RISE Israel (formerly SNPI)
Resilient, Innovative and Sustainable Economy

About Us

RISE Israel (formerly SNPI) is a non-profit independent think tank that promotes a competitive, sustainable, and innovation-driven economy.

Our mission is to propose and assist in the implementation of strategies and practical policy measures for the Israeli economy, alongside harnessing technological solutions to improve citizens’ lives and address national challenges.

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The State of Israel faces unprecedented challenges, both locally and globally.    At this point, the difference between growth and collapse depends on the ability to plan and implement long-term, data-driven government strategies.

To meet the complex challenges, we believe that effective policies should promote three goals:


Strengthening Israel’s economic and technological position in the global race


Integrating diverse populations into the technology sector and developing the geographical periphery through innovation


Making Israel a global leader in the application and implementation of advanced technological solutions in the daily lives of its citizens



Israeli High-Tech in the Shadow of Six Months of War


The Negative Trends Continue, a Reversal in Sentiment Among Global Technology Sector Workers Towards Israel

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The State of Women in Israeli High-Tech 2024


36% of Employees, Only 13% of CEOs, and a Persistent Gap in Academia

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Israel Lags Behind US and Europe in Female Founders


The gap between Europe and Israel keeps growing

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What Characterizes Israeli Tech Companies That Raised Money in 2023?


Dependence on Foreign Investors, and Dominance of Software Companies

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60% Drop in Investments, Foreign Funds Keeping Distance


The Israeli High-Tech in 2023 | Annual Report

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Israeli High-Tech in the Shadow of Six Months of War

The State of Women in Israeli High-Tech 2024

Israel Lags Behind US and Europe in Female Founders

What Characterizes Israeli Tech Companies That Raised Money in 2023?

60% Drop in Investments, Foreign Funds Keeping Distance


Research & Analysis

Publishing practical research and in-depth analyses on innovation, economy, and society in Israel

Vered Farkash

  • Market Research

  • Access to databases and social network data

  • Economic Evaluations

  • Position Papers

  • Surveys and Analysis

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    Policy & Advocacy

    Generating research-based and data-driven policy recommendations in order to advance and promote effective growth-enhancing policies and legislation

    Dan Miller, DHM Studio

    • Developing innovation-promoting regulation

    • Policy and legislation recommendations

    • Analysis of existing policy

    • Effective evaluations of government programs

    • Recommendations for establishment of government innovation authorities

    • Developing national strategies for emerging technologies

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      Hosting meetings and creating partnerships to lead public discourse that encourages holistic thinking and provides real-time, relevant solutions

      Dan Miller, DHM Studio

      • Hosting policy-oriented roundtables

      • Holding conferences and events

      • Heading task forces and committees

      • Leading innovation communities

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        Consulting and Training

        Accompanying government ministries, international organizations, and governments in developing and implementing growth-promoting innovation policies

        • Review of the Israeli market and opportunities for cooperation

        • Review of the Israeli innovation model and what can be learned from it by other countries

        • Ecosystem presentations, from a government policy perspective

        • Ecosystem development workshops for governments and global organizations

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            Our Projects

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            Assisting in establishing the Canadian Innovation Agency

            Advising the Canadian government on the formation of an Innovation Agency based on the Israeli model
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            The remarkable success of Israel’s high-tech industry has motivated many governments worldwide to seek guidance on establishing innovative and thriving ecosystems in their countries. One of the countries that turned to Israel for inspiration is Canada.

            SNPI CEO Uri Gabai and senior policy fellow Danny Biran worked closely with Canadian government officials to establish the Canadian Innovation Agency based, among other things, on the Israel Innovation Authority successful model. Gabai and Biran, experts in ecosystem development and former senior officials of the Israel Innovation Authority, led a two-day workshop for senior officials of various Canadian Government departments. They described Israel’s concept of innovation, the structure of its innovation ecosystem and how it evolved over time, and the government’s role in its development over several decades. They also discussed Canada’s innovation objectives and what lessons from the Israeli experience can be applied there.

            Following SNPI’s advice and guidance, the Canadian government introduced a series of initiatives in early 2023, the most notable being the establishment of an innovation agency.

            Updating the government’s high-tech data base

            Leading a committee of the Central Bureau of Statistics to provide precise information about the Israeli tech industry

            High-tech is a fast-paced industry, and as a result, reliable data is critical for formulating innovation policies. The current situation, where there is no accurate and up-to-date data, poses a significant challenge in crafting relevant policies.

            To deal with this issue, we worked to establish a committee of the Central Bureau of Statistics in Israel led by Prof. Eugene Kandel, chairman of SNPI.

            The purpose of the committee is to identify gaps in the available data, make recommendations for improvement and monitor the implementation process until an up-to-date and relevant database is created and maintained on an on-going basis. This database will be accessible to the decision-makers and will provide them with accurate and timely information to facilitate the formulation of an effective innovation policy.

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            Initiating the partnership with the OECD around Digital Policy

            Leading an event for the Committee on Digital Economy Policy (CDEP) in Israel
            Photo by: Andrew Wheeler


            Discover the future of technology policy with the OECD Emerging-Tech Policy Conference in Tel Aviv, November 2023. Join us for this ground-breaking event, where senior experts, government representatives, high-tech industry leaders, and digital ministers from OECD member countries will gather to explore the latest trends in technology policy.

            As the first integrated technology policy-future conference of its kind in Israel, this event promises to be both insightful and informative. The conference will kick off with the Global Forum on Technology Governance (GFT), followed by two days of the annual peak meeting of the Official Committee for Digital Policy of the OECD – Committee on Digital Economy Policy (CDEP). This is a unique opportunity for participants to learn from leading thinkers and practitioners in the field of technology policy.

            The conference will focus on the readiness of governments for emerging technologies, such as AI, quantum, and more. With expert speakers, interactive workshops, and engaging panel discussions, attendees will leave with a deeper understanding of the challenges and opportunities presented by the technologies of the future.

            Held ecosystem-building workshops around the world

            Advice countries such as Morocco and Bahrain in establishing effective innovation ecosystems

            At SNPI, we engage in a range of activities, including providing guidance to various countries around the world on establishing effective innovation ecosystems. As pioneers in the field of innovation, we feel privileged to share our expertise with countries like Morocco, Bahrain, and others, and to offer insights gained through our own experiences in Israel. We provide unique value to the participants, as we know not just the “what” of the Israeli policies but also the “why”.

            Our workshops, which target senior executives from government, academia, industry, and other innovation-related organizations globally, focus on developing strategies and plans for building a thriving innovation ecosystem through public-private partnerships. Collaboration on a global scale is essential for fostering innovation and creating a better future for humanity, both in Israel and across the world.

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