Funded – Official Projects

Current Projects

RISE – Phase 2

Research centre in Interactive media, Smart systems and Emerging technologies
Establishment and operation of the RISE Research centre on Interactive media, Smart systems and Emerging technologies, operating at internationally-high standards.

Website: rise.org.cy
Partners: RISE Centre of Excellence, Cyprus; Nicosia Municipality, Cyprus (coordinator); Cyprus University of Technology, Cyprus; University of Cyprus, Cyprus; Open University Cyprus, Cyprus; Max Planck Institute for Informatics (MPI), Germany; University College London (UCL), UK.
Funding Sources: EC H2020-WIDESPREAD-01-2016-2017-Teaming Phase 2; Cyprus Government through the Directorate General for European Programmes, Coordination and Development; the European Structural and Investment Funds; multiple other resources including partners’ contributions.
Role: Deputy scientific coordinator & principal investigator
Funding Amount: ∼50M EUR (∼35M cash + ∼15M in-kind) – external funding
Duration: 2017 – 2024 (84 months)


OTHELLOS

Bringing Historic Famagusta to Life for School-Aged Children
Project of VR for Well-Being MRG – RISE CoE
Development of an educational game for the increase of awareness and appreciation for EU-renovated sites, in the historic walled city of Famagusta.

Partners: RISE Centre of Excellence; Cyprus Institute
Funding Sources: EU/UNDP
Role: Work Packages Leader
Funding Amount: 120K EUR (∼83K cash + ∼37 in-kind) – external funding; 25K EUR cash for the author
Duration: 2020-2021 (12 months)


BrailleBoard

Prototyping a Mid-air Haptics (Braille) Keyboard for Blind People
Project of VR for Well-Being MRG – RISE CoE
Exploration of the mid-air Ultrahaptics device for the development of innovative applications.

Partners: RISE Centre of Excellence
Funding Sources: ULTRALEAP
Role: Coordinator
Funding Amount: 6K EUR in-kind (3 Mid-Air devices) – external funding
Duration: 2019-2020


Completed Projects

RISE – Phase 1

Research centre in Interactive media, Smart systems and Emerging technologies
Business Plan preparation for the RISE Research centre on Interactive media, Smart systems and Emerging technologies.

Website: phase1.rise.org.cy
Partners: Nicosia Municipality, Cyprus (coordinator); Cyprus University of Technology, Cyprus; University of Cyprus, Cyprus; Open University Cyprus, Cyprus; Max Planck Institute for Informatics (MPI), Germany; University College London (UCL), UK.
Funding Source: HORIZON 2020 – WIDESPREAD-2014-1 – TEAMING
Role: Principal Investigator & Overall Deputy Scientific Coordinator
Funding Amount: 476K EUR for all partners (60K EUR for the author) external funding
Duration: 2015 – 2016 (12 months)


NOTRE

Network for Social Computing Research
Develop a network to strengthen and enhance the research and innovation potential and capability of the Social Computing Research Centre at the Cyprus University of Technology.

Website: notre.socialcomputing.eu
Partners: Cyprus University of Tehnology-Social Computing Research Centre, Cyprus; Foundation for Research and Technology-Hellas, Greece; IMDEA Networks Institute, Spain; MIRALab-Universite De Geneve, Switzerland; University of Dusseldorf, Germany.
Funding Source: HORIZON 2020 – TWINNING – 2015
Role: Work Package Leader
Funding Amount: 1M EUR for all partners (0.5M EUR for CUT) – external funding
Duration: 2015 – 2018


CSRC – Phase 1

Cyprus Science Research Center
Business plan preparation for a Science and Research Center in Cyprus focusing on STEAM.

Partners: University of Cyprus, Cyprus University of Technology, Open University Cyprus, University of Nicosia, European University Cyprus, UCLan Cyprus, Neapolis University, Frederick University of Technology, Etablissement Public Du Palais De La Decouverte et de la Cite Des Sciences Et De l’Indisutrie, France; Fondazione IDIS-Citta della Scienza, Italy; Kobenhavns Universitet, Denmark; Leibniz-Institut Fur Die Padagogikder Naturwissenschaften Und Mathematik An Der Universitat Kiel, Germany; University College London, UK; Foundation for Research and Technology – Hellas, Greece.
Funding Source: WIDESPREAD-04-2017: Teaming Phase 1
Role: Consortium member
Funding Amount: 476K EUR for all partners (60K EUR) external funding
Duration: 2017 – 2018 (12 months)


INTELed

Innovative Training via Embodied Learning and Multi-sensory Techniques for Inclusive Education
Support for special and general education teachers in acquiring knowledge and skills for the use of multi-sensory technology for learning, assessment, and addressing the needs of children in inclusive educational contexts.

Partners: Cyprus University of Technology-Social Computing Research Center, Cyprus; University of Piraeus Research Center, Greece; CESIE, Italy; University of Valladolid, Spain.
Founding Source: EC-ERASMUS+ KA201 – Strategic Partnerships
Role: Consortium member
Funding Amount: 154K EUR for all partners – external funding
Duration: 2017 – 2019 (24 months)


Starting Grant

Starting grant provided to newly elected academic staff of the University to facilitate their research activities. The funding of this resource has been exploited to conduct research on VR experiments and 3D simulators.

Partners: GET Lab, Cyprus University of Technology
Funding source: Cyprus University of Technology
Funding: 40K EUR – internal funding
Duration: 2013-2014 (24 months)
This starting grant has funded or partially funded:


Microsoft Sponsorship

Establishment and equipped of a research lab conducting research on Computer Graphics.

Partners: Cyprus University of Technology, Cyprus
Funding source: Microsoft Cyprus
Funding: 20K EUR – external funding
Establishment: 2012