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August 24, 2020

Webinar is in English 

Free registration required Registration 


Digital Government: How Israel and Rhode Island Use Government Services During the Current Pandemic and Future with Honorary Guest Speaker from Israel, Shai Lee Spigelman, Director General at Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of Israel and from RI Liz Tanner, Director, Dept. of Business Regulation- State Rhode Island and other Israeli Panelists


Webinar: Israeli and RI Women in Innovation Helping to Build Entrepreneurial Business in Underserved Communities

July 28, 2020

Webinar:  English Free registration required Registration 

Date: Tuesday, July 28, 2020
Time:  12:00 - 1:00 pm,  EST 7:00  - 8:00 pm Israel Time 

Israeli and RI Women in Innovation Helping to Build Entrepreneurial Business in Underserved Communities


The Rhode Island-Israel Collaborative in Collaboration (RIIC) with Social Enterprise Greenhouse and the Israel Consulate General to New England in Boston is pleased to invite you to a webinar.

In this webinar we will hear from community leaders from both RI and Israel about their innovative approaches to address some of the most pressing social challenges.  In particular, they will focus on work they are doing in communities that have been historically excluded.  Engagement and action are needed now more than ever.

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April 22, 2020


The Rhode Island-Israel Collaborative in Collaboration (RIIC) with the Israel Consulate General to New England in Boston is pleased to invite you to a webinar

Date: Wednesday April 22, 2020
Time:  2:30-3:30 pm     EST

            11:30-12:30 am   PDT

             9:30-10:30 pm    Israel   

Webinar:  English 


Free registration required Registration 



Food Tech Futures: Accelerating innovation through global exchange - A collaboration of Rhode Island and Israeli thought leaders 

March 24, 2020

Food Tech Futures: Accelerating innovation through global exchange - A collaboration of Rhode Island and Israeli thought leaders

Organized by The Rhode Island Israel Collaborative and Hope & Main 

For Sponsorship Opportunity Information, Please Contact us at

March 24, 2020, Event flier See link


Coffee Meet and Greet with Nir Gartzman of TheDock Innovation Hub of Israel

February 11, 2020

Meet and Greet with Nir Gartzman of TheDock Innovation Hub of Israel

Tuesday February 11, 2020 11:00 AM-12:00PM

Location: Inspire Environmental at Innovate Newport 3rd floor 513 BroadwayNewport, R.I. 02840

About TheDOCK: TheDOCK is a powerful enablement platform for mature global companies and aspiring startups in the maritime industry. TheDOCK facilitates multi-disciplinary collaboration and expedites market readiness of startups in smart Seaport and Maritime technology. "At theDOCK, we actively invest in bold founders seeking to bring inspiring technology into the digitally transforming Maritime world. 

Israel/Rhode Island Funding Opportunity, Up to $1,000,000. Workshop with Andrea Yonah, East Coast Representative of the BIRD Foundation. Date: Tuesday, December 3, 2019, Time: 4:30 - 6:00 pm, Location: INNOVATE NEWPORT 513 Broadway, Newport, RI 02840

For more information go to this link.


Disruptive Neuroscience Technologies Changing the World Today, leaders in the field from Rhode Island and Israel, will provide their insights and perspectives.

September 18, 2019

Disruptive Neuroscience Technologies Changing the World Today - Leaders in the field from Rhode Island and Israel will provide their insights and perspectives.   To Register Click Here  

Event Booklet and Program

June 12, 2019

The Rhode Island-Israel Collaborative(RIIC), in collaboration with RI Bio, will present an event entitled, " New Israeli Innovation in Digital Health Shaping the Future of Healthcare" with three Israeli keynote speakers. Come and learn how new Israeli innovation in the field of digital health is shaping the field of medicine in the short term and long term. 

Israeli Women Leading  Innovation - Come and learn from Dana Gavish Fridman


The event will be moderated by Ella Hood, board member of the RIIC  Opening remarks will be by RI Representative Mia A. Ackerman, Deputy Majority Leader, Chairwoman, House Committee

Medical Cannabis: from Weed to Molecules and Drug Development Lecture by Israeli Prof. Hinanit Koltai, PhD

March 27, 2019

Molecules and Drug Development                                    
The lecture will be given by Prof. Hinanit Koltai, PhD, a Senior Research Scientist at the Agricultural Research Organization, (ARO) Volcani Center, Israel. The event charge is $15 and is free for URI faculty, students, and members of the Rhode Island Israel Collaborative (RIIC), both options require prior registration. Click link to purchase ticket, Click here for free registration.  The public attentiveness for medical use of marijuana, Cannabis Sativa, is fast growing. Especially now, as we witness a dramatic rise in the interest of scientists, clinicians, politicians and regulatory agencies as well as the media, it is highly important for the scientific community to judiciously study the possible beneficial use of this plant. Come and hear Professor Koltai, whose research is focused on cannabis for medical use. She and her team at the Agricultural Research Organization, (ARO) Volcani Center, Israel have established a scientific basis for the development of new cannabis-based medical drugs.  To register, go to this link. (Free event but registration is required).

