Press Releases

25/07/2021: An aging workforce in the digital era

It is a fact that demographic changes taking place in the countries of the European Union show that Europe is evolving into a continent of elders. In 2019, almost one-fifth (20.3%) of the European Union population was aged 65 and over. The European Union itself predicts that by 2060 the share of people over the age of 65 will increase to 29.0% of the total population. At the same time, according to Eurostat, the percentage of people aged 80 and over in the European Union is projected to increase 2.5 times between 2019 and 2100. And this aging workforce is called upon to serve the ever-evolving digital jobs.

27/06/2021: Crowdfunding in simple words

Technology and finance meet in various ways. One of them is crowdfunding. So, what is crowdfunding? In simple words, crowdfunding is a method of raising money through the mutual effort of customers, family, friends, and individual investors.

The most famous business magazine, Forbes, hosts our article on crowdfunding, a potential avenue for business financing in Cyprus.

30/05/2021: i-Voting – the Future of Elections?

In the 2014 European elections, only 42.5 percent of people eligible to vote participated. The high abstention recorded worldwide in recent years is a cause for concern. i-Voting is a unique solution that simply and conveniently helps to engage people in the governance process. But the question is, can i-voting reverse the climate? Are we ready to trust i-Voting?

The financial and business magazine “Insider” hosts an article about my opinion on i-Voting.

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25/04/2021: AI opportunities and challenges

Elon Musk believes that artificial intelligence is as dangerous as nuclear weapons. At the same time, one of the brightest minds in theoretical physics and cosmology, Stephen William Hawking, argued that artificial intelligence could bring an end to humanity. Is it possible that risk assessments made by people who recognize the capabilities and prospects of technology are wrong? What is artificial intelligence, the opportunities, the dangers, and how do we encounter it in our daily lives? The financial and business magazine “Insider” hosts an article about my opinion on Artificial Intelligence.

04/04/2021: Industrial Robotics and COVID-19

Savvas Chatzichristofis presents an article on the most famous business magazine, Forbes, on how industrial robots benefit the online shopping industry during the pandemic.

The industrial robotics start-up ecosystem seems to be booming in recent years, and the pandemic period appears to be favoring it. In the last five years, industrial robotics investments have increased fivefold, and everything shows that the future is more than bright. E-commerce came to change the way we shop and industrial robots to evolve warehouse operating conditions.

10/03/2021: Artificial Intelligence, Challenges and Opportunities

Live discussion on the ways in which Artificial Intelligence will affect our work, entertainment, entrepreneurship, and our daily lives.
Participating in the panel are Dr. Savvas Chatzichristofis – Associate Professor of Artificial Intelligence at the Neapolis University Pafos, Dr. Maria Terzi – Artificial Intelligence Researcher / Co-founder of Malloc, and Dr. Georgos Chatzimilioudis – Oracle Cyprus/Malta.
Coordinated by the Executive Director of the Cyprus Youth Organization, Menelaos A. Menelaou

07/03/2021: How Bitcoin transformed our daily lives

On 22 of May 2010 in Florida, US , the first official trading transaction using Bitcoin was recorded. The 10,000 bitcoins were enough for Laszlo Hanyecz to buy two pizzas. The value of the cryptocurrencies at that time did not exceed $ 23. Today, 11 years later, 10,000 Bitcoins equal to more than $ 450 million, making that transaction the most successful pizza sale in mankind history. The big changes in the Bitcoin’s value during the last few days, but also the references of Elon Musk to it, bring back to the general public the interest on cryptocurrencies, their prospects but also the risks or opportunities that they offer …

04/03/2021: Online Meetup and Q&A for the Crypto Cyprus Community

Panayiotis Christodoulou a faculty member of the Department of Computer Science participated in the Online Meetup and Q&A organized by the Crypto Cyprus group. Before the event community members sent various questions to the group which were answered by Blockchain experts during the online meetup.

25/02/2021: Pafos2040 – Volume II: Innovation

Mayor of Pafos, Phedonas Phedonos, presented the goals and the actions of the Municipality for the transition of the city to the smart and digital era.

