The KIOS Research and Innovation Center of Excellence (KIOS CoE) operates within the University of Cyprus. The Center was established in 2008 and was subsequently selected by the EU to advance into a Research and Innovation Center of Excellence in 2017. With collaboration with Imperial College London, KIOS has succeeded in securing funding in excess of 40 million euros for the period of 2017-2022. This is the largest and most competitive funding to be secured for research and innovation in Cyprus which will be implemented as part of the EU’s strategic Horizon 2020 program for “Spreading Excellence and Widening Participation – Teaming”.
The KIOS CoE is the largest research and innovation center in Cyprus on Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) with an emphasis on monitoring, control, management and security of critical infrastructures such as electric power systems, water distribution networks, telecommunication networks, and transportation systems. The goal of the Center is to conduct outstanding interdisciplinary research and innovation and produce new knowledge and tools that can be applied to solve real-life problems. The Center collaborates with an extended network of national and international academic, industrial, and governmental organizations to assure that its research has maximal applicability and impact.
- Awarded funding (in excess of €40 million from EU and national sources) to develop a Center of Excellence in Cyprus in partnership with Imperial College, London, as part of the Horizon 2020 Spreading Excellence and Widening Participation - TEAMING program.
- Awarded the prestigious ERC Advanced Grant on “Fault-Adaptive Monitoring and Control of Complex Distributed Dynamical Systems”.
- Coordinated the COST Action IntelliCIS which has more than 30 partners (one of the largest COST Actions funded by the European Science Foundation).
- Received funding by the Strategic Infrastructure Program of the Research Promotion Foundation of Cyprus.
- Coordinated/participated in more than 60 national and international projects, with more than 70% of funding participation by the EU and the industry.