Healthcare Technological Innovation – From Idea to Commercialization

Integrating global experience, people and ideas

An Executive Program for Biotechnology and Medical Device Entrepreneurs and Managers.

The School of Management at Tel-Aviv University and Lahav Executive Education at the School of Management offer an executive program titled “Healthcare Technological Innovation – From Idea to Commercialization.”

The mission of this program is to improve the performance of the Israeli life science industry by creating, providing and disseminating knowledge that will enhance the effectiveness and skills of the current and future leaders and management of Israel’s life science Industry.

Healthcare systems throughout the world are facing many challenges. The pressures of the growing demand for healthcare services – fueled by aging populations and burgeoning middle classes, especially in emerging markets like China and India, increasing consumer empowerment along with expectations of higher-quality care and a squeeze on funding – have created a perfect storm that is driving a need for new innovative technologies and business models. The healthcare systems will increase demand for new evidence and definitions for positive health outcomes before using any new technology or services that aims to revolutionize healthcare delivery.

In such an environment, the need for heightened efficiencies and increased innovation has never been greater. Accordingly, companies must find new ways to improve the efficiency of their operations, increase their research-and development (R&D) capabilities, tap into alternative sources of innovation and capture new customers — particularly as demand for healthcare rises in emerging markets.

To address emerging issues and guide this sector in the future, leaders will need strong general management skills coupled with an in-depth understanding of the health sector’s complex business relationships and value chain.

Program Collaborators

The School of Management at Tel-Aviv University is where academia meets business. Established in 1965, the school has, over the years, trained generation after generation of Israel’s professional and business elite, adapting its curriculum to the needs of a global economy in constant change.

The school brings together professionals and executives at all stages of their careers to acquire academic insight and business knowhow from scholars representing the diversity of management disciplines. Today, it is home to 60 faculty members specializing in all fields of business, over 3,000 students enrolled in a dozen or so study programs, executive circles of over 2,000 participants from Israel and abroad taking part annually in professional development programs, and an alumni community of over 20,000 business professionals strategically positioned in all sectors of business, high-tech and public administration in Israel and abroad.

It is one of the two AACSB-accredited business schools in Israel. Our first and foremost commitment is to the highest standards of professionalism in research and teaching, preparing our students for the challenges of modern business life by sharing with them the benefits of a classic business education from up-to-date perspectives.

Since its establishment in 1969, LAHAV, an integral part of the School of Management at Tel-Aviv University, and the leading provider of executive education in Israel, has been contributing to the development of organizational management resources and to talent management. Each year, hundreds of managers participate in the advanced and innovative programs that LAHAV offers, among them senior officeholders from leading companies in Israel’s business sector, senior IDF officers, managers of non-profit organizations, senior physicians in the health system, and managers of municipalities and local government authorities. The programs are developed by senior academics from the School of Management at Tel-Aviv University, working in close cooperation with organizations in the various sectors of the economy to ensure that the content meets the requirements and challenges of the field.  In this way, LAHAV serves as a bridge between academia and practice, to the mutual benefit and enrichment of both.

The Israeli Advanced Technology Industries (IATI) is the largest umbrella organization representing the high-tech and life science industries in the country. With over 500 members its mission is to strengthen the Israeli high-tech and life science industries across the whole value chain while creating global, technological and innovational leadership.

As the voice of the high-tech, life science and all advanced technologies community in Israel, where innovation is a national mindset, the IATI researches, develops and advocates policies and actions that promote all of Israel’s high-tech, promoting awareness of its strengths and innovations worldwide.

By providing the platform for communication and collaboration, IATI gives its members not only the opportunity to learn from successful individuals but also to gain access to R&D, marketing, financial service providers, and the world’s top-tier venture capital funds.

Its members represent every level and aspect of the industry: entrepreneurs, start-ups, incubators, accelerators, R&D centers, multinational companies, local and international venture capital funds, private investors, technology transfer companies and service providers.