About us

The project “SInnoPSis” – ERA Chair in Science and Innovation Policy & Studies”, has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under Grant Agreement number: 857636 — SInnoPSis — H2020-WIDESPREAD-2018-2020/H2020-WIDESPREAD-2018. The ERA Chair in Science and Innovation Policy & Studies (SInnoPSis) aims to bring together excellent academics from the linked scientific departments and consolidate all related research activities at the University of Cyprus (UCY).

The ERA Chair holder is an economist specializing in economics of Science, and they will be leading a team of young scholars from the fields of Innovation Policy and Studies (SIPS). In tandem with conducting cutting-edge research, the team will evolve into a multidisciplinary research unit, which will facilitate cross-fertilization between departments.  SInnoPSis will also be highly international and outward-oriented, organizing activities that will enhance networking and international collaborations.

The principal thematic focus will be on the SIPS field, including all connected fields with emphasis on Economics & Management and secondarily Social and Political Sciences, Philosophy and Information Technology. The Chair and his group will aim to create significant impact in Cyprus, sharing expertise and research policy advice. For instance, interaction will be maintained with the Chief Scientist and the National Council of Research and Innovation in significant issues related to SIPS science and innovation policies in Cyprus.