In my present position as Chief Scientist I must devote a lot of my time to think about the future .
And here is a more current one …. Related more directly to IT .
This slide represent the global network existing presently in world, that is the basis for the new economy of this millennium. Know-How, people and production are easily transferred across the world. It creates a situation where cooperation between companies and countries becomes the backbone for growth and prosperity.
R&D, Innovation, Enterpreneurship, Leonardo da Vinci and the Modern Economies - Dr Eli Opper
R&D, Innovation, Entrepreneurship,
Leonardo da Vinci
and the Modern Economies.
Dr. Eli Opper - Strategic Advisor
Technion Club 100 - Chairman
“Promoting a culture of innovation”
26&27 September 2013
Some Facts About Our
Forecast for 2050: 9.4 billion people
900 million people are hungry
33 million people are infected with HIV
1.1 billion people do not have access to clean water
Barrel of oil $40 → $147 →$70 →$108 →$97
2.4 billion internet users ( 1.1 billion wireless )
6 billion cellular users
Over 1.2 billion smart phones worldwide
“If you want real
growth, you have
to have new
Helicopter PlanHelicopter Plan
DA VINCI – Engineer & inventorDA VINCI – Engineer & inventor
“Heavier-than-air flying machines are impossible"
Lord Kelvin, 1895
"There is no reason for
any individual to have a
computer in his home."
Ken Olsen, Founder and CEO of Digital
Equipment Corporation, 1977
“640 K Ought to be
enough for anybody "
Bill Gates, 1981
Where does Israel Excel?
Encryption and data security
Israel Knowledge Based Industry
Da Vinci - Engineer & inventorDa Vinci - Engineer & inventor
National Strategy for R&D
National Strategy for R&D
Scientific InfrastructureScientific Infrastructure
Government SupportGovernment Support
Private Financing (VC, Equity, etc..)Private Financing (VC, Equity, etc..)
International CooperationInternational Cooperation
Scientific publications & CitationsScientific publications & Citations
0.00 0.50 1.00 1.50
Citations / M inhabitants
R&D centers in
from academy to
Industry & Academy
R&D centers of
large companies in
Enlargement of the
R&D Inventory in Israel
Source: OECD and Israel CBS
Expenditure on Civilian R&D as a percent of the
GDP in Israel and in OECD Countries
1.11.01.0 0 .9 0.90.7
Ideal City Plan
Da Vinci - ArchitectDa Vinci - Architect
Where Technology MeetsWhere Technology Meets
Some DilemmasSome Dilemmas
What is the role of the government?What is the role of the government?
What are the preferred future sectorsWhat are the preferred future sectors
(if any)?(if any)?
TheThe ““Exits phenomenaExits phenomena”” Growth ofGrowth of
Basic ResearchBasic Research Industrial R&DIndustrial R&D
(Mission-oriented Science)(Mission-oriented Science)