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EU Israel Innovation Seminar

27/11/2017 - 14:45
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The sixth annual EU Israel Innovation Seminar took place in Tel Aviv on 21-22 November.

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The sixth annual EU Israel Innovation Seminar took place in Tel Aviv on 21-22 November.

Over 130 participants from Israel and 11 European countries gathered to discuss Innovation Cooperation – Tech Transfer and Beyond.

The participants represented industry, research institutes, tech transfer offices, incubators, venture capital funds, start-ups, and government agencies.

The seminar was opened by Mr Wolfgang Burtscher, Deputy Director General of the EU's Directorate General for Research and Innovation. The keynote speech was given by Ms Maxine Fassberg, Intel Vice President, Intel Capital, who is overseeing the integration of Mobileye into Intel.

The seminar concluded with visits to Beer Sheva to see the city's developing ecosystem, and to Tel Aviv to visit a municipality initiative to nurture innovation and to a FinTech (financial technology) accelerator.

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