PHYGITAL: Catalysing innovation and entrepreneurship unlocking the potential of emerging production and business models.

Interreg Balkan-Mediterranean

University of Nicosia Research Foundation (UNRF) is an autonomous, not-for-profit research organization based in Cyprus that was established to provide an independent platform for researchers across the island.

PHYGITAL: Catalysing innovation and entrepreneurship unlocking the potential of emerging production and business models.

Greece, Cyprus, Albania

Interreg Balkan-Mediterranean – European Regional Development Fund.

Partners

Lead Partner- FOSS GR. https://ellak.gr/

Peer to Peer Alternatives – Greece (a.k.a. “P2P Lab”) | Hack66- Cyprus | Open Labs – Albania | Municipality of North Tzoumerka- Greece | University of Nicosia Research Foundation (UNRF)- Cyprus | Centre of Folklore Activities- Albania

Job Summary

A collaborator for the project PHYGITAL [Catalysing innovation and entrepreneurship unlocking the potential of emerging production and business models] who will assist in the execution of some of the deliverables of the project.

Core responsibilities:

– Assisting in developing a series of workshops that focus on interdisciplinary practices (digital arts, social concerns, technology/maker spaces)

– Delivering workshops (with a focus on inter-disciplinarity)

– Assisting in the programming of events

– Participating in the development of prototypes- Interacting with participants, helping them learn new skills – Building in-house projects and mentoring participant projects- – Exploring new domains to learn from computer programming to 3D printing etc.

– Drafting reports

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

Master’s degree plus five years or more hands-on experience in developing hackerspaces/makerspaces with a social focus.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

– Industrial Experience on the web and mobile applications and their respective architecture.

– Skills: Programming, Electronic Engineering, Embedded Systems, Design Thinking, Artificial Intelligence, Communication Skills, Teaching / Instruction, 3D Modeling, Product Design, Arduino and raspberry pi programming.

– Be able to work in a team environment and assist in prototype development.

– Active contribution and participation in the FOSS community

– Artificial Intelligence. Knowledge towards implementing and understanding of state-of-the-art machine learning approaches (e.g. Neural Nets). Classifier models and recommendation systems.

– An interest in the arts.

– Must have excellent oral, written, and presentation skills.

– Must have a proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, OpenSource Software).

– Must have an interest to learn major 3D design software as well as other software used in typical Maker Space environments.

Certifications and Licenses:

None

WORK STANDARDS:

  • Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well within a collaborative environment and in an inter-disciplinary manner.
  • The position is not for a full-time or part-time position but supposes employment for specific deliverables of the project.
  • Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal responsibility and value for safety; communicates safety concerns; uses and promotes safe behaviours based on training and lessons learned.
  • Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable University policies and procedures, including but not limited to the personnel policies and other policies

TO APPLY:

  • Send a CV and cover letter to Dr Evanthia Tselika ( (Project Coordinator) by 18/04/2018 (tselika.e@unic.ac.cy)
  • The subject of the email should read PHYGITAL Research Officer