GC2017 program det
Working Session: Scaling Technology for Sustainable Development (Invite only)
Wednesday, May 3, 2017 / 8:30 am - 9:45 am

Glenn Yago, Senior Fellow and Founder, Financial Innovations Labs, Milken Institute; Senior Director, Milken Innovation Center, Jerusalem Institute

Clare Akamanzi, CEO, Rwanda Development Board
Naty Barak, Chief Sustainability Officer, Netafim
Michael Ben-Eli, Founder, The Sustainability Laboratory
Yariv Cohen, CEO, Ignite Power
Maryanne McCormick, Executive Director, Blum Center for Developing Markets, University of California, Berkeley
Gur Shomron, Chairman, WalkMe Ltd.

The application of science and technology to global challenges will shape markets during the coming decade. While life-saving solutions will enable vulnerable populations to live longer, new technologies will drive productivity gains in emerging and frontier markets. This working session will build upon recent Financial Innovation Labs sponsored by a collaboration between the University of California Office of the President and Israel. We will focus on:

  • The food-water-energy barriers that can prevent inclusive economic development and strategies to leverage market partnerships for accelerated technological solutions
  • Breakthrough methodologies for financing scalable technology transfer from R&D to commercialization and to solve challenges in developing economies worldwide