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University of Cyprus

University of Cyprus

The University of Cyprus was established in 1989 and despite its brief history, has earned the respect of the international academic community and the appreciation of Cypriot society. Admission for undergraduate students is by entrance examinations organized by the Ministry of Education and Culture of the Republic of Cyprus, and the competition for places is intense. During the academic year 2014-2015 there were 6987 students (undergraduate and postgraduate). There are 8 faculties , 22 departments and 11 research units at UCY. University of Cyprus is the first, among similar organizations, having the greatest absorption and successful implementation of EU competitive funds. Respectively, University of Cyprus has a total of 104 participations in the 7th Framework Program projects, with a total funding of more than 30 million Euros and ranked on the 76th position between 7804 organizations that have received funding under the Framework Program for Research and Innovation Horizon 2020 (Horizon 2020). In the last 5 years UCY has been the Coordinating Beneficiary in two LIFE projects (LIFE+ 08 ENV/CY/000455 and LIFE+ 12 ENV/CY/000276).

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Dr Panayiotis Yiallouros
Dr Panayiotis Yiallouros
Marina Neophytou
Marina Neophytou
Panayiotis Kouis
Panayiotis Kouis
Paraskevi Kinni
Paraskevi Kinni
Margarita Kaliva
Margarita Kaliva
Maria Kakkoura
Maria Kakkoura

University of Crete

University of Crete

The University of Crete is a young public educational institution committed to excellence in research and teaching. Established in 1973, the University accepted its first students in 1977-78. It now has 16 Departments in 5 Schools (Philosophy, Education, Social, Economic & Political Sciences, Sciences & Engineering, and Medicine) as well as a number of affiliated research-oriented institutions. Currently, over 16,000 undergraduates and 2500 postgraduate students are registered here. They are educated by an outward looking academic faculty of around 500 members, supported by adjunct lecturers, post-doctoral researchers, laboratory support staff and instructors, as well as around 300 technical and administrative support staff. The international orientation of the University is reflected in its track record of collaborations with many of the leading research and educational institutions in Europe and worldwide. Research and research training at all levels benefits also from the close collaboration between many of the University’s research groups with the Institutes of the Foundation for Research and Technology – Hellas (FORTH) and the Institute of Marine Biology, Biotechnology and Aquaculture (IMBBC) Reflecting its research activity and associated initiatives, the University of Crete is the first Greek University to have signed the EU Charter and the Code for the recruitment of researchers, and forms part of the Euraxess European network for the mobility of researchers. The University fully participates in quality assurance mechanisms both for its academic and administrative structures, and it is a strategic choice of the University that there will be an ongoing effort to meet quality in all its structures. Based on the University’s inclusion in the Times Higher Education (THE) 2015-16 World University Rankings (351-400 band), Crete is listed among the European University Top 200 Rankings (171-180 band).

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Emmanouil Galanakis
Emmanouil Galanakis
Prof. Nikolaos Mihalopoulos
Prof. Nikolaos Mihalopoulos
George Kochiadakis
George Kochiadakis
Eleni Michailidi
Eleni Michailidi
Chrysoula Perdikogianni
Chrysoula Perdikogianni
Emmanouel Simantirakis
Emmanouel Simantirakis
Stavros Solomos
Stavros Solomos
Pavlos Zarbas
Pavlos Zarbas
Mrs Julieta Pérez
Mrs Julieta Pérez

