- Israeli firms seek investment in SZ
Source : Shenzhen Daily
Attendees of the roadshow event. Courtesty of Shenzhen Qianhai SZ-HK Fund Town Development Co.
Ten Israeli medical device companies presented a roadshow at Qianhai SZ-HK Fund Town yesterday, attracting nearly 150 representatives of investment organizations. The 10 companies specialize in various fields including refractive surgery devices, dressable medical devices and touch-free mobile technologies for people with disabilities.
According to Cai Jie, chairman of Shenzhen Qianhai SZ-HK Fund Town Development Co., Qianhai SZ-HK Fund Town was officially opened last November. “It is a finance industry park jointly created by Shenzhen Metro Group and Qianhai Financial Holdings, with the aim of building up a communication platform between capital and projects, especially regarding overseas investment,” said Cai.
“Israel is a major actor in the global high-tech ecosystem and is a well-known powerhouse of innovation and entrepreneurship, especially in the medical device sector,” said Nir Itamar, CEO of Alloy Connect, while giving a general introduction to the fund industry in Israel.
HealthWatch Technologies, a global leading medical device company dedicated to securing personal health through comfortable and smart digital garments, presented a 12-lead ECG with cardiac event alerting. It comes in different sizes.
Yoram Romem gives a roadshow. Photos by Chen Xiaochun
“In China, every nine seconds there is a person dying from a heart attack. This means that there are 3,500,000 people dying from a heart attack every year in China. So a lot of people are at risk. If a man gets a heart attack and recovers, there is a risk that he will get another one in half a year or nine months,” said Yoram Romem, founder and chairman of HealthWatch Technologies.
With its clear and vivid demonstration, the company attracted a lot of attention from the audience. Many of them raised questions, including very professional medical questions.
Sesame Enable, another Israeli company, developed the world’s first completely touch-free smartphone and tablet for people with disabilities.
Rowee Benbenishty, CEO of Sesame Enable, gives a roadshow.
“By the sheer size of the population, there are a lot of people in China that we can help. Unfortunately, the number of people with spinal cord injuries, amputees, multiple sclerosis...are on the rise. Millions of new people will develop these conditions this year. So it’s very clear that China is a very applicable market for us. Since we only create software, it’s very easy to disseminate the technology,” Rowee Benbenishty, CEO of Sesame Enable, told the Shenzhen Daily.
For Benbenishty, their biggest advantage in the Chinese market is the rate of people using smartphones and tablets, which is the highest in the world. “For us, it’s an opportunity. I don’t need to teach anyone why they need a smartphone. I just give them access to it.”
Erez Zelnik, CEO of CTZ, which is a private accelerator and incubator focused on medical devices, said that it’s in the Israeli people’s DNA to look for new solutions all the time. “If you walk onto a street in Israel and ask people what they do, they will tell you they have a startup. They take their dreams and do something in a very fast and simple way, and with only a few people.”
Lu Jiamu, director of the institution department of the Shenzhen Qianhai SZ-HK Fund Town Development Co., said the goal of holding the Qianhai Overseas Investment Seminar is to build up a platform for overseas investment and to facilitate the development and upgrade of Shenzhen’s real economy by introducing advanced technologies and projects to the city.2019-03-28