בניין 3, קומה ראשונה, אולם הכנסים
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Senior Director, Cleantech and Alternative Fuels, Office of the Chief Scientist, Ministry of Industry, Trade & Labor
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Promoting Green Innovation in Israel
The office of the Chief Scientist is the main governmental organization in Israel supporting industrial research and development.
The OCS provides a range of programs and funding tools answering needs in the entire value chain of R&D and innovation, starting at supporting applicative academic research and encouraging academy-industry partnerships via the various Magnet programs, through the support of technological ventures in their early stages via the Tnufa program and the Technological Incubators program, through the encouragement of competitive R&D via the R&D fund and up to the encouragement of international collaborations, as a measure to strengthen Israel's position as a global knowledge hub and as a tool to support penetration to international markets, increasing exports and creating employment opportunities.
The Cleantech sector is constantly growing, globally and in Israel, as a result from global trends of preserving natural resources, tightening environmental regulation and a range of governmental initiatives aimed at encouraging sustainable growth. The OCS, as part of its activity to promote knowledge based and globally competitive Israeli industry, supports the Cleantech industry through the various tools and programs it operates and through dedicated tools targeting the Cleantech sector.
The OCS is the main factor promoting innovative green industry within the framework of green governmental initiatives, among others, the Newtech program to promoting the Water and Renewable Energy industries, the national program encouraging the development of alternative transportation fuels, the national program aimed at reducing GHG emission and the "Green Growth" Program.
Mr. Gil Shaki, as a member of the Office of the Chief Scientist management team in recent years, is heading the Cleantech related activities, representing Israel in OECD's Committee for Scientific and Technological Policy (CSTP), involved in designing and launching various new support programs for investors, traditional industries and R&D in the financial sector, a committee member in the program for the encouragement of institutional investments in the knowledge based industries and involved in the OCS international cooperation policy and activities.
Before that served as the head of the commercial departments in Israel's embassies in India, Spain and Portugal, promoting and strengthening bilateral economic and commercial relations and assisting Israeli companies activities in those countries.
Speaking fluently Hebrew, English, Spanish, Portuguese and French.