CEO & President, Biolight; IATI Co-Chair (Life Science)
The excellent academic research in the biomed field in Israel, and its interplay with Israel’s entrepreneurial spirit and top tier engineering abilities, are a tremendous source of potential in this field in Israel. Over the years these factors have been supported by government policy. The combination of MNC R&D centers, with increased private support and investments from Israeli and foreign sources, will grow the biomed industry in a way that will enable companies to develop and flourish in Israel and generate a significant increase in employment opportunities in the field.
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.
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.
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.
IATI has been an important pillar of the Israeli high tech. As a non-for-profit group, representing the tech eco-system in Israel, IATI has been promoting important agendas towards elevating further the strength and the importance of this industry.
We at Leumitech have been proudly working with IATI on several project, each of which perusing the important purpose to enable and provide added-value to the industry with regards to further education specifically on the financing angel, for technology companies, at various stages of their life cycle.
Each in our own field of expertise, both Leumitech and IATI view themselves as essential part of all aspects of the industry and we look forward to the next opportunity to continue working to encourage and strengthen the growth of the Israeli eco-system.
Managing Partner at 10D and 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.
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
Dr. Ami Appelbaum
Chairman Israel Innovation Authority and Chief Scientist, Ministry of Economy and Industry
Israel is recognized as an innovation hub. This is due mainly to innovations made in the field of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT). Israel boasts the highest concentration of PHDs per capita and has world leading research institutes.
New and advanced developments of artificial intelligence and big data provide Israel a unique foothold for the Israeli life science industry. Creating breakthrough solutions and products to serve as a strong growth engine for the Israeli industry and economy as well as transform the entire life science industry both on a local and global perspective.
Prof. Ronni Gamzu
CEO, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center
The strength of the life science industry in Israel originates both from the strive for knowledge and scholarship and the dynamic spirit of innovation and entrepreneurship. All along conjoint with a startup ecosystem and proper public and private capital backbone. This is a propelling force for the Israeli economy and we must continue to put efforts to flourish it further.
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.
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.
Chairman of the Board at EyeControl
The strength of the life science industry in Israel lies in the comradery of entrepreneurs. In any stage of a company, an executive in Israel will have access to leaders in more advanced stages or with more experience that will help in networking, fundraising, FDA strategy etc. The lessons learned are handed over within the ecosystem making it smarter and more efficient.
Dr. Anat Cohen-Dayag
President & CEO, Compugen
Scientific excellence and an entrepreneurial spirit are two of the major strengths of the Israeli life sciences industry, and what make Israel an attractive innovation center. With this infrastructure we now need to build life science product development capabilities to facilitate the transition from early-stage product opportunities to a more advanced product development industry, leading toward a sustainable biotech model.
Prof. Zeev Rotstein
CEO, Hadassah Medical centers
The strength of the life science industry in Israel lies in its human assets. The industry is driven by highly talented, scientifically and academically oriented researchers, whose excellence and innovative thought processes attract equally talented business and industry visionaries. This symbiosis generates remarkable opportunities and achievements. It is therefore of great importance to encourage the nation's youth to engage in higher education and for government to support higher education. The cerebral mass of all of the country's researchers must be regarded as a national natural resource.
Michal Rosen Zvi
Director for Healthcare Informatics, IBM Research
Israel is a global leader in innovation and development of Artificial Intelligence technologies. The vibrant healthtech ecosystem, including life Science and Medical Devices companies, has started to benefit from this growth engine. I expect AI to make an even bigger impact on the Israeli healthteck in the near future.
CEO, Oramed Pharmaceuticals
The strength of the Israeli life science Industry lies in our ability to rapidly bring concepts into the clinic with rapid turnaround times for prototypes. Our ability to constantly translate the amazing academic works done here in Israel into solutions for the whole world gives us the advantage as an industry.
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.
Managing Partner, Pitango First Bord member IATI.
Working with Karin and the IATI team has been nothing short of amazing, and rewarding, their passion, drive and contribution to the Hitech ecosystem is truly indispensable.
Prof. Ami Moyal
President, Afeka Tel-Aviv Academic College of Engineering
In a world marked by rapid technological developments and frequent changes affecting all aspects of life, the entire education continuum – including higher education – must adapt in order to supply learners with the knowledge and skills needed to successfully integrate into the industry and positively impact society.
The quality and quantity of our human capital is essential for preserving Israel’s high-tech industry, economic independence and international reputation for technological innovation and leadership.
With these points in mind, it is critical to develop an open dialogue between the educational system, the academia, the industry and the government. IATI has proven to be a great contributor to the process by providing platforms for fostering collaboration between all ecosystem constituents and leading to concrete action.
VP Software Delivery Services at AT&T, General Manager of AT&T Israel; IATI Diversity & Inclusion Committee leader.
IATI holds a unique position in Israel. It stands at the crossroad between the multi-national companies, technological start-ups, government ministries and voluntary-sector associations and contributes to data sharing and cooperation between all these organizations to maximize the potential of the Israeli high-tech. At the IATI Diversity & Inclusion Committee, we work to expand the role of under-represented communities in the industry. This task is crucial today due to the perpetual shortage of skilled hands. It is also vital to our tenacity as a society. IATI provides an excellent platform for companies that wish to drive change into the Israeli high-tech industry.
VP of Human Resources at Check Point Software Technologies,
Being a member of the IATI HR workgroup exposed me to a professional, open and committed HR community that discuss strategic HR issues in a supportive and open environment.
As members of the group comes from the leading companies in the industry, sharing ideas in such a forum is of great added value for any HR leader and topics discussed in the forum frequently being used as building blocks of decision taken and hence influence the organizations we come from.
Another side of the group activity has to do with the content brough and presented by experts who join session for sharing knowledge and open discussion. IATI ability to bring experts from different fields and professions, enables us the group member to gain knowledge, to widen our professional perspective and to gain real and meaningful added value.
This is a great group, with great HR professional and thanks to IATI it exists.
General Partner at Vertex Venture Capital
IATI plays an invaluable role in the local tech ecosystem - bringing different players together to promote joint interests.
Vertex Ventures Israel is proud to be part of IATI's VC committee and board of management, looking forward to continuing working together.
Passionate about creating FoodTech ventures- The Kitchen Hub
IATI has been an important supporter of the Israeli high tech among decision makers in israel and abroad. As a non-for-profit organization, representing the tech eco-system in Israel, IATI has been promoting important agendas to strengthen this sector which is a driving force in Israel economy.
We at The Kitchen Hub have been enjoying the efforts IATI put to support the Israel Innovation Authority (IIA) in its relationship with the Israeli government. Thanks to these efforts, the IIA is able to back early stage startups with breakthrough technologies. Some of these startups are the future unicorns which will strengthen the Israeli economy.
The Kitchen Hub is part of the Incubators Program of the IIA and as such, shares the same values with IATI with regards to our role in building and strengthening the Israeli eco-system.
IATI plays an important role in bonding the local ecosystem and reaching out to the broader global ecosystem. As the CEO of an incubator that leads healthcare technology innovation, these ties within Israel and abroad are invaluable. We are grateful to have IATI as a vital link in this value chain. We look forward to collaborating with IATI as MindUP and its portfolio grow even further.