February 15, 2019
8:30 am – 10:00 am | Abraham S. & Minnie Kay Conference Center at The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington, 6101 Executive Blvd, North Bethesda
From the Desert for the World: Israel’s Water Innovations
American Associates, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, in cooperation with the Maryland/Israel Development Center and The Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Washington invite you to a special briefing featuring Prof. Noam Weisbrod, Director, Jacob Blaustein Institutes for Desert Research at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. Prof. Wesibrod’s area of expertise is related to contaminant hydrology and unsaturated systems.
The event is free of charge. Registration is required. RSVP to David Speer at email@example.com or 410-205-5408. Lite breakfast to be served. Dietary laws observed.
January 16, 2019
7:00 – 9:00 pm | Baltimore
Collaboration and Innovation in Healthcare
Join the Maimonides Society for an inside look into Maryland and Israel’s role in the medical field. Hear from two companies redefining disease prevention and treatment. Featuring representatives from Alpha Tau Medical and Lonza. Moderated by Barry Bogage, Executive Director, MIDC. For more information and to register, click here>>>.
January 9, 2019
5:30 – 7:00 pm | Baltimore
Exclusive Israel Tech Update Networking Event featuring Mark Riccobono, President, Baltimore-headquartered National Federation of the Blind, on recent Israel trip to test breakthrough artificial vision technology and self-driving cars. Live technology demonstration by Israeli startup OrCam.
For more information and to register, click here>>>.
Join or commit to a 2019 MIDC Membership and attend for free. To learn about the many levels and benefits of membership, click here>>>.
For questions, contact Nancy Boguslaw, NBoguslaw@MarylandIsrael.org.
2018 Events: Start-Up Nation Series – Israel’s 70th Anniversary – showcasing Israeli Companies in Maryland
In recognition of Israel’s 70th Anniversary, the Maryland/Israel Development Center hosted a series of events throughout the State of Maryland showcasing Israeli companies with offices in Maryland and Grant opportunities for US companies to collaborate with Israeli companies. The series was free to any 2018 MIDC member.
March 21, 2018 – “Israel’s Entrepreneurial Ecosystem” featuring Israeli’s leading companies in Maryland and US/Israel grant opportunities
8:00 – 10:00 a.m. | Annapolis
Co-sponsored by the Baltimore Jewish Council and the Maryland Chamber of Commerce. Anne Arundel Economic Development Corporation is an event partner. Eran Nitzan, Israeli Embassy Minister of Economic Affairs, ELTA North America and Medispec are the featured speakers.
April 10, 2018 – “Israel – The Startup Nation and Montgomery County” featuring Israeli Companies in Montgomery County and US/Israel grant opportunities
7:30 – 9:15 a.m. | Silver Spring, United Therapeutics Corporation
Co-sponsored by the Montgomery County Economic Development Corporation and the Maryland Tech Council featuring Yifat Alon Perel, Minister for Economic and Trade Affairs, Israeli Embassy in Washington DC and presentations by Israeli companies in Montgomery County: Medispec, Sepio and Sesame Enable. For registration and additional event information click here.
May 8, 2018 – “Israel – The Startup Nation and Baltimore County” featuring Israeli Companies in Baltimore County and US/Israel grant opportunities
5:15- 7:00 pm | Baltimore, bwtech@UMBC, South Campus-3rd Floor Cafeteria
Co-sponsored by the Baltimore County Department of Economic and Workforce Development and Baltimore Chamber of Commerce.
Israeli companies in Baltimore presenting are Ron Smith, National Sales Manager, ISR Corporation; Eran Jedwab, CEO & Founder, Jedvice and Harry Kozlovsky, Executive Customer Success Manager, Nayax. Remarks by Yifat Alon Perel, Minister for Economic and Trade Affairs, Israel Embassy. For registration and additional event information click here.
June 13, 2018 – “Israel – The Startup Nation and Howard County “featuring Israeli Companies in Howard County and US/Israel grant opportunities
5:30 -7:00 pm | Columbia, USRA Headquarters, 7178 Columbia Gateway Drive (note new location)
Co-sponsored by the Howard County Economic Development Authority featuring Israel’s Missile Defense Attaché on how the U.S./Israel partnership that developed the anti-missile system benefits the United States. Israeli companies based in Howard County, including ELTA North America, Milestone Sports and VAYA Pharma. Grant opportunities for U.S.–Israel collaboration will also be presented. For registration and additional event information, click here.
June 19, 2018 – “Israel – The Startup Nation and Frederick County” featuring Frederick/Israel business opportunities and grants for R&D collaboration
12:00 -1:30 pm | Patriot Technologies in Frederick County
Co-sponsored by Frederick County Office of Economic Development.
Learn about business opportunities working with Israeli companies and doing business in Israel from the actual experience of Frederick County companies, Patriot Technologies and Lonza. Patriot President & CEO Steve Keefe will describe their grant funded cyber security development project with Israel’s Radiflow and Lonza’s Director of Research Eytan Abraham will discuss Lonza’s new Israeli R&D Center. To register click here.
November 14, 2018: “Maryland and Israel: Improving the Lives of the People with Disabilities”
8:00 – 9:30 a.m. | Rockville
Three Israeli “assistive technology” companies, Acoustic Protocol (develops acoustic infrastructure that enables the mapping and integration of acoustic signatures), AmplioSpeech (digital telespeech therapy platform) and OrCam (a wearable artificial vision platform improving the lives of individuals who are blind, visually impaired and have reading difficulties) will be featured.
Lynn Shapiro Snyder, Senior Member of Epstein Becker Green in the Health Care and Life Sciences and Litigation practices in the firm’s Washington, DC, office, and a member of the MIDC board, will emcee the program.
The event is co-sponsored by Epstein Becker Green, the Maryland/Israel Development Center and the Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Washington and in partnership with MIDC Gold Sponsors: Epstein Becker Green and LifeBridge Health; MIDC Silver Sponsors: Baker Donelson and The Marvin Schapiro Family Foundation.
Registration is required. For more information and to register, click here .
More about Acoustic Protocol:
Based in Maryland with R&D in Israel, Acoustic Protocol develops the infrastructure for integration of acoustic signatures in our daily lives. The first product Acoustic Protocol recently released, HEAROES, captures public announcements and delivers them directly to the users cell phone. With multiple uses HEAROES is a practical tool for the general public, yet it particularly addresses special needs of the deaf and hard of hearing growing population. Read more about Acoustic Protocol.
More about AmplioSpeech:
AmplioSpeech delivers innovative speech-language therapy, that optimizes clinical outcomes with the power of award-winning technologies, revolutionary service delivery model and a community of qualified speech-language pathologists. Read more about AmplioSpeech.
More about OrCam:
OrCam’s breakthrough artificial vision technology gives independence to people who are blind, visually impaired, have a reading disability or other conditions. The OrCam MyEye assistive technology device instantly and discreetly reads any printed and digital text, from any surface – including newspapers, books, computer and smartphone screens, restaurant menus, labels on supermarket products and street signs – as well as recognizes individual people and products. Read more about OrCam.