Climate Solutions Prize Launch

Making Israel a Global Hub for Climate Innovation

Kedem Street 132, Tel Aviv-Yafo 

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JNF Canada, together with KKL-JNF and Start-Up Nation Central, with special support of the Peres Center for Peace and Innovation, are pleased to invite you to join us, in person, at the launch of the Climate Solutions Prize. 

The Climate Solutions Prize empowers changemakers and fosters breakthrough technologies that address climate change.

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"Our youth will inherit the climate challenges that our planet is facing. It is our responsibility to harness the passion and be a part of the solution." 

Jeff Hart
Executive Chair
Climate Solutions Prize

"Our mission is to introduce and advance Israeli innovation to global leaders to overcome pressing challenges such as sustainability.

Avi Hasson
CEO, Start-Up Nation Central

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With prizes exceeding $2 Million, the Climate Solutions Prize for researchers and startups will leverage Israel’s innovation ecosystem to become a global hub for climate change solutions. 

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ROUNDTABLE AGENDA

9:00

-  12:30

Lunch will be served to our roundtable guests. 

Lunch

Roundtable Discussions

Guest speakers will lead roundtable sessions on a wide range of climate-related topics

SORTED ALPHABETICALLY BY LAST NAME

13:00 - 14:00

14:00 - 15:30

Nechemia (Chemi) Peres
Chairman, the Peres Center 
for Peace and Innovation 
Managing General Partner, 
Pitango

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SPEAKERS

Nico Rosberg
Co-Founder, 
GREENTECH Festival

Jeff Hart
Executive Chair, 
Climate Solutions Prize

Eran Levy
Founder and General Manager, 
ENEL Israel

Avi Hasson
CEO, 
Start-Up Nation Central

Dror Bin
CEO, 
Israel Innovation Authority

Arie Mayer
Managing Director, 
Merck Life Science, Israel

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Tamar Zandberg
Minister of Environmental Protection, Israel

GUEST OF HONOR

Isaac Herzog

President of the State of Israel

BY PERSONAL INVITE ONLY

ROUNDTABLE

Roundtable

13:00

-  15:30

Galith Levy
Executive Director, 
Quebec Province, JNF Canada

"Throughout its 120 years of existence, KKL has been a leader in environmental action, and we are proud to be taking part in writing the next chapter in the history of sustainability in Israel." 

Avraham Duvdevani
Chairman
KKL-JNF

Avraham Duvdevani
Chairman, 
KKL-JNF

SPEAKERS

Adi Barel
Managing Director, 
EIT Hub Israel

Gil Shaki
Chief Growth Officer, 
Capital Nature VC

Tamar Weiss
Global Innovation Manager, Sustainability & Supply Chain, AB InBev

Eli Cymbalista
CEO, ESIL - Environmental Sustainability Innovation Lab 

Ofir Gomeh
CEO, 
Capital Nature

SPONSORS

Josef Abramowitz 
President & CEO,
Gigawatt Global Coöperatief

Regine Shevach
Country Speaker & Managing Director, Merck Israel 

Yael Harman, P.h.D , 
Head of R&D Division (Acting), Ministry of Energy

LEADING PARTICIPANTS

Avi Blau
Director, Afeka Institute of Circular Engineering & Economy 

Uriel Klar
Director, 
PLANETech

Omer Kulka
Chief Marketing Officer,
Kornit

Yael Weisz
Partnerships Manager – Sustainability & Impact, Start-Up Nation Central

Ari Siegmann
Chief of Staff and Director of Business Development,
Israel Innovation Authority 

Amit Harel
Partner and Co-Leader, 
Deloitte Catalyst

SPEAKERS

Galit Cohen
Director General, 
Ministry of Environmental Protection, Israel

Ylenia Cimmarrusti
International Relation Officer for Research and Innovation

Orna Barbivai
Minister of Economy and Industry, Israel

Batzion BenDavid Gerstman
Head of Regulation Policy,
 Ministry of Energy, Israel

Nika Berdichevsky
Israeli Environmental Activist

Michal Seror
Senior Director Engagement Solutions , 
Start-Up Nation Central

Broadcast

10:00

-  12:10

David Yaari
Director on the Boards,
JNF-KKL

Lance Davis
CEO,
 JNF-Canada

Karen Aflalo 
President,
JNF Quebec Region

SORTED ALPHABETICALLY BY LAST NAME

Nechemia (Chemi) Peres
Chairman, the Peres Center 
for Peace and Innovation 
Managing General Partner, 
Pitango

Doron Markel
Chief Scientist, 
KKL-JNF

Jeff Hart
Executive Chair, 
Climate Solutions Prize

Eran Levy
Founder and General Manager, 
ENEL Israel

Avi Hasson
CEO, 
Start-Up Nation Central

Dror Bin
CEO, 
Israel Innovation Authority

Arie Mayer
Managing Director, 
Merck Life Science, Israel

Tamar Zandberg
Minister of Environmental Protection, Israel

Galith Levy
Executive Director, 
Quebec Province, JNF Canada

Avraham Duvdevani
Chairman, 
KKL-JNF

SPEAKERS

Adi Barel
Managing Director, 
EIT Hub Israel

Emily Levi-Shochat
Deputy Chair , KKL-JNF,
Chair of the Environment and Science Committee 

