Societal Challenges Division
The Societal Challenges Division focuses on harnessing technological innovation to solving substantial problems in society and the public sector in Israel, and on developing solutions for the lack of skilled workers in the high-tech industry by increasing the number and variety of employees in this sector.
The Division’s human capital incentive programs support training programs and entry into the industry, while giving special emphasis to target populations with high potential in Israel and abroad, minority populations entrepreneurship, and technological innovation that assists the promotion of these objectives.
The Division’s incentive programs in Social-Public R&D offer unique tools of support for initiatives that solve social and public problems (such as assistive technologies for the disabled), and operates according to the “double bottom line” principle that examines commercial, technological and social impacts.
Societal Challenges Division Incentive Programs:
- Assistive Technology for the Disabled
- Digital Innovation for Public Sector Challenges
- Diverse Startups: Incentive Programs for Ultra-Orthodox and Minorities
- Coding Bootcamps Program
- GCI-Grand Challenges Israel