Building a bridge between the private and public sectors to solve challenges based on data and technology
Forming a shared data platform
for wide impact solutions
Dr. Smader Itskovich is the Founder
and CEO of Israel’s first and only
Smart Mobility Living Lab.
FOUNDER & CEO
Dr. Smader Itskovich is the Founder and CEO of Israel’s first and only Smart Mobility Living Lab. Based upon MIT’s Living Lab concept and with the support of the IIA - Dr. Itskovich created an Innovation Marketplace for Smart Mobility - based on collaboration, Data Trust and real-life challenges. Prior to this position, Dr. Itskovich established several award-winning programs in Education and created the Division for Industrial Development in Ashdod Municipality. In addition, she developed the Ashdod Smart Mobility Living Lab, which she later expanded into the Israel Smart Mobility Living Lab. Dr. Itskovich joined the public sector following a senior management position in the high-tech field. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Management, PhD in Economics and Business Management and a LL.M degree.
Itshak Turgeman has led various
educational initiatives over the last
Itshak Turgeman has led various educational initiatives over the last 15 years. Most recently he acted as the General Director of the Rashi Foundation, one of the largest and most dynamic private foundations in Israel. Prior to his education-related roles, Itshak had a long and acclaimed career in the Israel Defense Forces (IDF). He served in a wide range of positions in the R&D Unit of the Intelligence Corps, as Head of the Department of Production Technology and later as Head of the Security-Society Branch. Itshak has a B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering, an M.A. in Quality Assurance and Reliability, and an MBA.
Eran Shir is currently Nexar’s CEO.
Shir was the entrepreneur in
residence at Aleph, VC firm...
Eran is currently Nexar’s CEO. He was the entrepreneur in residence at Aleph, VC firm focusing on big-data, crypto-currencies and market disruption. Eran was the senior director and head of the creative innovation center at Yahoo!
Director of the MIT Connection
Science in the Media Lab.
Energiya Global established at
2007. Yosef was nominated three
times for the Nobel Peace Prize.
Joseph is the founder and CEO of Energiya Global, established in 2007. Joseph was nominated three times for the Nobel Peace Prize and recognized as one of the pioneers of the solar energy industry in both Israel and East Africa.
While acting as head of the REAP delegation at MIT, Israel Living Lab’s founder encountered a new approach to smart cities challenges. This approach bypassed the prolonged process that characterized the adoption of new technologies at the municipal level. By providing public and private companies the legal, governmental and technological frameworks they require, the living lab approach makes it possible to accelerate the integration of smart solutions in cities. Israel Living Lab is based on the PPP (private public partnership) living lab concept, which is quickly gaining popularity around the world.