November 8, 2010
From listening to speeches by Israel’s Chief Scientist Dr. Eli Opper and the Israeli Minister of Industry, Trade, and Labor Binyamin Ben Eliezer, to test-driving electric cars produced by Israeli company Better Place, EUREKA delegates had an action-packed week this past October during the first NPC-HLG Meeting in Israel. The busy agenda certainly suited the never-stop spirit of the city of Tel Aviv, which served as host to the more than 100 EUREKA guests.
“This Gala dinner is only one of the many fruitful events we have held this week in Israel as part of the Israeli EUREKA Chairmanship. Including EUREKA High Level Group and National Program Coordinator meetings and discussions, delegates have had the chance to experience a bit of what the Israeli Chairmanship is about. This year, we have identified 6 main priorities, including: (1) asserting EUREKA’s position in the ERA, (2) financing innovation, (3) upgrading innovation support services, (4) developing Eurostars, (5) targeting the ‘Grand Challenges’, and (6) expanding transnational cooperation.
All these priorities reflect our commitment to innovation. Over the years, Israel’s human capital has served as the basis for the development of our now world-famous high-tech sector. The important role of the knowledge based industries in the Israeli economy is undeniable. As they serve as a platform for our economic and social wellbeing, they require the significant leveraging of resources. This leveraging can only be achieved through national and international R&D support programs like the EUREKA Network . . .”
Shalom from Tel Aviv!Author : EUREKA