Michal Vakrat Wolkin

Managing Director, Lear Innovation Ventures, Israel

Michal Vakrat Wolkin is a Managing Director at Lear Innovation Ventures (LIV) in Israel. Michal is an Applied Physicist and Executive business leader with broad exposure and passion to deep technologies in multidisciplinary areas and over 20 years of experience in the Israeli and Silicon Valley high tech industry.

Prior to joining Lear, Michal was a technical director at NASA’s Night Rover Challenge, Member of Research Staff at Xerox PARC (Palo Alto Research Center), Director of EV battery technologies at Better Place, and 3M’s head of R&D in Israel.

Michal has a PhD from the University of and a post doc from Xerox PARC. She has over 10 patents and numerous publication with thousand of citations.

(LIV Possibilities is the framework underlying Lear's focus on product, process, and business model innovation and is hyper-focused on intensifying activities around the autonomous, connected, electrified and shared mobility trends)

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