The European Researchers’ Night celebrating research, innovation and science, organized in Cyprus by the Research and Innovation Foundation (RIF) since 2006, will be organised once again this year under the title Mission: INSPIRE. During the event, scientists, academics, researchers and entrepreneurs will have the opportunity to leave their research labs and offices for a while and present their activities and achievements to the public.

The event will take place on Friday, September 29th 2023 in Nicosia (venue to be announced shortly by the RIF).

For the purposes of the event, the RIF announces an open Call for the submission of Expressions of Interest by entities of the Research and Innovation (R&I) ecosystem, giving them the opportunity to participate in the event with novel activities and booths that will be hosted in the Exhibition Hall.

The main theme of the event will be the five (5) EU Missions adopted by the European Commission, with bold R&I actions with ambitious yet achievable goals, aiming to address some of the greatest and pressing societal challenges. The Missions defined by the European Commission are the following:

  1. Adaptation to Climate Change
  2. Cancer
  3. Ocean Seas and Waters
  4. Climate-Neutral and Smart Cities
  5. Soil Health and Food

Activities hosted at the European Researcher’s Night 2023 should relate to one or more of the aforementioned EU Missions. Activities should be interactive, making use of a variety of tools (experiments, videos, audio, games, simulations, quizzes, mobile applications, use of scientific equipment, painting, crafts, etc.) to communicate the main messages, providing the public with the opportunity to participate actively. In addition, activities specifically targeting children and students are encouraged.

It is noted that due to the restricted number of available spaces within the Exhibition Area, interactive activities with the greatest relevance to the five (5) EU missions will be given priority.

In order to participate in the event, interested entities are requested to submit their Expression of Interest through an online form by Wednesday, February 8th, 2023.

More information regarding the European Researchers’ Night event can be found on the RIF website. Any additional inquiries or questions regarding the Call for Expressions of Interest can be submitted to the RIF (Ms Marcia Trillidou, e-mail: [email protected], Tel.: +357 22 205000, 205071).


The event is organized in the framework of the EU funded Project CONNECT, Grant Agreement No. 101060913, which has received funding by the EU’s Horizon Europe Programme for Research and Innovation.

All health protocols and protection measures against COVID-19 in effect at the time of the implementation of the event will be applied.