RPF – Research Promotion Foundation

RPF – Research Promotion Foundation is a non-profit private foundation with public mandate located in Cyprus. It was founded in 1996 by the Government of the Republic of Cyprus, to serve as the national agency for the promotion of scientific and technological research.


The RPF has developed a number of activities which fall into two broad categories:


(a) the design, launching, funding and monitoring of national research programmes, and


(b) the promotion of the participation of Cypriot researchers in European research programmes and international organisations (EU Framework Programmes, European Cooperation in Science and Research (COST), Joint Research Centre (JRC), European Science Foundation (ESF), EUREKA). It is also responsible for the implementation of bilateral agreements on R&D.


The RPF has the overall responsibility for the coordination of activities relating to the Horizon 2020 Programme (as it has been doing since 1999: 5th, 6th and 7th Framework Programmes). It coordinates the network of National Contact Points and representatives of Cyprus in the various Programme Committees, provides information, organises information days and provides advice and customised assistance to researchers. The RPF has also been actively involved in a number of EC funded projects. The RPF acts as the Cypriot EURAXESS Bridgehead Organisation and hosts Cyprus’ EURAXESS Services Centre, a member of the European EURAXESS Network. It is also member of the Enterprise Europe Network (EEN).


123 Strovolos Avenue, 2042, Strovolos – Nicosia, CYPRUS


The National Contact Point for Space in Cyprus is Mr. Pierantonios Papazoglou, Tel: +357 22 20 5048 (ppapazoglou(at)research(dot)org(dot)cy)