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					   Itinerary
                                    DAY ONE
                            Saturday, November 13, 2010

2:30 p.m.   Depart Logan International Airport U.S. Airways Termincal C for Ben Gurion
            International Airport. Overnight flight: US Airways #796




                                    DAY TWO
                             Sunday, November 14, 2010
                                  Attire: Business

2:20 p.m.   Arrive at Ben Gurion International Airport.
           Bus transfer to Haifa.
           Check into the Dan Carmel Hotel.
           Free time for rest and relaxation. Check the “Things you can only do in Haifa”
            Guide
           Welcome dinner with Mayor Yonah Yahav at the Tikotin Museum of Japenese
            Art.
           Return to the Dan Carmel Hotel.




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                               The Tikotin Museum of Japanese Art

        The Tikotin Museum of Japanese Art in Haifa is one of the well-known Museums in
Haifa. The museum is solely dedicated to the portrayal of Japanese history and culture by
displaying various Japanese relics. It is the first of its kind in the Middle East. The museum
consists of 6000 exhibits which consist of Japanese paintings, reprints, sketches, textiles, ancient
ornamented books, manuscripts, ceramics, antique swords and handicrafts, mainly from the 14th
to 19th centuries and statues. The entire museum is constructed in the Japanese design. It also
consists of Japanese modern artwork sections.

                                 Mr. Yona Yahav, Mayor of Haifa

                               Mr. Yahav was elected Mayor of Haifa as of June 3, 2003 and
                        was re-elected as of November 11, 2008.

                                Mayor Yohav has extensive experience in cultural areas: within
                        this framework, he headed the Haifa International Film Festival, Haifa
                        Municipal Theater and Council of Israeli Museums, and served as a
                        member of the Broadcasting Authority Council.

                                In February 2008, Mayor Yahav was awarded the Legion of
                        Honor by the President of the French Parliament for his contribution in
                        strengthening relations with France and its institutes, and for his devoted
leadership during the Second War in Lebanon. In February 2009, he was awarded the Dr. Jean
Mayer Global Citizenship Award from Tufts University, Boston, United States.




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                                       DAY THREE

                               Monday, November 15, 2010
                                Attire: Business Casual

 8:00 a.m.   Breakfast and dialogue with Uzia Galil.

 9:15 a.m.   View the Baha’i Gardens and Shrine, one of the holiest sites of the Baha’i
             religion, located on Mount Carmel in Haifa with Dr. Albert Lincoln.

 9:40 a.m.   Travel to the Haifa Economic Corporation (HEC).

10:00 a.m.   Visit to MATAM Technology Center, Israel’s largest and oldest technology
             park. Dialogue with Mayor Yonah Yahav-Chairman of HEC and Mr. Gal
             Peleg, CEO of HEC, discussing history of MATAM and current plans and
             challenges.

11:15 a.m.   Visit Intel and see their first green building (LEED Gold). This is Intel’s first
             research and development facility outside of the U.S. and one of the first tenants
             in MATAM.

12:15 p.m.   Lunch.

 1:45 p.m.   Overview of the City of Haifa and various municipal projects in the Carmel
             Academic Center. Mayor Yahav and Shmuel Gants will speak on “Vision and
             Challenges.”

 2:00 p.m.   Professor Yehezkel Taller, President of the Carmel Academic Center will speak
             on the challenges in placing an academic center in the heart of a development
             zone.

 3:00 p.m.   Travel and Tour of Port Campus, a project aiming to turn the former port district
             into a lively university quarter. Our visit includes the Haifa-Boston Connection
             Square and the Tiltan College for Design and Visual Communication at the
             Carmel Academic Center.

 4:00 p.m.   Question and answer session.

 4:45 p.m.   Return to the hotel for leisure time.

 7:00 p.m.   Special dinner in Akko – one of the oldest continuously inhabited sites in Israel -
             - at the Knights Hall.




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8:00 a.m., Breakfast and dialogue with Uzia Galil

                                           Uzia Galil

                               Until November 1999, Uzia Galil served as Chairman and CEO of
                               Elron Electronic Industries Ltd. (Elron), the first high-technology
                               holding company in Israel, which he founded in 1962 and served as
                               President & CEO from its inception. During this period he also
                               acted as Chairman and/or Member of the Board of Directors of the
                               publicly traded Elron affiliates - Elbit Ltd., a communication
                               company, Elbit Systems Ltd., a defense electronic company, EMI
                               Ltd. and Elscint Ltd., medical imaging companies and the private
                               companies in the Elron group and continues to serve as a member of
                               the Boards of Directors of Orbotech Ltd., Partner Communications
                               Co. Ltd., NetManage Inc. and as Chairman of Zoran Corporation
(all publicly traded). Prior to founding Elron, Uzia Galil was the head of the electronic
department of physics at the Israeli Institute of Technology (Technion) between 1957 and 1962.
From 1954 to 1957 he served in the Israeli Navy in charge of electronic research and
development. From 1953 to 1954 he worked in R&D with Motorola in Chicago, USA.

       From 1980 to 1990, Uzia Galil served as Chairman of the International Board of
Governors of the Technion. Uzia Galil holds an M.Sc.EE degree in Electrical Engineering from
Purdue University and a B.Sc. degree from the Technion.

        Uzia Galil has been awarded an honorary doctorate in technical sciences by the Technion
in recognition of his contribution to the development of science-based industries in Israel, an
honorary doctorate in philosophy by the Weizmann Institute of Science, an honorary doctorate in
engineering by Polytechnic University, New York, and an honorary doctorate from the Ben-
Gurion University of the Negev in Israel. He is also a recipient of the Israel Prize in 1997. The
Israel Prize is an award handed out by the State of Israel and is largely regarded as the State’s
highest honor.

9:15 a.m., Baha’i Gardens; we will be guided on a tour of the Baha’i Gardens by Dr. Albert
Lincoln

         Located on the edge of the city center, the Baha’i (pronounced Ba-HIGH) Shrine and
Gardens is Haifa’s most striking landmark. Completed in 2001, the Baha’i Gardens is the
second holiest shrine of the Baha’i faith and is a tranquil memorial to the founders, which began
amidst persecution in Persia in the mid-19th century. Pilgrims come to Haifa from all parts of
the world to pay homage to the first leader of their religion, which emphasizes unity across
cultures and religions. The view atop the Baha’i Gardens is amazing during the daytime and the
lit terraces are stunning in the evening. Visitors are given a pamphlet providing further details
on the Baha’i history and doctrine at the entrance to the shrine*.

