Organizers

The W.E.T. Revolution Competition was organized by the “Massachusetts Water Innovation Mission to Israel,” which took place December 15-19, 2012.  The delegation’s visit connected senior executives from the Massachusetts water industry and Israeli water industry innovators and leaders. The itinerary included private meetings between Massachusetts’ and Israeli top industry leaders, focused on developing partnership opportunities in business, government, and academia.  The Delegation had 48 participants, including venture capitalists, engineering and equipment company executives, university deans and professors, state regulatory and legislative officials, industry organizers, and others.

The co-chairs of the Delegation were:

  • Tom Burton, Partner and Head of the Cleantech Practice, Mintz Levin
  • David Goodtree, Co-Organizer, Symposium on Water Innovation in Massachusetts
  • Earl Jones, Partner, Liberation Capital
  • Jim Matheson, General Partner, Flagship Ventures, and CEO, Oasys Water
  • Peter Tunnicliffe, Senior VP, CDM Smith

Companies and organizations represented in the Delegation included:

Boston University, CDM Smith, Cleantech Open Northeast, Combined Jewish Philanthropies, Energy Points, Environmental Protection Agency, FloDesign Sonics, Foley Hoag LLP, Goodwin Procter LLP, Liberation Capital, Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection, Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy & Environment,  Massachusetts Office of International Trade & Investment, Massachusetts State House, Massachusetts State Senate, MassChallenge, Mintz Levin, MIT, Nano Terra, New England-Israel Business Council, North Bridge Venture Partners, Northeastern University, Oasys Water, Oxford Bioscience Partners, Rainier Communications, Resolute Marine Energy, Sixpoint Partners, Tufts University, UMass Amherst, UMass Boston, UMass Dartmouth, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, and Xylem.

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Delegation Listing

Co-Organizers of the Delegation are:

Organizers of the W.E.T. Revolution Competition are:

  • Chief of the Revolution: Jonathan Shapira of Goodwin Procter LLP
  • Father of the Revolution: David Goodtree
  • Designer of the Revolution: Alexandra Adler, Regional Director, Cleantech Open Northeast
  • Advisor to the Revolution: John Harthorne, CEO, MassChallenge
  • Revolutionary Recruiter: Hadas Bar-Or, Massachusetts Trade Representative in Israel, MOITI
  • Logistician of the Revolution: Naomi Grossman
  • Logistician of the Revolution: Lauren Small, CJP of Greater Boston
  • Paymaster of the Revolution: Adi Golani, Executive Director, New England-Israel Business Council
  • Paymaster of the Revolution: Ruvanne Kadosh, Projects Manager, New England-Israel Business Council
  • Advocate of the Revolution: Nancy Katz, Director of Israel Advocacy, CJP of Greater Boston