The Umbrella Symposium

The Umbrella Cooperation is a unique forum for scientific exchange. It is a remarkable point in the cooperation between RWTH Aachen University, The Forschungs-zentrum Julich and the Technion which officially began over 31 years ago, on April 29th 1983, when representatives of the three institutions convened in Aachen to sign the founding treaty. For many years, this collaboration has fostered exchange in a variety of fields of scientific pursuit, spanning medical and life sciences to basic science and engineering. It represents the leading contributions to scientific partnership and exchange between Germany and Israel. The scientists of these institutions conduct diverse research on the development of new technologies in vital areas.


Through the Research Forum, leading scientists meet to discuss relevant subjects and identify new prospects for future cooperation. The aim of the Umbrella call for proposals is to enable interested researchers from the three partner institutions to develop joint project ideas and obtain preliminary research results, granting eligibility to submit joint proposals to the EU (Horizon 2020). The 2014 Symposium was held at Aachen University, March 23th-27th, entitled: "From Nanoparticles to Human Health”, and covered imaging, biomechanics and neurosciences). The Technion delegation was headed by Prof. Yoram Reiter, Director of The Lokey Center. The 2015 Symposium will be held at the Technion, February 8th-11th , further elaborating the topics addressed at the previous symposium.