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Led by Yossi Dan from the Israel-France Chamber of Commerce, a delegation of some 20 Israeli startups and many investors arrived below at Vivatech, the major higher tech demonstrate in Europe, and by no means stopped operating from one rendezvous to the next in the large hall (air-conditioned for the 1st time) at the Porte de Versailles. Place with each other by Maurice Lévy, chairman of the board of promoting giant Publicis Groupe, together with the Les Echoes press group, Vivatech this calendar year took put in a really tense political context, specifically with the Russian invasion of Ukraine. But on the ground of the hall, between the hundreds of crowded, vibrant and loud firm, regional and nation stands and pavilions, there was no time for politics, which include for the Israeli delegation.

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With aid from Michel Hauser-Kauffmann of the France-Israel chamber of commerce, Dan initial brought the delegation to the stand of mega French group Bouygues, which gave two Israeli smart mobility commence-ups an award.

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Products VP of Parknav, Simon Arazi, rapidly spelled out that there are several startups employing actual time information to assist persons locate parking places in cities, but that “acquiring only actual time day is ineffective. Our process is centered on data enhanced with genuine-time information,” he ongoing, “and tells the user the proportion of likelihood of discovering a spot in a distinct spot.” Arazi claimed that some 150 cities in Europe and the States are working with the Parknav technologies.

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Following to Arazi on the podium stood Dvir Kenig, head of the ITC startup, Intelligent Targeted visitors Command. “We are enablers,” he defined, “supporting municipalities to avoid traffic jams by regulating lights at intersections.” On a tablet laptop or computer, he showed me a visitors jam in Tel Aviv with very little bars on license plates to keep homeowners nameless. “We are related to cameras regulating the lights,” he ongoing.

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ITC has customers in Israel, the US, Luxembourg, and a venture in Brazil. But are not cities striving to eradicate auto targeted traffic? Sure, but metropolitan areas will constantly have much too much automobile and truck targeted traffic, equally winners agreed.

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Also in the delegation was Yaron Golpher, head of I Know To start with. It presents artificial intelligence-dependent algorithmic forecasting answers to make stock industry predictions and every day forecasts in additional than 50 world-wide marketplaces. Already featured on Israel’s television channel 13 and i24 News, I Know To start with has gained an award for ideal global fiscal technologies startup at the Geneva Wealthtech Discussion board.

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The algorithm was first formulated for the chemical sector by lover Dr. Lipa Roitman, from Russia, who researched in Novosibirsk Point out University in Siberia and the Weizmann Institute of Science. Golpher identified as him, “a genius, the smartest human being I have at any time satisfied.”

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He additional, “and just as we really don’t contact our clients’ cash, he and I do not speak politics.”

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Golpher famous that the algorithm was pointing to selling price hikes and shortages in the power, mining and food sectors in October 2021 in advance of the war in Ukraine commenced, this means “the development from this war was predictable.” Has this offered an chance for investors? “I am not at all comfy with contacting cost hikes and shortages for many people today an opportunity for a handful of investors,” he answered.

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Also in the delegation, Yotam Hechtlinger, head of exists.ai, which is in the early phase of progress of 3D web sites. “Engineering has achieved the stage the place we can produce amazing sites that will appeal to people today and organizations, not just players,” he mentioned.

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Exists.ai has customers in Israel and the US, he observed, and hopes to expand into France. He is building a platform to make 3D web-sites an world wide web commodity. “This technological know-how can help make the world a greater position,” he pointed out, “not just for video game titles but to enrich the web, to give a lot more info, to clear up issues.”

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Hechtlinger commented, “Yossi and the chambers of commerce did a great occupation of introducing us to individuals in this article at Vivatech. We have a couple of sales opportunities from this demonstrate. Now we have to keep on creating sounds about our product or service.”

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Without a doubt, startuppers produced their way as a result of hundreds of website visitors to visit a very good amount of French stands: LVMH (luxurious manufacturers), Paris Location, RATP (public transportation) AXA (insurance plan), Bouygues, Orange, ENGIE (electricity), BNP Paribas Michelin and JC Decaux, for illustration.

