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Wharton Club of Israel- BIRD – Boosting US/Israel Innovation with non-dilutive funding
February 8, 2022
Dr. Eitan Yudilevich, Executive Director of BIRD foundation will explain how they promote cooperation in innovation between U.S. and Israeli companies, among the rest by providing non-dilutive funding
About the event
The Israel-U.S. Binational Industrial Research and Development (BIRD) Foundation was established more than 40 years ago by the two governments, as a catalyst to promote U.S.-Israel cooperation in innovation between U.S. and Israeli companies, providing non-dilutive funding. The Foundation was critical in the growth of the Israeli hi-tech sector. Today, BIRD supports relatively high risk joint projects in diverse sectors, such as agrotech, medical devices, energy, transportation, water, homeland security, etc., and also emerging sectors, such as construction tech.
In addition to presenting what BIRD does and how it works, a discussion will be held on the importance of government support to R&D and innovation, and on the value of cross-border collaboration.