*At the entrance to the shrine, shoes must be removed.




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                                        Dr. Albert Lincoln

                                Born in the United States in 1945, Lincoln is a direct descendent
                                of the third President of the United States, Thomas Jefferson, and
                                a more distant relative of the sixteenth, Abraham Lincoln. He
                                has lived in Europe, Africa and the Middle East for the last forty
                                years and has served as Secretary-General of the Bahá'í
                                International Community since 1994.

                                 Lincoln received his B.A. with high honors from Harvard
                                 University and a J.D. from the University of Chicago. During
his professional career, he worked as a lawyer in four countries (France, Central African
Republic, Cameroon and Cote d'Ivoire), speaks three languages, and practices in many different
fields of the law, ranging from human rights, intellectual property and natural resources to torts
and criminal law.

        Prior to being appointed Secretary-General of the Bahá'í International Community,
Lincoln served as its special representative in Africa and as chairman, vice-chairman, secretary,
and treasurer, at different times, of the elected national councils of the Bahá’í communities in the
African countries where he lived from 1972 to 1993.

        His sixteen-year period of service at the Bahá’í World Centre in Haifa has seen a marked
intensification of relations between the Bahá’í World Centre and the authorities and people of
Israel. His efforts to foster harmony and mutual understanding among the various religions and
communities have been recognized by a Tolerance Medal awarded by the District Governor of
the Rotary Clubs in Israel in 2004, an Award of Merit given by the Beit Hagefen Arab-Jewish
Center in 2005 and an honorary doctorate conferred by the University of Haifa in 2010.

9:40 a.m., Haifa Economic Corporation

        Haifa Economic Corporation (HEC) is among the owners of MATAM Hi-Tech Industrial
Park and is a leading long-term commercial developer of regional anchors that promote the
growth and development of the city of Haifa. The projects it has initiated, or in which it has
partnered, are aimed at generating employment opportunities for the city's residents and
enhancing quality of life. The HEC is wholly owned by the Haifa Municipality and is managed
as a business entity. Established in 1972, the business enterprise is dedicated to the development
of the city through various initiatives and projects aimed at environmental development,
infrastructure development, and high-yield business enterprise.

10:00 a.m., MATAM Technology Center

        The MATAM Science-Based Industries Park has defined Haifa as a center of high tech
industries and is considered Israel's Silicon Valley. In fact, many of MATAM's companies do
indeed have connections to Silicon Valley. The presence of the Technion-Israel Institute of
Technology in Haifa was one of the driving forces that led to MATAM's establishment, and the
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Company is a partnership of Gav-Yam Company (50.1%), who manages the Matam Company,
and Haifa Economic Corporation (49.9%), which is owned by Haifa Municipality. MATAM has
over 50 companies on its campus - many of them are world leaders and, for some of the U.S.-
based companies, Haifa houses the only subsidiary or R&D facility located outside the U.S.

         MATAM Park is the largest and oldest business and science-based industry park in
Israel; it employs over 8000 people and has many high tech job openings. The world-renowned
names that are emblazoned on MATAM's buildings include Philips, Microsoft, Intel, Elbit,
Google, Amdocs, Qualcomm, and IBM.

                                  Professor Gal Paleg, CEO of HEC

                          The Haifa Economic Corporation is the owner and developer of the
                          successful MATAM Hi-Tech industrial Park and is a leading long-term
                          commercial developer of regional anchors promoting the growth and
                          development of the city of Haifa. Mr. Peleg also manages the Life Science
                          Park company in Haifa.

                          Mr. Peleg has broad international management experience in commercial,
                          investments and real estate fields. He has managed various large scale
                          commercial and real estate activities and conducted successful business
                          development through management of investments in real estate, retail and
                          development of office and commercial real estate projects in Israel,
                          Europe and East Europe.

        Mr. Peleg gained extensive professional know how in capital raising, mergers and
acquisitions, joint venture formation with strategic partners, development and management of
real estate projects and successfully working with banks, investment groups and funds.

11:15 a.m., Visit Intel

       Haifa is home to Intel’s Israel Development center (IDC), as well as a sales and
marketing support office. IDC was established in 1974 as Intel’s first development center outside
the United States. Multidisciplinary teams at this center develop very large-scale integration
(VLSI) components, VLSI CAD tools and software technologies. IDC led the invention and
development of the Intel Pentium processor with MMX technology, launched by Intel in early
1997, the Intel Centrino Mobile Technology, launched in early 2003, and now develops future
mobile microprocessors.

         Intel is Israel’s first LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) certified
building and was Israel’s first research and development facility outside of the U.S. Located in
MATAM, the new design center uses environmentally friendly building materials and
construction methods; natural and controlled lighting by means of an internal patio which infuses
light into all levels from an atrium; air-conditioning and electrical system which both save and
recycle energy; and an irrigation system which utilizes only recycled water.




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3:00 p.m., Port Campus

        The Port Campus branch of the University of Haifa opened March 3, 2009. The first
stage of activity will offer courses from the Department of Occupational Therapy, the School of
Creative Arts Therapies, the Department of Nursing, the Center for Tourism, Pilgrimage and
Recreation Research, the Division of Continuing education & Extension Studies, and the Pre-
academic Unit. The branch is located in downtown Haifa, on the “port campus” site that the
Haifa municipality is promoting in the course of rejuvenating the old center of downtown Haifa
to make it more attractive, especially to youth and students. It comprises new classrooms and
up-to-date computer cubicles that enable communication with the facilities at the main branch:
the library, departments, student administration, and of course, the characteristic landscape of the
senior campus - a view of the sea.

