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posted Nov 10, 2011, 3:14 AM by Georgios Stylianou   [ updated Jan 4, 2012, 1:34 PM ]

Year 2011 news
October 2011: Entrepreneurship presentations at UCY
Diogenes Director, Stavros Papastavrou, CTO of VI Scientific Ltd and Nektarios Pelekanos, CEO of ARMES Ltd present to the ERASMUS Entrepreneurship class of the University of Cyprus on October 4th, 2011.
September 2011: Conference An alternative approach to training and lifelong learning 29/09/2011
Diogenes supports the organization of the Sei.li.ng Conference.
Organizer: University of Cyprus
Speaker: Prof. Paraskevas Evripidou
Audience: Training and Employment Policy Makers, Recruiting and Unemployment centres, Vocational Training Centres, Researchers, Teachers
The main objective of 'Sei.li.ng' is to train young people and adults who belong to the less qualified workers category, in order to assist them to find a job and allow them to take better decisions about their professional future. 'Sei.li.ng' aims to assist this specific target group to define their career path, to develop an entrepreneurial curiosity and apply it to their personal and professional lives. To achieve this the 'Sei.li'ng' platform offers training which is based on interactive content with active participation using intelligent simulation games and active procedure representation for improving learning and attracting less qualified people to begin the training process.

The conference will be held on Thursday, September 29 · 9:00am - 11:30am at Anastasios Leventis Building, Room B108, University of Cyprus, Nicosia, Cyprus.
July 2011: SAFE Top Innovator at New York Venture Summit 2011
Diogenes’ startup, S.S.F. Safe Smart Fabric Adaptable Surface Ltd was selected to present as a Top Innovator in the Life Sciences Track of the 2011 New York Venture Summit on July 20-21 in New York City.
A select group of 50 Top Innovators from the technology, Cleantech, and life sciences sectors were chosen to present their breakthrough investment opportunities to an exclusive audience of Venture Capitalists, Private Investors, Investment Bankers, Corporate Investors, and Strategic Partners.
The New York Venture Summit, presented by youngStartup Ventures is the premier industry gathering where cutting-edge startups meet top venture capitalists, angel investors, Corporate VCs and investment bankers.
July 2011: CyEC 2011 Results 07/07/2011

All three Winners of CyEC 2011 were mentored by Diogenes.

1. First Prize: ARMES Ltd

2. Second Prize: Team Green Scientific, a green initiative by VI Scientific Ltd

3. Third Prize: Intelligent Space Designs – University of Cyprus
April 2011: INTERREG Greece – Cyprus project funded
The project MESUP submitted by leading partner FORTH in partnership with Diogenes under INTERREG Greece- Cyprus call was selected for funding. March 2011: Entrepreneur's Night

Entrepreneur’s Night, organized by the University of Cyprus on Wednesday, March 30th, 2011 at 18:00, held at Ground Floor of Anastasios Leventis Blg, University of Cyprus New Campus, is supported by Diogenes. Diogenes is sponsoring the event with the offer of Mentoring Vouchers.

The event will be addressed by Mr. Nicos Tornaritis, Chairman of the Education Committee of the House of Representatives and Mrs. Mary Papadopoulou, President of Business Professional Women (BPW) Nicosia.

The agenda includes:

- Introduction to STARTTENT

- The Cyprus Network of Female Entrepreneurship Ambassadors

- Incubating Hitech Entrepreneurship in Cyprus

- Exhibition of Hitech Companies

- Cocktail



More information on www.cyec.org.cy/startent


Feb 2011: Cyprus 2020 - Entrepreneurship

On February 24th the CEO of Diogenes was invited to speak about the Knowledge based economy and how Cyprus can achieve the Europe 2020 goals via cultivating and supporting entrepreneurship. Prof. Skevos Evripidou, Member of the Board of Diogenes expanded on Cultivating an Entrepreneurial Culture.

The event was organized by the Business Professional Women (BPW) Club of Nicosia (www.bpw-nicosia.org).


Feb 2011: Cyprus Entrepreneurship Competition CyEC 2011 Commencement

On February 2nd the Commencement Ceremony of the Cyprus Entrepreneurship Competition 2011 took place. During the event, the Startup Entrepreneur of the Year Award for 2011 was awarded to VI Scientific Ltd (www.viscientific.com), a Diogenes startup, in recognition of their growth. VI Scientific was the winner of the Startup Entrepreneur of the Year Award for 2010 as well.



