The ICE (Italian Trade and Investment Agency of the Italian Ministry of Economic Development), as part of the South Export Plan, organized a mission in Tel Aviv (Israel) involving the following sectors: Aerospace, Automotive, Life Sciences/Agritech and Cybersecurity. Israel ranks first among the countries that invest the most in research and development, surpassing countries such as Sweden, Finland and Japan, with incentives that represent almost 5% of GDP for a total of over 5 billion dollars.
EPTRI was invited to participate in the meeting in order to present its activities to the Israel-EU R&D Directorate at the Israel Innovation Authority. The presentation was performed by Giovanni Migliaccio, scientific director at CVBF and WP2 leader in the project. Among the invited stakeholders, a visit to the TECHNION – Israel Institute of Technology, EPTRI partner, was organized. The TECHNION, founded in 1912, is Israel’s oldest university and it is placed as 69th in the index of the world’s leading academic institutions, and the top position for any Israeli institute. The TECHNION is mainly involved in WP7 and WP8 thanks to their technological expertise in drug study programs and development of formulations, targeting brain disorders as they relate to the young people.