Learning Startup Culture RI Latino Community Meets Israeli Innovation and High Tech Ecosystem

June 14, 2018

Learning  Startup Culture - RI  Latino Community Meets Israeli Innovation

and High Tech Ecosystem Organized by the Rhode Island Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and Rhode Island-Israel Collaborative (RIIC)

To read more about the event in Spanish


Revitalizing and Redesigning Challenger Cities in the 21st Century

June 13, 2018

Come and meet Israeli Architect Eliezer Armon who will talk about

"Revitalizing and Redesigning Challenger Cities in the 21st Century" - how smart architectural design can position cities for economic growth and be a foundation for their re-positioning and re-branding. He will then bring some interesting case studies of  Israeli cities Ashqelon and Mitzpe Ramon,cities that are in the midst of a major transformation.  


 To read more go to the link

RI meets PresenTense, an Israeli startup accelerator that nurtures coexistence through innovation, investing in various under served communities within Israeli society

March 20, 2018

The Rhode Island-Israel Collaborative (RIIC)is  happy to host an evening event at Social Enterprise Greenhouse RI Tuesday, March 20th at 6 to 8 pm at 10 Davol Square in Providence, RI 


RSVP required - to register click here.



The CEO and three alumni of PresenTense will discuss their respective ethnic and religious communities, introduce their startups, discuss the social problems that they seek to fix and focus on how they have experienced Arab-Israeli coexistence within the startup world.



Israel is known as the Startup Nation for its disproportionately high number of new inventions, from the cherry tomato to Waze. Israeli innovation is not only useful for the development of new technologies, but also serves as a channel for fostering coexistence between different ethnic communities within the small Middle Eastern country. 

Since 2007, PresenTense has been asking the question: what can we do to make entrepreneurship more accessible and how can we channel entrepreneurship to focus on improving society?

PresenTense opened the first co-working hub in Israel, launched the first social venture accelerator, the first accelerator for Arab entrepreneurs in Israel, for Haredi (ultra-Orthodox) women and the first in the world to focus on innovative solutions for people with disabilities.




The impact has been the launch of over 350 businesses, tech startups and social ventures. These entities are growing local economies through job growth, enriching community life through volunteer engagement and solving core society problems, as our ventures impact tens of thousands of lives.

So come and meet their CEO and 3 of their graduates to learn how to collaborate and most important, tap on their knowledge in order to help us in Rhode Island to empower disadvantaged members and groups of our community.

The event will be opened by Kelly Ramirez, the Executive Director of Social Enterprise Greenhouse House Hub and Avi Nevel, President and CEO of the Rhode Island-Israel Collaborative (RIIC) and moderated by Matan Zamir, Deputy Consul General of the Consulate General of Israel to New England.

 The event is free but requires registration.  To register click here

Event Cancelled Due to Severe Weather: A Special Evening of Outstanding Wines from Israel Tuesday, March 13th, 5-8pm 312 S Main St, Providence, RI

March 13, 2018

Bin 312 wine cellar loves the opportunity of introducing unique wines to the city of Providence and surrounding communities of Rhode Island and Massachusetts

Therefore, we are honored to host an absolutely epic tasting of fine wines from Israel!

The event is co-organized with the Rhode Island-Israel Collaborative (RIIC) and the Israel Consulate to New England, bringing some of the best wine makers from Israel to Rhode Island and bin 312, Tuesday, March 13th. 


Join us to meet some of the most influential players and wine representatives in the Israeli wine industry, to sample some truly remarkable wines from Tabor Winery,

Teperberg WineryTulip Winery,  Flam Winery

It will be the most unique and great collection of Israeli wines ever poured in RI at the same time!  Every vineyard and wine is followed and positively reviewed by the premier wine publications..  To read more about the wineries, click here 

See event flyer

So please join us for this very special complimentary night of Israeli wines and Middle Eastern fare.  More details available soon via social media (Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and email).




