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What is RISE?

RISE stands for Research centre on Interactive media, Smart systems and Emerging technologies

RISE is the Research Centre of Excellence in Cyprus focusing on Interactive media, Smart systems and Emerging technologies aiming to empower knowledge and technology transfer in the region. It is a joint venture between the three public universities of Cyprus - University of Cyprus, Cyprus University of Technology, and, Open University of Cyprus- , the Municipality of Nicosia, and two renowned international partners, the Max Planck Institute for Informatics, Germany, and, the University College London, United Kingdom.
The Centre was established through the support of the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme (H2020 – WIDESPREAD – 2016-2017 – Teaming Phase 2) under grant agreement No. 739578, the Cyprus Government through the Directorate General for European Programmes, Coordination and Development, the European Structural and Investment Funds, and multiple other sources. 


Latest News & Updates

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17 February. 2020
ARS Electronica Animation Festival on Tour

RISE CoE, the Austrian Embassy and the Nicosia Municipality are happy to present the acclaimed...

14 February. 2020
RISE BIO-SCENT Research Group & ​ the Opticolor Project

RISE in its continued effort to support the local industries, has joined forces with S...

03 February. 2020
Logipaignion: Experts’ Presentations to the students

On Wednesday 22nd January 2020 and Wednesday 29th January 2020, two of the three meetings with...

03 February. 2020
RISE participated in the Cybersecurity Cyberdefense Hackathon

A joint team with students and researchers from Computer Science Department, University of Cyprus...

Upcoming Events

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05 March. 2020 - 11:30
Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality: Emerging Technologies...

RISE Invited Talk - 5 March, 10:00-11:00, Julia House

19 March. 2020 - 13:30
Academia to industry - Why Go Global in ed tech? Bootstrapped...

Kinems is a breakthrough movement-based interactive learning gaming platform with learning and...

Our People

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In this section you can find a list of publications made by RISE researchers.

Our Premises

The permanent premises of RISE will be located in a privileged area of the historic centre of Nicosia.


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We aspire to create a culture that attracts outstanding people and help them thrive.


Latest Research Publications

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