Led by Yossi Dan from the Israel-France Chamber of Commerce, a delegation of some twenty Israeli startups and a number of other buyers arrived right here at Vivatech, the most important excessive tech present in Europe, and by no means stopped working from one rendezvous to the subsequent within the enormous corridor (air-conditioned for the primary time) on the Porte de Versailles. Put collectively by Maurice Lévy, chairman of the board of promoting large Publicis Groupe, together with the Les Echoes press group, Vivatech this yr happened in a really tense political context, particularly with the Russian invasion of Ukraine. However on the ground of the corridor, among the many tons of of crowded, colourful and loud firm, regional and nation stands and pavilions, there was no time for politics, together with for the Israeli delegation.
With assist from Michel Hauser-Kauffmann of the France-Israel chamber of commerce, Dan first introduced the delegation to the stand of mega French group Bouygues, which gave two Israeli good mobility start-ups an award.
Product VP of Parknav, Simon Arazi, shortly defined that there are a lot of startups utilizing actual time knowledge to assist folks discover parking spots in cities, however that “having solely actual time date is ineffective. Our system relies on statistics improved with real-time knowledge,” he continued, “and tells the person the share of possibilities of discovering a spot in a selected space.” Arazi stated that some 150 cities in Europe and the States are utilizing the Parknav know-how.
Subsequent to Arazi on the rostrum stood Dvir Kenig, head of the ITC startup, Clever Site visitors Management. “We’re enablers,” he defined, “serving to municipalities to forestall visitors jams by regulating lights at intersections.” On a pill laptop, he confirmed me a visitors jam in Tel Aviv with little bars on license plates to maintain house owners nameless. “We’re linked to cameras regulating the lights,” he continued.
ITC has shoppers in Israel, the US, Luxembourg, and a venture in Brazil. However aren’t cities making an attempt to eradicate automotive visitors? Sure, however cities will all the time have an excessive amount of automotive and truck visitors, each winners agreed.
Additionally within the delegation was Yaron Golpher, head of I Know First. It gives synthetic intelligence-based algorithmic forecasting options to make inventory market predictions and each day forecasts in additional than 50 world markets. Already featured on Israel’s tv channel 13 and i24 Information, I Know First has gained an award for finest worldwide monetary know-how startup on the Geneva Wealthtech Discussion board.
The algorithm was first developed for the chemical business by associate Dr. Lipa Roitman, from Russia, who studied in Novosibirsk State College in Siberia and the Weizmann Institute of Science. Golpher known as him, “a genius, the neatest particular person I’ve ever met.”
He added, “and simply as we don’t contact our shoppers’ cash, he and I don’t speak politics.”
Golpher famous that the algorithm was pointing to cost hikes and shortages within the power, mining and meals sectors in October 2021 earlier than the struggle in Ukraine started, that means “the pattern from this struggle was predictable.” Has this introduced a chance for buyers? “I’m not in any respect comfy with calling worth hikes and shortages for many individuals a chance for just a few buyers,” he answered.
Additionally within the delegation, Yotam Hechtlinger, head of exists.ai, which is within the early stage of improvement of 3D web sites. “Expertise has reached the stage the place we will create spectacular web sites that can enchantment to people and firms, not simply avid gamers,” he stated.
Exists.ai has shoppers in Israel and the US, he famous, and hopes to broaden into France. He’s making a platform to make 3D web sites an web commodity. “This know-how may also help make the world a greater place,” he famous, “not only for video video games however to complement the web, to supply extra info, to resolve issues.”
Hechtlinger commented, “Yossi and the chambers of commerce did an excellent job of introducing us to folks right here at Vivatech. Now we have a few leads from this present. Now we’ve got to proceed making noise about our product.”
Certainly, startuppers made their means by means of hundreds of tourists to go to an excellent variety of French stands: LVMH (luxurious manufacturers), Paris Area, RATP (public transport) AXA (insurance coverage), Bouygues, Orange, ENGIE (power), BNP Paribas Michelin and JC Decaux, for instance.
