First Innobit conference!
For boosting entrepreneurship Collaboration between the Faculty of Engineering and Elbit Systems Ltd.
The first Innobit conference was held on Tuesday, Oct. 31 2017. Keynote speaker was Shuki Yehuda, VP R&D at Elbit Systems, who spoke about 'Innovation at Elbit'. Dr. Kira Radinsky, a pioneer of Predictive Data, entrepreneur and founder of SalesPredict, captivated the audience with a lecture on 'Predicting the Future'.
The Innobit Program
Innobit is a unique entrepreneurship program, established jointly by Elbit Systems Ltd. and the Faculty of Engineering at Tel Aviv University in order to boost the next generation of technological leaders and entrepreneurs. The program targets enterprising students with a creative, trailblazing approach, who are passionate about implementing their innovative ideas. It aims to help such students understand the processes of technological development and develop a business-oriented outlook, while providing them with tools for realizing their dreams. Unlike other students conducting final projects in the industrial sector, Innobit students keep the IP in their own hands.
At the conference, five entrepreneurial projects were presented to an audience consisting of Elbit personnel alongside faculty members and students of the Faculty of Engineering. Voting to select the winners, the spectators awarded first place to Michael Falarya?? And Ziv Balachsan, whose project provides soldiers in the field with friendly access to radio devices and their control panels. "We proposed the development of a system enabling users to control military radio devices from afar, for instance through cellular phones," explain Michael and Ziv. "While providing a solution to the immediate problem at hand, such a system would also meet military requirements and constraints with regard to features like data security, computational efficiency and power. The system has been successfully incorporated into radio devices, and will be used in additional projects in the future," The project was supervised and mentored by Israel Haleli??.
First prize, contributed by Elbit, were laptops for the winners. The team who placed second - Adi Levi, May Levi and Reut Aviran - received tickets for a show at Zappa.