Assistant Professor, Sustainable Energy Laboratory
Department of Environmental Science and Technology, Cyprus University of Technology
Dr Alexandros Charalambides is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Environmental Science and Technology of the Cyprus University of Technology, serves on the Board of Directors of the International Solar Energy Society (ISES) and is the project manager of ENERFUND, a Horizon 2020 project with 15 partners from 12 countries, dealing with the financing of deep renovation of buildings.
He has always been in favour of promoting entrepreneurship and bringing research and innovation to industry, and has won various business competitions, like the Cyprus Entrepreneurship Competition of the University of Cyprus, the Business Challenge of the Entrepreneurship Centre of Imperial College London, and more recently the Harry Otten Award in Innovation in Meteorology. He is the founder of ENERMAP, the award winner of the Open Innovation Slam of Climate-KIC and of Chrysalis LEAP, the first cleantech accelerator in Cyprus. In 2016 he was one of the 12 people selected globally to be trained and certified by MIT as a trainer on “Disciplined Entrepreneurship”.