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Reminder: Texas Israel Chamber of Commerce’s Cleanovation Conference – September 14 – Houston

Last year, I joined a group of fellow Texans and Israelis in Austin for the Texas-Israel Chamber’s first ever Cleanovation conference.

We’re now doing another event on September 14 in Houston.  Details are below and at this link.  

Information on the September 14, 2011 event follows below.  Join us on Plancast too!

Dr. Eli Offer, Israel’s Chief Scientist Who I Interviewed at Last Year’s Cleanovation Conference.  Other related video interviews I did may be viewed here.

Israel and Texas Working Together for Cleantech

A special conference featuring the best Israeli, Texan and Global cleantech, energy and water companies.  Designed for building business opportunities, access to innovation and helping companies gain a competitive edge.  


Cleanovation has emerged as one of the most important clean technology events (including energy efficiency, water, smart-grid and more) for decision makers and thought leaders from around the globe. The Texas-Israel Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the Government of Israel’s Economic Mission to the Southern Region will host Cleanovation in Houston on Sep 14, 2011.


More than 300 participants are anticipated to attend, along with leaders from Fortune 100, select emerging growth companies and the public sector with many having headquarters in Texas or Israel. Early registration discounts conclude on May 1, 2011. Last year’s success may be viewed at: 


Also of Interest

Subdequent to our Cleanovation event will be the  Rice Alliance Annual Energy & Clean Technology Venture Forum, on Thursday September 15th, 2011. It will showcase numerous promising emerging energy technology companies.  Note:  Numerous Venture Capitalists will attend & participate. 



Featured Highlights

  • Early committed attendees: GE Energy, Nokia Siemens Networks, Waste Management, Shell GameChanger, Silicon Valley Bank, IDE, Miya Water, Israel Cleantech Ventures, Elbit Systems, Texas Institute, and more…
  • One-on-one meetings to build and fund your business
  • Presentations by featured Israeli & US companies
  • More than 300 industry professionals expected
  • New industry technology
  • Break-out sessions and private meetings will be arranged

Quick Facts 

  • Due to Israel’s scarce natural resourcesit is leading the world in water and alternative energy innovations.
  • Israel is the Silicon Valley of waterRelative to its small size, Israel has devoted more resources to the development of wastewater treatment and reclamation than any other country in the world.
  • Home grown Israeli VC community.  Israel has a vibrant local VC community which includes Israel Cleantech Ventures, AquaAgro and Terra Ventures – three firms dedicated to investing in Israel’s cleantech sector.    
  • The sun shines brightly over Israel.  The solar radiation Israel receives is a driver of solar thermal companies.
  • Leveragability of tech expertise to cleantech. Israel’s tech sector has flourished through the creation of core technology competencies that are world leading.
  • The Bird Energy Fund, a joint U.S & Israeli government fund targeted to fund R&D partnerships between Israeli and U.S companies has been making grants on a regular basis.  The Texas-Israel Chamber can help you find the right partner.
  • Israeli & US Venture Capital Firms firms have already committed to participate in this event representing over $1B in investment potential.




Speaking Slots & Sponsorships Available

To reserve a speaking slot and/or sponsor Cleanovation 2011, please contact us at or 214-576-9692.

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