Next Generation Innovation

March 28th, 2012

You are cordially invited to attend a day of discussion regarding:

Next Generation Innovation
Tuesday, 3 April 2012, 09:00-15:30, Bar-Shira Auditorium, Tel-Aviv University

08:45 – 09:00 Gathering
09:00 – 09:45 Opening Session
Chair: Prof. Aron Shai, Rector, Tel-Aviv University
Innovation for Survival
Yanki Margalit, Ex-founder and CEO Aladdin, Chairman Space-IL

On Innovation, Ingenuity and in between
Dr. Shlomo Markel, Vice-President, Broadcom Corporation
09:45 – 11:15 Second Session:

Environmental Catalysts for Innovation
Chair: Leonid Bakman, PhD, Founder & Executive Director ISTIPI
Innovation Catalysts in the IDF
RADM Ophir Shoham, Director of Defense, R&D

A State in Transformation
Orna Berry, Ph.D., Corporate Vice President and General Manager for Israel Center of Excellence, EMC Corporation

Innovating Innovation!
Dov Moran, Manager, Entrepreneur, Inventor

The innovation Engine
Nir Tenzer - VP, Business Development & Platform Strategy Division Lead, Microsoft Israel

11:15 – 11:30 Recess

11:30 – 12:30 Third Session:

Education – A Prime Condition for Innovation

Chair: Prof. Shimon Yankielowicz, School of Physics and Astronomy
Tel-Aviv University

Curiosity Driven Education
Prof. Daniel Zajfman, President, Weizmann Institute of Science

Innovation and Discipline
Prof. Maj. Gen. (Res.) Isaac Ben Israel, Head of Yuval Ne’eman Workshop for Science, Technology and Security

The Sky is the Limit, as Long as We Believe It
Barak Ben Eliezer, CEO Winnovation, Former Commander of “Talpiot” Program

12:30 – 14:00 Fourth Session:

Innovation in Practice
Chair: Yossi Vardi

Tradition and Innovation in Security Organizations
Tzafrir Katz, Former Head of the Technology Branch, Israel Security Agency

Innovation and Stagnation in Space Projects
Yariv Bash, Founder and CEO SpaceIL

How Once a Year I Go Back to Being a Child
Yosi Taguri - Founder, Labgoo

Rafael Mizrahi, Founder and CEO Feng-GUI, Member of the GarageGeeks Community Core Team

The Machines are back
Ami Ben Bassat, Projects Manager, Writer and Co-Founder of StartupSeeds

14:00 – 14:45 Recess

14:45 – 15:30 Fifth Session:

Young Innovation
Chair: Dr. Haim Assa, Yuval Ne’eman Workshop for Science, Technology and Security

Academy in the Youth
Amit Levin, Student from the Future Scientists and Inventors program, Tel-Aviv University

Young Innovation in Israel
Or Sagi, Student from the Future Scientists and Inventors program, Tel-Aviv University

Biological Innovation: Re-programming the World
Roey Tzezana, Research Fellow in the Interdisciplinary Center for Technology Analysis & Forecasting at Tel-Aviv University


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