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Research and Development

Research and Development
Innovation in the Service Sector

Innovation in the Service Sector

This initiative by the Samuel Neaman Institute with joint funding of SNI and the Chief Scientist at the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Labor, is designed to examine innovation in the service sector for the first time in Israel.
Technion’s Contribution to Israel and to the Development of Technology in the World, Through Its Graduates

Technion’s Contribution to Israel and to the Development of Technology in the World, Through Its Graduates

This project documents the contribution of Technion faculty and graduates, to Israel and to humanity. It includes a Web-based survey of Technion graduates, to which over 4,000 alumni/ae responded. The results of the survey were analyzed and processed; we extrapolated the data to represent the population of all Technion graduates since the Technion was founded.
Facilitating Collaboration in Stem Cell Research through Intellectual Property

Facilitating Collaboration in Stem Cell Research through Intellectual Property

The goal of the research is to create an infrastructure for designing a policy concerning research, development, and knowledge transfer in the field of stem cells. This policy was intended to encourage scientific innovativeness as well as help lever Israel's position as a leader in this field in the global arena.
Intellectual Property in the Government Sector: The State of Affairs

Intellectual Property in the Government Sector: The State of Affairs

The goal of the study is to create an infrastructure for forming a policy on the issue of intellectual property rights to knowledge that constitutes a product of R&D activity that is funded by the government and executed by governmental agencies/civil servants. The aim is to consolidate recommendations on guidelines in order to build a strategy for managing intellectual property in accordance with the government R&D objectives and to study the implications of knowledge transfer owned by the government through the commercialization of intellectual property rights.
Green Aviation – Literature Review

Green Aviation – Literature Review

The Civil Aviation Authority of the Ministry of Transport has approached the SamueNeaman Institute to conduct a literature review of the subject of "Green Aviation".
Evaluation of the Space Industry

Evaluation of the Space Industry's Impact on the Israeli Economy

This project is operating under the auspices of the S. Neaman Institute and the Economics of National Security (ENS) Research Program. Its goal is to map out the interconnections between Israel's academy, national defense system and industry in light of the country's growth in space industry and in space technology R&D.
Mapping National Research Infrastructures

Mapping National Research Infrastructures

The purpose of the research is the mapping of the existing national research infrastructures and the definition of the needs of Israeli researchers with respect to the upgrade and establishment of new research infrastructures.
R&D Vision and Strategy- Leveraging R&D and Technology Adoption for Sustained and Balanced Economic Growth

R&D Vision and Strategy- Leveraging R&D and Technology Adoption for Sustained and Balanced Economic Growth

This effort is headed by Mr. Eli Hurvitz (chairman of Teva) and Mr. David Brodet, and aims to formulate a national strategy for placing Israel among the top 10 countries of the world in terms of economic achievements and social development. The R&D and Technology Adoption Team is one of six teams operating within the Vision & Strategy project. Its mission is to formulate a blueprint for a national Innovation and Technology Policy, (ITP), taking into account both the leading position of the Israeli high-tech industry and its scientific and technological research capabilities, as well as the more traditional industries.
Evaluation of the MAGNETON Program

Evaluation of the MAGNETON Program

The evaluation of the Magneton program is a research initiated and funded by both the Samuel Neaman Institute and the MAGNET management. The research was performed during 2008-2009. The main research goal was to examine the outputs of the Magneton projects and their success while focusing on the characteristics of the projects, academic researchers and industry head of projects and to evaluate the factors impacting the projects' successes and failures in the past few years.
Dialogue, Mediation and Conflict Resolution Between Industry and Community

Dialogue, Mediation and Conflict Resolution Between Industry and Community

In the past, industry has not always adequately addressed environmental issues, nor have the authorities developed laws and bylaws suitable to tackle these problems. Yet over the last decade, governmental and municipal authorities are taking a hard line on environmental issues, and public awareness of environmental risks is increasing.
R&D Vision And Strategy

R&D Vision And Strategy

Leveraging R&D and Technology Adoption for Sustained and Balanced Economic Growth
Quality of Engineering/Scientific Research at The Technion and at Other Israeli Universities - A Global Comparison

Quality of Engineering/Scientific Research at The Technion and at Other Israeli Universities - A Global Comparison

