Funded Research

At the Institute for the Future (IFF), we are dedicated to advancing the boundaries of knowledge in blockchain, digital assets, the metaverse, and forecasting through our funded research projects. These initiatives, supported by grants and partnerships, not only foster innovation but also enable us to explore new horizons in technology and its applications. Join us as we delve into groundbreaking research that shapes the future of our digital world.

FUnded Projects

University Blockchain Research Initiative

The University Blockchain Research Initiative (UBRI) is an initiative launched by Ripple; a globally recognized blockchain-based digital payment network. Launched in 2018, UBRI has been central to Ripple’s efforts to stimulate research and development (R&D) in the blockchain industry. UBRI achieves this by forming partnerships with leading universities across the globe, providing funding and resources that support blockchain-related research projects. Its broader mission lies in fostering student engagement and driving critical blockchain R&D in academia.

Validators Dashboard

At IFF, we are recognized for our expertise in seamless node operations, supporting a variety of consensus mechanisms. Our technical prowess and adaptability make us a trusted partner for leading entities in the blockchain ecosystem. Visit our dynamically updated dashboard to see how we actively contribute to the growth and stability of blockchain networks.

European Blockchain Observatory & Forum

The European Union Blockchain Observatory and Forum (EUBOF) is a European Commission initiative aiming to accelerate blockchain innovation and the development of the blockchain ecosystem within the EU, and so help cement Europe’s position as a global leader in this transformative new technology. IFF is responsible for helping the EUBOF in filling the gap that exists today between the supply of and demand for academic knowledge in the area of blockchain.

Submit a Research Proposal

Contribute to the forefront of transformative technology research by submitting your research proposal to the Institute for the Future at the University of Nicosia. We invite innovative thinkers and scholars to share their ideas and collaborate with us in exploring the potentials of blockchain, the metaverse, and forecasting. Join us in shaping the future by forwarding your proposals that can drive academic and practical advancements in these dynamic fields.