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From Jaffa (oranges) to JAVA - Digitalization and innovation in Israel

by Eva Keeren Caro

Dialogue program for digitalization experts from the German Bundestag

Israel is known to be one of the leading nations when it comes to technological innovation and digitalization. Therefore, a delegation of seven German Federal Parliament Members and staffers visited Tel Aviv and Jerusalem in mid June to exchange thoughts with Israeli experts, on how both countries can learn and benefit from each other.

Technological advancement offers a wide range of opportunities for a closer cooperation between Israeli and German stakeholders, this was one of the central messages that could be taken from the 3-day dialogue program in Israel. While Germany has a strong and productive "Mittelstand" with a high demand for technological innovation, while Israel lacks its own industry, but features an impressive innovation ecosystem with solutions for the foreign markets. 

The group underwent an intensive program in the start-up city Tel Aviv and Jerusalem, where they met with experts and stakeholders representing venture capital funds, start-ups, innovation scouting offices for large German companies, as well as representatives from the political and diplomatic field. Beyond that, the KAS Office Palestinian Territories offered the delegation meaningful insights into the Palestinian tech scene by connecting the MPs and staffers with representatives of the local government and start-up world in Ramallah.

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