RAVATAR’s Inspiring Debut at Reflect Festival: Driving AI Innovation in Collaboration with RIF

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[Limassol, 5 June 2024] – This year’s Reflect Festival, held on the sunny shores of Limassol, Cyprus on May 30-31, has once again illuminated the path to the future of technology and innovation. As the foremost tech and business festival in the region, Reflect Festival serves as a dynamic confluence for entrepreneurs, innovators, and thought leaders from Europe, Africa, and the Middle East. 

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Reflect Festival’s five vibrant stages and interactive expos offered a diverse array of discussions, showcases, and networking opportunities that foster collaboration and creativity among the best minds from three continents, making it the ideal backdrop for groundbreaking announcements.

In this environment, RAVATAR, in collaboration with the esteemed Research and Innovation Foundation (RIF), introduced another cutting-edge 3D AI interactive avatar embodying Theodoros Loukaidis – the visionary Director General of RIF and a pivotal figure in the Cypriot scientific and technological landscape. 

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As the head of RIF, Loukaidis has spearheaded numerous initiatives to bolster Cyprus’s position as a nexus of technological advancement and entrepreneurship. Under his leadership, this organization has implemented diverse funding programs and partnerships that enhance the island’s capacity for innovation, making it an attractive destination for tech talent and venture capital.

The magic of technology truly came alive at the RIF booth, where RAVATAR’s presence transformed the space into a center of boundless curiosity and excitement. The interactive 3D AI avatar, encased within a sleek holobox, allowed festival-goers to engage in a real-time dialogue with a holographic representation of Mr. Loukaidis. Equipped with AI-driven responsiveness and featuring humanlike gestures and movements, the avatar provided a wealth of information about RIF’s initiatives and Cyprus’s burgeoning opportunities for startups and investors.

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The booth also showcased an additional marvel of innovation — holoportation technology — allowing attendees to instantly transform into holograms within the holobox, the ultimate device for holographic projection. This captivating attraction drew widespread excitement and admiration, showcasing RAVATAR’s technical excellence. The ability to see oneself as a hologram sparked a wave of enthusiasm and delight, offering a glimpse into the fascinating world of digital embodiment and leaving a lasting impression on all who participated.

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As conversations flowed and ideas sparked, the RIF booth was graced by the presence of esteemed guests such as Nicodemos Damianou, Deputy Minister for Research, Innovation and Digital Policy. Mr. Damianou commended the innovative technologies on display, reflecting his endorsement of groundbreaking advancements in the field.

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Additionally, we were privileged to welcome Ms. Annita Demetriou, President of the House of Representatives, to our exhibit. Her presence highlighted the strong alignment of governmental support with the innovations brought to light, further underscoring the impact of our contributions at this prestigious gathering.

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Ruslan Synytskyy, CEO of RAVATAR, expressed his excitement about the event: “Participating in the Reflect Festival marks a significant leap forward for RAVATAR. Each conversation, each interaction at the booth has not just been about demonstrating our technology but about inspiring every participant and planting seeds for upcoming technological breakthroughs. We are eagerly looking forward to what we can achieve alongside RIF.

Reflect Festival has once again affirmed its role as a crucible for innovation, connecting continents and cultures. As it winds down, the excitement this event has stirred up, propelled by groundbreaking presentations like that of RAVATAR and the progressive vision of RIF,  promises enduring engagement and anticipation for future innovations. We are enthusiastic about exploring the vast potential of this collaboration, preparing to unveil more pioneering projects poised to redefine the technological landscape.


RAVATAR (https://ravatar.com/) stands at the vanguard of AI and holographic technology, dedicated to revolutionizing communication and interaction in the digital age. By integrating advanced AI with interactive holographic displays, RAVATAR creates immersive experiences that transcend traditional boundaries, enabling more meaningful and engaging interactions in various sectors including education, entertainment, and professional services.

About RIF

The Research and Innovation Foundation (RIF, https://www.research.org.cy) is Cyprus’s national authority for fostering research, technological development, and innovation. Established in 1996, RIF has been instrumental in driving the island’s research and innovation agenda forward. Through strategic funding, support programs, and international collaborations, RIF aims to enhance the socio-economic landscape of Cyprus by empowering researchers and entrepreneurs.

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