         Over the past few years, Haifa has been vehemently promoting the Port Campus project,
initiated by Mayor Yona Yahav. This project changes the city’s façade, academic spirit, and
renovates the downtown area, and it involves the establishment of a multi-institutional academic
district, abounding in residential units, close to the port. The Port Campus area will also house
the Carmel Academic Center where 5,000 students are expected to learn, Haifa University, Tiltan
College of Design and the Cinema School, which is already in advanced stages of erection. This
project will turn Haifa’s downtown area, deserted in recent years by many businesses, into an
academic region consisting of many faculties, colleges and dorms. As a result, all elements of
commerce and leisure that are part of such a region will return to the area, and new and exciting
possibilities for commerce and employment will be created.

                      Tiltan College for Design and Visual Communication

        Tiltan College for Design and Visual Communication was founded in 1994 because of an
increasing demand for trained professionals in the various fields of Graphic Design, Interior
Design, 3D Animation, Web Design and Post Production, Commercial Photography,
Copywriting and Marketing Communication.

                                     Carmel Academic Center

         The Carmel Academic Center’s curriculum was designed in order to qualify its students
for a flourishing and successful career through higher education. The Carmel Academic Center
allows students to acquire the latest management tools during their academic studies. Faculty
staff was handpicked combining practical experience and academic reputation. 


       The Carmel Academic Center focuses on practice and encourages the students to
maximize their abilities by using a quality curriculum, drafting top of the line academic faculty
with emphasis on students’ interaction and academic aid.




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 Mr. Shmuel Gants, CEO of Haifa Municipality

From 1971 and until he took office as Director-General of Haifa
Municipality in 2006, Shmuel Gants was a business entrepreneur,
manager, stockholder in private car companies, and served as Executive
Chairman of a group companies under his control.

He has served as the President of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry
of Haifa and the North; Chairman of the Coordination Office of
Economic Unions of Haifa and the North; Member of the Haifa
University Council; Director within the Haifa Economic Corporation
Ltd.; and Chairman of Haifa Young Enterprises.




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                                        DAY FOUR
                               Tuesday, November 16, 2010
                                 Attire: Business Casual

 8:00 a.m. Breakfast and Reflections.

 9:30 a.m. Visit the University of Haifa to discuss the University’s role in technology
           transfer and collaboration with the city of Haifa. Meetings with:
             Professor Aharon benZeev, President of the University of Haifa
             Professor David Faragi, Rector
             Professor Gadi Landau, computers institute, City Counsel member
             Professor Gal Richter Levine, brain center
             Mr. Shlomo Oren, CEO Carmel, Technology Transfer institute of the Haifa
                University.

11:30 a.m. Visit the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, “Israel’s MIT” and a driver of
           innovation and technology transfer. Greetings and Overview of the Technion by
           President, Professor Peretz Lavie.

            Panel discussion: “From the Laboratory to the Market Place.”
              Moderator & Presenter Professor Oded Shmueli, Vice President for
                Research
              Professor Dror Seliktar, Faculty of Biomedical Engineering
              Professor Haim Abramovich, Faculty of Aerospace Engineering

 1:30 p.m. Lunch with Professor Noah Galil, Head of the Grand Water Research Institute
           and other Technion management representatives.

 3:30 p.m. Visit the Rambam Health Care Campus, a full-service teaching hospital and
           Israel’s largest medical center, which works closely with Technion and many
           biomedical technology companies. Meet with Professor Rafi Byar, President;
           Professor Micahel Aviram, Head of the Excellence Center; Professor Gepstein,
           stem cell expert, innovation center.

 5:30 p.m. Return to hotel for leisure time.

 7:30 p.m. Dinner and visit in the Madatech, Israel’s National Museum of Science,
           Technology and Space with Vered Israely, Director of the Haifa-Boston
           Connection.




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9:30 a.m., University of Haifa

        The University of Haifa was founded in 1963. About 16,500 undergraduate and graduate
students study in the university a wide variety of topics, specializing in social sciences,
humanities, law and education. Beyond the objective of a first-rate higher education, the
University of Haifa aims to provide equal educational opportunities to all sectors of the society,
and in particular to encourage mutual understanding and cooperation between the Jewish and
Arab populations on and off campus. The 2005 appointment of Prof. Majid Al-Haj of the
Department of Sociology and Anthropology, to the position of Dean of Research, one of the
most important positions in the university, is an example of this commitment.

       The University of Haifa is home to the Hecht Museum of archeology and art, several
research centers and institutes, including the Evolution Institute, Center for the Study of the
Information Society, Center for the Study of National Security, Tourism Research Center, and
more. The University also hosts a large IBM research center on its campus.

                     Aharon benZeev, President for the University of Haifa

                           Aaron Ben-Ze'ev, Professor of Philosophy, is the President of the
                           University of Haifa (since 2004). He received his B.A. in Philosophy
                           and Economics (1975) and his M.A. in Philosophy (1977) from the
                           University of Haifa, and received his Ph.D. from the University of
                           Chicago (1981).
 At the University of Haifa, Professor Ben-Ze’ev
                           held several positions in academic administration prior to his election
                           as President, including Rector, Dean of Research, Chairperson of the
                           Philosophy Department, Head of the University of Haifa Press and
                           Head of the Academic Channel.

                          Professor Ben-Ze'ev is considered one of the world’s leading experts
                          in the study of emotions, and he set up the Interdisciplinary Center for
                          the Study of Emotions at the University. His research focuses on the
philosophy of psychology, and especially the study of emotions. Most recently, his research has
centered on love. He has published numerous articles and books on these subjects.

                   Professor David Faraggi, Rector of the University of Haifa

                          The Senate of the University of Haifa elected Prof. David Faraggi to
                          serve as Rector of the University. Prof. Faraggi is a graduate of the
                          Hebrew University in economics and statistics (1980), he earned his
                          doctorate at the University of Wisconsin at Madison (1984). He carried
                          out post-doctorate work in the Department of Biostatistics at Harvard
                          University’s School of Public Health. In 1988 Prof. Faraggi joined the
                          University faculty and set up the Statistics Consulting Unit, which he
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Professor Faraggi’s areas of expertise in statistics involve developing statistical methods and a
methodology for medical and biological applications and the development of models for neural
networks in the analysis of survival.

