The theme of this year's event will be the "30th anniversary of friendship and opening new prospects for cooperation between Ukraine and Israel"
The prime minister of Ukraine Denys Shmyhal will take part in the forum with a welcoming speech. The event will be attended by representatives of leading technology companies, representatives of Israel and Ukraine, well-known researchers, and public figures from both countries. Delegations of the state of Israel in Ukraine and Ukraine in Iran will take part in this event.
This year the organizers expanded the traditional theme of the forum. In addition to innovation, business cooperation, investment, issues related to the promotion of the country's brand at the global level, and the concept of "soft power" will also be considered. Also, for the first time in 30 years of friendship between Ukraine and Israel, the conference will host an award ceremony for the TOP-30 developers of Israeli-Ukrainian change – well-known Israelis and Ukrainians who have made significant contributions to cooperation between the two countries.
The conference will take place online-offline format. You can join offline only by official invitation, but everyone able to join the meeting online for free with prior free registration.
We have significantly expanded the range of key topics of the summit and finally switched to the offline format, which allowed us to go beyond hi-tech and unite all important players of the Ukrainian and Israeli ecosystems on one platform. The Ukrainian-Israeli Innovation Summit 2021 will be attended by prime minister Denys Shmyhal, state officials, leading managers of technology companies. And the award ceremony TOP-30 creators of Israeli-Ukrainian change, which we are launching this year, will unite public figures, prominent Israelis, and Ukrainians. Thanks to the summit, our countries have achieved significant results in technology and innovation. In the last two years alone, the volume of Ukrainian IT services to Israeli customers amounted to about $200 million. We are ready to expand the positive experience to other areas of cooperation between Ukraine and Israel" says the founder of the summit, CEO of Global Israeli Initiative Aliona Novhorodska.
The co-organizers of the Ukrainian-Israeli Innovation Summit 2021 were: the embassy of the state of Israel in Ukraine and the embassy of Ukraine in Israel. The meeting venue in Kyiv is provided by another co-organizer of the summit – UNIT. City innovation park, The VentureIsrael Venture Fund, Simple Investment & Really Building, and VIZHU joined the conference on behalf of Israel.