Innovation under Conflict: Geopolitics, Energy, and Technology in Israel



This presentation explores how the tiny state of Israel, mired in conflict with her immediate neighbors since her independence in 1948, has not only survived, but thrived against all odds. In the face of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, terrorism, regional boycotts and the nuclear aspirations of Iran, Israel became a ‘startup nation’ – a technological and entrepreneurial powerhouse whose regional and global influence extends well beyond her size. Our speakers will explore how many of such innovations were born as a response to Israel’s long-term challenges and immediate security threats. Our experts will further discuss how Israeli technologies, alongside exciting regional developments such as the discovery of the Leviathan gas fields off the Mediterranean coast, are spurring multilateral regional cooperation and shaping the geopolitical landscape of the Eastern Mediterranean.

Hosted by: Texas Women in Business South Austin Business Association