AIRPORT CITY, ISRAEL –Today, as part of his ongoing trade mission in Israel, Governor Rick Scott highlighted the successful Florida-Israel Memorandum of Understanding Agreement between Space Florida and Israel, which ultimately established the Florida-Israel Innovation Partnership following the Governor’s 2011 trade mission to Israel. Through a joint application process, the Florida-Israel Innovation Partnership supports research, development, aerospace and technology projects between Israeli and Florida businesses. As part of this recognition, Governor Scott presented 16 participating companies with the Governor’s Business Ambassador Award. The State of Florida and Israel have each invested $1 million annually to support the partnership.

Governor Scott said, “Through the Florida-Israel Innovation Partnership, we have worked together to support businesses that are helping strengthen Florida and Israel as global leaders for innovation. I was proud to present some of the many Florida and Israeli participants with a Governor’s Business Ambassador Award today, and we will continue to work closely with our partners in Israel to support projects that will lead to the creation of new opportunities for our families.”

The companies recognized included:

Space Pharma, Israel

NSL Satellites, Israel

Micro Aerospace Solutions, Florida

Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI), Israel

StemRad, Israel

Lockheed Martin Space Systems, Florida

Elbit Systems, Israel

General Capacitor, Florida

E1Mind A, Israel

Semi-Conductor Devices, Israel

Vision Engineering, Florida

Nano Dimension, Israel

Semplastics, Florida

Harris Corporation, Florida

Governor Scott is currently leading a delegation of nearly 70 Florida business and education leaders on a trade mission in Israel to continue to build on Florida and Israel’s strong relationship. Florida’s economic development and trading partnership with Israel exceeds $286 million a year.



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