Innovate Cyprus is the national strategy framework for research and innovation for the period 2019-2023. The vision of the strategy is to make Cyprus “a dynamic and competitive economy driven by research, scientific excellence, innovation, technological development and entrepreneurship and to become a regional hub in these fundamental areas”.
The Strategic Framework, revolves around nine strategic pillars and enablers: Governance, National Strategy for Research and Innovation, Research Excellence, Knowledge Transfer and Commercial Exploitation, Innovative Entrepreneurship, Cultural Change, International Dimension, Communication and Digital Transformation. The above-mentioned strategic pillars will be implemented through a series of policy measures and individual actions recorded in the Implementation Roadmap designed to cover the period 2019-2021, expecting to contribute substantially to the achievement of the vision.
Innovate Cyprus was prepared by the National Board for Research and Innovation, after an extensive consultation with private and public sector stakeholders (research and academic institutes, universities, Ministries, other organisations, etc.) and was presented to the President of the Republic of Cyprus in May 2019.