Korea – Israel Innovation Day

Lighthouse Program - Robotics



Time Zone

17/03/2022 - 05/04/2022

Target Audience

Target Audience

Companies, Research Institutes, Academia


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About the Event

The Korea-Israel Research and Development Foundation (KORIL) is holding an event to launch a new strategic program. The event is open for Korean and Israelis companies, relevant institution, research institutions and researchers from the fields of robotics.

The event will involve professional lecturers and will feature mixed round tables - Industry / Academy, Israel / Korea.

The highlight of the event is the launch of a new collaboration program and the first call for proposal with a focus on the field of smart robotics in several segments.

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arrowParticipation is subject to an approval email that will be sent no later than April 5th, 2022.


08:30 - 09:00

Registration & Networking

09:00 - 09:30

Opening Remarks

  • Dr. Ami Appelbaum - Chairman, Israel Innovation Authority
  • Mr. Dr. Keonki Roh - Director General for Industrial Technology Convergence Policy, MOTIE (Korean Government Representative), KORIL Board Member
  • Mr. Dror Bin - CEO, Israel Innovation Authority
  • Mr. Suh Dong Gu - Ambassador of the Republic of Korea in Israel
  • Mr. Akiva Tor - Ambassador of Israel to Korea
09:30 - 10:10

Israeli Keynote Speech

Prof. Gal A. Kaminka, Artificial Intelligence, Robotics and Social Cognition, Computer Science Department, Bar Ilan University.

10:10 - 10:30

Korean Keynote Speaker

Dr. Junsok Lee, Robot Program Director, Office of Strategic R&D Planning, MOTIE:  Status and prospect of robotics (Proposing cooperation schemes for both countries)

10:30 - 10:50

KORIL Announcement: Lighthouse Program & MOU Signing Ceremony

Dr. Seong Ryong Kang, CE Korea-Israel Industrial R&D Foundation (KORIL)

10:50 - 11:00

MOU Signing Ceremony

(KORUA) & Israeli Robotics Association (IROB)- Establishing a cooperation framework in the areas of industrial technology between the Republic of Korea (KORUA) and the State of Israel (IROB).

Signing representatives:

  • Korea - Ph.D. Song Seungheon, Director, Board member of  KORUA
  • Israel - Prof. Zvi Shiller Chairman of Israeli Robotics Association
11:00 - 11: 30

Coffee Break / Networking

11:30 - 11:45

Domestic (service) Robots

David Hexner - Vice President of Research and Development at ReWalk Robotics Inc.

11:45 - 12:00

Agriculture and Livestock Robotics

Prof. Avital Bechar - Director, The Instutute of Agricultural Engineering & Head of the Agricultural Robotics Lab at the Agricultural Research ORganization - the Volcani Institute

12:00 - 12:15

Logistics Robots (IL)

Henry Garih - Director of Product and Innovation at Caja Robotics

12:15 - 12:30

Logistics Robots (KR) - Robotics System for Personal Service - Focus on Care and Rehabilitation

Dr. Won0Kyung Song - Director of Department of Rehabilitative and Assistive Technology, National Rehabilitation Center

12:30- 12:45

Health Robots (IL)

Dvir Cohen - CEO of Memic

12:45 - 13:00

Health Robots (KR)

Prof. KyongChul Kong - Associate Professor of Department of Mechanical Engineering, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), CEO of Angel Robotics

13:00 - 13:45

Lunch + Networking

13:45 - 14:00

Preparation for Round Tables event

14:00 - 15:15

Round tables event per sub-sectors

  • Agriculture & Livestock 
    Israeli Moderator: Naftali Grunfeld
    Korean Moderator: Min Soo Kim - Seoul National University
  • Health
    Israeli Moderator: 
    Dr. Avner Amir
    Korean Moderator: Kyoungchul Kong - Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) / Angel Robotics
  • Domestic
    Israeli Moderator: Doron Oizerovich
    Korean Moderator: Won-Kyung Song - National Rehabilitation Research Institute
  • Logistics 
    Israeli Moderator: Aharon (Arale) Shapira 
    Korean Moderator: Youngjae Kim - LG Electronics
15:15 - 16:30

1:1 meeting among industry-university-institute from both countries - Application in advance!

To schedule 1:1 meeting, please click this link


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