The Pacific Southwest Israel Business Council and SCICC are pleased to announce:

The Innovation Nation Tour of Israel

October 31 - November 7, 2022

Program For Inspiration, Networking And Learning About Israel’s Innovation Ecosystem

Get to meet firsthand the key players, institutions and companies that are shaping the future of The Innovation Nation


With the blessing of the Consulate General of Israel in Los Angeles for the Pacific Southwest
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Israel innovation tour

get to meet firsthand the key players, institutions and companies that are shaping the future of the innovation nation

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

These are selected intended highlights of the Innovation Nation Tour which are subject to change.
ABRAHAMIC ACCORDS AND MIDDLE EAST ECONOMIC PARTNERSHIPS->

We will receive up to the minute updates on the impact of the Abrahamic Accords on technological collaborations between Israel and its Middle East neighbors.


INNOVATION CENTERS

The Israel Innovation Authority is responsible for promoting, developing, encouraging, and boosting Israel’s innovation with a wide variety of programs. It supports innovation in multiple fields throughout the country. It also supports private public partnerships and provides education as well as financial incentives in order to maintain Israel’s position as a world leader in innovation. You will be exposed to just a small sample of Israel’s technological wonderland through visits to technology and innovation centers such as:

  • Startup Nation Central  - Start-Up Nation Central builds bridges to Israeli innovation by connecting business leaders, governments, and NGOs from all around the world in order to access high-potential markets . They created the Start-Up Nation Finder, an easy to use and free tool to discover and connect with Israeli innovation and innovators.
  • ARC Sheba Tel-Hashomer - ARC’s center for Digital Innovation is located at Sheba Medical Center which is renowned as one of the world’s top ten hospitals for unique medical innovation. Arc’s mission is to transform health care delivery and patient care through innovation.
  • Kinneret Innovation Center - As part of our tour of the Israel’s Galilee region, we will visit Israel’s leading tech-hub for agriculture, water and sustainability. We will encounter some of Israel’s cutting-edge new technologies which are being developed and fostered in a dedicated start up incubator.

Alternative Energy, Agro-Tech and Water Management

Israel has successfully developed a thriving agriculture, against all odds, in the middle of the desert. Alternative Energy projects in the Israeli desert are expected to provide sustainable and clean energy to hundreds of thousands of homes. Israeli agricultural technology pioneered drip irrigation systems which are now used around the world. We will see demonstrations of how new innovative technologies help Israel manage water and other key resources.

Food Tech Innovation

Israel accounts for approximately 11% of the world’s new food technology. We will learn about exciting technologies from companies which are revolutionizing food manufacturing with products made without animal sources.

The Future Of Pharma

Investors collaborate with global pharma and technology leaders who are using computational technologies that will transform the process of drug discovery and development for the betterment of human health.

Alternative Energy

  • Ashalim Thermo-Solar Power Plant

    Ashalim is the main energy project in the Israeli desert that is expected to provide sustainable and clean energy to around 120,000 houses in the country. We Will also visit the Ramat Negev Agro-Research Center that highlights Israel’s success in developing a thriving agriculture against all odds in the middle of the desert. 

ISRAEL’S AWARD WINNING WINE INDUSTRY

The Israeli wine industry dates back thousands of years. Globally educated winemakers have rediscovered the promise of the land and restored its purpose by introducing modern wine making knowledge and technology. Today Israeli wineries receive recognition from the worldwide wine industry receiving high ratings and winning the most important wine awards. We will visit an award winning winery as part of our innovation tour.

ACADEMIC TECHNOLOGY PARTNERSHIPS

We will visit academic institutions which showcase Israel’s private-public-academia cooperation to create an innovation ecosystem. You will learn about success stories and new emerging technologies with opportunities for development

  • The Weizmann Institute has established its Bina Center to identify innovations from research and then to nurture and develop technologies into applied products.
  • Yissum, Hebrew University of Jerusalem is the technological transfer company of the Hebrew University, with a unique model that serves as an example of academia-innovation cooperation.

Israel’s historic Sites and Places of Interest

In addition to our visits to technology innovation centers there will be free time as well as organized tours of historic, religious and tourist sites.

PRICE FOR INNOVATION TOUR EXCLUDING AIRFARE

TOTAL GROUND PACKAGE FOR $3980

This price includes:
  • 7 nights’ accommodation at 4 star hotels
  • Deluxe tour buses
  • Transfer from and to the airport for groups
  • Assistance at the airport
  • Certified English and Spanish speaking tour guides
  • 2 special lectures
  • 6 lunches
  • 6 dinners
  • Participation in all the activities according to the itinerary.
  • Headphones.
  • Tips for guide and driver
This price does not include:
  • Flights
  • Individual transfers
  • Any other meal besides the above mentioned.
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Airport, border, and visa charges
  • PCR test if required
  • Medical and travel insurance
  • Arrangements for Individual meetings not on itinerary
  • Any other service not mentioned in “This price includes”

WHY YOU WANT TO BE PART OF THIS PROGRAM?

Our program presents a unique opportunity to understand the elements behind Israel's innovation success and to access some of the key companies, institutions and people that are shaping the future of our world.

Our programs are tailor-made to the interests and needs of our participants.

MEETINGS WITH LEADING

START-UPS AND COMPANIES

Meetings and visits to companies working on the technologies of the future in different fields according to the interests of the participants.

VENTURE CAPITALS AND INVESTORS

Explore the trends in venture capital and investments in Israel and the unique model that is empowering Israeli innovation.

ACADEMIC INSTITUTIONS

Visit academic institutions with a special emphasis on understanding the technology transfer model that allows academy to be an engine for innovation.

PUBLIC AND PRIVATE INSTITUTIONS

Meeting with key figures in governmental and private institutions that are paving the way for Israel's innovation success.

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

Speakers on a wide array of subjects such as the DNA of Israeli innovation, current trends, geopolitical briefings and future technology trends.

HUBS AND ACCELERATORS

A visit to the places where the future of innovation is being written today.

SOME OF OUR PARTNERS

START-UPS AND COMPANIES

VENTURE CAPITALS, HUBS AND ACCELERATORS

ACADEMIC INSTITUTIONS

PUBLIC AND PRIVATE INSTITUTIONS

* THE ENTITIES LISTED HERE ARE JUST EXAMPLES OF OUR MANY PARTNERS. OTHER ENTITIES CAN BE INCLUDED IN YOUR PROGRAM ACCORDING TO YOUR INTERESTS AND NEEDS

WE OFFER A ONE-STOP SHOP FOR YOUR ISRAEL EXPERIENCE

The Innovation Nation Tour presents a full service visit to Israel. The itinerary can be tailor-made for participants while still receiving all the logistical services essential for your stay.

our services include

7 nights in Israel

4 star hotels

Luxury transport services

Logistical coordinator

Tailor-made scouting and individual meeting arrangements

Full board

UNFORGETTABLE EXPERIENCES DURING THE WEEKEND

While using every moment during the week for professional purposes, we also offer the option to organize tours to Israel's main historical and cultural sites during the weekends. From Holy Jerusalem to the salty waters of the Dead Sea, we create unforgettable experiences for every taste.

Jerusalem

Tel Aviv

World-renowned Museums

Dead Sea

Culinary Experiences

The Galilee

Jordan River

Special Experiences

Souvenirs and Shopping

ADDITIONAL ACTIVITIES

While using every moment during the week for professional purposes, on weekends the program will also include visits to Israel's main historical and cultural sites so participants can better understand the Israeli culture and delve into the ancient history of the land of Israel.