The Israel economy is centered around a constantly evolving market that has managed to
build a successful pathway towards development by establishing a winning collaboration
between the industrial sector, universities and government institutions.
Today Israel is one of the countries where the world’s most advanced technology is created, tested and applied to a full range of innovative sectors, including the fields of biomedicine and biotechnology, robotics, IT security and telecommunications.
This success has been made possible by policies focused on enhancing human capital, together with massive investments in research and development, all of which has given rise to a strong core of innovative enterprises.
Thanks to these distinctive characteristics, the Israeli economy represents a market that oﬀers enormous potential for integration with the Italian economy, in light of Italy’s solid industrial structure and manufacturing tradition.
9:15 Greetings from the authorities and opening of the proceedings Natalino Gigante – President of the Chamber of commerce of Ravenna
Davide Ranalli – Mayor of the Town of Lugo
Viviana Ciani – President of the Italian-Israeli Association of Romagna
Moderator: Giacomo Melandri – President of LugoNextLab
9:45 Introductory remarks: Realty and prospects for the Future of Italian-Israeli Collaboration
Natalie Gutman Chen - Minister, Head of the Bureau of Business and Investments of the Israeli Embassy in Italy
10:40 Roundtable – Business and Industrial Partnerships: work in progress and potential
Franco Fogacci - Hera SpA, Innovaitve Solutions for the management of water services: collaboration with Israel
Shaul Whertman - Galitalia, Practcal Suggestons on How to Approach the Israeli Market
Angelo Benedet - Unitec SpA, Bilateral Partnerships for Operating in Global Markets
Daniel Rozenek - Tekapp Srl, Israel, a Start-Up Nation. Understanding and Working with Israeli High-Tech Companies on the Italian Market
11:40 Roundtable: Research and Development: work in progress and potential opportunities
Marina Silverii - ASTER Bologna, The Emilia-Romagna Ecosystem of Innovation and Opening-up to the Internatonal Level
Aldo Tomasi - TPM of Mirandola, The Biomedical Sector in Mirandola and Research Actvites
Carlo Ventura - SWITH Fondazione Sansavini Lugo, Research and Therapeutic Applications in Regenerative Medicine from Stem Cells
Svi Ben Elya - Startup Village Yokneam, Israel, An alternative ecosystem for High-Tech StartUps
Discussion and questions
1:00 pm Conclusions: Alessandro Curt – President of the SIDI Eurosportello Special Agency
followed by a networking lunch – individual encounters with the speakers