Three-day hybrid event of business and technological meetings “INNOVENT FORUM” 10-12 February 2023

The Enterprise Europe Network (ΕΕΝ), organizes a Business Meeting Event within the framework of the «Innovent Forum», with in-person and online meetings aimed at promoting and highlighting innovative products and services developed by Companies, Research Centers, and Universities, on 10- 12 February.

The Cyprus Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCCI), as a member of the Enterprise Europe Network, invites Cypriot companies and organizations offering innovative technological products or services to participate in these business meetings as they will have the opportunity to meet leading technology companies and explore new opportunities and practices.

Specifically, within the framework of the “Innovent Forum”, EEN will provide the possibility of pre- arranged meetings 10-12 February 2023 with international organizations and professionals in the following areas:

  • Agritech
  • Biotech
  • Construction
  • Creative Industries
  • Edutech
  • Energy
  • Gaming
  • Govtech
  • Healthtech
  • Materials
  • Mobility
  • Smart Cities
  • Traveltech

Participation process:

To register click HERE.

The selection of the meetings is made by the participants themselves through the above electronic platform and is based on the creation of an appropriate business/ technological/ research profile, which will indicate the type of cooperation (supply or demand).

Activating your profile on the platform requires the creation of at least one “Marketplace item,” through which you state what you offer or are looking for.

It is noted that the meetings occur after confirmation by both interested parties and take place at a predetermined place and time, according to the availability of the interested parties.

More information about the International Science and Technology Exhibition “Innovent Forum” can be found HERE.


The Research and Innovation Foundation (RIF) announces the new call for proposals for the «DISRUPT» Programme (DISRUPT/0123).

The call budget is €10.000.000, and the maximum funding per project is €1.500.000.

Proposals have to be submitted through the IRIS portal and the deadline for proposal submissions is the 23rd of March 2023, 13:00.

The «DISRUPT» Programme aims to connect enterprises which develop cutting-edge innovations with the potential to create new or disrupt existing markets, with Venture Capitals who will support the further development and scale-up of these enterprises in international markets. Through the Programme, the RIF funding – grant will be combined with the VC investment, with the aim to support the successful penetration of beneficiaries in the international markets, and as result to enhance the competitiveness and resilience of the Cypriot economy. The present Call will be financed by the Recovery and Resilience Facility of the NextGenerationEU instrument.

Entities eligible to participate in this Programme are small, medium, or large enterprises, which, at the proposal submission stage, have a Minimum Viable Product (MVP) and a signed binding agreement with an investment fund (VC Fund), which foresees for an equity capital investment of at least € 1 M in the company, to support its development in international markets.

More information is presented in the following documents:





For information regarding the RIF’s open calls, as well as useful documents and guides, interested parties can visit the IRIS portal.

For further information, interested parties may contact the RIF’s Partner Support Center by phone on 22205000 or via email at [email protected].


Information Seminar: “Legal Framework for E-Shop and Online Sales”

For many businesses, the development of online stores (e-shops) proved to be the solution to the crisis.

In particular, no shutdowns, direct access to international markets, reduced costs in operation and marketing, and closer cooperation between buyers and sellers.

However, e-commerce is a market that has its own rules.

For this reason, the CCCI in cooperation with the Consumer Protection Service of the Ministry of Energy, Commerce, and Industry, will organize on February 8, at 14:30, an informative seminar on the legal obligations of businesses that sell online or intend to sell online.

The aim is to provide guidance and compliance for Cypriot businesses with the legal framework and the fulfillment of their obligations arising from it. During the seminar, the following topics will be discussed:

  • Guarantees and defective products
  • Indication of price display and online payments
  • Unfair commercial practices and advertising
  • Indication of price in sales periods
  • Consumer rights in distance contracts (deliveries of products).

The seminar is co-funded by the Enterprise Europe Network of Cyprus. Registration is required until Tuesday, February 7, 2023. Click HERE

The seminar’s Program is further down.

For more information, please call 22889749/52/69.

Information Seminar: “Legal Framework for E-Shop and Online Sales”

Wednesday, 8 February 2023

Venue: CCCI building, Deligiorgi 3,1st floor, Nicosia

14:30 – 14:45 Arrival
14:45 – 15:00
  • Welcome and Presentation of Enterprise Europe Network Cyprus Services

Stalo Demosthenous, Coordinator EEN Cyprus, Senior CCCI Officer, Department of European Affairs & Programs

15:00 – 18:00
  • Guarantees and defective products
  • Indication of price display and online payments
  • Unfair commercial practices and advertising
  • Indication of price in sales periods
  • Consumer rights in distance contracts (deliveries of products).

Emilia Papachristodoulou, George Mavrogiannis, Antonis Constantinou, Consumer Protection Service, Ministry of Energy, Commerce, and Industry.

18:00 – 18:15 Questions
18:15 –  18:30 Networking cocktail


Brokerage Event in the Sectors of Water and Environment

The Enterprise Europe Network (ΕΕΝ), is organizing a Brokerage Event in the framework of the 26th International Water and Environment Exhibition “SMAGUA 2023”, in Zaragoza, Spain, 7-9 March 2023.

The Cyprus Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCCI), as a member of ΕΕΝ, invites Cypriot companies and organizations active in water and environmental issues to participate in this exhibition as they will have the opportunity to meet leading companies in the industry and explore new technologies, equipment, and good practices.

Specifically, in the framework of “SMAGUA 2023”, EEN will provide the possibility of pre-arranged meetings on 7-8 March 2023 with international organizations and professionals in the following areas:

  • Water treatment and storage
  • Waste treatment and management
  • Instrumentation, analysis, and automation
  • Engineering and consulting companies
  • Environment and Energy
  • Street cleaning and maintenance
  • Energy recovery and solid materials
  • Remediation of contaminated soils
  • Air pollution and gas purification
  • Other equipment

To register for the EEN Brokerage Event and for more information click HERE.

More information about the International Exhibition “SMAGUA 2023” can be found HERE.

You can find HERE the program of the exhibition.

RIF Information Day – Presentation of Horizon Europe Work Programs 2023 – 2024

We would like to inform you that the Research and Innovation Foundation (RIF) will organize an Information Day on the Presentation of the Horizon Europe Work Programs 2023 – 2024 of the EU Framework Program for Research and Innovation. The event will take place on January 18, 2023, from 8:45 until 17:00 at Kousioumis Estate, Nicosia, and will be held in English.

The event will focus on the presentation of the Multisectoral Priorities of Pillar II of Horizon Europe, including ‘Missions’ and ‘European Partnerships’. In the context of the event, there will also be the possibility of networking opportunities for the attendees to meet the National Contact Points for Horizon Europe.

The event is addressed to all potential applicants to Horizon Europe, regardless of their experience and the field of expertise of their organization (e.g. academic and research organizations, businesses, NGOs, etc.).

The Registration Deadline for the event is 12 January 2023. For Registration click here. The detailed Program of the Event can be found on the Foundation’s website.

For more information, interested parties can call telephone number 22205000 or send an email to [email protected]


Financial Opportunities – “Horizon Europe”

We would like to inform you that the invitations for the 2023-2024 Work Programs, Cluster 2 “Culture, Creativity, and Inclusive Society” and Cluster 4 – Digital Technologies, Industry, Space, within the framework of the European Program “Horizon Europe,” have been announced.

Regarding Cluster 2, the following relevant events will take place:

  • 17 January: Online Info-day
  • 18 January 2023: Online networking event to find associates/establishment of cooperation Furthermore, in cooperation with the NCP_WIDERA-NET project, of the National Contact Points on “Widening Participation and Strengthening the ERA,” the participants will have the opportunity to be informed about additional opportunities, like the Hop on Facility, regarding Widening countries, like Cyprus, travel grants for participation in networking events or study visits and other opportunities.
  • 19 January 2023: Online event to preview proposals

For more information, please contact the national contact points:

New European Agenda for Tourism 2030

We would like to inform you that on 1st December 2022, the Council of the EU adopted a new Multi-annual EU Work Plan of the European Agenda for Tourism 2030.

