'Until now we knew how to cooperate and we have been efficient, now we must collaborate in order to be effective'.
John Maeda, Technologist, designer, engineer, artist, investor, author, and teacher on the Post C-19 Era
Editors: I. Tsioutsioumi
Recent and Current Activities
The Cyprus Entrepreneurship Competition (CyEC) 2020 – Summer and Fall 2020
The University of Cyprus proudly presents the Country's long established business competition, the Cyprus Entrepreneurship Competition 20-20! With a remarkable record of more than 100 team proposals CyEC returns in 2020 enabling aspiring entrepreneurs to transform their ideas into real businesses and become the leaders of tomorrow! CyEC is is a business plan competition welcomes business plans emerging out of some innovative technology, process, business model, or other innovations that have the potential to be developed into start-ventures or social enterprises and yet create significant competitive advantage as compared to existing solutions. Get the information! http://cyec.org.cy/
Competition Launch: 19th June 2020 - Submission Deadline: 14 September 2020
Entrepreneurship beyond Covid-19: Lessons, Insights and Considerations from Boston, Beijing and Cyprus – May 2020
A panel of international and local experts discussed the Covid-19 crisis and its impact, giving to their area of expertise and practice. How Covid-19 epidemic has brought an unprecedented upheaval to health systems, societies, and economies disrupting the flow of people, goods, and capital, and raising existential threats to new and established companies. Watch the full discussion at https://bit.ly/3c2leX3
Series of Online Discussions with the MBA Program – May 2020
The discussions will mainly focus on the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic across a range of economic, business, educational, social and cultural activities, the ‘new normal’ and how this is reshaping our habits and needs causing extreme disruption socially and economically. The discussions will be attended by eminent scientists, distinguished businessmen and personalities from Cyprus and abroad. The official announcement https://bit.ly/2Zzp5sb
C4E will offer for the second consecutive year the summer course KEP 103 Elective Course. The course will be taught online by Dr Kyratsis, Dr Efkolidis and Mr Manavis from the University of Western Macedonia, Greece, who are PwC Visiting Lecturers for the summer semester at C4E. The course will be taught through the MsTeams education platform of the University of Cyprus. The duration is three weeks. See the full course schedule
An open-ended conversation where the three successful entrepreneurs Argyris Argyrou Founder of foody.com.cy, Alexis Pantazis the Co-Founder and Executive Director of Hellas Direct and Conno Christou co-founder of Avocarrot shared the stories and challenges of their startup life and particularly their experience on the acquisition phase. The event was facilitated by Panos Markopoulos, Assistant Professor Department of Business and Public Administration. More information https://bit.ly/2Tydrtt
Understanding the exponentially expanding gaming industry currently touching everyone's lives without even realizing it and the fascinating experience of working in a truly global company was the main focus of Elena’s Loucaidou Director of Player Relations, WARGAMING.NET lecture in early February. Get all the details https://bit.ly/3bZHGA9
Research & Analysis
Third National Report of Entrepreneurship in Cyprus – GEM - February 2020
The report represents one the commitments of the participation of Cyprus in the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor Study. Lead sponsor of this activity is the Ministry of Energy, Commerce and Industry and the dissemination is funded by PwC Cyprus. Cyprus also features in the Global GEM report with a dedicated section on its economy profile and to various GEM Global dissemination efforts (e.g., interview with GEM National Team).
C4E Makerspace is now funded by PwC as part of the overall agreement between PwC and the University of Cyprus. During spring semester 2020 the makerspace offered a workshop on 3D design and printing while a new 3D printer, a video camera and a conveyor belt for the Robotic arm are now part of the makerspace equipment. The makerspace is open to all UCY students with an interest in exploration and experimentation.
PwC Restart Cyprus Analysis
Download the publication: https://pwc.to/3d5PeTp
Invent and Wander: The Collected Writings of Jeff Bezos
Looking forward! https://bit.ly/2UUl3HG