(Adapted from the newsletter of the New England- Israel Business Council. For more information about NEIBC events and activities or to sign up for their newsletter, please email email@example.com )
As a follow up to the Massachusetts Water Innovation Mission to Israel and W.E.T. Revolution Competition in December 2012, the Israel Economic Mission partnered with the New England Israel Business Council (NEIBC) to bring an Israeli Water Delegation to Boston, Massachusetts on June 19-20, 2013.
The Israeli companies joining the delegation to Boston included:
The Israeli companies started their first day at the Symposium on Water Innovation in Massachusetts (SWIM) at Northeastern University in Boston, where the delegates connected with 150+ senior water industry executives, investors, and government officials including Gov. Deval Patrick and Secretary of Energy and Environmental Affairs Richard Sullivan. Later that day, at the welcoming reception hosted by SWIM, the Israeli delegates were formally welcomed to the MA water industry cluster.
As evening came upon the city, the delegates met with MA-based Israeli CEOs at an intimate dinner organized by the NEIBC. The Israeli CEOs shared their success stories and advice about entering the U.S. market and establishing an office in MA. The second day started with a private breakfast meeting at Goodwin Procter with MassCEC’s Alicia Barton (CEO) and Michael Murphy (Water Innovation Business Development Manager), discussing the MA Israel Innovation Partnership (MIIP) and the MassCEC’s role in connecting Israeli companies to MA water industry. Following the breakfast, the delegates participated in a roundtable discussion with water industry executives and EPA regulators hosted at Mintz Levin offices in Boston. The delegates then pitched their companies to a large audience at an exclusive lunch reception for NEIBC members, and the delegates then participated in pre-scheduled 1:1 meetings with potential investors, partners and customers.
The delegation was a great success and the Israeli delegates have expressed confidence that it will lead to business development and partnership opportunities in the MA water industry. For more photos and media from the delegation, please CLICK HERE or visit the facebook page of the New England-Israel Business Council. For more information about the latest innovative cleantech and water technologies from Israel, please contact Rebecca at the Israel Economic Mission in NYC.