The Samuel Neaman Institute was established in 1978 in the Technion at Mr. Samuel Neaman's initiative. It is an independent multi-disciplinary national policy research institute. The activity of the institute is focused on issues in science and technology, education, economy and industry, physical infrastructure and social development which determine Israel's national resilience.
Policy research and surveys are executed at the Samuel Neaman Institute and their conclusions and recommendations serve the decision makers at various levels. The policy research is conducted by the faculty and staff of the Technion and scientists from other institutions in Israel and abroad and specialist from the industry.
The research team is chosen according to their professional qualifications and life achievements. In many cases the research is conducted by cooperation with governmental offices and in some cases at the initiative of the Samuel Neaman institute and without direct participation of governmental offices.
So far, the Samuel Neaman Institute has performed hundreds of exploratory policy research projects and surveys that serve decision makers and professionals in economy and government. In particular the institute plays an important role in outlining Israel's national policies in science, technology and higher education.
Furthermore ,the Institute supports national projects, such as the Ministry of Industry, Trade & Labor clusters - the MAGNET program in nano-technologies, media, optics and communication, chemistry, energy, environmental and social projects of national importance. The institute organizes also comprehensive seminars in its leading fields of research.
The Samuel Neaman Institute's various projects and activities can be viewed here, on our website.
The chairman of Samuel Neaman Institute is professor Zehev Tadmor and the director is professor Omri Rand. The institute operates within the framework of a budget funded by Mr. Samuel Neaman in order to incorporate Israel's scientific technological economic and social advancement.
Mailing address: Samuel Neaman Institute, Technion City, Haifa 32000, Israel