Kick off Meeting

Kick Off Meeting

Kick off Meeting of EXCELSIOR project, Thursday 7 September 2017,  Limassol, Cyprus (Internal)

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9:00-9:30 Registration
9:30-9:40 Welcome and launch of EXCELSIOR D. Hadjimitsis
9:40-10:20 Technical-Administrative support
EXCELSIOR Grant Agreement Marina Hadjivasili
IT facilities  F. Filippou
Library support M. Zervas
WEBsite /Logo Air balloon (C. Xatzipanayiotou) / Stella Nicodemou
10:20-11:30 Partners contribution to EXCELSIOR
EXCELSIOR overview/vision RE. Mamouri / D. Gl. Hadjimitsis
DLR G. Schreier
TROPOS A. Ansmann
NOA H. Kontoes
DEC G. Komodromos
11:30-12:00 Coffee break
12:00-13:00 WP presentations CUT Team & WPs Leaders
  WP1-Managment RE. Mamouri
WP2-Strategic Positioning S. Tziortzis
WP3-Desimination and outreach I. Papoutsis
  WP4-Business Plan G. Schreier
13:30-14:30 Snack break
14:30-16:00 WPs presentations continuation
16:00-16:30 Coffee break  
16:30-18:00 Road map for first 6 months, discussion/decision: All Partners
Ground-based station/ validation station  [Johannes Buehl TROPOS]

Task leaders and working groups

Receiver antenna and hub
Promotional material (website, logo, brochure, media)
Participation in forthcoming events/conferences 2017-2018
Networking events
Site visits in EU countries (April 2018)
MoU and Letters of Support, potential collaborations
Donations/ Sponsorships
ERA Chair project proposal
Timeline for the next 6 months
Next meeting: February 2018
18:00 End of the Day


Kick off Meeting of EXCELSIOR project, Friday 8 September 2017,  Limassol, Cyprus (OpenDay)

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09:00-09:30 Registration
09:30-09:35 Welcome

Vice Rector of Academic Affairs of Cyprus University of Technology

Prof. Diofantos Gl. Hadjimitsis

9:35-10:10 Greetings

Rector of Cyprus University of Technology,  Prof. Andreas Anayiotos

Minister of Transport, Communications and Works, Mr. Marios Demetriades

Mayor of Limassol, Mr. Nicos Nicolaides

President of Limassol Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Mr. Costas Galatariotis

President of the Cyprus Scientific and Technical Chamber, Mr. Stelios Achniotis

President of the Cyprus Association of Research and Innovation Enterprises,

Dr. Panayiotis Philimis

Director of the Department of Meteorology, Dr. Kleanthis Nicolaides

Commander/Chief of the Cyprus Civil Defence, Mr. Andreas Frantzis

On behalf of the Director of the Department of Lands and Surveys,

Mrs. Georgia Papathoma

On behalf of the Director of the Water Development Department,

Mr. Nicos Neocleous

Officer of the Research Promotion Foundation, Mrs. Constantina Makri

10:10-10:15 H2020 work Programme: Widespread Teaming Call

Officer of the Research Promotion Foundation, Mrs. Constantina Makri

National Contact Point of Cyprus for ‘Spreading Excellence and Widening Participation’ under HORIZON 2020 work programme for Research and Innovation.



The ‘EXCELSIOR’ Teaming  project

Project Coordinator, Prof. Diofantos Gl. Hadjimitsis

Project Manager, Dr. Rodanthi-Elisavet Mamouri

10:30-11:20 EXCELSIOR’s consortium

Cyprus University of Technology, Prof. Diofantos G. Hadjimitsis

German Aerospace Centre, Mr. Gunter Schreier

National Observatory of Athens, Dr. Harrys Kontoes

Leibniz Institute for Tropospheric Research,  Dr. Albert Ansmann

Department of Electronic Communications, Director Mr. George Komodromos




EXCELSIOR’s Hub: ‘Industry, Public, Academia’

Project Stakeholder Manager, Dr. Kyriacos Themistocleous

Cyprus Research & Innovation Center Ltd, Managing Director, Dr. Panayiotis Philimis

Avanti Communications Group plc, Space Segment Manager, Mr. Marios Fotiou

GEOFEM Ltd, Dr. Skevi Perdikou-Lees



Coffee and Snacks




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