A particular observe on Jacob Makhtabi and his uncooked, hands-on industrial French-Israeli startup, Hydro-ecotech. His patented innovation makes use of decomposed, demineralized water, during which hydrogen and oxygen molecules have been separated by electrical present, to scrub carbon deposits (gas and oil) from car engine partitions and their elements (cylinders, pistons and valves). Now that could be a mouthful, or relatively a truck and bus-full!!
“An engine that’s not cleaned calls for elevated gas consumption and finally have to be immobilized, and its elements changed, which could be very costly,” he defined in French. (He additionally speaks fluent Hebrew, and a few Arabic and Farsi, however no English.) “Ours is a revolutionary course of for the commercial world, as we will clear two buses or vans a day, whereas present procedures take two days per car if the cleansing is even carried out,” he added. He at present has municipal transport shoppers in Marseilles, his house metropolis, the RATP, and a number of other rubbish truck corporations.
Again to the idea of “Tech for Good”, the slogan of Vivatech a number of years in the past (earlier than the corridor was air-conditioned). What about now? Vivatech founder Maurice Levy informed Globes, “Tech for good is now important. Mankind’s genius has systematically helped destroy the setting, with overcrowded cities, poor transportation, air pollution, forest destruction, and carbon emissions. With know-how, we will use that genius to decrease voracious power consumption, develop clear tech and new energies, and to higher well being and schooling. Tech for good is the avenue for the longer term.”
Maurice Levy then took the stage with Makhtar Diop, head of the Worldwide Finance Corp;, a department of the World Financial institution, to open the Africa Tech Awards session, saying finalists in three areas: well being, fintech and climate-tech.
“We’re right here to resolve issues,” Levy informed the gang within the not fairly full Stage One enviornment. “And Africa has no time to waste,” added Diop, a former Senegalese finance minister, arguably probably the most high-level official from the African continent on the present.”
Doaa Aref and Dr. Rasha Rady, founders of Chefaa, a pharmacy supply platform from Cairo, Egypt, have been handed the well being tech award. A younger man sitting subsequent to me and much from house, Luke Shankland from South Africa, whose Aviro Well being startup performs digitalized, automated well being screening, graciously commented, “they deserved to win.”
He added that “assist for Africa does come from the West however usually with strings hooked up. And large American corporations are hiring away a lot of the highest expertise in African international locations.” He repeated what Makhtar Diop had simply stated on stage, “African billionaires should make investments extra in know-how.”
Subsequent, a political scenario during which Israel finds itself concerned on each side…a holographic tackle in augmented actuality by none aside from President Zelensky of Ukraine, in truth by his avatar. He made a plea for corporations to spend money on “a digital land lease within the wrestle for democracy towards an empire, to reconstruct the Ukraine. Please assist the Ukraine till victory,” he informed the Stage One crowd, in an tackle coordinated with tech exhibits in Dublin, Zurich and London.
“Ukraine deserves this gathering,” Maurice Levy informed the gang, with out mentioning the phrase Russia. “They want us and we have to assist them.” It is extremely uncommon for a standing president to make use of a hologram and avatar, however this was Vivatech.
Maurice Levy informed Globes, “it’s too early to see long run penalties from the struggle in Ukraine, together with the scenario with China, however know-how should discover options to what I consider would be the finish of globalization as we’ve got identified it with free and open markets. I see two huge tendencies: inflation for the subsequent 12 to 18 months, with excessive rates of interest and the top of low-cost cash, and the repatriation of manufacturing.”
And the subsequent day, French President Macron, simply again from Kiev, was on stage. “The European know-how ecosystem can carry a lot assist to the Ukrainians, who’re combating for his or her freedom,” he informed the gathering.
Macron promised extra private and non-private funding in know-how in France and Europe, in addition to in excessive tech coaching and schooling, starting on the center faculty degree, to fulfill main challenges in well being, local weather, and to supply a greater life for all.
And Israeli startups have a job to play on this tech for good, after what all current agreed was very constructive participation in Vivatech, with a lot wanted assist from each chambers of commerce in Tel Aviv and Paris.
Revealed by Globes, Israel enterprise information – en.globes.co.il – on June 19, 2022.
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