                                      Professor Gai Landau

                                Professor Landau received his B.Sc. in Mathematics-Computer
                                Science from Tel Aviv University in 1979, M.Sc. in Computer
                                Science from Tel-Aviv University in 1983, and Ph.D. in
                                Computer Science from Tel-Aviv University in 1987. His
                                research interests are in serial and parallel algorithms for
                                problems related to strings, computational biology, pattern
                                recognition, and communication networks.



                                  Professor Gal Richter Levine

                        Research interests are in Behavioral Neuroscience, Neurobiology of
                        learning and memory, Neurobiology of brain disorders, and Emotional a
                        modulation of memory.




                                        Mr. Shlomo Oren

                             Shlomo Oren has 35 years management experience in the
                             semiconductor and related industries. Since mid 2008, Mr. Oren is
                             the CEO of Carmel Ltd., the Haifa University Economics Company.
                             Prior to that he was the President and General Manager of Tessera
                             Israel, a world leading developer of microelectronic packaging and
                             optics technologies for mobile devices, and the President and CEO
                             of ShellCase Ltd., a developer of wafer-level chip-scale packages. In
                             both, Mr. Oren developed expertise in IP technology licensing,
                             management and the establishment of complex, state of the art
                             manufacturing facilities in various sites. Mr. Oren established joint
ventures in Korea, Taiwan & China and serves as a board member in several startup companies.
Earlier, he spent 17 years with Kulicke & Soffa Inc, a world leading company in semiconductors
assembly equipment, in several high-level management posts in the USA and in Israel, including
those of corporate vice president and managing director of K&S' Israel facility and Corporate
Vice President of Marketing. He earned an electronics engineering degree from the Tel Aviv
University.




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11:30 a.m., Technion- Israel Institute of Technology

        The Technion offers a special combination of science and engineering; with 11 affiliated
hospitals, a high-tech entrepreneurial incubator and the world-class Rappaport Faculty of
Medicine. Technion's power for innovation and application has shaped a successful high-tech
nation and has left its imprint on the global evolution of science and high technology.

        As the commercialization arm of the Technion Research and Development Foundation,
Technion Technology Transfer (T³) has vast expertise in IP development rights, patenting and
licensing inventions and forming win-win business agreements, bringing together
groundbreaking ideas with investors and entrepreneurs. Transforming scientific discovery and
technological innovation into real-life applied solutions, T³ has the skill, experience and wisdom
to build powerful bridges so that science, technology and pure brainpower become problem-
solving solutions available to all.

                               Peretz Lavie, President of Technion

                         Peretz Lavie received his BA Psychology and Statistics, Tel Aviv
                        University, Israel in 1970, a MA Physiological Psychology, Florida
                        State University, Tallahassee, Florida in 1972, and his PhD
                        Physiological Psychology, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida in
                        1974. In 1975, he received post-doc training at the University of
                        California San Diego and served as a visiting scientist at the Max Planck
                        Institute for Psychiatry, Munich in1977 and visiting scientist at the
                        Department of Psychiatry in the Harvard Medical School, Boston from
                        1983 to 1984.

                             From 1975-1977, Peretz Lavie served as a Lecturer for the Unit of
Behavioral Biology at Rappaport Faculty of Medicine Technion- Israel Institute of Technology,
Senior Lecturer between 1978-1983, Associate Professor from 1983-1988, Full Professor in
1989, and Chaired Professor in 1994.

     Peretz Lavie served on the Editorial Boards of EEG & Clinical Neurophysiology (1989-
1993); Sleep (1992-2000, 2003-present); Journal of Sleep Research (1991-2007); Dreaming;
Sleep Medicine Reviews Harefuah (1994-2001); Bulletin of the World Federation of Sleep
Research Societies Chest (2002-2005); Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine (2006-present).

     Peretz Lavie has been the Editor in Chief of the Journal of Sleep Research from 2008-
present, has registered 5 patents (US and other countries) on technologies to monitor sleep, is the
Founder of Sleep Disorders Center LtD, and Co-Founder of SLP LtD, Itamar medical LtD, Sleep
Healthcenters LLC.




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1:30 p.m., Lunch with Noah Gali

               Professor Noah Galil, Head of the Grand Water Research Institute

                        Professor Galil received his B.Sc. in Civil Engineering in 1971, M.Sc.
                        in Civil Engineering in 1973, and D.Sc. in Civil Engineering all from
                        the Technion - Israel Institute of Technology in 1979.

                        Academic Appointments:
                        Since 2002, Noah has served as Associate Professor of Civil and
                        Environmental Engineering, Technion, I.I.T.

                         Current Professional Experience:
                                 Principal Investigator working on R&D projects for Industry and
                         National Water Sector in cooperation with the Grand Water Research
                         Institute, Technion; Head of the Laboratory for Industrial Wastewater
Treatment and Water Renovation, Faculty of Civil Engineering, Technion; Senior Consultant,
Oil Refineries-Haifa, American-Israeli Paper Mills Hedera, Paz-Oil and Chemicals Haifa,
Carmel Olefins Haifa, Gadiv, Gadot Biochemistry, Haifa Chemicals, Petroleum and Energy
Infrastructure, Cesar Stone, Delek Motors, Dexcel Pharma.


                     Professor Oded Shmueli, Vice President for Research

                          Professor Shmueli is a Professor of Computer Science at the Technion.
                          He graduated from Brandeis University (1977) and received his Ph.D.
                          in Applied Mathematics from Harvard University (1981). He has held
                          positions at several leading industrial research laboratories including
                          IBM Research, AT&T Bell Labs and MCC. He was also a consultant
                          for HP Laboratories over a five-year period. He was a co-founder and
                          CTO of Dealigence Inc., a start-up company in the electronic
                          commerce domain. He served on numerous program committees and
                          was Program co- Chair for VLDB 1998 and co-recipient of the VLDB
                          2005 Ten Year Best Paper Award. His research interests include
                          theoretical and practical aspects of database systems, and electronic
                          commerce, topics on which he has published widely. He also holds
                          nine US patents. From 2006-2008 he served as the Dean of the
Computer Science Faculty at the Technion. He is currently the Technion’s Executive Vice
President for Research and the Managing Director of the Technion Research and Development
Foundation.




