The Research and Innovation (R&I) Week is an initiative of the Foundation launched in 2013, which has since been established as an annual event. This initiative aims to embed a culture of research and innovation within the society, and to familiarize the public with aspects of research, innovation and science.
The agenda of the R&I Week usually contains a series of interactive events, taking place in cooperation with a wide range of institutions, universities and research centers in every city in Cyprus. The overall theme and objectives of the agenda differentiate each year based on the ongoing needs and developments of the R&I landscape in Cyprus.
The public taking part in the events has the opportunity to experience the fields of science and research through hands-on approaches. All events are free of charge and include activities for all age groups. A common feature of the events is their entertaining along their educational character, and they usually include seminars, film screenings, plays, speeches and lectures, sports events, educational workshops on research and technology, and more.