Over 120 people attended the “Greening of Jerusalem,” cleantech forum that took place at the Jewish Agency yesterday. The event was sponsored by the Jerusalem Business Networking Forum (which I’m a co-organizer of), the CleanIsrael Network, the Renewable Energy Association, the Movement for Strengthening Jerusalem and the Ministry of Industry and Trade and featured presentations by local government officials, including Naomi Tsur, and representatives from Jerusalem-based cleantech companies, including The Patent Factory and 3G Solar.
The event came at the suggestion of David Waimann, Founder and CEO of Cequesta Water, a wasterwater company, and was intended to build momentum among government officials and the general public to be more active in reviving Jerusalem’s business environment through cleantech and to inspire Jerusalemites to take a more active role in practicing cleantech to make it the cleantech center.
Speaking after the government representatives and before the cleantech comanies was Glen Schwaber, Partner at Israel Cleantech Ventures. Schwaber gave an overview of Israel’s cleantech history (dating back to early agricultural innovations after the State was established) and mentioned some of the most successful companies to date as well as company funding from the VC point of view.
The event was partially in Hebrew and partially in English.
In this video David Waimann explains his company, Cequesta Water’s technology: