A European Green Deal

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CLIMATE POLICY FORUM: BLENDED EVENT

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Join policy-makers, innovators, scientists and representatives of civil society in this event in Tel Aviv locally and online globally!
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Agenda

Blended Event

Online Access
25 June 2020 15:00-18:30 (IDT) | 14:00-17:30 (CET)

The Climate Policy Forum offers three concurrent rooms: Main Stage, Startup Pavilion and Training Room.

Scroll down for an overview of each room’s content, or download the full agenda.

Main Stage

Keynotes, panels and discussions with top EU and Israel policy makers.

 

Features:

  • In presence in Tel Aviv or online
  • Top tier speakers & panels
  • Burning topics in green policy and technology
  • Participants may vote and influence the discussion
Tomer Weinstein
Dvir André Tzanua

WELCOME

Opening greetings (10 minutes)

CLIMATE POLICY SESSION

OPENING and KEYNOTES (30 minutes)

 

Panel Discussion: EU and Israel Climate Policy Developments: The European Green Deal and the Power of Climate Diplomacy (20 minutes)

INTERACTIVE INTERMISSION

Online exclusive content: polls, discussions, and Q&A (10 minutes)

RESEARCH AND INNOVATION SESSION

OPENING and KEYNOTES (20 minutes)

RESEARCH AND INNOVATION (PART I)

Presentation of the Horizon 2020 Green Deal Call (10 minutes)

 

Panel Discussion: Horizon 2020 Climate and Green Technologies in Energy, Agriculture and Mobility – three parallel sessions (20 minutes)

INTERACTIVE INTERMISSION

Online exclusive content: polls, discussions, and Q&A (10 minutes)

RESEARCH AND INNOVATION (PART II)

Keynote and Panel Discussion: Green Recovery, Integration Models, and New Frontiers for Blended Finance (30 minutes)

CONCLUSION

Winning startup pitches (10 minutes)

 

Concluding remarks (10 minutes)

ONLINE EXCLUSIVE ROOMS

startup pavilion

15:30-17:30 IDT / 14:30-16:30 CET

 

You’re the judge: which green startups will get to pitch on the main stage?

 

Features:

  • Online only
  • Meet EU & Israeli green startups
  • Learn about cutting edge technologies
  • Select the winning startups to pitch on the main stage

WELCOME

Keynote by Mind the Bridge

Overview of the participating startups

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SPOTLIGHT on Sustainable Transport

Startup keynotes and Q&A

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SPOTLIGHT on Climate Neutrality

Startup keynotes and Q&A

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SPOTLIGHT on Clean, Reliable and Affordable Energy

Startup keynotes and Q&A

SPOTLIGHT on Farm to Fork

Startup keynotes and Q&A

WINNER SELECTION and Conclusion

Two winning startups are selected to pitch on the Main Stage.

training room

15:30-17:30 IDT / 14:30-16:30 CET

 

Practical workshops on funding opportunities for Israeli companies with the EU

Features:

  • Online only
  • Delivered in Hebrew
  • Learn about available and upcoming programs
  • Who can apply and what are the conditions?
  • Tips and tools

Horizon 2020 and Beyond (Round 1)

Funding Opportunities in the European Program:

– General overview of the Horizon 2020 program:

– The sequel program Horizon Europe due to begin in January 1st 2021

– Q&A

EIC Accelerator (Round 1)

Grant and Equity for Innovative companies

– Types of grants (direct up to 2.5M Euros, and equity funding up to 15M Euros)

– Next CFP – October 2020

– Who it’s relevant for

– Statistics on previous Israeli success

– Tips and tools to help apply

– Q&A

Horizon 2020 and Beyond (Round 2)

Same as above

EIC Accelerator (Round 2)

Same as above

speakers

Opening Statements

EMANUELE GIAUFRET

Ambassador, European Union Delegation to the State of Israel

CHEMI (NECHEMIA) PERES

Chairman, Peres Center for Peace and Innovation Managing Central Partner, Pitango Venture Capital

Climate Policy Session

GILA GAMLIEL

Israel Minister of Environmental Protection

DIEDERIK SAMSOM

Head of Cabinet of Executive VP Timmermans, European Commission

CLARA DE LA TORRE

Deputy Director General DG CLIMA, European Commission

SINAIA NETANYAHU

Former Chief Scientist, Ministry of Environmental Protection

Dominic PORTER

Head of Unit, European External Action Service

GIDEON BEHAR

Ambassador, Special Envoy for Climate Change and Sustainability, Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs

