A 30-man delegation, consisting of mainly businessmen and women, will visit Israel from 9-13 January to explore business opportunities. The economic delegation is led by a member of the Dutch parliament and Dutch political party SGP. The group of entrepreneurs will be visiting various companies to learn about Israel’s innovative ecosystem and to find relevant business partners in Israel.
2 Now open for applications: 2018 International Residency program at 'The Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten'
The Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten (Amsterdam) is an international residency program. During their two years’ residency, emerging professional artists are stimulated to reflect critically on their work and break new ground. They are offered artistic, theoretical and technical support within a well-equipped working environment.
On the 8th of December 2016 the first advisory board meeting of the newly established Israeli-Dutch Innovation Center (IDIC) took place at the Embassy of the Netherlands in Israel. The IDIC will function as an advisory organization to the Holland Innovation Network in Israel to identify ‘white spots’ and guide towards innovative efforts between Israel and the Netherlands. This board was founded on the initiative of the Innovation Attaché of the Netherlands in Israel, Dr. Racheli Kreisberg.
Prime Minister Mark Rutte spoke on Wednesday, November 9th, 2016 at the commemoration of Kristallnacht. Below you can read the text of the speech.
During the Digital Life Design Festival of September 27-28 2016 in Tel Aviv, two Memoranda of Understanding were signed between the two visiting Dutch delegations in the field of Robotics and Photonics and their Israeli counterparts, announcing a long term collaboration. In November, an Israeli photonics delegation will visit the Netherlands to discuss concrete R&D and business collaboration as a follow up of the signing of the MoU.
This morning the families of the victims of the MH17 disaster were briefed by the Joint Investigation Team on the initial findings of the criminal investigation into the downing of flight MH17. These findings concern the weapon used to down flight MH17, the location from which it was fired and the Buk missile system’s route of transport.
Digital Life Design Festival, Tel Aviv, 24-29 September 2016: The Netherlands will present their expertise in Robotics at the orange ‘Holland Robotics Pavilion’ with an impressive delegation of businesses, academics and entrepreneurs. The Dutch are game changers in robotics and are excited to explore possibilities for cooperation with Israel.
On the 27th and 28th of September a Dutch Robotic delegation consisting of members from TU Delft, regional organizations such as RoboValley and robotics companies will participate in the DLD Innovation Festival in Tel Aviv. The Netherlands will be represented with a Dutch Robotics Pavilion at the HaTachana festival area.
9 State Secretary of the Netherlands Ministry of Education, Science and Culture H. E. Sander Dekker and Director General for Enterprise and Innovation of the Ministry of Economy Mr Bertholt Leeftink visit Israel
From June 5th till 9th State Secretary of the Netherlands Ministry of Education, Science and Culture H.E. Sander Dekker and Director General for Enterprise and Innovation of the Ministry of Economic Affairs Mr. Bertholt Leeftink will visit Israel to give a further boost to the bilateral cooperation between the Netherlands and Israel in the field of research, innovation and startups.
On 6 april 2016 an advisory referendum was held in the Netherlands on the EU-association agreement with Ukraine. The preliminary outcome shows that the required threshold for a valid outcome of a turn-out of 30% or more was reached, with a clear majority for the people who voted against.