(Formerly the Office of the Chief Scientist and MATIMOP)

Israel HLS 2014 Innovation Award


Israel HLS 2014 Innovation Award


The Office of the Chief Scientist, the Israel Export Institute and MATIMOP - The Israeli Industry Center for R&D announce the HLS & Cyber Innovation Competition

November 9-11, Hall 1, The Israel Trade Fairs Center, Tel Aviv


MATIMOP - The Israeli Industry Center for R&D and the Israel Export Institute will hold an HLS and cyber innovation competition during Israel HLS 2014. We invite Israeli companies in the HLS and cyber fields to participate in the competition. The competition aims to encourage Israeli innovation and exports in the HLS and cyber field.


Criteria by which companies will be judged:


  • Functionality, creativity and technological innovation
  • Company (robustness, performance, quality of business approach)
  •   Impact and potential
  • General assessment


The competition is open to Israeli companies whose R&D center is in Israel and whose revenue from sales in 2013 was no higher than $4 million.


The ten companies reaching the final stages of the competition will make a presentation before a panel of judges during the conference, which will include their technology/product.


The panel of judges consists of international senior industry and government figures, venture capitalists and academics.


Two winners will be announced on November 11.


The Prizes


The first-prize winner will receive:

1. $3,000 towards participation in a conference in the company’s field

2. Membership in Category 1 for one year in the Israel Export Institute

3. Participation in the renowned Merage Institute program in Irvine California


The second-prize winner will receive:

1. Membership in Category 1 for one year in the Israel Export Institute

2. Participation in the renowned Merage Institute program in Irvine California


About the Conference


The Israel HLS 2014 conference is convened by The Israel Export & International Cooperation Institute in cooperation with the Ministry of Economy, MATIMOP - The Israeli Industry Center for R&D, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Public Security, the Ministry of Defense and the Israeli Police.


The conference will include lectures, seminars and panel discussions, and an exhibition showcasing some of the finest field-proven and next-generation technologies and systems in the industry, including a start-up area and an Innovation Award. In addition, there will be lots of opportunities to greet colleagues and create new business relationships through formal and informal meetings.


Israel HLS 2014 should be attended by all public decision makers, security professionals and HLS industry managers with an interest in:

Ø  Cyber security

Ø  Critical infrastructure protection, including oil and gas

Ø  Emergency preparedness and management, functional continuity and urban resilience

Ø  Intelligence, counter terror and law enforcement


Our previous HLS conference, held in 2012, attracted more than 800 security officials from around the world, including public security ministers, senior government and municipal officials, emergency response and port authorities, police commanders and HLS industry managers. They heard and met with security experts and industry leaders discussing today’s challenges in the light of growing global terror, criminal activity, threats to public order and natural disasters.



Competition Registration


Submissions will be accepted in English only.


For the submission form click here 


The submission form must be submitted to hlscompetition@matimop.org.il no later than September 15, 2014.