Advanced Materials in Israel 2018
The Advanced Materials Expert Mission travelled to Israel in February 2018. Here, we share the information and insights gathered during the delegation’s time in Israel.
Abstract from outcome report:
Advanced materials are vital to the UK manufacturing economy and its future. The materials manufacturing sector supply chain is important, but the dependence of all manufacturing sectors on materials is, arguably, even more significant. Key UK sectors, such as aerospace, automotive, construction, electronic equipment, energy, medical equipment, packaging, rail and their supply chains all need materials to deliver bulk and niche products. Furthermore, they need materials innovation to develop products suitable for future market requirements and applications, for example, light-weight and multi-functional materials.
Bilateral trade between the UK and Israel reached a value of US$6.9 billion in 2017, and the UK is Israel’s second largest trading partner. It is also Israel’s number one destination for investment in Europe, with more than 300 Israeli companies operating in the UK. The UK and Israel both have a strong background in advanced materials, stemming from top performing universities and industrial research and development. While Israel has particular expertise in nanotechnology and nanomaterials, the UK focuses more on the application of advanced materials.
About Global Expert Missions
The Global Expert Missions (GEM) programme is funded by Innovate UK and designed to build international collaborations with governments, societies, enterprises, institutions, and people from every corner of the globe. With global challenges requiring international perspectives, the programme aims to support the UK government’s ambition to be the international partner of choice and a global hub for innovation by 2035.