Fuel Choices and Smart Mobility Summit 2017 31 October - 1 November, Habima Theater, Tel-Aviv

2014 Event

Below you can see highlights from the 2014 Event in Tel-Aviv as well as information on the award winners for 2014 and the full list of speakers from the event. We would like to express our thanks to everyone for attending the event.

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2014 Agenda

DAY ONE | WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2014

12.00pm GETTING TO KNOW THE STARTUPS – A FUEL CHOICES EXHIBITION TOUR
A dedicated tour of the companies and technologies featuring in the exhibition
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1:15pm REGISTRATION
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1:45pm WELCOME & OPENING REMARKS
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2:00pm RETHINKING THE PARADIGM – THE NEXUS OF ENERGY AND MOBILITY
Moderator: Gal Luft, Co-Director, Institute for the Analysis of Global Security
Presentations by:
• Dr. Bernhard Blättel, Vice President Mobility Services, BMW
• Ma Liang, General Secretary, China Association of Alcohol & Ether Clean Fuels and Automobiles (CAAEFA)
• Nobuhiko Koga, General Manager Energy Affairs Department, Toyota
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3:10pm POWERING TRANSPORTATION – GLOBAL IMPLICATION
Moderator: Anne Korin, Co-Director, Institute for the Analysis of Global Security
• Robert C. McFarlane, President, Institute for the Analysis of Global Security Co-Founder, US Energy Security Council
• Dr. Patrick Ho Chi Ping, Secretary General, China Energy Fund Committee
• Qiang Liu, Secretary General, Global Energy Security Forum, China
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3:55pm HOW TO FOSTER INNOVATION IN FUEL CHOICES – THE ISRAELI CASE
Speaker: Eyal Rosner, Chairman and Director, Fuel Choices Initiative
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4:15pm THE ROLE OF GOVERNMENT IN OPENING THE DOOR TO INNOVATION
Moderator: Prof. Eugene Kandel, Head, National Economic Council, Prime Minister’s Office, Israel
• Dr. Veit Stienle, Director General for environment policy, Infrastructure and dep. policy issues, German Federal Ministry of Transport building and urban
• Dr. Luisa Marelli, Institute for Energy and Transport, Joint Research Centre, European Commission
• Michael Hurwitz, Director, Energy, Technology & Intl, UK Department for Transport
• Dr. Avi Hasson, Chief Scientist, Ministry of Economy, Israel
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5:00pm TRANSPORTATION TO THE DAN PANORAMA HOTEL
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6:00pm GALA RECEPTION
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7:00pm GALA DINNER
Address by Benjamin Netanyahu, Prime Minister, Israel
Awarding the Samson Prize for Innovation in Alternative Fuels

 

