Technion – Israel Institute of Technology
The Technion, founded in 1912 and Israel’s world renowned university behind the “Start-Up Nation,” and PSL signed a partnership agreement on December 14, 2015 to strengthen their collaborative relationships in education, research, innovation and entrepreneurship covering a variety of fields, including biotech, biomedical science, and big data.
The agreement has opened the door to exchanges of students, faculty researchers, and visiting researchers at both institutions. The new collaborative framework also seeks strengthened scientific cooperation and increased opportunities for technology transfer through patents and intellectual property.
In the fall of 2016, thirty students from the PSL-ITI (Institute for Technology and Innovation) graduate program completed a study tour at the Technion through this partnership. Their trip included conferences on the creation of tech startups, tours of cutting-edge laboratories, and a visit to the research startup accelerator T-Factor.
About the Technion
The Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, whose founding fathers included Albert Einstein, was created in 1912. Situated on Mount Carmel in Haifa, it is Israel’s oldest university. At its founding, the Technion’s mission was to educate the men and women who would build the new State. This mission explains the university’s success in the world, allowing it to forge academic partnerships with the world’s top universities (Jacobs Technion-Cornell Institute in New York City, the Guangdong Technion Israel Institute of Technology (GTIIT) in China).
Ranked as the world’s 18th best school in computer science and 43rd for engineering by the prestigious Shanghai ranking, and ranked 6th in the world for entrepreneurship and innovation by MIT, the Technion is host to 13,800 students, encompasses 18 colleges and 60 research centers, and has received 3 Nobel Prizes. Companies run by the Technion’s graduates account for 51% of Israel’s industrial exports, and 41 of the school’s alumni are listed among Dun & Bradstreet’s Top 125 Business Leaders.