The 27 Member States thereby outlined five priority areas for the tourism sector that has been severely affected by both the COVID-19 pandemic and soaring inflation.

The five priority areas are:

  1. Enabling policy framework and governance
  2. Green transition
  3. Digital transition
  4. Resilience and inclusion
  5. Skills and support for transition.

Within the priority areas, voluntary actions and objectives are set out for Member States, relevant public authorities, the Commission, and other stakeholders in the tourism ecosystem. You can find more by clicking HERE

Export Helpdesk 2023 for Exporters of Cypriot goods and services

We would like to inform you that any businesses that wish to apply to the Export Helpdesk Service (EHD) for the promotion of their products and services abroad, will have to declare their interest again by 31/01/2023.

 The Export Helpdesk Service operates at the Ministry of Energy, Commerce, and Industry as part of the overall effort for further penetration of Cypriot products and services into foreign markets. This service aims at a more targeted promotion of domestic exports through the contacts that the Ministry’s 16 Trade Centers, which currently cover 44 countries, make with importers.

In particular, the Export Helpdesk covers the following countries:

  1. Athens (covers Greece, Bulgaria, Romania, Italy)
  2. Warsaw (covers Poland, Latvia, Lithuania)
  3. Berlin (covers Germany, the Netherlands, Sweden, Switzerland)
  4. Beirut (covers Lebanon, Syria)
  5. Vienna (covers Austria, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Slovenia, Hungary, Croatia)
  6. Cairo (covers Egypt, Jordan)
  7. London (covers United Kingdom, Ireland)
  8. New Delhi (covers India)
  9. Moscow (covers Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan)
  10. Dubai (covers United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Qatar)
  11. New York (covers USA, Canada)
  12. Paris (covers France, Spain, Belgium, Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia)
  13. Beijing (covers China)
  14. Tel Aviv (covers Israel, Palestine)
  15. Tehran (covers Iran, Pakistan)
  16. Tokyo (covers Japan)

Before applying to the Export Helpdesk, interested businesses are advised to conduct a preliminary study of the export prospects of their products and services concerning their readiness to export.

For countries not covered by the Trade Centers (TC), EHD officials send data on potential importers for certain products and services for certain countries covered by their databases.

It is also noted that our Commercial Advisor in China asks companies interested in promoting their products/services in this country to have the profile of their company and products in Chinese and to send samples to the TC to promote them to potential importers.

For further information and applications, interested Cypriot companies can contact the Export Helpdesk at 22867118/209/155, fill in the following forms, and send them online to the following addresses: [email protected], [email protected], [email protected]

In addition, a series of webinars are planned to provide participants with comprehensive information about their activity in foreign markets.

For this purpose, you can select the countries you are interested in and inform the responsible officials at the above addresses.

  • United States
  • United Kingdom
  • Germany
  • Israel
  • Japan
  • China

The Application Form can be found HERE and the Responsibility Declaration HERE.

Energy Performance of Buildings Law N.155(I) 2020

We would like to inform you that the Cyprus Energy Agency, partner of CCCI in the Enterprise Europe Network (EEN), has prepared the following information note on the main provisions of the Regulation of the Energy Performance of Buildings Law N.155(I) 2020 (and amending L.142 (I)/2006, L.30(I)/2009, L.210 (I) 2012 and L.15(I) 2017), in the framework of the transposition of European Directives 2010/31/EU and 2018/844/EU into national legislation regarding the energy efficiency of buildings.



Electronic Newsletter – Edition of November 2022 – “International Networking and Cooperation Opportunities”

We would like to inform you that the electronic newsletter “International Networking and Cooperation Opportunities” with selected partnering proposals from abroad has been published. To see the Edition of November 2022, please click  HERE.