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Erez Eliyahu

Chief Technology Officer, ClimateCrop Ltd.

Erez Eliyahu joins Breakthrough Energy’s Innovator Fellows program from ClimateCrop Ltd. In Israel. Erez is a biochemist and molecular biologist, and during his academic career he studied RNA and protein localization and function and worked in different biotech and food-tech start-ups. Erez is the CTO at ClimateCrop, where he promotes the company scientifically and operationally.

Meeting the increasing demand for food amidst changing climate conditions and reducing CO2 emissions requires innovative solutions. ClimateCrop’s technology increases plant yield without increasing the use of resources like water or fertilizers, resulting in a lower carbon footprint per unit yield. Additionally, it enhances the plant’s ability to tolerate abiotic stresses, ensuring agricultural sustainability in changing climate conditions.  Through the Breakthrough Energy Fellows program, ClimateCrop will develop the technology, connect with potential regulatory and business partners, and accelerate product commercialization.

The great versatility of organisms’ adaptation and the molecular mechanisms they acquired drew Erez to study life science. He holds a Bachelor of Science from Tel Aviv University, a Master of Science from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, a Doctor of Science from the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, and a postdoctoral from the Weizmann Institute of Science.


What’s the best piece of advice you’ve been given?
Do good and good will follow you.

What beliefs drive you?
Do your best, and don’t harm anyone while doing so.