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                   Professor Dror Seliktar, Faculty of Biomedical Engineering

                              Dr. Dror Seliktar is an associate professor in the Technion Faculty
                           of Biomedical Engineering. Born in Glasgow, Scotland in 1972, he
                           received his B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering from Drexel University,
                           his M.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering from Georgia Institute of
                           Technology, and his Ph.D. in Bioengineering from Georgia Institute
                           of Technology.

                              His research interests are in tissue engineering and regenerative
                           medicine, which include the design and development of bio-synthetic
                           hybrid hydrogels for tissue engineering and regeneration; the
                           regulation of cellular morphogenesis via physical properties of the
                           provisional extracellular matrix in three dimensional cultures, and the
                           use of mechanical stimulation for optimizing the development of
tissue engineered constructs.

                Professor Haim Abramovich, Faculty of Aerospace Engineering

                                Professor Abramovich received his B.Sc. in Aeronautical
                            Engineering in 1975, M.Sc. in Aeronautical Engineering in 1979, and
                            D.Sc. in Aeronautical Engineering in 1983 all from Technion, Israel
                            Institute of Technology.

                                Currently, Haim Abramovich is the Head of the Aircraft
                            Structures Laboratory at the Technion. He has also served as the
                            Head of the Mecanics Department at Telkoor Electronics, Ltd.
                            between 1985-1987 and Research Engineer at Rafael (A.D.A) from
                            1983-1985.

                           Haim has patented the Power Harvesting from Railways:
                         Apparatus, Systems & Method-Provisional Aug. 2008; Energy
Harvesting from Airport Runways: Apparatus, Systems & Method-Provisional Aug. 2008;
Power Harvesting from Roads and Highways: Apparatus, Systems & Method-Provisional Aug.
2008; and A System for Wind Energy Harvesting and Storage Using Compressed Air and Hot
Water. Provisional May 2010.

3:30 a.m., Rambam Health Care Campus

       The Rambam campus combines 3 world-class facilities on one site -- Rambam Medical
Center and the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology's Ruth and Bruce Rappaport Faculty of
Medicine and Rappaport Family Institute for Research in the Medical Sciences.

       Rambam is a technological innovator in collaboration with industry. Rambam's
collaborations with the Technion's Faculties of Medicine, Engineering and Biomedical
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Electric Medical Systems, have enabled it to incubate -- and equip our medical center with --
such high-tech, high-performance diagnostic and therapeutic tools as stents and robotics, which
are used for electrical mapping of the heart and cardiovascular interventions, and such advanced
imaging modalities as ultrasound, digital radiology, and CT, MRI, CT-PET and other nuclear-
medical scanners.

        R&D aimed at better understanding and treating disease is part of daily working life on
campus, where world-class physicians and scientists from Rambam Medical Center and the
Rappaport Faculty of Medicine collaborate on the development of cutting-edge medical methods
and products. Moreover, during the past fifteen years, Rambam has nurtured strong working
relationships with medical technology and pharmaceutical companies, which have contributed to
stem-cell and population-genetics discoveries and the invention of interventional-device
technologies.

                   Professor Rafi Byar, Director of Rambam Medical Center

                                   In 1998, Professor Rafael (Rafi) Byar was elected as Dean of
                                   the Rappaport Faculty of Medicine at Technion and served
                                   for the full term. Under his leadership, Professor Avram
                                   Hershko and Professor Aaron Ciechanover, members of the
                                   Rappaport faculty of medicine at Technion were awarded the
                                   Nobel Prize in Chemistry in October 2004.

                                   Since February 2006, Beyar has been serving as Director of
                                   the Rambam Medical Center in Haifa, Israel, which is the
                                   major academic hospital serving Northern Israel.

        In the summer of 2006, he led the hospital successfully through the second Lebanon war,
when Rambam was treating civilian patients and casualties and wounded soldiers from the
frontier while being under continuous rocket attacks. Under his leadership the hospital is going
though an enhanced medical development initiative, restructuring of medical departments and
enhancing medical and research leadership. Beyar is now spearheading the ADAM project, a
major development plan, focusing on the combination of medicine, science and technology for
improvement of healthcare. Among the clinical and research facilities in progress, Rambam is
now building a fortified regional underground emergency hospital that with the recently
inaugurated fortified emergency department is leading Northern Israel preparedness for
emergency conditions.

        Professor Byar, born in Tel Aviv in 1952, graduated from the School of Medicine of Tel
Aviv University in 1977 (MD), the Faculty of Biomedical Engineering at Technion in 1983
(DSc), and the Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University in 2008 (MPH). In
1983, he founded the Heart System Research Center at Technion where he served as Coordinator
and Director. He completed his residency in medicine at Rambam (1983-1985) and a fellowship
in cardiology at Johns Hopkins University (1985-1987). He was appointed Professor of
Biomedical Engineering and Medicine at Technion in 1996 and served as Director of the




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Division of Invasive Cardiology at Rambam. He served as Visiting Professor at Johns Hopkins
University for several years.

                    Professor Michael Aviram, Head of the Excellence Center

                                        Professor Aviram teaches Biochemistry to medical
                                    students, and he is one of the few Technion permanent
                                    distinguished lecturers (more than 10 successive winning of
                                    the Technion's students distinguished lecturer award), and
                                    supervises the research of graduate students and physicians.
                                    Professor Aviram is one of the leading experts on cholesterol
                                    oxidation and a key contributor to atherosclerosis and heart
                                    disease research. Prof. Aviram specifically investigates the
                                    mechanisms responsible for LDL ("the bad cholesterol") and
                                    arterial cells oxidation as they relate to macrophage foam cell
formation, atherosclerosis development, and its consequent cardiovascular diseases. An
important branch of his research focuses on the protective role against oxidative stress and
atherosclerosis development played by antioxidants and paraoxonases (PON). Dietary
antioxidants studied by Aviram include the polyphenolic flavonoids found in red wine, licorice,
olive oil and mainly, in pomegranate. In addition to antioxidants that act as a first line of defense
against oxidative stress, HDL ("the good cholesterol") – associated paraoxonase 1 and cellular
PON2 were shown by Aviram to act as a second line of defense against oxidative stress, as he
demonstrated by elucidating PONs ability to break down specific oxidized lipids in the
atherosclerotic lesion. The combined anti - atherogenic actions of antioxidants and paraoxonases
is the focus of Aviram's current research.

