The first Czech female diplomat in Israel
Deputy Prime Minister of Science, Research and Innovations introduced the Czech diplomat in Israel, Delana Mikolášová, on a press conference at August 20, 2015.
While In Israel Ms. Mikolášová will participate on meeting the goals of the office. Her task is to search contacts eligible for setting up joint Czech-Israeli projects. Particularly, she will concentrate on the development of cooperation in projects funded from international cooperation programmes. These will include programmes such as Gesher and Contact, European Investment and Structural Funds and Horizon 2020 programme. She is supposed to support and develop strategic partnerships between Israeli and Czech universities and research institutions. She will present Czech science and research in conferences and expert forums and participate on sending Czech scientists to research reams in Israel. “Moreover we want to support the exchange also in the opposite direction. We want to offer Israeli scientists employment in the Czech Republic that for the time being provides high quality scientific infrastructure and financing opportunities from EU funds,” commented the Deputy Prime Minister Bělobrádek.
Ms. Mikolášová will concentrate namely on the following sectors: nanotechnology, biotechnology, IT and machinery. She perceives the biggest potential in participating in specialized conferences, she said: “Right now we picked specific conferences and fairs where we can effectively present Czech science. At the next conference in September, even Czech start-ups have confirmed their attendance.”
Ms. Mikolášová was selected in an open selection procedure by a board consisting of representatives of Pavel Bělobrádek´s Section for Science, Research and Innovations and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic. So far she has worked in the Middle East and in the North African Department at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic. While there she specialised in Israel, Palestine and Middle East Peace process. She worked in Tel Aviv as an education and marketing analyses projects coordinator. She can speak English, Spanish and Hebrew.