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CENTRE FOR ENTREPRENEURIAL DEVELOPMENT, ALLIANCE AND RESEARCH (CEDAR)

CEDAR, an initiative led by UCLan Cyprus, is the first interdisciplinary and pioneering non-for-profit Centre for Entrepreneurship in Cyprus. Its mission is to act as a catalyst for entrepreneurial development by building synergies between different areas of expertise in education, training, research, outreach, and policy. It builds bridges of cooperation with the entrepreneurial economy of Cyprus and beyond.

CEDAR faculty and associate fellows are credited with local, regional and global initiatives, focusing on fields including: start-up entrepreneurialism; corporate entrepreneurship; innovation; SME – growth; entrepreneurial finance, governance; development of owner-managed family businesses; and special tourism development.

ENTREPRENEURSHIP INITIATIVES
CEDAR has organised the following initiatives in partnership with a number of stakeholder organisations with an interest in the promotion of enterprise development and innovation.

BUSINESS IDEA COMPETITION to foster the development of creativity, innovation and new ventures. CEDAR is grateful for the cooperation and support from the Cyprus Chambers of Commerce and Industry, TEVEA, University of Cyprus, Cyprus University of Technology, Open University Cyprus, Ministry of Energy, Commerce, Industry and Tourism, Cyprus Business Angels Network – CYBAN, Youth Board of Cyprus, Junior Chamber International (Cyprus), Women’s Co-op Bank, Cyprus Federation of Business and Professional Women, ANETEL, London-based EPISTEME and UK Cyprus Enterprise Council and other sponsors e.g. KPMG, Alpha Bank, Koumandari Foundation, Co-operative Savings Society of Larnaka -Famagusta.

PANORAMA OF SOCIAL ENTERPISE to showcase programmes and schemes in operation in Cyprus and Europe, geared to support social entrepreneurship and its impact in modern societies.

IDEODROMIO to embed the entrepreneurial spirit to young aspiring student. CEDAR is grateful for the full support from the Pedagogical Institute of Cyprus, the Cyprus Ministry of Education and Culture and KPMG.

CHINA 2015 FAMILY BUSINESS CONFERENCE in cooperation with Beijing Institute of Technology, to present the latest in research that shapes SME and family business policy agendas.

PANORAMA OF INNOVATION to inform existing businesses and start-up entrepreneurs on innovation funding schemes and showcase successful cases of innovative enterprises in Cyprus.

CEDAR is grateful for the cooperation and support from the Cyprus Chambers of Commerce and Industry, TEVEA, University of Cyprus, Cyprus University of Technology, Open University Cyprus, Ministry of Energy, Commerce, Industry and Tourism, Cyprus Business Angels Network – CYBAN, Youth Board of Cyprus, Junior Chamber International (Cyprus), Women’s Co-op Bank, Cyprus Federation of Business and Professional Women, ANETEL, London-based EPISTEME and UK Cyprus Enterprise Council and other sponsors e.g. KPMG, Alpha Bank, Koumandari Foundation, Co-operative Savings Society of Larnaka -Famagusta.