COME SEE ISRAEL AT ITS FULL PROWESS
Dear Colleagues and Friends,
It is with great pleasure and pride that we invite our old and new friends to attend the Israel Innovation conference, which will be the first in the world where Biomed and High-tech will join hands in a unique and exciting new international conference format. The conference will take place at the Tel Aviv Fairgrounds May 20-22, 2014.
You must have heard of Israel as a start-up nation. We are flattered! Yet we want to introduce you to the much broader spectrum of activities and ecosystem in which we operate, making Israel one of the largest global innovation hubs.
This new format led by IATI will also bring the government perspective through the involvement of the Chief Scientist (OCS) of the Israeli Ministry of Economy. We believe that this new format will highlight both the opportunities and the challenges “beyond the start-up nation”.
IATI is Israel’s umbrella organization representing the various constituents of the nation’s advanced technologies, be it high-tech, biomed, multi-national corporations, start-ups, incubators, accelerators, technology transfer offices of academic institutions, venture capital funds, service providers and more.
The OCS of the Israeli Ministry of Economy is charged with the execution of government policy for the support of innovation and industrial R&D. The goal of the OCS is to assist and encourage entrepreneurship, foster innovation, and promote R&D collaboration both locally and globally.
It is the DNA of the Israeli entrepreneurs, the local venture capital community and the Government incentive programs that allow companies in the High-tech and Biomed fields to flourish and expand operations well beyond the start-up status.
What is planned for May 20-22 is for the Biomed and High-tech conferences to be run side-by-side; each exhibiting its own sectors and activities in separate venues, with the audience free to move from one location to the other without limitation. The OCS annual R&D Conference will also merge with Israel Innovation Week, bringing the government perspectives and exhibitions of the OCS programs into the new format. The Biomed and High-tech venues will include lectures, company presentations and exhibitions. While each event will cater to the participants of its respective agenda, the event will also include joint sessions covering topics of mutual interest to the entire advanced technology industries including: perspectives of innovation and R&D policy and the convergence of technologies between High-tech and Biomed and other factors of the Israeli eco-sector.
We believe and expect that this event will present the opportunity for local and global participants to see Israel at its full might. It will be a unique occasion for the audience to participate in discussions, panels, product demonstrations, and networking opportunities for new business cooperation.
Networking is the name of the game. The new and exciting format will enhance the chances you will have for interaction with young and mature companies, old and new friends. You will be able to enjoy our “chance-to-meet” formal schedule while at the same time interact with each other on the convention floor, which will take on a new face.
Our previous successful conferences hosted over 7,000 industry players, engineers and scientists with approximately 1,500 participants from over 45 countries and an excess of 4,500 one-on-one meetings. Like previous years, companies from both sectors will exhibit their products and service in significantly expanded areas allowing for hands-on experience.
?We look forward to your ACTIVE participation in making it a FIRST May 20-22, 2014.
Best regards from Israel,
|Yoav and Yesha||Avi Hasson||Ruti and Benny|
Aviv Venture Capital
Office of Chief Scientist
Ministry of Economy
Pitango Venture Capital
|Prof. Yesha Sivan
Coller Institute of Venture
Tel Aviv University
Founder & CEO, Metaverse Labs Ltd
|Dr. Benny Zeevi
Managing General Partner
DFJ Tel Aviv Venture Partners