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Israeli Healthcare IT Companies at HIMSS

Israeli Healthcare IT Companies at HIMSS


Earlier this month, 11 Israeli healthcare IT companies participating in the first mHealth Israel Pavilion at HIMSS in Las Vegas.  With nearly 50,000 attendees from around the U.S. and world, HIMSS is the largest gathering of healthcare IT professionals in the U.S.  The mHealth Israel Pavilion was featured inside HX360 Innovation Pavilion, an area of the HIMSS conference devoted to innovative technology in the healthcare field.  To learn more about the Israeli companies, click here, or contact Daniel Blumenthal.


Israel Trade & Economic Office

2016-03-15T18:21:02+00:00March 15th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Uriel reports: Israeli technology at #MWC2016 and cyber at #RSA2016

Uriel reports: Israeli technology at #MWC2016 and cyber at #RSA2016


Uriel Dukan, who is working on high-tech, mobile telecom and cyber technologies at the Israel Economic Mission in NYC, recently accompanies Israeli technology delegations to both Mobile World Congress in Barcelona and also to the RSA cyber security show in San Francisco.  He reports:

"MWC in Barcelona is the biggest trade show in the world dealing with mobile technology and it is expanding to the vast world or iot. About 100,000 people attended the show..! The Iem together with the IEI put up an Israel Pavilion with 65 companies offering a wide range of solutions in all sectors covered by the trade show. Trade officers from around the globe managed to pre-schedule 2300 meetings between Israeli companies and foreign entities. On the spot even more business opportunities were created. Undoubtedly the Israel Pavilion was one of the busiest one attracting interest from all the players in Barcelona.


The RSA Conference in SF attracts each year about 65,000 people. The brightest minds are exhibiting their cyber security solutions to the world and the Iem together with the IEI helped 35 Israelis companies gain exposure and create hundreds of meetings with potential partners, clients or investors. Officials and representatives from the biggest companies in the world stopped by the Israel Pavilion and met with Israeli companies to discuss the best way to stay protected from cyber attacks. A day before the show, the 35 Israeli companies meeting potential business partners or investors at the W hotel in a more intimate settings."


For more information about mobile/telecom technology ir cyber security solutions from Israel, contact Uriel from the Israel Economic Mission. 


Israel Trade & Economic Office

2016-03-10T18:17:21+00:00March 10th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Winter 2016 Shekel: Economic and financial trends in Israel, edited by the Ministry of Finance

Winter 2016 Shekel: Economic and financial trends in Israel, edited by the Ministry of Finance



Last week, our friends at the Israel Ministry of Finance in NYC published the Winter 2016 edition of SHEKEL, their quarterly economic newsletter. SHEKEL is edited by Avi Braf, chief of the finance mission, Beth Belkin, Director of Communications, and the staff of the Israel Economic/ Finance Mission in NYC.  A few tidbits about the Israeli economy from  this recent  issue that caught our attention:

  • Israel's  growth continued to outpace that of the OECD in 2015, as it has done more than a decade.
  • Israel's debt-to-GDP ration declined from 66.9 percent in 2014 to 64.9 percent in 2015.
  • The labor force participation rate in Israel in 2015 was at an all-time high of 64.5 percent; unemployment fell to 5.2 percent.
  • Israel's budget deficit in 2015 was 2.15 percent, well below the limit of 2.9 percent that the government had set for itself.
  • Israel has been a pioneer in the rise of Fintech companies and continues to develop into a hub for international financial institutions in search of innovative solutions.
  • KamaTech discusses its strategy for integrating more ultra-Orthodox Israelis into the high tech sector, with more than 4,000 currently benefiting from its activities.
  • Seeking creative and entrepreneurial talent, as well as diverse language skills, CGS turned to Israel.

CLICK HERE to read Winter 2016 Shekel.  To receive a physical copy of SHEKEL, or to speak with an editor, please contact Josh at the Israel Economic Mission in NYC.

Winter 2016 Shekel



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    2016-03-08T16:56:47+00:00March 8th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

    Fortune: Israeli tech companies finding a place for religious women (via @JaclynTrop)

    Fortune: Israeli tech companies finding a place for religious women (via @JaclynTrop)


    Who says technology and tradition can’t coexist?