The discussion was also attended by the Deputy Ministry of Research Innovation and Digital Policy of Cyprus, Kyriakos Kokkinos, the Deputy Minister for Special Digital Projects and the Cadastre of Greece, Giorgos Stylios, and the Director of the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship “IDEA” Angela Panagiotou.

The discussion was moderated by Savvas Chatzichristofis, Associate Professor of Artificial Intelligence at the Neapolis University.
The event was organized by the Municipality of Paphos and the independent non-governmental, non-profit organization Oxygono.

19/02/2021: View of Crowdfunding during COVID-19

Crowdfunding is the practice of funding a project by raising small amounts of money from a large number of people. During this webinar our presenters covered a vast majority of topics in the context of Crowdfunding such as: the best practices for a successfully crowdfunding campaign, examples of crowdfunding platforms that currently run in Greece, EU and US, the risks of participating in/running crowdfunding campaigns and more.

Autonomous cars: Past, present, and future

The financial and business magazine “Insider” hosts an opinion article by our collaborator Savvas Chatzichristofis, Associate Professor and Head of the Department of Computer Science on Autonomous Vehicles (Issue 16, February 2021)

“Artificial intelligence is now mature enough to safely support the implementation of accurate localization and navigation systems. Alongside the automotive industry, IT companies are spending resources researching reliable models ready for commercial use. The gradual installation of high speed and (almost) zero delay networks will allow our vehicles to move safely.
The question arises as to when we will be able to see truly autonomous cars on our roads.”

20/12/2020: Designing Smart Cities: A Human-Centered Approach

The financial and business magazine “Insider” hosts an opinion article by our collaborators Zinon Zinonos and Savvas Chatzichristofis, on Human-Centered Smart Cities. The article focuses on an innovative vision, known and new methodologies and tools which intend to create a Human Smart City starting from the neighbourhood and scaling up to the city.

“Insider” magazine is publishing alongside Forbes and distributed with Sunday’s Phileleftheros newspaper.

18/12/2020: Towards Industry and Society 5.0 in the Era of the Pandemic

Technology is made up of the terms ‘Techne’ and ‘Logos’ that refer to the dualism of its artistic/creative and logical/scientific aspects. And thus the ideas of Schumpeterian creative destruction and also the hope and potential for the better tomorrows of mankind are implicit in this Promethean concept. We live in an age of both artificial intelligence-driven and viral disturbances that threaten both the mind and the body. An interesting live discussion with Prof. Elias Carayannis.
Elias G. Carayannis is a Greek-American economist isFull Professor of Science, Technology, Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the George Washington University School of Business in Washington, D.C.

23/11/2020: The School year in the middle of COVID19: Tools, Challenges and Prospects

The COVID-19 pandemic has created the largest disruption of education systems in history, affecting nearly 1.6 billion learners in more than 190 countries and all continents. Closures of schools and other learning spaces have impacted 94 per cent of the world’s student population, up to 99 per cent in low and lower-middle-income countries.

Preventing a learning crisis from becoming a generational catastrophe requires urgent action from all.

15/11/2020: Transforming a country into a startup-nation

The financial and business magazine “Insider” hosts an opinion article by our collaborator Savvas Chatzichristofis, Associate Professor and Head of the Department of Computer Science on CS-related entrepreneurship and digital innovation. Issue 14, November 2020, includes an extensive analysis of how countries can be transformed into startup-nations.

“Insider” magazine is publishing along side Forbes and distributed with Sunday’s Phileleftheros newspaper.

06/11/2020: Parallels Between Biological and Man-Made Computer Viruses

We are currently living in the midst of the most infectious, disruptive and costly biological virus attack that any one of us has experienced – the COVID-19 virus pandemic. Similar to most computer malware attacks it came seemingly out of nowhere, spreading at exponential speed and continues to seriously disrupt the daily lives of almost the entire population of the world. There are striking similarities between biological viruses in the natural world and those of the electronic type in the digital world – both in the ways in which they infect and spread and the means by which they can be combated and defeated. This presentation covers the correlations that exist between man-made computer viruses and biological viruses like covid-19.

