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WIX PLAYS TO WIN AT THE SUPERBOWL

12/2014
NANOTECHNOLOGY HITS THE NEGEV IN A BIG WAY

12/2014
NOVOCURE, AT THE FRONTLINES OF THE BATTLE AGAINST BRAIN CANCER

12/2014
TEL AVIV NAMED THE WORLD'S SMARTEST CITY IN 2014

12/2014
TOYOTA SEEKS TO "HACK" THE ISRAELI INNOVATION SPIRIT

12/2014
ISRAELI BREEZOMETER APP NAMED AMONG THE "HOTTEST TOP 20" BY CNBC

12/2014
CHINA AND ISRAEL COLLABORATE TO ADVANCE THE WORLD'S FIRST "WATER CITY"

12/2014
MICROSOFT ACQUIRES ISRAELI CYBER SECURITY STARTUP, AORATO

12/2014
ISRAELI CONTENT DELIVERY POWERHOUSE, OUTBRAIN, FILES CONFIDENTIALLY ON NASDAQ

12/2014
GLOBAL GIANT 3M TO INITIATE ISRAEL R&D CENTER

11/2014
US DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE TO AWARD $100,000 TO BEST ISRAELI ANTI-TERROR STARTUP

11/2014
GERMAN MEDIA GIANT PROSIEBENSAT.1 TAPS ISRAELI INGENUITY

11/2014
ISRAELI CHIEF SCIENTIST MEETS WITH BRITISH MINISTERS

11/2014
ISRAELI TECHNOLOGY IN BATTLE AGAINST EBOLA

11/2014
CHINESE PHARMA TITAN WUXI LANDS IN ISRAEL

11/2014
REVERSING THE BRAIN DRAIN

11/2014
RECORD YEAR FOR OFFERINGS BY ISRAELI COMPANIES

11/2014
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EXCEPTIONAL WORKFORCE

Israels Exceptional Workforce

Israel enjoys one of the most highly educated, entrepreneurial and multi-cultural workforces in the world. It is no wonder that so many profitable innovations come from Israel, which boasts one of the highest number of patent filings per capita.  Israel enjoys one of the highest ratios worldwide of skilled engineers in the workforce, according to the 2012 WEF Global Competitiveness Yearbook. 

Highly Educated & Trained Professionals

Made up of 135 scientists for every 100,000 workers, the highest proportion in the world, Israel leads the world in the quality of its work force. Israeli scientists are educated both at Israels own excellent institutions of higher education, and abroad, at some of the worlds top universities. The quality of Israel's own scientific research institutions is ranked 1st in the world by the WEF (2012).

Further evidence of the excellence of Israels scientific institutions is provided by the number of Nobel Laureates. Four Israeli chemists won the Nobel Prize in the last decade including Daniel Shechtman who received the honor in 2010 for his discovery of quasicrystals and Ada Yonath in 2009, who demonstrated how ribosomes function. Mathematician Robert J. Aumann received the 2005 Nobel Prize in Economics for explaining conflict and cooperation by means of game theory.

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Entrepreneurial Spirit

Israel is noted for its entrepreneurial spirit, enabling it to quickly transform start-up companies into profitable and competitive companies. This is evident by the fact that apart from Silicon Valley, the highest concentration of high-tech companies in the world is found in Israel, with 4,000 businesses.

The successful start-up community is supported by the world's 5th largest venture capital market, as ranked by the IMD Word Competitiveness Report 2012-13. This spirit extends not only to running independent businesses, but also to patent registration. Israel is ranked 4th in the world for number of utility patents per capita by the WEF (2012) and leads the world in patents for medical equipment.

This is, in part, due to Israel's government policy which encourages the transfer of knowledge form academia to industry. In fact the WEF, ranked Israel 8th in the world for its research collaboration between university and industry. This close collaboration has successfully converted research into successful, profitable businesses.

Multi-Lingual

Israel's highly educated populace comes from over 100 countries across five continents. This results in a multi-lingual and multi-cultural by definition. In addition to Hebrew and Arabic, Israels two official languages, many Israelis are fluent in English, as well as other languages such as French, German, Italian, Russian, Chinese, Spanish and many more.