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IATI Membership & Benefits Testimonials

Testimonials

Yaky Yanay

Yaky Yanay
Co-CEO & President, Pluristem Therapeutics

IATI plays an important role in the growth and flourish of the Israeli life science industry - bio-pharma, medical device, digital health and more. IATI is the focal point of all levels of the eco-system - academia, industry, investors, regulators, service providers and others, all find relevant channels to share best practices and make a change, through IATI's committees and work groups.

IATI is working closely with the government as the voice of the industry, adjusting current policies within the Israeli authorities though a dialogue, and new exciting projects come to life thanks to long term co-work of IATI with government and municipalities. We are seeing more international stock exchanges, funds, and global organizations working closely with IATI, so that they have access to the Israeli market and companies, approaching the local Israeli technologies and talents. IATI's MIXiii-BIOMED Conference is one of the most important conferences in the world for the life science industry and it is an important meeting point between Israeli and global life science industry, researchers, entrepreneurs, VCs and service providers, presenting and discussing the most innovative breakthrough and medical trends.  

Ittai Ben-Zeev

Ittai Ben-Zeev
CEO, Tel Aviv Stock Exchange

The partnership between the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange (TASE) and IATI is rooted in common goals and aspirations. Both our organizations strive to cultivate hi-tech companies and assist their development into globally competitive enterprises, to the benefit of the Israeli economy and society. Working together, IATI and TASE generate a self-reinforcing dynamic of business development, in which TASE serves as the natural venue for taking Israeli tech enterprises public. This synergy from this partnership mutually benefits both the Israeli tech industries and the local capital market as well as the communities in which both operate and serve.

Yoram Yaacovi

Yoram Yaacovi
Outgoing General Manager, Microsoft Israel R&D Center

I find the IATI MNC Forum, the first and only of its kind, to be an effective forum to meet and get to know our colleagues – the managers of multinational R&D centers in Israel, to expand our knowledge of best practices, and to promote interests that are common to MNC R&D centers in Israel.

With common goals, experiences and challenges, the IATI MNC Forum has provided a platform in which everyone mutually benefits through open communication and networking. As a unified group working together, with a substantial presence in the Israel hi-tech scene, we are able to strengthen the Israeli ecosystem as well as encourage the growth of existing R&D centers in Israel and the establishment of new ones. The IATI tirelessly continues to play a crucial role in the organization, promotion and logistics of all forum meetings and events with utmost professionalism.

Izhar Shay

Izhar Shay
General Partner, Canaan Partners

We have been active members of the IATI since its inception. Actually, we have helped manage the transition from a small association, which represented the interests of the venture capital community in Israel, to what the IATI is today: an organization that covers all aspects of the Israeli advanced technologies industries. Being part of this impressive community helps Canaan Partners accomplish its business goal in Israel: connect with entrepreneurs and help them build great companies. IATI provides us with a comprehensive platform for networking, for exchanging innovative ideas with our industry partners and for creating countless business opportunities. The IATI staff, managed by Karin Mayer Rubinstein, is always available for members’ requests, always resourceful and always on top of new initiatives which help promote the organization’s goals further.

Racheli Ganot

Racheli Ganot
CEO, Rachip

I work with IATI for over half a decade now, IATI helps in connecting the Israeli high-tech industry and the ultra-Orthodox (Haredi) sector. Organized a special tour in Bnei Brak for the High-tech executives and leaders, provided mentoring for Haredi start-up entrepreneurs, exposed the subject in their conferences and soon we will launch a dedicated forum. In addition I cooperate with IATI in project aims to encourage girls to study science and technology.

Yahal Zilka

Yahal Zilka
Founder and Partner, Magma Venture Partners

IATI is an organization that is unlike any other in the world; it’s a holistic approach that includes and integrates all contributors to the tech ecosystem: startups, multinationals with R&D centers, university research centers, incubators, accelerators, advisors (such as legal and accounting firms), and the investment community. It empowers the ecosystem by encouraging members to work together to build and strengthen our industry, and it is unique in that it enables companies that are seemingly competitors to collaborate on projects. Its main objective is to assist entrepreneurs and other stakeholders to build strong, successful global leaders through its programs.

