IDEA makes a reality the direct cooperation between the Public and Private sector through joint activities and influencing policies for the benefit of the local innovation ecosystem. It closely cooperates with diplomatic missions both in Cyprus and abroad. It also cooperates with all universities in Cyprus.
Since its establishment, IDEA has supported 57 new businesses with over 125 entrepreneurs and helped to create more than 80 new jobs, strongly promoted female entrepreneurship and inclusion and has educated more than 4000 students and teenagers. It encourages a culture of ‘giving back’ to society and volunteerism, by addressing the noble feelings of successful Cypriot business persons, of esteemed institutions and the youth.