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Israel’s biggest CleanTech Event with 25,000 participants from all over the world will take place at 29th- 30th January 2013 in Israel Trade Fairs and Convention

In the end of this month the biggest 17th Annual International Conference and Exhibition for Clean Technologies will take place in Tel Aviv. Participants from Israel and abroad such as Italy, India, Poland and Palestine are very enthusiastic about attending the event. The international business platform will be focusing on Water Technologies, Energy Efficiency, Renewable Energy, Green Building, Recycling and Green Transportation. This year, the International Water-Energy Nexus Symposium will be held on 29th January 2013 within the framework of CleanTech 2013, where the tight connection between water and energy and its importance in technological and business aspects will be centered too.

The logistics operation required for moving out the old machines and delivering the new took place overnight as colorful Chanukah candles were burning in homes throughout Israel.

Of the three new scanners, the jewel in the crown (or perhaps we should say the Shamash candle in the menorah) is the SOMATOM Definition Flash, manufactured by Siemens. Equipped with two roentgen tubes (instead of the standard single tube), it is the world’s fastest, most accurate, lowest-dosage CT machine and can produce 1,500 slices within 4 seconds (and is 400 times faster than the machine at Rambam that it has replaced). Most importantly for patients’ health, it uses a tenth of the radiation used by older CT devices.  Rambam uses the machine for both routine and sophisticated examination of cardiac and trauma patients and for such interventional procedures as biopsies.

Two novel and strong “workhorse” CT scanners, one produced by Siemens and the other by Philips, were also delivered to Rambam that night. They were already at work the next day performing various routine diagnostic tests and quick scans of trauma cases.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, this evening (Monday, 31 December 2012), at Ashkelon Academic College, attended the opening ceremony for a national program to train young people for cyberwarfare.
Prime Minister Netanyahu said: "The threat of cyberattacks against Israel comes from Iran and other elements. Our vital systems are targets for attack and this will only increase as we enter the digital age. We are bolstering our ability to deal with these threats via the Israel National Cyber Bureau (INCB) that we established, and we are building a digital Iron Dome for Israel. To the outstanding pupils that are studying in the special program, I say: 'You are the future interceptors for the State of Israel.' We are one of the world's leaders in the field of cybernetics and we must maintain this position; therefore, we will continue to cultivate the generation of the future."

 INCB head Dr. Eviatar Matania said: "We realize that many elements in the world are interested in Israeli minds in the field of cybernetics, as well as in how they are developed. We must improve methods of operation and it is our intention to do so. This program is an example of the actions that we are advancing in the field of cybernetics in order to develop the high-quality human capital in the State of Israel."

 Following the ceremony, Prime Minister Netanyahu personally met with the pupils in the program who showed him some of their work.

  Dutch delegation with Ambassador Caspar Veldkamp and the economic section at the Dutch embassy in Tel Aviv. Photographer: Kobi Wolf.

Dutch companies and government representatives attend the Eilat Eilot Conference taking place in Eilat from 27-29 November. Among the representatives are TNO, one of the leading technology research organisations in The Netherlands and DSM, a global leading science-based company, represented by its VP Open Innovation, Rob Kirschbaum, who will be speaking at the conference.

Ambassador Caspar Veldkamp said: 
“The Netherlands aims to strengthen its current position in the top-5 of most competitive economies worldwide. Our recently assigned government sees renewable energy, especially the bio based economy, as one of the pillars for making this happen. Teaming up in the clean tech field with other leaders, like Israel, is an essential ingredient for sustainable growth. That's why we are very proud that Dutch innovative companies, such as TNO and DSM, are actively taking part in the renewable energy conference in Eilat.”