I’m proud to be a longtime member of the board, and I strongly believe that this forum provides members invaluable and exciting business opportunities.

Tamar Raz

Tamar Raz
CEO, Hadasit Medical Research

We are a member of  IATI for many years. IATI is an important vehicle for us to expose our company and technologies to relevant clients. IATI helps in connecting the Israeli academia and hospitals to the industry including startups, multinationals, and the investment community. We use  IATI's industry database, and find Israel's life Sciences Industry IATI yearly report important and useful, especially with our international partners.

We would like to thank IATI's staff and hope to continue our relationship in the future  

Itzik Frid

Itzik Frid
Managing Partner, Takwin Labs

IATI is invaluable to any start up company in Israel, regardless of its stage. They provide an endless array of offerings to the managers of the company; introductions to industry players and investors; shared knowledge base; seminars and courses; professional committees etc. Above all, the team of IATI, though it handles multi-national corporations and all the leading entities in the market, treats start-up companies as top priority and cultivates this space as one of its primary goals.

 

Dr. Shlomo Markel

Dr. Shlomo Markel
Vice President, Broadcom

IATI and its team initiate activities and creative execution, via networking and communication, thus enabling further enhancement of the Israeli Advanced Technology Industries ecosystem. As for multinational companies, IATI's work helps them to share and promote common interests, as well as to encourage growth and establish new players.

Eitan Segal

Eitan Segal
VP Business Development, ICB - Israel China Biotechnology Investment

IATI's involvement was highly important while co-organizing with us a large scale event in China. IATI's team efficiently co-selected 40 relevant IATI members as Israeli delegates to China; excellently presented on Israel to Chinese government, investors and tech companies at the event; and easily helped connecting interested Israeli and Chinese organizations. I was deeply impressed by IATI's deep global and local connections and abilities to "tie the ties". I am looking forward to future working with IATI!

Shlomo Nimrodi

Shlomo Nimrodi
CEO, Ramot at Tel Aviv University

I have been involved with IATI and the leadership team in the last 12 months. I find them committed to the significant challenges and opportunities surrounding both the high-tech and biotech industry in Israel, setting up clear vision for the new organization and taking multiple initiatives to set meanings into the vision.
I find the execution team, led by Karin, extremely active and creative as well as receptive to feedback for improvements. Considering the short time the newly structured organization is operating I am very optimistic with our ability to make an impact. 

 

Yotam Alroy

Yotam Alroy
Founder & Chief Business Officer, MindSpace

Hosting IATI related industry events have shown to bare great results for us: first, by attracting even more relevant, young tech companies to our facilities; and second, by creating new diverse traffic through the deep IATI network. 
As a leading coworking space, it's a great experience for us to take part in this intersection of the local ecosystem which IATI conducts and enables. 

Ophir Shachaf

Ophir Shachaf
VP Business Development at eHealth Ventures Incubator

Following a connection and recommendation by IATI, I was invited to represent Israeli innovation at the Open Innovations Forum at the Skolkovo Techpark in Moscow. This major conference attracted 1,500 people including many C-level execs and senior govt. officials. My panel was on new investment models for the digital era and some valuable connections were made – great leads.

Dr. Nitza Kardish

Dr. Nitza Kardish
CEO of Trendlines Agtech - Mofet

The IATI organization was an active partner in the promotion of our Agrivest 2013 Conference. We would like to express our deep thanks to the IATI team for undertaking and supporting this event from the beginning. I have no doubt that the partnership with IATI contributed much to the success of the conference which attracted overwhelming feedback from both overseas and Israeli participants. We appreciate your support and friendship and look forward to many opportunities to work together in the future.

Gadi Ginot

Gadi Ginot
CEO, Physio-Logic Ltd.

Physio-Logic collaborated with IATI mainly in the areas of educational events targeted to the Medical Device community, and found the collaboration very successful: delivering relevant information to the industry, generating collaborations etc. Another important aspect of IATI's membership is the industry database, which we often use.

We would like to thank IATI's staff –whose work, spirit and contribution to the industry – we highly appreciate. 

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