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By Dr. Eli Opper, EUREKA High-Level Group Chairman   EUREKA members and ministers, policymakers and industry leaders, all gathered in Jerusalem last week to celebrate a quarter century of EUREKA achievements and growth. Indeed, the annual festival of lights covered Jerusalem with an aura of celebration, which only added to the festive atmosphere of EUREKA’s… » read more

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By Dr. Eli Opper, EUREKA High-Level Group Chairman The Israeli EUREKA Chairmanship held its third event in Israel this month, hosting EUREKA’s National Project Coordinators and High Level Group Representatives, as well as representatives from the Clusters and Eurostars program, in the beautiful and enchanting cities of Haifa and Nazareth. The meetings and support activities… » read more

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By Dr. Eli Opper, EUREKA High-Level Group Chairman As part of the EUREKA Clean-Tech Action and in parallel to the EUREKA meetings held last week in Eilat, Israel, EUREKA hosted a panel at the 4th Annual Eilat-Eilot Renewable Energy Conference this past Wednesday. Israel’s southern-most city of Eilat was the backdrop for the event, where… » read more

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By Dr. Eli Opper Last month I participated in an interesting event called “Venture Capital in Europe: Are we willing to take the risk?” The EUREKA Secretariat hosted the event, bringing together 90 high-level participants for a diverse series of presentations and an animated debate involving experts in the field of private investment – from… » read more

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By Israel Shamay As Europeans and North Americans dig themselves out of snow this season and Australians suffer from record rainfall and massive flooding, the consequences of global warming and climate change to our environment may seem more like make-believe than impending reality. Cold weather may appear like a slap in the face of global… » read more

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Governments obviously provide support to the riskier R&D phase of a company’s product development cycle, putting their trust in the private sector to provide further investment. One of the biggest challenges facing early-stage companies and even more mature enterprises, however, is how to best get their products and services to the market. At the same… » read more

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Last week I was in Madrid for the European Nanoelectronics Forum 2010, a conference sponsored by EUREKA’s CATRENE Cluster. CATRENE is a pan-European program supporting cooperative R&D projects in microelectronics. I was at the conference to give a presentation on the “Israeli Chairmanship’s Views of the EUREKA Clusters and CATRENE”, and while there had the… » read more

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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… » read more

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