David Leffler Director General Ministry of Economy and Industry

Dear EcoMotion Community members, I am delighted to share with you the annual Ecomotion booklet. Ecomotion is part of a strategic programof our Ministry to promote Israel economicgrowthbycreating innovationecosystemcommunities in selected areas. The communities support the local ecosystem and its attempts to cope with global partners in order to assimilate innovation which will affect the life of all us. It is needless to say that during these challenging times, the value of communities is greater. When meeting and networking is taking a stepback, a strong community allows us tobetter adapt andcontinue the support for the Israeli Smart Mobility ecosystem. I am sure that this booklet provides a valuable contribution for that effort. Israel iswell known for its innovation. In theAutomotive sector,while auto manufacturing does not exist at all in Israel, Israeli companies do excel in the automobile smart technology sector, as it can be reflected in this booklet. With more than 1,400 new startups per year, 300+ multinational companies, thousandsof entrepreneurs andacomprehensivebusiness ecosystem, more and more global auto manufacturers and tech giants are looking at Israel while creating thenext generationof smart vehicles. We welcome all of them and are happy to assist them in creating partnerships with the Israeli industry. I look forward to welcoming you all back in Israel in the near future.

10 Opening Notes EcoMotion Booklet 2021

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