Israeli technology to help make UK cities ‘smarter’
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Israeli technology to help make UK cities ‘smarter’

Areas such as traffic and energy consumption are set to benefit from a project to put Israeli start-ups in touch with UK firms

The Duke of Cambridge (centre), with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (right) and inventor Ziv Aviram (left) as he tries on glasses linked to a computer to help partially sighted people to see more clearly, during a Garden reception at the UK Ambassador to Israel in Tel Aviv, Israel 

Photo credit : Arthur Edwards/The Sun/PA Wire
The Duke of Cambridge (centre), with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (right) and inventor Ziv Aviram (left) as he tries on glasses linked to a computer to help partially sighted people to see more clearly, during a Garden reception at the UK Ambassador to Israel in Tel Aviv, Israel Photo credit : Arthur Edwards/The Sun/PA Wire

Israeli technology is set to help make UK cities “smarter” in areas like traffic and energy consumption with a project of the British Embassy in Tel Aviv looking to put Israeli start-ups in touch with big British companies.

Ahead of a major conference in London in November, the UK Israel Tech Hub said 15 small Israeli technology firms would be coming to the UK to offer futuristic solutions for cities and infrastructure.

British firms such as Marks and Spencer, BT, Tesco and Aviva will be listening to advances in areas such as ride services, smart homes, cyber security, fleet management and distributed networks, while city planners will learn how Israeli firms are catering for tomorrow’s technology in areas such as “connected cars”.

The fifth annual three-day ‘TeXchange’ programme comes at a time when several UK government agencies are pushing an unprecedented national effort to upgrade urban services, and when UK-Israel trade is at record levels.

Ayelet Mavor, director of the UK Israel Tech Hub, said: “This is a unique opportunity for Israeli companies to meet key decision makers in the UK’s largest corporates, and to discuss how Israeli technology can shape the future of smart cities.”

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