GIL PROKATOR

Head of Energy and Climate Unit, Israel Ministry of Environmental Protection

GIDON BROMBERG

Director, EcoPeace Middle East

ORNA MATZNER

Acting Chief Scientist, Ministry of Environmental Protection

ALISON HUNTER

Director, Economic and Public Policy Consultancy

Research and Innovation Session

MARIYA GABRIEL

Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth, European Commission

IZHAR SHAY

Israel Minister of Science and Technology

HANNEKE FABER

Global President, UNILEVER

MARTIN KERN

Director, European Institute of Innovation and Technology

Signe RATSO

Deputy Director General, DG Research & Innovation, European Commission

Horizon 2020 Climate and Green Technologies

ANASTASIOS KENTARCHOS

Deputy Head of Unit, DG Research and Innovation, European Commission

GIDEON FRIEDMANN

Chief Scientist at the Israeli Ministry of Energy

HELEN CHRAYE

Head of Unit for Energy Transition DG Research and Innovation, European Commission

GILLES BADOT

Head of Division Infrastructure New Products & Special Transactions, European Investment Bank

Andrea CARIGNANI DI NOVOLI

Science Counsellor, Head of R&I Section of the EU Delegation to the State of Israel

MICHAL LEVY

Senior Deputy Director-General, Agricultural Innovation, Ministry of Agriculture & Rural Development

ALAN BELWARD

Head of Unit DG Joint Research Centre, European Comission

HAGIT SCHWIMMER

Director of Department - Health, Climate, Energy, Food & Agriculture, and R&I, ISERD

ANAT BONSHTIEN

Smart Mobility Initiative, Prime Minister's Office

LAURA HETEL

DG Research and Innovation, European Commission

Nili MANDELBLIT

Head of Transportation, Aerospace, Materials and Manufacturing | ISERD |Israel Innovation Authority

Green Recovery and Blended Finance

EVA KAILI

Member of the European Parliament

JEAN-DAVID MALO

Director, European Innovation Council (EIC) Task Force, European Commission

JACK LEVY

Partner, More Venture

KIRSTEN DUNLOP

CEO, EIT- Climate KIC, European Institute of Innovation & Technoogy

ALBERTO ONETTI

Chairman, Mind the Bridge

ADITAL ELA

Founder and CEO, CRIATERRA Earth Technologies

NILI SHALEV

Managing Director, ISERD- Israel-EU Research and Innovation Directorate, Israel Innovation Authority

Concluding Remarks

Daniela Jacob

Director, Climate Service Center Germany (GERICS) / Helmholtz Center Geesthacht

JEAN-ERIC PAQUET

Director General, DG Research and Innovation, European Commission

AMI APPLEBAUM

Chairman of the Board, Israel Innovation Authority & Chief Scientist

Masters of Ceremony

Tomer Weinstein

Co Founder and VP Value Creation, BLEE

Dvir André Tzanua

Co Founder and CEO, BLEE

STARTUP PAVILION

We are proud to announce the STARTUP PAVILION:

An interactive room where you can meet, learn from and interact with leading EU and Israeli green startups!

Viewers of the STARTUP PAVILION will be able to vote on their favourite technology. The highest ranked EU and Israeli startup will pitch on the Main Stage.

More startups will be revealed soon!

THE BLENDED APPROACH

The Climate Policy Forum will be delivered in a blended approach. Blended means that the organisers and some of the speakers will be physically present at the Peres Centre, while the majority of the attendees follow at distance, with the ambition to target hundreds of participants.

 

Some attendees are Influencers, able to interact with the panels and ask questions; while others are spectators, and may interact by answering polls and surveys.

WHAT TO EXPECT

Speakers and attendees will include policy makers, innovators, scientists and representatives of civil society, that will gather physically and virtually to:

  • Debate how the Green Deal can offer a new path to societal and economic progress in a world affected by the COVID-19
  • Discuss current EU and Israel climate policy developments
  • To advance the climate diplomacy dialogue
  • Present climate green technologies and related funding opportunities (Horizon 2020, EIB, and VC)

Photo of Ashalim courtesy of Michael.vainshtein under license CC BY-SA 4.0

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