RESTART 2016-2020 Programmes / Call for Proposals for the “Creation and Initial Development of Startups with International Orientation (PRE-SEED)” Programme


Programme Category

Cyprus Recovery And Resilience Plan

Programme Name

Cyprus Recovery and Resilience Plan – Axis 3. Strengthening the resilience and competitiveness of the economy

Programme Description

This Policy Axis aims to improve the competitiveness and resilience of the Cypriot economy. In addition to the other axes, it includes measures that contribute to the promotion of a new model of development and international competitiveness of the Cypriot economy, based on the results of the relevant study of the Cyprus Economy and Competitiveness Council.

Includes investments and reforms to expand the productive base by strengthening the primary and secondary sectors of the economy, improving competitiveness and the business environment, mainly by supporting small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), diversifying and strengthening the tourism product, modernizing public administration and local authorities, reform and improve the efficiency of the judiciary, fight corruption and enhance transparency, enhance research and innovation, and the resilience of the financial sector and the financial situation.

Programme Details

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RESTART 2016-2020 Programmes / Call for Proposals for the “Creation and Initial Development of Startups with International Orientation (PRE-SEED)” Programme


“Creation and Initial Development of STARTUPs with International Orientation (PRE-SEED)” Programme aims to support the creation and initial development of innovative STARTUPs which intend to develop innovative products and services with global market penetration prospects.

Detailed Call Description

The Programme aims to support STARTUPs with international orientation with significant prospects for rapid development, which are still in the idea stage and their product or service is not yet fully developed.

Funding to beneficiaries is expected to cover the investigation, evaluation and development of the idea, the development of an initial product / service and the first efforts towards the commercialization of the product / service. More specifically, funding is expected to cover, amongst others, the initial operation of the enterprise, prototype development, market research, identification of the appropriate business model, business plan, intellectual property protection, investor search, etc.

Call Total Budget


Financing percentage by EU or other bodies / Level of Subsidy or Loan

€ 100.000

Thematic Categories

  • Research, Technological Development and Innovation

Eligibility for Participation

  • Associations
  • Educational Institutions
  • Large Enterprises
  • NGOs
  • Non Profit Organisations
  • Other Beneficiaries
  • Private Bodies
  • Researchers/Research Centers/Institutions
  • Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs)

Eligibility For Participation Notes

The Host Organisation must be a Startup Company. The participation of Enterprises, Research Organisations and Other Organisations of the Private Sector, is permitted.

Call Opening Date


Call Closing Date


National Contact Point(s)

Research and Innovation Foundation
RIF Support Service
Telephone: +35722205000