MembersGov’t Authorities Become Guinea Pigs

It’s a bit surprising when government authorities have creative ideas, and even more surprising when they are good ideas.

By Michael Selutin |
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In collaboration with the Israel Innovation Authority, several government-owned companies allowing small technology firms to test their inventions on them.

This could kill two birds with one stone, as the small start-ups have an opportunity to test and get their products in front of potential top customers, and the government can improve its efficiency. For Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon, this move even means “bringing state companies into the digital age,” and, in turn, providing citizens with better service.

Start-ups will be able to test their technologies in relevant companies and gain access to data from these companies with the aim of bringing the developed products to market quickly. For this they get a loan,...

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