A new sea and ocean innovation community called OceanTech has been launched in Israel. The community was founded by Arieli Capital in collaboration with Startup Nation Central, universities, research institutes and industry bodies, with the aim of promoting and employing technologies and startups from Israel dealing with the marine and ocean area.
“Over 70 percent of the earth’s surface is covered with water that affects every aspect of our lives and our future, from food, transportation, trade, climate, energy and more.” says Or Haviv, partner and head of innovation at Ariel Capital. “The field of marine technology has advanced greatly in recent years and occupies a respectable place among leading economies such as the United States, Canada, China, South America, Europe and more through various industries – aquaculture, shipping and trade, transport, sustainability and climate, energy and more. toga. “
The aquaculture industry is the fastest growing industry among the food industry in the global economy, largely due to the steady decline in offshore fishing and increasing demand. Experts expect faster growth of this field in the coming decades. The global marine biotechnology market exceeds $ 7 billion with steady growth of half a billion dollars per year. And in Israel this field is flourishing.
“Establishing an Israeli ecosystem in this field will enable learning to promote and create cross-sectoral cooperation for innovation in the field of seas and oceans. We also aim to position Israel as an international center for innovation in the field of seas and oceans. We want to promote responsible use of seas and oceans. this precious global asset and do our part to ensure that future generations can also enjoy this amazing resource we have on earth, ”Haviv said.
The event that will launch the first innovation community of its kind in the field of sea and ocean will be held on April 26 by the Arieli Capital team. Speakers and partners at the event will be top figures from the Israeli ecosystem: Startup Nation Central, Haifa University, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev and Hebrew University of Jerusalem, research institutes such as R&D Ramat Hanegev, Inter-University Institute, Institute for Marine and Lake Research , innovation centers such as Frontier and Eilat Tech Center Hub, industrial companies such as: Israeli ports and underwater observatory in Eilat, marine food factories such as: Aradg and Aquatech, as well as Israeli technology company E Concrete that has developed a unique technology for environmentally friendly concrete through marine exploration.
Posted by Globes, business news in Israel – en.globes.co.il – April 22, 2021
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