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The Israeli High-Tech & Health-Tech Ecosystem: How Israel became “a startup nation”

The Israeli High-Tech & Health-Tech Ecosystem: How Israel became the “startup nation”

Thursday September 26, 2019

from 17:15 until 19:00

at EPFL Innovation Park, Building E, 1015 Lausanne


  • 17:00 Doors open
  • 17:15 Opening remarks by Yair ShiranMinister, Commercial Affairs Mission of Israel, Geneva
  • 17:25 Keynote presentation by Karin Mayer Rubinstein, CEO of Israel Advanced Technology Industries
  • 17:45 Q&A
  • 18:00 Apéritif, disucssions and networking

The event is free but registration is mandatory until Septemeber 23, 2019



Karin Mayer Rubinstein

Mrs Mayer Rubinstein is the CEO & President of Israel Advanced Technology Industries (IATI), Israel’s Umbrella Organization of the High-tech, Life Science and other advanced technology industries, with hundreds of paying members from every level and aspect of the ecosystem, including Venture Capital Funds, Israeli R&D Centers of Multinational Companies, Start-Ups, Incubators & Accelerators, leading global Stock Exchanges, Tech Transfer Organization, Academic Institutions, Innovation Centers, Hospitals, Municipalities, Service Providers and more.

Through this broad range of members, IATI connects Israel’s tech ecosystem, provides solutions and support at all levels, and integrates the various sectors of the industry with strategic and ongoing governmental goals. Prior to her current position, Karin served as a senior partner and managing director of business development in leading commercial law firms. Karin is a member of Advisory Boards and Steering Committees of leading industry organizations, a Member of the Board of Governance of Tel Aviv University and a Board Member of Israel-America Chamber of Commerce. Karin is a keynote speaker at many leading global conferences.

The event is organized by

The Economic & Trade Office, Mission of Israel in Geneva and EPFL Vice Presidency for Innovation