Research & Innovation Foundation Programmes

Summary

In this section you may find information on National Schemes published by the Cyprus Research and Innovation Foundation (formerly know as the Research Promotion Foundation – RPF).

 

Programme Description

In this section you may find information on National Schemes published by the Cyprus Research and Innovation Foundation (formerly know as the Research Promotion Foundation – RPF).

Thematic Categories

  • Research, Technological Development and Innovation

Eligibility for Participation

  • Other Beneficiaries
  • Researchers/Research Centers/Institutions
Programme/Sub-programme/Plan Calls
  • Cyprus Award – Commercial Exploitation of Research Results 2024

    Opened

    Code: 33316 | Programme name: Research & Innovation Foundation Programmes | Start submission calls: 02/05/2024 | End submission calls: 28/06/2024

    It is awarded to a scientist or group of scientists, who has/have demonstrated successful commercial exploitation of the results of his/her/their physical or social sciences, engineering, or humanities research as demonstrated by a licensee or start-up which is developing the technology for a commercial application and has at least begun beta testing or the equivalent with intended end-users in terms of functionality, usability and reliability. The Award grant of €60.000 may be used by the winner on a project of their choice to carry out research and development activities (TRL 4-8) maiming to improve the level of his/hers research’s commercialization readiness, at a Host Organisation of his choice.

    In addition, the winner(s) will automatically become beneficiaries of the services and knowledge transfer support and tools provided by the Foundation in the framework of the Central Knowledge Transfer Office (KTO) and the Innovation Factory.

  • ERC Visiting Research Fellowship

    Opened

    Code: 33312 | Programme name: Research & Innovation Foundation Programmes | Start submission calls: 30/04/2024 | End submission calls: 17/12/2024

    Through the ERC Visiting Fellowship, the winner will have the opportunity to travel abroad for a period of between 3-6 months (not necessarily consecutive) to an ERC Grantee, with the aim of enhancing his/her research profile and knowledge exchange in an international environment and prepare a proposal (with a Host Organisation in the areas controlled by the Republic of Cyprus) during the project.

  • Cyprus Research Award – Young Researcher 2024

    Opened

    Code: 33309 | Programme name: Research & Innovation Foundation Programmes | Start submission calls: 02/05/2024 | End submission calls: 28/06/2024

    The “Cyprus Research Award – Young Researcher” is awarded to young researchers that have demonstrated the ability to perform high quality research.

    The Award aims to highlight the research activity, achievements and personality of young scientists undertaking research in Cyprus, who have shown an ability to produce significant and internationally recognized results from the early stages of their career.

    In addition, the Award aims to actively support young researchers, facilitating the continuation of their work and research career.

  • European Initiatives – National Development (PRIMA)

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    Code: 33029 | Identifier Code: P2P/PRIMA/0324 | Programme name: Research & Innovation Foundation Programmes | Start submission calls: 08/03/2024 | End submission calls: 03/10/2024

    The “European Initiatives – National Development” Programme aims at enhancing the extroversion of the national Research, Technological Development and Innovation (RTDI) system which is one of the horizontal priorities of the Smart Specialisation Strategy for Cyprus (S3Cy).

    Cyprus, through the RIF, participates in a series of European Initiatives (Joint Programming Initiatives, ERA-NET COFUND and Programmes under the Article 185 of the EU Treaty), which aim at coordinating the funding of research activity and the establishment of research priorities at a pan-European level, through the design and implementation of Joint Research Programmes.

    The “European Initiatives – National Development” Programme is the institutional framework for announcing the Transnational Calls for Proposals, in which the RIF participates and their content being relevant to the S3Cy Priority Sectors.

  • Call for Proposals for the «PHD IN INDUSTRY» Programme

    Closed

    Code: 31788 | Identifier Code: PHD IN INDUSTRY/1123 | Programme name: Research & Innovation Foundation Programmes | Sub-program: i. “RESTART 2016-2020” Programmes | Start submission calls: 28/11/2023 | End submission calls: 29/03/2024

    The “PhD in Industry” Programme aims to fund research projects, implemented by a researcher employed in an enterprise while he is registered at a PhD Programme in a University in Cyprus. The Programme aims to promote effective collaboration between enterprises and the research/academic community since it is based on the collaboration of researchers, universities and industry, and combines the scientific research and cognitive specialization of researchers with the practical application of knowledge in industry.

  • Horizon Europe Travel Grants

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    Code: 30787 | Programme name: Research & Innovation Foundation Programmes | Sub-program: ii. OTHER RIF PROGRAMMES | Start submission calls: 28/08/2023 | End submission calls: 31/05/2024

    The Research and Innovation Foundation (RIF) announces a Call for Expression of Interest (EoI) for supporting individuals from Organizations established in the Republic of Cyprus in participating in networking Events organized abroad, with the aim to encourage their participation in proposals to be submitted in the context of Horizon Europe, the EU’s Framework Programme for Research and Innovation 2021-27.

