The Centre for Entrepreneurial Development, Alliance & Research in collaboration with the Cyprus Pedagogical Institute organise the Business Idea Competition “IDEODROMIO” on an annual basis which aims to encourage entrepreneurship in secondary education in Cyprus.
IDEODROMIO aims to promote creativity and innovation as well as to enhance entrepreneurial skills through a series of entrepreneurial ideas and business plans developed by students. All schools in secondary education are able to participate in the competition while the registration of the teachers, as well as the principals of the schools, is mandatory.
During each academic year, informative visits are conducted by both CEDAR and the Cyprus Pedagogical Institute to inform students, teachers and principals regarding the nature of IDEODROMIO as well as the eligibility criteria for their participation.
Interested schools can apply for two different categories. The first category refers to gymnasium students and the second category to high school and technical school students. Each school can participate in the competition with a maximum of two teams. The maximum number of participants in each group is four students, who are supported by one or two supervisors/teachers.
The two best entrepreneurial ideas of every category receive the following awards:
- Best Innovative Entrepreneurial Idea Award
- Best Social and Green Entrepreneurship Award
The teams that are selected for the final phase of the competition are invited to present their business ideas during the Entrepreneurial Day at UCLan Cyprus University, where the Awards Ceremony takes place. More information regarding the competition, rewards and sponsors of the awards are announced during the first informative visit.
The Cyprus Pedagogical Institute (PI) in collaboration with the Directorate of Secondary General and Secondary Technical and Professional Education and Training, the CEDAR Entrepreneurship Centre with the support of UCLan Cyprus, and the sponsorships of KPMG, the Telecommunications Authority CYTA , the SYNTHESIS organisation and the GRAVITY company, organised for the third consecutive year the Final Conference and Award Ceremony of Ideodromio which addressed students from the Secondary Education (gymnasiums, high schools and technical schools) of Cyprus. The event was held on Thursday, April 18th of 2019, at UCLan Cyprus in Larnaca.
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The final conference of the Program of Creativity, Innovation and Business Idea “Ideodromio” and the Award Ceremony of the homonymous Competition for the year 2017-2018 were held on Friday, April 27th of 2018 at UCLan Cyprus’ facilities in Larnaca.
Both events were organised by the Cyprus Pedagogical Institute in cooperation with the Directorate of Secondary General and Secondary Technical and Vocational Education, CEDAR and with the support of the UCLan Cyprus, KPMG, USB Bank, and Gravity.
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