Israeli-Dutch Innovation Center

#4 Dutch Israeli Artificial Intelligence (AI) mini symposium 9 March 2021 (09 Mar)


Artificial Intelligence (AI) is one of the Dutch Key Emerging Technologies (KETs). NL invests heavily in KETs in general and, in particular, in AI. In this aspect, the Netherlands AI coalition ( was established in 2019 to bring parties together to share knowledge and create critical mass. In Israel, there is an ambition to repeat the country’s global success in cybersecurity in the AI domain. At the level of the Israeli government, a national AI agenda was formulated in 2019 awaiting the new government’s approval and funding. Israeli AI startups make up a large portion of its 6,000 startups and the venture capital industry invests heavily in AI startups. The Netherlands and Israel cooperate in the field of AI in various sectors, among others in the health sector, in the form of funded EU projects as well as other projects. This mini symposium aims at sharing knowledge as the basis to further fostering R&D cooperation in the AI field.


Target audience

The mini symposium is open to students, researchers, companies, investors, governmental policy makers and the general public interest in AI in general and in particular in the NL-IL context.

YouTube Live recording:


IL time (10:00 NL time)

11:00-11:10       Welcome note

  • Dr. Racheli Kreisberg, Innovation Attaché, Netherlands Embassy in Israel and Israeli Dutch Innovation Center (IDIC)
  • Marloes Pomp, International Strategy, The Netherlands AI Coalition (NL AIC)
  • Marieke Monroy, Deputy Head of Mission at Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Israel

11:10-11:25       Israel’s National AI Initiative

Maj. Gen. (Ret.) Prof. Isaac Ben Israel, Director of Blavatnik ICRC and Yuval Ne’eman Workshop at Tel Aviv University

11:25-11:40       How to re-use medical data?

Dr. Jeroen Maas, Challenge Lead Health, Amsterdam Economic Board

11:40-11:55       How will AI revolutionize the medical world?

Dr. Chen Sagiv, co-founder and co-CEO, DeePathology Ltd.

11:55-12:10       The Health AI research program of Eindhoven Artificial Intelligence Systems Institute (EAISI)

Dr. Pieter Van Gorp, Program Manager at Eindhoven Artificial Intelligence Systems Institute (EAISI), Eindhoven University of Technology

12:15-12:30       The Israeli AI ecosystem and possibilities for NL-IL cooperation

Uri Elibayev, AI consultant and founder of MDLI

12:30-12:45       Biomedical Imaging and Genetic Data Analytics with AI: opportunities and challenges to translate to clinical practice

Prof. Wiro Niessen, Biomedical Imaging Group Rotterdam (BIGR), Principal Investigator of Quantitative Imaging Biomarkers & Imaging Genetics Erasmus MC

12:45-13:00       Wrap Up & Action Points 

Get in touch

  • Embassy of the Netherlands in Israel, Economic Department

  • 14 Abba Hillel Street, Ramat Gan 5250607

  • [email protected]