IET and UK Israel Tech Hub lead mission to Israel on Intelligent Mobility

7 April 2017
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Intelligent Mobility mission dinner

Last week the IET and the UK-Israel Tech Hub led a mission to Israel with key UK mobility stakeholders to meet and learn about Israeli innovation and cyber security related to smart mobility.

The mission, which aimed to share knowledge and best practice and promoting tech partnerships in Intelligent Mobility, involved colleagues from ArupTransport Systems Catapult, InMotion Ventures, Jefferies, Horiba Mira, NCC Group, Ricardo Innovations and Transport for London. Along with the IET and the UK-Israel Tech Hub, they met with a range of Israeli companies, start-ups and researchers in the area of Intelligent Mobility.


The UK-Israel Tech Hub, which launched in October 2011 at the British Embassy in Israel, helps drive economic growth in both countries by helping British companies partner with the best of Israeli innovation. The goal is to create partnerships in which British companies help Israeli innovation go global, and Israeli innovation gives British companies a global competitive edge.


The visit also included a trip to Deutsche Telekom Innovation Laboratories and the IBM Cyber Security Centre of Excellence, both at Ben-Gurion University, as well as to Mobileye in Jerusalem. Mobileye, which has just been bought by Intel for $15bn, specialises in platform technology for mobile machine vision, using dedicated hardware and firmware to recognise, classify and track in real time, most key objects in a street scene.


IET President Jeremy Watson said: “The technical culture in Israel is striking so it was fantastic to have the opportunity to see some of the great things going on over there in the area of smart mobility. Key topics are machine vision with sensor fusion, automation and cyber security.


“I was also able to give a speech focussing on the IET and our interest in innovation, particularly Horizontal Innovation – which can certainly be utilised within Intelligent Mobility. I am looking forward to seeing more developments in this area.”


It is planned to replicate the UK-Israel Tech Hub in Tel Aviv across other British Embassies which will enable UK businesses to connect with centres of leading technology. It would provide a great opportunity to repeat the Israel Mission across other countries as the Tech-Hubs are rolled out.