Dr. Smadar ItzkovichChampion
Head of Industry Development Division, Ashdod Municipality
MIT REAP Team Ashdod’s regional focus is on the city of Ashdod, which is located in the Southern District of Israel. The team has a well-balanced stakeholder composition, including the Ministry of Economy and Industry, Shamoon College of Engineering, Start-Up National Center, and Ashdod Municipality.
Social progress and economic prosperity as a collective measure of development in a region.
Innovation-Driven Entrepreneurial Ecosystems are regional environments that effectively support startups focused on addressing global markets based on technological, process or business model innovation.
Ability to develop new to the world innovations from inception through to the market.EXPAND ALL
-Pool of innovators
-Education in tech and commercialization
-Nature of established companies in region
-Funding for research
Ability to start and build new to the world businesses from inception to maturity.EXPAND ALL
-Accessibility of entrepreneurial capital (government, private, equity, debt, grants)
-New business creation policy
-Business law and business policy
-Government, corporate and consumer demand for new products and services