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Corporate Innovation and Corporate Venture Capital 2017 – Lessons from the Startup Nation 11-May-2017 @ WHU Dusseldorf

Though a small country, Israel has one of the world's most vibrant and innovative tech sectors and boasts more startups per capita than any other country in the world. An increasing number of German corporates have ventured into Israel to buy a window into this powerful talent pool and tech cluster. This was the focus of the upcoming Corporate Innovation and Corporate Venture Capital 2017 event, held on 11-May-2017 in Dusseldorf, Germany. The event featured internationally-renowned speakers, including Prof. Eli Talmor, Chair of the Coller Institute of Venture; Joerg Rheinboldt, CEO of Axel Springer Plug&Play Accelerator; Dr. Paolo Bavaj of Henkel; and Prof. Hossam Haick of the Technion Find out more and read relevant city cases inside.

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Aging Ventures and Silver-Tech — A Global Megatrend Guest Post by Dov Sugarman, an Expert in Senior Care Technology

In 2015, there were approximately 1.6 billion people in the world aged 50-plus, yet by 2050, this number is projected to double. The aging of society poses both challenges and opportunities to governments and private sector companies alike and is having a transformative impact, economically and socially. The past couple of years has seen the creation of several dedicated funds targeting investments in companies developing innovative solutions for seniors, and even Silicon Valley's most famous venture capitalists have begun betting on the “silver tech” niche. Read a guest post by Dov Sugarman, an expert in senior care technology.

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Jack Ma, CEO and Founder of Alibaba, Congratulates the Israel Innovation Authority

马云,阿里巴巴的创始人和首席执行官,祝贺以色列创新 局 “I have long admired the Israeli innovative prowess, diligence, will power, and wisdom,” says Jack Ma, the founder and CEO of Alibaba in a video celebrating the inauguration of the Israel Innovation Authority. Israel is the world’s leader in government sponsoring of innovation, and every dollar invested by the government yields 8 dollars in return.

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