California Signs Strategic Agreement to Promote Economic Ties with Israel

Photo: Avi Ohayon, Israel GPO

PM Netanyahu and California Governor Jerry Brown Sign Cooperation Agreement. Photo: Avi Ohayon, Israel GPO.

The agreement will boost economic, cultural and academic cooperation between California and Israel, with an emphasis on water conservation, alternative energy, cybersecurity, health and biotechnology, education and agricultural technology.

The agreement will also enable Israeli companies to access California’s Innovation Hubs (iHUB), an innovation network that includes 16 clusters of research parks, technology incubators, universities and federal laboratories, together with economic development organizations, business groups and venture capital funds.

“Through this agreement, California and Israel will build on their respective strengths in research and technology to confront critical problems we both face, such as water scarcity, cybersecurity and climate change,” said California Governor Jerry Brown.

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