Mountain View, California - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will meet next week in the heart of the Silicon Valley to sign a historic agreement that expands California's partnership with Israel on economic development, research and trade.

  •  When: Wednesday, March 5, 2014 at 10:30 a.m.
  • Where: Computer History Museum, Hahn Auditorium, 1401 North Shoreline Blvd., Mountain View, CA 94043

The agreement will boost economic, cultural and academic cooperation between California and Israel, with an emphasis on water conservation, alternative energy, cybersecurity, health and biotechnology, education and agricultural technology.

The agreement will also enable Israeli companies to access California's Innovation Hubs (iHUB), an innovation network that includes 16 clusters of research parks, technology incubators, universities and federal laboratories, together with economic development organizations, business groups and venture capital funds.