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Check Point
Securing the Internet Check Point – Securing the Internet“What drives us is the desire to improve and excel, as well as the desire to build things by ourselves”- Check Point Founder, Chairman & CEO, Gil Shwed

The Best Surgical Technologies Are Not Free(hand). They’re Robot-Guided.
Established in the early 2000s, Mazor Robotics is dedicated to the development of next-generation spinal surgery systems, combining the best of both worlds: the surgeon’s expertise with the precision of a robot.

How to Milk Technological Innovation
It began as a modest kibbutz dairy operation. Today, Afimilk technologies are implemented in 50 countries.

With Wix, everyone’s a website wiz.
“Bringing the most function-rich and innovative technological solutions to users, regardless of their technical ability or budget” Avishai Avrahami, Wix CEO, Co-Founder and Chairman.

Ormat Technologies
“We are excited with the progress we have made …especially in recovered energy generation, which has experienced increasing interest as the need for energy efficiency begins to play a greater role in combating global warming.” Dita Bronicki, Founder and CEO of Ormat.

Teva – Israel’s Largest Company
“Over the past five years, Teva has been transformed from a successful generics business into a major global pharmaceutical company. We have achieved double-digit increases in sales and earnings, and have built, acquired or partnered to create new opportunities to support future sustainable growth,” Shlomo Yanai, outgoing CEO, Teva, 2012

Converging Medical and Military Know-How to Develop Life-changing Breakthroughs
“Given Imaging is proud of its role as a leader in developing innovative products for GI diagnostics.” Homi Shamir, CEO, Given Imaging

Keter Group
Keter Group is one of the world’s largest manufacturers and marketers of plastic consumer products and a global trendsetter in household, outdoor storage, garden furniture, and in do-it-yourself (DIY) products.

RAD Group: Breeding Start-Ups and Innovation
“The RAD Group’s decentralized approach maximizes the advantages inherent in smaller business units – such as flexibility and entrepreneurial spirit – while allowing member companies to share mutually beneficial developments and fostering innovations.” – Zohar Zisapel, Founder, Rad Group

 Insightec- On the Way to Making Tumor Surgery Obsolete
“This simple outpatient focused ultrasound procedure will be replacing surgery as we know it . . . MR guided focused ultrasound is a tremendous leap forward in the treatment of uterine fibroids.” Prof. Wladislaw Gedroyc, Consulting Radiologist, St. Mary’s Hospital, London, UK

From R&D to Comprehensive Business Operations
” The Israeli unit is an inseparable part of the company and enables us to provide the technological advantage that differentiates us from our competitors and enables us to expand our market share” Michael R. Splinter, President and CEO of Applied Materials

Motorola: 48 Years of Technological Breakthroughs
“At the global level, Israel has a respected place, and the development center here is one of Motorola’s largest in the world. We do a lot of innovative work here…”Shimon Dick, Motorola Solutions Israel CEO, 2012

Intel Israel: From Five Workers toEight Thousand
“Who could have dreamed that Kiryat Gat would become one of the highest points of science in the world, the Everest of science? This enterprise has existed for 28 years, and has given Israel the push to reach the heights of science. This fab has turned Israel into the land of milk and honey and chips.”Israeli President Shimon Peres, 2012

62 years of GE success in Israel
“I understand the optimism people have here. It’s very much an energetic, can-do society.”Beth Comstock, Senior VP and chief marketing officer, GE, 2012

Siemens Israel-Profiting in an Array of Israeli Industries
“Israeli companies are very successful, backed by years of experience, development and production of field equipment for the creation of solar energy,” – Peter Loescher, president and chief executive of Siemens.

HP Israel: Second Largest Investor in Israeli IT
“HP is committed and will continue investing… in the future”- Bernard Meric, Vice President and Managing Director, HP Europe

IBM Israel
“Israel is the most exciting place I know. It’s great to come here and see the dynamic generation of ideas, the motivation to be first and the professional daring of Israeli start-ups.” Buell Duncan, General Manager, ISV & Developer Relations, IBM, in an interview to InformationWeek-Israel

bmc software
“Our Tel Aviv facility is particularly important because the mainframe talent and technology that we have there is not easily found around the world… We have had tremendous success here and (with) the products they produce and the great technology environment that exists in Israel,” Jim Grant, vice president of BMC Software service management business unit

SAP Israel – Dedicated Partner to Israel
“It [SAP R&D center] has turned into a sort of front line where new ideas are tested out and turned into technology, and it is succeeding well,” Jim Hagemann Snabe, CEO, SAP

Cisco Systems Israel
“There are a lot of opportunities here. It’s the second country, after the US, in terms of start-ups and entrepreneurship… I don’t think that there is a better time to invest here, in partnerships, venture capital and help our partners expand.”, John Chambers, CEO Cisco

There is such a wide scope of exciting things going on here. Israel is a start-up center, and there is always something to challenge us here, or one that we can acquire.”
Steve Ballmer, CEO, Microsoft

A Track record of cutting-edge innovation
A Thriving Entrepreneurial Spirit
An Exceptional Workforce
Scientific Excellence, Industrial knowhow
Global Technological Leadership

A Flexible, Creative Economy
Flourishing Venture Capital Market
A Resilient Economy, Secure for Investors
Cultural Richness and Diversity
Legislative and Financial Support


The Foreign Trade Administration (FTA) at the Israeli Ministry of Economy and Industry manages
and supports Israel’s international trade and trade policy.

Through its headquarters in Jerusalem together with over 40 economic and trade missions in
key financial centers throughout the world, the FTA works tirelessly to promote Israel’s economy on a global scale.

The FTA operates a network of economic and commercial attachés around the world, who constitute the
operational-diplomatic arm of the Ministry in overseas markets and provide a wide range of services to Israeli
companies and the international business community.

The main areas of activity of the Foreign Trade Administration include promoting trade and exports, initiating and
maintaining trade agreements with the aim of improving Israel’s trade conditions, encouraging and attracting
foreign investments, and creating strategic cooperation with foreign companies.