DAY TWO | THURSDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2014

9.10am WELCOME & OPENING REMARKS
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9:15am Prof. Carlo Ratti, Director, SENSEable City Lab MIT
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9:35am LONG TERM FUTURE
Where is technology taking us?
Researchers from around the world, including the Samson Prize winners will debate the future holds.
Moderator- Dr. Shlomo Wald, Chief Scientist, Ministry of National Infrastructure, Energy and Water
• Professor Michael Grätzel, Director of the photonics laboratory at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne
• Professor Thomas Meyer, University of North Carolina and director of the UNC Energy Frontier Research Center in Solar Fuels and Next Generation Photovoltaics
• Prof. Moti Herskowitz, Director of the Blechner Center for industrial Catalysis and Process Development, Ben Gurion University, Israel
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10:10am NETWORKING BREAK
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10:25am PANEL: SHAKEN OR STIRRED – A CHOICE OF LIQUIDS
Industry and scientific leaders will discuss past experience and potential for liquid fuels application in transportation
Moderator: Anne Korin, Co-Director, Institute for the Analysis of Global Security
• Prof. Daniel Cohn, Division Head and Senior Research Scientist, Plasma Science and Fusion Centre, MIT
• Virgilio Cerutti, Vice President Business Development Central Coordination, FCA (Fiat Chrysler Automobiles)
• Roberto Lehmann- Vice President Business Development, Technip
• Chris Tindal, Director for Operational Energy, Department of the Navy Energy, US Navy
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11:05am CHARGING UP THE COMPETITION – VEHICLE ELECTRIFICATION
Presentations by:
• Dr. Mike Richardson, Jaguar LandRover (JLR) Chief Technical Specialist for hybrids and electrification
• Dr. Nam P. Suh, Former KAIST president
• Prof. C.C. Chan, Honorary Professor, University of Hong Kong
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11:50 INNOVATE TECHNOLOGIES FROM ISRAEL- PITCH SESSION
Moderator: Gil Shaki, Senior Director, Energy and Cleantech, Office of the Chief Scientist
• Danzinger
• Elbit Systems
• ETV Motors Ltd.
• Global GTLF
• IC Green nergy Ltd.
• Kenaf Green Industries / Kenaf Fibers Biocomposites
• MUVe
• NewCO2fuels Ltd.
• Phinergy
• SoftWheel
• Tour Engines
• Transbiodiesel Ltd.
• Univerve Group
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12:30pm LUNCH
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1:30pm WELCOME BACK REMARKS
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1:35pm NEW THINKING AND PERSPECTIVES ABOUT TRANSPORTATION – Prof. Amnon Shashua, Mobileye, Chairman & CTO, cofounder
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2:00pm THE FUTURE OF URBAN TRANSPORTATION
Moderator: Dr. Sinaia Netanyahu, Chief Scientist, Ministry of Environmental Protection, Israel
• Jeffrey Katz, CTO Energy and Utilities Industry, IBM
• Celine Cluzel, Principal Consultant, Element Energy
• Florian Lennert, Academic Director, InnoZ Innovation Centre for Mobility and Societal Change
• Prof. Johann Tomforde, CEO TEAMOBILITY GmbH, Founder Competence & Design Center for Mobility Innovations
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2:45pm  ENTREPRENEURS COMPETITION
Showcasing start-ups in Smart mobility;
The winners will get a slot at the Accelerator for Smart Transportation
Judges:
Liat Aaronson, Executive Director
, Zell Entrepreneurship Program, Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) Herzliya
Asaf Harlap, ‏Vice President Business Development, Colmobil Corporation
Gil Sheratzky, Director, Ituran
Jacky Brull, ‏Operations Leader Israel, General Electric
Julie Reiner, M&A Deputy Director, SNCF
Mark Oun, Israel CEO, GetTaxi
Tamar Naor, TN-V
Karin Mayer Rubinstein, CEO, IATI
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3:45pm INVESTING IN INNOVATION – RISK AND OPPORTUNITY
Where are the biggest investment opportunities? What are the latest trends?
What predictions do investors have for this exciting sector?
This panel will discuss how to invest in alternative energy sources for transport
Moderator: Gemma Godfrey, a Board Director, Broadcaster and Quantum Physicist
• Jochen Wermuth, Founder, Green Gateway Fund
• Fred van Beuningen, Investment Advisory Council, Green Gateway Fund; Managing Director of Rotterdam Partners
• David Assouline, Digital & Marketing Operations, Door To Door Program, SNCF
• Dr. Harold Wiener, Managing Partner, Terra Venture Partners
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4:30pm ANNOUNCING THE WINNERS FOR THE FIRST CYCLE OF THE SMART MOBILITY ACCELERATOR
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4:35pm CLOSING REMARKS AND ROUNDUP

 

2014 Presentations

Dr. Bernhard Blättel
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Prof. CC Chan
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Chris Tindal
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Prof. Dan Cohn
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Eyal Rozner
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Dr. Gal Luft
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Gil Shaki
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Ma Liang
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Prof. Michael Grätzel
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Dr. Mike Richardson
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Prof. Moti Hershkowitz
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Nachman Levinger
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Dr. Nam P. Suh
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Nobuhiko Koga
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Prof. Thomas Meyer
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NewCO2Fuels II
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2014 Speakers

Benjamin Netanyahu
Prime Minister, Israel

Liat Aaronson
Executive Director
, Zell Entrepreneurship Program, Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) Herzliya

David Assouline
Digital & Marketing Operations, Door To Door Program, SNCF

Dr. Bernhard Blättel
Vice President Mobility Services, BMW

Virgilio Cerutti
Vice President Business Development Central Coordination, FCA (Fiat Chrysler Automobiles)

