Anniversary: 20 years of German Israeli Young Leaders Exchange
Since its founding in 1977, the Bertelsmann Stiftung has devoted considerable effort to facilitating German-Israeli relations. This long-term cooperation was built on the close friendship cultivated between Liz and Reinhard Mohn with then-Mayor of Jerusalem, the legendary Teddy Kollek.
Projekt News: Imbalance in mutual perceptions between Europe and Israel
According to a Bertelsmann Stiftung survey, Europeans are much more critical toward Israel than is true of the reverse. There is also a lack of agreement on the issue of Europe’s responsibility for Israel.
Study: Personal contact crucial in German-Israeli innovation transfer
Study: Silicon Wadi meets the hinterland – how Germany’s Mittelstand and Israeli startups can benefit from working together
Germany and Israel face similar challenges and opportunities when it comes to globalization and digitalization. Which synergies could result from an innovation exchange? What would successful cooperation look like? As our study German and Israeli Innovation – The Best of Two Worlds shows: Networking is crucial for shaping German-Israeli partnerships. Innovative platforms, moreover, facilitate the interactions that can make those partnerships happen.
Event: German-Israeli Pitch Night
“Go far. Come close.” The first German-Israeli Pitch Night presented innovative startups from Israel and East Westphalia to an audience of 200 guests. Thanks to the concrete examples discussed, it also showed how both ecosystems can learn from each other.
Network meeting of the German-Israeli Young Leaders Exchange: Adventure – A Journey from Success to Significance
The challenges and chances of digitization and migration for economy and society were the focus of this year’s network meeting of the German-Israeli Young Leaders Exchange “Adventure – A Journey from Success to Significance.”
Study: How German SMEs can benefit from the Startup Nation Israel
Our new study shows far-reaching potential in the close cooperation between German and Israeli businesses – efforts which, to date, have been underutilized. Highlighting Israel's innovative dynamism, the study also offers German businesses engagement strategies facilitative in securing potential Israeli partners.
"Inspiring Innovation": The German-Israeli Young Leaders Exchange in Israel
Innovation is the catchword on everyone's lips. Israel in particular is considered to be one of the world's leading ecosystems for startups and new technologies. This year's German-Israeli Young Leaders Exchange, held under the theme "inspiring innovation", focused on the basic conditions needed for a successful innovation ecosystem, as well as on innovation's impact on the economy and society.
Study: Germans take skeptical view of Israel
Since the start of diplomatic relations fifty years ago, Israel and Germany have displayed an extraordinary commitment to the path of rapprochement. However, Germans are significantly more critical of Israel than vice versa, and the younger generation in both countries displays a tendency towards estrangement.
Fostering mutual understanding: Building bridges for future dialog
German-Israeli relations are facing new challenges today. With this situation in mind, the Bertelsmann Stiftung initiated the German-Israeli Young Leaders Exchange.