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The Israel Innovation Summit 2006 Will Be Held on April 4-5 at the Haifa Congress Center, Israel.

TEL AVIV Tel Aviv (tĕl əvēv`), city (1994 pop. 355,200), W central Israel, on the Mediterranean Sea. Oficially named Tel Aviv–Jaffa, it is Israel's commercial, financial, communications, and cultural center and the core of its largest , Israel -- The Israel Innovation Summit will be held on April 4-5, 2006. The only conference of its kind in Israel, The Israel Innovation Summit is entirely focused on innovation in the fields of science Fields of science are widely-recognized categories of specialized expertise within science, and typically embody their own terminology and nomenclature.

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, hi-tech and life sciences. It is a one-time opportunity to acquire an in-depth view of Israeli breakthrough technology and leading life science start-ups and emerging companies, introduced and discussed by leading experts. This event is the optimal platform for corporate investors and venture capitalists from around the world.

The conference is organized by Elron, Olive Bay and PricewaterhouseCoopers Israel, in cooperation with IBM (International Business Machines Corporation, Armonk, NY, The world's largest computer company. IBM's product lines include the S/390 mainframes (zSeries), AS/400 midrange business systems (iSeries), RS/6000 workstations and servers (pSeries), Intel-based servers (xSeries) , Intel, Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. (Hebrew: טבע תעשיות פרמצבטיות בע"מ), NASDAQ: TEVA is an international pharmaceutical company headquartered in , Applied Materials Applied Materials, Inc. NASDAQ: AMAT (HKSE: 4336 ) is the global leader in nanomanufacturing technology solutions with a broad portfolio of innovative equipment, service and software products for the fabrication of semiconductor chips, flat panel solar displays, solar , Pitango Venture Capital, Given Imaging, Ehrlich & Partners -- Patent Attorneys, Elbit Systems Elbit Systems Ltd. NASDAQ: ESLT is one of Israel's largest defense electronics manufacturers and integrators. Established in 1967, and based in Haifa, Israel, Elbit has over 8,000 employees. , Zoran and others. The conference will be held under the academic sponsorship of the Technion and the industry sponsorship of the Israel Association of Electronics and Software Industries and the Israel Life Science Industry.

The summit will spotlight a limited number of selected fields such as: Nano-Electronics, Gene and Stem-Cell Therapy, Wireless Communications, Distributed Computing, Nano-Medicine, Search Technologies, Next Generation Networks, Semiconductors, Imaging (medical and other), and Minimal and Non-invasive Medical Devices.

Keynote speakers at the summit include CEOs and vice presidents of global leading companies, CEOs of Nasdaq-traded hi-tech companies and CEOs of leading technology and life science companies. Featured speakers include presidents and CEOs of NDS See eDirectory.

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, Zoran, Orckit, Given Imaging, Siemens Venture Capital and GE Healthcare Israel, and the Director of the Directorate General for Research at the European Commission. Additional speakers include senior vice presidents from Intel, IBM, Applied Materials, Broadcom Corp., and others. In addition, top tier start-up companies and world wide leading researchers from academia will present over 100 projects featuring the next frontiers of technology and scientific breakthroughs and unveil their coming innovative achievements.

During the summit the Israel Innovation Award will be given to a leading individual in an Israeli advanced industry, with unique accomplishments in technological innovation.

Additional details are available on: Registration is online via the conference website.
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