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PROMOTING ECO-INNOVATION: POLICIES AND OPPORTUNITIES

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INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE

PROMOTING ECO-INNOVATION:

POLICIES AND OPPORTUNITIES

Tel Aviv, Israel, 11-13 July 2011

PROVISIONAL PROGRAMME

VENUE

Dan Tel Aviv Hotel

99 HaYarkon Street

Tel Aviv

Entrance upon pre-registration only!

For free registration-

ornagilboa@issta.co.il

MONDAY, 11 JULY 2011

08:00 – 09:00      REGISTRATION

09:00-9:30 OPENING SPEECHES

H.E. Benjamin Netanyahu,Prime Minister of the State of Israel

Mr. Ján Kubiš,United Nations Under-Secretary-General, Executive Secretary of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe

9:30 – 10:00 MINISTERIAL STATEMENTS

Minister Gilad Erdan, minister for Environmental protection of the state of Israel and visiting Ministers and Deputy Ministers

10:00- 11:00 HIGH-LEVEL PANEL

Moderator: Mr. Charles Wessner, National Academy, Director of the Program on Technology, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, United States of America

SPEAKERS

Mr. Nurmukhambet Abdibekov (tbc),Deputy Minister of the Industry and New Technology of the Republic of Kazakhstan

Mr. Eugene Kandel,Head, Israel National Economic Council, Chief Economic Advisor to the Prime Minister

Mr. Brice Lalonde,Executive Coordinator, UN Conference on Sustainable Development

Mr. Salvatore Zecchini, Vice-chair of UNECE Economic Cooperation and Integration Division and Chair of the OECD Working Party on SME and Entrepreneurship

11:15 – 13:30 SESSION 1

ECO-INNOVATION: WHAT ROLE FOR PUBLIC POLICIES?

·         What are the links between innovation, environmental and energy policies?

·         How to devise effective integrated approaches?

·         What are the challenges and difficulties that need to be overcome?

·         What lessons can be derived from existing policy experiences?

Moderator: Alona Sheafer,Director General, Israeli Ministry of Environmental Protection

SPEAKERS

Mr. Hervé Martin,Director, Directorate-General Environment, European Commission

Mr. Xavier Leflaive,Principal Administrator, OECD

Mr. Robert Droop,Policy coordinator on Eco-innovation, Ministry of Infrastructure and Environment, Netherlands

Mr. Antonio Oliveira, Senior Adviser – Sustainable Development and CSR, Directorate General for Economic Activities, Ministry of Economy, Innovation and Development, Portugal

Mr. Oded Distel, Director, Israel NewTech Programme, Israel

Mr. Matthieu Glachant, Director, Centre d’Economie Industrielle, MINES Paris Tech, France

Ms. Lyudmila Musina, Vice-Chair of the UNECE Team of Specialists on Innovation and Competitiveness Policies, Senior Adviser, Ministry of Economy, Ukraine

15:00-18:00 SESSION 2

FOSTERING COLLABORATION FOR SUCCESSFUL ECO-INNOVATION

·         What are the various forms of cooperation between stakeholders in eco-innovation processes?

·         How the public and private sector can collaborate effectively?

·         What are the mechanisms to facilitate international cooperation?

MODERATOR: Mr. Imrich Chlamtac, President, European Alliance for Innovation (tbc)

SPEAKERS

Ms. Maj Munch Andersen,Senior Scientist, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark

Mr. George Strogylopoulos, Vice-President, Greenovate, Greece

Mr. Arnold Black,Member of the Eco-Innovation Observatory and Director of the Resource Efficiency Knowledge Network, United Kingdom

Mr. Booky Oren, Chairman, WATEC, Israel

Mr. Peleg Chevion, Head of Business Development Water, Syngenta International AG

Mr. Anna Moreno, Head of Information and Training Service, Technological Transfer Unit, Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economical Development (ENEA), Italy

Mr. Georghe Duca (tbc), President, Academy of Sciences of Moldova, Republic of Moldova

TUESDAY, 12 JULY 2011

09:30- 13:00 SESSION 3

FINANCING ECO-INNOVATION

·         What are the specific financing needs of eco-innovative enterprises and how these can be addressed?

·         What is the role of public financing and what are the good practices in public programmes promoting the financing of eco-innovative firms?

·         What business opportunities emerge for good environmental practices and how this can be financed?

MODERATOR: tbc

SPEAKERS

Mr. Paolo Anselmo, President,Italian Business Angel Association, Italy

Mr. Charles Wessner,National Academy, Director of the Program on Technology, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, United States of America

Mr. Benjamin Sykes,Director – Innovations, The Carbon Trust,United Kingdom

Mr. Matthias Ummenhofer (tbc),Head, Equity Fund Investments, European Investment Fund

Mr. Rainer Waltz, Director, Competence Center Sustainability and Infrastructure Systems, Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research IS, Germany

Mr. Hilles Milo, Manager, Aquagro Fund, Israel

Ms. Jenny Peetermans (tbc), Director International Policy, International Emissions Trading Association

13:00 – closing remarks

Event Details

Date
11 - 13 July 2011
Venue
Dan Tel Aviv Hotel
Address
99 HaYarkon Street Tel Aviv

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