‘Research in Enterprises’ Call

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21 March. 2023
At CYENS Centre of Excellence, we carry out high-impact R&D in Interactive media, AR/VR/XR, AI/ML and advanced analytics across several industry sectors including education, entertainment, cultural and creative industries, healthcare, IoT, and robotics. We provide access to technical expertise from the University of Cyprus, CUT (TEΠAK), the Open University of Cyprus, UCL and Max Plank Institute of Technology, as well as to our own specialised laboratories and equipment to help businesses to innovate or improve their operations and develop / test new products. 
The Research and Innovation Foundation (RIF) has announced two new calls for proposals for the «Research in Enterprises» programme (ENTERPRISES/0223/Sub-Call1 and ENTERPRISES/0223/Sub-Call2).
The total budget for both calls is €6.000.000, of which €1.000.000 is earmarked for enterprises without prior significant participation in research, technological development and innovation (RTDI) projects. The maximum funding per project is €200.000.
Proposals have to be submitted through the IRIS portal and the deadline for proposal submissions is the 24th of April 2023, 13:00.
The «Research in Enterprises» programme aims to enhance the competitiveness of Cypriot enterprises to make a contribution in the country’s economic growth through the development of new products / services / production methods of high added value, or significantly enhanced products / services / production methods which will be commercially used. The programme aims to intensify the participation of Cypriot enterprises in research activities thus raising the contribution of the private sector in the country’s RTDI investments.
Entities eligible to participate in this Programme are small, medium, or large enterprises.
Below we are listing some of our collaboration suggestions:
Digital Twins
The CYENS Centre of Excellence creates a Digital Twin of Nicosia, which will be a virtual representation of the city. It will use real-time data and other sources to enable learning, reasoning and dynamically recalibrating for improved decision making. Sectors deploying Urban Digital Twins technology include Cities, Districts, Airports, Manufacturing Plants, Urban Infrastructure, Utilities, for optimization of their building maintenance and operations, environmental impact and sustainability, productivity and space utilisation. The Digital Twin Services provided by iNicosia Team are the following:
1. 3D Reconstruction of an area, individual building or smaller scale objects using Laser Scanning and Terrestrial and Aerial Photogrammetry processes;
2. Data visualization of IOT connected devices and sensors - augmentation of generated 3D models through dynamic and static data and metadata;
3. Simulations on the generated models, including crowd, traffic weather, light, and more;
4. Heritage site capture and documentation;
5. Media production including walkthrough videos, presentation videos and other visual documentation;
6. Generation of Interactive models for a wide range of applications.

Video Compression
Video compression is the core technology in live and on-demand video streaming and video conferencing applications. We can provide consulting on the efficient utilization of available resources (video codec software, storage, compute power) for different video content (sports, news, movies, animation, etc.) that is application specific while considering the underlying communication medium (wired/ wireless).
We can also provide technical reports on video compression standards performance evaluation by jointly optimizing key video compression parameters such as video quality, bitrate demands, and complexity.
Virtual and Augmented Reality Applications
We have extensive expertise in developing Virtual and Augmented Reality (VR/AR) systems for a broad spectrum of industrial applications including shipping, aviation, medical, serios games and others including creative industries. Such systems may increase productivity, reduce training costs and lead to creation of new products. The implementation of such technologies in business operations can contribute to reduced errors, improved production, real time adaptability and safety of staff and general operational effectiveness.
Industries where VR/AR technologies are becoming accepted and implemented include the automotive industry, healthcare, tourism, real estate, architecture, recruitment, entertainment, education and sports. We are happy to discuss the potential engagement in all these sectors.

Cultural Heritage Applications
CYENS has extensive expertise in areas related to cultural and creative industries including museums. Such work involves multidisciplinary expertise in museum studies, history, arts, archaeology, photography and new technologies such as 360 photography/video, photogrammetry, 3D modelling and AR/VR. We are happy to provide consulting services to help set new museums and advice the existing museums and galleries in the use of novel digital technology for art and cultural heritage representation to improve public engagement and perception.
For more information, you can contact
Ms Stephanie Constantinidou, Partnerships Officer, s.constantinidou@cyens.org.cy, 22747575.
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