Made in Israel: The Academic Innovation Driving Israel's Economic Success Presented at NJPAC by American Associates, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev

Made in Israel: The Academic Innovation Driving Israel's Economic Success Presented at NJPAC by American Associates, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev

 “The future of Israel lies in the Negev,” said Israel’s first Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion. On June 3 at 7 p.m.  at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) Dana Gavish-Fridman, head of entrepreneurship at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) will discuss how researchers and students throughout its three Negev campuses are harnessing basic research and commercializing their ingenuity to secure Israel’s economic future.Admission is free and guests can register online: aabgu.org/aabguatnjpac

“A new innovation ecosystem in the Negev’s largest city, Beer-Sheva, is rapidly expanding with BGU as the research nucleus in Israel’s undisputed Negev region,” says Kevin Leopold, executive director of the Northeast Region, American Associates, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, which is sponsoring the event. “From desertification research and cybersecurity to medical devices and lifesaving drug development, this illuminating discussion will highlight how BGU is transferring its technology to the marketplace.”

Gavish-Fridman is responsible for connecting all entrepreneurial activity across the University, providing tools, opportunities and strategies for students and researchers. She is also vice president of entrepreneurship, BGN Technologies the technology company of BGU. The company brings technological innovations from the lab to the market and fosters research collaborations and entrepreneurship among researchers and students. To date, BGN Technologies has established over 100 startup companies in the fields of biotech, high-tech, and cleantech as well as initiating leading technology hubs, incubators, and accelerators. Over the past decade, it has focused on creating long-term partnerships with multinational corporations such as Deutsche Telekom, Dell-EMC, IBM, PayPal, and Bayer, securing value and growth for BGU as well as for the Negev region. 

Also delivering welcome remarks and introductions are AABGU board members and New Jersey residents Michael Zeiger and Gary DeBode.

Over the past two seasons, NJPAC has expanded civic and cultural programming celebrating Jewish culture, Jewish heritage and Jewish artists, and exploring issues in the Middle East. Since November 2017, NJPAC has presented or supported 17 unique programs.

The New Jersey Performing Arts Center is located at One Center Street Newark, NJ 07102

For more information, contact Ilana Lewin, assistant director Northeast Region, AABGU
ilewin@aabgu.org or call 646-452-3695. 

 

 

Contact Information
  1. Ilana Lewin
  2. 646-452-3695
  3. ilewin@aabgu.org
Mon, June 03
7:00 pm — 8:30 pm
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