Official MARITEC-X project kick-off
The MaRITeC-X kick-off meeting was held on the 5th of October 2017 at the House of Arts and Literature, in Larnaka, Cyprus. All partner organizations from Cyprus, UK and Ireland attended the event which was welcomed warmly by Municipality of Larnaka officials. The kick-off meeting took place back to back with ground-breaking initiatives shaping the future of marine and maritime science, innovation and industry landscape in Cyprus and was celebrated among local and international stakeholders.
During the meeting, hosted by Larnaka Municipality, partners discussed all essential steps towards submitting a successful business plan for the Teaming Phase 2 aligned to the overall Smart Specialization Strategy for Cyprus (S3Cy) and the European priorities on specific pillars with competitive advantages to the Cypriot economy.
GeoImaging Ltd, being a founding members of MaRITeC-X will be actively involved all aspects of the project and primarily into feeding the geospatial dimension into the research vision of the cetre as well as disseminating results to relevant stakeholders.
MaRITeC-X “family” photo at the stairs of the historic building of the old Ottoman Bank, now House of Arts and Literature, in Larnaka, Cyprus
Mr Siokouros of MarInEM, Mr Karakatsanis of Larnaka Municipality and coordinator of the project and Mr Smagas of GeoImaging Ltd addressing sustainability challenges for the MaRITeC-X Centre of Excellence
Official presentation of the project at the Larnaka Municipal Art Gallery
MaRITeC-X was officially introduced during an open event at the Larnaka Municipal Art Gallery and presented the project’s objectives to a wide range of decision makers, politician, and marine and maritime stakeholders. Among other distinguished guests the event was attended by representative of Mr Marios Demetriades, Minister of Transport, Communications and Works, the Irish Ambassador, Ms Deirdre Ní Fhallúin, and George Georgiou, Permanent Secretary of Directorate General for European Programmes, Coordination and Development.
During the Q&A session that followed, Mr Siokouros of MarInEM and Mr Smagas of GeoImaging Ltd addressed key aspects of the how an inclusive, competitive and sustainable vision for the new centre of excellence will unfold.