    This Call for EoI particularly targets interested Organizations that are planning to submit Proposals as Coordinators and/or Work Package Leaders and/or lead particular activities as Task Leaders in potential Project consortia submitting in Horizon Europe Calls for Proposals.

  • Call for Proposals for the «CO-DEVELOP» Programme

    Closed

    Code: 30442 | Identifier Code: CODEVELOP-AG-SH-HE/0823 | Programme name: Research & Innovation Foundation Programmes | Sub-program: i. “RESTART 2016-2020” Programmes | Start submission calls: 10/08/2023 | End submission calls: 20/10/2023

    The “CO-DEVELOP” Programme aims to enhance the effective collaboration between enterprises and the research community, with the aim of jointly identifying challenges and jointly designing and implementing research and development projects to develop new cost-effective solutions to address these challenges. In the context of effective collaboration, the sharing of resources and infrastructure and the mobility of staff are expected, among other things, in order to enable the technology transfer and the exchange of knowledge.

    The ultimate objective is bridging the gap between academia and industry and the utilization of the existing know-how to meet specific needs and challenges, thus contributing to the strengthening of the competitiveness of the economy and the improvement of the quality of life in Cyprus.

  • Call for Proposals for the «Creation and Initial Development of Startups with International Orientation (PRE-SEED)» Programme

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    Code: 30437 | Identifier Code: PRE-SEED/0823 | Programme name: Research & Innovation Foundation Programmes | Sub-program: i. “RESTART 2016-2020” Programmes | Start submission calls: 10/08/2023 | End submission calls: 03/11/2023

    The objective of the «Creation and Initial Development of Startups with International Orientation (PRE-SEED)» Programme is to support the creation and initial development of innovative Startups which aim to develop innovative products and services with global market penetration prospects.

  • Restart 2016 – 2020 «NURTURING AN RTDI CULTURE» – Competition «Cyprus Award – Commercial Exploitation of Research Results 2023»

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    Code: 29181 | Identifier Code: CULTURE / AWARD-EXPLOITATION / 0523 | Programme name: Research & Innovation Foundation Programmes | Sub-program: i. “RESTART 2016-2020” Programmes | Start submission calls: 12/05/2023 | End submission calls: 30/06/2023

    The Research and Innovation Foundation (RIF), in the frame of its activities to develop a culture of knowledge transfer and commercial exploitation of research resulats, announces for the first time the “Cyprus Award for the Commercial Exploitation of Research Results”. Knowledge Transfer activity at national level makes a significant contribution to enhancing competitiveness, creating new jobs and contributing to the diversification, sustainability and vitality of national economies. This Award will provide a reward for young scientists who have demonstrated successful commercial exploitation of research results and seeks to motivate and encourage further development of knowledge transfer activities in the Cypriot ecosystem.

  • Restart 2016 – 2020 «Nurturing an RTDI Culture» – Competition «Cyprus Research Award – Distinguished Researcher 2023»

    Closed

    Code: 29173 | Identifier Code: CULTURE/AWARD-DR/ 0523 | Programme name: Research & Innovation Foundation Programmes | Sub-program: i. “RESTART 2016-2020” Programmes | Start submission calls: 12/05/2023 | End submission calls: 30/06/2023

    The Research and Innovation Foundation (RIF), in the frame of its activities for recognizing and rewarding research excellence, has established an annual Research Award for Cyprus since 2007.

    The “Cyprus Research Award – Distinguished Researcher” is granted to excellent scientists with extensive research experience, who conduct research in Cyprus and can demonstrate recent, significant and internationally recognized research results. The Award aims to appraise and promote the work and personality of these distinguished scientists who honor Cyprus through their high-quality research and its impact.

  • Restart 2016 - 2020 «Nurturing an RTDI Culture» - Competition «Cyprus Research Award – Young Researcher 2023»

    Closed

    Code: 29164 | Identifier Code: CULTURE / AWARD-YR / 0523 | Programme name: Research & Innovation Foundation Programmes | Sub-program: i. “RESTART 2016-2020” Programmes | Start submission calls: 12/05/2023 | End submission calls: 30/06/2023

    The Research and Innovation Foundation (RIF), in the frame of its activities for recognizing and rewarding research excellence, established an annual Research Award for Cyprus in 2007.

    The “Cyprus Research Award – Young Researcher” is awarded to young researchers that have demonstrated the ability to perform high quality research. The Award aims to highlight the  research activity, achievements and personality of young scientists undertaking research in Cyprus, who have shown an ability to produce significant and internationally recognized results from the early stages of their career. In addition, the Award aims to actively support young researchers, facilitating the continuation of their work and research career.

  • Horizon Europe – 2nd Opportunity EIC

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    Code: 27979 | Identifier Code: OPPTY_EIC/0323 | Programme name: Research & Innovation Foundation Programmes | Sub-program: i. “RESTART 2016-2020” Programmes | Start submission calls: 17/03/2023 | End submission calls: 17/05/2024

    «Horizon Europe – 2 nd Opportunity EIC» Programme aims to provide a second opportunity to enterprises that have submitted proposals in the frame of the EIC Accelerator Programme of the «Horizon Europe» Programme of the EU, which either have been awarded with a Seal of Excellence or they were rejected in the final evaluation stage (face-to-face interviews) of the Programme, in order to improve their Proposals and reapply for EU funding through the Programme.

