what makes a life science partnership kosher

Teva Innovative Ventures, University of Illinois at Chicago and the BIRD Foundation discuss effective partnering models, strategies and resources.
12:00 noon - 2:00 pm, Monday, October 26, 2009


A program of the

America-Israel Chamber of Commerce Chicago

Fostering Business Links Between the U.S. and Israel™


Economic Forum

The Region's Only Forum on Israel and its Economy™


Illinois Science + Technology Park
8045 Lamon, Skokie, IL 60077
(Parking at 4835 Searle Parkway, Skokie, IL)


Program Agenda:

12:00 Noon:
Registration and Buffet Lunch

12:30 pm - 12:45 pm:
Remarks and Introductions

Michael S. Rosen*
Sr. Vice President
New Business Development
Forest City Science + Technology Group

Noa Asher
Consul for Economic Affairs
Israel-Midwest Economic Mission

12:45 pm – 1:55 pm:
Leveraging Innovation Through Partnerships


Barbara Goodman
Executive Director
iBIO® (Illinois Biotechnology Industry Organization)


Gavin Samuels
Senior Partnering Director
Teva Innovative Ventures

David L. Gulley*
Assistant Vice Chancellor For Research
University of Illinois at Chicago

Limor Nakar-Vincent
East Coast and Midwest Representative
BIRD Foundation

1:55 pm - 2:00 pm:
Closing Remarks

Michael R. Schmitt
Executive Director
America-Israel Chamber of Commerce Chicago

* Co-Chair, AICC Life Sciences Practice Group


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There are many chambers of commerce in Chicago, but the America-Israel Chamber of Commerce Chicago (AICC) is the ONLY ONE devoted to Israel. 


   Facilitate TRADE and INVESTMENT between the U.S. and Israel in both directions.
Present business NETWORKING, informational and educational programs.
Bring INBOUND and OUTBOUND trade delegations and business MATCH-MAKING events.
Work closely with the Government of Israel to EFFECT its business goals.


The America–Israel Economic Forum (AIEF) is the ONLY LOCAL ORGANIZATION that:

   Provides PUBLIC EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS about ISRAEL'S ECONOMY and the advantages of bilateral trade and investment with Israel.
EDUCATES Americans on Israel’s and how it economy plays a vital function in strengthening the country as a whole.
INFORMS Americans about various business and trade opportunities with Israel-based companies, which serve to enhance the economies of both countries.

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