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Israelnewtechenglish london2009-100309114406-phpapp01 Israelnewtechenglish london2009-100309114406-phpapp01 Presentation Transcript

  • STATE OF ISRAEL Ministry of Industry Trade and Labor | Foreign Trade Administration | Investment Promotion Center National Water and Energy Programs The Israeli Experience
  • Country ID Maps: Wikipedia Main Cities: Jerusalem, Tel-Aviv, Haifa, Be’er Sheva GDP: $199.0 Billion (2008) Population: ~ 7.4 millions Area: 22,000 sqkm
  • 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
  • Israel’s Competitive Edge – IMD World Report 2008 Country Rank  BUSINESS EXPENDITURE ON R&D TOTAL EXPENDITURE ON R&D AS A PRECENTAGE OF GDP AVAILABILITY OF QUALIFIED ENGINEERS KNOWLEDGE TRANSFER BETTERN INDUSTRY AND ACADEMIA VENTURE CAPITAL AVAILABILITY 2nd Sweden Sweden Israel Israel Hong Kong 3rd Japan Finland Chile Switzerland Israel 4th Korea Japan Taiwan Source: IMD World Competitiveness Yearbook - 2008 1st Israel Israel Singapore Singapore U.S.A INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SKILLS Singapore Israel Singapore Sweden U.S.A U.S.A Israel Ranks 20th in Global Competitiveness RESILIENCE OF THE ECONOMY Australia Denmark Switzerland Israel
  • Israel’s Cultural Ecosystem Dynamic Culture Informal yet Efficient Society Power of Distance Strong connection between government, private sector, and academia STATE OF ISRAEL Ministry of Industry Trade and Labor | Foreign Trade Administration | Investment Promotion Center
  • STATE OF ISRAEL Ministry of Industry Trade and Labor | Foreign Trade Administration | Investment Promotion Center Main problem: Lack of Water And Energy
  • STATE OF ISRAEL Ministry of Industry Trade and Labor | Foreign Trade Administration | Investment Promotion Center “Solar energy is the largest and most impressive source of energy in our world” David Ben Gurion 1955 Israel - Government Perspective
  • 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  Integrated Water Management  Water economy  Water Saving Society  Technology
  • Energy Innovation STATE OF ISRAEL Ministry of Industry Trade and Labor | Foreign Trade Administration | Investment Promotion Center 15 lost years for solar thermal National lab setup Luz I Solar water heaters Luz II
  • Fields of Expertise STATE OF ISRAEL Ministry of Industry Trade and Labor | Foreign Trade Administration | Investment Promotion Center Unique Position Water Energy Water Security Water Management Water Reuse Desalination Irrigation Wind Solar Biofuels Energy Efficiency
  • STATE OF ISRAEL Ministry of Industry Trade and Labor | Foreign Trade Administration | Investment Promotion Center Israel NEWTech
  • STATE OF ISRAEL Ministry of Industry Trade and Labor | Foreign Trade Administration | Investment Promotion Center 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…. The Government Decision Government decision for extension of the program till 2011, 28/7/08
  • STATE OF ISRAEL Ministry of Industry Trade and Labor | Foreign Trade Administration | Investment Promotion Center Increasing R&D Activities Encouraging Innovation Strengthening Human Capital Penetrating World Market Key Elements of the program
  • STATE OF ISRAEL Ministry of Industry Trade and Labor | Foreign Trade Administration | Investment Promotion Center WATEC 2009