1. December 2019 @ 8:00 – 5. December 2019 @ 20:00

Delegation Trip to Israel: “Quo Vadis Automotive Industry?”


Israel Innovation Institute: “Never before in history has innovation offered promise of so much to so many in so short a time.” Transforming Innovation to Serve Society – The Israel Innovation Institute is a non-profit “think and do tank” bringing innovative technology and knowledge into real-world settings. The Institute enables and manages the development, testing, and the demonstration of scalable, innovative solutions to global challenges—indispensable fields such as Healthcare, Education and Transportation. Collaborating in workplaces, such as schools and health facilities, the Institute and its partners are fuelling holistic and sustainable change to deliver the highest quality of life in Israel and worldwide.

Part of the Israeli Innovation Institute is also EcoMotion. EcoMotion is a dynamic community with over 600 start-ups (constantly growing) and 8,000 members in the Smart Transportation sector. Their mission is to support the growth of the Israeli Smart Transportation sector and enhance the implementation of innovation in their field, while simultaneously, positioning Israel as a global innovation center for Smart Transportation. EcoMotion has an extensive innovation toolkit to support public and private sector organizations in the implementation of innovation, such as Challenge Competitions, Adaptathons, Networking Events and more. EcoMotion was also the organizer of EcoMotion 2019 week with 4,000 participants, 130 startups exhibitions (including many from the global community), leading industry players.

Orlie Dahan (https://www.linkedin.com/in/orliesoldahan/) will explain the work of EcoMotion and introduce start-up pitches.

Meeting with Start-Up Nation Central. Start-Up Nation Central is an independent non-profit that builds bridges for Israeli innovation. They currently focus on the Digital Health, AgriFoodtech and Industry 4.0 sectors, exposing them to global audiences, helping them develop practical tools, attracting investors, and establishing and nurturing tech communities to increase collaboration, knowledge-sharing, and skill expansion. We will focus on Industry 4.0 and robotics.

Start-Up Nation Central will also organize a day for us. Focus Industry 4.0 (I4). Parts of this program includes an Innovation Ecosystem Talk, an I4 Sector Talk, an I4 Ecosystem Event where delegation members can reverse-pitch. In addition, we will also have start-up pitches (www.israelindustry40.com).

  • VCs in Israel

One day is fully dedicated to visit Israeli VCs investing in start-ups. We will see presentations of the VCs strategies and have pitches of their portfolio companies. Visits of the following VCs are planned: www.drivetlv.com , www.maniv.com , www.ourcrowd.com , www.i3equity.com , www.iangels.com , www.grovevc.com , www.drivetlv.com

  • One day in Jerusalem (including some cultural sightseeing)

Hebrew University Visit of the ‘The School of Computer Science & Engineering’ (https://www.cs.huji.ac.il/about/background)

Computer Science was first established as a graduate program at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem in 1969, and was later extended to include undergraduate education in 1980. These programs were a part of the famous Institute of Mathematics of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. The Institute of Computer Science was inaugurated as an independent in school in 1992.

The Computer Science Institute has a strong international reputation. The school is Hebrew University’s fastest-growing program, The School of Computer Science and Engineering plays a major role in helping Israel maintain its edge as Start-Up Nation. The School’s excellence stems from its dual commitments to world-class research in a very wide variety of areas in tandem with educating an elite, motivated corps of independent researchers who will lead the high-tech industries of the future.

Discussion with Members of the Knesset. T.b.c.

“You in Germany have a perfect production and process know-how. You are able to produce high quality products at competitive prices. We in Israel have countless good ideas but little process and production know-how to produce these ideas. Why don’t we see more co-operation between German Companies and Israeli Ideas?” Jon Medved, Founder of OurCrowd.

OurCrowd was started in 2013, driven by the idea that the business of building startups grows bigger and better when the global ‘crowd’ gains access to VC-level investment opportunities.

Today, OurCrowd is a leading equity crowdfunding platform for investing in global startups, led by serial entrepreneur Jon Medved and run by a team of seasoned investment professionals. Offering unprecedented access to startup investing, individual investors through OurCrowd are fueling innovations that change the way people work, travel, shop, heal, and conduct business. OurCrowd investors participate in these opportunities alongside VCs and institutional co-investors, at the same terms.

Siemens Dynamo is an open innovation program launched in Tel-Aviv in 2018. the program’s goal is to serve as a commercialization vehicle for start-up companies with Siemens and with Siemens’ customers and partners.

Dynamo integrates innovative companies into the global ecosystem of Siemens Digital Industries. This includes matching to the relevant business unit(s) within Siemens and setting-up a working plan to achieve mutual success.

We will have a by the delegation members preselected group of start-up pitching.


As always, we will integrate culinary and cultural highlights of Israel in the program! At dinners local entrepreneurs will be present an discuss with the delegation. Our Hotel will be one of the best rated Hotels in TLV.


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