On May 23rd, The 9th “OHTC Cup” Global Innovation and Entrepreneurship Competition for Overseas Chinese in Israel was held in Tel Aviv. PENG Sizhen, the Minister Counsellor for Scientific and Technological Affairs with the Chinese Embassy in Israel, CHEN Quan、LI Guogui, the Vice Chairman of the Sichuan Overseas Friendship Association, SHI Yue Wen, the director of the China Cultural Center in Tel Aviv, the recipient of the 2016 Chinese Government Friendship Award, president of MATAT Knowledge, Yossi Marek, the leaders of The Organization for Assistance to Chinese Businessmen in lsrael and Chinese Headlines Israel Station , as well as Local scientific and technological innovation elites and overseas Chinese attended the event.

With the strong support and guidance of the Chinese Embassy in Israel. Nearly 100 high-tech projects were collected in this “OHTC Cup” division form North Europe and Mideast Area. After preliminary selection, 6 projects have won the final “ticket” and these projects will be invited to participate in the 9th “OHTC Cup” finals which will be held in Chengdu in September. The organizing committee specially invited Tal Peleg-Shulman, the Co-CEO of the Tel Aviv-HK Hub, Avner Barazani, the former president of research and development at Machtashim Agan and other judges to evaluate the final project in the Israeli division. After the competition, 《Dr.Frucht Smart Systems》、《Tourbo-Tourism on demand》、《Building dreams in 3D,just a click away》got the first、second and third prize,《SolveraX》、NIR Small molecule real-time detection and medical non-destructive diagnosis database》,《Building a lightweight hassle-free CRM for Real Estate Professionals》got the excellence awards.

Israel is a global hub of innovation and entrepreneurship resources, maintaining its world-leading edge in innovation in high value-added fields such as information and communications, new materials, bio-medicine and medical devices, and enjoying the reputation of “the land of entrepreneurial”. Sichuan and Israel have also achieved fruitful exchanges and cooperation in various fields such as agriculture, technology, health, education, etc. The successful hosting of the “HOCT Cup” in Israel will further consolidate the foundation of scientific and technological exchange and innovation cooperation between Sichuan and Israel, and gather more high-quality scientific and technological achievements to serve the high-quality development of the two regions. The next step for Sichuan will be to carry out in-depth docking of Sichuan Israel agricultural science and technology projects with the support and guidance of the Chinese Embassy in Israel, promoting Sichuan Israel cooperation to a new level.

Till now “OHTC Cup” has held overseas competitions in Barcelona, Spain and Tel Aviv, Israel, respectively, and will hold the final competition in Chengdu in September.