QINO Group companies were first established in 1999 to pursue the vision of an independent and conflict-free group of companies, which adheres to the highest ethical standards.
In the past, QINO was a group of research, investment and advisory firms specialised in the development of strategic corporate investments, both on a proprietary basis and also as a trusted partner for institutional and qualified investors. In 2018, the activities of the Group were streamlined and simplified.
Today our activities comprise strategic, proprietary, long-term private investment in public equity (PIPE), which is carried out by Qino PIPE ONE Ltd. registered in Cyprus under HE347714 and business consulting services ranging from competition, product and market research to investor relations, controlling and corporate intelligence.
Qino PIPE ONE Ltd. is majority owned by Qino JB Ltd, which is the private company of Josef Blazicek. Qino PIPE ONE Ltd. is owned by its directors, and their long-term associates who are successful entrepreneurs and business professionals. Personal relationships between this group of persons exceed 20 years in most cases.
Our business consulting services are carried out by Qino Management & Advisory Ltd, registered in Cyprus under HE281096. This company also manages our office facilities on the Ground Floor of 7 Halim Bay in Limassol and our human resources. Until 30/6/2018, this company also carried out investment advisory and was regulated by CySEC. From 1/7/2018, this company does not provide any investment advisory services anymore and voluntarily renounced its CySEC license.
Smartigence Ltd., registered in Cyprus under HE 337355, is a 100 % owned company of QINO Management & Advisory Ltd. It holds long-term strategic investments in early-stage Cybersecurity companies primarily in Israel. The Company co-operates with Cyverse Capital GmbH – www.cyversecapital.com – which involves active involvement with the companies we invest in.
Qino Engineers AG is based in Switzerland in Rothusstrasse 21, 6331 Hünenberg and registered under CHE-442.201.227. The Company is majority owned by Qino JB Ltd. It focusses primarily on strategic long-term technology investments in AI and IoT. The current major strategic investment is a 35%-stake in Eyyes GmbH which is the leading provider of safety-critical Artificial Intelligence applications in mobility and industry in Europe. The Company is involved with EYYES from its foundation phase. EYYES develops modular, scalable, intelligent, safety-critical Artificial Intelligence products for applications in mobility and industry. The company has won numerous awards and its products are used worldwide.
Qino Group Services AG, registered under CHE-101.148.433 in Switzerland carries out administration and accounting services.
QINO Solar One Ltd., registered in Cyprus under HE 392880, builds and operates photovoltaic parks primarily in Cyprus. The Company is in process to bring 1.7 MW capacity on stream and is involved in any stage from licensing of parks to marketing of the electricity produced. The company is majority owned by Qino JB Ltd.
QINO Energy Ltd., registered in Cyprus under HE 409399, provides the full range of operational services to build and operate photovoltaic parks primarily in Cyprus and to define and run ESCo projects in Cyprus. QINO Energy Ltd. is owned 50 % by QINO Management & Advisory Ltd. and 25 % by Philipp Mayer as well as 25 % by Georgios Giannakidis. The company is in process to define its range of operating services from the commencement of the competitive electricity market regime in Cyprus.