Mayor Faulconer Kicks Off First Annual Cal-Israel Innovation Expo in San Diego

Mayor, USD Engineering Dean Encourage Global Innovation & Investment in San Diego

Tuesday, March 8, 2016 - NEWS RELEASE

San Diego – In his push to promote the City of San Diego as a world-class city for innovation and investment, Mayor Kevin L. Faulconer joined Dean Chell Roberts of the University of San Diego Shiley-Marcos School of Engineering to kickoff the inaugural Cal-Israel Innovation Expo, which will help showcase, encourage and foster global research, development and technology in San Diego and Israel.

The two-day expo will feature developments in medical, computer and cyber technologies, along with energy and water conservation, agribusiness and more. The event follows a memorandum of understanding signed by California Governor Jerry Brown and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in 2014 to build on their respective strengths in research and technology and confront critical problems that both regions face, including cybersecurity, water scarcity and climate change.

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