• Cyprus
  • NUTS 0 : CY
  • CY

Facts & Figures

Capital: Lefkosia

Size: 9,251.0 km2

Population: 862,011

National GDP: 16,503.7 (2013)

National GERD (%): 0.48 (2013)

% of Unemployment: 7.7

S3 related National Website

REGIO Infoview Page - CYPRUS

ESIF Open Data Platform - CYPRUS


National S2E Profile

KEEP-Territorial Cooperation Programmes - CYPRUS


Epaminondou, Evgenios

  Email: eepaminondou@dgepcd.gov.cy   Phone: 00357-22602898   Phone 2: 00357-22666810

Digital Growth
Pantziarou-Therapontos, Kyriaki

  Email: kpantziarou@mcw.gov.cy   Phone: 00357-22814033


S3 Priorities as Encoded in the "Eye@RIS3" Tool S3 Priorities as Encoded in the "Eye@RIS3" Tool

Priority Name Description
Tourism Attention is paid to sustainable tourism, targeted forms of tourism and related services (cycling, gastronomic tourism, ecotourism, etc.), social dimensions of tourism, addressing seasonality, digitalisation and tourism, social networks and the role of the internet, quality management, competition monitoring/analysis.
Energy production and use, renewables and hydrocarbons Emphasis will be placed on solar energy applications and photovoltaics, advanced materials and energy storage, high concentration technologies, co-generation of solar energy and water desalination, heat pump technologies, insulation, heat transfer. Wind power (aeolic energy) will also be highlighted; materials, fluid dynamic models, simulation techniques will be emphasized. Applications of renewables in construction, tourism, agriculture, fisheries,etc. will be pursued. In terms of hydrocarbons, natural gas storage and use and related RTDI are underscored. In terms of energy use, attention is given to efficient energy systems in buildings, ICT use for energy use optimisation, and technologies for energy transmission networks, integrating energy produced by renewables in them.
Structured environment and construction Emphasis placed on urban networks and interconnectivity (smart cities, integrated waste management, transport, energy use, etc.), environment-friendly energy-efficient buildings, cultural/architectural heritage, technological updating of buildings, construction materials, resource use efficiency, construction methods.
Transport, logistics and shipping Emphasis will be placed on public transport systems, smart cities, alternative fuels and energy efficiency, maritime infrastructure development, maritime tourism, intelligent transport systems.
Health, ICTs and biomedical applications Emphasis will be placed on digitalisation of medical records, quality and safety management, early warning, diagnosis, and early medical care provision, molecular biology, genetics, diagnosis and targeted drugs, public health and quality-of-life issues, medical tourism.
Agriculture and nutrition Emphasis will be placed on biotechnological applications, ICTs and robotic technologies to boost efficiency, certification and branding, quality and safety management, biodiversity, dealing with climate change, sustainable treatment of water resources, waste, and energy, with an emphasis on renewables.
Environment Climate change, pollution, ecosystems, eco-innovation, water resources
ICT ICT applications, future technologies

You can obtain more detail following this/these link/s:

RIS3 Related Links

S3 Strategy:

RIS3 Strategy Cyprus - Final document in Greek (03/2015)

S3 Process:

15th Peer-Review Workshop for National RIS3 in Portoroz (Slovenia)
Cyprus presentation
Background information

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