The Peres Center for Peace and Innovation, in conjunction with the Israel Innovation Authority and the Israeli Ministry of Economy, has put out a call for applications from its second cohort of startups to exhibit at the Startup Gallery in the Peres Center’s Expo Hall from 2020-2021.
Last February, the Peres Center opened its Israeli Innovation Center, which has already welcomed over 75,000 visitors from 56 countries, including heads of state, parliamentarians, and global corporate executives. The Expo Hall committee annually selects 45 of Israel’s most exciting startups to showcase for the year.
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This is the second year the committee is choosing a group of startups, the center said in a statement. Israeli startups, research organizations, and growth stage companies are invited to apply to exhibit at the Israeli Expo Hall for the 2020-2021 year of activities. Applications were announced at a Welcome 2020 cocktail party hosted by the Peres Center for Peace and Innovation and Startup Grind last week.
The committee will select companies developing innovative technologies that can be “presented in an attractive way,” the statement said. Preference will be given to candidates with a diverse team, as well as those developing impactful or sustainable innovation, according to the statement.
The chosen startups will be showcased at an exhibition space at the center’s Startup Gallery, where their work will be presented to tens of thousands of global visitors, heads of state and delegations who visit regularly.
“‘I am made of the future’ my father would say. Indeed, we all are – innovation is the Israeli DNA,” said Chemi Peres, chairman of the Peres Center for Peace and Innovation founded by his father Shimon Peres. “Lack of natural resources meant that we innovated out of necessity, and abundance in creativity and audacity has made us the Innovation Nation. We are thrilled to be able to open this opportunity to showcase a new cohort of Israeli startups in a wide range of fields that are working hard to address major global challenges. These are the companies who will, in the future, change the world for the better – all made in Israel”.
Startups, companies, and research organizations can apply until March 19, 2020.