Israel Presents Medical Devices Innovation in Medica 2011 in Germany

August 24, 2011 at 3:30 pm | Posted in Africa, Israel, Life sciences, Medical Devices, South Africa | Leave a comment
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Medical Devices from israelIsrael’s thriving Life Sciences industry is world renowned for its groundbreaking innovations, ingenuity and creativity.  Israel is home to over 900 Life Science companies, with 50-60 new companies being formed each year. Multinationals including J&J, Perrigo, GE Healthcare and Phillips Medical, together with local companies such as Teva, Given Imaging, Insightec, Medinol, Disc-o-tech, Brainstorm and others have been at the global forefront in the development and marketing of life-changing medical breakthroughs and valuable innovations.

Israel’s Life Science Firsts and Other Rankings:

  • 1st in the world for Medical Device patents per capita and 4th in Bio-Pharma (USPTO).
  • 1st in availability of Engineers and Scientists worldwide (IMD 2007).
  •  Pioneering Stem Cell research & therapeutics: 1st to demonstrate in-vitro differentiation of humanembryonic Stem Cells (hESC) and generation of human embryonic bodies.
  • 1st to genetically modify hESCs, including a line that represented a model for human disease (Lesch Nyhan disease).
  • 1st clinical trials of cell therapy treatments.
  • Israel is 2nd in Europe in the number per capita of private biotech companies with products in the pipeline.
  • Israel is 6th in the world in the number of scientific publications per capita.

In the coming Medica conference, the largest medical devices trade show in the world, which will take place in Dusseldorf, Germany during November 2011, Israel will showcase a diversity of solutions in areas such as:

Aesthetics and Dermatology, Cardio Vascular and Peripheral Vascular, Diagnostics, Disposables and Implantable, E.M.S, General Health, General Surgery, Infection Control and Infectious diseases, Industrial OEM, Intensive care, Laboratory equipment, Medical and hospital equipment, Monitoring, Neurology and Degenerative diseases, Rehabilitation, Respiratory and Pulmonary, Robotics, Telemedicine and Healthcare IT, Urology, Wound and Pain management.

The Israeli Embassy to South Africa would like to invite you to have pre-schedule meetings with the Israeli companies with solutions and devices of your company’s interests.

Please, Have a look at the attached catalogue and tell us who would you like to meet with. In order to pre-schedule meetings during Medica,  please, fill in your company details and contact details of the personnel who will show up for the meeting along with suggested time slots, each time slot (meeting) is 15-30 minutes.

Israel’s Medical Devices innovation

African Media Companies Welcomed at the Israeli Pavilion in IBC Amsterdam in September

August 22, 2011 at 10:47 pm | Posted in Africa, export, ICT, new media, software, South Africa, Telecommunication | Leave a comment
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We would like to introduce you the Israeli new Media sector. Israel has more than 700 new media companies whose offerings span the range of new media possibilities. These companies are active in broadcast, digital and cable TV, IPTV, OTT and satellite services, strong in content creation, delivery and management and have a potent presence in gaming.  Israeli companies are also dynamic players in internet applications and services,, online advertising, entertainment and video, search and social networking.

Israel's New-Media Companies

Israel's New-Media Companies

At IBC Amsterdam we offer South African companies an opportunity to have pre-scheduled one on one meetings with Israeli companies of interest. This year, 28 Israeli companies will showcase their advanced technologies ranging from digital, IPTV and OTT  solutions,  satellite services, content distribution and discovery as well as digital rights management solutions to name but a few. The main players in the South African media industry have already granted their visit to the Israeli pavilion and secured meetings with the Israeli technology vendors. What about you? Attached is a profile of the technological offerings that will be on display at our pavilion at IBC.  Please, feel free to view the companies and share with us the companies that you would be interested in meeting.

Israel’s New-Media Innovation

Israel is a micro-cosmos of the global new-media industry. Our pavilion in IBC, is a micro-cosmos of the entire event. Our mission is to give you the added value for your business and make your trip to Amsterdam as efficient as possible by helping you meeting all of the companies of your interest in the same venue and in the shortest time.