    Michael (Mickey) Aviram is a full Professor at the Technion Faculty of Medicine, Rappaport
Institute for Research in the Medical Sciences and Rambam Medical Center in Haifa, Israel. He
has been the Head of the Lipid Research Laboratory since 1980, the Director of the Legacy
Heritage Clinical Research Institute at Rambam, and holds the Tannenbaum’s Chair in
Preventive Medicine. From 2001-2010, he served as the Chairman of the Department of
Laboratory Medicine at Rambam hospital.

    He received a B.Sc. in Chemistry, a M.Sc. and D.Sc. in Clinical Biochemistry from the
Technion (under the supervision of Avram Hershko, the 2004 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry).
Prior to joining the Technion Faculty of Medicine in 1980, he completed a post-doctoral research
at MIT, Cambridge, MA. Over the years, he has also been a Visiting Professor at a wide variety
of institutions around the world, including: University of Tromso, Norway; University of
Milano, Italy; Columbia University, NY; University of Washington, Seattle; University of
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                      Professor Gepstein, stem cell expert, innovation center

     Prof. Lior Gepstein graduated his MD studies at the Bruce Rappaport Faculty of Medicine
and conducted his PhD thesis at the Department of Biophysics and Physiology at the Technion-
Israel Institute of Technology. During this period he was involved in the development of a three-
dimensional electroanatomical and electromechanical mapping techniques. Currently he holds
the position of an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Medicine, Technion, and heads the
Sohnis Family Research Laboratory for Cardiac Electrophysiology and Regenerative Medicine.
 Prof. Gepstein was also trained in Internal Medicine and Cardiology at the Rambam Medical
Center in Haifa and in Cardiac Electrophysiology at the University of California, San Francisco.

     Prof. Gepstein is known by researchers and cardiologists throughout the world for his
unique research projects in the field of embryonic stem cells and cardiology. For many years
Prof. Gepstein has been researching the possibility of exchanging damaged heart tissue by new
heart tissue created by means of embryonic stem cells. In addition, he has been investigating the
possibility of creating a biological pacemaker by means of embryonic stem cells and has reached
a breakthrough in the creation of such stem cells and implanting them in experimental projects.
He was the first in the world to turn embryonic stem cells into tiny cardiac pacemakers.

7:30 p.m., Madatech, Israel’s National Museum of Science, Technology and Space; dinner
with Vered Israely, CEO of Haifa-Boston Connection.

                                               Madatech
        Established in 1983, Madatech is located in mid-town Haifa within historic landmark
buildings at the heart of a seven-acre green campus. Designed at the turn of the 20th century by
renowned German Jewish architect, Alexander Baerwald, it was originally home to the Technion
– Israel’s Institute of Technology, the country's first academic institution. Madatech is now
dedicated to “preserving, perpetuating, popularizing and promoting, the rich cultural heritage of
science and enhancing science literacy among Israelis of all ages.” In particular, it fosters a love
of science among Israeli children and youth-- from all backgrounds and geographic locations.
The Madatech Museum Mission Statement seeks to contribute to the successful integration of
immigrants, through subjects that are not language-bound; address the significant gender gaps in
the science achievements of Israeli students; provide universal accessibility, by catering to
special lingual, cultural, as well as physical and others needs; and highlight the interaction
between science & society.

                                        Haifa-Boston Connection
        For 80 years, the Jewish Agency for Israel has been synonymous with the efforts to
rescue Jews at risk and the resettlement of the Jewish people in its homeland. The history of the
Jewish Agency in the pre-state era is inseparable from that of the Yishuv. In the early years of
the state, the Jewish Agency's role was paramount in setting up an economic and cultural
infrastructure for the country, still struggling for survival. Since the fall of the Iron Curtain in
1989, the Jewish Agency has facilitated the Aliyah and absorption in Israel over one million new
immigrants - the equivalent of the United States absorbing the entire population of France!!
Today, too, the Jewish Agency's role remains central to countless Jews the world over as it
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                                      The Jewish Agency today
        The Jewish Agency has been pivotal to Israel's remarkable growth. As the only global
Jewish partnership organization, linking Jews around the world with Israel as the focal point, it
continues to play a central role in the lives of countless Jews. Major activities include the rescue
of Jews in distress, facilitating Aliyah and absorption, Jewish Zionist education, and building a
global Jewish community. In addition to extensive programs in Israel, it operates in close to 80
countries on five continents through a network of over 450 emissaries, including hundreds of
formal and informal educators. The 2008 Core budget is $314,760,000. The world Jewish
community participates in the Jewish Agency's decision-making process through the Assembly,
its supreme governing body, and its Board of Governors, which is responsible for policy making
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                                          DAY FIVE
                             Wednesday, November 17, 2010
                              Attire: Day, Business Casual
                                    Dinner, Business

 8:00 a.m.   Breakfast and Reflections.

 9:00 a.m.   Check out of hotel.

 9:15 a.m.   Travel to Beit Hagefen, the Arab – Jewish Cultural Center.

 9:45 a.m.   Meeting with Yael Mitelman, C.E.O of the Hi Center Incubator and a group of
             Hi Center entrepreneurs for a presentation and panel on incubators as facilitators
             of entrepreneurship.

11:00 a.m.   Depart for Tel Aviv.

12:00 p.m.   Guided visit to Caesarea, one of the Land of Israel's most important cities during
             the Roman Period; visit the Herodian Theater and new excavations along the
             Mediterranean shore concluding with a visit to the 900-year-old crusader city
             built on the same site.

 1:00 p.m.   Lunch in the picturesque port of Caesarea.

 3:15 p.m.   Visit to Better Place, a global provider of electric vehicle networks and services.

