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Greener, Cleaner, Better: Israeli Innovation in Greentech (Updated 2/7/12)

9:30 am – 4:00 pm, Tuesday, February 7 (2012), Abramson Family Founders Room, SIS Building

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From solar-powered water heaters to hydrogen-fueled cars, Israel's small physical size is no indicator of the big impact it has made as an innovator in green technology.

As Israel is set to become the world's first nation to host a national electric car grid, join Israeli greentech entrepreneurs and industry experts to learn why the tiny country has become a global leader in Green technology. Keynote address by Michael Granoff of Better Place, the electric vehicle company.

PLEASE NOTE: Pre-registration NOW CLOSED for the Israel Greentech Symposium. We will accommodate people who have not already registered on a space-available basis the day of the event. Please direct any questions, including press inquiries to Laura Cutler, director of the Center for Israel studies.

The Conference will highlight:

- New thinking on green technologies and ecosystems

- Unique Israeli success in greentech

- Special regional/political issues


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9:30 - Registration/Networking/coffee

10:00 - The Business of Greentech Innovation: Case Studies with individual Israeli Greentech company executives

12:00 - Keynote Address: "Free From Oil: Breaking the Monopoly in 2012" Michael Granoff (box lunch provided)

1:30 - Beyond the Firm: The Policies and Politics of the Green Economy in Israel - BIRD Foundation, Zuckerberg Water Institute at BGU, Israeli Minister for Economic Affairs

3:00 - The Green Future: The Utopian and the Practical


Co-sponsors: American University's Kogod School of Business, Center for Israel Studies, SIS Global Environmental Politics Program, Environmental Science Department, SPA Center for Environmental Politics, Ecosense, Embassy of Israel and American Associates, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev.

Corporate sponsors: Nixon Peabody LLC and Honest Tea

For more information, please contact Laura Cutler at 202-885-3780.

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RSVP Required:
http://www.american.edu/cas/israelstudies/rsvp/greentech-innovation.cfm
Type:
Conference
Host:
Center for Israel Studies
Co-hosts:
Center for Environmental Policy
 
Environmental Science
 
Kogod School of Business
 
School of Public Affairs
 
SIS: Global Environmental Politics
Contact:
Laura Cutler
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Telephone202-885-3780
Event Website:
http://www.american.edu/cas/israelstudies/rsvp/greentech-innovat...