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Science and Technology Policy

Science and Technology Policy
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.
Designing the Israeli Climate Change Information Center (ICCIC) Website

Designing the Israeli Climate Change Information Center (ICCIC) Website

According to a government resolution, the Ministry of Environmental Protection was assigned to prepare a national plan for Israel's adaptation to climate change. For this purpose, the Ministry initiated the establishment of an Israeli knowledge center on the subject, to work on strengthening existing scientific knowledge regarding preparedness for climate change in Israel and even market the accumulated Israeli knowledge to other target countries.
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).
A Survey to Examine the Difficulties of Transmitting Nano Technologies from the Academe to the Industry

A Survey to Examine the Difficulties of Transmitting Nano Technologies from the Academe to the Industry

The TELEM Forum (National Infrastructure for Research and Development Forum), with the assistance of the National Committee for Nanotechnology (INNI( has worked during the last eight years to establish six research centers in the field of nanotechnology funded according to the matching method. The established research centers conducted thousands of studies based on nanotechnology, the effect of which has not yet realized its maximum potential.
Bibliometric Mapping and Evaluation of Leading Research Groups in Life Sciences

Bibliometric Mapping and Evaluation of Leading Research Groups in Life Sciences

This work deals with the mapping of the leading researchers in the seven academic institutions in Israel (Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Tel Aviv University, Bar Ilan University, Haifa University, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, the Weizmann Institute and the Technion - Israel Institute of Technology) in the following areas of life sciences: genomics, proteomics, bioinformatics, chemical genomics, and personalized medicine.
Israel

Israel's SETI system - a series of studied by UNESCO on science, engineering, technology and innovation policy

The study was commissioned by the Israel Academy of Sciences and will be published in UNESCO's series of studies on Science, Engineering, Technology, and Innovation (SETI) policies during 2015.
Innovation of Foreign R&D Centers in Israel: Evidence from Patent and Firm Level Data

Innovation of Foreign R&D Centers in Israel: Evidence from Patent and Firm Level Data

The research sets out to investigate the impact of multinational companies (MNCs) on the Israeli economy in terms of demand for innovation.
Adapting the Demand for Training Knowledge Workers in Local Labor Markets

Adapting the Demand for Training Knowledge Workers in Local Labor Markets

This research was done within the framework of Pick-Me project – WP 6. In this study data gathered in an Israel Central Bureau of Statistics survey among more than 5,000 Israeli university and colleage graduates were analyzed. The survey examined the extent of the graduates’ integration into the labor market.
The Evaluation of Demand and the Evolution of Sores of Knowledge in Sectors and Regions that are Knowledge-Intensive

The Evaluation of Demand and the Evolution of Sores of Knowledge in Sectors and Regions that are Knowledge-Intensive

This research was done within the framework of Pick-Me project – WP 5. The study analyzing data collected in a field survey of the ecosystem created by the RAD Bynet group of companies, which fostered some 130 startups of various types.
The Contribution of Large Companies to the National Economy

The Contribution of Large Companies to the National Economy

This project deals with the contribution of the large companies to the industrial and technological economy, in order to examine whether the existence of the large companies is essential to the industrial-business ecosystem. Related activities began in 2012, and continued in 2013 in cooperation with the economists Dr. Freeman and Yuval Niv. An additional partner in the project is Teva, which helps with the data required to assess its total contribution to the state's economy.
Clean Energy Innovation Policy in Israel

Clean Energy Innovation Policy in Israel

The purpose of the project is to analyze the policy lessons arising from Israel's successful efforts to initiate, guide, and accelerate the process of technological innovation in the field of clean energy. The intention is to identify the basic principles of policy shaping that can be applied to any set of technologies and to other countries in different political, economic, and technological contexts. Based on a detailed analysis of these principles, the project formulates a series of general recommendations of best practices for innovation policy in the field of clean energy.
Science Communication

Science Communication

The mass media strongly influence the public’s understanding of – and engagement with – science and related policy issues. Print, broadcasted and online news form a major science related information source. However, scholarship has devoted little attention to communicating science in the Israeli context.
סקר קשרי החוץ של ישראל במדע ומחקר ופיתוח ברמה הלאומית והמוסדית

A Survey of Israel’s Foreign Relations in Science, Research, and Development at the National and Institutional Level

In 2014, the Neaman Institute completed the first phase of the survey of Israel's foreign relations in R&D at the national and institutional level. As part of this stage, a comprehensive survey was conducted, and a computerized database was established.
Human resources in Science and Technology - models for Technology Forecasting

Human resources in Science and Technology - models for Technology Forecasting

This work was commissioned by the subcommittee, Academia-Industry Relations of the National Council for Civilian R&D (Molmop). One of the goals of this committee is a re-examination of the suitability of the training provided by higher education institutions for the needs of the future economy.
Mapping National Research Infrastructures in Israel

Mapping National Research Infrastructures in Israel

The Samuel Neaman Institute is conducting in 2012-2014 a further study on the subject of ‘Mapping National Research Infrastructures in Israel’. The goal of the study is to build the knowledge database that would allow the creation of a road map for planning national research infrastructures in Israel and to formulate a policy that will define budgets and priorities within a national policy on large research infrastructures in Israel.
Evaluating the Infrastructure Program of the Science and Technology and Space Ministry

Evaluating the Infrastructure Program of the Science and Technology and Space Ministry

The research evaluated the short and long-term effects of research and knowledge centers that received funding from the Ministry of Science, Technology and Space from 2000 to 2010 as part of the infrastructure program.
R&D Outputs in Israel: Quality Characteristics of Distinct Inventions