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9:15 a.m., Beit Hagefen, the Arab-Jewish Cultural Center

        The Beit Hagefen Arab-Jewish Cultural Center was established in Haifa in 1963 for the
purpose of bringing together Arabs and Jews, educating them towards neighborliness,
coexistence, and tolerance by means of cultural and artistic activities, festivals, meetings, and
community activity. The Beit Hagefen Arab-Jewish Cultural Center is a non-profit organization
that operates on the local, national and international level and is supported by the Haifa
Municipality, the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport, as well as donations and
sponsorships.

9:45 a.m., Yael Mitelman, CEO of the Hi Center Incubator

                                         Yael Mitelman

                             Prior to joining Hi Center, Yael was CEO at Trivnet, a global
                         telecom software provider. She successfully led the company through a
                         turnaround, transforming it into the market leader in international
                         mobile remittance. Previously, she was CBOO at Hilan Tech, a
                         publicly traded, payroll software and SaaS provider, where she held
                         executive management positions for 14 years, playing a major role in
                         M&A and IPO activities.




                                       Hi Center Incubator
        The Haifa Hi-Tech Acceleration Center was founded following joint decisions carried out
by the Israeli Government and the Haifa Municipality in order to strengthen and reinforce the
city of Haifa together with expanding its employment possibilities and emphasizing
technologically oriented development. In The Haifa Hi-Tech Acceleration Center, entrepreneurs
and small companies are given an opportunity to develop their technologies and prototypes to the
commercialization stage in a comfortable environment and attractive conditions.

12:00 p.m., Caesarea (Historical site)

        The ancient Caesarea Maritima is one of the archaeological treasures of the nation. To
honor the Roman Caesar, Augustus, this giant city and port was built around 2000 years ago.
Many of the tourist attractions in Caesarea are preserved from very ancient times, making them
all the more interesting. Some of these have been restored with utmost care. The Caesarea
attractions that remain from the Roman period include the aqueduct, theatre, as well as many
remains of houses, mosaics and palaces. By visiting the city you can get a very good idea of what
an ancient Roman city looked like. Visitors can walk along the city walls and temples and watch
a performance at the rebuilt amphitheater.




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3:15 p.m., Better Place
                                          About Better Place
        Better Place, the leading electric vehicle services provider, is accelerating the global
transition to sustainable transportation. Better Place is working to deliver services that would
enable confident adoption and use of Electric Vehicles. Moreover, Better Place is building the
infrastructure and intelligent network to deliver a range of services to drivers, enable widespread
adoption of electric vehicles, and optimize energy use. The electric car drivers will have access
to a network of charge spots, battery switch stations, and systems that optimize the driving
experience and minimize environmental impact and cost. The Better Place network addresses
historical limitations to adoption by providing unlimited driving range in a convenient and
accessible manner. The company works with all parts of the transportation ecosystem, including
automakers, battery suppliers, energy companies, and the public sector, to create a compelling
solution. Based in California and privately held, Better Place also has operating companies in
Israel, Denmark, and Australia.




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                                         DAY SIX
                             Thursday, November 18, 2010

Breakfast at the hotel.

8:00 a.m.     Tel Aviv: Innovation, Creativity and Tradition, dialogue with Ron Huldai, the
              Mayor of Tel Aviv.

Check out of the hotel.

9:00 a.m.     Depart hotel for the Bialik – Rigozin School.

9:30 a.m.     Introduction to a Hi –Tech Development Vision with world renowned
              entrepreneur Yossi Vardi, followed by The Hi Tech Community and Social
              Responsibility, short dialogue with Yossi Vardi, Students and Faculty of
              Bialik – Rigozin School.

10:30 a.m.    What We Look For When Investing: Creativity, Ingenuity and the Unkown,
              Panel of Venture Capitalists from Israel’s leading venture capital firms.

11:30 p.m.    Depart for North Tel Aviv.

12:00 p.m.    Synthesizing Development and the Environment, lunch with Dr. Miki Haran,
              former director general of the Ministry of Environment and currently on the
              faculty of the Ono Academic Center and a private consultant.

2:00 p.m.     Two Sides of the Research Coin, dialogue between a representative of the
              office of the Chief Scientist and the Vice President of Research and
              Development, Tel Aviv University, Ehud (Udi) Gazit.

3: 30 p.m.    Presentations of Israeli Startups.

Free time.

6:30 p.m.     Farewell Dinner at Carmela Banahala.

8:30 p.m.     Transfer to the Airport for your departure flight on U.S. Airways flight #797 at
              11:55 p.m.
                           OR
              Continue to Jerusalem and check into the hotel. Overnight: Flight/Inbal Hotel,
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8:00 a.m., Dialogue with Mayor Ron Huldai

                              Mr. Ron Huldai, Mayor of Tel Aviv

                           Ron Huldai was born to Polish parents in the kibbutz settlement of
                        Hulda in 1944. He graduated in history at Tel Aviv University, later
                        taking courses at Auburn Montgomery University and the USAF Air
                        War College, both in Alabama, and Wharton School, University of
                        Pennsylvania. Huldai served for 26 years in the Israeli Air Force,
                        eventually attaining the rank of Brigadier General, overseeing the IAF
                        pilot training school and acting as chief administrator for infrastructure
                        construction. Retiring from military service in 1989, he entered the
                        private sector, before becoming principal of Tel-Aviv’s Herzliya
                        Hebrew High School in 1992, overseeing a number of reforms during
                        his six-year tenure before being elected mayor.

9:00 a.m., Bialik – Rigozin School

                                     Bialik – Rigozin School
     The Rogozin Bialik Educational Campus borders the ancient city of Jaffa in south Tel
Aviv. The 750 students attending the school range from kindergarten to 12th grade. The campus
combines the early education center and elementary school together with a junior high and high
school. Students come from extremely challenged families and backgrounds: most are
immigrants from the Asian republics of the former Soviet Union, others are third generation
immigrant families living in poverty, and some are children of foreign workers.

        The role of the school is much wider than its pedagogical function as defined by law. The
school also serves as a ―home‖ to the students and provides the following services to its student
body: providing meals, emotional support for those who suffer from physical and emotional
abuse, preventative programming targeting the world of crime to which students are exposed
daily in their natural environment, tutoring students with learning disabilities and providing
exposure to a peaceful surrounding.




