A dozen Israeli innovation firms including clean-tech, natural resources, medical device and security companies are taking part in matchmaking sessions with entrepreneurs from Ottawa and Toronto this week.
The visitors come from Israel’s northern Galilee region, which has a large Arab population. They’ll meet with local startup firms looking to collaborate and form partnerships, according to Henri Rothschild, president of the Canada-Israel Industrial Research and Development Foundation.
“The Arab community of Israel … hasn’t been as prominent in the [nation’s] success as it has the potential to be,” said Rothschild. “With this kind of exposure, I believe we can build important bridges across the Middle East.”
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