Mission and Vision

Our Mission and Vision

Our uniqueness:

Cyprus Seeds is a unique initiative in Cyprus entrepreneurial and innovation ecosystem. 

What is Cyprus Seeds?

Cyprus Seeds is a non-profit organisation with the mission to help commercialize innovative academic research.

Vision

Cyprus Seeds’ vision is to slow down the brain drain in Cyprus.

Inspiration

Cyprus Seeds finds inspiration in similar programs running successfully in the USA.

Benefits for Cyprus

Cyprus Seeds will have several tangible benefits for Cyprus.

What makes us different?

A public-private partnership

Cyprus Seeds is a public-private partnership. Its founding members are the A. G. Leventis Foundation, The Hellenic Initiative, and the Government of Cyprus. The Government supports Cyprus Seeds through the Deputy Ministry of Research, Innovation and Digital Policy, and the Research and Innovation Foundation. Major private donors are the Eurobank Cyprus and EY Cyprus. Important donations are made by corporations and private individuals in Cyprus and abroad.

Supported by Diaspora

It is the only initiative in Cyprus that attracted the attention and support of Greeks and Cypriots of the Diaspora.

Focus on research commercialisation

It is the only Cypriot initiative focusing on supporting research centers and universities to commercialize their research and form startups.

Equity-free

It is a not-for-profit and equity-free organization.

International partners

Cyprus Seeds strategic partners are the MIT Enterprise Forum Greece and the EGG accelerator, Greece.

Success stories

In less than 4 years of operations, we have three success stories, including the conclusion of two options to be licensing agreements and the formation of two startups from a Cypriot university.