South African Government Confuses Renewable Energy Developers and Investors

July 26, 2011 at 1:57 pm | Posted in concentrated solar power, Energy, Environmental Technologies, Investment, Israel, Renewable energy, South Africa | 1 Comment
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The process of promoting generation of renewable energy in South Africa takes a long time. This is not a surprise, that was the case with many countries, as well as Israel. Recently, It was published that the regulator is considering to abandon the Feed-in-Tariff process which puts the tariffs in advance and is reviewing the possibility to go for a bidding process where the winner would be the bidder that will offer the lowest price.

I think that the South African misses two important points. It will leave the game for the biggest players only and will lose an opportunity to create jobs around the evolving renewable energy market, or at least, will create much less jobs. Second, the bidding process has proved itself an efficient and at least in Israel failed to meet time targets and is to be abandoned.

Israel dealt with a similar debate, whether to adopt the Feed-in-Tariff method or the bidding method to promote the generation of renewable energy into the grid. While the electricity Authority (the equivalent body in Israel for NERSA) supported the REFIT process and the Ministry of National Infrastructures (the equivalent to the Department of Energy) and the Ministry of Finance preferred the Bidding process. Israel decided to publish REFIT in 2008, while issuing few tenders in the bidding process.

While the bidding based projects are not making big progress the REFIT based projects generate 100 MW of small systems today, an approved accumulated capacity of 150 MW that will be implemented soon. Quota of 300 MW for medium size plants was published, projects with the accumulated capacity of 200MW where given licenses and other are awaiting approval – out of 1.3 GW of proposals.

Tenders in the bidding process published in 2008 and no one was awarded the contract yet. There is only one participant in each one of in two tenders for CSP plants (100MW each). There is also a tender for a PV plant (30MW) but bidders didn’t submit their final proposals yet.

  • Promotion of entrepreneurship and job creation: The Bidding process limits the game to few big players and excludes the small ones. The REFIT process allows to small and medium companies to participate. Israel developed an entire new renewable energy industry with close to a 100 active companies.
  • Efficiency: In bidding process the government becomes very involved and often intervenes in engineering and technological issues that is not capable to deal with. That’s creates delays and complications in the process.
  • Meeting the targets: Publishing tenders takes a lot of time, often much more than expected. That can result in not meeting the schedule targets. There is also a fear that companies that will lose the tenders will appeal to court and create more delays.
  • Simple rules of the game: the REFIT process puts together very simple rules that make it more transparent and easy to deal with.
  • The disadvantage of the REFIT process is that prices set at the beginning of the process do not reflect reduction in costs for the developers in the future. The solution is to publish quotas and a gradually decreasing REFIT.

All countries in Europe have decided to adopt the REFIT method. Israel found it as the most efficient way to promote renewable energy. I hope that South Africa will take the same way.

Dr. Ilan Suliman, former Vice chairman of the Israeli Electricity Authority has helped in putting these points together.

Israel to Lead the IBC New Media Show in Amsterdam for a Second Year in a Row

July 7, 2011 at 11:22 am | Posted in Africa, ICT, Israel, new media | Leave a comment
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With 48000 attendees and over 1300 exhibitors, IBC Amsterdam is the leading global new media trade show that will take palce from the 9th to the 13th of September this year. The event is home to cutting edge technologies in the delivery of broadcasting media, entertainment as well as content creation and management. The event is a must for all professionals working within the media, entertainment and broadcasting fields as one can easily find the latest developments in broadcasting, mobile, digital signage, IPTV as well as research and development. The benefits of attending this event are great as it enables companies to raise their profiles by interacting with innovators and senior executives which could open up future distribution channels. The event also facilitates debates on issues such as the challenges to the industry and the impact of IPTV which would provide insight for future strategies of companies. The event itself, spearheads the industry’s strategic agenda.

www.justad.tv

JustAd.TV is focused on non-linear TV advertising. The solution enables content owners and pay-TV operators to monetize TV content by offering a bouquet of viewer-friendly engaging formats custom-made for the non-linear TV experience.

