Launch of 2011 U.S.-Israel Innovation Index

November 2011

The USISTF invites you to join us for the official release of the:

“U.S.-Israel Innovation Index: Comparing International Linkages in Innovation”

The U.S.-Israel Science and Technology Foundation is delighted to release the first annual U.S.-Israel Innovation Index (USI3). Utilizing technological, scientific, and economic innovation indicators such as co-patents, cross-listed companies on national stock exchanges and cross border business investment, the USI3 illustrates the impact of international cooperation on innovation around the world. The Index benchmarks the innovation relationship between the U.S. and Israel alongside that of the U.S. and Germany, Switzerland, Finland, Sweden, Singapore, Korea, United Arab Emirates and Chile. At this release event, USISTF will present the main findings of the USI3, the results of analysis of three years of data, which will reveal what is effective in international innovation relationships and the state of the U.S. innovation relationship with nine competitive countries.

Date: November 30, 2011

Registration and Light Breakfast: 8:30 AM – 9:00 AM

Program: 9:00 AM -10:30 AM

Location: National Press Club, 529 14th Street NW, Washington, DC 20045

Index Presentation and Overview:

Ms. Ann Liebschutz, Executive Director, U.S.-Israel Science and Technology Foundation

Led by Discussant:

The Honorable Phillip Bond, Former President, Tech America and Former Undersecretary of the Technology Administration in the Department of Commerce

Joined by Panelists:

Ms. Tamar Guy, Executive Director, America-Israel Chamber of Commerce, Tel Aviv

Mr. Aaron Brickman, Deputy Executive Director, SelectUSA, U.S. Department of Commerce

Mr. Eli Groner, Minister of Economic Affairs, Embassy of Israel

Ms. Holly Vineyard, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Africa, Middle East and South Asia for the International Trade Administration

To RSVP or for more information about the event or the USI3, please contact Ann Liebschutz, Executive Director, U.S.-Israel Science and Technology Foundation or 202.204.3102.