Tel Aviv University and industries in India strengthen their ties

TAU has developed a long-standing and multifaceted relationship with CII for a number of initiatives, including the India-Israel Forum that brings together industry and academia of the two countries.

 The Indian Industry (CII) delegation (photo credit: TEL AVIV UNIVERSITY)
The Indian Industry (CII) delegation
(photo credit: TEL AVIV UNIVERSITY)

A delegation of the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) was hosted this week by Tel Aviv University (TAU). CII is a non-governmental, nonprofit, industry-led and industry-managed organization with around 9,000 members from the private and public sectors. The visit was part of CII’s business mission to Tel Aviv.

CII has an additional, indirect membership of more than 300,000 enterprises from 286 national and regional sectoral industry bodies in India. The confederation advises and consults with industrial, governmental and civil society groups to create and sustain an environment conducive to India’s development.

The delegation was chaired by Rajan Navani, chairman of the CII’s [email protected] Council and vice chairman of Jetline Industries. The group included high-ranking industry leaders from India and the United Arab Emirates.

In their welcome speech, TAU vice president for international affairs Prof. Milette Shamir and Asia engagement director at TAU International Konstantin Platonov presented an overview of the university and its academic and research initiatives in India and globally.

Prof. Yosi Shacham-Diamand, chairman of Nano-Scale Information Technologies at TAU’s Faculty of Engineering, and Prof. Hadas Mamane Steindel, head of TAU Sustainable Water Laboratory, spoke about some of their most recent projects in India. Those included, among others, projects on food security, agriculture management and water sustainability.

The delegates also participated in a panel on cybersecurity with Dr. Giora Yaron, founding investor and chairman of the board at Itamar Medical; former TAU chairman Yigal Unna; and Nathan Shuchami, managing partner at Hyperwise Ventures.

The relationship between TAU and CII

TAU has developed a longstanding, multifaceted relationship with CII for a number of initiatives. These include the India-Israel Forum, which brings together industry and academia from the two countries for an annual discourse on a diverse range of topics such as cybersecurity, agriculture technologies, waste management, energy, food and water sustainability and R&D.

The 15th edition of the forum will take place in India in three months under the auspices of TAU, CII and the Ananta Aspen Center.