15:00 CET
December 15, 14:00 (CET)
November 14
The Case of Small Islands
Research and Innovation for Climate Neutrality
July 25
16:00 (CET)
What We’ll Discuss
Much of the existing research on carbon neutrality focuses on medium- or large-sized countries. Small islands need different solutions. These regions often face unique challenges, such as limited resources, higher dependency on imported energy, and vulnerability to climate change impacts. However, they also have unique opportunities, such as the potential for localised renewable energy projects and innovative community-led initiatives.

Explore how the Mediterranean Island Cleantech Innovation Ecosystem (MICIE) project aims to intensify innovation and research activity in the field of green transition in Cyprus and Malta, focusing on strengths and integrating the resulting ecosystems for synergistic effects.
Importance of the co-design process with stakeholders
Research and Innovation as a catalyst for climate action
Why small islands need different actions
What actions are needed to help innovation in cleantech
Our speakers
Associate Professor, Cyprus University of Technology
Alexandros Charalambides is an Associate Professor at the Cyprus University of Technology, working primarily on predicting energy production from solar systems and how innovation and entrepreneurship can assist in decarbonization efforts. He holds a PhD in Mechanical Engineering from Imperial College London and in 2022 was the recipient of a Fulbright Visiting Scholarship to work at the School of Industrial Engineering at Purdue University in the said field. He served on the Board of the International Solar Energy Society, and from 2024, he serves on the Board of the Electricity Authority of Cyprus. He is also the founder of Chrysalis LEAP, the first cleantech accelerator in Cyprus, and has trained more than 200 entrepreneurs on how to go from a research idea to a viable business. During his employment at the Cyprus University of Technology, he has successfully completed/ currently runs a plethora of research projects (from EU, national and private funding sources), focusing on various aspects of sustainable development and entrepreneurship.
Tatiana is a research fellow at CGEP, Columbia University, Professor at SciencesPo Paris, and Founder and Director of the New Energy Advancement Hub (NEAH).
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