Technology Transfer: The Secret Engine
Behind Israel’s Success
Yaacov Michlin, CEO
Israel’s Amazing Statistics:
Prior to 1996, Israel was home to 186 life science
companies. By 2012, this number had passed...
Without Technology Transfer We Would Not
Have:
…and these:

Mobileye

Cherry
Tomato
Hybrids

Pepper Hybrids

Sandisk Chip

Motorola Barcode
Reader

Polymerico
Fiber Opti...
Our Part in Israel’s Unique Ecosystem

Israeli universities serve as
the first bead in the
“Start Up Nation Necklace”
Israel’s Top Universities

Scale of Academic Excellence
The Hebrew University
of Jerusalem
Technion
Tel Aviv
Univ.

Weizma...
The European Research Council – 2007-2012
Starting Grants Rankings
Rank

University

Total # Grants

1

47

2

European
Re...
Creating Value
Each year Israeli technology transfer
companies generate a total of over NIS 1
Billion in royalties.
Over N...
Public Spin-Off Companies
Of 29 public companies on the TASE Biomed Index, 9 either
started their science in the academia ...
Israeli Incubators Location

Haifa: Technion, LN &
HiCenter

Tel-Chai
Tsemach
Katzrin
Gush Segev
Haifa
Nazareth Migdal Tse...
Israeli Incubator Companies Established, based on
Academic Research 2008-2012
56 companies
established
8 additional projec...
Bridging the Financial Valley of Death
The Financial Valley of Death

Academic
Projects/
Grants

Baby Seed

HUJI
Projects ...
Invest In Academic Research- Invest in
Israel’s Future
Among the world’s top 10 tech
transfer companies
Over 50 years of b...
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  1. 1. Technology Transfer: The Secret Engine Behind Israel’s Success Yaacov Michlin, CEO
  2. 2. Israel’s Amazing Statistics: Prior to 1996, Israel was home to 186 life science companies. By 2012, this number had passed 1,000. With some 40 new companies formed each year. 41% of all life sciences companies operating in Israel today were established during the last ten years. An impressive 34% of these companies have already begun to generate revenue In 2011 life sciences exports reached $8.9 billion, an increase of 10% over 2010. Source: Israeli Ministry of Trade & Labor, 2012
  3. 3. Without Technology Transfer We Would Not Have:
  4. 4. …and these: Mobileye Cherry Tomato Hybrids Pepper Hybrids Sandisk Chip Motorola Barcode Reader Polymerico Fiber Optics NDS Smart Card
  5. 5. Our Part in Israel’s Unique Ecosystem Israeli universities serve as the first bead in the “Start Up Nation Necklace”
  6. 6. Israel’s Top Universities Scale of Academic Excellence The Hebrew University of Jerusalem Technion Tel Aviv Univ. Weizmann Inst. 78 93 100-150 Ben-Gurion Univ. Bar-Ilan Univ. 301-400 * U of Texas Institute of Higher Education, Shanghai Jiaotong University 2012 53
  7. 7. The European Research Council – 2007-2012 Starting Grants Rankings Rank University Total # Grants 1 47 2 European Research Council Cambridge, UK Oxford, UK 38 3 Hebrew University, Israel 29 University College, UK 4 Extremely competitive infrastructure research grants, for which the entire EU university base (inc. Israel) compete Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique Ecole Polytechnique Lausanne, Switzerland 23 Imperial College of Science, UK 5 Commissariat a l’Energie Atomique 22 6 Weizmann Institute, Israel 20 7 Katholeik Universitait Leuven, Belgium 18 8 Technion- Israel Institute of Technology INSERM, France 17 9 Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, Netherlands 15 10 Helsingin Yliopisto, Finland 13
  8. 8. Creating Value Each year Israeli technology transfer companies generate a total of over NIS 1 Billion in royalties. Over NIS 100 Million are invested by industrial companies in scientific research collaborations at universities About 150 new technologies are licensed from Israeli universities and research institutes each year An average of 15 new companies that are based on academic inventions are started every year Yissum (Hebrew University) and Yeda (Weizman Institute) are rated among the top 10 tech transfer companies worldwide in terms of revenues* Source: AUTM survey 2010
  9. 9. Public Spin-Off Companies Of 29 public companies on the TASE Biomed Index, 9 either started their science in the academia or license technologies from academic institutes. TASE- Biomed 820 800 780 760 740 720 700 680 660 30/01/2012 01/03/2012 01/04/2012
  10. 10. Israeli Incubators Location Haifa: Technion, LN & HiCenter Tel-Chai Tsemach Katzrin Gush Segev Haifa Nazareth Migdal Tsemach Ha’emek Hadera Yoq’neam Netanya Hadera: Yozmot Netanya: Targetech Tel Aviv: Lab-One & Radbiomed Ashqelon: ATI Kiryat Gat: Xenia Ofakim: OHV Beersheba: Ma’ayan Ventures (Omer Park) Dimona: Rotem Ventures Sde Boker: Iris Ventures Tel Aviv Ashqelon Ariel Jerusalem Kiryat GatKiryat Arba Ofakim Upper Galilee: Meytav (Tel-Chai) Golan Heights: Meytag (Katzrin) Kinneret: Kinrot (Tsemach) Gush Segev: Misgav Nazareth: NGT Migdal Ha’Emek: Ofek Beersheba Arad Dimona Sde Boker Yoq’neam: Naiot Ariel: Incentive Kiryat Arba: Mofet B’Yehuda Jerusalem: JVP, Van-Leer & Bioline Arad: Meizam Arad [agreements with…]
  11. 11. Israeli Incubator Companies Established, based on Academic Research 2008-2012 56 companies established 8 additional projects at Bioline An average of 90 companies approved each year The goal: Developing innovative technological ideas into start-ups and leading them towards first round investment 4 IT 8 Clean Tech 21 Medical Device 31 Biotech Source: The Israeli Incubator program 2012
  12. 12. Bridging the Financial Valley of Death The Financial Valley of Death Academic Projects/ Grants Baby Seed HUJI Projects + 75 projects New! approved for Collaboration Yissum’s with Shaare internal Zedek program Hospital Extensive Long Term Collaboration Such as Roche Kamin/ Nofar Magneton, I ncubators Independent Companies Funding through the Office of the Chief Scientist Integra Holdings
  13. 13. Invest In Academic Research- Invest in Israel’s Future Among the world’s top 10 tech transfer companies Over 50 years of best practices in technology transfer Immediate and long-term benefit for the Israeli economy Bridging the gap between academia and industry is our challenge and virtue

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