The Australia-Israel Innovation Summit is the premier annual event of the Australia-Israel Chamber of Commerce (AICC). Recently, more than 700 participants attended the 2022 hybrid summit to network and discuss the future of cyber security, digital health, and climate tech.
Hosted by the AICC, in partnership with the Embassy of Israel and the Israel Trade Commission, the online segment of the summit was officially opened with a video message from Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese, who encouraged participants to make the most of the opportunity “and build on the already strong connections between our nations.”
“We have so much in common, including a shared appetite for innovation,” PM Albanese stated. “It’s a relationship that has huge potential to grow and thrive, especially with the right supports in place.”
For his part, Israeli President Mr. Isaac Herzog added in his own video address: “What flows through the national ethos of both Australia and Israel is the spirit of innovation, of thinking outside the box. It is only natural, therefore, that our brightest minds will find common cause in joining together to tackle the most acute challenges facing humanity.”
This was the 3rd annual Australia-Israel Innovation Summit, which focused on ‘The World in Transition,’ examining groundbreaking Israeli innovation in critical sectors vital to Australian growth.
The summit concluded with an Israeli innovation exhibition in Sydney, headlined by Prof. Eyal Zimlichman, Sheba’s Chief Transformation and Innovation Officer, as well as Director and Founder of ARC Innovation Center.
Prof. Zimlichman revealed how advancements in precision medicine, as well as the use of artificial intelligence (AI), virtual patient assessment and treatment, and augmented reality applications, are already transforming healthcare. “AI will tremendously improve our decision-making, quality of care, patient safety, and reduce costs – and we have shown that using augmented reality in the operating room reduces the duration of some surgeries by almost 50%.”
“Our view is that the hospitals of the future can be reduced in size but grow in impact by tackling only the most advanced surgeries and intensive care while mostly managing virtual beds, using technology that can transform a patient’s home into a healthcare environment,” Prof. Zimlichman explained.
Dedicated to providing the best care to patients around the world, Sheba continues to promote innovation that has the potential to transform healthcare.