Dr. Shimrit Perkol-Finkel
CEO, ECOncrete Tech Ltd
Dr. Perkol-Finkel, co-founder and CEO of ECOncrete Tech Ltd, has nearly 20 years of experience in the field of Marine Biology and Ecology in over 25 counties. Shimrit specializes in sustainable management of urban marine habitats and is considered an expert in eco-engineering of coastal and marine infrastructure. Shimrit has vast technical experience in design, development, evaluation, and monitoring of urban marine habitats, including conservation and enhancement at both species and habitat levels.
Dr. Perkol-Finkel has lead several large-scale and long-term projects like the EU funded MarUrbe project in Italy, and a waterfront enhancement scheme in Brooklyn Bridge Park NY. Shimrit served as an ecological advisor for Israel’s marine spatial planning program, the NY Metropolitan Waterfront Alliance’s Waterfront Edge Design Guidelines program, and was involved in the ecological design of the federally funded “Living Breakwaters” SCAPE Team Project.
Shimrit was selected to represent Western EU & Other at WE Empower UN SDG Challenge, a first of its kind global business competition for women entrepreneurs who are advancing the UN Sustainable Development Goals and inspiring entire communities to act to create the world we want by 2030.
Shimrit holds a B.Sc. in Life Sciences, M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Zoology, all from Tel-Aviv University, and has conducted a post-doc in the University of Bologna, Italy (EU Marie Curie Fellow).