We invite you to come and meet one of the most innovative countries on the planet. Join us on October 24-27 for Sweden Israel Innovation Days 2022.
Sweden sits at the cutting edge of innovation globally. In 2021 alone, Sweden was ranked the second most innovative economy in the world (World Intellectual Property Organization), third for its ability to provide prosperity to its people (Legatum Prosperity Index), and was the number one ranked country on the European Innovation Scoreboard (European Commission). In 2022, the World Economic Forum also put Sweden in the top five overall countries for its gender parity and especially noted Sweden’s excellent track record in economic participation and opportunity for women. In simple terms, Sweden is undisputedly a global leader in innovation.
Swedish companies can be found on the frontlines as the global climate crisis worsens. In 2020, LKAB, the Swedish state-owned company, committed $47 billion toward developing carbon-free iron ore, an essential component in the global steel industry; they plan to use electric arc furnaces to produce hydrogen-based direct reduced iron (also known as sponge iron), which would radically transform the sector’s carbon emissions. Gothenburg’s Heart Aerospace is committed to electrifying regional air travel and will deliver its first ES-19 all-electric commercial aeroplane in 2026; United Airlines, one of the largest airlines in the world, has already ordered 100 planes. And earlier this year, Northvolt opened Europe’s first homegrown gigafactory in northern Sweden and began commercial deliveries of li-ion batteries in May; the company has secured more than $50 billion in contracts from major auto manufacturers like BMW, Volkswagen, Volvo, and Scania. Every single one of these innovations will radically disrupt their respective industries; altogether, they have the potential to change the world.
On October 24-27, we invite you to join us for the inaugural Sweden Israel Innovation Days and its program, where you can meet some of Sweden’s up-and-coming innovation leaders in sustainability and cleantech. SISP, Ignite Sweden, in cooperation with Vinnova, Israel Export Institute & Business Sweden, is bringing a Swedish delegation of startups, corporates, investors, and innovation ecosystem leaders in Sustainability to Israel to connect with like-minded innovators here. The purpose of this visit is to build relationships, foster collaboration beyond this delegation and Sweden Israel Innovation Days, and connect the dots between two of the most innovative economies in the world. If you’re interested in getting the inside track on Europe’s most innovative country, this is your chance to meet Sweden face-to-face.
Agenda for day one:
08.30 - Doors open at Israel Export Institute, HaMered St 29, Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel
09.00 - Welcoming remarks
09.15 - Introduction to the Swedish Innovation Ecosystem
09.30 - Panel: What is the role of government in fostering sustainable innovation?
09:50 - Corporate collaboration to foster sustainable innovation
10.10 - Meet the startups and scaleups solving the challenges of tomorrow
10.30 - BREAK
10.45 - Case/panel: Incubators role in fostering innovations in sustainability
11.15 - Panel: Investing in sustaintech companies for future society: what are the challenges and opportunities?
11.45 - Closing remarks
12.00 - Lunch/networking reception
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Date: 24-27 October
Where: Tel Aviv, Israel
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