About the RIIC: The Rhode Island-Israel Collaborative (RIIC).  The RIIC is a not-for-profit organization that fosters and strengthens trade, business, academic exchange and research between the state of Rhode Island and Israel.  RIIC’s intent is to benefit the economies and communities of Rhode Island and Israel through collaboration.

For more information contact

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Collaboration Opportunities in Digital Health

February 26, 2018

A forum to explore collaborations between Rhode Island and MindUP (Israel)

Guest Speaker 

Dan Shwarzman CEO, MindUP – the Digital Health Incubator  Dan is a leader in the global healthcare technology industry for over 15 years, with experience spanning Fortune 500 companies in the U.S. to Israeli start-ups.

MindUP aspires to be the leading hub of digital health innovation in Israel. It will translate disruptive technologies and cultivate new product concepts into leading Digital Health ventures, with the goal of transforming the delivery and quality of healthcare worldwide.

Our special guests for the evening will be Daniel J. McKee, Rhode Island Lieutenant Governor and Austin Sedaghatpour, Director of Economic Affairs at Consulate General of Israel to New England. 

Organized by the Rhode Island-Israel Collaborative and MedMates 

To read more see the link to register 

Doing business in Israel

February 07, 2018

WHY ISRAEL? (Event flyer)

Event Agenda

Did you know the U.S. is Israel's single largest trading partner? Israel is a global
center for hi-tech design and R&D which provides opportunities for U.S.-Israel
commercial partnerships, specifically in hi-tech and defense industries, including
cyber security, safety and security equipment and services, defense equipment,
medical technologies, biotechnology products and consumer goods. Also, come learn about research funding opportunities provided by the BIRD FoundationEvent info.

Event organized by Rhode Island-Israel Collaborative (RIIC) and the Chafee Center at  Bryant University.

December 20, 2017

Come meet Avi Nevel, President and CEO of the Rhode Island-Israel Collaborative (RIIC) to discuss how we can connect Rhode Island and Israel and also meet other Rhode Islanders who reside in Israel, as well as Israelis who reside or studied in Rhode Island who are interested in developing commerce, academic and research between Israel and Rhode Island. To learn more, click here:

The Blockchain, Bitcoin, Cryptocurrency Revolution

The blockchain revolution – Blockchain technologies form the basis for bitcoin and other crypto - currencies, and are set to completely disrupt the way business and transactions are carried out online. Whether you’re in the financial or insurance industries, healthcare, government, retail, and even farming or manufacturing sectors – blockchain technologies promise to revolutionize the way we conduct business and most likely disrupt your field.


Are you ready for the disruption? Do you know how to take advantage of these new technologies to benefit your business?

Sponsors: Consulate General of Israel to New England, Hinckley, Allen & Snyder, LLC, Newport County Chamber of Commerce

Come learn about the future of blockchain technologies and their expected impact on different industries and on governmental services from world renowned  Israeli and US experts.


Date: Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Time: 8:00 am to 2:30 pm

Location: The Pell Center, Salve Regina University Newport RI


To get more info and sign up for conference click here.


ORGANIZED BY: The Rhode Island Israel Collaborative (RIIC) in collaboration with the Pell Center, Salve Regina University 

SPONSORS: Consulate General of Israel to New England, Hinckley, Allen & Snyder, LLC, Newport County Chamber of Commerce

Israel Digital Health Care industry has its roots in a long history of using innovative communication technologies to improve healthcare delivery putting Israeli technologies and expertise in international demand…

Roadshow to the USA | September 11th – 15th , 2017

World Trade Day

May 23, 2018

As we prepare for our 33 rd annual World Trade Day on May 23, 2018, we find ourselves in a dynamic expanding international marketplace. Our business relationships continue to grow around the globe; world dynamics are constantly changing; new opportunities and challenges ebb and flow; and U.S. relationships with other countries continue to evolve.

We live in an interconnected world where global business is the norm and what happens anywhere in the world can have an impact on our companies and our lives.  Global business provides us with connections outside of the United States in ways that extend beyond just business. These connections help promote better understanding, cultural awareness, economic development and humanitarian efforts. Strengthening global ties creates shared goals and interests, mutual collaboration and an appreciation for our differences.

July 19, 2017

The Israel Economic Mission in New York is pleased to host an exceptional group of retail technology companies from Israel who will be showcasing their solutions in AI and machine learning, big data, LI, video and other specialties.

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Important dates

Apr 29, 2020

Israel Independence Day

Jul 04, 2020

U.S. Independence Day

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