Tech Talk: Israel and China celebrate partnership

The conference attracted more than 100 robotics companies, some 40 of which met with Israeli delegates in B2B meetings.

January 24, 2017 22:38
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PRIME MINISTER Benjamin Netanyahu and Chinese Vice Premier Liu Yandong strike a gong at a joint news

PRIME MINISTER Benjamin Netanyahu and Chinese Vice Premier Liu Yandong strike a gong at a joint news conference in Jerusalem last March.. (photo credit: REUTERS)


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Cybertech 2017

The 4th annual Cybertech conference, held at Pavilion 2 of the Israel Trade Fairs & Convention Center in Tel Aviv from January 30-February 1 is the second largest conference and exhibition of cyber technologies in the world.

Bringing together leading investors, entrepreneurs and cyber companies, Cybertech will have prominent international speakers in the field of cyber security, as well as an exhibition hosting over 250 companies and 100 start-ups that will present innovative problem-solving strategies and solutions to challenges relevant for a wide range of sectors.

Hundreds of foreign delegations, representatives of multinational corporations and foreign investors will travel to Israel to gain exposure to the latest innovations in cyber technologies, and take part in the conference and mega exhibition.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who launched the Israel National Cyber Authority devoted entirely to cyberwarfare, will open the conference as the keynote speaker.

A variety of cyber-dedicated professional presentations, events and panels with experts from around the world regarding diverse topics such as international collaboration between national law enforcement authorities and the field’s present challenges will be held at the conference, in addition to a hacker zone, start-up competition and more.

Other speakers include Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder, as well as Israeli and international cyber industry experts and executives from leading companies such as Cisco, HP, IBM, Checkpoint and Matrix.

China-Israel robotics

The Sino-Israeli Robotics Institute (SIRI) was launched in December during the second annual robotics conference in Guangzhou.

The Israeli delegation consisted of nine Israeli robotics companies, and was led by Prof. Zvi Shiller, chairman of the Israeli Robotics Association, and also head of the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Mechatronics at Ariel University; and Prof. Moshe Shoham of the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, who is an international expert on medical robotics and the founder of Mazor Robotics.

SIRI is a robotics technology incubator that assists Israeli companies interested in marketing their products in the Chinese market.

The institute is located in the Guangzhou International Robotics Center – ROBOHUB, which is spread out over 4,800 square meters and includes a large exhibition hall, innovative lab, training center and the institute’s offices. Israeli companies consider ROBOHUB their home away from home in China and use it as a springboard for entering the Chinese market.

ROBOHUB recently signed a cooperation agreement with SIRI to carry out joint R&D projects between Israeli and Chinese companies, and hold biannual robotics conferences. Nadav Cohen, Israel’s consul-general in Guangzhou, participated in the ceremony alongside senior Chinese officials from Guangzhou province.

The conference attracted more than 100 robotics companies, some 40 of which met with Israeli delegates in B2B meetings.

“This is a very exciting time for the Israeli robotics industry,” said Shiller. “We have committed ourselves to creating a genuine partnership with SIRI and ROBOHUB and we are looking forward to expanding R&D and strategic alliances with our Chinese partners.”

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Translated by Hannah Hochner.

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