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. This, alongside harnessing technological solutions to improve citizens’ lives and address national challenges.


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Based in Tel Aviv,

RISE Israel is led by Israel's top experts with extensive and diverse backgrounds in research, economic and social policy, and innovation ecosystem building.

Its chairman and founder is Prof. Eugene Kandel, formerly the Head of the National Economic Council of Israel.
Its CEO is Uri Gabai, an internationally recognized policy expert, and formerly Chief Strategy Officer at the Israel Innovation Authority.


Israel is facing 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 with clear visions and goals.

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


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

Our Expertise

In a political reality fraught with pressures and agendas, our unique advantage lies in our expertise in developing knowledge and actionable policy proposals based on data, alongside cross-sector collaboration.

We achieve this through the following:

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

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    • 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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