A group of Indian students from the Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati (IITG) and Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University (PDPU) arrived to Israel last week to join a unique program run by the Technion International School.
The Technion e.Xplore Program is a one-week intensive program offering a unique experience in getting an up-close look at Israel’s unique business ecology or ‘formula*’ for entrepreneurial success. The program includes seminars and workshops at the Technion, and site visits to leading Israeli tech companies. On May 11, the student group visited “Given Imaging,” a company that has grown into a global, visionary leader in developing patient-friendly solutions for visualizing, detecting and monitoring gastrointestinal (GI) disorders, and which was recently acquired by Covidien, a leading global healthcare products company from Ireland that develops, manufactures and sells a diverse range of industry-leading medical device and supply products. During their visit the group was exposed to the company’s newest technologies and manufacturing practices. In addition they attended a comprehensive lecture given by Mr. Shuki Belkar, the firm’s VP of Manufacturing. Two days later, on May 13, the group visited “Mellanox Technologies,” a world leading supplier of end-to-end InfiniBand and Ethernet interconnect solutions and services for servers and storage. During their visit students had an opportunity to learn about the company’s latest technologies coming to market, and meet and hear a lecture given by Mr. Michael Kagan, the firm’s Founder and CTO. The Technion e.Xplore Program is designed for all types of visiting groups – from companies, governmental delegations and universities – all are welcome. It is first and foremost a cultural exchange experience. This is why we’ve laced into the program curriculum plenty of social activities and events, to promote cultural exchange and networking. If you are interested in arranging an e.Xplore visit please contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
*What do we mean by Israel’s ‘formula’ for entrepreneurial success? Israel is the 100th smallest country, with less than 1/1,000th of the world’s population, yet it can make claim to the following:
- In proportion to its population, Israel has the largest number of startup companies in the world. In absolute terms, Israel has the largest number of startup companies than any other country in the world, except the US (with 3,500 companies mostly in hi-tech).
- Israel is ranked #2 in the world for venture capital funds right behind the US.
- Outside the United States and Canada, Israel has the largest number of NASDAQ listed companies.
- What is important here is that 2/3rds of all Israeli companies listed on the NASDAQ were either founded or are led by Technion graduates
Posted May 15, 2014