On 30 October, the second international technological conference Ukrainian Israeli Innovation Summit 2019: The Industries of the Future was held at UNIT.City Innovation Park. The event was held within the framework of the first Israeli Innovation Week in Ukraine and attended by more than 600 representatives of the tech companies, top managers of the corporations, investors and start-ups from Ukraine and Israel.
“The mission of the Israeli Innovation Week in Ukraine is to unite the leaders of the tech industry of two countries, to demonstrate the business potential of Ukraine to the Israeli investors and companies, and to accelerate implementation of the advanced Israeli technologies and innovations in Ukraine,” said Alyona Novgorodskaya, the Founder & Executive Producer at the Israeli Innovation Week and the Ukrainian Israeli Innovation Summit and CEO & Founder at the Global Israeli Initiative.
The Summit was attended by the representatives of the Ukrainian and Israeli tech industry, key players from the automotive, safe city, health tech, fintech, energy tech, cybersecurity and venture capital industries as well as representatives of governments and corporations. The key speakers at the conference were Jon Medved, the founder of OurCrowd, the world’s largest equity crowdfunding platform for investors, Amir Rapaport, an Israeli expert in the area of global cyber tendencies, high technology and defence, Igor Ryabenkiy, Managing Partner at AltaIR Capital, one of the most active Israeli venture funds, and Peli Peled, the owner of the largest Israeli IT media People and Computers.
“Ukraine is getting more and more integrated into the western world, so we see it as a good opportunity to approach the European territory. We need partnership with Ukrainian companies and professionals,” noted Jon Medved, the headliner of the Summit.
“MHP is the most innovational holding in the agroindustry. That is why we find it important to support and participate in such large-scale events as the Ukrainian Israeli Innovation Summit. At the Summit, we told about the major digital transformation of the holding and presented the unique project for emotional states monitoring that helps us prevent our staff from the burnout and retain and open up talents in MHP. In the opposition between technologies and man, we use technologies to help man since technologies are valuable, but man is priceless,” says Kseniya Prozhogina, the HR & Communications Director of MHP Agro & Industrial Holding.
At the event, the leading Israeli tech companies, including Mer Group, the leading integrator in the communication and security industry, Check Point, the global cyber security leader, Vizhu IT Services, the integrator of the innovation system for biometric passport control at the state border, and Matics, the developer of the smart digital platform optimising operations of industrial enterprises, presented their advanced solutions.
The separate activity at the Summit, namely Fintech Track, was dedicated to the financial technologies and supported by Sabra Innovations. The Israeli fintech start-ups presented their solutions to the chairmen of the largest Ukrainian and international banks.
Eighteen Israeli and Ukrainian companies presented their products and solutions at the Summit’s expo area. The gaming start-up Cyberzen, which allows managing the gaming process by means of a neuro-interface, was first presented among the Ukrainian solutions. MHP Agro & Industrial Holding presented four Ukrainian start-ups: QRSmarty, Khmarka, Sovtes and IntelSoft, which were the finalists at the MHP accelerator, the start-up development programme created by Radar Tech, Agrohub and MHP.
The Israeli Innovation Week in Ukraine is the first week of the business events in Ukraine dedicated to the Israeli and Ukrainian technology and innovation. The events have been organised by the international platform Global Israeli Initiative and UNIT.City Innovation Park with the support by the Embassy of Israel in Ukraine and the Embassy of Ukraine in the State of Israel. The event has been co-organised by MHP Agro & Industrial Holding and the investment platform JS Capital.
About the Global Israeli Initiative
Global Israeli Initiative (GII) is an international platform that helps Israeli and Ukrainian tech companies establish efficient business connections and cooperation to find new business opportunities. Our focus is international events, collaboration with the government institutions, corporate and private business tours, educational initiatives, business consulting and cooperation with investors.
UNIT.City is the first innovation park in Ukraine. It is the place where the eco-system and infrastructure is created to develop hi-tech and creative industry business. The goal of the park is to become the centre of innovation and the point of entry of investors, partners and new technology from all over the world into Ukraine, a hub for companies, start-ups, individual experts and research laboratories that creates conditions for the businesses within the park to develop faster. The residents of UNIT.City are offered meetings with investors, consultations, access to accelerators and mentor programs, creation of prototypes in laboratories and well-established infrastructure to work and live.