Rome (askanews) – Building a technological bridge between small and medium-sized Italian companies and the innovative companies of Israel, which is called the “start up Nation” for the quantity and quality of its researchers, its research centers and its businesses Technology: this is the goal of GreenMedSummit, an event that aims to meet Italian and Israeli companies on next September 12-13 at the Watec event in Tel Aviv.
“Between Italy and Israel – says Paolo Sabbadini, managing partner and representative of Cukierman Investment House in Italy, one of the leading Israeli investment House, co-organizing the event – there are important institutional and commercial relations. Italy is one of the most important economic partners of Israel and for this reason Cukierman believe that in Italy he can have great opportunities. Our fund invests mainly in innovative companies and we believe that the blend of the Italian strong industrial and commercial companies,and the innovative Israeli companies can give an important impact to a fund like ours. “
“The Italian SMEs – says Francesco Marcolini, CEO of GreenHill, an international marketing company – should be interested in Israel because they can enter in to a very competitive market both to sell technology and to buy it, and above all to create joint ventures to go together on International markets or to take part in tenders: for example, it is about to issue from the Italian Ministry of foreign Affair and the Israeli Ministry of Science, Technology a call for Italian-Israeli innovations that can fund up to 50% of the investment. “
“We have chosen Watec, one of the leading water and environmental fairs,” with more than 10,000 participants from all over the world.says Sabbadini, ” because it is a sector well felt in Italy and it is not just about water companies, it will be also for example cyber security companies that can provide services to the utilities.
GreenMed is promoted by Assolombarda, Unindustria and Italian and Israel ministries.The companies will participate in the Watec gala dinner where they will meet all foreign delegations and then there will be visits to Israeli research centers and business meetings between Italian and Israeli companies “.
“To participate, Marcolini concludes, companies must go to www.greenmedsummit.com, and fill out the participation form and submit it by July 21. Region Lazio’s companies can go to www.laziointernational.it because the Region has provided a Series of specific facilitations for them. I invite all interested companies to participate. “