Research centres, companies and event organisers are key players in the development of Cyprus’s start-up and innovation ecosystem, by supporting incubators and accelerators, conducting vital research projects, hosting relevant events, as well as offering services relevant to start-ups and foreign investors. The major players supporting the ecosystem are outlined below.
Research Centres & Innovative Enterprises
Cyprus Marine and Maritime Institute (CMMI) vision is to drive sustainable Blue Growth by addressing the needs of industry and society within the spectrum of the marine and maritime sectors.
AI Zerocaliberoffers services for product development and embedded systems.
Cognitive UX is a research-driven company aiming to revolutionize the development and integration of human-centered cybersecurity systems.
CYRIC offers Research and Innovation Services for its customers in the fields of engineering design and prototyping, electronics and communications, software solutions, as well as specialised consultancy and entrepreneurship services for startups and SMEs.
EMTECHis a group of SME companies interested in research and development for innovative products and high-tech services.
GeoImaging offers scientific and professional solutions in geo-informatics and IT, participates in research and development (R&D) programs in EU and national funded project and provides consultation services.
The Cyprus Institute is a non-profit research and educational institution with a strong scientific and technological orientation. It addresses issues of regional interest but of global significance, with an emphasis on cross-disciplinary research and international collaborations.
ADITESS is a scientific consulting and research company strategically bridging the fields of academia, industry and government, providing benefits in the form of research and emerging products.
Eight Bells (8BELLS) is an independent research and consulting company specializing in selected parts of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) as well as in modelling and analysis for businesses in Cyprus and Greece.
PHOEBE Research and Innovations deals with the design, development and realization of cloud-based solutions to help system operators and consumers enhance efficiency, security and quality of their services.
PWC cooperates with Chrysalis LEAP’s programme and organises, with the University of Cyprus and its Centre for Entrepreneurship, the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum. It has also launched its Scale Up programme to accelerate start-ups’ growth.
Deloitte Innovation and Entrepreneurship Centre funds and curates ARIS’s start-up programme.
Bank of Cyprus is partners with IDEA Innovation Centre and provides €12,000 in seed capital for its programme.
CYTA’s Innovation and Entrepreneurship Centre organizes and supports various initiatives, competitions and events, such as hackathons and start-up bootcamps for young entrepreneurs.
KPMG Startups has been established to form a reliable and solid base which will assist in the development of new business ideas in Cyprus, helping entrepreneurs transform their startup into a successful business.
Conquest Business Advisors (CBA) is a Nicosia based business consultancy firm which offers services in the field of European and co-funded projects with a focus in the fields of tourism and sustainable development.
MAP Innovation is a digital strategy boutique and works with large corporations, SMES, start-ups, venture capitalists, incubators, accelerators, academic and research institutions, as well as technology brokers.
RTD Talos offers its supportive services to promote innovation, technology transfer, opportunities for financing and assist in the utilisation of development programs.
Navigator Consulting Group is an international consultancy, based in Limassol, specialising in business development and economic transformation in the changing global economy.
Shanda Consult is an international consulting firm, based in Nicosia, which offers an integrated range of business advisory services designed to facilitate and initiate cross-border industrial investments.
Dedicated Events & Media Outlets
Startup Grind Cyprus, part of the international startup community Startup Grind, hosts various events to bring together entrepreneurs, startups and investors in Cyprus.
EcoX Cyprus organises online and in-person meetups relevant to startups, fintech, crypto, investments and blockchain.
Reflect Festival is an annual tech festival attracting entrepreneurs, startups, students, thinkers and corporations from the Middle East and Europe.
IMH is a Corporate Events and Media organization operating in the Knowledge and Information Economy. It provides products and services based on content, intelligence and connections to specialist audiences. IMH hosts annual events such as the Limassol Economic Forum.
Interactive Media, Smart Systems and Emerging Technologies (IMET 2022), CYENS Centre of Excellence’s flagship conference, is dedicated to the exploration of current practices in the use of emerging and interactive technologies.
Nicosia², organised by CYENS Techhub, aims to accelerate and support promising teams with hands on training in business modelling, service design, project management and finance as well as provide coaching throughout the entire 3-month accelerator program to help convert ideas into business proposals.
Blockchain Fest is one of the most interactive hybrid European events on blockchain, exchanges, cryptocurrencies, decentralized finance (defi), NFTs, mining, gaming and gambling, online payments and investment.
Decentralized is organized by the University of Nicosia as a learning conference on blockchain and digital currencies.
Future Talks is a Greek language innovation and startup focused chatshow hosted by Michael Tyrimos and includes discussions with entrepreneurs, ecosystem stakeholders, innovators and startup founders.
Gold Magazine is an English language business magazine focused on Cypriot business developments, startups, innovation, related events as well as including interviews with key individuals of the overall business ecosystem.
Brief is an online news outlet in Greek focusing on the Cypriot economy, innovation, tech news, entrepreneurship and startups.