An introduction to our blog

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09 September. 2019



Welcome to the new blog - #AllRISE. Brought to you by the Research Centre on Interactive Media, Smart Systems and Emerging Technologies – RISE – this blog is your one-stop shop for #allthingsRISE. Whether you’re looking for our latest news or upcoming events, seeking insights from Cyprus’ scientific community or want to stay updated on recent research breakthroughs, you’ve come to the right place.

What is RISE?

It is the first Research centre in Cyprus focusing on Interactive media, Smart systems and Emerging technologies aiming to become a centre of excellence empowering knowledge and technology transfer in the region. It is a joint venture between the three public universities of Cyprus (University of Cyprus, Cyprus University of Technology, Open University of Cyprus), the Municipality of Nicosia, and two renowned international partners, the Max Planck Institute for Informatics (MPI) from Germany and University College London (UCL) from the UK. RISE is designed to act as an integrator of academic research and industrial innovation, towards the sustainable fueling of scientific, technological and economic growth of Cyprus and Europe.  It sets out to meet the challenge with a total potential funding of more than 30 million Euros for the first 7 years, from a Horizon 2020 Teaming Action and multiple other sources, and a business plan for long-term sustainability and growth.

Who will be blogging?

As the AllRISE blog will be written by the RISE society (scientific and non-scientific personnel) you will have the opportunity to hear from our Executive team, managers, officers, researchers and research assistants. You can head over to our website and have a first glance at our people, and of course stay tuned for our weekly posts.

When and What will we be blogging about?

Updated weekly, this blog will help you stay up to date with us:
  • Articles written by RISE society (scientific and non-scientific personnel)
  • Feature stories by our cutting-edge Multidisciplinary Research Group (MRG) leaders
  • Interviews with industry experts
  • Excerpts from some of the best scientific journals around
  • Global trend reports and insights into recent research breakthroughs
  • Videos about RISE members’ experiences

In all fairness, our first blog posts will serve as an introduction to our MRGs as they address societal needs and/or solutions and are also the foundation of our organization. For a sneak preview of what is to follow you can check out the MRG brief summaries as well as a short bio of each MRG leader on our website. Following posts will be as interesting as the initial ones though so don’t worry.

Don’t forget to bookmark this blog, email to a friend/colleague or sign up to get instantly notified on every new blog post. Of course, we’d love getting your feedback on RISE and this blog — and what you want to see discussed (and showcased) in the future.