Peres ‘overwhelmed’ by blue-and-white innovation

Published on Thursday, 13 December 2012 by Webmaster

Peres ‘overwhelmed’ by blue-and-white innovation
After a tour of the Philips company’s development center in Haifa on Wednesday, President Shimon Peres said that what he saw was “bigger than all my dreams: You are developing here the most advanced medical technology in the world.”

The Dutch electronics giant announced during his tour that it was opening a new department for research and development in Israel. He was especially impressed with the new computerized tomography (CT) technology developed by Israeli scientists and engineers that will be manufactured here as well.

“I never though the peak of Philips development is in Haifa. It’s an incredible experience for me [to see] the in-depth research combined with values of excellent and genuine breakthroughs,” the president said.

Peres praised the company for its achievements, "largely due to the creativity and daring" of Israelis. "If one time we wanted Israel to be a safe haven for Jews, today we want Israel to be an attraction for people to work in development, innovation and technology," he said.

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