General Manager, Microsoft Israel R&D Center
As a General Manager of a multinational R&D center in Israel, 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.
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.
Manager, GE Global Research - Israel Technology Center
The GE GR-ITC often benefits from IATI’s offerings. By making meaningful connections across the industry landscape, from multinational R&D hubs like us, to fresh startups, prominent investors and established academic institutes, IATI fosters the networking that makes the Israeli High Tech and Life Sciences sectors unique. Through IATI’s forums, my team has built relationships with a roster of industry leaders from a variety of backgrounds, including incubators, accelerators, and VC firms. Hence, IATI is one of the tools that we use to scout the Israeli startup ecosystem.
IATI also promotes Israeli High Tech and Life Sciences through supporting visits of international executives and sponsoring a number of conferences and events throughout the year. By providing a platform for the Israeli High Tech and Life Sciences community, IATI creates many productive venues for business development and business opportunities for members like us.
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.
I work with IATI during the last 4 years, 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.
Prof. Yesha Sivan
Executive Director, Coller Institute of Venture, Tel Aviv University
We are glad to collaborate with IATI, and have done so several times since the inception of our institute in 2013. Always knowledgeable and responsive, the IATI team is dedicated to advancing the Israeli technological ecosystem, while our institute serves as a hub of knowledge on venture and innovation. We are always happy to distribute our insights to IATI members, knowing that we will find in them the best audience possible.
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.
Chief Representative in Israel, Paris Region Agency
I’d like to thank the IATI for all your help, support and your hospitality for the Paris Region Agency’s speed dating event at your office. The staff was very efficient in helping to organize the event in a short period of time. I was able to meet with about ten companies, including a consultant which has generated a lot of work. The IATI is a great resource and gateway in connecting to the high tech and life science industries.
Managing Director, Qualcomm Ventures
I would like to thank the IATI for pulling-off the digital health day earlier last week.
The organization and execution (distribution, initial-filtering and administration) were very productive and highly efficient and the quality of the startups was beyond expectations.
Looking forward continuing working with you! Thanks again.
Conexx Representative - Israel Office
I would like to thank IATI staff - Liri Benshimol, Member Relations & Project Manager, and Yaara Kassner, International Relations Coordinator - for their dedication and support with the outreach and advise in a panel we co-organized. CEO Karin Mayer Rubinstein provided her strong support and assistance.
We received wonderful positive response to this event from our group and invitees, both women and men.
I look forward to be working with you again in the future on Conexx projects.
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
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.
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.
CEO, Physio-Logic Ltd.
Physio-Logic has been a IATI member in the past 3 years.
We collaborated 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.
Executive Director of the Maryland/Israel Development Center
IATI has been a great partner for the Maryland/Israel Development Center. We have worked together to provide Israeli entrepreneurs in the life science and cyber security industries critical information about entering the U.S. market. We look forward to a long productive partnership.
The IATI does an amazing job with the start up ecosystem in Israel. The team is very professional and is always very reactive to provide assistance and facilitate strategic introductions. It is a real pleasure working with all the team.