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CyI Shines at the 2023 Reflect Festival in Limassol


 Photo: Prof. Stavros Malas participates in the panel discussion “How can scientific innovation tackle global crises in health and the environment” at Reflect Festival 2023

The Cyprus Institute, widely recognized for its commitment to advancing scientific research, innovation, and education, actively participated in this year’s highly anticipated 2023 Reflect Festival, the leading platform for discussions at the intersection of technology and science. The Reflect Festival took place September 20-21, 2023, in Limassol, offering a dynamic environment that encouraged cross-disciplinary dialogue, creative thinking, and networking opportunities with experts and enthusiasts from various fields.
The Institute's participation included prominent administration officials and distinguished faculty members who made significant contributions to this premier event, enriching discussions and activities with their achievements and expertise.
CyI President, Prof. Stavros Malas, was a key participant in two panel discussions titled “How can scientific innovation tackle global crises in health and the environment” and “1.4B vs 1.2M - The size of the population matters, or doesn't it?”, as well as presenting a keynote speech on “Transcending the Innovation Boundaries - Forging Pathways from the Lab to the Marketplace in Cyprus”.
CARE-C Director, Prof. Jean Sciare, delivered a compelling talk on the topic of “Addressing Devastating Wildfires: Can Technology Make a Difference?” and CaSToRC Director, Prof. Constantine Dovrolis, participated in a panel discussion titled “Setting Ethical Standards for the Next Era of AI Development”. CyI Assistant Vice-President of Strategy and Development, Dr Konstantinos Kleovoulou, was the host of the ReflectX Startup competition, and finally, Dr Panayiota Katsamba (CaSToRC), Dr Stella Manoli (CaSToRC) and Dr Enrico Brehm (DESY), delivered a workshop on “Navigating the New Digital Frontiers: Paradigm Shifts in Product and Material Design”.
In addition, researchers from The Cyprus Institute hosted booths where they showcased their cutting-edge research and innovations. These interactive exhibits provided the audience with the opportunity to learn about the Institute's diverse research initiatives. These initiatives highlight CyI’s commitment to advancing knowledge, promoting innovation, and fostering sustainable solutions.

We extend our heartfelt thanks to the following projects and units at The Cyprus Institute, whose contributions played an instrumental role in ensuring the festival's success.
See below the list in alphabetical order:

  • Art Characterization Services (ARTES Project)
  • Centre of Excellence for Climate and Atmosphere Research in the Eastern Mediterranean and Middle East (EMME-CARE & USRL)
  • Digital Innovation Hub Cyprus (DiGiNN)
  • Modeling and Simulation for Engineering Applications (SimEA Project)
  • National Competence Centre for High-Performance Computing (EuroCC2 Project)
  • Quantum Computing for Excellence in Science and Technology (QUEST Project)




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