Diogenes Business Incubator, invited people for the Cypriot Entrepreneurial Ecosystem to discuss NET KITE’s goals and how Cyprus could benefit from it. The meeting took place on the 19th June 2014 at the University of Cyprus.
They had a very interesting discussion with people from Telecommunications, ICT, Public Bodies, the Cyprus Youthboard, Universities, Accelaretors, Incubators, Business Angels, Research and Innovation Centers and more.
One of the most important points made included the immediate need for the further development of an Open Innovation Platform that could facilitate the development of innovation not only in the priority areas of NET KITE but also others that are common in the region.
Also, participants expressed their readiness, to participate in a Living Lab approach and give the necessary feedback to researchers to help them improve their ideas.
Discussion also took place on whether Cyprus could play the role of an “entrepreneurial hub” for the region. All participants concluded that we have many things to do before they could achieve this.
As very often happens, time was not enough to discuss all the topics, so all participants committed to continue the dialogue in the near future and also to participate in all future NET KITE actions.