Taglit-Birthright Israel and The Jerusalem Post present their first-ever innovation conference

Discover the technological solutions and innovative products developed in Israel 
as part of the struggle against the novel coronavirus.

Around the world, leaders in the field of science, technology, medicine and innovation have been searching for solutions to the global pandemic. In the Start-up Nation, our greatest minds have developed medicines, products and services to help society cope with this unprecedented global crisis. 

The coronavirus has altered the world. These are the changemakers who will shape the future.


Yuli Edelstein

Health Minister, The State of Israel

Dr. Tal Zaks

Chief Medical Officer, Moderna, Inc.

Brig. Gen. (Res.) Dr. Daniel Gold

Head, Defense Research and Development Directorate

Dr. Galia Barkai

Head of Telemedicine Services at Sheba Medical Center

Dr. Eyal Zimlichman

Deputy Director General, Chief Medical Officer and Chief Innovation Officer at Sheba Medical Center

Dr. Zvi Symon

Head of Radiology at Sheba Medical Center

Yaky Yanay

CEO & President at Pluristem Inc

Dr. Haim Amir

Chairman and CEO, The Essence Group

Meir Shamir

Owner and CEO, Mivtach Shamir Holdings Ltd.

Eyal Waldman

President and CEO, Mellanox Technologies

Leon Koffler

Chairman and Founder Super- Pharm

Gidi Mark

CEO, Taglit-Birthright Israel

Dr. Mike

Family Medicine Physician 

yaakov katz

Editor-in-Chief  at The Jerusalem Post

maayan hoffman

News Editor and Health Analyst at The Jerusalem Post

Hillel Fuld

Leading Tech Blogger and Startup Advisor 

Prof. Yaakov Nahmias

Faculty of Science, Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Maj. S.

Project Manager & Head of Innovation , UNIT 81

Why attend?






  • Opening remarks: COVID-19: Changing the rules of the game
    Global perspective on how the virus has and will impact all aspects of life. Speaker: Health Minister Yuli Edelstein
  • 1:1 Interview
    Tal Zaks, Chief Medical Officer, Moderna Inc., with Maayan Hoffman, News Editor and Senior Health Analyst, The Jerusalem Post
  • Panel: How Israel’s out-of-the-box thinking is leading the way toward treating COVID-19
    Moderator: Maayan Hoffman, News Editor & Health Analyst, The Jerusalem Post. Speakers: Prof. Yaakov Nahmias, Faculty of Science, Hebrew University of Jerusalem; Dr. Zvi Symon, Head of Radiology at Sheba Medical Center; Yaky Yanay, President and CEO of Pluristem
  • Moderated TedTalk: Israeli technologies tackle the COVID-19 challenges in two industries: healthcare and business
    Moderator: Hillel Fuld, High-ranking Hi-Tech Blogger
  • Talk 1: “Healthcare Innovation”
    Galia Barkai, Head of Telemedicine Services at Sheba Medical Center and Dr. Haim Amir, Chairman and CEO of The Essence Group
  • Panel: Leading through COVID-19: Business executives discuss challenges and the impact of the virus on infrastructure and operations
    Moderator: Dana Weiss, Israeli Journalist, Anchorwoman and Attorney. Speakers: Meir Shamir, Chief Executive Officer of Mivtach Shamir Holdings Ltd.; Leon Koffler, Super-Pharm Controlling Shareholder; Eyal Waldman, President and CEO, Mellanox Technologies.
  • 1:1 Interview: From Iron Dome to coronavirus “game-changer”
    Brig. Gen. (Res.) Dr. Daniel Gold, Head of the Defense Research and Development Directorate, in conversation with Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief, The Jerusalem Post
  • PaneI: Technology, talents
    How the military and civil society are cooperating in the fight against the virus. Speakers: Dr. Eyal Zimlichman, Deputy Director General, Chief Medical Officer and Chief Innovation Officer, Sheba Medical Center; ‏Maj. S, Project Manager & Head of Innovation , UNIT 81.
  • Panel: From Taglit to saving the world: Meet our doctors
    Doctors from all around the world who came on Taglit-Birthright Israel Moderators: Gidi Mark, CEO of Taglit-Birthright Israel in conversation with doctors from Ukraine, Brazil, France and the United States