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Gil Shaki

Gil is Senior Director, Energy, Cleantech and Infrastructure at Israel Innovation Authority, a team pivoting a revolution in Israel's innovation policy, aimed at creating the conditions for growth of tech companies active in "hard" fields, such as energy, cleantech, construction, transportation, and more. In its strive to broaden the economic impact of Israel's knowledge-intensive industry, the Israel Innovation Authority has joined forces with 9 other ministries and governmental agencies to transform Israel into a "Beta Site", and to support, financially and regulatory, the adoption of innovative technologies. Additionally, the IIA has set target to have "patient" capital platforms available for investments in tech companies in "hard" fields. Gil has had a fundamental role is setting up Israeli government's policy for local content in extractive industries, resulting in nearly $1 billion of local content commitments and in activities to promote collaborations of Israeli tech companies with key global players. In his 20-years career as a public servant, Gil has also been the head of Israel's economic and commercial offices in India, Spain and Portugal, and Israel's representative to the OECD's Committee for Scientific and Technological Policy (CSTP).