Strategic Partners

Cyprus Seeds has strategic innovation partners and collaborations in advanced ecosystems in Europe and the US. In particular, since its inception in 2018, Cyprus Seeds has been collaborating with the MIT Deshpande Center for Technological Innovation. In 2021 Cyprus Seeds signed a collaboration agreement with the Egg Accelerator in Greece. We are also partners in two flagship initiatives in Cyprus, namely the Phaethon Center of Excellence for Intelligent, Efficient and Sustainable Energy Solutions and DiGiNN European Digital Innovation Hub Cyprus, which are supported by the European Commission and the Cyprus Government.

Egg Accelerator

The EGG accelerator program has been running since 2013 with the support of Eurobank Greece and Corallia of the Athena Research and Innovation Center in Information, Communication, and Knowledge Technologies. EGG offers startups and scientific teams opportunities for financing, mentoring, networking, and exporting activities through the following 2 platforms:

  • Start Up: For young businesses needing support in their early steps. It helps them grow faster and launch their product or service to the market (incubation).
  • Scale Up: For more mature startups that wish to increase their sales in the next round of funding by accelerating their product development. The Scale Up platform is the advanced business accelerator of the EGG and is only eligible for companies.

Three of our teams have joined the 10th Cycle of the EGG; ARTES, SOLEX, and IoTshield.

Currently, BioSense participates in the 11th cycle of the EGG program.

MIT Deshpande Center for Technological Innovation

Cyprus Seeds is inspired by similar programmes running successfully in the USA and Europe, including the Programme of the Deshpande Center for Technological Innovation at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). The MIT Deshpande Center has been operating successfully with significant impact, for more than 20 years, resulting in a huge pipeline of innovative technology startups.

PHAETHON Center of Excellence for Intelligent, Efficient and Sustainable Energy Solutions

PHAETHON envisions contributing significantly to a green energy future by creating an inspiring environment to conduct state-of-the-art research on intelligent, efficient, and sustainable energy solutions.

The objective is to upgrade the University of Cyprus FOSS Research Centre for Sustainable Energy to a world-class autonomous and self-sustained Innovation Hub at the national and regional levels. In addition, Phaethon CoE will promote research and innovation in the field of green energy, in the Cyprus and EMMENA region (Eastern Mediterranean, Middle East and North Africa).

Partners:

    1. FOSS Research Centre for Sustainable Energy of the University of Cyprus 

    2. Technical University of Denmark (DTU): Number one in the World University Research Ranking in 2020

    3. University of Groningen (UG): Ranked 39th in the World University Research Ranking in 2020

    4. Cyprus Seeds (CS)

DiGiNN Digital Innovation Hub Cyprus

DiGiNN brings together under one roof in a structured service framework, Cyprus’ leading expertise in Artificial Intelligence, High Performance Computing, Cybersecurity and other advanced digital technologies by engaging the country’s Centres of Excellence and organizations addressing the twin European Transformation having excellence at their core. DiGiNN is the only joint service provision platform of: the national HPC facility and Coordinating Organization of the regional Teaming Centre of Excellence (CoE) for climate -both national ICT Teaming CoEs -the two big public Universities and the major Research Centre in biology and medicine -both country-wide business and industrial representation bodies, including all the national sectoral associations, -the most active inclusive innovation start-up ecosystem representatives and -the largest amongst the “big four” business and technology consulting firms driven by their Corporate Social Responsibility “New World, New Skills” commitment complemented by six external partners bringing unique characteristics, value and specialisation to the DiGiNN community including the local business angels network.