Program

 
 

Desertech

 

Convener: Prof. Dan Blumberg- Vice President for Regional and Industrial Development- Ben-Gurion University of the Negev


This session will focus on an effort being conducted in the Negev region and specifically in the city of Beer-Sheva to build an Innovation District. The District will be shaped upon research strengths in the region that can be leveraged to ignite economic and social growth. One of the three main vectors we are promoting focuses on Desert life technologies, henceforth “Desert Tech”.


 
 

Speakers

 
 
 
 
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Galit Cohen
 
Deputy Director General for Policy and Planning- Israel Ministry of Environmental Protection
 
 
 
 
 
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Dr. Jimmy Levy
 
Entrepreneur and advisor to the Vice President
 
 
 
 
 
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Dr. Alejandro Ríos-Galvan
 
Khalifa University of Science and Technology, United Arab Emirates