Soroka University Medical Center (SUMC), Clalit Health Services, Israel

Soroka University Medical Center
University of the Negev

Soroka University Medical Center is a tertiary university medical center. Soroka is the only provider of the acute hospital medical services to the population of 750,000 of Negev (Southern Israel) and as a tertiary center serves the population of 1.2 million residents of the region. The Faculty of Health Sciences of BenGurion University of the Negev, including the School of Medicine, is located on the Soroka campus. Soroka Clinical research Center (SCRC) is a leading entity in promoting clinical research at SUMC and at national and international levels. The centre has extensive experience in study execution and clinical monitoring, and it provides epidemiological and statistical guidance. The unique combination of a centralized modern medical system and urban population residing in this arid and hot region makes the Negev an ideal "environmental lab" for studying the health effect of global environmental change. During the last two year Environmental Health group in SCRC has published >15 papers and collaborated or lead in obtaining of 5 grants in the field of environmental health. The major projects included studies of the dust pollution effects on human health in different populations such as patients with respiratory diseases, cardiovascular morbidity, diabetes mellitus, renal disease etc. They have incorporated new, satellite based models of the dust exposure assessment in their analyses of the dust storm effects Relevant to the current project -, hawse have prospectively investigated the association between dust events and respiratory outcomes among COPD and asthma cohorts by performing field study inclusive of the exposure assessment and health evaluation of the patients within households. SCRC researches have established collaboration with scientist from the Environmental Health Department of School of Public Health at Harvard University.

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Victor Novack
Victor Novack
Itai Kloog
Itai Kloog
Itzhak Katra
Itzhak Katra

Cyprus University of Technology

Technological University of Cyprus

CUT is a new, modern and innovative public university with a strategic goal to become an important contributor of the State and Society in dealing with pressing societal challenges especially in the fields of Science, Technology and Business. CUTs high‐level scientific staff conducts applied research in cutting edge sectors and during its first decade since inception has managed to secure more that €34,000,000 from 200 highly competitive projects in national, European and International competitions. At the same time, CUT actively participated in drafting the National Strategy for Smart Specialization (3S). Furthermore, through its Industry Liaison Office maintains regular contact and collaboration with the productive forces of the Cypriot Economy. More than 693 Productive, social and cultural institutions were mapped, with the ability to couple rigorous scientific research with entrepreneurship and market forces. This ability translates to additional funding of 1 million euros from the private sector and the creation of sustainable businesses offering innovative solutions. During the previous programming period of the European Territorial Cooperation programs, CUT has successfully implemented 18 projects of which 3 as Coordinator, managing a total budget of 3,900,000 Euros.

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Stefania I. Papatheodorou
Stefania I. Papatheodorou
Souzana Achilleos
Souzana Achilleos
Panayiotou
Panayiotou
Nicos Middleton
Nicos Middleton

E.n.A Consulting

E.n.A Consulting LP

E.n.A Consulting (E.n.A) is a Greek technology company who has established a remarkably strong record of utilizing novel technologies that brings value to their business partners such as: multinational companies, large Greek companies in the field of FMCG and the tele-health domain. Their key services delivery includes: IT infrastructure design and development, IT infrastructure optimization and support, Application and platform development, IT running cost and business model optimization, Digital Security, Cloud Computing and Services.

Since 2013, they are either leading or participating in Computer science, Telehealth, Industry 4.0 (IoT), Smart cities and Web-scale IT projects. In particular, E.n.A. main partners (Efstathios Revvas and Makis Stamatelatos) have been involved in various EU projects including: a) H2020-EU.3.4 SELIS - Towards a Shared European Logistics Intelligent Information Space, b) FP7 ICT-2011.1.1 METIS - Mobile and wireless communications Enablers for Twenty-twenty (2020) Information Society, c) FP7 CIP -ICT-PSP.2012.1.3 SPECIFI - Smart Platforms Enabling the Creative Industries for the Future Internet.

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Stathis Revvas
Stathis (Efstathios) Revvas
Makis (Gerasimos) Stamatelatos
Makis (Gerasimos) Stamatelatos
Thanasis Revvas
Thanasis (Athanasios) Revvas
EnA Coding Team
EnA Coding Team

Department of Meteorology, Ministry of Agriculture, Rural Development and Environment