13/10/2020: Cryptocurrency Mass Adoption – Problems and Solutions – Webinar

Eleven years ago, an article appeared out of nowhere on the Internet that presented the first digital currency, Bitcoin. The purpose of bitcoin was to become the first digital currency that would solve the Double-spending problem faced by previous attempts on creating electronic coins. How was it going to do that? By utilizing the Blockchain technology. Until today it is still unknown who developed the Blockchain technology, all we know is the author’s name, Satoshi Nakamoto, but this is now irrelevant as 11 years later Blockchain technology has brought a tremendous revolution in the field of digital transactions. This presentation covered vital viewpoints of Industry’s experts on the Mass Adoption of Cryptocurrencies.

07/10/2020: Award For Applied Research, Excellence Of Knowledge And Contribution

On Wednesday, 7th October 2020, the Cyprus Education Leaders Awards ceremony was held for the second year by Boussias Communications with the kind support of the DIAS Publishing House.

The “Cyprus Education Leaders Awards” is a pioneering institution, which highlights and awards the remarkable work of educators at all levels of education and is held under the auspices of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports and Youth, the Cyprus Youth Organisation, the Pancyprian Organisation of Greek Teachers (POED), the Organisation of Greek Secondary Education Providers (OELMEK), the Organisation of Technical Education Providers (OELTEK), the Association of Private Schools of Cyprus and the Cyprus Computer Society.

Neapolis University Pafos took part in the competition process with the Intelligent Systems Laboratory of the University’s Computer Science Department, whose participation received the highest distinction from the institution’s evaluation committee in the Higher Education category “Investment in the field of Education in Computer Science”.

For many years, the University’s Intelligent Systems Laboratory has provided practical support to students, who choose educational robotics as a creative pastime, as it has been recognised by tutors, professors, parents and students as an important factor in the cultivation and development of computer science skills.

The Intelligent Systems Laboratory is staffed by distinguished academic scientists-members of the academic community of Neapolis University Pafos.

10/09/2020: Challenges and the Prospects of Employment in the field of Computer Science in Paphos

An open online meeting and discussion with four international computer science-related companies:

  • Nexxie,
  • Statare,
  • Roothund
  • Beepxtra

01/07/2020: Artificial Intelligence: Threat or Opportunity?

Live discussion with three academic researchers from Switzerland and Cyprus. Dr. Margarita Chli from the ETH of Zurich, Dr. Savvas Chatzichristofis from the Neapolis University Paphos, and Dr. Sotiris Hatzis of TEPAK.

“Science Hoaxes is a volunteer group dedicated to combating pseudoscience and promoting scientific literacy at all levels of society.

16/04/2020: Broadcasting at DisruptCyprus

Neapolis University Pafos (NUP) following its longstanding policy of continuously providing and supporting the local community, with its available academic and technological resources offered in order to assist and enhance the efforts of The Republic of Cyprus and Local Authorities to decrease the consequences of the pandemic. The Rector of the Neapolis University Pafos, Professor Pantelis Sklias, the Associate Professor Marios Argyridis, and the Associate Professor Savvas Chatzichristofis, are hosted at DisruptCyprus to discuss live the Neapolis University Initiative #NUPSupportAgainstCOVID19. 

15/04/2020: Presentation on Kanali 6 of the Actions of Neapolis University for Restricting the Consequences of the Covid19 Pandemic and the #NUPSupportAgainstCOVID19 Initiative.

04/02/2020: Our resent win in Poland during the International XII Robotic Arena is highlighted in several news media island-wide.

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19/12/2019: Simerini newspaper presents our Enorasis Robot and highlights our  3rd Place at Robotex International 2019 Line follower competition.

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13/10/2019: An interview of Zinon Zinons for Τaxidromos24 newspaper about  Neapolis University Pafos, the new Postgraduate Programs and the Department of Computer Science.

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06/09/2019: Avant-garde newspaper talks with Savvas Chatzichristofis about Robots and Educational Robotics.

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04/07/2019: The Enorasis project, our line-following robot is featured in the Phileleftheros newspaper, the biggest selling newspaper in Cyprus.

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