Over the past two decades, Israel has become world renowned for its innovation, and together with a highly-educated, skilled workforce it is now rated a high-tech centre second only to Silicon Valley in California. Many of the top multinational corporations have already recognised Israel’s capabilities by establishing subsidiaries and research and development centres.
Activities: Facilitate meetings between UK and Israeli businesses at Mobile World Congress (MWC) and IBC, sending technology journalists to Israel. Ongoing events in the UK promoting Israeli high tech. Promotion of Israeli events such as HTIA Conference (High Tech Industry Association), Jerusalem, May.
Israeli mobile technology involves a full spectrum of advanced solutions tailored for carriers, content providers, app stores, enterprises, and users. It comprises infrastructure and support hardware & software that enable efficient conversion to the latest LTE networks, while optimizing and virtualizing the performance of current systems, thus maximizing operator revenue.
Companies like Waze, Viber, and ICQ and many others were all founded and developed in Israel.
Emerging from within an entrepreneurial culture that pursues rapid results and quick, smart technological solutions to common problems, Israeli new media companies are vital players in an increasingly digital world.
Israeli companies span the range of new media possibilities, including content creation, delivery and management, broadcast, digital & cable TV, interactive TV, IPTV and satellite services, online advertising, e-commerce, optimization, analytics, and user interface solutions.
Israeli companies are sought after by media outlets, operators, and content providers for their novelty and utility, which create a rich user experience while increasing revenue.
As a top national priority, Homeland Security in Israel is more than just an exportable commodity. Israel’s self-reliance has created a diversified and cutting edge security industry, adding innovation to existing technologies as well as developing new ones. Israel today has earned its worldwide reputation for providing leading security solutions and continues to successfully partner with key world players to protect airports, seaports, government offices, financial institutions, recreational centres, international events and more.
Activities: Organising delegations to the Paris Air Show and to ISDEF. Ongoing activities to assist two way dialogue and interactions.
The Israeli water industry is today recognised as a global leader in the water arena thanks to breakthrough technological innovations in areas such as desalination, drip irrigation and water security. Remarkably, Israel’s total water consumption has remained nearly the same since 1964, in spite of a growing population and agriculture. This feat has been enabled through improved efficiency and technological innovation. In fact, Israel reclaims almost 75% of its reused effluents in agriculture.
Israel’s expertise in areas such as water security, water management and leak detection and prevention are of increasing relevance to the UK industry. Recently there have been numerous examples of Israeli and British companies working together to provide clean, safe water to the UK.
Activities: Assembling a delegation to Watec 2011 (November, Tel Aviv), in addition to general promotion of the event. Ongoing delegations into and out of the UK.
Israeli companies undoubtedly enjoy an exclusive advantage in the global cosmetics and toiletries industry. Direct access to the Dead Sea and its natural minerals and vital ingredients, provides the healthiest production environment on earth and grants Israeli companies like Dead Sea Beauty Products, an incredible competitive edge in the cosmetics market. Many Israeli companies combine advanced science with the natural resources of the Dead Sea, renowned as a unique health and spa site, to produce top of the line cosmetic products. Salts, black mud, and other rich minerals have supported the global success of the Israeli cosmetics industry which exports an annual $ 165 million.
Israel is an internationally recognized leader in cutting-edge agricultural advancements. The country’s elevated level of innovation in this field is due to the close cooperation between scientists, extension advisers, farmers, and agriculture-related industries, who contribute to the manufacturing of advanced technologies used locally and around the world.
IWhile Israel does not engage in large-scale vehicle manufacturing, more than 100 Israeli manufacturers supply systems, parts, modules and tooling to both original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and the secondary market. Originally established to support, among others, the security and aircraft industries, Israeli companies have successfully adapted relevant technologies that were utilized for the military to civilian uses and made themselves a prominent technology destination for global companies in the field.
Food and Drinks
Once known exclusively for its fresh citrus produce and processed citrus products, Israel is now renowned for its vibrant, fast-growing food and beverage industry. European, Middle Eastern and North African cuisines blend to create a diverse array of original Mediterranean-style foods, most of which are kosher certified. Israel’s dynamic food and beverage industry produces gourmet foods, high quality ingredients, and a rich ethnic cuisine. In addition to Israel’s signature produce, the country has also earned a reputation for producing innovative and quality ‘free-from’ and health conscious foods as well as a celebrated collection of fine gourmet wines.
Activities: Facilitate meetings between UK and Israeli businesses at the international conferences SIAL and Anuga (each take place on a Biannual basis). Ongoing activities to assist Israeli businesses promote their products e.g. wine tastings etc.
An IT Powerhouse by the early 1990’s, IT exports from Israel totaled $90 million. In 2000, that figure was up to $2.6 billion. Today, IT exports have topped $3.6 billion, representing over one-quarter of all technology exports from Israel and almost one-tenth of the total national export. Additionally, the Israeli software sector draws over one-third of all foreign investment in Israel. Israel’s unique geographic, geopolitical, demographic, and cultural characteristics have combined to create a genuinely different software development climate – where innovation and entrepreneurship is the norm, early adoption is the rule, and innovative thinking is a day to day phenomenon.
The concept of advanced manufacturing is not new, though in recent years certain advanced technologies have created a tipping point that may lead to radical changes in traditional manufacturing processes. Over the past few years, Israel has experienced significant growth in these technologies include big data and cloud, sensing systems and powerful advanced processors; widespread additive manufacturing technologies; industrial robots, with rapidly developing abilities and decreasing costs; and information technology (IT), enabling new models of collaboration.
The Dental industry is a thriving field in Israel reflecting local innovation and technological development capabilities. In recent years, there have been quite a few acquisitions of Israeli companies by large international companies. Due to the skills of the chip industry in the metal industry, most of the dental industry in Israel has focused on implants and has become a leading player in the field. Israel is also a key player in providing a variety of other industry solutions, including the field of 3D printing and imaging.
Since its foundation in 1948, Israel has placed great emphasis on conserving energy wherever possible, developing innovative, alternative and sustainable solutions to combat the nation’s lack of natural resources. The Israeli sustainable energy industry is today considered a global pioneer thanks to breakthrough technological innovations in the fields of solar and geothermal, as well as bio-mass, wind and wave energy.
Activities: Promotion of delegations to and from the UK, promotion of Israeli Events such as Eliat Eilot. Ongoing assistance provided to Israeli clean-tech businesses entering the UK market.
Israeli ingenuity is widely known for being responsible for some of the world’s most amazing medical advancements. Israel’s robust life science industry is dealing with a wide-ranging spectrum of fields. From startups developing new cancer-targeting therapeutics, advanced genomic research for precision medicine, and the latest sensing technology to be integrated to your connected devices.
Whether futuristic, such as Given Imaging’s PillCam capsule endoscopy or Itamar Medical’s fingertip monitors for sleep disorders and cardiac issues — or cleverly simple, such as First Care Products’ Emergency Bandage – Israeli inventions are changing the face of healthcare in hospitals, doctors’ offices, homes and even battlefields worldwide.