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Accelerating Arizona-Israel Homeland Security Partnership

March 16, 2022

The webinar is postponed
The new date will be announced on the events page


The Arizona Commerce Authority and the BIRD Foundation invite you to a webinar
that will discuss funding opportunities for joint innovative Arizona-Israel R&D homeland security projects.
The webinar will focus on ways and methods to create Arizona‐Israel strategic partnerships in the
homeland security sectorthrough the BIRD Foundation and share the experiences of past BIRD grantees.


Moderator: Mr. David Yaari, Director General, Arizona-Israel Trade & Investment Office

Opening and welcome remarks:
Kevin O’Shea, Senior Vice President, International Trade, Arizona Commerce Authority
Hillel Newman, Consul General, Consulate of Israel, Southwestern United States
Mara Pernick, CEO, Arizona Israel Technology Alliance

DHS S&T Mission and Research Opportunities:
Megan Mahle, Director of Industry Partnerships, Office of Innovation and Collaboration, Science & Technology Directorate, Department of Homeland Security

The BIRD HLS program as a vehicle for technological collaboration and non-dilutive funding:
Tal Kelem, Director of Business Development, Director of the BIRD HLS program, BIRD Foundation

Discussion with BIRD HLS grantees
Yoni Gershony, Project Manager, ELTA
Lee Sanders, President, TLC




March 16, 2022