Israeli-Dutch Innovation Center

Israeli-Dutch Innovation Center

IDIC Priority Sectors

IDIC focuses on 4 high potential sectors for collaboration to create effective partnerships. Israel and the Netherlands both possess specific talent and know-how in these areas which, through collaboration, can leverage a mutual advantage for both countries.

ICT & Cyber security

ICT & Cyber Security

Due to the continuing threat of war and terrorism, Israel has gained substantial experience in the fields of cyber and homeland security technology and acts as one of the primary expert countries in intelligence, surveillance, security and defense. More and more politicians, security experts and media anchors refer to Israel as the example of well-organized civil and public security.

Security of the critical infrastructure against cyber and terroristic attacks is of vital importance, especially for a small country like the Netherlands which is a frontrunner in the digitalization of its economy. There is plenty interesting Cybersecurity and Homeland Security technology and knowledge for the Dutch business community to acquire in Israel. The Netherlands, in return, offers a unique testing environment for the application of new technologies, since they are a gateway to rest of the EU and the global market due to the port of Rotterdam, Schiphol airport and the Amsterdam Internet Exchange.

The IDIC (Israeli Dutch Innovation Center) acts as facilitator between Israel and Dutch technology companies, relevant government organizations and startups. Cybersecurity is one of its four areas of focus.

High Tech & Smart Materials

Whether it’s cybersecurity, photonics or robotics, Irael is at the forefront of some of the most importing high-tech developments. Military training, entrepreneurial expertise and excellent R&D centers make start Up Nation Israel a global leader in this sector.

High tech industries in the Netherlands are among the most innovative in the world, thanks to state-of-the-art facilities and cutting-edge research and development. A computer-savvy population, the Dutch open, creative & entrepreneurial spirit, Dutch technological know-how and products and a network based economy makes that Holland’s high tech sector is a world leader.

The IDIC (Israeli Dutch Innovation Center) acts as facilitator between Israel and Dutch technology companies, relevant government organizations and startups. HTSM is one of its four areas of focus.

High tech & smart materials includes multiple sub-sectors:

High Tech & Smart Materials
Advanced instrumentation

Systems and technology for measuring radiation, light and particles; determination and monitoring of location, movement and vibration; management, processing and interpretation of big (sensor) data for Big Science; instruments for R&D and production processes.


Technology and innovation for more sustainable and safer air transport: aerostructures, engine subsystems and components, maintenance, repair and overhaul, aircraft systems, and novel materials.


Solving problems like emission, congestion and noise disturbance, and promoting safety. Research topics: sustainable powertrain, smart mobility.


Developing new generations of (chip) technology, electronic components, ICs and electronic systems for use in alternative energy, electric cars, mobility and transport, logistics, communication, safety and security, privacy, healthcare, climate and water, intelligent cities, aviation and space.

Embedded Systems

Integrated hardware/software systems that add intelligence, decision-making and other possibilities to high-tech products that foster economic activities and quality of life.


People-centred nanoelectronics, embedded systems and mechatronics for prevention, diagnosis, intervention and therapy, informal and formal primary care and homecare, and enabling technologies for healthcare.

High-tech Materials

Understanding materials and their properties during production, processing, use and re-use as well as cost-reduction and safe handling of novel (nano) materials.


Lighting technology from components and solid state lighting (SSL) systems, to people-centred, energy-efficient and intelligent lighting solutions.


Cross-sectoral technologies in materials, electronics/optics and sensors, for applications like lighting, energy, health and water.


Translating applications into requirements for components and performance, technologies for photonic-electronic integration, and processes for fast and smart design and production.


Printheads and functional materials, reliability and advanced measurement and control engineering, and architecture of digital print platforms.


Protecting the security of people and society in the event of violence as well as situations that arise from crises and disasters. This is realized with technology in the domains of systems-of systems solutions, cybersecurity and sensors.

Semiconductor Equipment

Innovation with respect to the equipment for producing advanced integrated circuits: miniaturization of components, enlargement of chips and substrates, and fabrication techniques.

Smart Industry

Mechatronics, production technology linked to ICT, fast and accurate sensing, integration of micro and nanotechnology and smart materials, and smart industry field labs.


Development of products for satellites and launching vehicles, and new products and services based on satellite data in agriculture, food, water, energy and logistics.

High Tech & Smart Materials

Agri & Food

Global challenges exist due to a growing world population, some major negative environmental impacts and a lack of fresh waters. Israel's agritech industry is highly developed, is characterized by high added value, and is well-known around the world. Israel's agritech products, which include, among others, drip irrigation and dairy systems, are used around the globe. Israel's unique conditions such as a challenging climate, shortage of natural fresh water, and unsuitable soil, coupled with an advanced hi-tech sector and entrepreneurship, led to wide scale investments in R&D as well as a variety of innovative products.

Fueled by world-class research institutes for food innovation, medical universities and numerous public-private partnerships between science, industry and government, the Netherlands is world’s second exporter of Agri & Food components and materials. Israel’s experience to beat agricultural challenges and Dutch expertise can create cutting-edge solutions for future global challenges.

The IDIC (Israeli Dutch Innovation Center) acts as facilitator between Israel and Dutch technology companies, relevant government organizations and startups. Agri & Food is one of its four areas of focus.

Life Science & Med Tech

As people are growing older than ever before, body parts, organ and tissues begin to fail. Current solutions like transplantation, artificial joints and pacemakers are not effective anymore. On top of that, the research & development of new medical treatments increased by a tenfold during the last 35 years. The globe faces a major challenge: to lower overall healthcare costs and meet the world’s evolving needs of aging populations while creating significant investor value. Cooperation is one way to tackle this problem.

There is no other country in the world with such a concentration of life science companies and researcher like Israel. Companies are rooted in top international academic and research institutions; staffed by highly educated and skilled teams; operating within an entrepreneurial and audacious climate, to offer a variety of innovative medical solutions and technologies that answer today’s healthcare challenges.

Today, the Netherlands remains a major player in the global Life Sciences and Health industry, with a strong technological position in molecular imaging, medical informatics, biopharmaceuticals, human and veterinary vaccines, regenerative medicine and biomaterials (biomaterial coatings in medical devices), medical technology and health infrastructure. Dutch health care is of high quality and accessible and affordable for all. It is no wonder that many countries point to the Netherlands as an example of how the quality of health care can be guaranteed while the costs can be maintained at a reasonable level.

The IDIC (Israeli Dutch Innovation Center) acts as facilitator between Israel and Dutch technology companies, relevant government organizations and startups. Life Science & Med Tech is one of its four areas of focus.

High Tech & Smart Materials

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  • Israeli-Dutch Innovation Center
    Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Israel

  • 14 Abba Hillel Street, Ramat Gan 5250607

  • +972 (0) 52 9530 385