On this page:
- Matchmaking Organizations in Israel
- Israel Economic Missions Overseas
- Bilateral Trade Organisations
1. Organizations in Israel
The following organizations offer active help to companies seeking partners for purposes of investment, R&D cooperation, marketing, etc.
Invest in Israel - The Ministry of Industry and Trade Investment Promotion Center
Investment Promotion Center, Ministry of Industry, Trade & Labor 5 Bank of Israel Street, Jerusalem 91036, Tel: 972 2 666 2607, Fax: 972 2 666 2938, E-mail: Investinisrael@moital.gov.il
The Center is "designed to be one stop shop for foreign-based companies interested in investigating direct investment opportunities in the country." Among other things, the site contains a directory of Israeli trade representatives around the world.
Office of the Chief Scientist
Ministry of Industry, Trade and Labor PO BOX 50031, 61500 Tel Aviv, Tel: 972 3 511 8127, Fax: 972 3 517 3734, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
The site includes a searchable database of start-ups receiving government support through the technological incubators.
MATIMOP (The Israeli Industry Center for R&D) describes itself as "the main technology clearinghouse in Israel serving business seeking international cooperation."
This is a sister site to the Office of the Chief Scientist site, but the emphasis is on R&D cooperation rather than investment and the scope goes beyond the incubators.
The site offers a facility for requesting further information from companies, and an active matchmaking service.
The Israel Export & International Cooperation Institute
29 Hamered St., Tel Aviv 68125 Tel: 972 3 514 2893 Fax: 972 3 514 2852
The Institute aims to create "strong links, the basis for joint ventures, strategic alliances, and trade ties."
The site offers background information about the Israeli economy, including forecasts.
Federation of Israeli Chambers of Commerce
Chamber of Commerce House, 84 Ha'hashmonaim Street, P. O. Box 20027 Tel Aviv 61200 Israel. Tel: 972-3-563 1018. Fax: 972-3-561 9027.
"FICC provides a wide range of services through its various departments -- Economic, Foreign Trade, Import Procedures, International Relations, Labor, Legal, Advertising and Public Relations and Training."
The site offers a facility for submitting business proposals.
Tnufa- Start-up PromotionProgram
"Tnufa is a non-profit Israeli government-supported organization and is dedicated to helping inventors successfully commercialize their new product ideas by giving Seed Money Grants of up to $25,000 in addition to free legal, marketing and business-management counseling." The site is in Hebrew.
MENA-PeaceNet Project Coordinator, University of California San Diego, 12397 Picrus Street San Diego 92129-4113 U.S.A. Tel: 619 484 9855 Fax: 619 484 9856 E-mail: Marc_Siegel@ucsd.edu
"...an initiative designed to help the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Region and United States business and technology communities find and share information within an expanding network of trade and commerce resources."
Euro-Med TDS, Trade Distribution and Services Initiative
This organization was set up by National Trade and Services Business Associations and Chambers of Commerce of countries bordering the Mediterranean Sea to promote the flow of goods in the region.
Israel-United States Binational Industrial Research and Development Foundation (BIRD-F)
The BIRD Foundation promotes R&D cooperation between Israeli and US companies, and assists companies from either country in finding suitable partners in the other.
Israel and US offices
Institute for Advanced R&D
Hataasiya 47, Industry Park Tel Hannan, POB 271, Nesher 20302, Israel
E-mail: IARD headquarters Tel: 972-4-8216402 Fax: 972-4-8216396
IARD’s goal is to provide scientific research and development services for the more advanced industries, to augment, promote and preserve the scientific and technological know-how that is essential to the fields of Applied Physics and Electro-Optics.
Haifa Economic Corporation
2. Israel Economic Missions
Israel Economic and Trade Representatives Abroad
Commercial offices of foreign embassies in Israel
United States Department of Commerce Commercial Service Israel and the Palestinian Authority
Canadian Embassy in Tel Aviv Commercial Section The page has a link to the Canadian Representative Office in Ramallah.
German Embassy in Tel Aviv Economic and Commercial Department
British Embassy in Tel Aviv Commercial Section
Embassy of France in Israel
Services d’expansion Economique French Trade Commision in Israel
Royal Netherlands Embassy in Tel Aviv Economic and Trade Affairs
Office of the Commercial Counsellor Embassy of Poland in Israel
Royal Danish Embassy in Tel Aviv Commercial Section
Embassy of Finland in Israel Finland in Israel pages
Austrade Office Australian trade office
Embassy of El Salvador in Jerusalem Chamber of Commerce Section
3. Bilateral Trade Organizations
Chambers of Commerce in North America Israel America Chamber of Commerce and Industry Association of America Israel Chambers of Commerce (AAICC) America-Israel Chamber of Commerce - Florida American-Israel Chamber of Commerce & Industry of Minnesota American-Israel Chamber of Commerce - Southeast Region Holland-Israel Trade Center California - Israel Chamber of Commerce Maryland/Israel Development Center New Jersey Israel Commission New England-Israel Chamber of Commerce
Ohio-Israel Chamber of Commerce US-Israel Broadband Business Exchange Texas - Israel Chamber of Commerce Virginia-Israel Advisory Board Virginia-Israel Tech Alliance (VITAL) US-Israel Science and Technology Commission (USISTC)
Bi-national Chambers of Commerce in Europe Delegation of the European Union to Israel Europe in Israel Newsletter - European Union Israel-Britain Business Council (IBBC) British-Israel Chamber of Commerce Israeli-German Chamber of Industry and Commerce France in Israel In French. Holland-Israel Trade Center Italian Israel Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Italian and English. Israel Belgium Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce Israel Turkey Business Council International Chambers of Commerce - ICC
Organisation for the Promotion of Trade Israel-Netherlands
Bi-national Chambers of Commerce worldwide Australia-Israel Chamber of Commerce Israel-Japan Chamber of Commerce South Africa Israel Chamber of Commerce Peru Israel Chamber of Commerce in Spanish
Local Israeli Chambers of Commerce Jerusalem Chamber of Commerce Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Haifa and the North Northern R&D Western Galilee Business Development Center Regional Development Unit for Yokne’am-Megiddo Chamber of Shipping of Israel
Other Chambers of Commerce :
For other local and bi-national chambers of commerce, go to the Israel Yellow Pages English home page, type CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE in the CATEGORY box, and click the SEARCH button.