Interreg i3

CIIM – The Cyprus International Institute of Management presented its first press conference on the project entitled “Education for ideas, inventions and innovations for entrepreneurship – i3” that took place on 25th January 2018 at the premises of the business school, in Nicosia.

The event was honored  by the presence of the Minister of Transport, Communications and Works, Mr Marios Demetriades, who marked the commencement of the project. The conference was also attended by executives of the Ministry of Transport, Communications and Works, in addition to journalists and media representatives.

The event commenced with a welcoming speech by the Director of CIIM Dr. Theodore Panayotou, who gave an overview of the project, followed by the Minister, Mr. Marios Demetriades’ speech. Following a more in-depth presentation of the project was given to the audience. The i3 project at CIIM is managed by Dr. Takis Stylianides and coordinated by Dr. George Guirgis.

This project is within the context of Balkan-Med Interreg and involves five (5) partners from five (5) countries joining forces to create a model for entrepreneurship that will act as a beacon for the intelligent and sustainable development in countries that will cooperate in the project, with topics in the following areas: environment, energy, lifestyle, technology and Informatics. The cooperation involves these countries – Cyprus, Greece, Bulgaria, FYROM, Albania.

CIIM’s role as a project partner, in addition to research and analysis of the above-mentioned fields, will also provide training workshops on business innovation for select interns from the five countries involved in the project ” Education for ideas, inventions and innovations for entrepreneurship – i3 “.

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The event on Sigma TV News (25.01.2018)

Dr. Theodore Panayotou, Director of CIIM commented that “today is particularly important for CIIM, since through this programme, we put the basis for the promotion of entrepreneurship in local, regional, and international level. Cyprus has started becoming a magnet for higher education and our goal at CIIM is to lead this effort, something we have begun through several initiatives. This project brings us in contact with other countries in the region, which will  award this project more scope and impact. We intend to incorporate even more students, media, citizens and generally all the Cypriot society, and we are honored that we have with us today our Minister, Mr. Marios Demetriades, where his attendance reflects the importance that our Government provides to education”.

The Minister of Transport, Communications and Works, Mr. Marios Demetriades, emphasised that “this initiative brings to the surface what Cyprus actually needs, the development of entrepreneurship and new modern forms of technology and innovation as they are key-pillars of Government and we are glad to see that CIIM is moving in this direction. Such initiatives are needed and will work alongside the Government’s intention to invest in the future and innovation to have Cyprus become even more competitive at international level.” While he also stressed “how good a  job CIIM does is shown by the number of graduates employed in my field of work – I see them daily and I am very happy with the success of this educational organisation”.

For more info about this project, or how you can participate in the upcoming workshops, please follow the project’s webpage here.

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