You can see some of the major companies included in this area and when you think of it a lot of the Intel technologies for chips has come from Israel for a long time; however in this instance the focus is Life Sciences. Biotech conventions in Israel are also very hot and I do website that features interviews with many of the CEOs of Israeli companies and you can view a collection here.
Another example is the Mayor of Akron who attended the ILSI BioMed Conference last year, getting educated and seeing what biotech interests he could bring back to hospitals in his city. BD
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce on Sunday embarked on its first full-scale mission to Israel, with the focus on the nation’s burgeoning life-sciences sector.
The U.S. Israel Business Initiative, a special section of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce launched in 2010, is meeting with key Israeli business and political leaders. A dozen high-ranking executives from major U.S. companies, including General Electric [GE 19.78 -0.07 (-0.35%) ], Boston Scientific [BSX 5.97 -0.03 (-0.5%) ], Oracle [ORCL 28.55 -0.08 (-0.28%) ], Merck [MRK 38.005 0.41 (+1.09%) ], and MedImmune, are on the tour. Myron Brilliant, senior vice president of the Chamber of Commerce’s international division, is leading the delegation.
One of the main goals of the trip is to facilitate investment and cooperation between American companies and Israeli leaders in life-sciences industry, including companies that specialize in medical devices, bio-pharmaceutical firms, and genetic research. Over the next few days, executives on the Chamber's mission will meet with leaders in Israel’s life-sciences sector directly.
“There’s a real entrepreneurial spirit in Israel,” said Marc Perlman, global vice president, health care and life sciences, for Oracle. “It’s clear Prime Minister Netanyahu is very excited about Israeli innovation. When it comes to bringing investment into this country he gets it.”