Monday, April 10, 2017

22..26-Apr-2017 (HK): Meet Prof. Sivan at CIV2017HK



Together with key industry figures, we will meet for CIV's annual meeting, this time in HK,
to talk about the future of Venture in general and focus on the evolving role of universities.

Here are some more details:

CIV2017HK— the Coller Institute of Venture Annual Conference, will take place on April 22-26, 2017 at the Hong Kong Science Park (main session – April 23, 2017).

The conference will serve an exclusive meeting place for leading players of the venture ecosystem – policymakers, institutional investors, scholars and venture capitalists.

In 2017, the conference will focus on The Future of University Venture, bringing together the greatest minds in the field to trigger the thinking and discussion necessary to evolve research universities into their new role as centers of venture and innovation.

BY JOINING US AT CIV2017HK, YOU WILL BE ABLE TO:

  • Share latest developments, successes, and failures in venture, and university venture in particular;
  • Discuss and reflect to generate new ideas and models;
  • Collaborate and network with exclusive venture leaders;
  • Meet venture luminaries from MIT, Stanford, LBS, TAU, Technion, Peking University and Tsinghua-Shenzhen.
Among the leading speakers that have already confirmed their participation, you will find:


  • Prof. Dan Schechtman — Nobel Prize Laureate (2011) and Distinguished Professor at the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology
  • Prof. Dongmin Chen — Director, Office of Science and Technology Development, Peking University
  • Katharine Ku — Executive Director, Office of Technology Licensing, Stanford University
  • Dr. Renchen Liu — President Assistant, Tsinghua-Shenzhen Research Institute
  • Lita Nelsen — Director (Ret.), Technology Licensing Office, MIT
  • Prof. Manuel Trajtenberg — Senior Economist, Parliament Member and Former Chairman of the Higher Education Budgeting and Planning Committee, Israel
If you want to hear these and other leading speakers in the same room, join CIV2017HK now and enjoy a special 20% HIX discount until 31-Mar-2017. Register today with the coupon HIXTIX.

Registered participants will enjoy discounted airfares with our official carrier, Cathay Pacific, and special rates in a wide selection of hotels.


Sunday, April 02, 2017

24-25 May, 2017--Prof. Sivan in Digital Mindfulness Live, London


Digital Mindfulness Live is a one-of-a-kind live experience that inspires digital professionals to innovate in the age of digital distraction, and shape the future of the digital industry.

Meet me @ Digital Mindfulness Live May 24-25 London with Digital Mindfulness http://digitalmindfulness.net/eve…/digital-mindfulness-live/

On Day One, you will have the opportunity to engage in workshops led by topic and industry leaders. On Day Two, inspiring keynotes from topic and industry experts will be shared, with ample time to meet and connect with startups, entrepreneurs, industry and academic experts and peers.
The aim of Digital Mindfulness Live is to bring together experts from around the world to share best practice, insights and innovation in behavioural science, human centred design, psychology, UX, Product Development, team development, mindfulness, and more to actively improve the quality of our personal and professional connected lives in an age of digital distraction and information overload.


Monday, February 20, 2017

20-Feb-2017: Prof. Sivan chairs VC's/Dealmakers panel at Silicon Dragon event in Tel Aviv





Silicon Dragon forum at Tel Aviv Stock Exchange - CIV's executive director Prof. Yesha Sivan is moderating a VC's/Dealmakers panel. Panelists are: Avishai Silvershatz, Infinity Capital; Lior Simon, Arbor Ventures; Dan Clivner, Sidley; Yonatan Machao, JVP, Yoav Chelouche, Aviv Venture; Jeffrey Chi, Vickers Ventures, Yesha Sivan, Coller Institute of Venture with Rebecca Fannin, Silicon Dragon.

Israeli and Chinese venture capitalists, investors and entrepreneurs met on February 20th, 2017 at the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange for the Silicon Dragon Forum, to discuss the China-Israel-US tech triangle and the increasing role of VCs in the Chinese innovation ecosystem. Among the panelists attending and speaking at the forum were representatives of prominent VCs and angels, corporates (Baidu and IBM), and dealmakers.

https://youtu.be/C8hJSZgD_ZA


Wednesday, February 08, 2017

6-Feb-2017: “De-Know-Polization” Featured at the Israeli Tech Transfer Conference


Prof. Yesha Sivan, Executive Director of the Coller Institute of Venture, gave a keynote lecture at the Israeli Tech Transfer Conference (6-Feb-2017 in Tel Aviv), and spoke of De-Know-Polization – the de-monopolization of knowledge, extensively covered in Issue 4 of Coller Venture Review.
Previously featured also at the Jerusalem Post, “De-Know-Polization” is a global phenomenon spanning academic institutions worldwide and stripping universities of their traditional roles: research, teaching, and societal service. University leaders will need to take actions in order to keep their university running, and justify these actions to their public and private funders, including students paying tuition and taxpayers.
Our message to university leaders and policy-makers, further elaborated in the recent issue of Coller Venture Review is to be aware of the various threats and opportunities, particularly when it comes to the evolving role of universities within the evolving venture ecosystem. Don’t think business is as usual – business as usual now means no business at all in the future. Better you lead the change than let the change lead you.
The future of venture and universities will be further elaborated at #CIV2017HK – the 2017 Annual Conference of the Coller Institute of Venture in Hong Kong (22-26 April 2017). Join us there to meet venture leaders from all over the world, define new pathways for venture and design the universities of the future.




Thursday, December 22, 2016

26-Jan-2017: Prof. Sivan to Deliver a Keynote at IPEM 2017


IPEM 2017

26-Jan-2017 at 9:30am @ Palais des Festivals, Cannes, France



Structured as a marketplace to foster business opportunities between private and institutional investors, investment funds, service providers and business owners seeking to support their company’s development, the International Private Equity Market (IPEM) is the worlds’ biggest Private Equity tradeshow to gather the whole value chain of the PE Industry. This year, IPEM will take place at the Palais des Festivals in Cannes (France), between January 25-27, 2017.

Interview


Prof. Yesha Sivan, CIV Executive Director, will deliver a keynote on tech investments at the Entrepreneurs forum of IPEM, discussing recent trends in tech investments, investment opportunities, and learnings from the Israeli tech miracle. The talk will take place on Thursday, January 26 at 9:30am.

IPEM is the only Private Equity market in Europe, and the second largest PE-Event in Europe, with 1200 participants from 35 countries. This year’s program will focus on technology, with panels and leading companies represented from the fields of FinTech, FoodTech and Big Data.

If you would like to explore CIV and learn more about our activities – meet Yesha at IPEM.


Monday, November 07, 2016

Digital Mindfulness talks Mindful Innovation with Yesha Sivan



In this episode, Lawrence Ampofo speaks with Professor Yesha Sivan, Executive Director of the Coller Institute of Venture at Tel Aviv University, and a visiting Professor of innovation and venture at the Hong Kong Polytechnic Design School.

Digital Mindfulness podcast #56.

In this episode, we talk in depth about the role mindfulness plays in a world that is under constant digital disruption, and under intense pressure to adapt to that shifting landscape. Yesha will go through what it takes to overcome the challenges of ‘technostress’ and how we can all thrive in this connected age.

What You Will Learn In This Episode

  • How mindful devices can improve our working lives
  • The fast, messy and global nature of business increases our stress
  • Why mindfulness is the best quality to possess in the digital age

Established in 2013, Digital Mindfulness is an independent think tank located in London.