Called "Israel's Silicon Valley campire" by PC Magazine, The Israel Innovation Summit is returning, following its overwhelming success last year. This inspiring, international gathering, brings together academia and industry, multi- nationals and start-ups, emerging companies and venture capitalists.
The Second Israel Innovation Summit offers a look into the future on selected High-Tech and Life Sciences topics and will take place at the Israel-Haifa International Convention Center on March 21-22, 2007.
Meet and hear top-tier experts from the world and Israeli innovators.
Explore the best of Israeli innovation in 10 key fields of Entertainment, Homeland Security, Cleanteach, Information Security, Storage & Data Mining, Photonics, Neurosciences, Cardiovascular Diagnostics, Immunotherapy & Cancer and Rehabilitation & Orthopedics.
Evaluate promising Israeli technological ventures from startup and emerging companies. Over 180 breakthrough technologies of start-ups, emerging companies and academic projects will be introduced in oral and poster presentations during this two-day exciting event.
Each year, the Israel Innovation Summit honors one organization donating to the community and education that is supported by the advanced technology industries. The 2007 Innovation Summit Community Sponsor is the Israel Venture Network (IVN), a venture philanthropy network of high-tech entrepreneurs and business executives from Israel and the US. IVN focuses on scalable, systemic solutions for the social, educational and employment crises that jeopardize the ability of Israel's next generation to succeed in the 21st century. Summit organizers explained that they chose IVN because, "This year, especially, the support of this organization to the community and education system of Northern Israel should be a symbol for many."
We are pleased to share the news that the Posen Foundation has recently published an encyclopedia entitled, "New Jewish Time: Jewish Culture in the Era of Secularism." The encyclopedia will be launched at two receptions - one in Jerusalem on Thursday, May 3rd and one in Tel Aviv on Tuesday, May 8th. Download the invitations for more details.Download Posen_INV1telaviv.pdfDownload Posen_INV2jerusalem.pdf
Congratulations to IVN Voting Member Felix Posen for this accomplishment.
We are pleased to share with you the very positive news that the Prime Minister, Ehud Olmert and the Minister of Education, Professor Yuli Tamir, officially announced the establishment of the Institute for School Leadership (ISL) on April 1st. The ISL will promote the concept of the school principal as an educational leader, skilled in advanced management methods, who leads the educational work in his/her school and strives to fulfill the school's vision, values and goals, making optimal use of resources and focusing them on education, teaching and learning. ISL is the result of joint efforts of the Ministry of Education, Yad HaNadiv and the Israel Venture Network and is the culmination of over three years of planning and negotiations. Both the Prime Minister and Minister Yuli Tamir expressed their thanks and appreciation to IVN for initiating the concept of the ISL and supporting its operation. IVN believes ISL will create a sustainable, systemic change in the way schools are managed and it incorporates many of the lessons learned in IVN's principal training course, developed also in partnership with Yad HaNadiv and Check Point Technologies.