The Ministry of Science, Technology and Space

The Ministry of Science, Technology and Space aims to advance, encourage and foster science to the highest levels of achievement and creativity in Israel and to place Israel as a leading scientific and technological power.

The Ministry identifies scientific and technological research areas that are of national priority. In addition, it acts to develop human capital, increase the social and economic vigor of Israeli society, and maintain equal opportunity in all areas of science and technology.
Amongst its goals, the Ministry constitutes a connecting link between basic research, applied research and industrial development. Another central goal of the Ministry is to strengthen as well as initiate international scientific collaborations with other countries and international organization. more...

News and Events

Genetic Information in a click: Israel Joins the Largest Biology Information Organization in the World
 The Ministry of Science, Technology and Space has recently signed an agreement to join the European Organization of Biological Information  (ELIXIR), which holds the world's largest database for proteins and DNA sequences. As part of the agreement, a national Bioinformatics center will be built in Israel, and run by an inter-university research forum. The ministry of Science will allocate 200,000 NIS per year for the project.
The Prime Minister’s Office together with the Ministry of Science, Technology & Space,
and Keren Hayesod-UIA, will grant in 2014, for the second time. 
The IAF General Assembly, gathered during the
63rd IAC in Naples, Italy, on 5 October 2012,
has selected, Jerusalem, Israel, as the host
for the 2015 Congress.
The 2013 Eric and Sheila Samson
Prime Minister's Prize for Innovation
 in Alternative Fuels for Transportation
The board of trustees of the prize announced 
the names of the winners:
Prof. George A. Olah
Prof. Surya Prakash  
From the University of Southern California

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