Military defense system is the key
Surrounded by Arab “old enemies”, Israel has continuously strengthened its R&D and investment in defense technology due to its harsh external living environment. The military technology industry has therefore become one of the most well-known and most capable industries in Israel’s R&D industry.
The performance of unmanned aerial vehicles, early warning aircraft, avionics and other equipment developed and produced by Israel has reached the world’s advanced level, and even surpassed developed countries in Europe and the United States in some respects. Most of the products and talents of these military industries will be transferred to civilian use, which will further promote the progress of high-tech industries.
The whole people’s sense of suffering is still a soldier regardless of men and women. Many Israelis’ skills, connections, funding, and social circles are obtained from the military. The younger generation of Taiwanese may not know it. Even more than 20 years ago, Taiwan had many important military technologies from this small country.
The most famous is the missile technology that Chung-Shan Institute of Science & Technology is proud of. Taiwan’s first successful missile, Xiongfeng missile, the prototype of it is the Gabriel missile from Israel. There are other technologies such as military communications. When there was no mobile phone before, wireless communications were the core technology controlled by the military of various countries.
Israel’s proud military intelligence “8200 Unit” provides expertise. This unit intercepts and collects digital communications and intelligence from all Israel’s enemy countries in the Middle East. Most of the personnel in this unit are retired and transferred to Israel’s high-tech and cybersecurity industries, or enter academia for further studies, forming a win-win cycle of military, industry, and academic benefits.
Many of Israel’s innovative technologies are for military purposes, such as Mobileye, a computer vision technology provider for self-driving cars that Intel bought for $15.3 billion.
As early as the 1990s, Israel promulgated tax incentives for foreign venture capital and established 10 venture capital funds with a scale of 100 million US dollars. As long as the fund invests, the government will doubly follow up. If the investment fails, the government makes the case, and if it succeeds, the proceeds go to the fund. Stimulated by the policy, during the 10 years from 1991 to 2001, the amount of venture capital in Israel increased by more than 50 times.
Israel has experienced two upsurges in technological entrepreneurship: one from mid-1990 to 2000; the other started in 2005. Behind the two waves of entrepreneurial enthusiasm, there are shadows of government promotion. In 1993, the Israeli government launched a project called “YOZMA”. If a technology company obtains international venture capital investment, the government will provide it with a 1:1 matching fund support. This plan has stimulated the rise of Israeli small and medium-sized enterprises to a certain extent.
In just a few years, Israeli startups have grown from 100 to 800. After 2000, Israel experienced a period of stagnation in Internet development. In order to encourage entrepreneurship, the government implemented a new incubation plan. Every year, 100 projects were invested in 20 incubation institutions selected across the country. After this round of “stimulation”, in 2005, Israel ushered in a new wave of technological entrepreneurship.
Israel enacted the “Angel Law” in 2011. In addition to tax cuts for investment, the government will subsidize 1/2 of the R&D expenditure for qualified high-tech companies, while for start-up companies, the government will subsidize 2/3 of the expenditure. An incubator owned by the Israeli government reimburses 85% of startup companies’ R&D expenses. The Chief Scientist’s Office established by the Israeli government provides 400 million U.S. dollars each year and provides interest-free loans to start-ups. Regardless of whether it makes money or not, it only depends on whether it is helpful to society.
The project provides scientific and technology research funding, and holds many round tables every year to attract foreign investment and cooperation. In addition to encouraging domestic innovation and entrepreneurship, the Israeli government has also personally gone overseas to “draw foreign aid” to domestic companies.
The fourth grade of Israeli elementary school began to learn computer programming, and the gifted tenth grade students learned encryption technology, password production and anti-hacking skills after class.
Israel’s policy encourages high-level intellectuals to emigrate, thereby helping to increase the overall gold content of the scientific research community. Since the founding of the nation in 1948, a total of 3.2 million people from 70 countries have immigrated to Israel. More than 30% of Russian immigrants alone are scientists, engineers or technicians.
But Israel is not the country born with a silver spoon. The textile industry was once a pillar industry in Israel 30 years ago, but now it is almost dying. There are only 15,000 textile workers in the country, but the only remaining enterprises are not low-tech products, but use smart fibers, non-woven fabrics and various high-tech textiles.
Jewish Monopoly of American Business
Jews monopolize the American business community, the two founders of Google (ticker:s: GOOGL and GOOG) in the technology sector, Microsoft (ticker: MSFT) second CEO Steve Ballmer, Intel (ticker: INTC), the most famous in history CEO Grove, Allison, founder of Oracle (ticker: ORCL), Zuckerberg, founder of Facebook (ticker: META), and George Soros are all Jewish. The assets controlled by the Jews account for half of the United States.
Vital to the survival of the country
David Ben Gurion, the founding father of Israel, said in a war essay published in 1947: We must take on a daunting task-to let those who believe that they have something to completely free themselves from doubts and fears about the future. In fact, they have nothing, what they have is kindness and the ability to be hidden, but they must know: they must learn to pave the way by themselves.
The following is an overview of the development of new innovative technologies in some important countries in my blog, or brief articles:
- “Venture capital and unicorns introduction“
- “Global Venture Capital and Unicorn Report“
- “Let’s talk about TikTok “
- “Failed Taiwan Software Industry Policy“
- “The hardware and software gap between China and US, is all China-made software and hardware possible?“
- “Japan is already a country of mediocrity, not as advanced as you think“
- “South Korea’s emerging technology giant“
- “Beyond your imagination of Israel’s strong venture capital and tech strength“
- “Reasons of the success Israel’s technology nation“
- “Israel stock market and tech giants“
- “Booming India stock market and the emerging Indian tech giants“
- “Indians do well in the US, India’s weak and uncompetitive industries
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