EXCELLENCE IN INNOVATION
The Center has emerged from the synergies that have been identified between the Center for Risk, Safety and the Environment (CERISE), and the Decision Support and Systems Optimization (DSSO) Laboratory and operates under the auspices of European University Cyprus. It is the first cross-disciplinary, cross-school Center of Excellence of European University Cyprus.
Our focus revolves around the development, use, and evaluation of quantitative and qualitative methods to measure, assess, manage, and communicate risk, and to analyze, design, and implement decision-making mechanisms and systems. Our areas of focus revolve around two basic pillars; risk and decision science with an application to several horizontal areas such as Security, Safety, Cybersecurity, Telecommunications, Critical Infrastructure Protection, and Industrial Processes.
the first cross-disciplinary, cross-school Center of Excellence of European University Cyprus
CERIDES – Excellence in Innovation and Technology is technology-oriented and has already developed tools and apps relevant to its work. CERIDES – Excellence in Innovation and Technology aims to become an innovation center forming and developing products that can be commercialized at a later stage.
CERIDES – Excellence in Innovation and Technology research and researchers are funded through its participation in highly competitive research projects. CERIDES – Excellence in Innovation and Technology has already obtained over €4 Mn (March 2020) in Horizon 2020, FP7, DG ECHO, DG HOME, DG Justice, ERASMUS+, Norwegian Grants, Cyprus Research and Innovation Council funded projects.
CERIDES aims to create high-quality output and build a high caliber reputation along with the areas of Research, Education / Training, and Consultancy.
Areas of Research
The Center of Excellence implements horizontal research activities in scientific areas related to the fields of Risk and Decision Sciences. Research findings are applied to a wide range of industrial fields.
As of 2018, we founded the CERIDES Industrial Board which is presided by Mr. Michalis Papamichael, Security Manager of Noble International and Honorary Research Fellow at CERIDES.