Israel is getting significant recognition as an important innovation center, where big data, connectivity and artificial intelligence are revolutionizing agriculture. This tour can help Midwest companies learn more about ag-tech from Israel that can help grow more while using fewer resources.
March 14, 2018
To help establish economic development between the Silicon Prairie and Israel, which has been ranked as the most important Ag-Tech center outside the U.S., welaunch (welaunch.org), is co-sponsoring a trip, May 6-10, to provide access to new agriculture innovation and technology developed in Israel.
welaunch is a U.S.-based not-for-profit facilitating U.S. and Israel business development and investment opportunities, specifically to promote commerce, investment and partnerships for Silicon Prairie states, a multi-state region comprised of Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Oklahoma, Texas, Illinois, Ohio, Indiana, South Dakota, North Dakota, and Wisconsin.
The tour features exhibitions, company visits and networking events. Participants will gain access to some of the most cutting edge ag/food/water technologies in the world. Sponsors will enable participants to introduce the U.S. Midwest as a vibrant and vital place for Israeli companies seeking U.S. expansion.
The tour is designed for government officials, venture capitalists, agribusiness and food professionals to experience the broad range of business and investment opportunities with Israeli companies. In Tel Aviv, participants will receive exclusive briefings with government officials, industry leaders, and corporate executives and attend three exhibitions and networking events at:
“Israel is getting significant recognition as an important innovation center, where big data, connectivity and artificial intelligence are revolutionizing agriculture. For example, with precision agriculture, farmers around the world are able to use sensors in the field combined with thermal imaging from drones to deliver drip irrigation and drip fertilization to the plants that need it most. Basically, it enables farmers to grow more while using fewer resources,” said Baruch HaLevi, CEO and co-founder of welaunch. “Because of interest from the U.S., and other countries, for technology that can help in agriculture and food production, Israel is holding concurrent ag-tech and food-tech conferences for the first time, making it easier for people from the Midwest to learn from ag-tech innovation leaders. This event won’t happen again for another three years, and we don’t want our Silicon Prairie constituents to miss out.”
The nonprofit is collaborating with the Israel Economic Mission to the Midwest and The Jewish National Fund (JNF). Tour details are available here: http://www.welaunch.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/Ag-Food-tech-Tour-1.7.pdf. Registration, including pricing and other details such as hotel information, is available here: https://www.events-world.net/WeLaunch2018/.
welaunch is a U.S.-based not-for-profit connecting Israeli companies to business and investment opportunities and resources throughout its Silicon Prairie Network. welaunch educates Americans about the Start-up Nation and the Israelis about the Silicon Prairie.
More information can be obtained at http://www.welaunch.org, or by contacting [email protected]
About Israel’s Economic Mission to the Midwest
Israel’s Economic Mission to the Midwest is part of a network of 43 missions worldwide, standing at the forefront of the Government’s efforts to boost Israeli tech in foreign markets; and providing a wide range of services to Israeli companies and to the Midwest business community.
About the Jewish National Fund (JNF)
Jewish National Fund (JNF) was founded in 1901 to re-establish a homeland in Israel for the Jewish people, and through its long history of developing the land and protecting the environment, has become one of the oldest “green” developers in the world and today is active in numerous areas of social and environmental betterment for the land of Israel and its people.
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