The goal of this study, which was commissioned by the Technion and conducted at the S. Neaman Institute during 2005-2006, was to examine the level of engineering research at the Technion and at other Israeli universities in comparison to other countries, using objective tools. In addition, the study examined the methods which are being used for evaluating the impact that research has on the economy, industry, and society in Israel.
Universities of The Future, Research and Science in Israel

Universities of The Future, Research and Science in Israel

The S. Neaman Institute is leading a movement for critical examination of the university of the future and higher education in Israel. In this context, in December 2004, the Institute sponsored an international scientific conference entitled "The Transition to a Mass Higher Education System - International Comparisons", in cooperation with the United States-Israel Educational Fund, which manages the Fulbright Program for student and faculty exchanges, and the ISEF Fund.
Balancing Innovation, Quality and Efficiency in R&D Organizations

Balancing Innovation, Quality and Efficiency in R&D Organizations

During 2004-5, our study focused on how to manage innovation while maintaining quality and efficiency in R&D organizations. We suggest that successful management of new product development is crucial for the competitiveness of Israeli high tech, which has gained worldwide recognition for its technological advancement.
Public Funding of R&D: PREF

Public Funding of R&D: PREF

SNI is a partner of the PREF project, sponsored by the European Union (FP7).
UNESCO 2015:Science and Innovation in Israel

UNESCO 2015:Science and Innovation in Israel

לבקשת אונסקו מד”ר דפנה גץ, נכתב ע”י מוסד שמואל נאמן, פרק לגבי מדע, טכנולוגיה וחדשנות (STI) בישראל. הפרק התפרסם במסגרת דו”ח אונסקו 2015 UNESCO Science Report.
Development of Sustainable Mariculture in Israel

Development of Sustainable Mariculture in Israel

According to publications by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, most of the fishing areas in the world have been exploited to the fullest or suffer from excessive fishing, while the demand for seafood (fish, mollusks, crustaceans, and algae) is increasing, because of their many nutritional benefits.
Information centers of MAGNET Consortia

Information centers of MAGNET Consortia

A computerized information center, one of the largest in Israel, operates at the Samuel Neaman Institute. The center was established to fulfill the needs of knowledge management and to supply information science services to consortia that operate within the MAGNET program, and is part of the MAGNET program of the Ministry of Economy.
Insects in the Service of Man

Insects in the Service of Man

Insects are of fundamental importance to the ecosystem, and their existence is critical for human survival. Insects play a variety of roles in the service of man, while the research of the full potential inherent in them is still in various stages.
מיפוי המחקר והפיתוח החקלאי בישראל

Mapping Agriculture R&D in Israel

The Science and Innovation Department of the British Council (through the British Embassy in Israel) has partnered with the Samuel Neaman Institute (SNI) in a joint project, the objective of which is to identify the relevant subjects in the area of Agricultural Science that have high synergy and high potential for cooperation between the United Kingdom and Israeli scientists.
קידום המו"פ והחדשנות בפריפריה בישראל

Promoting R&D and Innovation in the Israeli Periphery

The study, commissioned by the Israel National Council for Research and Development (MOLMOP) at the Ministry of Science, Technology and Space, was aimed at providing decision makers with an updated account of the innovation and R&D activities in Israel’s peripheral areas.
תשתיות למידה בתחום הננוטכנולוגיה - EduNano TEMPUS

Learning Infrastructures in the Field of Nanotechnology – EduNano TEMPUS

The EduNano project is part of TEMPUS, an EU program that supports the modernization of higher education in Eastern Europe, Central Asia, Western Balkans, North Africa, and the Middle East. SNI participates in the project together with the nano centers of the Israeli universities and Elbit Systems. In addition, the Technical University of Sofia in Bulgaria, the Polytechnic Institute of Turin in Italy, and the Grenoble Institute of Technology in France participate in the project.
The Role of Israeli Research Universities in the National R&D

The Role of Israeli Research Universities in the National R&D

This study was commissioned by the National Council for R&D (NCRD). Its purpose was to examine the influence of Israeli research universities on the national R&D system and the reciprocal relationships between the two systems in creating new knowledge and advanced technologies.
Sectorial Specialization and Diversification Indices for R&D

Sectorial Specialization and Diversification Indices for R&D

Economic activity that is concentrated in a small number of sectors could indicate specialization and that competitive advantages are being exploited. However, it can also render the economy vulnerable to risks arising from technological and economic shocks.
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