STATE OF ISRAEL Ministry of Industry Trade and Labor  |  Foreign Trade Administration  |  Investment Promotion Center <br ...
Area: <br />22,000 sqkm<br />Population:<br />~ 7.4 millions<br />GDP:<br />$199.0 Billion (2008)‏<br />Main Cities: <br /...
Israeli Breakthroughs – Selected Examples<br />“Netafim” was the first to introduce low volume irrigation – <br />	impacti...
Israel’s Competitive Edge – IMD World Report 2008<br />Country Rank <br />2nd<br />3rd<br />4th<br />1st<br />BUSINESS EX...
Israel’s Cultural Ecosystem<br />STATE OF ISRAEL Ministry of Industry Trade and Labor  |  Foreign Trade Administration  | ...
STATE OF ISRAEL Ministry of Industry Trade and Labor  |  Foreign Trade Administration  |  Investment Promotion Center <br ...
Israel - Government Perspective<br />“Solar energy is <br />the largest and most impressive<br /> source of energy in our ...
STATE OF ISRAEL Ministry of Industry Trade and Labor  |  Foreign Trade Administration  |  Investment Promotion Center <br ...
Integrated Water Management
Water economy
Water Saving Society
Technology</li></li></ul><li>Energy Innovation<br />STATE OF ISRAEL Ministry of Industry Trade and Labor  |  Foreign Trade...
Fields of Expertise<br />STATE OF ISRAEL Ministry of Industry Trade and Labor  |  Foreign Trade Administration  |  Investm...
STATE OF ISRAEL Ministry of Industry Trade and Labor  |  Foreign Trade Administration  |  Investment Promotion Center <br ...
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Israel New Tech English London 2009

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