Six Student Teams Present Their Innovative Ideas Meeting the Challenges in the Field of Cancer

Challenges around cancer need to be addressed comprehensively. Various forms of action should be taken in accordance with the National Cancer Strategy.

Cancer is a major public health issue. In Europe it is the second leading cause of death. It is a complex disease with very severe consequences, not only for cancer patients and their families but also for the society, the health system, and the economy of each country.

Beyond Pre-Accelerator aims to bring innovative solutions to healthcare challenges, and specifically in the field of cancer. The programme is a bridge between entrepreneurship training programmes implemented in universities and specialized Incubators and Accelerators. Essentially, students of all levels (Bachelor, Master, PhD) and various academic backgrounds (Medicine, IT, Business, Engineering and other) create multidisciplinary teams and are guided to develop their own business ideas in the field of health, up to the creation of a minimum viable product.

The six teams that were created under the programme are ready to present their innovative business ideas, products and services to the public during the Beyond Pre-Accelerator Demo Day, which is taking place on Saturday, April 30, 2022 at 16:00 – 19:30 at the Shacolas Educational Centre Center (University of Cyprus Medical School).

Junior Achievement Cyprus coordinates Beyond Pre-Accelerator with the support of 8 partner organizations: The Cyprus Institute of Neurology and Genetics, the Karaiskakio Foundation, the Cyprus Oncology Society, the Cyprus Patients’ Associations Federation, Cocoon Creations, IDEA, Cyprus Seeds and Cyens Centre of Excellence.

The programme is sponsored by Novartis Oncology Cyprus.

JA Cyprus is a member of JA Worlwide, the biggest Non-Profit Organisation in the world that promotes the development of entrepreneurship, financial literacy and work readiness in youth. For more information you can visit or contact us at 97-715909.