Technion Australia has a new executive director

May 1, 2018 by J-Wire Newsdesk
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Technion Australia (TA) represents Israel’s leading scientific university and has announced the appointment of Ori Danieli as its national Executive Director.

Ori Danieli

Reporting to TA’s Board of Directors, Mr Danieli will support its mission of enabling the local community to take part and contribute to cutting edge research, innovation and ingenuity.

A key focus of the role includes fostering a close relationship between the scientific and entrepreneurial communities of Australia and the Technion, for the development of cooperation on projects of common interest. Additionally, the role will focus on developing closer relationships between corporate Australia and the Technion in Israel on a national level.

Ori, originally from Israel, has held various positions both within the Jewish community and Australia’s corporate sector, including senior roles with JNF and as the Head of Trade and Business Development for the Australia-Israel Chamber of Commerce.

Announcing Ori’s appointment, TA’s President Ruth Ratner said: “This appointment marks an exciting new chapter for us. The Board is looking forward to working with Ori to further TA’s remit to support a growing culture of Israeli leadership in innovation and research.”

Ori Danieli commented: “It is a privilege to be part of a system that encourages life changing discoveries and enables Israel to be positioned at the forefront of global research.

Israel has positioned itself on the world stage, as a leader in innovation and entrepreneurship with the Technion being a key contributor. Technion boasts four Nobel prize laureates (tying with MIT), discoveries and commercialisation of cutting-edge research and products and life-saving applications. Notable examples include ReWalkand UPnRIDE (mobility devices enabling paraplegics and quadriplegics to walk), Pillcam (miniature camera delivered as an endoscopy capsule) and the miniature surgical robots of Mazor.”

Ori has a Bachelor of Science from the Hebrew University and a Masters Degree in Environmental Science and Technology from UNSW. Ori lives in Sydney, with his wife and children.

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