Israel, Netherlands going Dutch on high-tech
Jun. 19, 2014
Israel and the Netherlands are pushing for greater collaboration between themselves in medical and scientific research in an effort to combine Dutch financial resources with Israeli know-how.
Under the title of “Healthcare Innovation Day, The Netherlands – Israel,” held in Amsterdam last week, dozens of Israeli companies had a chance to impress Dutch business interests hoping to tap into Israeli brainpower.
Dutch electronics titan Royal Philips hosted the event at its company headquarters in Amsterdam.
“You cannot innovate by yourself,” said Bert Van Meurs, senior vice president of Philips Healthcare. “Innovation is all about cooperation.”
The happening included participants from high technology companies, universities, R&D centers and representatives from government agencies of both countries. The full day of presentations and round table discussions focused on innovations for healthy aging. Israeli developers showed off an array of products from smartphone applications to airbags designed to prevent hip fractures among the elderly.
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