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12 Israeli companies to showcase cutting-edge tech solutions, May 18, at NJIT

In a joint collaboration for securing critical infrastructure, Israel and New Jersey will be holding a New Jersey-Israel Home Land Security Tech Summit on May 18 at NJIT in Newark, New Jersey.

The Summit is the latest in a series of activities encouraging economic and strategic cooperation between New Jersey and Israel companies in the field of emergency services and critical infrastructure. The synergy between New Jersey, a major hub of transportation and infrastructure, and Israel, a country with a strong focus on security and innovative solutions, creates a significant opportunity for collaboration, especially in light of recent events around the world.

The summit will feature presentations by Steven Gutkin, Deputy Director of the New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness, and a panel of industry experts featuring senior officials from the Port Authority, PSEG, New Jersey Department of Health as well as presentations by the Israeli companies. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn about R&D funding and to preschedule B2B meetings with the Israeli delegation and local organizations.

The 12 Israeli companies represented will include: Agent VI, Cellebrite, Communitake, FST Biometrics, MC Tech, Octopus Control & Command, ProTrack, RB Tec, Septier, SerVision, SESP, and STI.  They will offer communications solutions, video analysis, drugs and explosives detection, facial recognition, C4I, and perimeter security.

“Given the interconnectedness of our economy and constantly evolving terrorist landscape, innovation serves as a driving force for anticipating and countering threats to our region’s critical infrastructure,” said Deputy Director Steven Gutkin. “Our goals are all the same when facing disasters of any kind—but being resilient as a single entity is nothing without the collaboration of all. Partnerships at all levels of government, academia, and the private sector have a role in developing and adopting new technologies to meet future needs.”

Nili Shalev, Israel’s Economic Minister to North America, noted: “Israel is world-renowned for the development and deployment of proven technologies designed to protect its citizens and critical infrastructure.” She described how the companies in the Israeli delegation were selected with U.S. public safety in mind.  “From detecting and neutralizing UAVs at public events and secure sites, to identifying and securing suspicious objects, this delegation was specifically designed to address the New Normal. On the C4I side, these companies will keep security officials in close, effective contact with each other while confounding the attackers, with one platform for secure mobile communication and another to beat terrorist encryption.”

The New Jersey conference on May 18 is hosted by the New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness, the Israel Economic Mission in New York, the New Jersey Innovation Institute at NJIT, the Israel Export and International Cooperation Institute, the BIRD Foundation and the New Jersey- Israel Commission.

For more information, please contact Josh Berliner, Israel Economic Mission in New York.  Tel: 646.779.6875/ joshb@israeleconomicmission.com 

About New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness
The New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness, a Cabinet-level agency, was created in 2006. The Director serves as the Governor’s Homeland Security Advisor, and is responsible for leading and coordinating the state’s counterterrorism, cybersecurity, and emergency preparedness efforts while building resiliency throughout the state across all levels of government and the private sector. The Office oversees and distributes discretionary state and federal homeland security and emergency preparedness funds on behalf of New Jersey. More information can be found at www.njohsp.gov

About the Israel Economic Mission
The Israel Economic Mission is a direct link between Israel’s business sector and the North American business community. Its goal is to expand trade and investment between Israel and the US and Canada, and to provide the timely information needed to conduct business with Israel. Headquartered in New York City, the Israel Economic Mission has regional offices in Los Angeles, Chicago, Houston, Atlanta and Toronto.  It provides all the information that executives need to successfully partner with Israeli firms or to establish a business in Israel. From legal counsel and advice on  taxation, to help tapping into the many R&D grants, loans and incentives that Israel offers, the Israel Economic Mission facilitates US-Israel trade and investment. 

About The New Jersey Innovation Institute (NJII)
The New Jersey Innovation Institute   is an NJIT corporation that applies the intellectual and technological resources of the state’s science and technology university to challenges identified by industry partners. Through its Innovation Labs (iLabs), NJII brings NJIT expertise to key economic sectors, including healthcare delivery systems, bio- pharmaceutical production, civil infrastructure, defense and homeland security, and financial services.