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 twenty Israeli startups and several traders arrived listed here at Vivatech, the most significant significant tech exhibit in Europe, and never stopped managing from one rendezvous to the upcoming in the substantial hall (air-conditioned for the initial time) at the Porte de Versailles. Set jointly by Maurice Lévy, chairman of the board of advertising and marketing huge Publicis Groupe, together with the Les Echoes press group, Vivatech this yr took spot in a incredibly tense political context, primarily with the Russian invasion of Ukraine. But on the flooring of the hall, amid the hundreds of crowded, colourful and loud organization, regional and country stands and pavilions, there was no time for politics, together with for the Israeli delegation.

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With enable from Michel Hauser-Kauffmann of the France-Israel chamber of commerce, Dan initially brought the delegation to the stand of mega French group Bouygues, which gave two Israeli wise mobility start out-ups an award.

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Product or service VP of Parknav, Simon Arazi, swiftly described that there are a lot of startups utilizing real time information to assistance folks locate parking spots in metropolitan areas, but that “having only actual time day is useless. Our process is dependent on figures improved with serious-time data,” he continued, “and tells the consumer the percentage of likelihood of obtaining a place in a specific area.” Arazi mentioned that some 150 metropolitan areas in Europe and the States are applying the Parknav technological innovation.

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Following to Arazi on the podium stood Dvir Kenig, head of the ITC startup, Clever Website traffic Command. “We are enablers,” he spelled out, “aiding municipalities to reduce traffic jams by regulating lights at intersections.” On a pill computer system, he showed me a site visitors jam in Tel Aviv with minor bars on license plates to continue to keep owners nameless. “We are linked to cameras regulating the lights,” he continued.

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ITC has customers in Israel, the US, Luxembourg, and a project in Brazil. But are not towns seeking to remove auto website traffic? Indeed, but towns will always have way too much automobile and truck targeted visitors, both winners agreed.

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Also in the delegation was Yaron Golpher, head of I Know 1st. It provides artificial intelligence-dependent algorithmic forecasting answers to make stock marketplace predictions and day-to-day forecasts in far more than 50 world markets. Presently highlighted on Israel’s television channel 13 and i24 Information, I Know 1st has won an award for greatest international economical technological innovation startup at the Geneva Wealthtech Discussion board.

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The algorithm was 1st made for the chemical marketplace by companion Dr. Lipa Roitman, from Russia, who researched in Novosibirsk State University in Siberia and the Weizmann Institute of Science. Golpher named him, “a genius, the smartest person I have at any time achieved.”

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He added, “and just as we really do not contact our clients’ revenue, he and I do not chat politics.”

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Golpher famous that the algorithm was pointing to price hikes and shortages in the electricity, mining and foodstuff sectors in Oct 2021 in advance of the war in Ukraine commenced, this means “the craze from this war was predictable.” Has this introduced an option for buyers? “I am not at all cozy with contacting cost hikes and shortages for lots of people an option for a couple of buyers,” he answered.

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Also in the delegation, Yotam Hechtlinger, head of exists.ai, which is in the early stage of growth of 3D internet sites. “Technological innovation has reached the phase where by we can produce impressive internet sites that will attraction to individuals and companies, not just players,” he mentioned.

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Exists.ai has clients in Israel and the US, he mentioned, and hopes to broaden into France. He is developing a system to make 3D internet sites an world-wide-web commodity. “This technological innovation can enable make the entire world a greater location,” he observed, “not just for movie online games but to enrich the internet, to deliver additional details, to resolve complications.”

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Hechtlinger commented, “Yossi and the chambers of commerce did a very good occupation of introducing us to people today below at Vivatech. We have a pair of prospects from this display. Now we have to continue on creating sounds about our product or service.”

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Certainly, startuppers made their way by means of thousands of visitors to check out a very good number of French stands: LVMH (luxury brands), Paris Area, RATP (community transportation) AXA (insurance), Bouygues, Orange, ENGIE (electricity), BNP Paribas Michelin and JC Decaux, for case in point.

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A particular note on Jacob Makhtabi and his raw, palms-on industrial French-Israeli startup, Hydro-ecotech. His patented innovation employs decomposed, demineralized drinking water, in which hydrogen and oxygen molecules have been divided by electric present, to clean carbon deposits (gas and oil) from vehicle engine walls and their elements (cylinders, pistons and valves). Now that is a mouthful, or alternatively a truck and bus-total!!

