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The Tel Aviv Cluster

Wednesday, January 13th, 2010

Tel Aviv has become one of the world’s foremost entrepreneurial hot spots. Israel has more high-tech start-ups per capita than any other nation on earth, by far. It leads the world in civilian research-and-development spending per capita. It ranks second behind the U.S. in the number of companies listed on the Nasdaq. Israel, with seven million people, attracts as much venture capital as France and Germany combined.

As Dan Senor and Saul Singer write in “Start-Up Nation: The Story of Israel’s Economic Miracle,” Israel now has a classic innovation cluster, a place where tech obsessives work in close proximity and feed off each other’s ideas.

Because of the strength of the economy, Israel has weathered the global recession reasonably well. The government did not have to bail out its banks or set off an explosion in short-term spending. Instead, it used the crisis to solidify the economy’s long-term future by investing in research and development and infrastructure, raising some consumption taxes, promising to cut other taxes in the medium to long term. Analysts at Barclays write that Israel is “the strongest recovery story” in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

Israel’s technological success is the fruition of the Zionist dream. The country was not founded so stray settlers could sit among thousands of angry Palestinians in Hebron. It was founded so Jews would have a safe place to come together and create things for the world.

As reported in the New York Times

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The Mediterranean shore of Tel Aviv

Israel – PNG Business Meetings

A delegation of business people from Papua New Guinea (PNG) is coming to Sydney with the sole aim of establishing business relationships with Israeli companies in Australia and representatives of Israeli companies and products.

The delegation will be led by Mr. Awan Sete, City Police Commander, and will include 13 business people form the Agriculture, Security and Telecommunication Sectors. 

The event will take place

 Date: Wednesday 7th October

Time: 10:30-12:30

Venue: Hilton Hotel Sydney, Level 1

488 George St, Sydney

For more info on Israel – PNG Business Meetings

Contact Richard Vesely at richard.vesely@israeltrade.org.au  or by phone 02-9388 0382

 

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