Struggling for Europe’s technology sovereignty – a comment on Hermann Hauser’s proposal for a €100 billion Technology Sovereignty Fund

by Gerhard Fasol Hermann Hauser in a recent article on Project Syndicate, entitled “The Struggle for Technology Sovereignty in Europe” argues for “the UK and EU to jointly establish a €100 billion ($120 billion) Technology Sovereignty Fund to counter the $100 billion that the US is spending on its technology sovereignty and the even larger… Continue reading Struggling for Europe’s technology sovereignty – a comment on Hermann Hauser’s proposal for a €100 billion Technology Sovereignty Fund

Shuji Nakamura on 2nd and 3rd Generation Solid State Lighting

Shuji Nakamura

Shuji Nakamura’s invention to save energy corresponding to about 60 nuclear power stations by 2020 2nd and 3rd Generation Solid State Lighting For Shuji Nakamura’s invention of high-efficiency GaN double-heterostructure LEDs he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics 2014, while his employer sued him in the USA for leaking intellectual property – Shuji Nakamura… Continue reading Shuji Nakamura on 2nd and 3rd Generation Solid State Lighting

Top-down vs bottom-up innovation: Japan’s R&D leaders at the 8th Ludwig Boltzmann Forum

Ludwig Boltzmann Forum

How to fast-track innovation in Japan Shuji Nakamura’s invention of high efficiency LEDs enable us to reduce global energy consumption by an amount corresponding to 60 nuclear power stations by 2020, for which he was awarded the 2014 Nobel Prize in Physics. Still, a poster child for bottom-up innovation, Shuji Nakamura was sued by his… Continue reading Top-down vs bottom-up innovation: Japan’s R&D leaders at the 8th Ludwig Boltzmann Forum

Israeli Venture Fund Japan meeting in Tokyo March 4, 2014

Israeli VC in Tokyo

Start-up Nation Israel 2014 – Israel Japan Investment Funds meeting on March 4, 2014 at the Hotel Okura in Tokyo Israeli Venture funds introduce Israeli ventures to Japanese investors Acquisition of Viber by Rakuten draws attention in Japan to Israeli ventures The recent acquisition of the Israel-based OTT (over the top) communications company Viber by… Continue reading Israeli Venture Fund Japan meeting in Tokyo March 4, 2014