Israeli startup companies presented innovation demos of their water and climate-tech solutions to a delegation of ambassadors to the United Nations on Tuesday under the auspices of Start-Up Nation Central, a non-profit organization that reports on the Israeli tech industry.
Israeli Ambassador to the UN Gilad Erdan led the ambassador delegation to the organization’s headquarters in Tel Aviv to receive in-depth reviews of the Israeli technological innovation ecosystem and how it is contributing toward the UN’s adopted Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The delegation included ambassadors to the UN from Benin, Burundi, Czech Republic, El Salvador, Estonia, Kazakhstan, Malawi, Panama, Poland, United Republic of Tanzania, and Uzbekistan.
“One of my main goals at the United Nations has been to illustrate how Israeli innovation is helping people all over the world,” said Erdan, “After spending a week in Israel, the ambassadors were able to see the innovative spirit that is infused throughout the people. Bringing the delegation of ambassadors to Start-Up Nation Central was the perfect way to cap off this trip and I am confident that they will be strong advocates of partnering with Israeli companies in the future, both at the UN and in their home countries”.
Among the Israeli startups showcasing their technologies were:
WaterGen; a company that developed a technology capable of producing clean and safe drinking water from the air.
The Sustainable Group; a company that develops zero-carbon, circular, and self-sustained infrastructure for resilient and climate-ready cities.
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SG Tech; a company that specializes in zero-carbon sustainable farming, with a focus on providing a sustainable solution for the livestock industry.
vBact; a company that develops and manufactures automated real-time systems for the detection and enumeration of bacteria and foreign microparticles in water.
Biotic; a company that created an environmentally friendly process for producing PHA polymer, which can be used as a fully biodegradable replacement for plastic.
Senecio Robotics; a company that builds solutions to automate the production and release of billions of sterile, non-biting male mosquitoes to suppress diseases such as malaria, dengue, and Zika, among others.
Eco Wave Power; a renewable energy company that developed a patented, smart, and cost-efficient technology for converting the motion of the ocean and sea waves into clean electricity.
“In Israel today, there are over 1,100 companies that offer diverse technological solutions to support global sustainable development in both societal and environmental arenas,” said Avi Hasson, CEO of Start-Up Nation Central. “While Israeli entrepreneurs continue to build on their achievements in water management, AgriFood-tech, and solar energy to tackle global climate challenges, the world is working to achieve the UN’s SDGs and decision-makers from around the world are increasingly looking at Israel’s innovation ecosystem for solutions to address global challenges and to meet these ambitious targets, including affordable and clean energy, sustainable cities, and climate action”.