Eureka and Cyprus

Cypriot organisations participating in international R&D projects are eligible for funding through our Network projects, Globalstars and Eurostars programmes. If you are based in Cyprus and seeking funding for an R&D project, your first point of contact is with the Cyprus Research Innovation Foundation (RIF). The RIF supports Cypriot organisations interested in international collaboration giving them access to expertise and supporting their growth.

  • 8.50M€ MOBILISED SINCE 2002

Cyprus offers you


Partner search

The RIF can help you to find project partners by contacting other national funding bodies in Eureka’s network (consisting of over 45 member countries). For more information on how to find international project partners, contact the RIF or consult the Enterprise Europe Network’s (EEN) online database.


Advice services and support tools

RIF offers support services from concept to commercialisation for organisations collaborating on international R&D projects.

Cyprus funds

  • Clusters

    Industry-driven programmes with thematic communities of experts, large companies, SMEs, universities and research organisations. Collaborate on R&D projects of any size.

    Discover Clusters
  • The European partnership on Innovative SMEs / Eurostars (funded)

    Innovative SMEs lead international project consortia and receive national and EU funding to realise their innovation.

    Discover The European partnership on Innovative SMEs / Eurostars
  • Globalstars (funded)

    Calls for R&D projects with partners in a specific country outside the Eureka network.

  • Network projects (funded)

    A flexible programme for R&D projects with any technological focus. You can propose or join a project at any time or take part in our regular calls.

    Discover Network projects
  • The EU Partnership on Innovative SMEs / Innowwide (funded)

    Innovative SMEs receive a grant of 60,000 euro to assess the viability of research or commercial ambitions in international target markets.

    Discover The EU Partnership on Innovative SMEs / Innowwide
  • Investment readiness

    Connecting startups and SMEs with corporate venturing teams and investors. Participate in international missions and corporate activities.

    Discover Investment readiness

The programme that interests you isn’t listed as funded? 

We recommend that you get in touch with your national contact to talk about funding options even if a programme is listed as not funded. There might still be funding available.

In the absence of any national funding support, it is still possible to participate in a project by self-funding.

Your contact in Cyprus

  • Marinos Portokallides

    Marinos Portokallides - Main Contact / National Project Coordinator (NPC)

  • Chryso Daniel

    Chryso Daniel - Project Officer / Deputy National Project Coordinator (Deputy NPC)

Contact your national funding body