    (Original article by Jaclyn Trop, and appeared on Fortune.com on March 2, 2016)
    For women living in Israel’s handful of ultra-religious communities, career options are limited. Following the traditional path means marrying young and supporting large families. With little connection to people outside their community and scant knowledge of the Internet, Orthodox Jewish women have traditionally worked as teachers and secretaries.
    But tech companies are beginning to offer them options more lucrative than childcare and administrative work. From industry giants like Cisco and Intel to boutique firms, Israel’s tech players are starting to offer amenities such as single-sex offices, kosher food and flexible hours that cater to stringent Haredi guidelines.

    “At Cisco, we focus a lot on inclusion and collaboration and value diversity,” says Shani Ginat, human resources manager at Cisco’s Jerusalem office. The company is one of Israel’s largest employers of Haredi women and men, whom it employs in roles ranging from project management to software engineering. “Our hiring strategy is to bring variety of people from different cultures, gender and backgrounds. This way, we build more diverse teams, bring new way of thinking into the company and promote creativity and innovation,” she explains.

    Cisco offers flexible hours, part-time positions and kosher food to cater to Haredi employees. Outside of work, the company leverages its cultural diversity through activities such as biblical club, where religious and secular employees gather to learn and discuss Torah portions together from a variety of historical, philosophical and religious points of view, Ginat says.

    Integrating tradition and technology is not always smooth, however.  Not all companies can offer the flexibility Haredi women need to care for their families, and integrating Haredi workers can be challenging. “Most of the Haredi women have a lot of kids so long hours are difficult for them,” says Moshe Friedman, co-founder of KamaTech, a non-profit that helps place Haredi men and women at Israeli offices of established companies such as Google and Microsoft. “Most Haredi women don’t want to work in a secular environment, and secular companies don’t always have an open mind to recruit Haredi women,” he adds.

    Still, KamaTech has managed to place more than 100 Haredi women in jobs at tech companies throughout Israel. “We want to create the role model and the success stories for those who are interested in this direction and pave the way for them,” Friedman said.




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    2016-03-05T13:32:56+00:00March 5th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

    Guestpost: Israeli flavor at “Innovation Clusters Conference” at @NYUEngelberg

    Guestpost: Israeli flavor at “Innovation Clusters Conference” at @NYUEngelberg


    Innovation Clusters Conference at NYU School of Law

    Guestpost by Anne Hasset, Engelberg Center at NYU Law; Fred Rein and Rivka Jungreis contributing.

    Why are some places in the world so much more advanced as centers of innovation than others? What does it take for a region to become a hub for innovation? These questions were the subject of discussion at a conference held at NYU School of Law on February 26, 2016. Jointly sponsored by the Engelberg Center on Innovation Law & Policy at NYU Law School and the American Intellectual Property Law Association, the conference gathered experts from around the world to consider how regional clusters of innovation develop and mature.

    The academic and entrepreneurial experts at the conference agreed that since the 1990s Israel has evolved into a prime example of a successful regional cluster with an increasingly global reach. Among the factors recognized as contributing to Israel’s success as "Start-up Nation" are proactive government policies as well as cultural attitudes, like openness to criticism and the notion that “no is not an option,” coupled with the inherent tendency of Israelis to network. As noted by Professor Zur Shapira, NYU Stern School of Business, there are few degrees of separation among citizens of that small country: nearly everyone knows someone in common, fostering an environment conducive for sharing information and mentoring, two factors which nurture an entrepreneurial ecosystem.

    Israel Shamay, representing the Office of the Chief Scientist at Israel's Ministry of Economy, observed how over time the Israeli government has became adept at knowing when to implement policies to favor R&D and the growth of start-ups and when to step back and let the dynamics between entrepreneurs and the market take the lead. The Technion's Adam Shwartz described how that technological institute, in partnership with Cornell University, is exporting its entrepreneurial expertise to New York City, helping to transform the "Big Apple" into an urban center of innovation.

    Finally, Amir Orad, a successful Israeli entrepreneur and CEO of Sisense, explained how Israelis are now currently scaling up their companies to become global entities while endeavoring to maintain Israeli ownership and management.


    Fiona Murray (Professor, MIT Sloan School of Management) gave the conference keynote address. Other speakers include Dan Breznitz (Professor, Munk School of Global Affairs, U. Toronto); Philip Budden (Senior Lecturer, MIT Sloan School of Management);
    Bhaven Sampat, (Professor, Columbia Univ. and NYU Wagner School of Public Service (visiting)); Jeffrey Dachis (Founder, ONE DROP; Co-Founder & former CEO, Razorfish); Michael Burstein (Professor, Cardozo School of Law); Frank Rimalovski (Executive Director, NYU Entrepreneurial Institute); and David Rose (CEO, Gust, Rose Tech Ventures).

