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26.12.2012

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Smadar Nehab - Tsofen Smadar Nehab - Tsofen Presentation Transcript

  • Integration of the Arab and hi-tech societies in Israel For the Fulbright conference
  • Tsofen rationale• The hi-tech industry is Israel’s engine of growth• Israel spends more of its GDP on R&D than any OECD country• … Yet, Arab citizens do not participate• And it will help Israel hi-tech which is in need of engineering talent2
  • Tsofen vision & goals Full integration of Israel’s Arab society and Israel’s hi-technology industry• Thousands of Arab engineers employed in the hi- tech industry; and• A hi-tech industry will start in Arab cities
  • Arab hi-tech: graduates do not work* 2,400 1,000 Arabs: 1,000 vs. 2,700 Dismal opportunities influence career choice: few graduates with exact sciences degree4 *2009-11, based on CBOS and Tsofen statistics
  • Tsofen is a one-stop-shop
  • Since Our Inception: Major Changes • Arabs in high-tech have tripled to 1,000 • Nazareth transformed into a high-tech hub • The high-tech industry is taking notice “Israeli high-tech needs Arab Human Capital more than Arab sector needs high-tech industry” Elisha Yanay, Chairman of the Israeli Association of Electronic and Software Industries • Government is engaged • Media is committed 6
  • Working With the Arab community• Hi-tech track in Nazareth only biz conference• Hackathon for the hi tech community• Technical workshops for students• Meetups for entrepreneurs community 7
  • Creating hi tech within Arab Society Tsofen Alumni ceremony The first ever Google event in the Arab community of Israel, conducted in collaboration with Tsofen8