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R&D: a model for the Cypriot economy

THE MEDICAL School at the University of Nicosia and the Cyprus Institute of Neurology and Genetics are organising an event on June 13 entitled The Israeli Experience in R&D: A Model for the Cypriot economy.

A presentation will be given by Professor Yehoshua Gleitman, who is considered to be the father of the technology industry and innovation in Israel. He is also an innovative consultant for the World Bank.

Gleitman’s presentation will describe Israel’s experience in the field of research and development. He will introduce aspects of the high-tech industry and describe the role of the state in the industry. The coordination between the state and the private sector  on research and development will also be touched on. Successful examples from Israel will be reported on and suggestions for the Cyprus industry will be given.

Professor Shlomo Noy, vice president of research and development at the neurology institute Sheba in Israel will give a speech on bio-medicine. He will also talk about the research and development experiences of the Sheba institute.

Chief executive officer of the Cyprus Institute of Neurology and Genetics and of the Cyprus Molecular Medical School, Philip Patsalis, will present the progress of research done by academic and research institutions right up until the final development stages in biotechnology companies in Cyprus. The problems and challenges faced during this time will also be talked about. Patsalis will give suggestions to institutions, the state and to the EU.

The event is supported by President Nicos Anastasiades and by the Israeli embassy in Cyprus. The event will be in English and will be held in the library of the Medical School of the University of Nicosia at 93 Agiou Nikolaou Street in Engomi, Nicosia. The event is open to the public but because places are limited, all those interested in attending should make a reservation until June 12 by calling 22471900/955 or by sending an email to georgiou.h @

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