First Czech-French technology days took place 12th-13th April 2010 in Paris and Bordeaux. Similar presentations in the framework of introduction of the project have taken place in Berlin, London and Paris. Another one is foreseen in Rome.
26 Czech and French companies, possibly developing new progressive technologies, which will enable to implement ELI Project, participated. Representatives of the companies were introduced to current aspects of the project and its future development.
Mr Karel Rohlena, representative of ELI Beamlines Project, told us from Bordeaux: “Czech-French days were successful. The participants showed real interest in the project, which is a great challenge and opportunity for companies from all over the world”. Mr. Rohlena and Mr. Florian Gliksohn were in France presenting the project and representing the Institute of Physics of Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic.
Alexandra Rudyšarová nominee director general of CzechInvest said:” Over forty academic and scientific institutions from 13 countries cooperate within the ELI Project. It is one of the biggest European scientific projects. The fact that one of the projects´ pillars – the ELI Beamlines will be built in the Czech Republic attracts already now attention of top researchers and biggest technology companies of the world.”
Czech ambassador in Paris Mr. Pavel Fischer and representatives of CzechInvest, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Franco-Czech Chamber of Commerce participated at the event.
ELI is an international project. Not only Czech companies , but also companies from Great Britain, Germany, France, Italy, USA and other countries will participate at its implementation in the Czech Republic.