3rd European Forum for Innovation 2012
Lowering Barriers to Innovation: A Contribution from the "Start-Up Nation”
December 4 - 6, 2012,  Dan Panorama Hotel, Tel Aviv, Israel

 

EAI’s Inno-Summit offers unsurpassed opportunities to meet, present, learn and cooperate to make
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First Day - Innovation Strategy and Vision

Morning Program

09.00 - 09.15
Israel Hall
WELCOME MESSAGE
  • Eliezer Dekel — STSM, Chief Architect, Distributed Systems Haifa Research Lab
09.15 - 10.50
Israel Hall
PLENARY SESSION
  • Zvi Eckstein — Former Deputy Governor of the Bank of Israel
  • Marcel Shaton — General Manager, ISERD – The Israel-Europe R&D Directorate
10.50 - 11.20
coffee break
11.20 - 13.00
Israel Hall
PLENARY SESSION
  • Alan Hartman — Senior Researcher, IBM Haifa Research Lab
  • Gui Vanhecke — Lt General Avi (ret), Past Air Chief Belgian Air Force, past Dean of NATO Air Chiefs
13.00 - 14.00
Lunch break
14.00 - 14.10
Israel Hall
14.00 - 15.45
Israel Hall
14.10 - 15.25
Israel Hall
EAI Leaders Panel 1: MARKET TRENDS AND SOCIETY IMPACT
  • Daniel M. Yellin — IBM Distinguished Engineer Director, IBM Mobile Platform Development and Israel Software Lab
  • Uri Goldberg — Managing partner of U-associates, a management consulting firm
  • Yossi Malka — Founder, Lilac-P, former Director of Data Quality and Master Data Management R&D at Microsoft labs in Israel (ILDC)

Innovation is needed in order to ensure sustainable growth and quality of life for the future generations. Understanding the Market Trends is a critical step for successful innovation. This panel is a forum for exchanging experiences on the impact of innovation on society and discussing how the current ICT revolution can provide long term benefits to society.

Afternoon Program - Parallel Sessions

15.25 - 15.35
Israel Hall
15.35 - 16.15
Israel Hall
  • Eli Opper - Panel Chair — Strategic Advisor, Former Chief Scientist, Israeli Ministry of Industry, Trade and Labor
  • Gilead Fortuna — Senior Research Fellow Head of the center for Industrial Excellence Samuel Neaman Institute for national policy research
  • Giora Shaked — CEO of RDC – Rafael Development Corporation
  • Oded Shmueli — Executive VP for Research, Technion - Israel Institute of Technology

Effective Innovation policy, strategy and leadership are crucial to chart the correct course of the future. Through its grassroots Innovation Program EAI is able to draw on ideas from  many influential decision makers at all levels.  EAI is the only community that allows the ideas of individuals to be amplified through its community, and present it through effective forms of its strategic and advisory committees.

16.15 - 18.00
Israel Hall
16.30 - 18.00
Israel Hall
  • Moshe Levin — Managing General Partner, DFJ TelAviv Ventures
  • Ran Giladi — Professor at Ben Gurion University and Venture Partner at DFJ Tel Aviv
  • Yifat Oron — Managing Partner, Vertex Venture Capital

 

Innovation Academy  Awards

Innovation Leadership Medal.


Second Day - Corporate and Business Activities

Morning Program

09.00 - 10.50
Israel Hall
PLENARY SESSION
  • Anita Leviant — President, Israel-Britain Chamber of Commerce
  • Gabriel Tal — Director, IBM ISV & Developer Relations - IBM Software Group, IBM Europe online
  • Haick Hossam — Professor in Chemical Engineering and Nanotechnology
  • Yanki Margalit — Social Entrepreneur, Inventor, Ex CEO & Founder, Aladdin
09.00 - 10.15
Israel Hall
10.50 - 11.20
Coffee break
11.20 - 13.00
Israel Hall
PLENARY SESSION
  • Miriam Erez — Professor of Management and Economics at Israel Institute of Technology
13.00 - 14.00
Lunch break
14.00 - 15.15
Israel Hall

Innovation is driven by quality applied research in areas with high economic and growth potential, the results of which must then be enhanced by tools which support successful technology transfer. From analysis, to recommendations and systems support, the EAI innovation community is equipped to drive forward the research and technology transfer necessary to exploit ICT potential in the most promising sectors of society.

Afternoon Program

15.15 - 16.30
Israel Hall
  • Iris Ginzburg - Panel Chair — Program Director, MBA for Management of Technology,  Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Recanati Business School, Tel Aviv University
  • Benny Zeevie — Dr. Benny Zeevi, Managing General Partner DFJ Tel Aviv Venture Partners, Co – Chairperson of Israel Advanced Technology Industries
  • Harry Yuklea — Assistant Professor, Bronica Center for Entrepreneurship Technion, Israel Institute of Technology

The education segment is designed to support the development of a skilled workforce that is equipped to address emerging challenges of society. Education and training need to be re-designed so that new generation of skilled workforce will promote innovation, creativity and entrepreneurial spirit.

16.30 - 16.45
Coffee break
16.45 - 18.00
Israel Hall
VENTURE CAPITAL PANEL: THE VENTURE ROAD MAP - WHAT STARTUPS NEED TO KNOW TO ATTRACT NEXT STAGE INVESTMENT FOR GROWTH
  • Eyal Niv — Managing Director, Giza Venture Capital
  • Roi Carthy — Managing Partner, Initial Capital
  • Yahal Zilca — Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Magma Venture Partners

 

Innovation Academy Awards

  • Outstanding Future Start-Up Award 
  • Outstanding SME Innovation Award

Third Day - Research and Engineering

Morning Program

09.00 - 10.50
Israel Hall
PLENARY SESSION
  • Ehud Gazit — Chief Scientist (at MOST), Chair of Nano-Biology (at TAU), former VP-R&D (at TAU)
  • Ran Giladi — Professor at Ben Gurion University and Venture Partner at DFJ Tel Aviv
10.50 - 11.20
Coffee break
11.20 - 13.00
Israel Hall
PLENARY SESSION
13.00 - 14.00
Lunch break
14.00 - 15.15
Israel Hall
  • Elisheva Yakobovich - Panel Chair — Private Investor and Consultant, formerly General Partner at Vertex Venture Capital, formerly Head of research and Private Equity at Gmulot Provident Funds’ Management Company (subsidiary of Bank hapoalim)
  • Dan Marom — Co-Author of "The Crowdfunding Revolution"
  • Igal Rotem — Executive Credorax Chairman of the Board of Directors

Getting an idea to the market requires funding, know how, partnering and outreach. By the same token, identifying the potential market successes of SMEs, the key drivers of most world economies, is an essential process for established firms and government agencies in search of winning solutions to support or invest in. EAI is facilitating the matching process needed through presentation of the SME, exhibit of its Prototype and SME’s business plan.

Afternoon Program

15.15 - 16.30
Israel Hall
  • Gady Golan — President of the Holon Inst. of Technology

A meeting of Ideas and Demos presented as Abstracts and covering all aspects of the thematic areas of the summit are selected by community and presented in parallel sessions. 

Innovation Academy Awards

Outstanding Young Innovator Award

Please Note: Some changes in the programme may occur prior to November 25th 2012, due to changes in speaker availability.

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