Combating Terrorism Technology Conference, Challenge & Expo


Conference | Competition | Exhibition | Free | English

Sunday, June 17th, 2018


Tel Aviv University - Porter Building(Porter Auditorium)


The event is currently CLOSED for new registrants. You are more than welcome to attend the CTTSC3 Startup Expo from 12:00-18:00 without prior registration, and to attend the conference from 14:00 on a space-available basis.


Terrorism is a constantly evolving worldwide threat.  As terrorists become more sophisticated, so too must the tools for detecting, preventing, and defeating them.

CTTSC3 merges the dynamism and innovation of the startup ecosystem with the experience and resources of the US and Israeli defense establishments to deliver the next generation of game-changing technologies for combating terror.


The CTTSC3 June 17 event includes:

(1)  The finals of the $220K Combating Terrorism Technology Startup Challenge  - 12 finalists, selected from 200+ entrants pitch live for the top prize.

(2)  A high-level conference on trends in terrorism, counter-terrorism, and security technology, and how startups from all technology domains can address the emerging needs and opportunities.

(3)  A juried exhibition/demo-space of 40 breakthrough innovations for combatting terrorism (both cyber and physical).


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Gathering & Regisrtation


Opening Remarks

Ayla Matalon, Executive Director - MIT Enterprise Forum


Overview of the Day

Gideon Miller, Chairman - Combating Terrorism Technology Startup Challenge


Combating Terrorism and Cyber Week

Maj. Gen. (Ret.) Prof. Isaac Ben-Israel, Director - Blavatnik ICRC, Tel Aviv University


Morning Keynote

Dr. Michael Oren, Deputy Minister - Prime Minister's Office


The 2018 Combating Terrorism Technology Startup Challenge


Coffee Break


Outlook and issues for HLS and Defense Technology Investment

Moderator :Duddy Rokach, Founder - SOSA HLS Tech Innovation Hub

Amiram Levinberg, Co-Founder & General Partner - JAL Ventures Fund

Arik Kleinstein, Co-Founder & Managing Partner - Glilot Capital Partners

Avi Lindenbaum, Partner - Kodem Growth Partners

Yariv Alroy, Board Member - Duke Robotics, Inc.


Overview and outlook of Global Terrorism

Yoram Schweitzer, Senior Research Fellow and Head - Terrorism and Low Intensity Conflict Program, Institute for National Security Studies


The Boomerang Effect: Technology, Terrorism, and Counter-Terrorism

Dr. Liran Antebi, Research Fellow - The Institute for National Security Studies (INSS)


Lunch & Opening of the Combating Terrorism Startup Exhibition and Technology Demonstrations


Fireside Chat on Security and Strategy

Moderator :Gideon Lichfield, Editor-in-Chief - MIT Technology Review

Major General (ret.) Amos Yadlin, Director, Institute for National Security Studies (INSS) - Tel Aviv University

Senator Joseph I. Lieberman, Senior Counsel - Kasowitz Benson Torres LLP


Technology trends in counter-terrorism, and emerging requirements and startup opportunities

Moderator :Adam Tarsi, International Program Manager - Combating Terrorism Technical Support Office (CTTSO)

Asaf Miller, Co-Founder and CTO - Polaris Solutions Ltd

Avshalom Ehrlich, Founder and CTO - Smart Shooter

Gil Limonchik, Co-Founder - Ametrine

Shane Cohen, VP Sales & Marketing - UVision Air Ltd


The 2018 Urban Navigation Challenge


$210K startup challenge final ceremony and prize-giving

Brig. Gen. (Res.) Dr. Daniel Gold, Head, DDR&D - Ministry of Defense


Wine and cheese reception & close of the Combating Terrorism Startup Exhibition and Technology Demonstrations

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