Cyprus Seeds Innovation Showcase Event at Reflect Festival!

Cyprus Seeds Innovation Showcase Event at Reflect Festival!

DATE: 31st of May 2024

VENUE: Kolla Factory of Culture, Franklin Roosevelt 45, Limassol 3013, Cyprus

STAGE: Cyprus Seeds Inventors Stage


Cyprus Seeds Inventors Stage at Reflect Festival is where the magic happens!

This is where inventors, researchers and investors meet, talk and network. This is where you learn more about the “perfect pitch” and get practical tips and advice from world class tutors on pitching.

This is where expert panellists discuss how scientific research hits the market and talk about the anatomy of advanced ecosystems.

This is where Cyprus Seeds teams pitch their work.

This is where a platform is built for inventors + investors to collaborate.


09:30-09:40 Welcome by Maria Markidou Georgiadou ꟾ Managing Director of Cyprus Seeds.

09.40-09.45 Welcome by Demetris Skourides, Chief Scientist ꟾ Republic of Cyprus.

09.45-10.30 Presentation. Topic: Perfect Pitch: Engage Your Audience. Get Resources. Achieve Your Vision. Linda Plano, Managing Director ꟾ Plano & Simple.

Moderator: Kim Wang, Associate Professor ꟾ Suffolk University Sawyer Business School.

10.30-11.00 Panel Discussion. Topic: Nurturing Scientific Start-up Ecosystems for Success: Greece’s Blueprint:

Moderator: Theodoros Loukaidis (CY), Director General ꟾ Research and Innovation Foundation.

Speakers: Aristos Doxiadis (GR), Partner ꟾ Big PI Ventures. Roula Bachtalia (GR), Director ꟾ egg enter•grow•go, Eurobank Greece.

11.00-11.45 Panel Discussion. Topic: Forming a stronger ecosystem for university-born startups.

Moderator: Kim Wang, Associate Professor ꟾ Suffolk University Sawyer Business School


11.45-12.15 Seaside Chat. Topic: Innovation in the Renewables and Green Energy.

Moderator: Paul Blackborow (USA), Advisor, Mentor, Angel Investor & Co-Founder ꟾ Energetiq Technology, Inc., Mentor ꟾ Cyprus Seeds.

Speaker: Prof. George Georghiou (CY), Founding Member ꟾ European Centre of Excellence in Intelligent Sustainable and Efficient Solutions (PHAETHON), Professor ꟾ Renewable Sources of Energy and Grid Integration at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Cyprus.

12.15-13.15 Inventors pitching: 6 Innovators from Cyprus Seeds


  1. ARTES
  3. IQ3Solar
  4. Mammocheck
  5. Senssos

Presenter/Moderator: George Saveriades (CY), Board Member ꟾ Cyprus Seeds.



  1. Andreas Koupparis (CY), Chairman ꟾ Cyprus Business Angels Network.
  2. Andreas Panayi (CY&USA), Co-Founder ꟾ Kinisis Ventures Ltd & KV Fund Investment Advisory Committee.
  3. Chris Droushiotis (CY&USA), Senior Managing Director & Senior Partner ꟾ Kinisis Ventures.
  4. Dora Trachana (GR), Partner ꟾ Uni.Fund.
  5. Demetrios Zoppos, (UK&CY), Entrepreneur and Investor, Executive Chairman ꟾ Klevio
  6. Melina Mai (GR), Investment Associate ꟾ BIG PI Ventures.
  7. Mikkel Sørensen (DE), FoundingDirector ꟾ DTU Skylab Innovation Hub, Co-founder ꟾ Stormglas, active investor.
  8. Spyros Arsenis (GR), Head of NBG Innovation Unit ꟾ NBG Business Seeds
  9. Yiannis Eftychiou (UK & CY), VC & Growth investor ꟾ British International Investment, MaxAB, Bizongo
  10. George Karantonis (GR), Partner ꟾ