This year, the Israeli pavilion at IBC will showcase 30 new media companies. The companies participating will showcase advanced technologies in mediums that include online advertising, multimedia content, broadband wireless solutions, satellite communication, Value Added Services, business analytics as well as content discovery, management and distribution. The technologies that will find at our pavilion include those from large companies such as Orca, Gilat Satcom and Pilat Media but also a number of startups that are characterized by innovation and entrepreneurship, low production costs and a willingness to adapt solutions to a customer’s requirements. To see all the technologies that will be showcased, please view the company profiles at www.israelmediainnovations.com, or look at the Israel Media Innovation Catalogue 2011.

Celeno is a leading provider of high performance Wi-Fi chips for HD multimedia and entertainment home networking applications

As a country that has a long tradition of enterprise innovation, Israeli companies will naturally be at the event. With over 700 new media companies, Israel is highly active in gaming, broadcasting, digital and cable TV, IPTV and satellite services, content creation, delivery and management. The digitally saturated, media savvy culture of early adopters has ensured the creation of sought after solutions for media outlets, operators and content providers. The solutions are sought after not only for their utility but also for their ability to increase revenue while enabling a rich user experience.

Tvinci is a pay OTT TV platform for operators, broadcasters and media companies interested in offering users linear content, catch-up TV and VOD on multiple devices.

The 2010 show was an Israeli-African success with more than a 100 meetings between Israeli and African companies. The leading  and energing players in the African market, such as Multi Choice,  Hi TV, Top TV, Altec UEC, found it valuable to meet with the Israeli vendors. We look forward to adding value to your participation at the event. To save you time and effort, we are willing to pre-schedule meetings for you, with our innovative companies. Contact us for more information. We will be at hall 3A15. See you there!

Never Too Late to Tell a Good Story:Israeli Energy Companies dominated Energy Conference in Johannesburg in March

May 3, 2011 at 6:01 pm | Posted in Africa, concentrated solar power, Energy, Environmental Technologies, export, Israel, Renewable energy, Solar Water Heaters, South Africa | Leave a comment
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My apology for the delay. It just has been a hectic period. too much work and too much public holidays – dangerous combination.

Just a week before a visit of 10 Israeli energy companies, the South African energy regulator, NERSA, decided to publish a consultation paper that aims at the slashing of the feed-in-tariffs by 20% to 40%. That was a blow to the efforts that we made and lots of companies did – not only from Israel. It seems to me that South Africa does the same mistakes Israel did, just few years ago (Israel is ahead than South Africa and has published the tenders for renewable energy generation).

The main two mistakes of the South African government are that they do not understand the importance of an aggressive promotion of the renewable energy projects in their first steps. Another problem is that different South African government entities do not speak in one voice. Israel did the same 2 mistakes at the beginning. But – as we gave it the necessary resources and government entities coordinated their efforts, the projects started running.

The Director General of the Ministry of Industry Trade and Labour of Israel, Mr. Sharon Kedmi, headed the delegation and spoke at the Cleantech day of Power & electricity World Africa said to his South African and African fellows: : you can make your own mistakes, but do not repeat ours – there is no point doing that!”.

The Israeli delegation included 10 companies in the areas of concentrated PV, PV panels, PV generators, solar water heating and more.

Director General, Sharon Kedmi, Ambassador Dov Segev Steinberg and Trade Attache Or Pearl cut the ribon at the Israel Newtech Pavilion

New Campign to Introduce Israeli Telecom Technologies to African Companies towards MWC, Barcelona Next Year

November 18, 2010 at 3:15 pm | Posted in Africa, export, ICT, Israel, Start-ups, Telecom | Leave a comment
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With about 56 Israeli companies (doubled from last year) and a very diverse portfolio containing innovative, advanced and technology-proved solutions, we are excited towards coming to MWC 2011 and meeting with our African potential partners & customers. It is with great pride that we look forward to presenting them with the great innovations coming from Israel.

Israeli companies drive value in 2010

Israeli companies drive value in 2010

The telecom market is growing rapidly, and will continue to grow, exponentially in the coming years. That is true globally and in relation to Africa, in particular.

The fast growth of the telecommunications market in Africa, along with the stabilization of the “traditional” western markets, makes Africa a desirable market for telecommunications vendors. Many of the vendors, presenting in Israel national Pavilion, wish to penetrate the African market. Full article.

