Yiannis Laouris

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Yiannis Laouris was the founder of Cyprus Neuroscience and Technology Institute, Future Worlds Center, CYBER KIDS, Ekkotek, Technology for Peace, Cyprus Society for Systemic Studies and a number of other organizations and initiatives. He currently serves as Chair of the Board of Future Worlds Center and head of the New Media Lab and the Neuroscience Lab. His Full CV is available.

Yiannis Laouris
Yiannis Laouris
Service type Senior Scientist and Board Member
Previous Key Posts Pre-registration Doctor, Limassol Hospital
Post-Doctoral, Georg August, Neurophysiology, Univ. of Goettingen
Post-Doctoral and Res. Ass. Prof., Univ. of Arizona
Manag. Director Ekkotek Ltd.
Current Post Head of New Media Lab and Chair of Board
Degree(s) Medical Degree
PhD (Neurophysiology)
MSc (Systems and Industrial Engineering)
Field(s) of Study Medicine
Systems and Complexity Science
Technology and Innovation
Conflict Resolution
Dialogic Design Science
University(ies) University of Leipzig
Carl Ludwig Institute of Physiology
University of Arizona
Specialization(s) Peace Initiatives, Conflict Resolution, Sociology and Technology.
Social/Academic Work focued on the interface between science, technology and social entrepreneurship
Notable Achievements See Full List of Awards

Role in Tech4Peace project

Founding member, together with Harry Anastasiou, Dervis Besimler, Bekir Azgin and Hrach Gregorian.

A business entrepreneur

Yiannis has


The Multimedia Factory

The Multimedia Factory was founded by Laouris, George Vakanas, the Cyprus Neuroscience and Technology Institute and [MISnTED Ltd.]] in 1993 as one of the first multimedia software and educational software producing company.


Ekkotek-High-tech business incubator was founded by Laouris and MISnTED Ltd. in 1999 as the first high technology business incubator 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[1], the most notable being:

A complete list of awards is available here.

Key neuroscience publications

Yiannis has over 25 peered reviewed papers in neuroscience and over 65 conference presentations.

The full list is available here.

Key publications in the science of dialogic design


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