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The First EUREKA Investors Shop June 1st 2011 | Jerusalem, Israel General Information TheEUREKA Investors Shopwill be held on June 1, 2011 at the International Convention Center in Jerusalem, in cooperation with the Israeli High-Tech Industry Association's Annual Conference 2011 (HTIA). This event, initiated by the Israeli Chairmanship and held for the first time by EUREKA, will provide investors from around the world and innovative companies specially selected from EUREKA’s member countries with the opportunity to meet and discuss cooperation and financing opportunities. The event this year will focus on three fields: ICT, biomed and clean-tech. About EUREKA and HTIA EUREKA is Europe’s largest platform for international cooperation in industrial R&D, federating the national R&D support schemes of 40 member countries. The HTIA (High Tech Industry Association) is the main gateway to this industry – startups and entrepreneurs, SMEs, global companies, local and global VCs, universities, angels, investment bankers and top tier service providers. The HTIA annual conference, May 31- June 2, is the largest of its kind in Israel, attracting more than 5,000 participants, including delegations of global executives and investors from around the world – Silicon Valley and North America, China, India, Russia and throughout Europe. Application and Screening Process To ensure that participating companies meet the specially designed criteria for this exclusive event, registration for the EUREKA Investors Shop is subject to pre-screening by the event’s steering committee, based on a company’s ability to meet the following criteria: Company has a proven “break-through" solution/product; A growing and large enough target market; Has passed the proof-of-concept stage; Requires capital no more than €10M and not less than €1M Is in the ICT, biomed and/or clean-tech sectors Both EUREKA portfolio companies and non-EUREKA companies are invited to apply to be considered as potential participants. Potential applicants can express their interest by pre-registering for the event at the following website: http://www.eurekanetwork.org/registration_investors_shop. After pre-registering, they will be contacted via email by the event’s coordinators, Roey Fisher and Mirna Loiferman, with a more detailed application form. Applications are due by May 2. Applications will be screened and considered by the event’s coordinator, with the cooperation and consultation of respective NPCs, starting now on a rolling basis. Registration (*pending acceptance) Once accepted and approved, companies will be notified of their acceptance, providedlogistical details for the event, and be offered the following two options for participation: $180 – One-Day Access Participation in the EUREKA Investors Shop (incl. inclusion in the Investors Shop Catalogue) & One-Day Access to the HTIA Conference (June 1) $250 – Full Access Participation in the EUREKA Investors Shop (incl. inclusion in the Investors Shop Catalog), &Full Access to HTIA Conference (May 31, June 1, June 2, including invite-only welcome reception on May 31) Please note that these are discounted rates, offered only to EUREKA Investment Shop companies. Therefore, EUREKA Investors Shop coordinators will register participants for both the Investors Shop and the HTIA Conference,based on the option they chose. No external registration is necessary. Companies will be notified at the latest by May 10, 2011 regarding their acceptance for the event. Investors can attend the event with HTIA’s regular rates for participants (http://www.myreg.co.il/htia/Page003.htm). They should register through the HTIA website. Investors Shop Catalogue All participating companies will be included in a catalog, accessible to all investors participating in the HTIA conference. With their approval, they will also be offered the opportunity to be included in the database used for the E!nnovest Search & Match Engine. Practical Guide Once accepted, participants will be provided a practical guide to the event which includes a detailed schedule of the event, program, and information about hotel accommodations, travel arrangements, and social events. Event program and Structure The event will include a workshop for companies to present themselves to investors, as well as a portion of the day dedicated to one-on-one meetings. Presentations will be 7-10 minutes long, (5-10 ppt. slides). There will be three separate workshops for each industry theme (ICT, biomed, clean-tech). One-on-one meetings with investors will be arranged by the coordinators. Companies will be informed of which investors are interested in meeting with them. Preliminary Program/Schedule (June 1): 9-9:30 Registration 9:30 – 11:00 Presentation Session (3 workshop rooms based on industry) 11:00-11:30 Break 11:30-13:00Presentation Session Cont.(3 workshop rooms based on industry) 13:00 – 14:00 Lunch 14:00 – 16:00 One-on-One Meetings 16:00 – 16:30 Press Conference Networking for Companies The HTIA conference provides a networking system which Investors Shop participants are welcome to use. EUREKA will use this networking engine in order to arrange meetings for companies with investors during the one-on-one meetings session during the Investors Shop on June 1 (14:00 – 16:00), using company profiles and our knowledge of the investors to make matches. Investors can also directly express interest to attend the Investors Shop by pre-registering for the event in the same way companies express interest.
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