From 14 to 16 November 2016, OPTITEC participated in trade mission to Israel under the auspices of Ms Caroline Pozmentier, President of the Chamber of Commerce France-Israel Marseille-Provence and Vice-President of the Regional Council of Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur in charge of Security and Crime Prevention.
The delegation attended Homeland Security & Cyber Conference, a biennial event that combines a comprehensive exhibition of the most recent technological advancements and the latest developments with the presence of and insights by some of the leading international experts in the field.
Israel, well known for its very successful start-up culture (11 unicorns, 7000 start-up companies, 3 billion € of private funding) is gradually turning towards the next phase of becoming a “Scale-up nation”. In this process photonics and opto-electronics sectors plays a particularly important role as the second export sector in Israel.
OPTITEC’s General Director, Ms Katia Mirochnitchenko, met with high-level executives from security, defense and aeronautics sectors and discussed various opportunities of collaboration between OPTITEC’s ecosystem and companies from Israel, notably in the areas of nanoparticle based sensors, laser based systems for drone detection, SWIR, IR vision, RA/RV and 3D imagery.
Follow-up activates are currently being discussed in order to support future collaborations between OPTITEC’s ecosystem and Israeli companies.