Information and Communication Technologies in the Horizon 2020
Opportunities and Challenges for Cyprus

The Department of Computer Science, University of Cyprus organizes a workshop under the title "Information and Communication Technologies in the Horizon 2020: Opportunities and Challenges for Cyprus". Horizon 2020 is the financial instrument implementing the Innovation Union initiative aimed at securing Europe's global competitiveness. Running from 2014 to 2020 with a budget of just over €70 billion, the EU’s new programme for research and innovation is part of the drive to create new growth and jobs in Europe. The workshop aims at presenting Horizon 2020 to the Cypriot academic, research, technological, business and policy-making communities. The workshop features two invited speakers from Directorate General CONNECT of the European Commission.



     Monday, 2 December 2013


     Anastasios Leventis Building, Room B108
     University of Cyprus Campus, University Ave 1, Aglantzia, Cyprus

     Getting here    Parking Spaces

12:45-13:00 Registration
13:00-13:15 Welcoming Address
      Professor Constantinos Christofides
      Rector, University of Cyprus
Opening Address
      Mr. Tasos Mitsopoulos
      Minister of Communications and Works, Republic of Cyprus [Presentation]
13:15-13:30 Introduction and Opening Remarks
      Professor Marios D. Dikaiakos [Presentation]
      Chairman, Computer Science Dept., University of Cyprus
13:30-14:00 Keynote Address I: Information and Communication Technologies in H2020: Opportunities
      Dr Aniyan Varghese
      DG CONNECT, European Commision [Bio], [Presentation]
14:00-14:30 Keynote Address II: Participation and Funding in H2020 Actions
      Mr. Ioannis Malekos
      Head of Unit, DG CONNECT, European Commission [Bio], [Presentation]
14:30-14:50 Supporting Cypriot Participation in H2020
      Ms Litsa Kountouridou [Presentation]
      National Contact Point for ICT, Research Promotion Foundation of Cyprus
14:50-15:00 Discussion