STRENGTHENING INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES IN EU – ISRAEL ECONOMIC RELATIONS
Israel holds a significant place in the European Union (EU)’s economic relations. In fact, the EU is Israel’s primary trading partner with total trade amounting to €36 billion in 2019. Formal ties between Europe and Israel can be dated back to the early years of the founding of the state of Israel, thus laying foundation to a strong economic partnership, ever bolstered by a robust social relationship between the two parties.
The High-tech, Clean-tech, and Food-tech Studies identify the current challenges and opportunities in EU-Israel Investment, and suggest recommendations for stakeholders on how to increase EU-Israel.
This study report consists of four sections: an introductory overview of the Investment Climate in Israel and three sectorial chapters on bilateral investments, namely on (i) clean-tech, (ii) food sector and (iii) start-ups and VCs in high-tech.
THE STUDY TEAM EXPERTS
MBA, Director of management consulting, Strategy & Change unit at KPMG Israel
Ido is a management consulting expert, with more than 15 years experience. His focus is assisting managements in formulating their breakthrough strategies and unlocking growth. Ido's services include vision and strategy design, digital transformation, employee & customer journeys and organizational change.
Lecturer and the Head of the Strategy and Entrepreneurship Department at the Hebrew University’s Business School.
Shai Harel holds a PhD from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He completed his Post-Doc at London Business School and at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev.
His research draws from three main disciplines: Strategy, Entrepreneurship and Entrepreneurial Finance. His primary research question is to understand what drives startups' performance? He serves as the Academic Director of the Israeli Lean Launchpad program. In addition, he is a board member at the university's entrepreneurship center.
CEO at Dentsu Aegis Network IL
Ori Ellman is a consulting expert in the food-tech sector, with more than 15 years of working in market research and strategy with local and global brands and organizations.
Hanna-Kerli Metsala is a researcher & analyst of foreign affairs, specialising in international security and European history & politics. She performed core research and writing for the study report. Hanna also handled key aspects of communication with the stakeholders, including conducting interviews and assisting with other organisational aspects of the project.