    More specifically, the Programme aims to support beneficiaries to address weaknesses/shortcomings of the original proposals submitted to the EIC Accelerator and to improve the technological and commercial readiness of the innovative idea.

  • SPONSORSHIPS 2023

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    Code: 27930 | Identifier Code: SPONSORSHIPS/0323 | Programme name: Research & Innovation Foundation Programmes | Sub-program: ii. OTHER RIF PROGRAMMES | Start submission calls: 06/03/2023 | End submission calls: 11/08/2023

    See the Greek text. 

  • Call for Proposals for the "PhD in Industry" Programme / PhD in Industry / 1222

    Closed

    Code: 26066 | Identifier Code: PHD IN INDUSTRY/1222 | Programme name: Research & Innovation Foundation Programmes | Sub-program: i. “RESTART 2016-2020” Programmes | Start submission calls: 22/12/2022 | End submission calls: 29/03/2023

    The “PhD in Industry” Programme aims to fund research projects that is implemented by the researcher who is employed in an enterprise while he is registered at a PhD Programme in a University in Cyprus. The Programme aims to promote effective collaboration between enterprises and the research/academic community since it is based on the collaboration of researchers, universities and industry, and combines the scientific research and cognitive specialization of researchers with the practical application of knowledge in industry.

  • Call for Proposals for the "Horizon Europe - 2nd Opportunity ERC" Programme

    Closed

    Code: 25929 | Identifier Code: OPPTY- ERC/1122 | Programme name: Research & Innovation Foundation Programmes | Sub-program: i. “RESTART 2016-2020” Programmes | Start submission calls: 04/11/2022 | End submission calls: 17/05/2024

    The Programme’s objective is to provide a second opportunity to entities and natural persons (researchers) who attempted to receive a grant under Horizon Europe Programme, and whose proposals despite of being of high quality did not manage to secure funding due to budget exhaustion.

  • Sponsorships Programme 2021 (SPONSORSHIPS/0721)

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    Code: 11414 | Identifier Code: SPONSORSHIPS/0721 | Programme name: Research & Innovation Foundation Programmes | Sub-program: ii. OTHER RIF PROGRAMMES | Start submission calls: 30/07/2021 | End submission calls: 29/07/2022

    The Research and Innovation Foundation announces the Call for Proposals for the Sponsorships Programme 2021 (SPONSORSHIPS/0721).

    The RIF’s Sponsorships Programme promotes the Foundation’s strategic goal of nurturing a Culture of Research and Innovation (R&I) in the ecosystem and the wider public through actions that support R&I, including skills development.

    Through the Sponsorships Programme, the RIF supports:

    • the organisation of events promoting research, technological development and innovation to the public, and
    • the representation of Cyprus in international science, research and innovation competitions.

    The Call will be open until the 29th of July 2022 or until exhaustion of the budget. The total budget for this Call is €60.000

    Implementation Period: 04/10/2021 – 03/10/2022

  • Call for Proposals for the «Excellence Hubs» Programme

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    Code: 3690 | Identifier Code: EXCELLENCE/0421   | Programme name: Research & Innovation Foundation Programmes | Sub-program: i. “RESTART 2016-2020” Programmes | Start submission calls: 05/04/2021 | End submission calls: 02/07/2021

    The “Excellence Hubs” Programme aims to promote scientific excellence, which is a fundamental part for the sustainable development of the RTDI System, by funding frontier research projects in cutting-edge fields.

  • «Proof of Concept for Technology / Knowhow Applications» in the Hydrocarbons Sector

    Closed

    Code: 3692 | Identifier Code: CONCEPT - HYDRO/0421   | Programme name: Research & Innovation Foundation Programmes | Sub-program: i. “RESTART 2016-2020” Programmes | Start submission calls: 05/04/2021 | End submission calls: 18/06/2021

    The “Proof of Concept for Technology / Knowhow Applications” Programme aims at the preliminary investigation of possible industrial applications of a technology/knowhow in the hydrocarbons sector.

  • PRIMA - Section 2 – Multitopics 2021

    Closed

    Code: 3772 | Identifier Code: P2P/PRIMA/0321   | Programme name: Research & Innovation Foundation Programmes | Start submission calls: 05/03/2021 | End submission calls: 21/04/2021

    The PRIMA Joint Programme, by funding Research & Innovation through competitive calls, aims to build research and innovation capacities and to develop knowledge and common innovative solutions for agro-food systems, to make them sustainable, and for integrated water provision and management in the Mediterranean area, to make those systems and that provision and management more climate resilient, efficient, cost-effective and environmentally and socially sustainable, and to contribute to solving water scarcity, food security, nutrition, health, wellbeing and migration problems upstream.