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The EU Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation, Carlos Moedas, met Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Minister of Economy and Industry Eli Cohen, on 17 May to discuss Israel's successful participation in Horizon 2020, European Union's research and innovation funding programme.
The Commissioner also had a working breakfast with Israeli women innovators, which included finalists of the EU Prize for Women Innovators. He also visited Be'er Sheva's Advanced Technologies Park and met with students and industry figures to discuss the growing tech community in Be'er Sheva. Together with leading Israeli researchers, he celebrated the 10th anniversary of the ERC (European Research Council), an event jointly organized with ISERD, the Israel Europe Research and Innovation Directorate.