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Jewish Federation of Greater Hartford and MetroHartford Alliance Team Up to Offer CT-Israel Innovations Showcase

(WEST HARTFORD, CT, April 14, 2015) Jewish Federation of Greater Hartford and MetroHartford Alliance, organizations that have worked collaboratively since 2011 to grow business opportunities between Connecticut and Israel, are pleased to announce their first Innovations Showcase, which will be held on April 20, 2015, from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. at UCONN Health, John Dempsey Hospital at 263 Farmington Avenue in Farmington, Connecticut.

The Showcase is the latest development in a highly successful partnership, which began at a boardroom table in 2011 and grew into The CT-Israel Technology Initiative, including three Summits that attracted hundreds of regional businesses to meet Israeli start-ups. In 2013, MetroHartford Alliance, Federation and community leadership participated in a business mission to Israel led by Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Catherine Smith.

Four Israeli companies will present:

INSIGHTEC develops and distributes a non-invasive therapy platform that is transforming medicine by providing non-invasive therapeutic alternative to millions of potential patients around the world. INSIGHTEC has over 95 patents and other intellectual property assets and is continuously expanding its applications ranging from functional neurosurgery to oncology and gynecology. World-renowned physicians in more than 120 medical facilities who value both its clinical and economic value embrace INSIGHTEC’s product.

ALVIO by QoL Devices the world’s only fully integrated respiratory therapy platform, is a mobile connected, respiratory sensor and trainer provides an end-to-end solution for lung function testing, respiratory training, and data tracking, connecting patients, caregivers, health care providers, and payers. By employing games and activities to incentivize patients, Alvio overcomes non-compliance issues, solving a major challenge in the health care market.

medCPU has developed a platform to improve the delivery of high quality patient care through the use of our innovative Advisor™ technology. medCPU is a real-time clinical decision and advisory support platform delivering best practices and guidelines across the entire clinical spectrum, without requiring changes in the clinicians’ documentation workflow. Uniquely designed as a plug-and-play, fast to integrate application that rides on top of any existing hospital EMR, medCPU’s technology automates the state-of-the-art best clinical practices available in medicine today, and assures they are delivered in real-time to any patient, anywhere. The medCPU Advisor delivers the precision and accuracy hospitals expect from their technology. medCPU provides accurate, reliable, real-time assistance to your clinical staff to maintain your organization’s high standards.

ReWalk Robotics, the leading exoskeleton technology company, develops and markets the ReWalk ™ robotic exoskeleton, the most widely used, most studied and first available for personal ownership. It is the only exoskeleton system cleared by the FDA for both personal use and use in a rehabilitation setting in the U.S. Our approach aims to give persons with spinal cord injuries, such as paraplegia, an experience that is as close to natural walking as possible.

“The Showcase is an exciting first for us and includes some truly cutting-edge companies we are pleased to bring to the awareness of the State. Unlike at the larger Summits, these meetings are designed to offer top level business people a detailed picture of future technology being developed by Israeli companies,” said Laura Zimmerman, vice president of Jewish Public Affairs for the Jewish Federation of Greater Hartford. “Through the years we have found a lot of synergy between Connecticut and Israel in the fields of life sciences, security as well as other specific sectors.

The Alliance and the Federation missions are complementary in many ways. MetroHartford Alliance serves more than 1,000 businesses, municipalities and organizations are among our membership ranks. We support pro-growth legislation, help local companies expand, assist start-ups, encourage government investment in key infrastructure assets, develop programs for young professionals, and recruit companies from other states to create a presence in the Region.

Since 1945, Jewish Federation of Greater Hartford has been a community leader and change agent, working with a diverse set of partners to create a thriving, caring and connected Jewish network in 30 towns in Greater Hartford. Federation collaborates with partners across the State to create meaningful connections to Israel; care for the neediest and bring Jewish values to life. 

“We are committed to the success of Israel and to seeing community jobs and technology grow,” said Howard Sovronsky, president & CEO of Federation.

Light dinner will be served; dietary restrictions observed. 

For further details on the program and attendance, email mpirons@metrohartford.com. Reservations are required.

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Contact at Jewish Federation of Greater Hartford:
Denise Brodey, VP, Marketing & Communications
dbrodey@jewishhartford.org

Contact at MetroHartford Alliance:
Brian Boyer, VP, Marketing & Communications
bboyer@metrohartford.com