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  1. 1. Hungarian-EU-Israel Workshop on Start-Ups and Innovation Panel Discussion on Start – Ups and Innovation National Policies Tel Aviv, May 30 2010 Moderator: Dr. Gilead Fortuna
  2. 2. Panel Participants <ul><li>Yosi Smoler , Technological Incubators Program Director , OCS MOITAL, Israel </li></ul><ul><li>Zsombor Lacza MD, CEO, Semmelweis Innovations LLC, Budapest, Hungary </li></ul><ul><li>Juha Ruohonen , CEO Arvoketju Oy. Consultant to TEKES, Finland </li></ul><ul><li>Dr. Jan Dexel , DG for Enterprise & Innovation, Netherlands </li></ul><ul><li>Jana Baseova , Director of Investment Projects, Czechinvest, Czech Republic </li></ul><ul><li>Fergus Harradence , Dep. Director, Dept. of Business Innovation, United Kingdom </li></ul><ul><li>Dr. Gilead Fortuna , Senior Research Fellow, Head of the Industrial Excellence Center, Samuel Neaman Institute, Technion, Israel </li></ul>
  3. 3. Thinking on “Innovation” <ul><li>Innovation = Doing things in different way from yesterday </li></ul><ul><li>Start Up = Technology driven </li></ul><ul><li>Success = competitiveness, contribution, great ROI </li></ul><ul><li>Complex system = Innovate with Excellence, Quality, Funding, Marketing… </li></ul><ul><li>Focus but Flexible </li></ul>
  4. 4. Questions for Policy Discussion <ul><li>Basic Infrastructure Resources: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Human resources – basic and technical education. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Capital resources - Government financial support and tax incentives for innovations. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Advanced support for innovation: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Generic technologies prioritization </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Industrial sectors prioritization </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Which is the ration between the routes? </li></ul>
  5. 5. Questions for Discussion <ul><li>Innovation eco-systems are different for each country. </li></ul><ul><li>Should we </li></ul><ul><ul><li>design different policy for each country? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>or </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>employ best practice model for all? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>3. How can we implement each option? </li></ul>
  6. 6. More Questions for Discussio ns <ul><li>3. How to relate to different sectors where the time frame is much longer than ICT? </li></ul><ul><li>Privatization of the incubators – lesson learnt and recommendation for the future privatization? </li></ul><ul><li>How can we motivate SME to support internal innovations and growth of new ideas? </li></ul><ul><li>The conflict of systematic systems Vs. the need for breakthroughs and disruptive technologies implications? </li></ul><ul><li>Government criteria's in approving disruptive technologies projects </li></ul>
  7. 7. Open Discussion <ul><li>Questions from all participants </li></ul><ul><li>Remarks from all participants </li></ul><ul><li>Final remarks and answers from the panel members </li></ul>