Israel's technological success can be mainly attributed to the presence of some 50,000 high-quality engineers and scientists. Close to 10% are involved in industrial research and development. Every year, thousands of graduates from seven Israeli universities are joining them and also building relationships with graduates of Harvard and MIT. The direct consequence of this success is that more th...

Daniel Rouach | Éducation

A unique Israeli phenomenon is the office of the chief scientist at the Ministry of Industry and Trade, which distributes grants totaling nearly $400 million to various R&D projects. The projects that succeed are expected to pay royalties to the chief scientist's office for a number of years. Through the Scientific Office in the Industry and Trade Ministry, the Israeli government fosters high-...

Prof. Daniel ROUACH | High-Tech

In the belief that the country's economic future is largely dependent on the success of its technological industry, the government launched a technological incubator program in 1991. This program enables any entrepreneur with an innovative technological idea to turn the idea into a product. The incubator program is applied in all parts of the country, under the guidance and with the support of ...

Prof. Daniel ROUACH | High-Tech

One might consider Tsahal an R&D catalyst. The military service being compulsory (three years for men and two years for women), it provides the most talented with an unparalleled technical and practical experience. Organized in small and swift units, the Israeli army influences Israeli managers by conferring upon them a commando-like mentality, which is strongly reflected in the country's indus...

David Rosenfeld | High-Tech

In the mid-1980s, confronted by a post Cold War's fading demand for weapons and triple-digit inflation, the Israeli army began downsizing and restructuring its forces by adopting a technology-intensive strategy. This transformation, alleviated by an exceptional relief of regional hostilities in the 1990s, aimed at a faster reaction to terror and isolated skirmishes. Israel's defense benefited ...

Prof. Daniel Rouach & David Rosenfeld | High-Tech

The three founders were quick to recognize the potential of the Internet and network Systems to provide companies with exposure to the outside environment, but also saw that this exposure left companies vulnerable to internal and external threats. They saw that companies would need security Systems more and more. Starting the company was not easy. At the end of 1993, Nacht went to the U.S. to ...

David Rosenfeld | High-Tech

h3. Introduction Michael E. Porter notes that in Israel the main clusters (technological and industrial) are linked with agriculture (harvest, fertilizers, irrigation material and other specialized equipment) and national defense. In fact very few specialists know the characteristics of Israeli high-tech companies and their respective strategies, often established in conflicting circumstances....

Dan Assayah | Économie

ETUDE DES COMPLEMENTARITES TECHNOLOGIQUES FRANCE – ISRAEL Identification des sous-secteurs et acteurs complémentaires clésrnCoopérations et partenariats, alliances technologiques, joint-ventures R&D Rapport Final France Mardi 5 mars 2002 Document préparé par : Dr. Daniel ROUACH, ProfesseurrnPatrice SANTI, Directeur de Projet France Avec la collaboration de : David SAPERSTEIN, Assi...

Daniel Rouach et Patrice Santi | News

h3. Tsahal plays a major role in Israeli capitalism The relationship between industry and the military in Israel is very different from other countries. In Israel, this relationship is so tight that sometimes, when you are visiting a company and you meet someone, you don’t know if they are working for the Israeli Ministry of Defense or industry. Comverse (ex-Efrat) is an example of a company w...

David Rosenfeld | Défense

Pour obtenir un panorama complet du développement high-tech en Israël, nous devons comprendre les différentes faiblesses d’Israël, cet « îlot high-tech », notamment la petite échelle des productions, un manque marqué de gestion marketing, les salaires élevés des techniciens israéliens (environ 10% à 15% plus élevés qu'en Californie), et le fardeau financier que représente une introduction sur l...

Dr Daniel Rouach | High-Tech