Helmholtz Innovation Summit
Tel Aviv


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| 18.07.23 |

08:30 - 14:00

About the

In cooperation with the Israel Innovation Authority, the Helmholtz Innovation Summit in Tel Aviv aims at encouraging the bilateral dialogue and concrete collaborations between German academia, the industrial sector and the Israeli innovation ecosystem.

2023 Agenda_

Moderator of the Summit: Nurit Ben

8:30 - 9:00

Registration & Get Together

9:00 - 9:15

Opening Notes
Prof. Otmar D. Wiestler, President Helmholtz Association 
Bettina Stark-Watzinger, German Federal Minister of Research and Education
Prof. Ariel Porat, President Tel Aviv University

9:15 - 10:10

Fireside Chat “Enabling Sustainable Innovation with Government  Collaboration” moderated by Nurit Ben
Bettina Stark-Watzinger, German Federal Minister of Research and Education
Prof. Otmar D. Wiestler, President Helmholtz Association
Dr. Ami Applebaum, Chairman Israel Innovation Authority

10:10 – 10:30

Meet The Innovators:

10:30 – 11:00

Coffee Break & Networking

11:00 – 11:20

Meet The Innovators:

11:20 – 11:50

Fireside Chat “Unleashing Sustainable Innovation & Commercial  Collaboration” moderated by Nurit Ben.
Prof. Holger Hanselka, President Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
Alon Segal, Managing Director Deutsche Telekom Israel

11:50 – 12:10

Meet The Innovators: 

12:10 – 12:50

Panel “The Future of Smart Climate and Water Tech” moderated by Neta Gruber-Perry, Director Europe Desk, Israel Innovation Authority
Dr. Sonya Calnan, Work Package Leader CARE-O-SENE, Helmholtz  Center Berlin 
“Transforming Aviation with Sustainable Kerosine” 
Dr. Clive Lipchin, CEO Laguna Innovation, Arava Institute for Environmental Studies 
“Decentralized Wastewater Treatment and Reuse for Off Grid Communities as a Means to Building Cimate Change Resilience” 
Prof. Ulrich Schurr, Director, Research Center Jülich Innovative Strategies for Crop Improvement and Sustainable Bioeconomy”

12:05 – 12:55

Paneldiscussion “The Future of Smart Climate and Water Tech”

12:50 – 13:00

Closing Notes

13:00 – 14:00

Lunch & Networking


The EcoBuilding – the home of the Department of Environmental Studies at the Porter School of the Environment and Earth Sciences, was designed to be Israel’s first LEED Platinum certified building. Incorporating advanced environmental technologies for energy and water efficiency, it has been the first green building. Named after the prominent feature of its southern façade, the Building is situated on the eastern end of the campus, just south of the Zoological Garden, and close to the major university entrance from the Ayalon Highway.

Auditorium, Porter School of the Environment and Earth Sciences Building, Tel Aviv University.


As Germany’s largest Research Organsation in Germany, the activities of Helmholtz focus on securing the long-term foundations of human life and on creating the technological basis for a competitive economy. Funded by the Federal Ministry of Research and Education, Helmholtz represents 18 major research centers across Germany, a High-Performance Infrastructure as well as top-notch Research Management.

The Helmholtz Office, based in Tel Aviv, is the official representation of Helmholtz in Israel and serves as a first point of contact for existing and future partners in research, innovation, business, and politics, advising both Helmholtz representatives and Israeli stakeholders on bilateral cooperation opportunities as well as promoting knowledge & technology transfer initiatives across all R&I sectors.

Helmholtz Israel Office Team


Andrea Frahm


Efrat Haba

Event Manager
Carolin Bischop

Carolin Bischop

Project Manager

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