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Swedish Delegation Agenda

Sunday 15 May 

Arrival and kick-off 
  • At 19:00, Team Sweden will meet and greet at Restaurant Rustico
  • Address: Rotschild Boulevard 15, Tel Aviv Yafo
  • We will kick off the entire Swedish delegation with a briefing of the coming days and a first chance to network with fellow delegates.

Monday 16 May

Visit to Peres Center for Peace & Innovation & The Kitchen
  • At 07:45, the delegation gathers at main entrance at hotel Rotschild 22
  • Bus departs at 08:00
  • 08:30-10:00: Visit to Peres Center for Peace & Innovation, a guided tour with a focus on Ag- & FoodTech. The groups will have separate tours at the Center.
  • 10:00-11:00 Transportation to Ashdod 
  • 11:00-12:30 Visit and lunch at The Kitchen - the FoodTech Hub, The Kitchen - Founded by the Strauss-Group, and Israeli company that plays a leading role in the global food market and has unparalleled access to expertise and know-how critical to FoodTech ventures. The Kitchen is part of the Israeli Innovation Authority technological incubators program.
  • 12:30-13:00 Transportation to Rehovot
  • 13:00-14:00 Visit to MeaTech, Rehovot.
  • 14:30-15:00 Transportation in Rehovot
  • 15:00-17:00 Visit of the Robert H. Smith Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Environment, Rehovot. 
  • 17:00-18:00 Transportation to hotel Rotschild 22, Tel Aviv Yafo
  • 18:30 Bus departure to dinner at restaurant Fortuna Del Mar
  • 19:00-21:00 Dinner at restaurant Fortuna Del Mar, address: Elizer Peri St. 14, Marina in Tel Aviv 
  • 21:00 Bus departure to hotel Rotschild 22

Tuesday 17 May

The Connector Conference
  • 09:00-18:00 The Connector Conference at Start-Up Nation Central venue & Israel Export Institute - see agenda here - Full day conference focusing on AgTech & FoodTech innovations from Sweden and Israel.
  • Pre-booked individual meetings according to received schedules.
  • 18:15 Bus departs to Herzliya Pitauch outside of Isarel Export Institute's main entrance
  • 19:00-21:00 Dinner Reception at the Ambassador's Residence - Networking dinner with the entire Swedish delegation and Israeli companies and academia representatives participating in The Connector Conference.
  • 21:00 Bus departs back to hotel Rotschild 22, Tel Aviv

Wednesday 18 May

Field Trip to Kibbutz followed by visit to The Volcani Center
  • 07:15 Gathering at main entrance at hotel Rotschild 22
  • 07:30 Bus departs 
  • 07:30-09:30 Bus transportation to Kibbutz Hatzerim
  • 09:30-12:30 Visit at Kibbutz Netafim in Hatzerim - Located 8 km west of the Negev desert in Israel. This Kibbutz designs, manufactures and distributes irrigation systems. Incl. traditional lunch at Kibbutz main dining hall.
  • 12:30-14:00 Transportation to Rishon Lezion
  • 14:00-16:00 Visit of Volcani Center - The Volcani Center campus in Bet-Dagan, near Tel Aviv, includes six institutes responsible for plant sciences, animal science, plant protein, soil, water, food sciences and environmental science, among others. It also serves as a testing center for agricultural produce and equipment.  
  • 16:00-17:00 Transportation to hotel Rotschild 22
  • 18:15 Gathering at main entrance at hotel Rotschild 22
  • 18:30-19:00 Transportation to Claro restaurant
  • 19:00-21:00 Joint & final dinner at "CLARO", address: HA'arbara St. 23, in Central Tel Aviv.
  • 21:00 Transportation back to hotel Rotschild 22

Thursday 19 May

Departure from Tel Aviv
Individual departure to airport according to your individual schedules



Team Sweden will facilitate the AgTech & FoodTech Delegation to Israel with the ambition of bringing together Swedish actors from the AgriTech and FoodTech ecosystems to meet likeminded actors in the booming scene in Israel.

Israel and Sweden are two, regionally outstanding, innovative leaders. Israel and Sweden are innovation leaders and home to world leading companies, universities and ecosystems, which together, constitutes the basis of the collaboration of this initiative. 

The Connector was launched in 2019 and is an innovation platform focusing on co-creation, with a long-term ambition of strengthening innovation collaboration and the ties between Swedish and Israeli actors. The objective is to raise the awareness and knowledge about the respective country's innovation ecosystem and to strengthen the connections between Swedish and Israeli industry and other actors in the innovation ecosystems. The Connector was created with the purpose to determine how best to create sustainable and mutually beneficial partnerships focusing on collaboration, co-creation and networks in the respective sectors and their supporting parties.  

MNEs, SMEs, start-ups, academia and incubators are regarded as the driving force behind structural changes and sustainable economic growth and prosperity, especially in their contribution to further innovation and technology for the next generation. 

The AgTech & FoodTech Delegation to Israel is organised by Team Sweden, represented by Business Sweden, Vinnova and the Embassy of Sweden in Tel Aviv. Team Sweden actively assists Swedish companies and academia to identify and act on business and collaboration opportunities in Israel and beyond. Join Sweden and this delegation to kick-start collaborations that will build the future of Sweden and Israel.

In all of our delegations we aim to align with the national equality agenda. We encourage you to consider this when nominating your delegation representatives. 

Participant fee
The price of participation is 15 000 SEK (excl. VAT). 

The fee covers: Participation in the program, local transport and meals within the program.

The fee does not cover: Other tracks of high-level business delegation not included in this program, Airfare to and from Israel, accommodation, transfer to/from the airport/hotel, and other arrangements outside the program. 

NB! Vinnova offers travel grants to SMEs. The travel grant amounts to 25 000 SEK/person. For more information, please contact the organisers. 
Registration is closed.