“Made in Israel”

“Made in Israel”

“MADE IN ISRAEL: The Academic Innovation Driving Israel’s Economic Success” will be the focus of a forum at New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark on Monday, June 3, at 7 p.m. Dana Gavish-Fridman, head of entrepreneurship at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU), will discuss how researchers and students throughout its three Negev campuses are conducting and commercializing basic research to strengthen Israel’s economic future.

“From desertification research and cybersecurity, to medical devices and lifesaving drug development, this illuminating discussion will highlight how BGU is transferring its technology to the marketplace,” said Kevin Leopold, executive director of the Northeast Region, American Associates, BGU, which is sponsoring the event.

Gavish-Fridman, who is responsible for connecting all entrepreneurial activity across the university, is also vice president of entrepreneurship for BGN Technologies, BGU’s technology company, which has established over 100 startup companies in the fields of biotech, high-tech, and clean-tech.

American Associates board members Michael Zeiger of Randolph and Gary DeBode of Summit will deliver opening remarks.

The event is part of NJPAC’s expanded programming celebrating Jewish culture and heritage and exploring Middle East issues. Admission is free; register at aabgu.org/aabguatnjpac. For information, contact Ilana Lewin at ilewin@aabgu.org or 646-452-3695.

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