Name of the institution FREDERICK RESEARCH CENTER
Acronym FRC
Country CYPRUS
Short description

Frederick Research Center (FRC) is a leading research non-profit organization in Cyprus. It was established in 1997 to create a solid foundation for the development of scientific research activities of Cypriot and foreign scientists.

Main goals are to:

  1. promote scientific research and technology transfer and to undertake and conduct research of basic and applied nature in various domains;
  2. encourage participation and development of Research, Development & Innovation proposals and the sound implementation of externally funded RDI projects;
  3. establish collaborations with other national and international Research Centers and Universities as well as SMEs for the execution of research work and tech transfer.

FRC engages highly qualified academic/research staff with long experience in implementing independent and high-caliber research and with rich publications record in peer-reviewed scientific journals. Numerous Research, Development and Innovation projects (RDI) have been carried out through FRC and part of their results has been presented in international scientific conferences, contributing to their dissemination and technology transfer. To facilitate this, FRC has modern facilities and access to Frederick University’s infrastructure, equipment and software tools through a special collaboration agreement.

Furthermore, among the main aims of the Center is to support (financially or otherwise) students and researchers. To this end, the Center has close collaborations with Frederick University and Frederick Institute of Technology and often involves faculty members and students in proposals and project work.

Research Work

FRC encourages the “bottom-up” approach for development of ideas and therefore the projects implemented under FRC cover a broad range of research interests. Since the beginning of its operation, FRC has been involved in more than 140 externally funded (European: FP6, FP7, HORIZON 2020, Regional: INTERREG, National: RPF DESMI, RESTART2016-20) RDI projects, in the majority of which as a lead partner. A significant number of projects concern the domains of Applied Sciences and Technology, but the Center has also been and is keen to be involved in RDI activities relevant to the Environment, Education, Management & Economics and Social Sciences.

ISTOS

The ISTOS research group (Home (istoscenter.eu)) which participates in the project ClimEMPOWER aims to bring positive effects to the natural, built and social environments and assist the implementation of social initiatives for the management of the impacts from natural hazards. ISTOS focusses on the structural safety of buildings and infrastructure, the disaster risk reduction (e.g. earthquakes, floods, medicanes) and the post disaster management, implementing actions based on multidisciplinary collaborations.

Key personnel

Dr. PETROS CHRISTOU
Dr. VIRON IOANNOU
Dr. DEMETRIS NICOLAIDES

Contact(s) Dr. PETROS CHRISTOU
Link to website https://www.frederick.ac.cy/en/research/frederick-research-center