Behind the scenes: Meet our Code4SP consortium! Issue #9

What's your name and job title? 

Loucas Georgiou, EU Project Manager

Tell us a few words about your background: 

Loucas Georgiou studied Automotive Engineering (BSc), Sustainable Energy Systems (MSc), Business Administration (M.B.A.) and Mechanical Engineering (PhD) at Frederick University. His research focuses on numerical analysis, 3D modelling and building energy analysis using state-of-the-art software tools (SOLIDWORKS, COMSOL Multiphysics). His professional experience in previous jobs in the Automotive Industry focused on team coordination, customer service, technical support and business planning. His current interests focus on project management concerning various European Union projects. He is an accredited Scientific Technical Chamber of Cyprus (ETEK) member.

What organization do you work for?

Citizens in Power (C.I.P.), Cyprus

What does your organization do? 

C.I.P. Citizens In Power (C.I.P.) is an independent non-profit, non-governmental organization. C.I.P. constitutes one of the leading organizations in Cyprus in the fields of global education, social innovation, entrepreneurship, STEM and sustainable growth. Our team designs and implements cross-sectoral, interdisciplinary approaches to respond to fundamental social, educational and environmental challenges and policy gaps, mainly by employing technology transfer and operationalizing the research findings. C.I.P. has been striving to satisfy citizens' needs without compromising future generations' potential. Correspondingly, our values guarantee actions and promote methodological approaches which can bring about social, economic and environmental prosperity.

What is your role in the Code4SP project? What are you currently working on?

Loucas is involved in various aspects of the project, such as dissemination and training. He primarily focuses on communication with the participants, ensuring their good understanding of the material and providing them with opportunities to be involved in real-job tasks by connecting them with a company for an internship.

Why is being part of the Code4SP project important to you? 

The Code4SP project allows you to interact with several participants and understand their needs and discover their coding skills, even if they have no strong background. Software engineering is vital for a developed country, and the demand for coding is at a high peak. By providing the opportunity to individuals from vulnerable socio-economic groups, we significantly increase their chances of finding a job or initiating their start-up company, consequently contributing to the need for more "Coding Experts" in the market.

How do you like to spend your free time?

Training, travelling and creating.