Colleagues and Friends,
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.
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.
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".
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
look forward to your ACTIVE participation in making it a FIRST May 20-22, 2014.