Role in Tech4Peace project
A business entrepreneur
The Multimedia Factory
Ekkotek-High-tech business incubator was founded by Laouris and [MISnTED Ltd.]] in 1999 following the successful outcome of their application to the Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Tourism to set up one of the first four business incubators in Cyprus.
Yiannis authored Masks of Demons, a book that exposes stereotypes between so-called "'lifelong"' enemies.
Yiannis received numerous honors and awards throughout the years, the most notable being:
- Summa cum laude for his PhD (1985)
- Provost Teaching and Medical Awards for innovation in university teaching (1991/92)
- First Award for Innovation and Creativity by the Employers and Industrialists Federation for CYBER KIDS curriculum (1998)
- The Hellenic Society for Systemic Studies Award for contributions in systems science (2008)
- Honorable Mention of the Anna Lindh Award to Future Worlds Center for promoting intercultural dialogue freedom and citizenship (2011)