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Thursday - June 13, 2019
The Peres Center for Peace & Innovation – This Center which is only opening in 2019 offers a look into some of the coolest and most advanced technology coming out of Israel, including technologies developed at Hebrew University (such as OrCam). The museum offers private tours and Nexus Israel participants will be some of its first visitors. It has an impressive auditorium overlooking the sea and includes a virtual reality room for a truly futuristic experience.
Presentation by Daniel Birnbaum (T.B.C.) ,CEO of SodaStream, and Hebrew University alumnus
Travel to Rehovot
Agro Tech Workshop:
Hebrew University and Yissum have a multitude of food technologies including Future Meat, SavorEat, ChickP and Ripples. Participants will enjoy learning about how these products are working to save the ecosystem.
Future Meat – a biotech company aiming to transform global meat production through distributive manufacturing of fat and muscle cells, increasing food safety and reducing ecological impact worldwide.
SavorEat – a company founded by Prof. Oded Shoseyov (T.B.C). Prof. Ido Braslavsky (T.B.C), focused on 3D food printing.
ChickP – ChickP has developed a production process that uses the entire chickpea seed to produce high concentrations of protein powder.
Ripples – is an innovative company adding creativity to coffee.
Travel to Jerusalem
Jerusalem Design Week Opening Cocktail
Tour of Hansen House – Center for Design, Media and Technology
Friday - June 14, 2019
How Jerusalem became a startup city in its own right: Social Impact in Innovation
1. 9:00 am – 10 am:
Why Jerusalem? Overview on The JLM tech ecosystem story
Moderator: Yishai Fraenkel – Vice President and Director General of the Hebrew University and former General Manager of the Intel Jerusalem site
Investors (to be confirmed):
2. 10:15 am-11:30 am
Women in the Israeli High-Tech Industry
Meet female graduates of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, innovators in the field of technology in the Startup Nation. They will emphasize the importance of the Hebrew University in their professional development as they share their initiatives.
Moderator: Sophie Shulman – co-author of the book “the Israeli mind- story of the Israeli Innovation” : editor of the Capital Market Section of Calcalist. Immigrated from St. Petersburg at the age of 14, served with Unit 8200, and holds an MBA and degree in International Relations from the Hebrew University.
- Liron Azrielant General Partner at Meron Capital
- Mirit Kagarlitsky CEO at Wenspire
- Sarah Levy, CTO at Sight Diagnostics
- Hamutal Meridor, Head of Palantir Israel
3. 11:45 am – 1 pm
Be the Investor; Using a custom created app, Nexus Israel participants will have $100,000 invest in Hebrew University (or alumni)-created companies who will present themselves. Companies win based on total investments, number of people investing etc.
Traditional Shabbat Dinner with Hebrew University’s own young researchers hailing from high tech fields
Saturday - June 15, 2019
9:00 am Depart from the King David Hotel
9:45 am Stop along the Israel National Trail in the middle of the Elah Valley, between Tel Azekah, Tel Soho and Tel Qayefa, in the area which is traditionally associated with the battle between David and Goliath.
- Board jeeps and ascend to the top of Khirbet Qeiyafa.
10:30 am Visit Khirbet Qeiyafa, with its First Temple period remains, which has been associated with the Biblical city of Shaarayim. Khirbet Qeiyafa was excavated by a Hebrew University archaeological expedition led by Prof. Yosef Garfinkel of the Archaeology Department, who will lead a guided visit through the site, exploring both the unique remains and finds as well as the archaeological and historical significance of finding a Biblical city, which could actually define the size of the Davidic Kingdom.
- Special opportunity to view 3D presentations of the ruined city.
12:00 pm Descend from Khirbet Qeiyafa by jeep.
12:30 pm Drive through the Judean Lowlands to one of the leading wineries in the area for a visit through their vineyards including wine tasting, followed by lunch. The visit will include a conversation with the owner of the boutique winery and a conversation with a member of the Robert H. Smith Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Environment .
Closing cocktail of the Nexus Israel Innovation Forum