Israel is a leader in life sciences and hi-tech industries.
It houses multinational companies, R&D centers, technology and business incubators, local companies, venture capital firms, company accelerators, service providers, academia, hospitals, municipalities, local councils, and more.
The Israeli Tech Industry Association is a non-profit organization whose goal is to “serve as an umbrella organization for life sciences and the high tech industry in Israel, where individuals and industries engaged in research and marketing in technology fields in order to develop, initiate, investigate, and support actions and policies that will improve the life sciences and hi–tech industry in Israel”. If you are within the industry or want to jump into it, this is a great way to advance or begin your career in Israel.
The organization was launched on January 17th, 2012 as a result of a merger of the Israeli Life Science Association (ILSI) and the High Technology Industry Association (HTIA). Adv. Karin Mayer Rubinstein was appointed CEO of this new and exciting association.
Internal elections were held six months later and on July 26th, 2012 for the first time, Benny Zeevi was elected as the new chairperson. As this organization spans two fields, two chairpersons are elected every 3 years, one in the field of life sciences and the field of high-tech in addition to a board of directors who represent the industry’s sub-sectors. Both in the field of life sciences and the field of high-tech as well as board directors who represent the industry’s sub-sectors.
One of the organization’s marketing goals is to provide activities for young companies. In addition, it creates and participates in annual conference and professional seminars as hosts of global entities and delegations. The Forum of Directors of the R&D of International Companies, operating under The Association in Israel, serves as a focal point for collaboration between various Israeli bodies and global tech corporations.
Another aspect of the association is its involvement within the various government ministries and The Knesset (the Legislative Authority in Israel). It represents the high-tech industry within these, some of which are the Ministry of Education, Treasure, Finance.
The organization also has Programming and Engineering training in response to a shortage of tech workers in Israel, as a result of the cooperation between the Innovation Authority and different government agencies and the business sectors approved in 2017.