Financing of Greek-Israeli research and technology cooperation increases to 10 million euros

Financing of Greek-Israeli research and technology cooperation increases to 10 million euros

The interstate cooperation budget between Greece and Israel is increasing from 5 million to 10 million euros to provide the possibility for more Greek and Israeli research centres and businesses to promote their cooperation at research and technology level.
This was jointly decided between the two countries, as was announced by the General Research and Technology Secretariat, following the participation of secretary general Christos Vassilakos in the recent official Greek delegation, under Prime Minister Antonis Samaras, to Israel and the contacts it held with the Israeli government's corresponding agencies.

Special emphasis was placed in the framework of the meetings on strengthening bilateral Greek-Israeli cooperation on issues of mutual interest that are included in the priorities of the national research strategy. Emphasis was also placed on strengthening cooperation between Greek companies, research centres and cooperative formations (clusters) with the corresponding public and private agencies in Israel. A new mission to the Israeli capital might be carried out, in this framework, with the participation of Greek research and technology agencies.

As was revealed by the General Research and Technology Secretariat, the tabling of proposals on cooperation between Greece and Israel received an extension until November 7, 2013.