A Post COVID-19 Collaboration in Health: Norway and Israel

Connected Care/Digital Health — Digital health —
11 November
09:00 - 11:00


The Covid-19 (C-19) pandemic has demonstrated the crucial need for increased international cooperation. There is constant demand for C-19 solutions and products that can remedy and counteract the consequences of the current pandemic and mitigate any future crisis that are related or may arise. There is need for rapid development in order to respond to the crisis.

There is strong political support in Israel and Norway for increased cooperation within research, innovation and development between the two countries. This was also reflected in a memorandum of understanding signed on January 12, 2017. Health technology and e-health has been particularly pointed out as an issue of interest.

Israel is becoming a global hub of innovation, particularly within digital technologies, life sciences and medical equipment. Norway has a strong innovation ecosystem for developing health-related technologies. Both countries share challenges regarding aging populations, shortage of medical workforce as well as empowered, health conscious consumers. Both countries provide similar public social services and state-financed health facilities. Both health systems face profound transformations utilizing modern health technology to stay sustainable.
Webinar on post Covid-19 Norway-Israel

Due to the above, the Norwegian Embassy in Tel Aviv and Norway Health Tech has initiated two webinars on post Covid-19 issues such as health tech, digital solutions, communication and logistics. The webinars will focus on how to remedy and counteract different consequences of the current pandemic and mitigate any future crisis that are related or may arise.

The first webinar will focus on how and what Norwegian companies can contribute with to the Israeli market and health system. The second webinar will focus on Israeli companies and how they can contribute to the Norwegian market/ system.
When: The first webinar will be on November 11 from 9:00 to 11:00. The second webinar will tentatively take place in December.

The ambition is to set up a virtual meeting place where buyers, procurers and top-level managers in different health markets get to know impactful C-19 solutions and products for today’s and tomorrow’s challenges.


Important: The times are Israeli-times. There is one hour difference so we start at 09:00 in Norway

10:00-10:05 (Norway: 09:00) Kåre Reidar Aas, Ambassador of Norway in Israel

10:05-10:10 Dr. Itai Kela, Director Life Sciences Sector, Israel Innovation Authority

10:10-10:20 Amir Gilboa, Digital Health Director, Healthcare Israel, Ministry of Health

Needs in Israel, immediate and long term

Moderator: Trine Radmann, Norway Health Tech

First part

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), testing, tracking, disinfection and infection control

10:20-11:00  (Norway: 09:20) Meet companies pitching their solutions:

Second part

11:00-11:10 (Norway 10:00) Two hospitals in Israel speak about how they have worked with innovation, testing and verifying of new health tech solutions and products.

11:00-11:05 Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center; Mrs. Noa Moses, Chief Digital Officer at Tel Aviv Medical Center

11:05-11:10 Sheba- Tel HaShomer City of Health; Lital Shnaiderman, Director Of Business Development

Rehabilitation & treatment at home, mental health, E-learning tech, telehealth

11:10-11:40 Meet companies pitching their solutions:

Third Part

 11:40-11.55 (Norway 10:40) A panel discussion between the companies, speakers, experts and other participants allowing for a “peek behind the curtain” where the companies ask questions about the possibility to scale into Israel.

Zohar Singer, Head of Telemedicine Department at Clalit will kick start the discussion. Clalit is Israel’s largest state-mandated health service organization.

Moderator: Siri Stabel Olsen, Norway Health Tech

11:55 Wrap up



Amir Gilboa

Chief Digital Officer - Healthcare Israel, Israeli Ministry of Health

Dr. Itai Kela

Head of Healthtech Sector - Israel Innovation Authority

Kåre R. Aas

Ambassador - Norway's Ambassador to the State of Israel

Documents and presentations

Concept Note

Webinar on Post Covid-19 Norway-Israel