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The Limassol Chamber of Commerce & Industry, in collaboration with the Limassol Municipality and the Cyprus University of Technology (CUT), successfully organized the event entitled “Research and Innovation in Space Technology and Geoinformation through the Horizon2020 Teaming EXCELSIOR Project and the ERATOSTHENES Centre of Excellence”. The event took place at the premises of the Limassol Chamber of Commerce & Industry on the 4th of March 2020.
Mr. Costas Galatariotis, President of the Limassol Chamber of Commerce & Industry, during his welcome speech stressed out that the EXCELSIOR project will contribute to the development of new business ideas, attraction of new investments and creation of new jobs by supporting the economic development of our country.
A welcome address followed by the Mayor of Limassol, Mr. Nikos Nikolaidis emphasized his support to the EXCELSIOR project and the benefits that the city of Limassol will have from the creation of the ERATOSTHENES Centre of Excellence. He also mentioned the expectation of the Limassol Municipality to receive important support related to important issues in the fields of blue growth, tourism, cultural heritage, transport, environment and smart city technology by the EXCELSIOR project.
Finally, Mr. Nikolas Iordanou, Vice President of the Board of Directors of the Cyprus University of Technology Board in his welcoming remarks emphasized that Cyprus University of Technology considers the EXCELSIOR project to be the most important success in the short history of the University. He emphasized that Cyprus University of Technology will support the ERATOSTHENES Centre of Excellence, which will be established through the EXCELSIOR project.
The event was concluding with the presentations by Professor Diofantos G. Hadjimitsis, Professor at the Department of Civil Engineering and Geo-informatics of the Cyprus University of Technology and Coordinator of the EXCELSIOR Project and Dr Panayiotis Philimis. CEO of Cyprus Research & Innovation Center (CyRIC) and Gravity Ventures Incubator and President of the Cyprus Association of Research and Innovation Enterprises.