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Sept 5 at 15:00 Kickoff Event! Disability Hackathon "I'M-POSSIBLE"


DisABILITY Hackathon

Paralympian from Israel and Japan will join us!

ー Pascale Bercovitch and Monika Seryu ー

Sunday, September 5th, 2021

9:00~10:00 Israel Time

15:00~16:00 Japan Time

(External Link)

Hackathon Signup: Link)

The I'M-POSSIBL Hackathon (※), a joint initiative of the Embassy of Israel in Japan and The Nippon Foundation, supports creating assistive technologies and service solutions that can help people with disabilities overcome their everyday challenges. (HERE for more information)

The Kickoff Event opens on Sunday, September 5th, 2021 at 9:00 (Israel Time)/15:00 (Japan Time). Paralympian from Israel and Japan - Ms. Pascale Bercovitch and Ms. Monika Seryu will join us in the event.

Sign up today as registrations are open for the Kickoff Event and the I'M-POSSIBLE Hackathon!

※A hackathon is a word made of words "hack" and "marathon". It is an event where engineers and designers gather and form a team, devise ideas for a given theme within the time limit, and prototype.

Kickoff Event Program

September 5th, 2021

Israel Time/Japan Time

9:00/15:00~Opening Remarks

H.E. Mrs. Yaffa Ben-Ari, Ambassador of Israel to Japan (Online)

9:05/15:05~Opening Talk

Mr. Koichi Mori, Representative Director, Moris Inc. (Online)

9:15/15:15~Main Session

・Ms. Pascale Bercovitch, Paracanoe Athlete・Author・Film Director (Onsite)

・Ms. Monika Seryu, Paracanoe Athlete (Video)

9:30/15:30~ Introduction to Variety of Disabilities Assistive Technologies (Onsite)

・Mr. Arieh Rosen, Culture & Science Affairs Attache, Embassy of Israel in Japan

・Mr. Yosuke Ishikawa, Team Leader, Inclusion Promotion, The Nippon Foundation

9:55/15:55~Closing Remarks

Mr. Ichiro Karasawa, Executive Director, The Nippon Foundation

*The Participants Orientation follows the Kickoff Event.


・Registration is free

・Accessibility: Japanese-English simultaneous interpretations, Japanese & English closed captions, Japanese &  Hebrew sign languages will be provided for the Kickoff Event and Award Events.

・The Hackathon provides language support to minimize concerns for communication.

 Please contact us for more details.

*About the Hackathon:


Embassy of Israel in Japan

Science Section

TEL +81-3-3264-0392


Sign up today!


Organizers  Embassy of Israel in Japan・The Nippon Foundation

Co-organizers Tikkun Olam Makers・i-Collaboration Kobe・Lowenstein Rehabilitation Medical Center

Access Israel・hy[x]・Moris Inc・Shekulo Tov Group・Hackautism

Supporters   Zero Project・8200 IMPACT・CLALIT Health Services・Sign Now・ELOR・Sicuy Shaveh

Holon Institute of Technology・Economic Department of the Embassy of Israel in Japan


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