Innovation cooperation between Sweden and Israel
Vinnova is located in Tel Aviv with the aim of establishing innovation cooperation between Sweden and Israel. Through our efforts, we can identify opportunities, mobilize actors and finance collaborations. Through our presence in Israel, we connect two of the world's most innovative ecosystems. This contributes to Vinnova's overall objective to open up to innovations that make a difference and create sustainable global growth.
Your place in Tel Aviv
With our activities in Israel, we want to form a bridge between the Swedish and Israeli innovation systems and create contacts based on the needs of business. The goal is both increased learning and to strengthen research, innovation and business collaborations between Sweden and Israel.
We work to create interest in Sweden as an innovation country in Israel, as well as to create interest in Israel as an innovation country in Sweden. We help Swedish actors to find relevant contacts in Israel, and Israeli actors to find relevant contacts in Sweden. We organize trips, meetings and other activities for inspiration, learning and match-making. As far as possible, we also support delegation trips and ventures that we do not organize ourselves. The assignment is based on a government assignment.
Feel free to get in touch if you have questions or ideas, if you are in Tel Aviv or plan to go here.
The work in Israel is based a lot on personal contacts. Vinnova has access to several networks and collaborations that you can use. We work together with, among others, Business Sweden, RISE, Sveriges Ambassad in Israel and Israels Ambassad in Sweden, to strengthen the ties between the countries.
Together with Business Sweden, we have launched the The Connector platform. There you can find partners for research, development and innovation in different thematic areas or in different industries. New activities are planned for 2023 with the following themes:
- Transformational Healthcare of Tomorrow (May),
- Transformational Food Systems of Tomorrow (November) and
- Transformational Industry of Tomorrow (date not decided).
Vinnova is also part of Innovation Without Borders, a non-profit network for international innovation councils stationed in Israel. The network provides opportunities for cooperation with other countries.
Together with the other Nordic countries, we organize the Nordic-Israeli Greentech Academy with aim of increasing the growth of Nordic GreenTech companies. This by using best practice from Israel's many and innovative ecosystems. The next programme is on the theme of start-up development in rural areas.
Vinnova's office in Tel Aviv is centrally located. Vinnova also has a workplace at the Swedish embassy in Tel Aviv. For contact and visits, talk to Vinnova's person on site, Joanna Boqvist.