Founder & CEO
Dr. Moshe Harel is a pioneer in the Israeli EC development space. Having navigated a large number
of EC proposal over the past 18 years, including the development and management of multi-
national EC projects for the FP5, FP6, FP7 and H2020 programmes, he leads a team of
professionals that have established themselves as seasoned regional project managers in
Prior to founding Intergam, Dr. Harel served as a senior researcher on the faculty of the
Interdisciplinary Center for Technology Analysis and Forecasting (ICTAF) at Tel Aviv University.
This followed a term of 11 years as a senior member of the Space Science group at NASA/JPL in
Pasadena, California, including high-ranking membership on the "Galileo" mission to Jupiter, where
he originated the mission simulation system that has been used on other subsequent NASA space
exploration missions. Dr. Harel is the author and evaluator of many scientific proposals at Rice University,
NASA, NSF and the Air Force, and has led research groups in topics related to research of our Solar system
at each of these institutions.
Dr. Harel holds a BSc in Physics and Mathematics from the Hebrew University, and a Ph.D. in Space Physics
from UCLA. He completed his post-doctoral space science research at leading U.S. institutions, including
M.I.T. and Rice University.
He often serves as a speaker and facilitator at various Pan-European technology and EC-focused conferences
in Europe and beyond.
A veteran of the Israeli start-up environment, where she successfully positioned ventures for
growth and acquisition by NASDAQ-traded entities including MRV Communications (MRVC) which
subsequently reached a valuation of $5B, Nirit Harel possesses 20+ years of management,
branding, PR and consulting experience- including negotiating partnerships with world leaders
for bids in the European Framework Programme.
Previously at the helm as CEO and CMO of two of the world's largest nonprofits, Maccabi
World Union (North America) and the Jewish Agency for Israel, where she was responsible
for building operations and team infrastructure in 60 countries, Ms. Harel now focuses her
efforts on bringing innovation to the social space. She is an active member of the Young
Presidents Organization (YPO), where she is engaged on a European regional and
International level, and where she serves as incoming Chair of YPO global Innovation Week 2019.
Ms. Harel holds a BS/BA with high honors from UCLA, an MBA with distinction from Tel Aviv University,
and also studied corporate strategy and Decision science at London Business School. She is an
alumnus of the highly-competitive Banco Santander/ UCLA Anderson School W50 board leadership
programme for next-gen global women execs and is a frequent resource and speaker on innovation,
and womens leadership/ entrepreneurship.