June 25, 2022

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Israeli companies add to Vivatech buzz

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Led by Yossi Dan from the Israel-France Chamber of Commerce, a delegation of some 20 Israeli startups and quite a few investors arrived in this article at Vivatech, the greatest higher tech present in Europe, and under no circumstances stopped managing from one rendezvous to the upcoming in the huge corridor (air-conditioned for the 1st time) at the Porte de Versailles. Set with each other by Maurice Lévy, chairman of the board of advertising giant Publicis Groupe, together with the Les Echoes push team, Vivatech this 12 months took put in a really tense political context, especially with the Russian invasion of Ukraine. But on the ground of the corridor, amid the hundreds of crowded, colourful and loud company, regional and region stands and pavilions, there was no time for politics, such as for the Israeli delegation.

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With support from Michel Hauser-Kauffmann of the France-Israel chamber of commerce, Dan very first brought the delegation to the stand of mega French group Bouygues, which gave two Israeli clever mobility begin-ups an award.

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Product VP of Parknav, Simon Arazi, immediately spelled out that there are numerous startups making use of actual time knowledge to support people locate parking spots in towns, but that “acquiring only serious time date is worthless. Our method is based on stats improved with real-time information,” he ongoing, “and tells the person the percentage of odds of finding a place in a precise space.” Arazi said that some 150 metropolitan areas in Europe and the States are employing the Parknav technological know-how.

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Following to Arazi on the podium stood Dvir Kenig, head of the ITC startup, Intelligent Visitors Command. “We are enablers,” he explained, “assisting municipalities to protect against visitors jams by regulating lights at intersections.” On a pill computer, he confirmed me a targeted visitors jam in Tel Aviv with small bars on license plates to retain homeowners nameless. “We are related to cameras regulating the lights,” he ongoing.

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ITC has consumers in Israel, the US, Luxembourg, and a task in Brazil. But are not metropolitan areas seeking to eliminate vehicle traffic? Sure, but towns will usually have way too considerably car or truck and truck targeted visitors, both equally winners agreed.

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Also in the delegation was Yaron Golgher, head of I Know Initial. It delivers synthetic intelligence-primarily based algorithmic forecasting alternatives to make stock current market predictions and daily forecasts in more than 50 world markets. Previously showcased on Israel’s television channel 13 and i24 News, I Know Initially has received an award for ideal worldwide financial engineering startup at the Geneva Wealthtech Discussion board.

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The algorithm was initial designed for the chemical marketplace by associate Dr. Lipa Roitman, from Russia, who studied in Novosibirsk Condition College in Siberia and the Weizmann Institute of Science. Golgher referred to as him, “a genius, the smartest human being I have at any time satisfied.”

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He included, “and just as we never contact our clients’ income, he and I do not chat politics.”

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Golgher mentioned that the algorithm was pointing to rate hikes and shortages in the power, mining and food items sectors in Oct 2021 in advance of the war in Ukraine began, this means “the craze from this war was predictable.” Has this presented an possibility for traders? “I am not at all snug with calling price tag hikes and shortages for a lot of persons an option for a couple buyers,” he answered.

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Also in the delegation, Yotam Hechtlinger, head of exists.ai, which is in the early phase of enhancement of 3D web sites. “Technological innovation has attained the phase where we can build breathtaking internet sites that will attractiveness to persons and providers, not just gamers,” he said.

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Exists.ai has customers in Israel and the US, he noted, and hopes to broaden into France. He is creating a platform to make 3D web sites an web commodity. “This technological innovation can help make the environment a much better put,” he pointed out, “not just for online video game titles but to enrich the world wide web, to provide extra facts, to remedy challenges.”

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Hechtlinger commented, “Yossi and the chambers of commerce did a excellent occupation of introducing us to individuals here at Vivatech. We have a pair of potential customers from this demonstrate. Now we have to keep on generating noise about our products.”

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Indeed, startuppers created their way by way of thousands of people to check out a excellent number of French stands: LVMH (luxurious manufacturers), Paris Region, RATP (community transportation) AXA (insurance coverage), Bouygues, Orange, ENGIE (strength), BNP Paribas Michelin and JC Decaux, for instance.

