World Bank data on social and economic indicators. Cyprus submitted its first Voluntary National Review on the Sustainable Development Goals in 2017 to the United Nations High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development. The report tracks the progress Cyprus has made so far towards each of the 17 SDGs and 169... The Cyprus Research and Innovation Centre runs a Digital Innovation Hub and offers incubation services to innovative start-up enterprises. The Government of Cyprus has introduced tax incentives for investments in innovative and start-up companies and introduced a ‘start-up’ visa to encourage growth. Cyprus is one of the first countries to sign the European Union initiative to accelerate the clean energy transition and reduce dependency on energy imports. Climate innovation programmes have been launched in Cyprus as part of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology Regional Innovation Scheme.