Monday, 4 June 2012

Moving to a New Domain

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Friday, 1 June 2012

Report: The UK delegation to ILSI-BioMed 2012

In its 11th annual conference this year, ILSI-BioMed is considered the leading international conference covering the fast-growing field of innovation in the biomedical, health care and life sciences industries, where industry and academia join hands to learn about the latest and future developments, explore opportunities for new business ventures, meet up with old colleagues and make new contacts.

As in previous years, the Trade & Economic Office at the Embassy of Israel, London, coordinated a delegation of companies and individuals from the life sciences spectrum in UK and Ireland to attend Biomed and additionally benefit from tailored activities outside the conference.

This year we were pleased to have had 9 delegates from 8 companies and institutions, including the Welsh Government, joining our delegation. In addition to the large selection of seminars, networking events and one-on-one meetings offered by BioMed, our delegates enjoyed other activities specially planned for them: they met for an informal dinner with delegates from Italy and Germany prior to the conference, met Israeli companies which we had identified in advance as relevant to them and ended their stay in Israel in a unique tour to explore Israel’s innovative character through its leading research institution and two fascinating Israeli companies, renowned for their innovative technologies in the pharma and diagnostics fields.

Our delegates, some of which had exhibited in BioMed this year and had their own stands, found the conference very successful and enjoyed the delegation’s activities as well. With feedback from the meetings we had arranged between UK and Israeli companies have been very fruitful, we are expecting further follow-ups up quite soon. We are delighted to have been involved in organising another successful delegation and to increase the exposure to the Israeli life sciences arena through ILSI-BioMed.  We very much hope that the delegation would help to further develop the meaningful corporation between the UK and Israel that already exists in this field.


Thursday, 31 May 2012

Report: Med-Invest

On Thursday 24 May, the Trade & Economic Office at the Embassy of Israel, together with DS Solomon Group and Nabarro LLP, organised a unique investment event.

Med-Invest, the first event of its kind, showcased both Israeli and UK companies, side by side, each of whom were looking for early sage investment in the area of medical devices. This event was unique in that it represented the first truly bilateral event, shining a spotlight on both the British and Israeli medical-innovation industries.

It is a widely-known fact that both Israel and the UK are world leaders in the area of medical innovations, with their respective industries being able to boast a wide range of cutting edge and innovative products. Med-Invest was no different: the companies on display were as diverse and varied as the industries.

In total, ten companies pitched their products to a room full of more than 70 potential investors and key decision makers, with innovations ranging from special tooth implants to revolutionary infant baby food supplements on display.

Each company delivered a short presentation on their product, the challenges that they had overcome and the investment that they were looking for. After the presentations, the companies had a chance to network with the audience over wine and canap├ęs.

The event itself was very well received, and the companies delivered first-class presentations. Med-Invest had clearly created a tremendous amount of energy on the evening as the feedback from the guests were most positive, with many guests praising the innovations on display as being truly remarkable. We are delighted to have been involved in the organizing of this event, which has helped to further develop the meaningful corporation between the UK and Israel that already exists in this field.


Thursday, 24 May 2012

Innovate Israel 2012 welcomes Tech City




~  Discounted Afternoon Ticket for UK Start-Up Community ~


On Tuesday 26 June 2012, over 250 senior decision makers from the UK’s web, mobile and digital media industries will be meeting with Israeli counterparts and other innovative Israeli entrepreneurs & businesses, at Innovate Israel 2012.

Anticipated to be Europe’s premier Israel-focused web, mobile and digital media conference, there is genuine excitement surrounding Innovate Israel 2012, as it is a rare occasion that so many of the UK’s tech and business leaders will be in one place, altogether.

However, Innovate Israel 2012 will not only shine a spotlight on the exceptional level of Israeli innovation. This conference will also provide a platform for partnering the technological brilliance of Israel, with the UK’s strategic positioning and expertise in building large, successful companies.

With the potential for growth and partnership in mind, Innovate Israel 2012 is delighted to offer the UK’s high tech community a unique chance to create real business opportunities, exchange ideas and share knowledge with their peers from Israel.

To facilitate this meeting of minds, Innovate Israel 2012 is offering an afternoon pass, exclusively for UK start-ups, that offers entry to the conference between 1:30pm and 5pm, where these companies can hear the keynote address, attend the sessions and take advantage of the networking opportunities available.

The cost of this heavily discounted pass is only £25 + VAT (the cost for the full day pass is £360 +VAT). For more information on the ‘start-up’ pass or to find out more about the Innovate Israel 2012 conference programme, please contact info@innovateisrael.co.uk .

Wednesday, 23 May 2012

Countdown to Innovate Israel 2012



The countdown is now truly underway, with just over a month to go before the doors to Innovate Israel 2012 open, on Tuesday 26 June 2012.

Over 250 senior decision makers from the worlds of web, mobile and digital media, in the UK and Europe, will be meeting with Israeli counterparts and other innovative Israeli entrepreneurs & businesses. Quite simply, Innovate Israel 2012 will be Europe’s premier Israel-focused web, mobile and digital media conference.

Taking place in a prestigious Central London venue, Innovate Israel 2012 will be co-chaired by prominent internet entrepreneurs Marc Worth and Yossi Vardi, and is being organised by UK Israel Business in partnership with the Embassy of Israel in London and the Israel Export Institute. Innovate Israel 2012 is also being supported by the British Embassy in Tel Aviv, UKTI and several Israeli trade associations.