Israeli Water Technology Companies Cooperate with Mining Related Companies in SA to address the AMD Challenge

October 16, 2010 at 11:15 am | Posted in Environmental Technologies, Israel, Water | Leave a comment
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A visit of 16 water technology companies from Israel has been concluded with great success. Participants from both countries believe that the potential for cooperation is vast. The Israeli delegation included companies that offer desalination solutions, filtration, monitoring, pies and joints, tube cleaning systems and more. more than a hundred 1 on 1 meetings happened between the Israeli and South African companies and 5 seminars that emphasized the need for cooperation. Full article.

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Medical Devices from Israel to be Introduced to SA Companies in Medica, Germany in November

September 28, 2010 at 4:02 pm | Posted in export, Israel, Life sciences, Medical Devices, South Africa, Start-ups | Leave a comment
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more than 40 Israeli companies will present in the Israeli pavilion at Medica. The leading global conference and exhibition for medical devices that takes place every November in Düsseldorf, Germany. The Trade Office of the Embassy of Israel to South Africa is inviting SA companies that plan to attend the German event to visit the Israeli pavilion and to have pre-scheduled, 1 on 1 meetings with the Israel companies. Browse our catalogue on www.israelmedicalinnovation.com or on the below file.

Israel Medica2010 Companies Catalogue

Full article.

Mine Water Solutions from Israel: Brokerage Event on the 12th of October, Sandton

September 23, 2010 at 11:27 am | Posted in Africa, Environmental Technologies, Mining, South Africa, Water | Leave a comment
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As a country that suffers from water scarcity, Israel developed world class technologies that supported us in making the desert a flourishing garden, develop modern agriculture and use our water resources in the most efficient way. Israel treats 91% of its water, 76% are being recycled and reused. Israel produces 50% of its water needs by desalinating sea water and recycling. That fortune has enabled us to develop an advanced water technology industry that, we believe, can be very instrumental in rising up to the challenges faced by the mining industry in South Africa.

The Embassy of Israel has partnered with a local team, comprised of 3 mine water specialists:  Prof Jannie Maree, Mr Meiring du Plessis and Mr Wynand Louw. They visited Israel to screen the Israeli companies and found out that the water technologies available are either new or improvements over what is currently in use in South Africa.

We would like to invite you to a mine water brokerage event organized by the Embassy of Israel. The event will take place  on the 12th of October, from 09h00 to 17h00, at the Hotel balalaika in Sandton (20 Maude St.) where we host 16 companies from Israel and mining groups and engineering firms from South Africa.

The Israeli and south African companies will engage in 1 on 1 meetings session, with the hope to find common ground for cooperation. Please, see the below catalogue of mine water solutions from Israel. We invite you to have a look at the catalogue an mark for us companies that are interesting for you to meet in person and we will schedule the meeting for you.

Mine Water Solutions from Israel

South Africa Shows Great Interest in Israeli New-Media Technologies

September 23, 2010 at 10:15 am | Posted in export, ICT, Israel, new media | Leave a comment
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More than a 100 meetings between Israeli technology companies to South African and African media companies last week in global media event in Amsterdam. Following the Visit of Israel’s Efrat Fenigson to South Africa in July and a seminar on new-media technologies from Israel, many of South Africa’s TV operators, broadcasters and related companies visited the Israeli pavilion at the IBC Amsterdam exhibition and conference.

The Embassy of Israel thanks all the south Africans that have visited our pavilion and that expressed interest to cooperate with Israeli companies. for us, it is a start of long term partnership. We invite you to come to Israel to attend Contech Israel 2010 (8-10 November), to meet more Israeli technology providers and meet global industry leaders at the conference.


The Embassy of Israel stands in support of the South African broadcasting industry in its efforts to keep the decision to adopt the European digital broadcasting standard DVB-S. We believe that that is the right standard for South Africa, both in technological point of view and social point of view. There s no doubt that in terms of economy of scale, the Euroean standard is more valuable, while the Japanese one, will limit the SA industry to the local market.

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