entities. The three public universities of Cyprus: the University of Cyprus, the Cyprus University of Technology and Open University Cyprus, which are the leading academic and educational institutions of the nation. The Advanced Partners of RISE are the Max Planck Institute for Informatics (Germany) and the University College London (UK), two internationally recognized institutions offering their expertise and guidance. The Municipality of Nicosia is the Project Coordinator, connecting local authorities, businesses and Cypriot citizens with the scientific partners, enabling RISE to act as an innovation catalyst both nationally and internationally.

Project Partners

Strategic Partners

Support & Collaboration

Cyprus Republic Ministries, Public and Semi Public Bodies

Cyprus Broadcasting Corporation (CyBC)
Cyprus Investment Promotion Agency (CIPA)
Cyprus Tourism Organisation (CTO)
Ministry of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environment – Agriculture Research Institute (ARI)
Ministry of Education and Culture (MoEC)
Ministry of Energy, Commerce, Industry and Tourism (MECIT)
Ministry of Health
Ministry of Transport, Communication & Works – Department of Antiquities (DA)
Ministry of Transport, Communication & Works – Public Works Department (PWD)

Universities and Research Centres

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
ANTARES Centre of Excellence - H2020 Teaming Project
Peking University (PKU)
Center for Applied Neuroscience (CAN)
Elpida Keravnou – Papailiou, Professor at UCY and Member of the EIT Governing Board Executive Committee
Foundation for Research and Technology – Hellas (FORTH)
IBM Research Africa
Interuniversitair Micro-Electronica Centrum vzw (IMEC)
Michael Bletsas, Director of Computing, MIT Media Lab
Shandong University
Shenzhen University
Tel Aviv University

Business Innovation Organisations

Capital Enterprise UK
Centre for Entrepreneurship (C4E)
Chrysalis Leap
Cypriot Enterprise link (CEL)
Cyprus Business Angels Network (CyBAN)
Cyprus Research and Innovation Centre Ltd (CyRIC - EU/ BIC)
Cyprus Space Exploration Organization (CSEO)
Cyprus University of Technology - Liaison Office
Digital Catapult UK
Frederick University - Liaison Office
Innovate Develop Excel Accomplish - IDEA Programme
Neapolis University - Liaison Office
Open University Cyprus - Liaison Office
RiseTech Media - Disrupt Cyprus
Startup Cyprus
UK Lebanon Tech Hub (UKLTH)

Business and Professional Representative Institutions / Associations

Association of Cyprus Travel Agents (ACTA)
Cyprus Architects Association (CAA)
Cyprus Association of Research and Innovation Enterprises (CARIE)
Cyprus Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCCI)
Cyprus Civil Engineers and Architects Association (CCEAA)
Cyprus Computer Society (CCS)
Cyprus Creative Club (CCC)
Employers and Industrialists Federation (OEB)
European Office Cyprus (EOC)
Nicosia Chamber of Commerce and Industry (NCCI)
Technical Chamber of Cyprus (ETEK)

Local and Regional Authorities Organisations

Council of European Municipalities and Regions (CEMR)
Union of Cyprus Municipalities (UCM)