Technology incubators

On this page:

  1. Background
  2. Incubator Directory


1. Background

The incubator program aims to turn technological ideas into commercial successes. It operates under the aegis of the Chief Scientist at the Ministry of Industry and Trade. The incubators provide fledgling enterprises with a supportive framework, including administrative back-up and consulting services, while the Office of the Chief Scientist provides finance. An enterprise can generally remain within an incubator for two years, within which time it is expected to complete development of its product and find independent sources of finance.

An incubator may be independent, or backed by an investor, or part of an established company. Government support is given on different terms in each case.

Most of the incubators are located outside the central Tel Aviv-Gush Dan area.

There are about 200 projects in the independent incubators. The main R&D fields are chemical and electrochemical, mechanical and electromechanical, software, electronics, biotechnology, and computers. The applications for the technologies being developed are predominantly in industrial and control processes, medicine and cosmetics, and transport and communications, with agriculture also a significant beneficiary.

The incubator program began as a response to the influx of scientists and engineers from the countries of the former Soviet Union at the beginning of the 1990s, when immigration from those countries was at its height. Immigration has since abated, and the effectiveness of the scheme, and of other aspects of government support for R&D, is now being questioned, though the Office of the Chief Scientist claims a high success rate for incubator enterprises, and the scheme has been held up internationally as a model of its kind.

For further details, see Investment Incentives. The Office of the Chief Scientist site provides a full guide to the incubator scheme and to the incubators themselves, plus a project database . The site does not include incubators that operate within companies.


2. Incubator Directory

Ashkelon Technological Industries (ATI)
7 Haofa Street, South Industrial Zone POB 7284 Ashkelon 78172 Tel: 972 8 671 1852/3/4 Fax: 972 8 671 1855 E-mail:ati

DIMOTECH at the Technion

HiCenter
A joint venture of the Haifa Municipality and the Office of the Chief Scientist.
Zim Building, 7 Hapalyam Ave. Haifa 31000 Tel: 972-4-862-2333
E-mail: CEO Yael Mittelman

HiTEC Technology Enterpreneurship Center Har Hotzvim
POB 45010 Jerusalem, 91450 Tel. 972 2 587 0710 Fax 972 2 581 2386 E-mail: yirmi@hitec.co.il

Incentive Technological Incubator
PO Box 3, Ariel 44837 Tel: 972-3-936-4754, Fax: 972-3-936-6873 E-mail: Info

Incubator for Technological Entrepreneurhsip (ITEK)
Kiryat Weizmann Science Park, Bldg.13A, Ness Ziona 70400
Tel: 972-8-940-9086 Fax: 972-8-940-8085 E-mail: itek@itek.co.il

Iris Ventures
Midreshet Sde-Boker 84990 Tel: 972 8 653 2726; Fax: 972 8 653 2266

J.C. Technologies
21 Havaad Haleumi St. PO Box 16120, Jerusalem 91160 Tel: 972-2-675-1123 Fax: 972-2-675-1195 E-mail: info

Kinrot Jordan Valley Technology Incubator
Zemach, Jordan Valley 15132 Tel: 972 4 670 9018, Fax: 972 4 670 9014 E-mail: kinarot

Lab-One Innovations
Formerly Nitzanim Initiative Center.
Affiliated with StageOne Ventures
6 HaNehoshet St., Ramat Hahayal, Tel Aviv 69710 Tel: 972-3-6475788 Fax: 972-3-6473819 E-mail: Lab-One

Jerusalem Software Incubator
POB 45125 Jerusalem, 91450 Tel: 972 2 587 0012 Fax: 972 2 587 0015 E-mail: ceo

Maayan Ventures
Omer Industrial Park P.O.B. 3010, 84965, Israel Tel: 972 8 625 5888 Fax: 972 8 646 6870 E-mail: info

Magnet Program
Ministry of Industry and Trade Office of the Chief Scientist.

