Denmark -Israel

The co-operation between Denmark and Israel includes science, innovation, and higher education.
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Adam Baden
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In August 2007, a bilateral cooperation agreement between Denmark and Israel was signed with aim of supporting and strengthen the joint business-oriented activities within industrial research and development between the two countries.

More than 4.1% of the Israeli GDP is invested in research and development. Israeli research institutions rely heavily on international rankings, and hundreds of global companies have located research and development departments in Israel. Denmark's cooperation with Israel includes research, innovation and higher education.

The bilateral agreement from 2007 was particularly focused on life sciences, clean tech and ICT. The main purpose of setting out the agreement between the two countries was to strengthen the joint business activities within these fields. The activities embrace participation in conferences, workshops and match-making arrangements that can form the basis for enhanced co-operation in research and development between companies and / or universities in Denmark and Israel. The responsible authorities for the co-operation are the Ministry of Higher Education and Science (Danish Agency for Science and Higher Education) in Denmark and the Ministry of Economy and Industry in Israel.

Action Plan for Strengthened Knowledge Co-operation with Israel

The Ministry of Higher Education and Science has drawn up an action plan to help strengthen co-operation between Denmark and Israel within research, innovation and higher education. The action plan contains 12 specific initiatives which are expected to be implemented in the period 2016-2019.

In addition to the action plan, the Ministry of Higher Education and Science has prepared an overview of research, innovation and higher education in Israel.

Innovation Center in Tel Aviv

A central initiative in the action plan is Innovation Centre, Tel Aviv, established by the Ministry of Higher Education and Science in cooperation with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The Innovation Centre offers networking assistance to Danish research institutions and knowledge-based companies to ease the research cooperation between Danish and Israeli actors.

Support for Danish-Israeli knowledge collaboration

With the International Network Programme, the Ministry of Higher Education and Science provides support to Danish researchers who wish to establish new collaborations with e.g. Israeli partners.

Israel participates in various programs that can provide a platform for cooperation with Danish partners, including Horizon 2020 and EUREKA. Through the EUopSTART program, the Ministry of Higher Education and Science provides support for the preparation of application to Horizon 2020 and EUREKA-program Eurostars.

last modified Jul 17, 2019