Year 2010 news
Diogenes NEWSLETTERS: Entrepreneurship Insider

Volume 2, Issue 2, March 2010
Volume 2 Issue 1, January 2010
Volume 1 Issue 2
Volume 1 Issue 1
Oct 2010: Knowledge Society

Diogenes was invited to present at the Knowledge Society Conference organized by the Research and Technology Committee of the Democratic Rally of Cyprus. The topic of her presentation was “Cyprus 2020: A knowledge-based economy?”
May 2010: NBIA International Conference

Diogenes’ Director attends the 24th International Conference of NBIA in Orlando, Florida, USA and receives the Certificate for Business Incubation Management for successfully completing NBIA’s professional program.









Year 2009 News
Dec 2009: UKBI International Conference

Diogenes Director was invited to present at the UKBI’s Annual International Conference BI 11: Driving Forward Economic Recovery, taking place in Belfast. Her presentation dealt with How Joining the EC Changed National Innovation Policy in Cyprus. What is now different - Why have things changed - What could be improved.
Oct 2009: Preparation of Proposal and Management of European Education Projects

Diogenes attends the above session organized by the European Office of University of Cyprus.
Sept – Oct 2009
Diogenes Director and George Stylianou, CEO of VI Scientific Ltd, presented to the Entrepreneurship classes at the University of Cyprus
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July 2009 Incubation News

S.S.F. Safe Smart Fabric Adaptable Surface Ltd presents to the Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Tourism the results of its incubation project ‘SAFE’ for the Final Project Review.
June 2009: 10th International Venture Capital Forum

Diogenes’ Director attends the 10th International Venture Capital Forum held in Athens, Greece. The VC Forum is an annual event organized by New Economy Development Fund (TANEO), Invest in Greece Agency, PRAXI / HELP-FORWARD Network, under the auspices of the Ministry of Economy and Finance of Greece.
Incubation News June 2009

V.I. Scientific Ltd presents to the Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Tourism the results of its incubation project ‘Vision Tech’.
MedTechSol Ltd presents to the Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Tourism the results of its incubation project ‘CADs-Gen’.
Assistive Networks Ltd presents to the Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Tourism the results of its incubation project ‘Assistive Networks’.
May 2009: Incubation News

The incubation project of A.R.M.E.S Ltd starts incubation with Diogenes. P.A Mobihealth Ltd presents to the Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Tourism the results of its incubation project ‘Mobispiro’ for the Final Project Review.
Kahu Networks Ltd presents to the Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Tourism the results of its incubation project ‘NDVS’ for the Final Project Review.
CyEC 2009

Diogenes’ Director participated in the Cyprus Entrepreneurship Competition 2009 as mentor. The SDS team which she mentored won the third price of the competition.
Jan-Feb 2009: Entrepreneurship Development Program - MIT

Diogenes’ Director participated to the above Programme and received the Entrepreneurship Development Certificate. The Networking and Educational Trip to the USA was sponsored by Fulbright.






Year 2003 - 2008 News
Dec 2008: 1st Global Business Incubation Day

Diogenes in cooperation with the Cyprus Business Incubator Association and the Cyprus Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Helix Incubator, Ermis Research & Incubator Center, and Athena High Technology Incubator, is organizing a conference on Business Incubation: Economic Development Driver of the Cyprus Economy. Prospects, Achievements, the Next Day to celebrate the 1st Global Business Incubation Day, joining the celebrations that will be held in 53 countries with over 1.500 incubators participating.

The Conference will take place at the University of Cyprus, Main Campus, An. Leventis Building (B108).

The goals of the Conference are to:
Inform on the commercialization prospects of R&D results by the creation of enterprises through business incubators, the new University - Industry Colloboration Office and the Cyprus Entrepreneurship Competition
Comprehensively explore business incubation in Cyprus with the involved stakeholders (Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Business Incubators, Incubatee Companies)
Present the philosophy of the new business incubation framework program prepared by the Research Promotion Foundation, the new Incubation Monitoring Authority
Present the Greek example of 3rd Generation Business Incubators (incubation and funding) and the European dimension and trends in startup funding

During the Conference an exhibition of the 36 companies that were created through the Business Incubation Program in Cyprus will take place.

