Meeting of Women Ambassadors with women ambassadors’ forumSILICE staff took part in the monthly meeting in the women ambassadors’ forum. The meeting took place at the EU ambassador’s house in Herzliya. This forum was set up by the women ambassadors and the Israeli ministry for foreign affairs. The theme of this meeting was women innovators and entrepreneurs in Israeli society.
Mr Emanuele Giaufret, the EU ambassador, invited us to present SILICE as an example of the involvement of the EU in projects which support society and economic change. In the first part of the presentation, we explained the difference between innovation as part of the high-tech system and ‘social innovation’ as a social value. Social innovation encourages new groups to build their own solutions to their own social and economic situation. It gives them tools and training to change their social and economic situation.
The second part of the presentation gave examples. The first project was from IDC and concerned Orthodox women. The second project was from Sapir College in conjunction with Bedouin women to create their own businesses based on their traditional Bedouin handicrafts.
From our Indian partners we presented two projects. The first one was for women to establish their own SME’S and activities to supplement their family financial situation. The other project was concerned with accessible health and medical examinations for women in very small and isolated villages. This project established a mobile medical laboratory, which brought big changes to the women in these isolated villages.
The Croatian and Polish ambassadors were particularly interested in these projects and invited us to their offices to learn more of the projects. We found this meeting a very nice way to present SILICE activities.
How to Manage your Money
CLYF Project from IDC Hertzliya Students
For the first time in Herzliya: Students from the Interdisciplinary Center give training and workshops on financial education in high schools in the city. The first training took place on 10 December at the 10th and 11th grades of the Engineering High School, and further training is expected at the other high schools in the city later this year.
The tutorials and workshops are part of the Financial Education Program of the CLYF (Control Your Future) venture of interdisciplinary students and the Municipality of Herzliya. Under the program, which is currently underway as a pilot, students in 10th and 11th grade learn about current economic management, the capital market, savings and loans, money and the banking system, wise consumerism and personal budget management.
The project’s entrepreneur is Omar Peretz, 29, a second-year student of computer science and entrepreneurship at the Interdisciplinary Center, who runs the venture with Yam Lichtman and Asaf Boxer. The project has about 50 volunteers who are students at the IDC and serve as mentors. Peretz says that from a very young age he is very interested in the economy. He read the book “Rich Dad Poor Dad” at the age of 13 and began experimenting with stock market simulation. By the age of 16, the stock exchange was really trading. At the age of 20, while in the military service, he began to delve into the real estate world and at the age of 23 bought his first apartment for investment in Beersheba. From 2018, he volunteered at a bell organization that provides financial advice to families and accompanies them.
“During my long service in the army, I met people who have money and they do not exhaust it because of some kind of financial ignorance,” Peretz tells how it all began. I have also met people who have no money and are in the minus, I think every person in their adult life needs to know how to act financially and in a practical way through some formal framework. That and explored it in depth. “
The instructors of the CLYF high school engineering project
When did you start building the venture?
“In August 2018, I started writing the content and started giving lectures in the homes of girls and friends of my parents who are high school students to look at the content and see the effectiveness, type of tool experiment and testing of the initial product to develop and nurture it. In the same way I did student lectures. On this issue with the student dean, who is in charge of community projects, and I shared them with my idea, they loved and supported me throughout, including connecting with the municipality of Herzliya, which was the only municipality to lift the glove and make it more formal and regulated. For a year, I improved the content, built a team To recruit volunteers and we have passed special training this year and last year we run the project organized plan. Everything is done voluntarily. Rule Content you submit been validated by the professional content experts and academic staff.
How many have attended your lectures so far?
“So far, more than 2,000 students and students have taken part in our financial education lectures. We were at a school in Lod, Ramla, Ra’anana and Palmachim. For the 10th grade, we do one lecture, which is an introductory lecture that accompanies the class classes. Instagram questions and there is also an interactive facet. We make four to five more in-depth sessions. We start with basic knowledge and basic terms and move on to managing a current budget and why it’s important to work and what the benefits are, what a paycheck and employer-employee rights look like. Savings, the effect of the interest rate, the importance of savings. At the end, we aim to challenge entrepreneurship where they plan and execute proactive business activities, such as buying lemons, making them lemonade and selling it. “
What responses do you get?
“We get good feedbacks. Our lessons are built to get students active and participating because this is the way to attract them. They are strong and fun and the mentors are very pleased and feel immense satisfaction. I hope to expand this project and reach as many schools around the country and collaborate with other municipalities And with the Ministry of Education. “
Acting Herzliya Mayor and Deputy Mayor of Education Aya Frishkolnik said: “Today, the crucial importance of knowledge in the field of financial success in life cannot be ignored.
Tel-Hai Hub Start the new Academic Year
The Entrepreneurship Conference was held at the Main Campus Auditorium at the Eastern Campus and was open to residents of nearby communities.
The conference is one out of a series of Innovation and Entrepreneurship (I&E) events led by the College in an effort to disseminate the entrepreneurial spirit in the region and encourage creativity and progress.
