In the last 20 years, Israel has become a model for high tech entrepreneurship. A country of 8 million people, Israel is home to a vibrant academic biomedical research sector, a global pharmaceutical company and several public biotech companies. Yet, the success of Israel's biotech sector pales in comparison to its high-tech industry. What can be learned from the Israeli Hi-tech Innovation and Entrepreneurship model and how can it be applied to biotech? What can Israel learn from other success models in biotechnology such as Massachusetts or California? Which regional partnerships can best leverage Israel's potential? What is the optimal positioning for Israeli Biotech to encourage biopharma companies and investors to step up their involvement?
- Define key success factors for a country or a region to become a world competitor in biotechnology
- Apply lessons from other industries to foster innovation and entrepreneurship in biotechnology
- Explore how biotech start-ups can scale up into fully operational bio-pharmaceutical companies
Ability Level: All
Session ID: 1956