From a small and arid nation to a world chief in startups. The State of Israel, created for over seventy years, stands out with innovation as the muse of growth. Contemplating enterprise partnerships, the Thematic International Commerce Council (CTComex), led by businessman William O’Dwyer, affiliated with the Industrial Federation of the State of Goiás (Fieg), launched the Israel Alternatives Seminar on Thursday (08/04) – Goiás. The assembly, held in particular person at Casa da Indústria, was attended by the vice-president of Fieg André Rocha; Daniel Zonshine, Israeli Ambassador to Brazil; and business attaché Ari Fischer.
“Immediately, Israel is named the Silicon Valley of the Center East and is the nation that invests probably the most in analysis and growth on this planet,” Zonshine mentioned originally of her presentation. In line with the ambassador, Israel invests 5.44% of its Gross Home Product (GDP) in analysis and growth (R&D).
This public coverage has reworked the fact of the land of Israel, which struggles with restricted pure assets in addition to coping with unstable political points. For this objective, an acceptable setting has been created for the innovation ecosystem, which incorporates the private and non-private sectors, academia and laws to encourage R&D. Areas resembling Protection and Safety, Water Sources, Informatics and Telecom, Agriculture and Engineering and Development have been chosen strategically for the event of the nation.
“Want is likely one of the best incentives for growth. Our efforts to advertise new applied sciences have additionally resulted in options for the civic house. Immediately, we’re leaders in applied sciences that assist present clear power to the planet, and water sustainability is a nationwide precedence,” Zonshine testified.
On this sense, the ambassador listed examples of partnerships that Brazilian corporations can set up with Israel, particularly within the agriculture, pharmaceutical and power sectors. Zonshine listed the applied sciences that may be adopted to extend fruit manufacturing with irrigation and drip strategies, in addition to options for gasoline and natural fertilizer manufacturing, power manufacturing and waste recycling.
“Considered one of our targets is to double our bilateral commerce and financial operations with Brazil. We’ve this progress potential and we are able to do it with applied sciences that enhance folks’s lives,” he mentioned.
Ari Fischer, the business attaché of the Israeli Embassy in Brazil, was additionally current on the seminar and offered to the businessmen the progress the nation has made in tackling the water disaster. Presently, Israeli firm Mekorot is the world’s largest firm within the wastewater remedy business, serving 9 million customers. The companies supplied are for each irrigation and human consumption.
“The historical past of water left its mark on Israel’s historical past. When the nation was based, there was no solution to serve 600,000 immigrants with assets. Immediately we feed a inhabitants of 15 million and nonetheless export water to neighboring international locations.
In line with the business attaché, the primary actions of the State embrace desalination vegetation, water remedy vegetation for reuse and a powerful consciousness in society. Israel has developed programs for recycling, treating, storing and transporting handled wastewater, together with irrigation and drip improvements for better crop productiveness.
Knowledge from the Harvard Enterprise Overview, offered by the commerce attaché, present that world meals demand will improve between 59% and 98% by 2050, shaping agricultural markets in unprecedented methods. It is going to be essential to develop bigger crops, improve productiveness on current farmland, by way of fertilization and irrigation, and undertake new strategies resembling precision farming.
“The issue of governments sooner or later won’t be to supply a glass of milk, however to supply a glass of water. Brazil is strategic on this state of affairs. The one solution to meet this problem is to optimize water use. Immediately, Brazil already feeds 20% of the world’s inhabitants,” mentioned Fischer, emphasizing how Israeli applied sciences can optimize Brazilian manufacturing with out rising arable land.
For the vp of Fieg André Rocha, who attended the seminar, Goiás has lots to achieve and be taught from the partnership with Israel and, above all, including worth to what we produce by way of innovation and know-how. “That is our goal at Fieg. Develop enterprise and take Goiás to different international locations. We had an excellent lesson with Israel on learn how to flip challenges into alternatives.”
William O’Dwyer, president of CTComex, underlined that the occasion befell at an opportune time, forward of the Energy Tech enterprise mission scheduled by Fieg to happen in Israel within the first half of September. “With this initiative, we’re bringing businessmen from Goiás nearer to key growth companions. Few federations have the chance to fulfill with ambassadors head to head. We have to reap the benefits of this privilege of being near embassies and discover extra.”
Gustavo Mendanha, honorary chairman of the Central Chamber of Israel-Brazil Cooperation, attended the Israel-Goiás Alternatives Seminar; Camilo Agasim Pereira, Head of the Chamber of Improvements and International Relations; José Divino Arruda, president of the Clothes Producers’ Affiliation of the State of Goiás (Sinvest); and Jaime Canedo, president of Fieg’s Thematic Council for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (Compem-GO).
*with info from FIEG