Celebrating Innovation and Sustainability: Successful Demo Day for Second Cohort of SwitchMed Blue Economy Entrepreneurship Program

The Charney School of Marine Sciences and the University of Haifa Innovation Labs successfully concluded the second cohort of the SwitchMed Blue Economy Entrepreneurship Program with a remarkable Demo-Day event.
Participants had the opportunity to showcase their projects to a distinguished panel of judges. 
We are proud to announce the three winning projects:
Dr. Oshrat Ben-Hamo – Alternative Model Animal for Clinical and Scientific Research
Dr. Tal Luzzatto Knaan – Interdisciplinary Center for Metabolomics
Amir Dayan – Microplastics Collecting Autonomous Robot

The projects were evaluated by an esteemed panel of co-judges:
Sharon Alaluf, Head of ESG – Bank Hapoalim
Yoni Essakow, Owner and Managing Director of Coral Group
Eti Finkelstein, Managing Director, the Accelerator Program at Tel Aviv University’s
ntrepreneurship Center
Or Haviv, Partner & Head of Global Innovation at Arieli Capital
Itay Tagner, Managing General Partner, Co-Founder, Keren-Yam
Dr. Shai Einbinder, C.O.O and Co-Founder of the Morris Kahn Marine Research Station at the Charney School of Marine Sciences

The SwitchMed Blue Economy program, which attracted 20 participants this year, featured nine sessions focused on entrepreneurship and business development, alongside content focused on the blue economy, reducing damage to the marine environment and maintaining sustainability values.

Throughout the program, each participant received personalized guidance to develop their projects while incorporating the principles of the circular economy.

We were honored to have Ms. Noelia Martínez, Project Manager of the European Union’s Green Entrepreneurship (SwitchMed) , as our special guest at the final event.

Here is an article about the event on the SwitchMed initiative website.