Cyprus Seeds is a not-for-profit legal entity, registered in Cyprus in June 2018, with the mission to help commercialize innovative research taking place in Cypriot universities, research institutions, and Centers of Excellence.

Cyprus Seeds aims to support research teams from any academic or research institution in the public and private sectors, and Centers of Excellence in Cyprus, to take their work from the lab to the market. To achieve its objective, it offers funding in the form of grants, mentoring, entrepreneurial training, and networking with potential customers and investors in Cyprus and abroad.

Cyprus Seeds found its inspiration in a similar program being run successfully in the US for the last 20 years by the MIT Deshpande Center for Technological Innovation. It was initiated in Cyprus by Cypriots and Greeks of the Diaspora, including Mr. George David, Ms. Marina Hatsopoulos, and Ms. Anna Protopapa.

Cyprus Seeds runs successfully for the last 4 years as a result of the generosity of the A.G. Leventis Foundation, The Hellenic Initiative, the Ministry of Research, Innovation and Digital Policy, as well as corporations in Cyprus including Eurobank and EY, and individuals in Cyprus and abroad. Recently, we attracted donations from new corporates and individual donors, including Mohari Hospitality. Read more to our website.

Since its launching in 2018, Cyprus Seeds run 2 Funding Cycles and supported 12 scientific teams from the University of Cyprus, Cyprus Technology University, CYENS Center of Excellence, KIOS Research and Innovation Centre of Excellence, The Cyprus Institute, University of Nicosia, and Cyprus Institute of Neurology and Genetics.

A maximum of five teams will be selected to join the 3rd cycle of the Cyprus Seeds Program whose duration of the 3rd cycle will be 18 months, commencing in January 2023 and finishing in June 2024.

All applicants must submit their application to [email protected] by the 16th of November

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