Tech for the Planet: Waste and IoT, FAMAE presents its challenge, 1st of Februar 2018

Afeka Institute of Circular Engineering and Economy (AICEE) is inviting engineers, developers and designers in high tech companies, to an event on circular engineering potential in Israel. We are fortunate to host in Israel Eric Philippon, president of the French fund FAMAE*, who will describe their 1 Million Euro innovation challenge for solutions to household waste problems.

Eric Philippon (above, left), Chairman of FAMAE

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We are entering the 4th industrial revolution. Circular economy, being one of its major pillars – is a design and a system framework aiming to solve environmental challenges using innovative technologies and novel business models. Circular economy offers an opportunity for tech-savvy and creative innovators to apply their skills to “change the system from within” (to quote Leonard Cohen) and build a profitable, regenerative and equitable economy. This meetup is an innovation oriented community, focused on circular solutions from Israel. Hosted by Afeka Tel Aviv Academic College of Engineering.

18:30 – 18:50 – welcome & networking
18:50 – 19:00 – Welcome note by Microsoft Accelerator
19:00 – 19:30 – Introduction to Circular Engineering and Economy and announcing AICEE’s “circular engineering” course for engineers, developers and designers – Avi Blau, Head of the Institute
19:30 – 19:45 – FAMAE endownment fund – 1 Million Euro innovation challenge for solutions to waste problems (in English), by Eric Philippon
19:45 – 20:00 – IoT for circular economy – Jonathan Seroussi, CEO at Jumper
20:00 – 20:15 – French Embassy in Israel, circular economy in France
20:15 – 20:30 – circular economy at Tel Aviv municipality

* Famae funds bright inventors to help them create simple and innovative solutions which can substantially improve the lives of hundred of millions of urban citizens, reduce their living expenses while significantly alleviating their environmental footprint in relation to waste generation, water usage, food consumption, energy utilization and air pollution.

Jury of FAMAE Challenge

Cédric Villani Renowned Mathematician (2010 Fields medal), former Dean of Institut Poincaré, President of the Parliament Office for the Assessment of Science and Technology Policies

Jacques Lewiner Physicist and inventor (more than 1000 registred patents), co-Dean at ESCPI Paris, core member of the Frenchtech

Geneviève Ferone Innovator in the social & environmental rating and circular economy, Vice-President of the Nicolas Hulot Foundation

Eric Philippon Chairman of the Famae endowment fund, has a long experience of investing in SMEs and startups (2 Bn€ invested in 200 companies, particularly in the renewable energy sector)

Jean-Michel Dalle Innovation expert, experience as a Science & Industry go-between, chairman of Agoranov (a deeptech incubator), and has supported more than 300 startups including Criteo and Aldebaran Robotics

Flore Berlingen Waste reduction expert, managing director of Zero Waste France and board member of Zero Waste Europe

Lionel Le Maux Entrepreneur and successful investor in the domain of cleantech and renewable energies. Experienced contributor in the field of biogas and Chairman of BioGaz Vallée

Michel Fortin Founder of a large real estate group and founder of an organic food retailer

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