The Tel Aviv University Business School, in cooperation with the Israel Institute (http://www.israelinstitute.org) and the Coller Institute of Venture at TAU (https://www.collerinstituteofventure.org), hosted a special program for leading academics from around the world on innovation and entrepreneurship.
Entrepreneurship and innovation have come to be regarded as integral parts of the Israeli economic mindset, and the many successful IPOs and M&A transactions of Israeli start-up companies have turned Israel into a Startup Nation and a world leader in a wide spectrum of high-tech areas. The purpose of the workshop was to provide leading academics from around the world that focus their research on innovation and entrepreneurship with an opportunity to explore the academic and practical perspectives of the Startup Nation and understand the dynamics of the Israeli entrepreneurial and innovation environment.
Many factors can be said to have led to Israel’s high-tech success, some of which have to do with the lack of natural resources and heavy industry, Israel’s special security needs and the so-called collective Israeli personality – ingenious, tough and adaptive. All of these, as well as other factors have been discussed in the workshop.