Cyprus Agrifood Entrepreneurship & Innovation

Cyprus Agrifood Entrepreneurship and Innovation, organised by CyprusInno and the Cyprus University of Technology in partnership with EIT Food, is a collection of events aimed at further developing the agrifood ecosystem in Cyprus through hands-on interactive training, inspirational talks, and stakeholder panel discussions + networking. Participants will also learn more about available EIT Food programs and activities!
EVENT 1 – STARTUP BOOTCAMP – TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 16 (9:30 – 17:00) @ The Base by CyprusInno Innovation Center in Nicosia
For those at any stage – whether you have a new idea for an agrifood startup or you are currently running an agrifood startup! Interactive workshops on leadership and innovation, pitching and fundraising, storytelling and branding, public speaking and communications – all from the perspective of food entrepreneurship – delivered by expert trainers as well as experienced food entrepreneurs. An inspirational talk will be given by a special guest over lunch! Plus – learn more about available EIT Food programs and activities!
AGENDA:
9:30 – 9:35 – Welcome message by the hosts (CUT and CyprusInno) & Presentation of the Agenda
9:35 – 10:00 – Introduction to the EIT Food Programs
10:00 – 11:30 – Workshop 1: Business Model Canvas by Dr. Aycan Garip
11:30 – 11:35 – Coffee Break
11:35 – 13:05 – Workshop 2 – Branding & Design Strategy by Martin Zarian, Co-Founder & Creative Director of Factory39
13:05 – 13:50 – Talk 1: Lunch Break & Inspirational Talk by Hasan Siber, Co-founder & CEO of Colive
13:50 – 15:20 – Workshop 3 – Pitching & Storytelling by George Voi, Co-founder & CEO of The Might Kitchen
15:20 – 16:50 – Workshop 4 – Advanced Technologies and Data Applications for Agrifood Innovation by Constantinos Loizou – CEO and Co-founder of Embio Diagnostics
16:50 – 17:00 – Closing Thoughts & Wrap-Up
APPLY HERE for the bootcamp: https://forms.gle/QEPCHe5W5Ms9bLDP6
EVENT 2 – PANEL & NETWORKING – WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 17 (11:00 – 14:30) @ Cyprus University of Technology Tassos Papadopoulos (Amphitheater 1) in Limassol
An interactive panel discussion with key stakeholders on challenges, opportunities, and good practices in the Cyprus agrifood ecosystem with an audience Q&A, followed by a networking reception! Plus – learn more about available EIT Food programs and activities!
Panelists:
– Dimitris Tsaltas, Associate Professor & Department Vice Chair, Department of Agricultural Sciences, Biotechnology and Food Sciences
– Giorgos Papadavid, Agricultural Research Officer, Agricultural Research Institute
– Monica Ioannidou Polemitis, Chief Executive Officer, MAP Innovation
– Olga Christofi, Operations Manager, New York Sweets
REGISTER HERE for the panel + networking event: https://www.eventbrite.com/…/cyprus-agrifood…
*All participants must abide by the COVID-19 Safety regulations, guidelines, and measures implemented by the organisers. CUT requires all attendees to show proof of full vaccination.

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