MATAM Advanced Technology Center, Haifa
Haifa 31905 Tel: 972 4 855 0066 / Ext. 126 Fax: 972 4 855 0888 E-mail: matam@netvision.net.il

Not itself an incubator, MATAM is an industrial park that provides services to tenants.

Meytag Technology Incubator
Katzrin Industrial Zone POB 12 Katzrin 12900 Tel: 972 4 696 2561 Fax: 972 4 696 2564

Meytav - Technological Enterprises Initiation Center
POB 408, Kiryat Shmona10200 Tel: 972 4 681 8800 Fax: 972 4 681 8806 E-mail: meytav

Misgav Technology Center
MP Misgav 20179 Tel: 972 4 999 1991 Fax: 972 4 999 1901 E-mail: misgavtc

Mofet B'Yehuda - Technology and Business Incubator
OB 80, Kiryat Arba 90100 Tel: 972 2 996 3880 Fax: 972 2 996 1571 E-mail:info

Mofet also manages an enviromental division: GreenTech that focuses on start-up entrepreneurs and investors interested in meeting the growing global demand for new ecological and environmental technologies.

New Generation Technology (NGT)
Nazareth Industrial Area, P.O. Box 2252, Nazareth 16000 Tel: 972-4-656-4118, Fx: 972-4-656-4129, E-mail: Sharon Dvir, CEO

A high-tech incubator founded by a group of Israeli Arab and Jewish businesspeople.

Naiot Technological Center
Affiliated with Ofer Brothers.
POB 732 Nazareth Illit 17106 Tel: 972 4 650 0764/564-092 Fax: 972 4 656 6735 E-mail: info Ofakim Hi-Tech Ventures Ltd.
PO Box 633 Ofakim 87516 Tel: 972-8-9925580, Fax: 972-8-9926581 E-mail: OHV

Ofek LaOleh Jezre'el Valley Initiative Center
POB 73, Migdal Ha'emek 23100 Tel: 972 4 654 3081 Fax: 972 4 654 3082 E-mail: Avraham Maoz

Rad BioMed Incubator
27 Habarzel St., Migdalei Or, Tel Aviv 69710 Tel: 972-3-7684944 Fax: 972-3-7684941
E-mail: info

Rotem Ventures Ltd.
Rotem Industrial Park, Mishor Yemin, 206 Oron Road Arava, 86800 Tel: 972 8 655 8796 Fax: 972 8 655 6106 E-mail: atctemed@netvision.net.il

Targetech Innovation Center
Poleg Industrial Area, POBox 8027, Netanya, 42101 Tel: 972-9-885-1116 Fax: 972-9-885-1090 E-mail: Azriel Kadim

Targetech Innovation Center
Poleg Industrial Area, POB 8027, Netanya 42101 Tel: 972 9 885 1116; Fax: 972 9 885 1090 E-mail: info

Technion Seed
Matam Advanced Technology Center, Building No. 30, P.O. Box 15054, Haifa 31905 Tel:972-4-854-6655 Fax: 972-4-854-6644 E-mail: TechnionSeed

Van Leer Ventures Jerusalem
PO Box 39158, Jerusalem 91391 Tel: 972-2-6553333 Fax: 972-2-5661881
E-mail: admin

Xenia Ventures Technology Incubator
Gat High Tech Center (Matmag)
Kiryat-Gat New Industrial Zone 1 Leshem St., Kiryat Gat 82000
Tel: 972-8-6811761/2 Fax: 972-8-6811763 E-mail: Hagay

YEDA Research and Development of the Weizmann Institute of Science
Incubator for Technological Entrepreneurship - Kiryat Weizmann Ltd.
Building No. 3, Kiryat Weizmann Science Park, Ness Ziona 70400 Tel: 972 8 940 9086 Fax: 972 8 940 8085

Yozmot - Granot Initiative Center
Mobile Post Hefer 38100 Tel: 972 6 632 1390-1, Fax: 972 6 632 1392 E-mail: Avraham (Avri) Maoz, Managing Director

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