Celine Cluzel
Principal Consultant, Element-Energy

Prof. C.C. Chan
Honorary Professor, University of Hong Kong

Celine Cluzel
Principal Consultant, Element Energy

Prof. Daniel Cohn
Division Head and Senior Research Scientist, Plasma Science and Fusion Center, MIT

Gemma Godfrey
Board Director, Broadcaster and Quantum Physicist

Michael Grätzel
Professor at the Ecole Polytechnique de Lausanne

Avi Hasson
Ministry of Economy, Israel

Moti Hershkowitz
Director of the Blechner Center for industrial Catalysis and Process Development, Ben Gurion University, Israel

Dr. Patrick Ho Chi Ping
Secretary General, China Energy Fund Committee

Michael Hurwitz
Director, Energy, Technology & International, UK Department for Transport, UK Ministry of Transport

Prof. Eugene Kandel
Director, National Economic Council, Prime Minister’s Office, Israel

Jeffrey Katz
CTO Energy and Utilities Industry, IBM

Nobuhiko Koga
General Manager Energy Affairs Department, Toyota

Anne Korin
Co-Director, Institute for the Analysis of Global Security

Roberto Lehmann
Business Development Vice President – Technip

Florian Lennert
Academic Director, InnoZ Innovation Center for Mobility and Societal Change

Dr. Qiang Liu
Secretary General of the Global Energy Security Forum, China

Dr. Gal Luft
Co-Director, Institute for the Analysis of Global Security

Karin Mayer Rubinstein
CEO, IATI

Robert C. McFarlane
President, Institute for the Analysis of Global Security Co-Founder, US Energy Security Council

Thomas Meyer
University of North Carolina and director of the UNC Energy Frontier Research Center in Solar Fuels and Next Generation Photovoltaics

Dr. Sinaia Netanyahu,
Chief Scientist, Ministry of Environmental Protection, Israel

Jacob Perry
Minister of Science, Technology and Space, Israel

Prof. Carlo Ratti
Director, SENSEable City Lab, MIT

Julie Reiner
M&A Deputy Director, SNCF

Dr Mike Richardson
Jaguar LandRover (JLR) Chief Technical Specialist for hybrids and electrification

Eyal Rosner
Chairman, Fuel Choices Initiative, Israel

Prof. Amnon Shashua
Mobileye, Chairman & CTO, cofounder

Dr. Veit Steinle
Director-General, Departmental Policy Issues, German Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure

Dr. Nam P. Suh
Former KAIST president

Chris Tindal
Director for Operational Energy, US Navy

Prof. Johann Tomforde
CEO TEAMOBILITY GmbH, Founder Competence & Design Center for Mobility Innovations

Dr. Shlomo Wald
Chief Scientist, Ministry of Energy and Water Resources, Israel

Jochen Wermuth
founder Green Gateway Fund

Kai Zhao
Chinese Academy of Social Science (CASS), China

Innovation Award

The Eric and Sheila Samson Prime Minister’s Prize for Innovation in Alternative Fuels for Transportation

The State of Israel considers the research and development of technologies that reduce the global use of oil in transportation an international concern and a top national priority. Thus, in 2011, the government of Israel, headed by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, initiated the National Program to Reduce the Global Dependence on Oil, with an aim of encouraging global innovation and scientific breakthroughs in the field of alternative transportation fuels.

In order to promote the goals of this initiative, the Prime Minister’s Office together with the Ministry of Science and Technology and Keren Hayesod-UIA, granted in 2014, for the second time, “The Eric and Sheila Samson Prime Minister’s Prize for Innovation in Alternative Fuels for Transportation”.

The 2014 award winners were Professor Michael Grätzel from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne and Professor Thomas Meyer of the University of North Carolina in the U.S.

They will be awarded for their groundbreaking research in the development of effective and inexpensive solar cell-based methods for converting solar energy into electric energy used for electric propulsion in the field of transportation. These cells also serve to split water into hydrogen and oxygen, a critical stage in the development of solar based fuels for transportation.

They were awarded for their groundbreaking research in the development of effective and inexpensive solar cell-based methods for converting solar energy into electric energy used for electric propulsion in the field of transportation. These cells also serve to split water into hydrogen and oxygen, a critical stage in the development of solar based fuels for transportation.

The prestigious Prize was awarded to the two winners during the Fuel Choices Summit that took place on December 3rd and 4th 2014 in Tel Aviv, Israel.
 

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