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More than 350 companies participate in France-Israel Innovation Day

The first France-Israel Innovation Day held December 5, 2011 brought government minister and more than 350 companies to Paris to explore opportunities for cooperation.

The first France-Israel Innovation Day event was held on Monday, December 5, 2011, in Paris, with presentations from Mr. Shalom Simhon, Israeli Minister of Industry, Trade and Labor; Mr. Avi Hasson, Israeli Chief Scientist; and Mr. Eric Besson, French Minister of Industry, Energy and Digital Economy.  The goal of the event was to strengthen economic relations between Israel and France by encouraging closer ties between the private sectors of the two countries.

The France-Israel Innovation Day brought together more than 70 Israeli companies and more than 300 French companies.  These companies had the opportunity to:

  • Learn about innovation tools and innovation system dedicated to companies for technological cooperation, investment and R&D in both countries.
  • Participate in workshops on Medical Nanotechnologies, IT technologies, Solar Energy and Alternative Fuels.
  • Be inspired by success stories of French-Israeli technological cooperation led by a range of leading corporations and SMEs.
  • Meet their peers through special B2B meetings and enhance their network of contacts.
  • Create new business partnerships between French and Israeli companies.

As announced by Avi Hasson, a new call for proposals is now open for joint French-Israeli R&D projects

France and Israel both expressed interest in organizing future France-Israel Innovation Day events, alternately in France and Israel.