Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) Grant Fund – SME Fund 2024

Enterprise Europe Network Cyprus, as part of its activities, informs Cypriot SMEs about the possibilities offered by the EU SME Fund for financial support for their intellectual property (IP) protection activities. In particular, the SME Fund supports enterprises to protect different assets such as trademarks, designs, patents and plant varieties. Grants are awarded in the form of four “vouchers” covering the following activities:

  • IP Scan / IP Enforcement
  • Trademarks and Designs
  • Patents
  • Community Plant Variety

Applications are submitted via the online system of the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) which is responsible for implementing the SME Fund.

More information is available on the EUIPO’s SME Fund website.

For any clarifications and support, interested businesses can contact the relevant national IP office (Intellectual Property Section – Department of the Registrar of Companies and Intellectual Property), tel: +357 22404357,

Successful R & I in Europe 2024 / “11th European Networking Event”

The European Office Cyprus as a member of the Enterprise Europe Network Cyprus wishes to invite you to participate at the event “Successful R & I in Europe 2024 / 11th European Networking Event” that will take place on February 15 and 16, 2024 in Dusseldorf, Germany.

For the eleventh time, the conference invites researchers from all over the world to find new research and innovation (R&D) partners for Horizon Europe projects. About 300 participants from more than 20 countries are expected to attend the event. About 100 presenters will inform about their projects. The event addresses in particular universities and research institutes as well as companies, especially small and medium-sized enterprises. Participants are invited to give a short presentation of ideas and/or results with a focus on Horizon Europe calls, where a budget of approx. € 95.5 billion is available up until 2027.

For further details on the event please visit the link.

Furthermore, we would like to point out the opportunity to leverage the “Horizon Europe Travel Grants” Call, which supports individuals from Organizations established in the Republic of Cyprus in participating in networking events organized abroad, with the aim to encourage their participation in proposals to be submitted in the context of Horizon Europe, the EU’s Framework Programme for Research and Innovation 2021-2027.

For any further information, please do not hesitate to contact us by email at or via phone at 22894278.

Business proposal for cooperation from a German company International business wine clubs

We would like to inform you that Enterprise Europe Network Cyprus, in collaboration with Enterprise Europe Network Hessen in Germany want to present you a unique business opportunity.

It is a holistic business concept through the franchising method in the field of wine trade and event organization, which was developed by a German winery with a great reputation and experience in the field. Specifically, the winery created a Club (international business wine clubs) where members can participate in meetings, presentations and other events and store their wines in specially designed spaces under optimal conditions. Two such Clubs are already operating successfully in Washington, USA and in Vienna, Austria.

The German company is keen on extending its presence in chosen wine-producing regions. As a result, it is actively seeking potential franchisees in Cyprus.

If you find this business opportunity interesting and would like to know more about the terms of cooperation (franchise), please don’t hesitate to contact us or on 22889769.

International Mobility Days 2023 Vienna, Austria

We would like to inform you that the Enterprise Europe Network Austria, Austrian Federal Economic Chamber WKÖ AUSSENWIRTSCHAFT AUSTRIA/ADVANTAGE AUSTRIA and its partners are organizing the INTERNATIONAL MOBILITY DAYS 2023.

  • Date: 23 – 24 November 2023
  • Location: on-site in Vienna at Austrian Federal Economic Chamber OR online Event website:

The INTERNATIONAL MOBILITY DAYS connect more than 1,000 companies, experts and representatives of public administrative authorities from over 70 nations to examine the topic of the “Mobility of the Future” over two days at the Austrian Federal Economic Chamber, in Vienna.

The international scope of the event will help delegates expand their global business network and enable them to make personal contacts within Austrian companies.

Find out more about the event’s program and how to register at: International mobility Days 2023

For any further information or enquiries, please do not hesitate to contact us at the following telephone numbers: 22889752, 22889769, or via email:,


New Automated Import Systems of the Customs & Excise Department – (CY-UCC-AIS – Automated Import System) – Technical Specifications

The Customs & Excise Department informs its financial partners that the technical specifications for the communication of Business-to-Government (B2G) with the economic operators of the new Automated Import System (CY-UCC-AIS), which will be put into production operation in November 2023, have been issued and published.

The specifications have been posted in the thematic link “Technical Information” of the webpage “THESEAS” of the Customs & Excise Department.

Economic operators interested in developing direct B2G communication of their systems with the Automated Import System may send any questions/comments to the email, until 2 June 2023.

In order to answer questions and provide further clarifications, workshops will follow in which all interested economic operators and their technical teams will be invited to participate. The dates of the workshops will be published at a later stage.




We inform you that, in the context of upgrading the electronic systems of the Customs Department, the application for access to the Import Control System has been updated.
With a view to the uninterrupted use of the application, all affected parties should uninstall the existing application and install the upgraded version.

In detail, the steps to be followed for the above procedures are included in the Manual “GUIDE FOR THE INSTALLATION OF AN APPLICATION FOR ACCESS TO THE IMPORT CONTROL SYSTEM” which is posted on the Website of THESEAS – “Technical Information.”