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“An engine that is not cleaned calls for enhanced gasoline consumption and sooner or later must be immobilized, and its components replaced, which is incredibly pricey,” he discussed in French. (He also speaks fluent Hebrew, and some Arabic and Farsi, but no English.) “Ours is a groundbreaking approach for the industrial environment, as we can clean up two buses or vans a working day, whereas present-day methods get two days for every vehicle if the cleansing is even carried out,” he included. He at the moment has municipal transport shoppers in Marseilles, his property city, the RATP, and several rubbish truck corporations.

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Again to the principle of “Tech for Very good”, the slogan of Vivatech numerous a long time in the past (right before the corridor was air-conditioned). What about now? Vivatech founder Maurice Levy informed Globes, “Tech for superior is now important. Mankind’s genius has systematically served ruin the natural environment, with overcrowded towns, poor transportation, pollution, forest destruction, and carbon emissions. With technological know-how, we can use that genius to lessen voracious energy consumption, produce thoroughly clean tech and new energies, and to superior wellbeing and training. Tech for great is the avenue for the future.”

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Maurice Levy then took the stage with Makhtar Diop, head of the International Finance Corp, a branch of the Globe Financial institution, to open the Africa Tech Awards session, saying finalists in a few areas: health, fintech and climate-tech.

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“We are right here to remedy troubles,” Levy informed the group in the not really whole Phase One particular arena. “And Africa has no time to waste,” additional Diop, a previous Senegalese finance minister, arguably the most substantial-level formal from the African continent at the display.”

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Doaa Aref and Dr. Rasha Rady, founders of Chefaa, a pharmacy shipping system from Cairo, Egypt, ended up handed the overall health tech award. A young person sitting down following to me and significantly from home, Luke Shankland from South Africa, whose Aviro Overall health startup performs digitalized, automated health screening, graciously commented, “they deserved to acquire.”

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He additional that “enable for Africa does arrive from the West but typically with strings hooked up. And major American firms are choosing absent considerably of the best talent in African countries.” He recurring what Makhtar Diop experienced just explained on stage, “African billionaires ought to spend a lot more in technological know-how.”

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Next, a political problem in which Israel finds alone associated on each sides…a holographic address in augmented reality by none other than President Zelenskyy of Ukraine, in point by his avatar. He built a plea for organizations to devote in “a digital land lease in the battle for democracy against an empire, to reconstruct the Ukraine. Remember to support the Ukraine until victory,” he explained to the Stage 1 group, in an tackle coordinated with tech shows in Dublin, Zurich and London.

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“Ukraine warrants this gathering,” Maurice Levy informed the crowd, without the need of mentioning the phrase Russia. “They require us and we need to have to aid them.” It is incredibly uncommon for a standing president to use a hologram and avatar, but this was Vivatech.

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Maurice Levy instructed Globes, “it is way too early to see lengthy time period effects from the war in Ukraine, alongside with the condition with China, but technology have to obtain remedies to what I consider will be the conclude of globalization as we have acknowledged it with cost-free and open up marketplaces. I see two massive traits: inflation for the upcoming 12 to 18 months, with superior interest premiums and the end of cheap funds, and the repatriation of manufacturing.”

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And the subsequent working day, French President Macron, just back again from Kiev, was on stage. “The European know-how ecosystem can provide significantly assistance to the Ukrainians, who are fighting for their liberty,” he advised the accumulating.

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Macron promised extra public and non-public financial investment in know-how in France and Europe, as properly as in higher tech schooling and schooling, commencing at the center college stage, to satisfy main challenges in health, climate, and to present a greater lifetime for all.

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And Israeli startups have a purpose to participate in in this tech for superior, soon after what all current agreed was really favourable participation in Vivatech, with a lot necessary enable from both of those chambers of commerce in Tel Aviv and Paris.

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According to Vivatech, 91,000 readers attended the demonstrate at la Porte de Versailles, there were 300,000 clicks on-line, and 3 billion views on social networks.

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Posted by Globes, Israel organization information – en.globes.co.il – on June 19, 2022.

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