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A specific observe on Jacob Makhtabi and his raw, palms-on industrial French-Israeli startup, Hydro-ecotech. His patented innovation takes advantage of decomposed, demineralized drinking water, in which hydrogen and oxygen molecules have been separated by electric powered latest, to clean carbon deposits (gasoline and oil) from auto engine partitions and their components (cylinders, pistons and valves). Now that is a mouthful, or fairly a truck and bus-full!!

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“An engine that is not cleaned demands increased fuel usage and at some point need to be immobilized, and its parts replaced, which is quite high-priced,” he explained in French. (He also speaks fluent Hebrew, and some Arabic and Farsi, but no English.) “Ours is a groundbreaking process for the industrial entire world, as we can cleanse two buses or vehicles a day, whilst present-day techniques consider two times for every automobile if the cleansing is even completed,” he included. He at present has municipal transportation clientele in Marseilles, his property metropolis, the RATP, and numerous rubbish truck corporations.

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Back to the principle of “Tech for Fantastic”, the slogan of Vivatech quite a few several years in the past (just before the corridor was air-conditioned). What about now? Vivatech founder Maurice Levy instructed Globes, “Tech for great is now crucial. Mankind’s genius has systematically served demolish the ecosystem, with overcrowded towns, very poor transportation, air pollution, forest destruction, and carbon emissions. With know-how, we can use that genius to reduce voracious power usage, acquire clean tech and new energies, and to greater well being and schooling. Tech for great is the avenue for the foreseeable future.”

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Maurice Levy then took the phase with Makhtar Diop, head of the International Finance Corp, a branch of the Environment Lender, to open the Africa Tech Awards session, asserting finalists in three areas: health and fitness, fintech and climate-tech.

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“We are here to solve complications,” Levy advised the crowd in the not pretty full Stage One arena. “And Africa has no time to squander,” included Diop, a previous Senegalese finance minister, arguably the most higher-stage official from the African continent at the clearly show.”

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Doaa Aref and Dr. Rasha Rady, founders of Chefaa, a pharmacy delivery platform from Cairo, Egypt, were being handed the overall health tech award. A younger male sitting down following to me and significantly from residence, Luke Shankland from South Africa, whose Aviro Well being startup performs digitalized, automatic wellbeing screening, graciously commented, “they deserved to win.”

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He extra that “support for Africa does appear from the West but typically with strings connected. And big American companies are hiring absent a great deal of the major talent in African international locations.” He repeated what Makhtar Diop experienced just mentioned on phase, “African billionaires must commit a lot more in technologies.”

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Subsequent, a political situation in which Israel finds itself included on both of those sides…a holographic handle in augmented reality by none other than President Zelenskyy of Ukraine, in simple fact by his avatar. He produced a plea for businesses to spend in “a digital land lease in the struggle for democracy from an empire, to reconstruct the Ukraine. You should help the Ukraine until victory,” he instructed the Phase A single group, in an address coordinated with tech exhibits in Dublin, Zurich and London.

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“Ukraine deserves this accumulating,” Maurice Levy informed the crowd, devoid of mentioning the word Russia. “They require us and we will need to assistance them.” It is quite strange for a standing president to use a hologram and avatar, but this was Vivatech.

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Maurice Levy informed Globes, “it is much too early to see extended term repercussions from the war in Ukraine, along with the problem with China, but technology will have to discover options to what I think will be the end of globalization as we have recognized it with no cost and open marketplaces. I see two large trends: inflation for the next 12 to 18 months, with higher fascination prices and the end of affordable income, and the repatriation of output.”

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And the future working day, French President Macron, just again from Kiev, was on phase. “The European engineering ecosystem can convey a lot help to the Ukrainians, who are preventing for their independence,” he instructed the gathering.

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Macron promised additional community and personal investment decision in technological know-how in France and Europe, as perfectly as in significant tech education and instruction, starting at the center college amount, to meet up with important worries in health, local climate, and to provide a superior life for all.

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And Israeli startups have a role to perform in this tech for great, following what all current agreed was incredibly beneficial participation in Vivatech, with substantially desired help from each chambers of commerce in Tel Aviv and Paris.

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According to Vivatech, 91,000 people attended the exhibit at la Porte de Versailles, there were being 300,000 clicks on-line, and 3 billion sights on social networks.

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Revealed by Globes, Israel business information – en.globes.co.il – on June 19, 2022.

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