The Cypriot Diaspora, which includes all the Cypriots permanently settled in foreign countries, has always been a particularly important asset for the economic and social life of our country. Cypriot Expatriates act as ambassadors of Cyprus abroad, they enrich the societies in which they live and work, and, by maintaining close ties with their home country, bring along valuable knowledge and experiences.
In the areas of Research and Innovation, in particular, a large number of Cypriot researchers work in foreign countries, and are distinguished for their work and contribution to several fields of science.
The RIF attributes particular importance to the potential contribution of Cypriot expatriate researchers and entrepreneurs. We therefore seek to develop a multilevel bilateral cooperation with this community, in order to enhance the research conducted in our country, facilitate international networking for our researchers, lay the foundations for research in new scientific fields, and improve the international outlook of innovative products and services produced in Cyprus.