The workshop aimed to enable comparative discussions on the current state of research in both fundamental and applied science, as well as technology transfer and innovation scaling in the energy sector. Speakers focused on the production, conversion, storage, and distribution of energy, as well as the distinct strategies and approaches employed by the three countries in their energy transition efforts.
The workshop was led by Prof. Avner Rothschild (The Hebrew University) and Prof. Lioz Etgar (Technion – Israel Institute of Technology), and was attended by 30 leading experts from Israel, Germany and the US, including Israel Academy member Prof. Dan Yakir, Chief Scientist of the Israel Ministry of Energy Dr. Gideon Friedmann, President of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation and Vice-President of the German National Academy of Sciences Prof. Robert Schlögl and IEA Deputy Executive Director Mary Warlick.
Addressing the conference’s opening session, Israel Academy President Prof. David Harel spoke of the importance of academic solidarity, and Vice-President of the German National Academy of Sciences Prof. Robert Schlögl expressed his unwavering support for Israel in this difficult time.
The workshop was intended to be an in-person event in Halle, but due security reasons in Israel, it was decided to hold it in a hybrid format instead, allowing for Israeli speakers to participate online.
Israel Academy President Prof. David Harel address the conference via zoom. Photo by: Markus Scholz for the Leopoldina