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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Policy
Priorities

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:

Competitiveness

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

Inclusion

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

Adoption

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

Publications

Research

The Second Quarter of 2024 in Israeli High-Tech

02.07.24

Significant Increase in Investment, Increasing Reliance on a Small Number of Companies, and a Continued Decline in Foreign Investors

Full Report

Publications

Research

Israel’s Position in the Artificial Intelligence Race

20.05.24

A Moderate Increase in Gen-AI Investments Compared to the Global Surge and an Expected Shortage of Human Capital

Full Report

Publications

Research

Israeli High-Tech in the Shadow of War

08.04.24

The Negative Trends, a Reversal in Sentiment Among Global Tech Sector Workers Toward Israel

Full Report

Publications

Research

The State of Women in Israeli High-Tech 2024

07.03.24

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

Full Report

Publications

Research

What Characterizes Israeli Tech Companies That Raised Money in 2023?

21.02.24

Dependence on Foreign Investors, and Dominance of Software Companies

Full Report

The Second Quarter of 2024 in Israeli High-Tech

Israel’s Position in the Artificial Intelligence Race

Israeli High-Tech in the Shadow of War

The State of Women in Israeli High-Tech 2024

What Characterizes Israeli Tech Companies That Raised Money in 2023?

Capabilities

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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      Convening

      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

            Photo: Noy Naftali

            AI Forward: Unlocking AI’s Potential for the Future of Israel

            A joint project with Google aims to enhance the lives of Israelis by leveraging the AI revolution

            The “AI Forward” project is a collaborative initiative between RISE Israel Institute and Google Israel.

            Its primary goal is to develop and implement AI regulations and policies that will benefit both society and the economy in Israel. We are focusing on five key fields that are set to have the most significant impact on the lives of Israeli citizens.

            RISE Israel Institute is one of a limited group of research and academic centers around the world selected by Google.org to shape the future of AI policy​ and draw the guidelines for strategy and government policy in the field of artificial intelligence.

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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
            Photo by: Leonid Altman, Shutterstock

             

            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.

            Andrew Wheeler

            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.

            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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