European Researchers' Night in Cyprus

The European Researchers’ Night aims to encourage the public to become familiar with the world of science and research. Through a festive atmosphere, events across Europe bring together the general public, regardless of age, gender, educational or social level with the research teams, as an opportunity to find out more their work and get to know aspects of their personality beyond their scientific activity.  More than 1,500,000 visitors take part each year in this science and research festival, which takes place every last Friday in September in more than 350 cities across Europe.

The annual event is an initiative of the European Commission and is funded through the Marie Sklodowska Curie Actions (MSCA) of the EU’s Framework-Programme for Research and Innovation. 

The European Researchers’ Night event has been organized by the Research and Innovation Foundation in Cyprus since 2006, in collaboration with the main actors of the local research and innovation ecosystem (Public and Private Universities, Research Centers, Non-Governmental Organizations, Enterprises, etc.).

ENGAGE: A Journey to the Digital and Green Age!

The countdown has begun for the great celebration of research, innovation and science in Cyprus, which promises to fascinate the public again this year, offering them a unique and interactive experience. The event will take place on September 24th, 2021 with the theme ENGAGE – European researchers’ Night in Cyprus: the diGitAl and Green age.

The main theme of the event is the transition to the digital and green age, inspired by the European Green Deal and the European Digital Strategy. In the framework of the event, scientists, academics, researchers and entrepreneurs will present their actions and achievements to the public.

Why Attend

Find out more about research and innovation in Cyprus!

Join us for a journey through the Exhibition Hall, where you can find all the research teams at their digital booths ready to talk to you about their passion and vision, their research activities and beyond. You will have the opportunity to chat with them live, see what their biggest achievements are and how these may impact your everyday life. Ask them any question! They are ready and happy to answer.

Watch the S-Factor Competition and a Digital Concert live!

Tune in for the S-Factor Competition in the afternoon of the 24th of September, where students will describe their favourite scientific phenomenon in only 3 minutes in a fun way, watch the Awards Ceremony and a Digital Concert by Sistema Cyprus.

Meet the MSCA Fellows in Cyprus and Visit the European Corner

Find out more about how researchers in Cyprus benefit from the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions of the EU’s Research and Innovation Framework Programmes, pose questions about their research activities and interact with them in the Poster Hall. Collect information about the EU and Horizon Europe, the EU’s Research and Innovation Programme for 2021-2027 and get a chance to meet the National Contact Points of Cyprus.

Take part in the Scavenger Hunt

Look for the event’s central figures, Brainy and Genie, hidden in different booths in the Exhibition Hall and the European Corner and answer their questions to win!

Complete a short survey to enter the draw for technology gifts

Tell us what you think of our online event, vote for your favourite booth and enter the draw to win amazing technology gifts.

Brainy and Genie: The event's Mascots!

Brainy and Genie are the mascots of European Researchers ’Night event in Cyprus.

Brainy was first introduced to the public during the 2016 event and has been an integral part of ERN Cyprus’ visual identity ever since.

The mascots met and were introduced to us for the first time together at European Researchers ’Night in 2020 in its first Digital Edition.

The two mascots are characterized by curiosity, intelligence and perseverance along with all those elements for which an excellent researcher is known for. These figures represent the characteristics and values of every researcher on the path to achieving their goals and fulfilling their dreams.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need to register to attend this event?

Yes, you’ll need to register for this online event. Simply follow the registration link and submit your information. Then you’ll receive an email confirming your registration for the event.

Are there restrictions for the registration?

Anyone above 18 years old can register to this event. 

How do I log in on the day of the event?

Please use the email and password chosen upon registration. In case you have forgotten your password, please reset it accordingly.

Who is this event for?

This event is for everyone who is interested in science, research and innovation and wants to find out more about the research activities implemented in Cyprus. 

Do I need to download or install any software to be able to attend this event?

NO. You do not need to download or install any software to participate in our event. You only need to have access to the Internet.

Is a webcam required?

No. For the Exhibition hall, (booths) you can request a video call, but a webcam is not required in order to participate in the event overall. 

Where will the event be held?

This is an online event. You can participate from anywhere given that you have Internet access. The event may be accessed from desktop, mobile and tablet devices.

Is the platform compatible with edge, safari, google chrome, firefox, mozilla?

Yes. The platform is compatible with all browsers, but we encourage the use of Google Chrome for better user experience.

Can I invite my colleagues and friends to attend the event?

Absolutely. We are counting on you to invite others! Help us spread the word. You can simply share the link to this page, and they can register at their convenience. 

Who do I contact if I have technical issues on the day of the event?

Send an email to or for any technical assistance. 

Who do I contact regarding general information about the event?

Send an email to  


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