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Boston Israel Cleantech Alliance: Three Exciting Upcoming Events

From: Jonathan S.
Sent on: Wednesday, November 5, 2008 11:37 AM
Dear Boston Israel Cleantech Alliance member:

Thank you to everyone who was able to attend the Israel Cleantech Investor Conference at Brandeis last week. Over 200 people participated in meetings with cleantech investors and entrepreneurs from Israel and heard a keynote address by Governor Deval Patrick.

This email contains information about three upcoming events in Boston featuring leading Israeli cleantech entrepreneurs and academic researchers.

In this email:
--Isaac Berzin discusses Biofuels at Harvard Business School (November 20)
--BGU Environmental Symposia (November 12)
--Ory Zik of HelioFocus (November 10)

Please be in touch if you have any questions. I look forward to seeing you at our events!


Jonathan Shapira
Boston Israel Cleantech Alliance
[address removed]

Biofuels: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly. A Presentation by Dr. Isaac Berzin

Date: Thursday, November 20 (5:00PM)
Location: Harvard Business School, Aldrich 208

Dr. Berzin is the founder of Cambridge-based GreenFuel Technologies -- a venture-backed developer of algae-based biofuels -- and the founding director of the Institute for Alternative Energy Policy at the IDC in Herzliya, Israel. Earlier this year, Dr. Berzin was named by Time Magazine as one of the 100 most influential people in politics, business, and science.

This event is sponsored by Goodwin Procter LLP and Combined Jewish Philanthropies (CJP), in collaboration with the HBS Business & Environment Club, Harvard Kennedy School's Israel Caucus, MISTI MIT-Israel, and the New England Israel Business Council.

Thanks to our sponsors, this event is free. Please register at

Seeking Sustainability: An Environmental Symposium featuring experts from Israel

Date: Wednesday, November 12 (12:00PM and 7:00PM)
Location: Foley Hoag (Waltham) and Temple Ohabei Shalom (Brookline)

This event, organized by the American Associates of Ben Gurion University (AABGU), will include presentations by three distinguished scholars from BGU: Professor David Faiman on Solar Energy, Professor Isaac Meir on "Green" Architecture, and Professor Zeev Wiesman on Biofuels. Professor Faiman?s work on ?concentrated solar power? was featured in the Boston Globe last year -

You are welcome to attend the Luncheon Symposium at 12:00pm at Foley Hoag's Emerging Enterprise Center (Waltham) or the Evening Symposium at 7:00pm at Temple Ohabei Shalom (Brookline).

This event is free. Please RSVP to [address removed] or[masked] and mention that you are a member of the Boston Israel Cleantech Alliance. To facilitate networking with other group members, I also encourage you to RSVP at

Ory Zik ? Israel and Solar Energy: The Start Up Perspective

Date: Monday, November 10 (7:00PM)
Location: provided with RSVP confirmation

This event is organized by the Boston Israel Business Forum. Please register at

Born in Israel in 1964, Ory is the co-founding CEO of HelioFocus Inc. The company develops high ? efficiency modular solar-thermal systems for utilities and businesses. In 2001, Ory invented the wet electron microscopy technology and founded QuantomiX Ltd. Ory served as CEO and led the company from an idea to commercialization. Prior to that Ory led a spin-off of El Mul technologies in the field of electron sources. Prior to that, in 1996, Ory conducted solar energy research at the Weizmann Institute focusing on the transport of solar energy through optical fibers.

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