Did you know that approximately 70% of doctorate degree holders in the field of life sciences in Israel don’t even work in their field?
Everyone is constantly talking about how Israel is the Start-up Nation, but no one ever talks about how over 90% of accelerators in the country are from the software engineering industry.
Israel’s biotech market isn’t in the best state in comparison to markets in other countries around the world, so we set out on a mission to discover why - and if there’s room for improvement. We met with experts from academia, industry and government in order to better understand the challenges that the Israeli biotech industry faces.
In the end, we proposed a solution of our own. We suggested that courses in entrepreneurship and industry be offered to graduate students in biology programs; courses that would prepare these advanced degree students to establish companies of their own once they complete their studies, enabling them to further the biology industry and create more job opportunities for doctors of biology in Israel.
To summarize, within the framework of the project, Niyar Amada presented a report to the Malag - the Council for Higher Education. The report contained recommendations for the promotion of entrepreneurship courses within the biotechnology industry.
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