The Agriculture Cloud

From the living room of their Berlin apartment, Osnat Michaeli, Erez Galonska and his brother Guy developed a hydroponic system for growing vegetables and herbs • Today their farms, controlled remotely via the cloud, are distributed among hundreds of supermarkets across Europe • After raising more than $100 million, they are now on their way to the USA and Japan • The goal? “To be in 10,000 supermarkets around the world by 2020”

Roni Kerzner

Between the lab and the office

Professor Yael Hanein lives between two worlds - her research lab at Tel Aviv University where she is developing future capabilities in the field of neuro-technology • Wearing her other hat, she is an entrepreneur that is already in charge of two groundbreaking companies in the field • “Academia favors ambitious, difficult and challenging projects - in industry, everything moves so quickly and efficiently and it is of utmost importance to maximize time. The beauty is in the balance.”

Roni Kerzner

Froneri enters Israel: Acquires the ice cream business of Nestle

Europe's second largest ice cream manufacturer, is acquiring Noga Ice Creams, a subsidiary of Osem-Nestle, which manufactures and distributes Nestle ice cream products in Israel • Froneri CEO, Ibrahim Najafi: "Israel is one of Nestle's most established markets. It is our intention to invest in brands, products, and local flavours”

Roni Kerzner

Israeli-Founded Companies in New York State Generated $18.6 Billion Last Year

New Study By New York – Israel Business Alliance: Israeli-Founded Businesses Directly Employed 24,850 New Yorkers

Roni Kerzner

To infinity and beyond: By age 90 we’ll reach the moon

Eight years and a ton of work was required for the dream of the first Israeli spacecraft to come about - but it wouldn’t have happened without the involvement of Morris Kahn, who decided to take the mission as a personal project (and spend $40 million on it) • And while the craft does a selfie with planet Earth, Kahn cannot allow himself to rest, and at age 89 and a bit, he continues to do the two things that he loves most - contribute and enjoy every moment of life

Roni Kerzner

Optimize, Optimize, Optimize

From where he works in Switzerland, in one of the world’s leading research institutes, Tal Ben Nun teaches institutions to improve themselves and construct a programming language that will enable scientists to make processes more efficient and to translate their algorithms into more efficient programs

Roni Kerzner

Artificial Intelligence: “We expect ‘smart-ness’ from everything”

They can recognize photos, talk, invent new drugs and improve themseleves through constant learning • How far will the abilities of artificial intelligence go? And what needs to happen in order for us to be able to create a complete human brain? • Ami Luttwak, the CTO of Microsoft Israel’s development center, believes that much depends on the availability of information and supporting and making the field accessible to more developers

Roni Kerzner

Morris Kahn: “I Want to Make Life Worth Living”

Speaking at a conference organized by Swiss bank UBS, co-founder of Amdocs and Yellow Pages spoke about philanthropy, the ups and downs on his path to success, and about the Israeli Space Project, to which he donates extensively: "If Israel becomes the fourth country in space, that would bring a lot of pride to the country”

Roni Kerzner