4 Nanotech. L. & Bus. 109 (2007)
Israel's Nanotechnology Research Landscape: A Survey of Israeli Nanotechnology Capabilities and Technology Transfer Policies

handle is hein.journals/nantechlb4 and id is 117 raw text is: Israel's Nanotechnology Research
Landscape: A Survey of Israeli
Nanotechnology Capabilities and Technology
Transfer Policies
BOB ROSENBAUM,* MARIANA ARDETZ,** DR. DAPHNE
GETZ,*** DR. DANIEL SHEFER,**** DR. AMNON FRENKEL **** and
HEATHER A. STONE*****
ABSTRACT
Though it is a tiny country that many would find difficult to locate on a world map, Israel is
recognized as a leader in advanced technology for research and industry, and has also been cited as a
potential key player in nanotechnology. This article describes Israel's academic and industrial R&D
capabilities and provides a current review of its goals, activities and general readiness in
nanotechnology. Also discussed are technology transfer practices in Israel and recent changes to laws
influencing the export of technology.
* Bob Rosenbaum is Director of Small Advantage, a high tech marketing and business development consultancy,
and until recently served as strategic marketing director for Israel's National Nanotechnology Initiative (INNI).
His involvement in nanotech began in 1988 as a consultant to Cornell University and the first National Center of
Excellence   for  nanofabrication  in   the   U.S.      Mr.    Rosenbaum    may    be    reached   at
bob.rosenbaum@nanotechadvantage.com.
** Mariana Ardetz is a Research Assistant at the Samuel Neaman Institute for Advanced Studies in Science and
Technology, located at the Technion Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel. Ms. Ardetz may be reached at
ardetz@technion.ac.il.
*** Dr. Daphne Getz is a Senior Research Fellow and Consortium Program Coordinator at the Samuel Neaman
Institute for Advanced Studies in Science and Technology. Her work focuses on various aspects of research and
development policy and evaluation, consortia creation and management.   Dr. Getz may be reached at
daphne@technion.ac.il.
**** Dr. Daniel Shefer and Dr. Amnon Frenkel are Senior Research Associates at the Samuel Neaman Institute for
Advanced Studies in Science and Technology. Their work focuses on technological innovations, technological
incubators and technology transfer as they affect regional economic growth and development. Dr. Shefer may be
reached at shefer@techunix.technion.ac.il. Dr. Frenkel may be reached at amnonf@tx.technion.ac.il.
****** Heather A. Stone, Adv., is a Partner in the law firm, Gross, Kleinhendler, Hodak, Halevy, Greenberg & Co. of
Tel Aviv, Israel. She is head of the technology, venture capital, intellectual property and commercial transactions
practice areas, with an emphasis on representation of emerging growth companies and the representation of
investors and venture capital funds involved with such companies. Ms. Stone may be reached at heather@gkh-
law.com.
The authors also acknowledge the early assistance of Yariv Erad of CreativisionIP, an IP business consultancy with
special focus on academic nanotechnology research.

NANOTECHNOLOGY LAW & BUSINESS  MARCH 2007

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