We gathered a list of tools & services to help you explore and understand Israel innovation ecosystem.
Explore the local ecosystem
They offer : technological & commercial partnership opportunities | Roadshows and B2Bs
Business France Israel, the French international business development agency, supports French companies of all sizes and sectors by connecting them to the Israeli innovation ecosystem and screening for the best available innovation. Business France provides market analysis, organizes roadshows and B2B programs to meet Israeli start-ups, accelerators or incubators in order to develop technological or commercial partnerships, invest into promising new technologies, set up a joint venture, etc.
"Startup Nation Central" develops a database of companies for enabling start-ups to find the relevant relationships, partnerships, and solutions. It also operates a network community of Israeli entrepreneurs, as well as provides access to tools and talents relevant to their ventures. The company is a non-profit organization and is headquartered in Tel Aviv, Israel.
"Israel Venture Capital" provides information and data on thousands of Israeli high-tech companies, venture capital and private equity funds, investment companies, technological incubators, service providers and key executives.
The link between academic research and industry is mostly a matter for the Technology Transfer Offices (TTO). The main TTO – most of them have a society status – are YISSUM (Hebrew University of Jerusalem), RAMOT (Tel Aviv Univ.), T3 (Technion in Haifa), YEDA (Weizmann Institute), BIRAD (Bar Ilan Univ.), BGN Technologies (Ben Gourion Univ., Beer Sheva), Carmel (Haifa Univ.) and Hadasit (Hadassah Hospital, Jerusalem).
The Franco-Israeli scientific cooperation also developed over the years (Inserm - Technion / Cnrs - Weizmann Institute, Cnrs - Hebrew Univ. of Jérusalem and TAU)
The French-Israeli High Council for Science and Technology (HCST), established in 2003, aims to coordinate and drive the scientific and technological cooperation between France and Israel at the governmental level. The HCST is comprised of scientists and representatives of both administrations. Two world-wide renowned scientists – one from each country – form the presidency of the HCST. Currently, David Harari (price Israel 2012) and Jules Hoffmann (Nobel Prize of medicine 2012) are the presidents of the HCST.
Support to technological innovation
If you are looking to understand what makes Israel a place where technological innovation became a priority and predominant at every level in the society, take a closer look at the early development of big scales programs to promote innovation: incubators and accelerators. While technological Incubators programs, established in 1991 and administrated by the Office of the Chief Scientist (OCS), are government-funded and operated by private entities on various specialized sectors, Accelerators programs, either privately or publicly funded, operate short-term programs which assist entrepreneurs jumpstart their ventures. Since 2011, the accelerators’ development is proportional with the success of startups model in Israel…
For the public support of companies’ R&D, the Bureau of Chief Scientist (OCS) from the Economy Ministry manages 65% of public financing. The OCS also ensures the implementation of international and bilateral R&D agreements signed by Israel – including Israel’s participation in Horizon 2020 and the FIRAD agreement signed with France in 1992.
As for the private support, the Venture Capital industry developed in Israel after 1993 and has now about 70 active venture capital funds, of which 14 are international VCs with Israeli offices. Additionally, there are some 220 international funds. In total, these VCs manage billions of dollars in funds, mostly from institutional investors such as pension funds from the US. Israeli venture capital funds attracted $914 million in 2014, up 68 percent on the year.
Meet French Tech Communities
They offer : Business networking | Tailored intro | Events
The Israel-France Chamber of Commerce & Industry-CCIIF is an independent voluntary organization established in 1957, officially mandated which complements institutional frameworks. It provides practical advice and information and organizes different activities to promote bilateral trade and investment between Israel and France.
Each Month the CCIIF is organizing an event.
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