With the aim of promoting the development of innovation in Chile, Softpower Connection, together with the Chilean Chamber of Construction and Tel Aviv University organized the first Israel eMision in Chile , where world trends in the field were analyzed. of technology and innovation.
The meeting -which was held via streaming, between November 30 and December 3, 2020- started with a conference by the CEO of Softpower Connection, Jennyfer Salvo, representative of the TAU for Chile, Peru, Mexico, Costa Rica and Panama, who spoke about the challenges and opportunities that Israel’s innovation ecosystem has for the country, considered one of the most innovative countries in the world.
“We tend to look to the US, when it is the Israeli ecosystem that can give us the greatest lessons. It is a small market, isolated in an adverse environment, with few natural resources, which has forced them to develop in the face of the world, to be born global. Chile is a small market, isolated and protected by an impressive nature, blessed with natural resources. What do we need to get out of this level of medium development? Israel has experiences and knowledge that could open our minds to redesign our future and one channel of learning is the TAU ”, said Jennyfer Salvo.
Israel is the world’s second largest innovation ecosystem, third in knowledge and technology productivity, and fifth in business sophistication. It has the largest venture capital industry per capita, invests 4.7% of its GDP ($ 247.9 billion) in R&D and generates more than 1000 technology Start-Ups per year.
For its part, Tel Aviv University is the 8th in the world in innovation and entrepreneurship, the only non-North American university that is located in the top 15 in MBA programs and that has the highest number of graduates per capita founders of unicorns.
“We organize this international meeting because we want to promote local innovation.
Despite how well ranked Chile is in Latin America, there is still much to do to fully develop our R&D potential. And the alliance we build with Israel is on this path… it has allowed us to get much closer to our goals. For this reason, together with the Chilean Chamber of Construction, we organized the first Israel Mission where the world to come and the opportunities and challenges for Chile were analyzed ”, he added.
The second session of eMisión Israel was dedicated to the concept of “Smart City: Making cities smart, challenges and innovative solutions”, in which specialists and tenured professors from TAU spoke.
It was an interesting day in which we learned about innovative solutions, from initiatives implemented by municipalities, to the first folding car that changes its width while you drive it https://lnkd.in/dppUJtk. The keynote talk was given by ortal shmaltz.
On the third day of “eMisión Israel”, Dr. Roey Tzezana, a leading researcher and futurologist at TAU, spoke about the trends that will change the course of our lives and addressed what the global future and the future of the IT sector will be like. post COVID-19 construction: Will there be a new normal?
The event ended with a very interesting conference by the international economist Leonardo (Leo) Leiderman ליידרמן, who made an analysis of the effects that the Covid19 pandemic has had on the world economy, especially on consumption and unemployment and why it is different from other international crises.
Regarding the economic recovery, although he was cautious, he showed some optimism for the second half of 2021, to the extent that the vaccine can be distributed and the labor market begins to normalize.
Of course, it warns that countries must anticipate the impact that the digital transformation will have on employment. Where does the revival come from? From Asia, there is the focus, he said.