Young Israeli entrepreneurs contribute their cleantech ideas to Global Entrepreneurship Week.
Global Entrepreneurial Week, a worldwide initiative that hopes to inspire the next generation of creative, entrepreneurial people to “generate new ideas and to seek better ways of doing things” is taking place next week (November 14th-19th). Throughout this week around 40,000 events are expected to take place in approximately 100 countries. The Middle East is well represented with events taking place in Egypt, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Lebanon, Jordan and the United Arab Emirates, and Israel is observing Global Entrepreneurial Week with a Cleantech Open Ideas Award Ceremony.
Twenty-two countries (including Israel) will be participating in the Global Cleantech Open Ideas Competition, a field are very well suited to the mission of Global Entrepreneurship week, which hopes to support sustainable enterprises. In the organizers’ own words:
“Through this initiative, the next generation of entrepreneurs are inspired and can emerge. In doing so, they will begin to acquire the knowledge, skills and networks needed to grow innovative, sustainable enterprises that have a positive impact on their lives, their families and communities.”
The award ceremony will be taking place next week at the Alfred Akirov Institute for Business and the Environment at Tel Aviv University, and will be sponsored by Yuval Levy & Partners and Ernst & Young. The winner of this competition will go on to represent Israel in the global cleantech competition.
The award ceremony will be followed by presentations from an expert panel on innovations in the cleantech field from a variety of sectors (governmental, business, and entrepreneurial). The panel will consist of Sagi Dagan (National Economic Council of the Prime Minister’s Office), Bonny Shapira of Cisco – European Energy Management & Smart Grid BDM, and Eytan Levi, Co-Founder and CEO of Emefcy Bio-Energy Systems and Co-Founder and former CEO of Aqwise.
The Award Ceremony for the Global Cleantech Open Ideas Competition will take place on November 15th at Tel Aviv University.
For more information visit the event website.
Read more about cleantech in Israel:
Israel Cleantech Ventures Exceeds Its Own Expectations
Global Cleantech 100 Includes 5 Israeli Companies
Israel’s Clean Tech Industry: A Broad Brush Overview