We wish to bring to your attention Cyprus Seeds, a new initiative in Cyprus offering grants, mentoring and networking in the USA and Europe. Eligible to the Cyprus Seeds program are researchers and academics in all the universities and research institutions in Cyprus whose research work has the potential to transit from the lab to the marketplace.
The Cyprus Seeds Grants & Services Program aims to support research groups in universities and research institutions in Cyprus to:
- Explore the market potential and viability of their work and
- Advance their technology.
Cyprus Seeds will nurture these cases in order to grow to a stage that can attract investors funds, leading to the commercialization of their technology, in the form of a spinout company and/or a licensing agreement.
The initial promoters of Cyprus Seeds are The Hellenic Initiative (https://www.thehellenicinitiative.org/), The A.G. Leventis Foundation (http://www.leventisfoundation.org/), Eurobank Cyprus, EY Cyprus and a number of successful Greeks and Cypriots of the Diaspora who have donated funds in order to help Cyprus Seeds meet its objectives.
Please visit our website www.cyprusseeds.com for more information on the donors, supporters and activities of the Cyprus Seeds Program.
The first 12-month cycle of the Cyprus Seeds Program is June 2019 to June 2020.
Prior to the opening of the FIRST Call for applications, on the 6th March, 2019, we wish to receive Expressions of Interest from potential applicants. The Expression of Interest will allow Cyprus Seeds to understand the likely range of fields/areas from which full applications to the program will arise. This will allow Cyprus Seeds to identify and secure the time commitment of the most appropriate individuals, from its international pool of evaluators, to assess the applications we receive.
Who is eligible to Submit an Expression of Interest?
Cyprus Seeds is addressing research groups who intend to take their work from the lab to the marketplace.
The PI should be affiliated to a Cypriot university or research institution.
Research projects from any sector and area are eligible.
International collaborations are acceptable as long as the core of the research work, relevant to the submitted project, is conducted in Cyprus.
How to Submit?
Cyprus Seeds requests the submission of an Expression of Interest from researcher groups who will consider to submit a Full Application Form to the Cyprus Seeds 2019 Grants & Services Program.
Expressions of Interest should be submitted by the 28th of February, 11:59P.M. (GMT+2), to [email protected], before the specified due date.
The Expression of Interest form is posted on the Cyprus Seeds website www.cyprusseeds.com.
Do not hesitate to contact us for additional information and clarifications either by sending an e-mail to [email protected] or by calling us +357 2275219.
Dates to Remember:
- February 20, 2019 – Preliminary Expression of Interest, due 28th February (11:59 P.M. GMT+2).
- March 6, 2019 – Opening of Call for Written Applications, due April 4th, 2019.
- May 8, 2019 – Skype Call Presentations to foreign Evaluators– by invitation only.
- Mid-May 2019 – Selected Teams will be announced.