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Israel New Tech English   London 2009
Israel New Tech English   London 2009
Israel New Tech English   London 2009
Israel New Tech English   London 2009
Israel New Tech English   London 2009
Israel New Tech English   London 2009
Israel New Tech English   London 2009
Israel New Tech English   London 2009
Israel New Tech English   London 2009
Israel New Tech English   London 2009
Israel New Tech English   London 2009
Israel New Tech English   London 2009
Israel New Tech English   London 2009
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Israel New Tech English London 2009

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  • 1. STATE OF ISRAEL Ministry of Industry Trade and Labor | Foreign Trade Administration | Investment Promotion Center
    1
    National Water and Energy ProgramsThe Israeli Experience
  • 2. Area:
    22,000 sqkm
    Population:
    ~ 7.4 millions
    GDP:
    $199.0 Billion (2008)‏
    Main Cities:
    Jerusalem, Tel-Aviv, Haifa, Be’er Sheva
    Country ID
    Maps: Wikipedia
  • 3. Israeli Breakthroughs – Selected Examples
    “Netafim” was the first to introduce low volume irrigation –
    impacting irrigation practices around the world
    Given Imaging – First ingestible video camera used to view
    the small intestine and diagnose disorders
    Intel’s Centrino and Pentium 4 microprocessors
    M System’s Disk on Key and Disk on Chip flash memory
    GE Healthcare’s portable cardiac ultrasound system
    The Phillips Brilliance CT Scanner
    IP Telephony invented by founders of Vocal Tec
    AOL Instant Messenger ICQ
    Zip compression technology
  • 4. Israel’s Competitive Edge – IMD World Report 2008
    Country Rank 
    2nd
    3rd
    4th
    1st
    BUSINESS EXPENDITURE ON R&D
    Sweden
    Japan
    Korea
    Israel
    TOTAL EXPENDITURE ON R&D
    AS A PRECENTAGE OF GDP
    Sweden
    Finland
    Japan
    Israel
    AVAILABILITY OF QUALIFIED ENGINEERS
    Israel
    Chile
    Taiwan
    Singapore
    U.S.A
    KNOWLEDGE TRANSFER BETTERN INDUSTRY AND ACADEMIA
    Israel
    Switzerland
    Singapore
    VENTURE CAPITAL AVAILABILITY
    Hong Kong
    Israel
    U.S.A
    Singapore
    INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SKILLS
    Singapore
    Israel
    Sweden
    U.S.A
    RESILIENCE OF THE ECONOMY
    Australia
    Denmark
    Switzerland
    Israel
    Israel Ranks 20th in Global Competitiveness
    Source: IMD World Competitiveness Yearbook - 2008
  • 5. Israel’s Cultural Ecosystem
    STATE OF ISRAEL Ministry of Industry Trade and Labor | Foreign Trade Administration | Investment Promotion Center
  • 6. STATE OF ISRAEL Ministry of Industry Trade and Labor | Foreign Trade Administration | Investment Promotion Center
    6
    Main problem: Lack of Water
    And Energy
  • 7. Israel - Government Perspective
    “Solar energy is
    the largest and most impressive
    source of energy in our world”
    David Ben Gurion 1955
    7
    STATE OF ISRAEL Ministry of Industry Trade and Labor | Foreign Trade Administration | Investment Promotion Center
  • 8. STATE OF ISRAEL Ministry of Industry Trade and Labor | Foreign Trade Administration | Investment Promotion Center
    Key Elements For The Water Community
    5 Elements :
    • Clear Legal Framework
    • 9. Integrated Water Management
    • 10. Water economy
    • 11. Water Saving Society
    • 12. Technology
  • Energy Innovation
    STATE OF ISRAEL Ministry of Industry Trade and Labor | Foreign Trade Administration | Investment Promotion Center
    15 lost years for solar thermal
    Solar water heaters
    Luz II
    Luz I
    National lab setup
  • 13. Fields of Expertise
    STATE OF ISRAEL Ministry of Industry Trade and Labor | Foreign Trade Administration | Investment Promotion Center
    Wind
    Water
    Management
    Water
    Security
    Water
    Reuse
    Desalination
    Irrigation
    Solar
    Biofuels
    Energy Efficiency
    Unique Position
  • 14. STATE OF ISRAEL Ministry of Industry Trade and Labor | Foreign Trade Administration | Investment Promotion Center
    11
    IsraelNEWTech
  • 15. STATE OF ISRAEL Ministry of Industry Trade and Labor | Foreign Trade Administration | Investment Promotion Center
    The Government Decision
    Government Decision number 157 on 18.06.2006
    Development of water technology in Israel
    Israel's position as a global leader for water solutions in the water market industry depends on the recognition of the latent potential that water technology could have on the Israeli economy; and on the importance and centrality that government and private companies have in this market, in Israel and in the exporting industry. It is equally important to examine the methods and the means that different governmental offices can use to support the development of water technology, from the R&D stage to the manufacturing and exporting stages….
    Government decision for extension of the program till 2011, 28/7/08
  • 16. STATE OF ISRAEL Ministry of Industry Trade and Labor | Foreign Trade Administration | Investment Promotion Center
    Key Elements of the program
    Increasing
    R&D
    Activities
    Encouraging
    Innovation
    Penetrating
    World
    Market
    Strengthening
    Human
    Capital
  • 17. STATE OF ISRAEL Ministry of Industry Trade and Labor | Foreign Trade Administration | Investment Promotion Center
    WATEC 2009

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