On Sunday, Economics Minister Anke Rehlinger will set out for a multi-day trip to Israel. The main focus is set on companies and start-ups of the cybersecurity branch. Israel is one of the leading global players here. Rehlinger wants to use the journey to exchange experiences and discuss possible cooperations: `Saarland is already an excellent place for activities related to IT and IT security. Taking a broader view can open up further potentials for Saarland, help learning from globally leading locations and connect local businesses.´
So, the Minister will meet the founder and CEO of Jerusalem Venture Partners, a company operating a cybersecurity accelerator in Be`er Sheva and having already invested in over 120 companies in the U.S. and Europe. Furthermore, Rehlinger will pay a visit to the global player Checkpoint, which is one of the oldest cyber companies in Israel and employs over 5000 people. With a visit to the Cooperation Cyber Lab of Deutsche Telekom and Ben Gurion University, the requirements of established companies to be met by IT locations shall be explored. In a think tank, another leading cyber security company – Team8 – identifies future challenges for the market and founds corresponding companies.
The trip organized by gwSaar will last from November 10-15 and, among other things, also include Tel Aviv, Be`er Scheva and Jerusalem. Also a visit to the Holocaust memorial Yad Vashem (with wreath laying) is on the agenda, as well as a visit to the Palestinian autonomous territory of Ramallah.
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