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who we are
what we offer
Grants & Services
Awards & Achievements
“Best Startup Ecosystem Initiative” National Award in the 2020 South Europe Startup Competition.
National winner of the 2022 European Enterprise Promotion Awards in the category “Investing in Entrepreneurial skills”.
Among the shortlisted candidates in the Category “Investing in Entrepreneurial Skills” of the 2022 European Enterprise Promotion Awards.
MITEF Greece Startup Competition
2 grantees were the finalists in the 2021 MITEF Greece Startup Competition among 32 semi-finalists.
1 grantee was the winner of two categories in the 2022 MITEF Greece Startup Competition, the 2nd Runner-Up and the General Track categories.
Cyprus Seeds grantee, Dr Nikolaos Mastroyiannopoulos, was appointed Chief Scientist for Research & Innovation of the Republic of Cyprus in February 2020.
What people say about our work.
“Cyprus Seeds is one of the key players of our national Research and Innovation (R&I) ecosystem, reinforcing the entrepreneurial culture within the academic community. The activities and services offered by Cyprus Seeds are of the highest standards and are in line with relevant national priorities for the commercialisation of research results, technology transfer and business creation.”Kyriakos Kokkinos
“I continue to be impressed by the research done in the universities and institutes in Cyprus and the talent and enthusiasm of the researchers. It has been my pleasure to work with the passionate and dedicated Cyprus Seeds team as they support and train these researchers to commercialise their technology. Their efforts will accelerate Cyprus’s move into an innovation economy and produce products that will improve the quality of life."Leon Sandler
“Congratulations, Cyprus Seeds! Well deserved. You make Cyprus proud!”Kyriakos Kokkinos
''Through the drive and persistence of the Cyprus Seeds staff, we have been given unique opportunities to learn from the best globally and to be supported by them. It doesn’t get any better!’’Prof. George E. Georghiou,
'Regular mentoring in addition to funding from Cyprus Seeds were instrumental to bringing our technology closer to the healthcare market. It is no exaggeration to say that with the support of Cyprus Seeds, which offered us valuable practical training and expertise throughout the duration of the funding period, has significantly contributed to our potential success.’’Prof. Christakis Damianou
'Our participation in the first cycle of Cyprus Seeds funding was a privilege and has provided an excellent opportunity for receiving expert training and mentoring in important aspects of presenting and commercialising research results at the international level."Prof. Kleopas Kleopa
“The mentorship provided by Cyprus Seeds is amongst the best in the world, and is tailored to each specific project. In the DIMEC project case we have been given advice that will save us millions of dollars.’’Prof. Julius Georgiou,
‘‘We believe Cyprus Seeds is a great initiative, and their support is vital for Cypriot Researchers. We encourage everyone that is working on an innovative idea which has the potential to commercialise to apply for the 2nd year of Funding!’'Prof. Maria Antoniou,