Innovation and Entrepreneurship: Gender and Sectorial Convergence

  • Year of publication: 2017
  • Category: National Reports
  • Language: English
  • Upload date: 2017-10-13

The "start-Up" nation, Israel continues to show a strong entrepreneurial spirit and sound underlying factors that support innovation, job creation and export. In particular the entrepreneurial intensity has doubled in 7 years and the gap between the entrepreneurial activity between the Jewish majority and the Arab minority is in its lowest since the beginning of the century. We witness a significant growth in women's entrepreneurial activity and the activity of orthodox Jewish population. The employee's entrepreneurial activity is robust especially by the new immigrants from Russia and others. Strong export orientation and internationalization supported by new products and industrial sectors is encouraging, particularly in autonomous cars, cyber and security. Of particular note is the numerous policy making decisions that support new ventures in high technology and other economic sectors.