Organised by EIT, the EIT Awareness Day that took place in Nicosia, Cyprus on June 27 2019 brought together more than 100 participants and aimed at discussing experiences and future perspectives for enhancing innovation capacity in Cyprus.
To do so, various speakers were gathered, namely Themis Christophidou (Director General for Education, Youth, Sport and Culture at European Comission), who made the opening speech, Harris Georgiades (Minister of Finance), Elpida Keravnou-Papailiou (Former EIT Governing Board Member), Anthi Charalambous (Head of Energy & Environment Division, Association of Industrialists in Cyprus), Alexandros Charalambides (Assistant Professor at Cyprus University of Technology), Philippos Patsalis (CEO of NIPD), and Androulla Vassiliou (Former European Comissioner for Education, Culture, Multilingualism and Youth), who made the closing remarks. Alice Fiser, the EIT Communication and Stakeholder relations Director presented EIT Community.
EIT Climate-KIC, EIT Food, EIT Health, EIT Innoenergy, EIT Manufacturing and EIT Raw Materials participated on the event and each one made a pitch.
EIT Manufacturing was represented by the Interim Communication Director, Cristina Carneiro, who introduced our Innovation Community.