Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will, this year, for the third time, award the "Prime Minister's Prize for Initiatives and Innovation". The goal of the Prize is to lead to significant changes in society, the environment, science, technology, etc.
The Prize, the awarding of which has become a tradition, will be given in two categories: Initiatives for non-profit purposes and initiatives for financial profit. Each recipient will receive a prize of NIS 70,000. Honorable mentions – of NIS 15,000 – will also be awarded in each category.
The event is being held in the framework of Global Entrepreneurship Week, which will take place from 12-18 November 2012, and will be marked by a special ceremony at Ben-Gurion University in Be'er Sheva.
Candidacies may be submitted from 3 June 2012 to 15 July 2012; for details, please click here.
The members of the award committee are:
* Prof. Eugene Kandel (Chairman) – Head of Prime Minister's Office National Economic Council;
* Tami Hausfater – Advisor to the Prime Minister, initiator of the "Prime Minister's Prize for Initiatives and Innovation" project;
* Maxine Fassberg – General Manager of Intel Israel, Intel Corp. Technology and Manufacturing Group Vice President;
* Ben-Gurion University Professor Dafna Schwartz;
* Technion senior lecturer Dr. Harry Yuklea;
* Itamar Medical Co-Chairman Dr. Giora Yaron;
* Former Jerusalem Post editor, and co-author of "Start-Up Nation: The True Story of Israel's Economic Miracle" Saul Singer.