The California-Israel Innovation Project
Wednesday, April 30, 2014 / 2:45 pm - 3:45 pm
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Moderator
Glenn Yago, Senior Fellow and Founder, Financial Innovations Labs, Milken Institute

Speakers
Martha Amram, Senior Fellow, Milken Institute; Founder and CEO, WattzOn
Nathan Brostrom, Executive Vice President, Business Operations, University of California
Yariv Cohen, Chairman, Kaenaat
David Nahai, President, David Nahai Consulting Services, LLC; Partner, Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP
David Siegel, Consul General of Israel, Los Angeles
Tom Soto, Managing Director, TCW/Craton

In March, California Gov. Jerry Brown and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu signed a unique strategic partnership with the aim of meeting such global challenges as water scarcity, agricultural productivity and food security, creating low-carbon energy alternatives and improving health, education and cyber-security. Many of California and Israel's world-class assets will be involved: research parks, technology incubators, universities and laboratories. Bringing together innovation leaders from both places, this roundtable will focus on the implementation of this historic collaboration. Topics will include funding for public-private projects and organizing innovation teams for joint research, development and demonstration projects.