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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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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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Luuk Borg, Director of the Brussels based EUREKA Secretariat, discusses the prospects for the coming year. Under the Israeli Presidency, EUREKA looks set for rapid progress, a number of developments with new potential member nations and more. Mr Borg was interviewed at the 2010 European Business Summit in Brussels. [kml_flashembed movie=”http://www.youtube.com/v/LESVoa-qRQA” width=”425″ height=”350″ wmode=”transparent” /]

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Today – 25th June 2010 – Israel officially became Chair of the rotating presidency of the EUREKA Network. The handover from Germany took place in Berlin at the annual Ministers Conference. To accept the chair, Israeli Minister for Industry, Trade and Labour, Binjamin Ben Eliezer addressed the conference about his hopes for the coming year.… » read more

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Hanover, Germany, 19 April 2010— Even with Europe’s planes grounded, EUREKA’s participation at the annual Hannover Messe got off to a flying start today, with a visit by Federal Research Minister Annette Schavan to the EUREKA stand and a well-attended press conference led by European Parliamentarian Godlieve Quisthoudt-Rowohl, Walter Mönig, who heads Germany’s Chairmanship of… » read more

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VINNOVA, the main funding agency for EUREKA projects companies and research organizations wishing to participate in EUREKA projects, welcomes and supports the efforts to discuss and further develop Community innovation policies. VINNOVA also agrees with the general description of the importance of innovation for long term sustainable growth and as a mean to address major… » read more

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