R&D Outputs in Israel: Quality Characteristics of Distinct Inventions

The report is the third in a series of studies conducted by the Samuel Neaman Institute on Israeli patents. The first part of the study provides updated data on the scope and characteristics of inventive activity by Israeli applicants and inventors in various patent offices (ILPO, EPO, and the USPTO) and in the PCT track. The report presents trends in patent applications and granted patents according to sectoral attributions, examines Israel's international cooperation in the field of inventive activity, and analyzes trends in cross-border patent ownership. The characteristics of foreign applicants at the Israeli Patent Office (ILPO) are also analyzed.
The Higher Education System in Israel: Issues, Characteristics and Unique Aspects

The Higher Education System in Israel: Issues, Characteristics and Unique Aspects

The goal of this project is to examine various aspects that concern excellence evaluations of universities in Israel. Approaches and issues concerning excellence evaluation are universal subjects that are dealt with by many countries. Correct evaluations contribute to the promotion of excellence, while inadequate evaluations may evoke negative processes and even significant damage.
National Policy on the Use of Natural Gas

National Policy on the Use of Natural Gas

The application of natural gas in industry requires that the dilemma concerning its transportation in Israel be studied. According to the solution that was selected, a government company transports the gas to the distribution centers and to the largest consumers, but transport to smaller industries is left to private enterprises. We believe that this leads to small and medium industries having an unequal opportunity to realize the benefits of natural gas, and that the present design will mainly affect classic industries, whose energy costs constitute a significant part of their expenses, and whose profits do not allow them to be competitive without replacing liquid fuel with natural gas.
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.
Higher Education Forum

Higher Education Forum

The Samuel Neaman Institute, in collaboration with "Bashaar - Academic Community for Israeli Society", organizes the higher education forum. The higher education forum was established following an international conference held in December 2004 at the Neaman Institute on the subject of "Transition to Mass Higher Education Systems." The goal of the forum is to hold discussions on issues that concern the higher education system in Israel and to hold an open dialogue between the universities, colleges, Israel Council for Higher Education, Planning and Budgeting Committee and other governmental and public organizations.
Indices for Science, Technology and Innovation in Israel and international comparison

Indices for Science, Technology and Innovation in Israel and international comparison

At the beginning of the 21st century, the Samuel Neaman Institute identified the need to establish an infrastructure for advancing a systematic and ongoing process of forming national policy on Science, Technology, and Innovation (STI). The objective of this program is to improve the understanding of the STI system of Israel and to answer the question of how processes associated with the development of science, technology, and innovation contribute to increased knowledge, increased productivity, improved economic performance, professional employment, sustainable development, and social welfare. Understanding of the process is based on the collection, analysis, and correct presentation of the various relevant indices and on the analysis of trends as they change over time and in comparison with other countries.
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.
יחסים אקדמיים בין ישראל לארהב

Israel-Us Academic Relations

Israel on Campus Coalition (ICC) is a national network of students, faculty members, and professionals in the US, whose goal is to strengthen the pro-Israel movement on campuses across the US. The research department of the ICC addressed SNI and requested a review of the development of academic relations between Israel and the United States over the past decade.
Immigration and Career Choice of Scientific Staff Members

Immigration and Career Choice of Scientific Staff Members

The study, which is conducted as part of an evaluation that explores a possibility to establish a Technion branch at the Negev, examines the return of faculty members to Israel and their absorption into scientific research institutions. The purpose of the study is to understand the researches' location choices, preferring specific research institutions over other alternatives abroad, or vice versa.
בחינת חברות מבוססות ידע טכניוני

Examining Companies that are Based on Technion Knowledge

Technion graduates established more than 1,600 companies within 20 years. These companies created more than 100,000 jobs and generated $30 billion.
RISIS  -פרויקט FP7

RISIS (FP7 Project)

Work Package 9 (WP9) is part of the RISIS (Research Infrastructure for Research and Innovation Policy Studies) Project. SNI researchers are responsible for coordination between the different participants in WP9. The aim of WP9 is to develop a geographic clustering method that delineates concentrations of spatial activity regarding science, technology, and innovation.
הכשרת כ"א ופיתוח הון אנושי בתחום הגנת הסייבר בישראל

Training of Personnel and Development of Human Capital in the Field of the Cyber Defense of Israel

The study was commissioned by the National Cyber Headquarters at the Prime Minister's Office and funded jointly by the Cyber Headquarters and SNI.
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.
Grand Strategy For Israel

Grand Strategy For Israel

The Overarching Strategy Forum was established at the initiative of the former national security adviser to the Prime Minister and the head of the National Security Council, Prof. Uzi Arad.
Science and Technology Education Forum

Science and Technology Education Forum

The Forum for Science and Technology Education started its activities in 2013. The purpose of the forum is to establish and promote cooperation between different sectors in Israel in order to foster K-12 science and technology education. The Neaman Institute decided to focus on this topic due to the importance attributed to science and technology education in Israel for the future of the state and the need to increase the number of high-school pupils who choose to study these subjects on the AP level.
A Study Examining Cooperation between the Industry and Infrastructure Centers in Nanotechnology at the Technion

A Study Examining Cooperation between the Industry and Infrastructure Centers in Nanotechnology at the Technion

The Russell Berrie Nanotechnology Institute (RBNI) was established in 2005 as a joint venture of the Russell Berrie Fund and the Israeli Government, through the National Infrastructures for the R&D Forum (TELEM), INNI and the Technion. The Institute’s vision is to position the Technion and Israel at the forefront of global R&D in the field of nanotechnology.
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.
מדיניות מדע וטכנולוגיה