Israel’s Chief Scientist making first official visit to Australia to discuss innovation, cooperation

Chief Scientist Avi Hasson to Visit Sydney, Canberra and Melbourne to Meet with Top Australian Officials and Companies

Israel’s Chief Scientist Avi Hasson will visit Australia for a week of events and meetings designed to deepen and strengthen bilateral economic, technological and scientific ties. Hasson will also be a keynote speaker at the First Israel-Australia Investment Summit 2015 (The Bridge).

“This visit is clearly a testament to the high regard Australia has for the Israeli innovation economy,” said Chief Scientist Hasson. “A number of Australian government and trade delegations have visited Israel in recent months, focusing on lessons from the ‘Startup Nation’ in promoting innovation and entrepreneurship. They were also deeply interested in learning about our unique brand of public-private partnership and how it promotes our knowledge economy. This visit aims at strengthening an already robust relationship between our two countries.”

The week-long visit will begin Nov. 23rd. It is being hosted by the the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) with support from the Israel Trade Commission in Sydney.