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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.

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"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. 

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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.

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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.