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MEDIA ALERT: May 11 – Israeli Innovators with Connecticut Operations Present Their Technologies

Israeli & American FlagsWho:
H2O Farm, a Guilford-based lettuce farm that uses hydroponic technology to save up to 80 percent of the water used through recirculation and eliminate groundwater contamination.
SolView, a Hartford-based company that uses patent pending image analysis and computer vision technology to help solar companies target and engage customers, increase conversion rates and reduce marketing costs
• UConn Health's Dr. Isaac Moss, who uses the Mazor Robotics Renaissance Guidance System to perform complex spinal surgeries with greater precision than ever before
• A representative from UConn Global Affairs on the university's research partnerships in Israel

What:
2016 Connecticut-Israel Innovations Showcase

When:
Wednesday, May 11, 2016, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. 
Registration begins at 6:30 p.m.
Program runs from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Reception to follow

Where:
Infinity Music Hall and Bistro, 32 Front Street, Hartford
Parking is available in the attached North Garage. Enter at the end of Front Street Crossing.

Why: An increasing number of Israeli businesses are locating their international offices in Connecticut, citing the prime East Coast location, excellent quality of life and support from the Jewish community and local economic development organizations. This Showcase of Israeli innovators with operations in Connecticut will feature brief presentations followed by an opportunity to meet the presenters and uncover synergies, customer opportunities and investment possibilities. 

The 2016 Connecticut-Israel Showcase is presented by the MetroHartford Alliance, Jewish Federation of Greater Hartford, and the Connecticut Economic Resource Center, Inc. Sponsors of the 2016 Showcase include the Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development; Universal Enterprise LLC; UConn Global; UConn Health; Wellstone Insurance; Cantor Colburn LLP; Wiggin and Dana; and Pullman & Comley LLC,  Founders Circle Partner. Click here to learn more or click here for a radio show podcast about the Connecticut-Israel business relationship.


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About MetroHartford Alliance
The mission of the MetroHartford Alliance is to compete aggressively and successfully for jobs, talent and capital for the Hartford Region and to ensure that the Hartford Region is a premier place for all people to live, work, play, start and grow a business, and raise a family.  Through its members’ intellectual capital and financial investment, the Alliance is able to implement key strategies that further our regional goals of job growth, wealth creation, and talent attraction and retention. Visit www.metrohartford.com for more information.

About Jewish Federation of Greater Hartford
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. Visit Federation online at www.jewishhartford.org.

About the Connecticut Economic Resource Center
The Connecticut Economic Resource Center, Inc. (CERC) is a nonprofit corporation and public-private partnership that provides economic development services consistent with state strategies, leveraging Connecticut’s unique advantages as a premier business location. Visit www.cerc.com to learn more.

MetroHartford Alliance Media Contact:
Brian Boyer
VP Communications, Marketing, Media and Public Relations
860.728.2290
bboyer@metrohartford.com