Two-day virtual conference to connect both ecosystems

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Israel is an agri-food tech powerhouse building on a tradition of agricultural excellence to achieve food and water security despite an extremely challenging climate. Israel is the birthplace of hundreds of agri-food tech solutions ranging from drip irrigation to advanced data and bio-engineered products. 


Israel is now tackling some of the 21st century’s biggest challenges – including feeding a planet with a growing population – with a thriving agri-food tech sector that continues the country’s long-standing tradition of integrating innovation with cutting-edge agricultural techniques.

Investment in agri-food tech in Israel has increased significantly in recent years, with more than US$800 million invested since 2014 according to AgFunder. Agricultural research and development in Israel has led to significant increases in crop yields and quality, including new seed and plant varieties.

Singapore is an agri-food tech hub in its own right. It is home to the headquarters of many leading agribusinesses, and to a vibrant startup ecosystem, supported by a strong innovation culture and supporting infrastructure. Singapore is now driving intensive research and development in agri-food tech to achieve its “30 by 30” goal - to produce 30% of its nutritional needs locally by 2030. 


The Israel Singapore Agri-Food Exchange (ISAFE) is an initiative to promote collaboration and knowledge sharing between agri-food ecosystems in both countries for accelerated innovation and greater impact. 


ISAFE aims to foster meaningful business relationships between Israeli agri-food tech companies and key stakeholders in the Singapore ecosystem - including startups, corporates, investors, academia and government agencies.

ISAFE is organised by the Embassy of Israel in Singapore and the Singapore Food Agency (SFA), supported
by Padang & Co.


Revisit the Conference!

Refer to programme below to skip to specific segment

Day 1

Day 2


Israeli Agri-Food Company Showcase


Alternative Protein

Additive Manufacturing Technology for Printed Food

Adam Lahav, Co-founder & CBO & Ayala Meidan Rimoni, Marketing & Brand Manager

The Next Big Thing in Protein

Ron Klein, CEO

Cultivating Clean Seaweed

Lior Rigler, Director of Sales & Business Development

Cultured Whole-Muscle Beef

Gary Brenner, VP, Product & Market Development


Commercial Grasshopper Farm

Dror Tamir, Co-founder & CEO



Accelerating Growth of Farmed Fish

Nissim Chen, Founder & CEO

Oral Delivery Platform for Preventing Aquaculture Diseases

Dganit Vered, Chairperson & 

Shai Ufaz, CEO

Water Treatment Systems for Aquaculture

Cobi Levanon, COO

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Recirculating Aquaculture System

Ron Shavit, Business Development Manage

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Smart Aquaculture Products

Shai Silberman, VP, Sales & Marketing

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Urban/Vertical Farming

Vertical Growing Technologies for the Urban Ecosystem

Noa Winston, Marketing Director

Automated Home Growing Controller

Dima Chernobilsky, CEO

LED Lighting Solutions

Uriel Vulej, CEO


Root Zone Temperature and Irrigation Optimization

Mark Fishman, International Marketing Manager

Adi Moll Teichman, Marketing Director


IoT Sensors & Climate Control Logic for Indoor agriculture

Oz Garinkol, COO


Networking Opportunity

We have set up time slots throughout the conference for you to engage in one-to-one meetings with the listed Israeli Agri-Food companies*


If you’d like to set up a meeting, please contact Jin Quan with your request at

*Note: The confirmation of your meeting slot will be subject to your chosen company’s availability and discretion.



Day 1



Adam Lyle, Executive Chairman, Padang & Co

Opening Remarks

Sagi Karni, Ambassador of Israel to Singapore

Lim Kok Thai, CEO, Singapore Food Agency


SFA Regulations for Alternative Proteins

Low Teng Yong, Deputy Director, Singapore Food Agency


Panel Discussion: Alternative Protein

Nir Goldstein, Managing Director, GFI Israel

Matthew Zhao, Food Scientist, Big Idea Ventures

Moderator: Nitza Kardish, CEO, Trendlines


Pitches with Q&A: Alternative Protein

Redefine Meat


Seakura - Sea of Life

Aleph Farms

Hargol FoodTech


Alternative Protein Networking


Panel Discussion: Aquaculture

Hannah Rosenfeld, PhD, Director, Israel Oceanographic & Limnological Research

Richard Le Boucher, Director of Commercial Strategy: Aquaculture, Temasek Life Sciences Laboratory

Moderator: Alistair Douglas, Director of SmartAqua and Senior Advisor of Innovation Ecosystems, Royal DSM


Pitches with Q&A: Aquaculture


ViAqua Therapeutics


GiliOcean Technology



Aquaculture Networking

Day 2



Adam Lyle, Executive Chairman, Padang & Co

Panel Discussion: Urban/Vertical Farming

Dr Matan Gavish, Assistant Professor of Computer Science, School of Computer Science and Engineering,

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

David Tan, CEO, Netatech

Moderator: Shlomo Sasson, Director, SHARE,

Singapore-HUJ Alliance for Research and Enterprise


Pitches with Q&A: Urban/Vertical Farming

Vertical Field


Bioled Eco Light Systems




Urban/Vertical Farming Networking


Support for Singapore-Israel R&D and technology collaborations through SIIRD

Singapore-Israel Industrial R&D Fund Overview:

Chrystal Lee - Manager, Singapore-Israel Industrial R&D Fund (SIIRD)

Panel Discussion

Alternative Foods and Alternative Partnerships: Bilateral R&D Collaborations between Israel and Singapore in Agrifood Tech

Ilan Samish, Founder & CEO, Amai Proteins

Benjamin Paul Chapman Smith, Director, Future Ready Food Safety Hub & Innovations in Food & Chemical Safety Programme, A*STAR Singapore Institute of Food and Biotechnology Innovation (SIFBI)
Colby Colasanto, Co-Founder, Singcell
Neta Lavon, Vice-President of R&D, Aleph Farms
Michelle Ngiam, Covering Director, Research Planning Department, SFA


Panel Discussion: Agri-Food Corporates in Singapore

Anuj Maheshwari, Managing Director of Agribusiness, Temasek 

Barbara Guerpillon, Head of Ventures, Dole

Deepak Raghothaman, Strategic Innovation Lead, APAC, Ferrero

Moderator: Adam Lyle, Executive Chairman, Padang & Co


Closing Remarks

Yoav Saidel, Head of Economic and Trade Mission to Singapore, Ministry of Economy and Industry, Israel