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CT-Israel Innovations Showcase

HARTFORD – An increasing number of Israeli businesses are choosing to locate their international offices in Connecticut. Several of the increasing number of Israeli businesses who have chosen to locate their international offices in Connecticut will discuss the innovative technologies they are bringing to our state at the 2016 Connecticut-Israel Innovations Showcase, to be held Wednesday, May 11, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Infinity Music Hall and Bistro in Hartford. The Showcase is a joint presentation of the MetroHartford Alliance, Jewish Federation of Greater Hartford and the Connecticut Economic Resource Center, Inc. (CERC).

The business community and interested members of the public are invited to attend the Showcase, which will feature brief presentations followed by an opportunity to meet the presenters and uncover synergies, customer opportunities and investment possibilities. The Showcase is preceded by an invitation-only VIP reception.

Presenters will include: H20 Farm, a Guilford-based lettuce farm that uses hydroponic technology to save up to 80 percent of the water used through recirculation and eliminate groundwater contamination and SolView, a Hartford-based company that uses patent pending image analysis and computer vision technology to help solar companies target and engage customers, increase conversion rates and reduce marketing costs.

Additional presenters will be announced soon.

The 2016 Showcase, the second of its kind, grew from a highly successful partnership between the Alliance, Federation and CERC that began in 2011. This year’s Showcase is part of the 2016 Israel Festival, a weeklong celebration of Israel to be held from May 8 to May 15.

“Technological collaboration and foreign direct investment through global partnerships are critical in ensuring a bright future for the Hartford region and the entire State,” said Oz Griebel, MetroHartford Alliance President and Chief Executive Officer. “The Alliance is committed to strengthening international business relationships, and our investors are already reaping benefits from their connections to Israeli innovators.”

Sponsors of the 2016 Showcase include DECD, UConn Global and Wellstone Insurance as well as Pullman & Comley LLC, which is the Founders Circle Partner for this year’s program.

For more information about the Showcase or to register, visit www.metrohartford.com.

To learn more about the 2016 Israel Festival, contact Michal Abramoff at (860) 231-6333.

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