Department of Meteorology

The Cyprus Department of Meteorology, is a Government Department under the Ministry of Agriculture, Rural Development and Environment, having all the normal responsibilities of a national Department of Meteorology. The main fields of activity and the principal functions of the Department are the following: - Operation of a network of meteorological stations for the collection of data required for application purposes. - Issue of regular weather of forecasts and dissemination of these forecasts to the general public through the mass information media. - Provision of meteorological services, weather forecasts, warnings and other information, for the needs of civil aviation. - Issue of weather forecasts and warnings for shipping and other marine activities in the sea area around Cyprus. - Processing, classification and publication of meteorological data. - Publication of reports on weather and climate and supply of meteorological information and consultative services for the needs of the Cyprus community and in particular for applications to agriculture, conservation and management of water resources, engineering studies and constructions, tourism and industry, renewable energy sources, environmental studies. Apart from the Central Offices in Nicosia, the Department of Meteorology operates Meteorological Offices at the Airports of Larnaka and Paphos, where Synoptic Meteorological Stations operate and the employees work on a 24-hour Rota shift basis. Furthermore, the Department of Meteorology operates a Radiosonde Station at Athalassa, where observations of the upper atmosphere are carried out. In order to achieve its goals, the Department of Meteorology was organized in the following four Sections: Section of Climatology and Applications of Meteorology Section of Synoptic and Aeronautical Meteorology Section of Stations and Technical Support Section of Information Technology

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Filippos Tymvios
Filippos Tymvios
Demetris Charalambous
Demetris Charalambous
Andreas Chrysanthou
Andreas Chrysanthou

Department of Labor Inspection, Ministry of Labor, Welfare and Social Insurance

Department of Labor Inspection

The Air Quality Section of DLI deals with the continuous monitoring of the concentration of various pollutants in the atmospheric environment as well as the assessment/management of air quality, in order to secure the protection of the health and wellbeing of workers, citizens and the protection of the vegetation and the environment in general. The Air Quality Monitoring Network in Cyprus was established in 2006 with the aim to protect and inform the public. Today, the network has been expanded to thirteen (13) stations. This network is operated according to the Cyprus and the European Legislation. The stations of the network are equipped with modern instruments based on the standards of the corresponding European networks. The monitoring stations have the ability to obtain measurements from different pollutants, such as Nitrogen Oxides (NO, NO2, NOx), Ozone (O3), Sulphur Dioxide (SO2), Carbon Monoxide (CO), Particulate Matter (PM2.5, PM10) and Benzene (C6H6). Furthermore, DLI has upgraded its calibration laboratory to the standards of a National Reference Laboratory (NRL). The NRL of Air Quality was accredited by the Cyprus Organization for the Promotion of Quality with the EN17025 standard since 6.6.2013. The inspection of conformity to the standard is done annually. The NRL of Air Quality participates in the Laboratory Intercomparison. Participation is compulsory at least once every three years, as determined by legislation and concerns the methods of measurement of NOx, Ο3, CO and SO2 and C6H6. The results of the measurements are presented on-line on a website together with other relevant information and a mobile phone application. In addition, the public information regarding the air quality is carried out through four island-wide TV stations after their central news bulletin.

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Chrysanthos Savvides
Chrysanthos Savvides
Emily Vasiliadou
Emily Vasiliadou

Cyprus Broadcasting Corporation

Cyprus Broadcasting Corporation

THE CYPRUS BROADCASTING CORPORATION (CYBC) is the public broadcaster of the Republic of Cyprus. CYBC is a full member of the European Broadcasting Union (EBU), which is based in Geneva. It is also a member of the Commonwealth Broadcasters Association (CBA), the Permanent Conference of Mediterranean Audiovisual Operators (COPEAM) and the European Association of Regional Television (CIRCOM). It is also a founding shareholder of the EuroNews. Programs are transmitted throughout the world either via the satellite channel RIKSAT or via internet. See the full range of CYBC programmes in its website www.riknews.com.cy. CYBC RADIO: Services include four channels, each with its own special identity. Most television programs and the three radio programs of CYBC (First, Second and Third) including their news and current affairs, are available free of charge on its internet website as www.riknews.com.cy. The Department of TV programs employs more than 110 persons (Senior Programs’ Officers, Programs’ Officers, journalists, producers, TV directors, presenters, sportscasters, administrative and support staff) who are responsible for various informative, cultural, entertainment, European productions and talk shows. Great support to these Departments is provided by the Department of Production Resources and the Department of Technical Services which operate with highly skilled employees and state of the art technology delivering high quality programs.

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Despo Karpi
Despo Karpi
Christos Kaniklidis
Christos Kaniklidis
Petros Kittos
Petros Kittos
Constantinos Tsindas
Constantinos Tsindas