Our Story

Our world is changing at the speed of light, presenting new challenges and opportunities every day. As the global population steadily increases, so too does our need to create sustainable food security. Transforming food systems at a global scale requires targeted investments in innovation, multidisciplinary collaboration and industry-specific expertise. That’s where the impact happens, and it’s why we created the Kinneret Innovation Center (KIC).

 

Strategically located in the heart of the Jordan Valley, on the banks of the Sea of Galilee, our living lab presents an ecosystem of possibility. By bridging the gap between academia, industrial and agricultural communities, we enable startups and key corporate players to build advanced technology solutions. We understand your urgency to make an impact. At KIC, we will empower you to transform your dreams into reality.

 

The Founding Partners

The Kinneret Innovation Center is a world-class technology hub designed to encourage global impact. KIC leverages its fertile setting to ignite industry innovation and was founded in partnership by:

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Zemach Regional Industries, Ltd. (a cooperative owned by 33 agricultural communities in the North of Israel)​

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Keren Kayemeth LeIsrael Jewish National Fund (has been developing the land of Israel, strengthening the bond between the Jewish people and its homeland.)

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Kinneret Academic College (comprised of the School of Social Sciences and Humanities and the Achi Racov School of Engineering)

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Our Mission

By cultivating an enriching environment in which local and international stakeholders can create positive synergies, we will sow the seeds of prosperity for generations to come.

Our Vision

To become a world-renowned hub of innovation and a cornerstone of global impact.

 
 

Our Team

We are a group of entrepreneurs, who love Israel and aspire to bring prosperity to the North.

We dare to dream and are not afraid to make mistakes. We believe we can create both a local and global impact.

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Kalman Kaufman

Chairman

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Elad Shamir

CEO

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Uriel Perman

Director of Innovatin

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Shir Alyagor

Director of Education and Community Manager

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Anat Vexler Israeli

Strategic Partnership Manager

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Dr. Ran Suckeveriene

CTO

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Gadi Kliger

Startups Division Manager

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Tomer Swisa

Director of Industry Innovation and International Relations

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Dr. Yael Dubinsky

KIC-DEV Manager

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Ethy Levy

Kinneret Impact Ventures Manager

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Eli Smadar

CTO of KIC-DEV

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Liron Avraham

Coordinator

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Yair Marciano

Entrepreneurial Training Manager

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Naomi Elkabets

Educational Programs Manager

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Shahaf Josef

Innovation Events & Programs Manager

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Matan Lev

Account Manager Agrotraction Israel

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Daniel Zeltzer

Accelerator Manager

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Sahar Zingfer

Content & Projects Manager

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Tal Hakoki

Startup's Community Manager

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Zemach Jacob

Software Engineer at KIC-DEV

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Omer Yehuda

Software Engineer at KIC-DEV

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Osher Cohen 

Software Engineer at KIC-DEV

 

Our Manifesto

We are here to make an impact.

 

We are inspired by the focused energy and entrepreneurial spirit of our peers. It’s through this lens that we see endless opportunities.

 

Linking sectors. Growing networks. Empowering inventive minds.

 

We will be responsible for nurturing solutions. We will encourage communities to flourish.

 

We believe in a world driven by innovation and motivated by possibility. We envision a future where people, prosperity and potential align with the sustainability of our planet.

 

This is the world we aspire to create.

 

This is why we exist.