    Teva Pharmaceuticals was the lead conference sponsor. Amster Rothstein & Ebenstein LLP and Goodwin Procter LLP also were sponsors.


    Anne Hasset is the Executive Director of the Engelberg Center on Innovation Law & Policy, NYU School of Law.

    She can be reached at annemarie.hassett@nyu.edu

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    2016-03-04T11:02:29+00:00March 4th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

    SCRA and Israel’s Chief Scientist extend S.C.-Israel R&D application deadline

    SCRA and Israel’s Chief Scientist extend S.C.-Israel R&D application deadline


    Project applications accepted until April 1

    Summerville, SC - SCRA and the Israeli Industry Center for R&D (MATIMOP) have jointly released a formal extension to the deadline for submitting applications for projects to be funded under the South Carolina – Israel Industry R&D program in 2016. In order to allow for the largest number of potential applicants to have their project proposals evaluated during the current proposal cycle, we are extending the deadline for submitting the required “Bilateral Cooperation Form” until April 1, 2016.

    The application is the first step in the process under the Request for Proposals (RFP) in support of the collaborative industrial research and development program established in an agreement between the Government of the State of South Carolina and the Government of the State of Israel and managed by SCRA. The industry R&D program is designed to promote collaboration opportunities for South Carolina and Israeli partners. SCRA and MATIMOP will review proposals approximately twice per year.  The full text of the call for proposals is available on the SCRA website at http://www.scra.org/sc_israel_rfp.html

    Consistent with the initial call for proposals, the focus of this call will be on the following technology domains:

    1. Biomedical/ Life Sciences;
    2. Advanced materials;
    3. Sustainable energy/ Water/ Agriculture systems;
    4. Transportation (Aerospace/ Automotive);
    5. Defense/ Homeland security;
    6. Insurance/ Health IT.

    Any South Carolina-based company that is interested in identifying one or more potential partners in Israel for a collaborative R&D project is encouraged to complete a short company profile on the SCRA website and email it to Russ Keller at russ.keller@scra.org.


    The South Carolina – Israel Industrial R&D Program seeks to stimulate generation and development of new or significantly improved products or processes for commercialization in global markets. The program is being managed by SCRA on behalf of the state of South Carolina under a contract with the State Department of Commerce, and by MATIMOP on behalf of the state of Israel. To date, the Program has funded two projects in the fall of 2014 and a third project in the fall of 2015.

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    2016-03-03T12:50:52+00:00March 3rd, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

    Israeli Experts headline Terrorism Training for Law Enforcement (Southlake, Texas; March 7-9)

    Israeli Experts headline Terrorism Training for Law Enforcement (Southlake, Texas; March 7-9)


    The New Jihadist and ISIS Challenge

    Training provided by Terrogence and Law Enforcement, hosted by Government Advisors.  Southlake Department of Public Safety. March 7-9.

    This course will be taught by instructors from Israel who are experts on jihadist terrorism and ISIS. In light of the severe deterioration in the security environment around the globe, resulting from the revival of jihadist groups promoting new goals and modus operandi, LE-GOV and Terrogence offers a unique and comprehensive seminar which provides knowledge and tools for government agencies to identify AQ and ISIS activity, and mitigate potential threats.


    • Waleed Rikab:  Veteran of the IDF Intelligence Corps; 12 years’ experience in counter-terrorism monitoring and assessment. Led specialized departments in the IDF SIGINT Unit. Expertise in tracking and researching the evolution of jihadist organizations within political, sociological and technological frameworks. Mr. Rikab is the Head of the Strategic Research Department at Terrogence.

    And a special lecture:

    • ISIS & DEVICES presented by Michael Cardash:   Mr. Cardash is Chief Superintendent (Ret.) at the Israel Police Bomb Disposal Division and a Terrogence Senior CIED analyst.

    For more information, and to reserve your spot, contact Shani Naor of Terrogence.  

    Shani Shmueli Naor
    Operations Manager, Terrogence

    Mobile +972-54-520-8335
    Tel +972-9-7482180
    Fax +972-9-7482179
    PO Box 8551 Hamachshev 1, 4250711 Netanya, Israel


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    2016-02-23T13:55:26+00:00February 23rd, 2016|HLS|0 Comments
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