How does a country of only 9.4 million people produce more start-up companies than larger nations such as Japan, Canada and the UK? Known as the Start-Up Nation, Israel is a global leader in innovation. Its impressive track record includes Yeda Research & Development, the second oldest academic technology transfer company in the world, located at the world-renowned Weizmann Institute of Science.
Join us to hear how the Weizmann Institute’s innovative ecosystem is breaking barriers by translating academic discoveries into real-world impact with Prof. Irit Sagi, Vice President for Innovation and Technology Transfer and Chair of the Board of Yeda.
Successful technology transfer and commercialization requires collaboration between academia and industry. It can involve building partnerships and networks, identifying market opportunities, and securing funding and intellectual property rights. For over 60 years, Weizmann has grown and evolved into a thriving innovation ecosystem that supports the translation of basic research into practical applications for the benefit of humanity.
Facts about Weizmann’s thriving innovation ecosystem:
• 138 patents awarded from Jan. 2021-Oct. 2022
• $32 billion in global sales in 2021 of products based on Weizmann research
• Launched more than 100 start-up companies
• Licensed technologies to over 500 companies worldwide
The discussion is hosted by Fasken’s Yoni Feingold, Partner, who will be joined by Raymond Chrétien, Partner and Strategic Advisor, for welcoming remarks and Associate Counsels, Frédéric Barriault and Jonathan Charron. We are also honoured to be joined by the Consul General of Israel, Paul Hirschson, in Montreal.