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Workshop: How to develop an innovative venture

UCLan Cyprus, the enterprising British University on the island is fostering entrepreneurship with the Business Idea Competition 2014. The initiative is co-organised by the Centre for Entrepreneurial Development, Alliance and Research (CEDAR) in cooperation with a number of stakeholder organisations active in the promotion of new ventures and innovation, including: Cyprus University of Technology, University of Cyprus, Cyprus Chamber of Commerce and Industry, CYTA, Junior Chamber International (Cyprus), KOGEE – Cyprus Federation of Business and Professional Women, Anaptixiaki – ANETEL, and UK based EPISTEME and the UK Cyprus Enterprise Council. Award Sponsors include KPMG and Alpha Bank.

A series of workshops are planned across Cyprus seeking to support aspiring entrepreneurs on how to develop winning business ideas. More specifically on Thursday 11th September @ CYTA Amphitheatre in Nicosia; on Tuesday 16th September @ Cyprus University of Technology in Limassol; and on Wednesday September 24th @ UClan Cyprus in Pyla, Larnaka.

Panikkos Poutziouris, Professor of Entrepreneurship & Family  and  Chair of CEDAR at UCLan Cyprus said: “Nurturing and supporting the next generation of entrepreneurs to launch dynamic start ups and develop innovation across organisations is the vital for the acceleration of economic growth and generation of  jobs”            

Following the training workshops, enterprising teams and other pioneers with innovation, are expected  to submit a 2 page business proposal by 6thof October.

For registration of interest for the workshops and BIC 2014 visit http://www.uclancyprus.ac.cy/en/business/business-idea-competition-2014/ or via email to bic2014@uclancyprus.ac.cy

Click here for the flyer of Business Idea Competition 2014

Click here to download a template that can be used to submit your 2-page proposal