Energy, Capital, and Global Bio Opportunities: Meet the BIRD Foundation

Date/Time
Date(s) - 30 Apr 2012
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Location
ASU SkySong


Helping your new technology take flight is a challenging business.  It takes ingenuity, capital and partnerships.  Join us to meet with leaders from Arizona’s bioscience, bioenergy, and business communities and the BIRD Foundation.

BIRD is an acronym for Israel-U.S. Binational Industrial Research and Development. The BIRD Foundation’s mission is to stimulate, promote and support industrial R&D of mutual benefit to the U.S. and Israel.  BIRD’s activities include matchmaking services between Israeli and American companies in the field of Research and Development. BIRD takes no equity in the joint projects and all our services are free of charge. BIRD supports approximately 20 projects annually. The cumulative sales of products developed through BIRD projects have exceeded $8 billion.

Date:  Monday, April 30, 2012

Time:  3:00 – 6:00 PM

Location: 

 ASU SkySong | 1475 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale, AZ
Global Conference Room, Second Floor
 

Cost:  Complimentary and Open to the Public

Procedings:

Mark Edwards, PhD, Author of Green Algae Strategy: End Oil Imports and Engineer Sustainable Food and Fuel.

3: 00 PM – Welcoming Remarks

Speakers:

  • Mark Edwards, ASU Professor and Algae entrepreneur
    • “Smart Microfarms: Superior Climate Independent Food, Energy and Medicines ”
  • Michal Miasnik, West Coast Representative of BIRD from Santa Clara, CA.

5:00 PM – Networking reception

6:00 PM Event Concludes

(Please register in advance using the form below)

About The BIRD Foundation:

The BIRD Foundation was established by the U.S. and Israeli governments in 1977 to generate mutually beneficial cooperation between the private sectors of the U.S. and Israeli high tech industries, including start-ups and established organizations. BIRD provides both matchmaking services between U.S. and Israeli companies, as well as funding covering up to 50 percent of project development and product commercialization costs.  BIRD’s scope extends to Communications, Life Sciences, Electronics, Electro-optics, Software, Homeland Security, Renewable and Alternative Energy and other sectors of the hi-tech industry. BIRD supports approximately 20 projects annually. The cumulative sales of products developed through BIRD projects have exceeded $8 billion.

Since its inception in 1977, BIRD has approved over 800 projects with leading companies in the U.S., for example:

ADM, American Red Cross, Applied Materials, Avaya, Bayer Pharmaceutical, Becton Dickinson, Bio-Rad Laboratories, Eastman Kodak, General Dynamics, General Electric, Guidant, IBM, J&J, KLA- Tencor, Molex, Motorola, Procter & Gamble, SanDisk, Spansion, Telcordia, Texas Instruments, Tyco and others.

 

 

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