3rd Innovation & Entrepreneurship Forum (IEF2017)

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  • The Centre for Entrepreneurship (C4E) of the University of Cyprus and The Hellenic Initiative (THI) announce the organization of the 2017 Innovation & Entrepreneurship Forum for the commercialization of innovative research and technology startups (IEF2017). The event is being supported by the MIT Enterprise Forum Greece (MITEF Greece) and PwC Cyprus.

    IEF2017 will take place at the University of Cyprus on the 28th of November 2017.

    IEF2017 will showcase the most promising innovations incubating in Cyprus and support these ideas towards commercialization bringing together world experts and leading minds in innovation, successful entrepreneurs and venture capitalists from the USA and Europe.

    GOALS

    Showcase cutting-edge university research in Cyprus which has the potential to be commercialized and launch as a startup.

    Present successful examples of mature technology startups from Cyprus and the region.

    Connect university researchers with expatriate innovation leaders and successful entrepreneurs from Cyprus and abroad.

    Stimulate partnerships between the researchers and respected venture investors from the USA, Europe and the region.

    Provide opportunities for sharing experiences and know how on best practices in research commercialization through structured and unstructured networking.

    Applications deadline: September, 25, 2017

  • The Forum consists of four tracks:

    1) COMPETITION TRACK

    Deadline for applying 25 September 2017
    The 3rd Innovation & Entrepreneurship Forum (IEF2017) seeks applications by start-up companies or teams with innovative products for its Competition Track. Selected applicants will be invited to present a 6-minute pitch in front of a panel of entrepreneurs, business experts and investors, and compete for monetary and in-kind prizes.

    For more detailed information on the specific legal rules and terms of participation, see the Terms & Conditions.

    Please fill the application below and send by email at [email protected]

    Competition Track Form
    All questions are mandatory to answer.

    2) RESEARCH CAPACITY TRACK

    Deadline for applying 25 September 2017
    The 3rd Innovation & Entrepreneurship Forum (IEF2017) seeks applications by research teams with research results with a commercialisation potential for its Research Capacity Track. Selected teams will be invited to present their work in the form of a poster or a demo (or ideally both), during the Forum.

    Submissions to the Research Capacity Track must comply with the IEF2017 Terms & Conditions.

    Please fill the application below and send by email at [email protected]

    Research Capacity Track Form
    All questions are mandatory to answer.

    3) STUDENT TRACK

    Deadline for applying 2 October 2017

    The Center for Entrepreneurship (C4E) of the University of Cyprus extends an invitation for proposals from students and recent university graduates with innovative start-up ideas.

    Submissions to the Student Track must comply with the IEF2017 Terms & Conditions.

    Please fill the application below and send by email at [email protected]

    Student Track Form 
    All questions are mandatory to answer.

    4) NETWORKING TRACK

    The Networking Track, which will provide an ideal opportunity to Cypriot research teams and Cypriot startups to network with people from the innovation, technology transfer and investor communities of North America, Europe, and Asia.

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