The conference with explanation on SILICE project year plan, fair of local entrepreneurs, after which the participants were invited to enter the hall. Following the celebratory greetings, we held a competition for the best Galilee entrepreneurship. The original ventures that entered the competition focused on employment, wearable medical devices, local tourism, social bridging between the elderly and students, and more.
Three short talks were given: Dror Tamir, a local foodtech entrepreneur who raise grasshoppers as a source of protein; a talk about the campus ecosystem, and Shlomo Kalish, who talked about the “ten commandments” for an Israeli entrepreneur. At the end of the day, the winning ventures were declared. The conference was hosted by Guy Varon, Nothern correspondent, Channel 12.
“This conference aims to encourage students, graduates and local residents to present ideas for original, innovative business and social ventures that can be developed around the Galilee, and invite them to join the action at the College’s Innovation Center”, says Mira Hershkowitz, head of the Center for career development and innovation and Tel-Hai alumni association. “The development of new ventures will bring growth to the region, alongside the creation of high-quality employment opportunities”.
Recently, we have seen significant I&E activity in the region, with private funds and governmental agencies mobilizing to support them. This conference is unique because it brings together students, graduates and local residents to form creative solutions for needs recognized by them. The regional collaboration in the organization of this conference proves, once again, that growth can only come through collaboration and regional resource pooling.
Prof. Eli Gimmon, Head of the Economy and Management Department at Tel-Hai College, an expert in business entrepreneurship and one of the organizers: “Israel is considered to be a leading country in business entrepreneurship. Studies suggest that entrepreneurship encourages economic growth, creates new jobs and supports social and economic changes. The conference aims to encourage and nurture business and social entrepreneurship in the Galilee”.
Next, we are planning a regional hackathon, which will also be hosted by Tel Hai Innovation Center, as well as a competition for students’ projects. The projects all aim to address needs and solve challenges in agriculture, technology and society in and around College.
Dissemination India Event
In the last two weeks, we take part in a huge Dissemination event in India. The meeting was the ‘ 13 entrepreneurship bianaal in EDII entrepreneurship development institute India’ and it happened in 20-22-February- 2019
We have very interesting meetings in more than 15 institutions; teachers’ lectures and project entrepreneurs in our dissemination event in India. Our event includes two sessions and a very interesting visit in their project’s incubator.
The first session was on the first day on the start of the day immediately after the main session, there more than 80 people from lot of Asian, Indian, African and European institution in our session. In this session we present three presentations:
We started with SILICE vision and the outcomes. The explanation includes the four models teachers and managers training, what is a SinnoLAB and some examples for the SinnLAB’s working in the different institutions and some examples of project from the Indians and Israelis SinnoLB’s. The second part of the presentation show the new Electronic Platform proposal and how we developed and explore some kinds of issues and subjects to ta International Center. All of this will be part of the project outcomes.
Dr. Rakesh Himte LTJSS India present about their activities in the campus with student and stakeholders and present some of the project.
Rajiv send his presentation Demian and Rajive Yashori DMI India gave their presentation and some examples for students projects from KIIT.
In the second day, Dr. Ofra Valter from Tel-Hai Israel and Dr. Surekha Routray From KIIT India give their presentation about their work in the SinnLAB’s. their explanation includes some of the new methods and pedagogic skills they include in their work with students and with groups from the community around the campus. Surekha talked about the Female entrepreneurship group, their motivation and the influence of the training on their motivation and self efficacy. At the end of the presentation there was some question of the long term process and the way to find money to start the project. After the session is close we have some meetings with people how to have interest to enjoy our electronic platform.
At the end of the session there some questions and we ask people to take part and enjoy from SILICE electronic platform and all the materials that we will have. Till now we have eleven new institutions how to ask as to join the Platform. and enjoy the outcomes of the project and SILICE experience. We are welcome our new partners and interest institution how are ask as to use SILICE electronic platform and enjoy our outcomes.
It was a successful dissemination to the project.
Dr, Zeevik Greenberg
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Mr. James B. Fennell, Cultural Affairs Officer, United States Consulate General, Mumbai; Ms. Tasneem Kalsekar, Senior Cultural Affairs Advisor Programs and Exchanges, United States Consulate General, Mumbai, visited Social Innovation Lab (SinnoLab) and ThinkLab had met at the International Centre, SPPU on Thursday, July 19th 2018 at 2:30 p.m. They had interacted with the Department of Defence and Strategic Studies (DDSS) faculty, staff and students for developing Security Studies Program with the United States strategic and security experts. The Department of Defence & Strategic Studies (DDSS). SPPU is very keen on launching the program with financial help from U.S. Consulate, Mumbai.
SIT (Systematic Inventive Thinking)
Date: Oct. 23. 2018
Inventive thinking is a method designed to maximize the results of actions that we use through intellectual innovation that will enable the use of existing resources for improvement and renewal. This method is meant to improve and refreshing work strategies and to maximize and renew available structures.
21 faculty and staff members had participated in the event