20 Years Israel – European Cooperation Celebrated in Jerusalem

Much attention was focused on Paris, France,

which featured a Peace Conference without the main players present.

However,  a conference involving the EU in Jerusalem, Israel,

 received much less attention and took place

Science conference at Jerusalem Theater

at the Jerusalem Theater.

For 20 years, Israel and Europe have been working

Celebration 20 years science and tech development in Israel ISERD

together on science, research, and development

under a program named ISERD,

Israel-Europe Research and Development.

In celebration of 20 years of cooperation

a conference was convened.

The first of three panels was on excellence in science,

Panel all women excellence in science ISERD

and all the participants were women.

videos showing some technologies from ISERD grants

The video programs screened between panel presentations

highlighted some of the outstanding and

advanced technologies developed in multiple fields.

ISERD grants used for research

If you need a special pump for an experiment,

just make it and use it.

IBM Cyber Security head at 20th year of ISERD

The head of IBM Cyber Security

was on a panel with the Head of Technology of Israel Police.

Many of the discussions sounded like science fiction,

from imagining technology to fuels from waste water and more.

Ambassador of EU to Israel Lars Faaborg-Andersen

Lars Faaborg-Andersen EU Ambassador to Israel was all smiles.

 He often speaks about EU-Israel cooperation.

 In Paris it was hard to see,

but whatever they said and did in Paris,

Europeans have been funding projects in Israel for at least 20 years.

Crowd at ISERD 20th anniversary celebration at Jerusalem Theater Israel

Hundreds of researchers and funders gathered,

networked, and talked during the ISERD conference.

Research equipment can be complex and costly.

The EU has a program called Horizon 2020,

which offers billions of Euros to bolster the EU’s

position as a world leader in science.

Europeans want Israeli entrepreneurs to invent

what the EU needs and lacks in areas of development.

The World Economic Forum has named Israel as

second most innovative country in the world after Switzerland.

Israel is opening a new Innovation program next week.

Israeli Small and Medium Enterprises, SMEs,

will have more grant opportunities available

for research projects.

The sky is no longer the limit.

Israeli ingenuity is in demand.

 Did you see any media coverage anywhere

of the ISERD 20th celebration?

It happened last week in Jerusalem, Israel.

 Diplomats make their declarations,

while Israelis are turning amazing ideas into reality.

7 thoughts on “20 Years Israel – European Cooperation Celebrated in Jerusalem

  • January 18, 2017 at 3:48 pm

    Thank you for documenting this, Sharon. I certainly have not seen or heard anything of the ISERD celebrations…I could feel rumblings within me of annoyance about this media “omission” as I enjoyed your wonderful pictures…Am Yisrael chai
    Many thanks and many blessings for doing this for us.

    • January 18, 2017 at 5:35 pm

      Hannah Thank you again, glad you are back on email list.. Stay well.

  • January 18, 2017 at 5:50 pm

    This was indeed quite fascinating..Of course, we did not see or hear a word about this wonderful gathering at the Jerusalem Theater. The US press is too busy discussing Michelle Obama’s clothing/style legacy and Trump’s latest tweets…Thank you for the TRJS.

  • January 23, 2017 at 4:44 am

    Very refreshing. . .thank you for letting us know. . . we certainly won’t hear about it otherwise:)

    • January 23, 2017 at 6:51 am

      Thank you for commenting, glad to hear others appreciate hearing about some of the amazing things happening in Jerusalem, Israel. Wish there was time to go and share them all.

  • February 8, 2017 at 4:36 am

    Hi Sharon, Your site disappeared but now I found you under Michael Ordman’s “Good News Israel” How are you doing? So much has happened since I posted on your site; let’s face it, living in this country certainly is not boring.
    I do not see though whether we can share your site on Google + for instance this particular post would be very important to share with others.
    Take care.

    • February 8, 2017 at 5:20 pm

      Welcome back, missed hearing from you.


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