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  c...
Tsofen vision & goals  Full integration of Israel’s Arab society and  Israel’s hi-technology industry• Thousands of Arab e...
Arab hi-tech: graduates do not work*                                                                2,400                 ...
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 ...
Working With the Arab community• Hi-tech track in Nazareth only biz  conference• Hackathon for the hi tech community• Tech...
Creating hi tech within Arab Society           Tsofen Alumni ceremony    The first ever Google event in the Arab       com...
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  1. 1. Integration of the Arab and hi-tech societies in Israel For the Fulbright conference
  2. 2. 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
  3. 3. 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
  4. 4. 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
  5. 5. Tsofen is a one-stop-shop
  6. 6. 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
  7. 7. 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
  8. 8. 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

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