Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu along with other ministers and directors of government ministries met with top German officials this week in Berlin. At a meeting between the Director General of the Israeli Ministry of Economy and Industry Amit Lang and Germany’s Parliamentary State Secretary to the Federal Minister of Education and Research Thomas Rachel, the two signed a joint declaration of intent on cooperation in the field of nanotechnology and decided to publish a call for applications in the field of cyber-security.
In the declaration of intent, the two officials expressed interest in strengthening bilateral cooperation on R&D and technological innovation. Such cooperation will include joint programs to support small and medium-sized companies active in the field of nanotechnology, as well as cooperation between research institutes from both countries. The agencies in charge of implementing the declaration are the Israel Innovation Authority (Office of the Chief Scientist) and the Federal Ministry of Education and Research in Germany.
The joint call for applications published by the Israeli Ministry of Economy and Industry and Germany’s Federal Ministry of Education and Research is expected to become a platform for relevant industries and entrepreneurs in both countries for cooperation in cyber-security, through funding assistance for joint R&D projects in the field, based on the R&D agreement previously signed by the two ministries.
The decision to publish a joint call for applications is an expression of the vast economic and research cooperation between Israel and Germany and of Germany’s position as one of Israel’s key trade partners.
Photos: Israeli Ministry of Economy and Industry Director General Amit Lang and Germany’s Parliamentary State Secretary to the Federal Minister of Education and Research Thomas Rachel.