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A specific be aware on Jacob Makhtabi and his uncooked, arms-on industrial French-Israeli startup, Hydro-ecotech. His patented innovation takes advantage of decomposed, demineralized water, in which hydrogen and oxygen molecules have been separated by electric recent, to cleanse carbon deposits (fuel and oil) from car or truck motor walls and their parts (cylinders, pistons and valves). Now that is a mouthful, or somewhat a truck and bus-entire!!

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“An motor that is not cleaned needs enhanced gas consumption and ultimately should be immobilized, and its sections replaced, which is pretty pricey,” he defined in French. (He also speaks fluent Hebrew, and some Arabic and Farsi, but no English.) “Ours is a innovative course of action for the industrial world, as we can clear two buses or trucks a day, whilst present techniques just take two days per auto if the cleansing is even completed,” he added. He at the moment has municipal transport clientele in Marseilles, his property town, the RATP, and many garbage truck corporations.

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Back again to the idea of “Tech for Great”, the slogan of Vivatech many several years in the past (in advance of the hall was air-conditioned). What about now? Vivatech founder Maurice Levy instructed Globes, “Tech for very good is now critical. Mankind’s genius has systematically assisted demolish the ecosystem, with overcrowded towns, bad transportation, pollution, forest destruction, and carbon emissions. With technologies, we can use that genius to reduce voracious strength use, create cleanse tech and new energies, and to much better health and fitness and education. Tech for great is the avenue for the potential.”

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Maurice Levy then took the stage with Makhtar Diop, head of the Worldwide Finance Corp, a department of the Entire world Financial institution, to open the Africa Tech Awards session, asserting finalists in three parts: health and fitness, fintech and weather-tech.

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“We are listed here to solve difficulties,” Levy told the crowd in the not quite total Phase One particular arena. “And Africa has no time to squander,” additional Diop, a previous Senegalese finance minister, arguably the most higher-degree formal from the African continent at the exhibit.”

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Doaa Aref and Dr. Rasha Rady, founders of Chefaa, a pharmacy shipping and delivery system from Cairo, Egypt, were being handed the health tech award. A youthful gentleman sitting down following to me and considerably from home, Luke Shankland from South Africa, whose Aviro Health and fitness startup performs digitalized, automatic health screening, graciously commented, “they deserved to gain.”

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He included that “aid for Africa does occur from the West but normally with strings hooked up. And significant American providers are employing away much of the top rated expertise in African international locations.” He recurring what Makhtar Diop had just reported on phase, “African billionaires ought to devote a lot more in technologies.”

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Next, a political scenario in which Israel finds alone concerned on both equally sides…a holographic deal with in augmented fact by none other than President Zelenskyy of Ukraine, in actuality by his avatar. He designed a plea for providers to invest in “a electronic land lease in the struggle for democracy against an empire, to reconstruct the Ukraine. Please help the Ukraine until finally victory,” he told the Stage 1 crowd, in an address coordinated with tech shows in Dublin, Zurich and London.

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“Ukraine justifies this gathering,” Maurice Levy informed the crowd, with out mentioning the word Russia. “They need us and we will need to assist them.” It is incredibly unconventional for a standing president to use a hologram and avatar, but this was Vivatech.

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Maurice Levy informed Globes, “it is far too early to see very long phrase outcomes from the war in Ukraine, alongside with the scenario with China, but technology have to uncover options to what I think will be the end of globalization as we have acknowledged it with absolutely free and open up markets. I see two massive developments: inflation for the following 12 to 18 months, with significant desire charges and the close of low-cost funds, and the repatriation of creation.”

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And the upcoming day, French President Macron, just back again from Kiev, was on stage. “The European know-how ecosystem can provide much aid to the Ukrainians, who are fighting for their liberty,” he informed the collecting.

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Macron promised additional community and non-public investment in technological innovation in France and Europe, as very well as in large tech schooling and training, starting at the middle university degree, to meet major troubles in well being, local weather, and to offer a superior everyday living for all.

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And Israeli startups have a function to enjoy in this tech for great, following what all existing agreed was incredibly favourable participation in Vivatech, with a great deal necessary assistance from the two chambers of commerce in Tel Aviv and Paris.

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In accordance to Vivatech, 91,000 website visitors attended the display at la Porte de Versailles, and there were 300,000 visits on the net.

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Posted by Globes, Israel business enterprise news – en.globes.co.il – on June 19, 2022.

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