Israel to send 30 innovative companies to Dubai
Israel has announced the selection of 30 leading climate-tech companies to represent the country at the 28th Conference of the Parties (COP28) in Dubai, scheduled to open on November 30, 2023. The companies were chosen by the Israel Innovation Authority in close collaboration with the Ministry of Environmental Protection, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Innovation, Science and Technology, and the Export Institute.
The COP conferences, convened under the auspices of the United Nations, are renowned as the premier global events addressing the critical issue of climate change. This year’s COP28 is expected to feature participation from over 100 heads of state, as well as representatives from the private sector, civil society, academia, media, and financial institutions. Anticipating more than 100,000 attendees, COP28 will take place at Expo Dubai, making it an unparalleled platform for nations and organizations to demonstrate their commitment to climate action.
Israel’s presence at COP28 will be characterized by a strong contingent of climate-tech companies representing diverse sectors, such as energy, water, agriculture, sustainable manufacturing, green construction, food technology, transportation, circular economy, waste management, environmental protection, and carbon capture. These forward-thinking enterprises will present innovative solutions that have already begun to reduce emissions and adapt to climate change, underscoring the breadth and depth of climate technologies developed in Israel.
Some of the Israeli companies going to COP28
The list of Israeli companies going to COP28 includes established companies, start-ups, and technology incubators. Here are some examples of the companies and their solutions:
- HomeBiogas has a system for turning organic waste into clean fuel for cooking and heating.
- UBQ Materials converts household waste into a sustainable material that can replace plastic and wood in various products.
- Envomed has developed a machine that sterilizes and shreds medical waste on-site, reducing its volume and environmental impact.
- BlueGreen Water Technologies uses natural microalgae to treat water bodies affected by harmful algal blooms and cyanobacteria.
- Asterra provides satellite-based monitoring and analytics for water infrastructure and agriculture.
- Clariter transforms plastic waste into high-value industrial products such as oils, solvents, and waxes.
- GenCell produces hydrogen-based fuel cells that provide clean and reliable power for off-grid and backup applications.
- Salicrop has developed a technology that enables crops to grow in saline soils and water conditions.
- Liwa Bio-Technologies uses biotechnology to produce biofuels from organic waste.
- TaKaDu provides a cloud-based software solution that detects leaks and other anomalies in water distribution networks.
The benefits of participating in COP28
The Israeli delegation to COP28 will be led by President Isaac Herzog and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who will hold high-level meetings with world leaders and showcase Israel’s achievements in combating the climate crisis. The delegation will also include representatives from the Foreign Ministry, the Environmental Protection Ministry, the Innovation Authority, and the Export Institute.
The participation of Israeli climate-tech companies in COP28 will provide them with an exceptional opportunity to showcase their solutions and breakthroughs to the international stage and explore investment opportunities with global corporations, investment entities, and venture capital funds operating in the climate-tech sector. The platform will also enable joint collaboration and evoke discussions on various solutions for either mitigation or adaptation to the climate changes.
Ronen Levy, CEO of the Foreign Ministry, said: “The Climate Conference is the most important and significant global event where world leaders come together to discuss ways to combat the climate crisis. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is proud to lead the Israeli delegation to the Climate Conference under the leadership of the President and Prime Minister.”
Dr. Ami Appelbaum, Chairman of the Israel Innovation Authority and Chief Scientist at the Ministry of Innovation Science & Technology said: “Israel is a global leader in developing innovative technologies that address some of humanity’s most pressing challenges. The Israeli companies selected to participate in COP28 are at the forefront of creating solutions that can help mitigate and adapt to the effects of climate change. We are confident that their participation will enhance Israel’s reputation as a hub of climate innovation and create new opportunities for collaboration and growth.”