13 July 2016 - 14 July 2016
Laxenburg, Austria

Israeli Delegation Visits IIASA

On 13-14 July the IIASA Director General and CEO Professor Dr. Pavel Kabat, Program Directors, and other IIASA senior officials met with a delegation from Israel to discuss enhancing research collaborations and Israel becoming a member of IIASA.

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IIASA leadership and Program Directors met with Dr. Shmuel Abramzon (Head of Research at the National Economic Council of Israel). Dr. Abramzon was accompanied by representatives of Tel Aviv University, the Ministry of Energy, the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Environmental Protection.

Israel is a world leader in science and innovation with a recent report by the World Economic Forum concluding: “The country’s main strengths remain its world-class capacity for innovation (3rd), which rests on highly innovative businesses that benefit from the presence of the world’s best research institutions geared toward the needs of the business sector.” Such strength in innovation combined with IIASA’s expertise in systems analysis, offers substantial benefits for both Israel and IIASA.

In April 2016 IIASA Director General Professor Dr. Pavel Kabat and Special Advisor to the Director General Professor Chin-Min Lee visited Israel with representatives of IIASA Programs, to attend a number of meetings and events with senior members of Israel’s government and the country’s academic sector. This follow up visit to IIASA provided more detailed information about IIASA’s work. The delegation heard presentations from various IIASA programs, which were followed by individual meetings with IIASA researchers to discuss future collaborations.

(L-R): Chin-Min Lee (Special Advisor to the IIASA Director General and CEO), Yossi Rosenwaks, Karen Umansky, Ela Weinstein, Sarah Hadar, Vered Blass, Uri Lerner, Zohar Barnett-Itzhaki, Shmuel Abramzon, Orit Raphaeli, Professor Dr. Pavel Kabat (IIASA Director General and CEO)

Members of the Israeli Delegation

Dr. Shmuel Abramzon, Head of Research, National Economic Council, PMO

Professor Yossi Rosenwaks, Dean of the Faculty of Engineering and Head of the
Renewable Energy Research Center, Tel Aviv University

Dr. Vered Blass
, Head of Innovations and Industrial Ecology Lab, Tel Aviv University

Ms. Karen Umansky, Doctoral Student, Tel Aviv University

Dr. Orit Raphaeli, Post-Doc Fellow (Mimshak), Ministry of Energy

Ms. Sarah Hadar, Senior Economist, Ministry of Energy

Ms. Ela Weinstein, Executive Assistant to Deputy Director of Planning and Policy, Ministry of Environmental Protection

Mr. Uri Lerner, Post-Doc Fellow (Mimshak), Ministry of Environmental Protection

Dr. Zohar Barnett-Itzhaki, Post-Doc Fellow (Mimshak), Ministry of Health

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