"I am pleased that today we are opening the seventh Danish innovation centre”, says Danish Minister for Foreign Affairs Kristian Jensen who continues:
"Israel is among the OECD countries that invest the most in research and development. And it is internationally recognised for its active and vibrant start-up environment. There are many opportunities for Danish companies and research and educational institutions to enter into partnerships, exchange knowledge and create innovation with some of the very best research and innovation environments in Israel.”
In conjunction with the opening of the new innovation centre, the Danish Ministry of Higher Education and Science is launching an action plan to strengthen knowledge collaboration with Israel. The action plan contains 12 concrete initiatives. The new innovation centre will play a key role in implementing the action plan.
"Israel offers strong research and innovation environments particularly within the fields of health and green energy. The Danish innovation centre will improve the opportunities for Danish companies and researchers to collaborate even closer with these attractive environments for the benefit of Danish research, innovation and growth,” says Danish Minister for Higher Education and Science Ulla Tørnæs.
The official opening of the centre will take place on Danish soil – at Eigtveds Pakhus in Copenhagen. Invited guests from research and educational environments, as well as the business community, will get a taste of the innovation potential in Israel. The two ministers, as well as a number of Danish and Israeli speakers will offer their views on how strategic international research-, innovation-, and education partnerships can help increase growth and development in Denmark.
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