Industry visits& Seminars
The program features 12 corporate visits to leading high-tech companies, start-up firms, and technological incubators, in which the students will attend presentations by entrepreneurs and senior managers and gain first-hand exposure to Israel’s start-up scene. Most of the tours will include a guided visit to the R&D lab, manufacturing or other corporate facility. The list of corporate visits includes tours to the following companies: Energix, Intel, Argo, Given Imaging, Misgav Technological Incubator, Pluristem, Explore ventures (Incubator), and Qualcomm. Each visit will be combined with a guided tour of nearby tourist sites in Israel (half-day tour), such as Jaffa, Jerusalem, Caesarea, Acre, and other attractions.
The program includes three industry seminars that will be held on campus. These seminars will feature entrepreneurs and corporate executives who will present their companies and introduce a managerial dilemma which will be resolved by student groups who will work on it in a round-table session format. The students will present their solutions and receive feedback from a panel of academic and corporate referees. These seminars will prepare students to national and international case competitions. Confirmed seminar speakers this year include the distinguished Nobel Prize Laureate, Prof. Dan Shechtman.