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OPTIN is a non-profit organization that promotes new technologies and developments and focuses on bringing to light new business opportunities in Israel, the Netherlands and worldwide. This is done to stimulate bilateral co-operation, new ventures, investments, and strategic alliances. OPTIN aims is to stimulate co-operation by promoting joint R&D ventures, business ventures, and scientific collaboration for both companies and institutions. OPTIN does this by distributing information, organizing events and personally helping companies, universities and institutes and by creation of the necessary indispensable mutual trust. Optin is partly funded by the Israeli Industry Center for R&D (Matimop) and partly by Dutch investors to insure the promotion of Israeli Technologies.
Optin Facilitates Co-operative Research and Develops Ventures by:
Stimulating Scientific Research between Israel and The Netherlands
Optin stimulates scientific research between Israel and The Netherlands by promoting the contacts between businesses and scientists. Optin does this by organising events and facilitating information exchange. Optin also supplies personal assistance to journalists, students, scientists and businesses for research, general information and partnering questions. In addition Optin collects interesting projects and promotes them to possible investors.
Promoting the Awareness of Bilateral Co-operation Possibilities
Optin promotes the awareness of bilateral co-operation possibilities by informing the Dutch community about new available research funds and bilateral opportunities. These opportunities, such as The MoU agreement between Israel and the Netherlands, Eureka and the 5th and 6th Framework are described in detail on the How to Finance page. Optin promotes these projects by sending information about them on its brochures, bringing the project managers to the contact days, and keeping close contact with the project managers (Matimop in Israel and Senter in The Netherlands).
Organising Contact Days between Israeli and Dutch Businesses and Scientists
Two to Three times a year Optin organises contact days either in Israel or the Netherlands. The contact days in The Netherlands are usually in the New Rabin Center for Culture and Education, part of CIDI, in the same building as OPTIN. The contact days are meant to bring together people from specific fields in both countries in order to promote co-operative research and develop business ventures. Optin aims to keep the contact days small and target orientated thereby creating an intimate yet business like atmosphere. The subjects of the contact days are market orientated and are chosen after a survey of the market is completed. For the first bioinformatics contact days see: Genomics/Bioinformatics. Contact Days and Seminars can also be organised in other places in The Netherlands, in collaboration with another institution or business. Optin can also organise contact days in Israel, in collaboration with an Israeli institute, agency or company that wishes to bring Dutch companies to Israel. Optin also holds meetings with key speakers targeted towards specific audiences at various places in The Netherlands.
Informing Dutch Organisations, Companies, Governments and Students about the Economic Situation, New Developments an Opportunities in Israel and Vice Versa.
Facilitating an Exchange of Information
Starting in 2002 Optin will send out information about Israeli technologies to their Dutch counterparts several times a year. This is done by a small bulletin combined with a personal letter sent to a specific group of researchers and businesses. It aims to give information about new developments and projects and update the Dutch community about important new links in Israel. The bulletin is orientated towards one specific area in the market and gives up to date information and background information regarding that market. It also aims to include as many Israeli projects as possible regarding that specific subject. Sign up for the Bulletin. In addition OPTIN sends out monthly email updates to specific fields about new technologies in certain fields in Israel. Sign up for the monthly email updates.
Optin also promotes Israeli technologies and spreads information about Israeli projects by placing Israeli links in Dutch Links and by creating various portals to new technologies. The Life Science pages of this web site are part of the goal to create a portal between Dutch and Israeli Life Sciences.
Stimulation of Publications
Optin stimulates Publications about Israeli technologies by:
Conferences and Seminars
OPTIN facilitates the exchange of information by visiting Dutch seminars and conferences on behalf of Israeli companies and institutes and distributing flyers with information about specific Israeli companies and/or technologies. OPTIN also promotes existing conferences by bringing delegations from Israel to the Netherlands and Vice Versa. For details about upcoming Conferences and Seminars, see the right side-bar.
Accompaniment of delegations from and to Israel
Optin accompanies delegations to and from Israel. These delegations can be large groups of companies visiting business fairs or personal accompaniment.
Surveying the Dutch and Israeli Market
Optin carries out target orientated surveys of both the Dutch and
Israeli market. Optin keeps an up to date database with which it can
contact all individuals in a particular field. Surveys are carried out
as a general assessment and as a preparatory phase for future activities.
Optin specializes in providing technology reports for Dutch and foreign companies and organizing seminars for Israeli companies who need promotion in the Netherlands. Technology Searches In the last 5 years OPTIN has devoted much of its time in developing a survey technique which allows it to get a survey of all technologies in Israel available in a certain field within a limited amount of time. (For samples of such survey see the OPTIN bulletins and Genomics in Israel CD-Roms). The OPTIN, Genomics in Israel database, has been advertised in the Jerusalem Post (Israelīs number one English newspaper) as the best survey of the market available. OPTINīs speciality in surveying the Israeli market is unique in that it is the only survey available to include very early stage projects at the highest university level, institutes, start-ups and companies. It is in general a market survey of a technology including everything that is happening in Israel in that particular field. These searches can be done privately for companies as well as for researchers. For more information about these reports see services/Technology reports Personalized Seminars for Israeli companies in the Netherlands Using OPTINīs large Dutch network we organize private presentation seminars for Israeli companies seeking to open doors in the Netherlands and reach the Dutch business community. The presentation seminar is an ideal starting platform for Israeli companies seeking contacts in Netherlands. It allows your company to provide a formal presentation to potential clients, investors and relations in a relaxed and easygoing atmosphere. The seminar makes it possible to meet a large group of individuals in your sector in one day and provides personalized meetings with the participants. For more information see services/seminars. OPTIN also offers you the Following Services;
June 2005: New Era & New Challenges Business Development between Israeli and Dutch Companies
January 2005: Food Quality & Health event
August 2004: Genomics Momentum
April 2004: Nanotechnology Conference
The Revolution of the Tiny From Tiny Machines to Mega Business Israeli High-Tech Nanotechnology comes to Amsterdam
2003: Seminar Media & Marketing
2002: Technology forum
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