Tamar Weiss
Global Innovation Manager, Sustainability & Supply Chain, AB InBev

Eli Cymbalista
CEO, ESIL - Environmental Sustainability Innovation Lab 

Ofir Gomeh
CEO, 
Capital Nature

Josef Abramowitz 
President & CEO,
Gigawatt Global Coöperatief

Regine Shevach
Country Speaker & Managing Director, Merck Israel 

Yael Harman, P.h.D , 
Head of R&D Division (Acting), Ministry of Energy

Avi Blau
Director, Afeka Institute of Circular Engineering & Economy 

Uriel Klar
Director, 
PLANETech

Omer Kulka
Chief Marketing Officer,
Kornit Digital

Yael Weisz
Head of Climate Tech Sector, Start-Up Nation Central

Ari Siegmann
Chief of Staff and Director of Business Development,
Israel Innovation Authority 

Amit Harel
Partner and Co-Leader, 
Deloitte Catalyst

SPEAKERS

Galit Cohen
Director General, 
Ministry of Environmental Protection, Israel

Ylenia Cimmarrusti
International Relation Officer for Research and Innovation

Orna Barbivai
Minister of Economy and Industry, Israel

Batzion BenDavid Gerstman
Head of Regulation Policy,
 Ministry of Energy, Israel

Nika Berdichevsky
Israeli Environmental Activist

Michal Seror
Senior Director Engagement Solutions , 
Start-Up Nation Central

David Yaari
Director on the Boards,
JNF-KKL

Lance Davis
CEO,
 JNF-Canada

Karen Aflalo 
President,
JNF Quebec Region

 Lim Hock Chuan
Chief Executive, 
Temasek Foundation Liveability

Gil Shaki
Chief Growth Officer, 
Capital Nature VC

Ran Sasson
Director,  ClimateLaunchpad ISRAEL Accelerator

CONFERENCE AGENDA

Breakfast

Welcome Ceremony

The Growing Corporate Demand for Climate Solutions

Fireside Chat: The Climate Challenge in the Eyes of GenZ 

Israel's Climate-Tech Ecosystem

From Formula 1 to the GreenTech Festival in Europe

Registration and breakfast refreshments. 

Roundtable Pitch Session

Conclusion of Conference

Roundtable Discussions

Breakout to roundtable discussions.

09:00 - 10:00

10:00 - 10:30

10:30 - 11:00

11:00 - 11:10

11:35 - 11:40

11:10 - 11:35

12:30 - 13:00

13:00 - 14:00

  • Leading Israeli and multinational corporations discuss the pressing need for sustainable technologies in their industries.
  • Esteemed speakers include Robert Even, Omer Kulka, Eran Levy, and Amit Harel
  • Moderated by Avi Hasson, CEO, Start-Up Nation Central
  • Lance Davis, CEO of JNF Canada, and Karen Aflalo, President of JNF Quebec Region, present the Research Prize. 
  • Start-Up Nation Central's Head of Climate Tech Sector, Yael Weisz, invites Ofir Gomeh, Robert Even, Eli Cymbalista, Shira Goldblum and Uri Sadot to present their startup challenge tracks.

GENERAL ADMISSION

12:10

Lunch Break

14:00 - 15:00

INVITE-ONLY SESSION

  • Welcome Speech by Chemi Peres, Chairman, Peres Center for Peace and Innovation
  • Keynote by Orna Barbivai, Minister of Economy and Industry of Israel.
  • Video Greeting by Mr. Isaac Herzog, President of the State of Israel
  • Yossi Abramowitz, President of Gigawatt Global, discusses the future of climate change with Nika Berdichevsky, Israeli environmental youth activist
  • Panel discussion on the various barriers and opportunities within the Israeli climate-tech ecosystem, featuring Ari Siegmann, Uriel Klar, and Ylenia Cimmarrusti
  • Moderated by Yael Weisz, Head of Climate Tech Sector

11:40 - 12:10

Announcing The Climate Solutions Prize

  • Jeff Hart, Executive Chair of the Climate Solutions Prize, invites Nico Rosberg to share his story on how he went from being a champion racer to founding the GreenTech Festival.

(*) Optional tour of the Peres Center for registrants who signed up.

Guest speakers will lead roundtable pitch sessions on climate-related topics such as the commercialization of academic research, unlocking private capital, enabling regulation, philanthropy, and best practices for developing partnerships between corporates and startups.

(*) The morning tour is available on a first come first served basis. Please arrive early to reserve your spot.  

The morning tour is available on a first come first served basis. 
Please arrive early to reserve your spot.  

Robert Even
Business Development Manager, M Ventures

Shira Goldblum
Strategic Alliances Manager, 
Kornit Digital

Tamar Morag-Sela
Partner, 
Reinhold Cohn & Partner