For more information on the global celebrations: http://www.globalbusinessincubationday.org
July 2008: Incubation News

The incubation project of MedTechSol (Medical Technology Solutions) Ltd, CAD-GEN starts incubation with Diogenes. Diogenes is a stakeholder in the company.
June 2008: 9th Venture Capital Forum

Diogenes’ Director, Stavriana Kofteros attends the 9th International Venture Capital Forum held in Athens, Greece. The VC Forum is an annual event organized New Economy Development Fund (TANEO), Invest in Greece Agency, Diktyo PRAXI / HELP-FORWARD Network, under the auspices of the Ministry of Economy and Finance of Greece.
June 2008: UKBI membership

Diogenes successfully bids in a silent auction at the NBIA Conference for a 3 year membership in the United Kingdom Business Incubation Association, UKBI.
June 2008: Incubation News

The incubation project of Assistive Networks starts incubation with Diogenes. Diogenes is a stakeholder in the company.

Stream Engineering Ltd presents to the Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Tourism the results of its incubation project for the Final Project Review.
May 2008: NBIA 22nd International Conference

Diogenes’ Director, Stavriana Kofteros attends the 22nd International Conference of the NBIA in San Antonio, Texas, USA
May 2008: Incubation News

The incubation project of VisioTech of VI Scientific Ltd starts incubation with Diogenes. Diogenes is a stakeholder in the company.
April 2008: EVCA Course

Diogenes’ Director, Stavriana Kofteros attends the Foundation Course for Investment Professionals of the European Venture Capital Association in Paris, France.
Feb 2008- June 2008: CyEC 2008

Diogenes’ Director, Stavriana Kofteros participates in the Cyprus Entrepreneurship Competition 2008 as mentor. Ms. Kofteros presented Workshop 4 of CyEC08 on Operations & Strategy.
Jan 2008: Incubation News

Metascan presents to the Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Tourism the results of its incubation project for the Final Project Review.


Dec 2007: Incubation News

Diogenes has 60% of the successful projects in the last call (three out of the five). The three projects approved for incubation funding are: VisionTech, CAD-GEN and Assistive Networks.
Nov 2007: NBIA membership

Diogenes becomes a member of the National Business Incubator Association of the USA.
Nov 2007: Incubation News
The incubation project of Stream Engineering Ltd finished after 24+1 months of incubation.
Oct 2007: Incubation News
The incubation project of P.A. Mobihealth Ltd, Mobispiro, starts incubation with Diogenes. Diogenes is a stakeholder in the company.
The incubation project of Metascan Image Analysis Centre Ltd finished after 22 months of incubation.
Diogenes submits four (4) business plans under the final call for funding of the Ministry of Commerce Industry and Tourism under the program for Creating High Technology enterprises through business incubators.
July 2007: Incubation News

The incubation project of S.S.F. Safe Smart Fabric Adaptable Surfaces Ltd, SAFE, [Note: link to relevant section in portfolio companies] starts incubation with Diogenes. Diogenes is a stakeholder in the company.
April 2006: Incubation News

The incubation project of KAHU Networks Ltd, NDVS, starts incubation with Diogenes. Diogenes is a stakeholder in the company.
Dec 2005: Incubation News

The incubation project Metascan of Metascan Image Analysis Centre Ltd starts incubation with Diogenes. Diogenes is a stakeholder in the company.
Sept 2005: Incubation News

The incubation project Stream Engineering of Stream Engineering Ltd starts incubation with Diogenes. Diogenes is a stakeholder in the company.

Nov 2004: Entrepreneurship Seminar
Diogenes organizes a one-day seminar on entrepreneurship targeted at information technology professionals in cooperation with the Greek company Innovative Ventures S.A. (iVen), a business incubator established by two major Greek Venture Capital Funds, NBGVC (a subsidiary of the National Bank of Greece and Vectis Capital (which manages funds from the Leventis and Martinos Groups of Companies, and from Alpha Bank), with the support of theCyprus Computer Society. The seminar was organized under a ready4growth EU funded project.
June 2004: 5th Venture Capital Forum

Diogenes attends the forum and holds meetings with interested inventors and investors.

April 2004: Incubator Forum

Diogenes joins the Incubator Forum, a pan-European network of technology incubators supported by the European Commission whose ultimate objective is to raise professional standards and to foster the exchange of experience and good practice among technology incubators in Europe.
Oct - Dec 2003: CyEC 2003 Mentoring

Diogenes Manager, Phivos Ioannides participates in the Cyprus Entrepreneurship Competition 2003 as mentor for the Meta Imaging Centre team.
Oct 2003: Greece Presentations

In October 2003 Diogenes carries out a campaign to attract cooperation with various entities in Greece including inventors, financiers and other partners. Presentations were given in Salonica (14/10/2003) and Athens (16/10/2003) and various meetings were held in the two cities.
2003: Diogenes Incorporation

Diogenes is incorporated on the 3rd of April 2003 and starts hiring its initial management team in July and September of that year.
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