Anastasia Constantinou

Head of Innovation Management Unit, Research Support Service at University of Cyprus

Short Bio:

Anastasia is a senior officer at the Research Support Service of the University of Cyprus and the Head of the Innovation Management unit dealing with the protection and management of IPR, the technology/knowledge transfer activities and the industrial research and innovation contracts of UCY.

Anastasia combines academic, industrial, business and consulting background in Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Research for more than 25 years having lived and worked in three countries, UK, Greece and Cyprus. She actively supports the development of start-ups and spin-offs in Cyprus, regularly providing mentoring and training and was in the founding team of the IDEA Incubator-Accelerator, leading its design and development and the design and coordination of IDEA Accelerator training for its first two cycles. She is involved in the creation of academic spin-offs, the patenting of technologies and in negotiating licensing agreements for the exploitation of research results from Universities and research institutions in Greece and in Cyprus. She is also the main inventor of an international industrial patent. Anastasia holds a BSc in Metallurgy from the University of Manchester, UK, an MSc in Materials Research and a PhD in Materials Engineering from Imperial College London, UK and an MBA (Entrepreneurship) from CIIM, Cyprus.

Areas of Expertise:

Innovation Management, Technology Commercialization and Spin Out Creation