By Steve Lipman
Onstage at a Midtown conference center: a series of speakers describing recent Israeli advances in such areas as agriculture, health and cybersecurity. Behind them: colored slides boasting about Israeli progress in bee pollination and traffic safety. Outside in a hall, on a row of exhibitor’s tables: displays about Israeli-developed products that slow down memory loss, reduce wrinkles in the elderly and prevent food poisoning.
NEXUS: Israel, a daylong education and networking conference coordinated by Hebrew University of Jerusalem’s American Friends organization, for the first time brought together here more than 300 scientists, attorneys, venture capitalists and others to discuss Israel’s latest high-tech advances, and predictions about where the country’s innovation culture is headed.