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9:30 a.m., Dialogue with Yossi Vardi in conjunction with students and faculty from the Bialik
– Rigozin School

                                             Yossi Vardi
                              Yossi Vardi is chairman of International Technologies, which is
                         engaged in private high-tech investments for its own account. He is one
                         if Israel’s high-tech veterans, with 37 years of founding and helping
                         build some 40 hi tech companies in Internet, software,
                         telecommunications, electro-optics, energy, environment and other
                         areas. Several companies Dr. Vardi co-founded became successful
                         public companies, among them Alon - Israel’s largest energy company,
                         Advanced Technologies (Tekem - which was at a time the largest
                         software company in Israel), International Technologies (Lasers), and
                         Granite Hacarmel. 
 


                                   Dr. Vardi backed some of Israel’s leading Internet companies. He
is the founding investor and the former chairman of Mirabilis Ltd, the creator of the highly
popular instant messaging program ICQ which pioneered the internet-wide instant messaging
phenomena, making it one of the most successful and popular Internet products of all times, with
currently close to 400 million downloads. The company was acquired by AOL, to which he still
serves as an advisor. He also serves as a strategic advisor to Amazon and AOL. Among his other
recent high-tech activities were his involvements in the creation of Answers.com, the first
investor in Download Accelerator, which has over 125 million registered users and delivers
millions of files daily, an early investor in Gteko, which was sold to Microsoft, Airlink — a
manufacturer of wireless data links, Scopus, BrightCove, and number of other companies. He is
a venture partner and one of the initiators of Pitango, one of Israel’s largest venture capital fund,
and on the advisory committee of 3i, an international private equity investor. He is a member of
the board of Amdocs, a global leader in customer experience systems innovation.

   His entrepreneurial accomplishments have been chronicled by numerous local and foreign
business publications. He received the Prime Minister’s Israel Hi-Tech Award for life
achievement, Entrepreneur Of the Year, and the Rominisiaru Prize for Economics from Tel Aviv
University, and has been inducted to the CEO’s Entrepreneurs Hall Of Fame.




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12:00 p.m., Lunch with Dr. Miki Haran from the Ono Academic Center

                                     Dr. Miki Haran

                           Dr. Haran is a world expert in the field of environmental protection.
                        She is the former Director General of Israel's Ministry of the
                        Environment, serves as the Head of Ono Academic College's MBA/
                        Environmental Management Program, and is Chief Scientist of Tamarix
                        Ventures, a venture capital fund focused on Israel-related cleantech
                        companies. She holds a Ph.D. in organic chemistry from Brandeis
                        University and a B.Sc. in chemistry from Israel's Hebrew University.



                                       Ono Academic Center
    Ono is an Israeli academic institution fully accredited by the Israeli Council for Higher
Education. Ono is Israel's fastest growing college, with Israel's largest Law School and second
largest Business School. The Ono academic programs integrate theory with practical experience
in a program of applied academics. Ono develops unique academic programs to provide extra
support and scholarships for economically weak sectors of Israeli society. Ono actively recruits
and supports new immigrants from Ethiopia and the Former Soviet Union to provide higher
education and foster leadership in these communities, and established a separate gender-separate
campus for Ultra-Orthodox Jews, which provides conditions that honor the religious beliefs of
the community.

        The current student body includes over 8,500 students of Israel’s diverse populations,
including the Arab, Druze and Bedouin communities. Many of the students have well-
established careers and hold high positions as well as degrees in other fields. Medical doctors
and dentists, CPA's, prominent businesspersons and public officials make up a large percentage
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2:00 p.m., Dialogue between a representative of the Office of the Chief Scientist and Ehud
Gazit, Vice President of Research and Development at Tel Aviv University

                                          Ehud (Udi) Gazit

                             Prof. Ehud Gazit is Tel Aviv University Vice President for Research
                         and Development and the incumbent of the Chair for Nano-Biology. He
                         has been a faculty member at Tel Aviv University since 2000, after
                         completing his post-doctoral studies at the Massachusetts Institute of
                         Technology.

                            Ehud Gazit served as one of the Strategic Research Program (SRP)
                        Leaders of the European Union's Nano2Life Network of Excellence; as
                        an expert of the European Observatory of Nanobiotechnology (EoN);
                        and as a resident expert in the field of nano-biology for Science At
                        Stake. He is on the editorial board of several journals including Journal
of Bionanoscience, Nanomedicine, PLoS ONE, Amyloid and Current Chemical
Biology.
 
 Gazit had received numerous awards and honors including the Landau Research
Award, Dan David Scholarship Award, and TAU Research Council Prize for excellence in
research. His technology transfer achievements were acknowledged by inclusion in the 40/40 list
of the The Marker journal in 2007 and the 2008 list of "100 Innovations from Academic
Research to Real-World Application" by the Association of University Technology Managers.

                                          Tel Aviv University
        Located in Israel's cultural, financial and industrial heartland, Tel Aviv University is the
largest university in Israel and the biggest Jewish university in the world. It is a major center of
teaching and research, comprising nine faculties, 106 departments, and 90 research institutes. Its
origins go back to 1956, when three small education units - The Tel Aviv School of Law and
Economics, an Institute of Natural Sciences, and an Institute of Jewish Studies - joined together
to form the University of Tel Aviv.

        Tel Aviv University offers an extensive range of study programs in the arts and sciences,
within its Faculties of Engineering, Exact Sciences, Life Sciences, Medicine, Humanities, Law,
Social Sciences, Arts and Management. The University also maintains academic supervision
over the Center for Technological Design in Holon, the New Academic College of Tel Aviv-
Yaffo, and the Tel Aviv Engineering College.

        In addition to its basic functions of research and teaching, Tel Aviv University
contributes its expertise to the welfare of society at large; plays a part in all aspects of national
life; and addresses regional and international issues. Faculty members serve in the Knesset and
the Cabinet, in government agencies, and in professional organizations and public bodies.
Students are encouraged to tutor disadvantaged children, volunteer services to the elderly, and
aid the community through a broad range of social involvement programs, such as TAU's wide-
scale Price-Brodie Initiative in Jaffa.




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