We heard about areas of success including the ERC, the EIC and the contribution of Israeli scientists to making EU R&I a global brand, as well as acknowledging the EU as world test-bed for Innovation and progress. Equally, the EU represents an important market of choice for Israel in a progressive paradigm shift from the US to Europe as a destination for scale up and business connections.
It was an “extremely reach discussion highlighting many areas of excellent collaboration between the EU and Israel, but also areas of improvement to enhance cooperation”, concluded by Signe Ratso. Interestingly, new incentives are planned by Israel to encourage collaborative projects and contribute to increase the synergies between the EU and Israel innovation ecosystems. As concluded by Ilan Fluss, Head of Economic Bureau of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Israel, “R&I cooperation is a jewel in the crown of EU-Israel relations, if not the most important cooperation not only for scientific purposes but also for regional cooperation and social prosperity”.
- 2 December 2020
- Generaldirektoratet for Forskning og Innovation