Blue Tech Summit IL.24

Blue Tech Summit IL.23

Advancing Blue Economy with Tech Innovation

Highlights

Blue Tech Summit IL.23!

At the Blue Tech Summit, we’ll explore ways to turn the challenges facing the world oceans into opportunities for sustainable economic growth. We do this by focusing on innovation and technology. By bringing together a diverse group of international leaders in the Blue Economy sector, including entrepreneurs,  investors, government officials, and academics, we aim to
accelerate the adoption of innovative solutions for critical issues such as food security, energy, security, and desalination. 

Our mission

To accelerate the development and adoption of blue technology solutions that address critical global challenges.

Join us at the Blue Tech Summit and be inspired to contribute to positive action towards a sustainable future.

 

program
speakers
Hila Ehrenreich

Hila Ehrenreich

Chief Executive
The Israeli National Center of Blue Economy and Innovation
Hila Ehrenreich

Hila Ehrenreich

Chief Executive
The Israeli National Center of Blue Economy and Innovation
Lior Hanuka

Lior Hanuka

CEO
HiCenter Ventures
Paul Holthus

Paul Holthus

Founding President and CEO
World Ocean Council
Dror Bin

Dror Bin

CEO
Israel Innovation Authority
Dr. Flavio Corsin

Dr. Flavio Corsin

Director of Partnerships
Aqua-Spark

Speakers

Hila Ehrenreich

Chief Executive

The Israeli National Center of Blue Economy and Innovation

 

Lior Hanuka

CEO

HiCenter Ventures

Paul Holthus

Founding President and CEO

World Ocean Council

Dror Bin

CEO

Israel Innovation Authority

Dr. Flavio Corsin

Director of Partnerships

Aqua-Spark

 

Chris Gorell Barnes

Founding Partner

Ocean 14 Capital

Despina Panayiotou Theodosiou

Co-CEO

Tototheo Maritime & President of Electricity Authority of Cyprus

Dr. Ron Malka

Executive Chairman of the Board

Haifa Port Company

Noam Javits

Managing General Partner

Keren Yam

Gil Azevedo

Executive Director

Unicorn Factory Lisboa

Pierre Erwes

Partner, Seventure

Deal Flow & Strategic Partnerships
for BlueForwardFund™ & Founder of BioMarine

Inna Braverman

Co-Founder & CEO

Eco Wave Power 

Hila Antebi Givon

CEO

ISROG

Michael ByungSun Hwang, Ph.D.

Chairman

Bigbang Angels

Dr. Moshe Bareket

Advisor, Capital Market & Insurance

Eytan Eshel, BG

Executive VP Technology And R&D (CTO)

IAI

Giora Israel

Former Senior VP Port and Destination Development

Carnival

Jason D. Liu

CEO of PMEC

Country Representative of CHEC

Opher Linchevski

CEO

Gadot Group

Amir Foster

Executive Director

Israeli Natural Gas Trade Association

Tammy Gannot Rosenstreich, adv.

Deputy Executive Director

Adam Teva V’Din

Galit Cohen

Head of The INSS Program on Climate Change and National Security

INSS

Dr. Eng. Amira Sharon

Technology Partner

Awz X-Seed

Rotem Cohen

Managing Director

The Israeli Coastal and Marine Engineering Research Institute (CAMERI)- a JV of Israel Ports Company and The Technion

Dr. Bracha Halaf

Co-Founder & Managing Partner

Gravity Climate Fund

Dr. Nitza Kardish

CEO

Trendlines AgriFood Fund

Yonadav Buber

CEO

Baromar

Amir Horowitz

CEO

ESIL.

Roni Sussmann

CEO

AquaculTech

Yonatan Musnikow

Head of Business Development

Ardag

Iris Tzur

Head of marketing & International Relations

Israeli National Center of Blue Economy

Pini Moria

Senior Manager

Sviva Swiss AG

Hannan Carmeli

Managing Partner

The DOCK

Michael Isakov

CEO

Biofishency 

Ram Amar

CEO

Rewind.earth

Reut Zamir

Founder

My Ocean Twin

Josef Melchner

Co-Founder & CEO

Gili Ocean Technology & Gosmart Precision Farming

Noa Oren

Civil and Marine Engineering Consultant

Former New Ports VP, Israel Port Company

Themes

Blue Finance: Investing in Blue Economy

Opportunities and challenges for sustainable ocean innovation

Though ocean-related innovations have made significant progress, they continue to lack adequate visibility in a world where ESG has become a prominent strategic buzzword. How can we ensure sufficient funding for the blue economy through effective public-private partnerships, leveraging blue financing tools, exploring new investment vehicles, and making impact-driven investments? Moreover, what innovative financial tools or business models can address the existing funding gaps? Where can investors generate returns while simultaneously mitigating ocean damage? Lastly, how can we bridge crucial funding gaps as startups mature, thereby enhancing opportunities in the ocean sector and promoting its sustainable utilization?

Energy & Carbon Sequestration

Innovative Technologies and Policy Frameworks for Low-Carbon Ocean Solutions 

We will delve into the significance of carbon dioxide removal (CDR) from the atmosphere for the well-being of the oceans, and assess the various technology options available. We’ll also discuss the crucial policy support, investment, and innovation needed to expand the implementation of CDR. Moreover, we will thoroughly explore the oceans’ role in generating renewable energy and storing it in a sustainable manner. 

The Role of Biotechnology and Innovative Aquaculture Technologies for a changing world

Innovations in sustainable seafood production and marine biotechnology.

The advancement of technologies such as underwater image recognition, autonomous underwater vehicles, machine learning, satellites, and AI has significantly enhanced our ability to explore the oceans, monitor fishing activities, and enhance predictive fishing methods. Can we leverage existing tools and platforms to secure the future of seafood? With the escalating global demand for protein, coupled with stringent environmental regulations and the depletion of fisheries, how will traditional fishing practices and aquaculture adapt and evolve?

Bridging Seas and Sustainability: The Maritime Blue Movement

Charting the course to blue technology practices for a better future.

Innovation and new technologies are currently being developed to accelerate progress toward a sustainable ocean economy. While these are important, it is essential that existing industries adopt sustainable practices. This conference will bring together leaders from various key ocean industries, such as shipping, tourism, and many more, to demonstrate how they can and should positively impact ocean health by rethinking how they conduct business in the ocean. 

Photos from the event

Photographer: Ronen Topelberg

Startup Zone

The Blue Tech Summit IL.23 will featured a diverse group of thirty Israeli startups, all developing innovative solutions to address the challenges of the Blue Economy. These startups are working on a wide range of technologies.

Partners

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