Event location: Online
Event date: 17.03.2021

WEBINAR Bridge of Innovation: Israel and Europe converge

When it comes to energy innovation – There is no place like Europe. Learn the best insights from the biggest energy players in IL & EU. 

About the event

It is all about the culture.

If you know someone’s culture, you will know him better and potentially connect better. Those nuances allow all of us (Entrepreneurs, professionals & decision-makers) to create meaningful relationships, partnerships, and open opportunities.

On the 17th of March, we will meet (online) to build a bridge of innovation between the EU and Israel. Firstly, ENGIE & EIT InnoEnergy will provide us some insights about the EU Green Deal and Energy Tech priorities with several shout-outs to entrepreneurs to take part in their programs.

This will be followed by a discussion of 3 different EU-IL partnerships sharing real-life stories containing the key fundamentals which allowed their successful mutual projects.

This is the first time we interview Israeli energy entrepreneurs and their European counterparts – Live. No filters. No secrets. No buzzwords.

Agenda (CET Time / Israel time)

13:00 – 13:10 (CET) / 14:00 – 14:10 (Israel) | Engaging with ENGIE: Call for projects Mrs. Csilla Kohalmi-Monfils, Innovation Ecosystems Director | Meet Engie New Ventures – Mr.Johann Boukhors, Managing Director of ENGIE New Ventures

 13:10-13:20 (CET) / 14:10 – 14:20 (Israel) | Big Green Deal and the open projects of EIT InnoEnergy in EU (10 min) – Mr. Pedro Riera Sarda, Chief Business Officer, EIT InnoEnergy


13:20 – 14:05 (CET) / 14:20-15:05 (Israel) | Micro panels – Bridging the cultural gap as a step for better innovation (15 min * 3)

 1st Panel  Investing in Israeli startups – All the way to the IPO

Arnout Dijkhuizen (ENGIE, former Board member of HomeBioGas appointed by Engie New Ventures) & Oshik Efrati (CEO, HomeBioGas)


 2nd Panel – Creating innovation together – All you wanted to know about EU R&D consortiums

Carlos Mol (Project coordinator, VITO) & Niles Fleisher (CEO, ALGOLION)


 3rd Panel – Innovation at the European edge – the story of building a POC for an EU based client

Nir Zohar (VP Business Development & Co-founder of Chakratec) & Klaus Katschinka (E-Mobility business developer, Wien Energie)


14:05-14:10 / 15:05-15:10  | Closing remarks – Ms. Anne Baer, (CEO, IKARE INNOVATION)

15:10 – 15:40 / 14:10 – 14:40 | Open networking

Face To Face meetings, facilitated by the networking function of Hop.in.


The event will be held on the Hop.in platform, direct link for joining will be send few days before the event itself. Please note that the platform will remain open for 72 Hours following the meeting to allow you to broaden your network.