Capitalizing on Global R&D Collaboration




Capitalizing on Global R&D Collaboration

Wednesday, December 17, 2014
8:30 AM - 1:00 PM
49th Floor, Azrieli Center, Round Building, Tel Aviv

8:30 AM - 9:30 AM

Registration and light breakfast

9:30 AM - 9:40 AM


Dr. Eitan Yudilevich, Executive Director, BIRD Foundation

9:40 AM - 10:00 AM


Mr. Naftali Bennett, Israel Minister of Economy

Ambassador Dan Shapiro, U.S. Ambassador to Israel

Dr. Jonathan Margolis, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Science, Space and Health, State Department

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Multinational R&D Companies

Opportunities and Hurdles

Moderator: Mr. Eytan Avriel, Founder and Managing Editor, TheMarker

Dr. Orna Berry, 
Corporate Vice President Growth and Innovation, EMC

Mr. Ajoy Mallik, Head of the Global Venture Capital and Startup Ecosystem, Cognizant

Dr. Oded Meirav, Manager, Israel Technology Center, GE Global Research

Mr. Guido Pardo Roques, President & CEO, Philips Israel

Mr. Dan Shimoff, VP R&D, General Manager, McGraw-Hill Education,Israel

11:00 AM - 11:15 AM

Coffee Break

11:15 AM - 11:45 AM

BIRD Foundation Co-Chairmen's Dialog

A dialog discussing the innovation ecosystem and public investment in R&D

Moderator: Mr. Marc Stanley, Advisor to the Board of Governors, BIRD Foundation

Mr. Avi Hasson, 
Chief Scientist, Israel Ministry of Economy

Dr. Phillip Singerman, Associate Director for Innovation and Industry Services, U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

11:45 AM - 12:20 PM

Presentation of BIRD’s Grantees

Moderator: Ms. Limor Nakar-Vincent, Director, U.S. Business Development & BIRD Energy, BIRD Foundation

Mr. Ido Hadari, CEO, Treato

Mr. Ofer Haviv, CEO, Evogene
Mr. Shahar Levi, VP Business Development, Nortec

Mr. Sagie Tsadka, Co-Founder and CEO, Pentalum

12:20 PM - 12:45 PM

Keynote Speaker

Mr. David "Dadi" Perlmutter, Former Executive Vice President & Chief Product Officer, Intel Corporation

12:45 PM - 1:00 PM



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In the current global economy, both young and established companies must launch international collaborations in order to implement innovations and bring them to market.  This half-day seminar, organized by the BIRD Foundation, will focus on ways and methods to create global partnerships and share the experiences of Israeli and multinational companies who are active in creating these partnerships.


Registration is free, but space is limited

This program is subject to changes

For further information, please contact, Tel: 03-6988300




Date 17/12/2014 08:30 13:00
Location 49th Floor, Azrieli Center, Round Building, Tel Aviv
Organizer BIRD Foundation
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