© All rights reserved to Start-Up Nation Central 

Branding & Design:

Designing | Engineering the Future - the flagship conference of Tech Meets Design - offers a full day of high caliber, thought-provoking talks for designers and engineers. Featured speakers from Israel and abroad will delve into the future of innovation and design in these critical sectors:  mobility, materials, home, food, health and education.

Jerusalem: Where Tech meets Design is a series of events highlighting the strategic role design plays in the tech sector. Led by Start-Up Nation Central, Tech Meets Design events bring together entrepreneurs from Jerusalem’s flourishing tech sector and its dynamic design community, to explore the nexus point between those two worlds. This series serves as a model for strengthening a city’s ecosystem by nurturing its design sector and fusing it with its tech sector.

Tech Meets Design is led by Start-Up Nation Central, in partnership with:
The Jerusalem Development Authority; Israel’s Ministry for Jerusalem Affairs; Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Jerusalem; HUJI Innovate, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem; Azrieli College of Engineering; and New-Spirit (NGO). 

Breakout 1: The Future of Mobility & Materials

Mobility

Ori Succari, Head of Interaction Design Studies, Visual Communication Department, Bezalel Academy of Art and Design (Jerusalem, Israel)

The Future of Smart Cities

There’s no greater societal disrupter than transportation.  Let’s rethink design as we imagine future transportation in and around our cities. 

Guy Cherni, Co-founder and CMO, Atlas Dynamics  (Tel Aviv, Israel)

Rethinking Design in the Age of Drones & Scooters

Materials

Despina Papadopoulos, Designer, Researcher and Teacher (London, UK)

Artificial Intelligence and Material Innovation

Will the future of materials be based on futuristic AI or inspired by ancient technologies? We’ll explore both and how they affect today’s design world. 

Elisha Tal, Co-Founder, I2D (Tel Aviv, Israel)

Future Materials Inspired by the Past

Breakout 2:  The Future of Food & Home

Sustainability, Design and Technology

Chris Precht, Architect (Salzburg, Austria)

Where will we live and what will we eat?  We’ll explore the digital future of food, a modular home where residents produce their own food on vertical farms; and the design of everyday objects that produce electricity.  

Introduction to Digital Gastronomy

Marjan van Aubel, Solar Designer (Amsterdam, Holland)

The Future Farmhouse

Dr. Amit Zoran, HCI Researcher, Creativity &  Design (Jerusalem, Israel)

Sustainability, Design and Technology

Chris Precht, Architect (Salzburg, Austria)

Where will we live and what will we eat?  We’ll explore the digital future of food, a modular home where residents produce their own food on vertical farms; and the design of everyday objects that produce electricity.  

Introduction to Digital Gastronomy

Marjan van Aubel, Solar Designer (Amsterdam, Holland)

The Future Farmhouse

Dr. Amit Zoran, HCI Researcher, Creativity &  Design (Jerusalem, Israel)

Breakout 3: The Future of Education & Health

Breakout tracks 

11:30 - 13:00

Techies, designers, and industry experts will drill down on one or more related innovation sector. There will be time in each session reserved for curated dialogue with the audience.

The Future of Mobility & Materials

The Future of Food & Home

Mobility: There’s no greater societal disrupter than transportation.  Let’s rethink design as we imagine future transportation in and around our cities. 

Ori Succari, Head of Interaction Design Studies, Visual  Communication Department, Bezalel Academy of Art and Design (Jerusalem, Israel)
The Future of Smart Cities

Guy Cherni, Co-founder and CMO, Atlas Dynamics  (Tel Aviv, Israel)
Rethinking Design in the Age of Drones & Scooters

Materials: Will the future of materials
be based on futuristic AI or inspired by ancient  technologies? We’ll explore

both and how they affect today’s
design world. 

Elisha Tal, Co-Founder, I2D 

(Tel Aviv, Israel)
Future Materials Inspired by the Past  

Despina Papadopoulos, Designer, Researcher and Teacher 

(London, UK)
Artificial Intelligence and Material Innovation

Marjan van Aubel, Solar Designer (Amsterdam, Holland) 

Sustainability, Design and Technology

Where will we live and what will we eat?  We’ll explore the digital future of food, a modular home where residents produce their own food on vertical farms; and the design of everyday objects that produce electricity.  

Chris Precht, Architect (Salzburg, Austria)
The Future Farmhouse

Dr. Amit Zoran, HCI Researcher,  Creativity & Design (Jerusalem, Israel)
Introduction to Digital Gastronomy

The Future of Education & Health

What role do equality and diversity play in designing our educational platforms and health systems? A look at innovative AI tech will explain how health care decisions are made and create greater trust in doctors. 

Amit Werber, Sr. Product  Manager, CodeMonkey (Tel Aviv, Israel) 

Designing Equality and Diversity onto Educational Platforms

Gabrielle Guthrie, Co-Founder and Chief Designer, Moxxly (San Francisco, US) 

The Role of Design in the Future of Women’s Health 

Assaf Horowitz, CEO and Co-Founder, Brainvivo (Tel Aviv, Israel) 

AI, Health and Humans 

1.gif