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Israel's large concentration of talented and innovative people makes it an ideal place for investment. Characterized by groundbreaking entrepreneurship, Israel yields pioneering technologies, profitable business opportunities and high investment returns.

Why have so many major multi-nationals - HP, Microsoft, Intel, IBM, Siemens, SAP, Philips, TimeWarner, Cisco, eBay, Nestle, Unilever and more - chosen to invest in Israel? Listed below are highlights of the record, resources and support that make Israel a smart investment today and tomorrow.

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The Record

Israel is one of the leading countries in the world in technological innovation. Israel is ranked first in the world in expenditure on R&D, relative to its GDP. In computer science, Israel ranks second in the world in productivity. With the third highest number of patents per capita listed in the US, Israel also ranks third in the world in terms of the quality of basic research. In specific disciplines, Israel ranks 2nd.in physics, 3rd. in molecular biology, 4th.in chemistry and 5th.in biology and biochemistry according to the IMD World Competitiveness Yearbook 2004.

Israel’s long track record of market-creating, profit-driving innovations includes.
 M-Systems was the first to offer Disk-on-Key and Disk-on-Chip flash memory products, and changed the way people store and handle information.

 The Philips Brilliance CT Scanner, developed in Israel, takes a comprehensive picture of a patient in seconds instead of minutes, in the emergency room where every second counts.

 IP Telephony was invented by the two Israelis who founded VocalTec.

 ZIP compression technology was developed by two professors at the Technion, Israel's institute of technology.

 Given Imaging developed the first ingestible video camera to view the small intestine from the inside, and help doctors diagnose cancer and digestive disorders.

 The technology for the AOL Instant Messenger ICQ was developed in 1996 by four young Israelis.

 Comverse invented voice-mail.

 Revolutionizing present day agriculture techniques, Netafim developed modern drip-irrigation technology and Israeli companies continue to lead this field with innovative breakthroughs.

The Resources

Israel's greatest natural resource is its skilled workforce - highly motivated, resourceful and independent - they enable Israel to stay ahead of the competition. The Israeli workforce enjoys the highest ratio in the world of university degrees and academic publications to population and boasts the world’s greatest per capita number of engineers, scientists and doctors.

Israel’s workforce is particularly competitive because of the informal but effective get-down-to-business culture, exceptional ingenuity and entrepreneurial spirit. The combination of culture, skill and initiative creates a flexible, working system that allows for great adaptability while producing breakthrough technologies and quick time-to-market solutions.

The Support

The State of Israel encourages local and foreign investment by offering grants of up to 24 percent of tangible fixed assets, reduced tax rates, tax exemptions and other tax related benefits through the Law for the Encouragement of Capital Investments. The Law for the Encouragement of Industrial R&D offers conditional grants of up to 50 percent of approved programs.

Israel offers the modern infrastructure and service required to conduct business efficiently and effectively, including: efficient, sophisticated communications system; reliable energy infrastructure; well-developed transportation system with modern international gateways; protection of trademarks, patents, and other intellectual property; highly developed and transparent financial system and a legal system based on common and corporate law.

Invest in Israel is the investment promotion center of Israel’s Ministry of Industry, Trade and Labor, Foreign Trade Administration. The center serves as the marketing agency for foreign investments in Israel and as a full-service “one-stop shop” for foreign based companies and individuals who are interested in investigating direct investment and joint venture opportunities in Israel. Invest in Israel works closely with potential and current investors before, during and after investment, and serves as a resource for investment related information about Israel. For more information contact the Israel economic representative in your area or the Invest in Israel offices in Jerusalem.

Source: Israel Ministry of Industry, Trade and Labor - The Investment Promotion Center
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