Innovate Israel 2012 will provide a platform for partnering the technological brilliance of Israel, with the UK’s strategic positioning and expertise in building large, successful companies. The inception for Innovate Israel 2012 comes on the back of the UK Government’s White Paper, released in February 2011, which named Israel as a key strategic partner for the UK in the fields of high-tech and science.

Through a variety of platforms, including plenary sessions, fireside discussions, round tables and 1-2-1 meetings, Innovate Israel 2012 will connect over 50 Israeli growth stage companies with counterparts, investors and key decision makers from the UK, enabling them to exchange ideas, share knowledge and create business partnerships.

Noah Shani, the Minister for Trade and Economic Affairs at the Embassy of Israel in London commented that “There is an untold amount of potential at Innovate Israel 2012. This landmark event will not only shine a spotlight on the exceptional level of Israeli innovation, but through initiating dialogue between these business leaders, it will be creating opportunities for real growth and partnership.”

The Chief Executive of UK Israel Business, Daniel Seal, also noted that “There is a great deal of excitement growing around Innovate Israel 2012, and rightly so. This conference, the biggest UK-Israel business event of its kind, will spearhead dialogue between British and Israeli business leaders to new levels, with renewed focus and drive.”

You can keep up-to-date with all the news and announcements from Innovate Israel 2012 by following our Twitter account: @innovateisrael or by following #innovateisrael .

To find out more or to register for a place at Innovate Israel 2012, visit www.innovateisrael.co.uk .

For all press and media enquiries, please contact Daniel Sherman on press@innovateisrael.co.uk or 020 7957 9675.

For all other Innovate Israel 2012 enquiries, please email info@innovateisrael.co.uk .


~ REGISTRATION NOW OPEN: www.innovateisrael.co.uk ~

INNOVATE ISRAEL 2012
one day. infinite possibilities.


Thursday, 3 May 2012

Working Lunch Club

‘The Working Lunch Club’ has been established to fulfil a crucial gap in the UK ISRAEL BUSINESS agenda. It provides a unique opportunity for a small group of small and medium sized enterprises to come together, once a month, for an interesting and informative ‘Master Class’ session with industry leaders. The aim of ‘The Working Lunch Club’ is to provide a springboard for these companies to explore new business opportunities, exchange new ideas, and gain practical business insights from leading figures and decision makers.

The series has thus far included 3 events with Marc Worth, Chairman Stylus, Gilad Novik, CTO Horizon Ventures and David Hughes, and with an equally exciting agenda existing for the remainder of the year and a growing subscription the club is going from strength to strength.

For further information please contact Shirly Lustik: shirly.lustik@ukisraelbusiness.co.uk

What is ‘The Working Lunch Club’?
  • ‘The Working Lunch Club’ begins with a light lunch and networking with other members. This is followed by a 30 minute master class from a leading business figure followed by a Q&A with the speakers. 
  • Designed to fit in with busy time schedules, ‘The Working Lunch Club’ will take place once a month and feature ten varied and exciting sessions.
What is the added value for you?
  • ‘The Working Lunch Club’ provides members with the knowledge and access necessary to grow their business. 
  • We deliver networking opportunities for small and medium sized enterprises and have specifically tailored our events to suit the needs of busy business owners.  
  • ‘The Working Lunch Club’ offers an exclusive and unique opportunity to meet likeminded entrepreneurs with whom you can exchange ideas, create partnerships and grow you business. 
  • It also offers a unique platform for companies to come together and gain first-hand knowledge and advice from business leaders and entrepreneurs with comprehensive experience. 
  • After the event, members will receive a post-event pack which will include an event summary highlighting key points of interest raised during the discussion as well as other relevant information 
  • Members of ‘The Working Lunch Club’ will gain priority access to UK ISRAEL BUSINESS’s prestigious calendar of events (subject to availability). UK ISRAEL BUSINESS routinely hosts high profile events with first class speakers from a broad spectrum of industry sectors. 


Tuesday, 24 April 2012

Innovate Israel, London - 26 June 2012

UPDATE:  More information to be announced on Wednesday 23 May 2012

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Today we are pleased to announce the opening of registration for Innovate Israel.  Innovate Israel Technology Conference is being organised by UK Israel Business, the Trade & Economic Office at the Embassy of Israel, Yossi Vardi and a number of other tech entrepreneurs and partners in London on 26 June 2012.

The conference comes on the back of the UK Government’s recent White Paper released in February 2011, ‘Trade and Investment for Growth’, which named Israel as a key strategic partner for the UK in the technology sector. As such, the Israeli Ambassador to the UK, and the British Ambassador to Israel are giving their full support, and are finalising arrangements for several senior government ministers to be in attendance.

This exciting initiative will be the first time an event of this scale and magnitude has been organised between the UK and Israel. To this end, Innovate Israel aims to partner the technological brilliance of Israel, with the UK’s expertise in building large, successful technology companies. Israeli companies interested in potential joint ventures, corporate and business development and access to capital, will have a first-hand opportunity to network with major British and European firms who are keen to uncover opportunities in the latest technological advancements coming out of Israel.

The conference itself has three core areas of focus, web, mobile and digital content. Participants will have the opportunity to engage across a variety of platforms including fireside discussions, roundtables and plenary sessions, and the opportunity for 1-2-1 meetings. We anticipate the conference will attract an audience of 250 senior decision makers from the UK. In addition, the visiting Israeli delegation, organised by the Israel Export Institute and headed by Yossi Vardi, will comprise of  50 exciting growth stage companies.

For more information and registration, visit www.innovateisrael.co.uk.