Start-Up Nation Central (Tel-Aviv) sees innovative climate technology as a growing sector key to the Israeli tech ecosystemwhich is globally known for its ability to overcome difficult challenges and is well equipped to deliver solutions.
Faced with global warming, many political and economic leaders are betting on technological innovation as the main lever for reducing our greenhouse gas emissions.
ISRAEL. The Israeli government recently approved a three billion shekels (823.3 million euros) plan to stimulate innovation aimed at combating global warming.
This decision follows the drafting of a detailed report by an inter-ministerial team, led by the directors of the Ministries of Science and Technology, Environmental Protection and Energy, as well as the Director General of the Innovation Authority.
IN FRANCE. “Technological innovation would be the main response to global warming caused by our lifestyles that are very greedy in fossil fuels (coal, oil, gas). This vision guided Emmanuel Macron’s speech on October 12, which promised low-carbon aircraft, electric vehicles, robotization of agriculture and green hydrogen as part of the France 2030 plan. candidates for the congress of the Les Républicains party. “I want to bring to life a new form of ecology, an ecology of progress and solutions (…) Let’s become a society of innovation again, not an excessive precautionary society”declared Valérie Pécresse in August to the Sunday newspaper. “I will respond to the climate crisis with progress, science, nuclear, hydrogen”, promised for his part Eric Ciotti“.
MOST. Start-Up Nation Central promotes entrepreneurship in Israel and connects Israeli entrepreneurs to opportunities around the globe, including Southeast Michigan. The nonprofit organization, located in Tel Avivwas founded in 2012, following the release of The New York Times bestseller Start-Up Nation by Dan Senior. The book chronicles the culture of invention and new-business development that has come to define Israel.
Start-Up Nation Central pursues its mission in four primary ways:
- Its Finder database provides matchmaker support, offering profiles of thousands of Israeli companies across various industries to those around the world who are interested in doing business with them.
- It curates customized experiences with government representatives, multinational corporations, and small businesspeople to familiarize them with Israel’s entrepreneurial ecosystem and introduce them to Israeli’s working in their areas of interest.
- It develops academic curricula on entrepreneurship in Israel as instructional tools for use in American business schools.
- It supports a research agenda on the changing entrepreneurship environment in Israel and other countries around the world.
The organization assists inventors and investors in six broad sectors: agritech, cybersecurity, digital health, industry 4.0, financial tech and watertech. To date, Startup-Nation Central has supported the founding of three Israeli innovation centers, launched numerous of proof-of-concept projects, and fostered formal and informal partnership agreements among dozens of Israeli and international companies.