Israel has been staking its claim as a Startup Nation in the global tech economy. Could 2023 Be the Year Israel Becomes a Climate Tech Nation?
Startup-Nation Central’s 2023 Climate Tech Landscape Map features an ecosystem of over 850 companies promoting direct and indirect decarbonization.
Israeli startups have a wealth of expertise needed in fields as diverse as smart mobility, digital health, fintech and cyber security to position Israel as a leader in climate technology.
In addition, Israel’s water and irrigation solutions and proper agricultural capabilities make it one of the few countries able to reverse desertification and develop sustainable agriculture in arid climates.
Startup-Nation Central has identified six areas to watch:
- Food and land use – How can we produce food sustainably? This includes sustainable proteins (plant-based, lab-grown, and insect-based) from sustainable agriculture (irrigation, next-generation fertilizers, indoor farming, and more).
- Power transfer – How do we transition to clean energy systems? This category includes solar, wind, geothermal, nuclear, hydrogen and other forms of non-fossil fuel energy; more efficient use of energy (cooling and heating, data centers); and energy storage (electro-chemical batteries, alternative storage, long-term storage).
- Carbon technology – How can we track and eliminate carbon emissions? The category covers carbon capture and sequestration, carbon analysis and fintech (carbon accounting and reporting, carbon offsetting).
- Aqueous solutions – What processes and materials do we need to make things? The “circular economy” (low-carbon polymers and better waste disposal and recycling), eco-friendly manufacturing and green building technology (including the oxymoron-sounding green cement) including sustainable materials.
- Cleaning industry technology – Like water solutions, what processes and materials do we use to make things? The category includes more round and durable materials; predictive maintenance, testing and testing; Reduced energy consumption, and better management of food waste and waste.
- Transportation and logistics – How can we move people and goods sustainably? It includes micro-mobility, sharing and more accessible public transport. electric vehicles; and eco-efficiency logistics such as fleet management and fuel efficiency.
The map above may be static, but if you visit the Start-Up Nation Central website, you can click on any company to read more details. Companies include those that are based in Israel and have an R&D team in the country.
Start-Up Nation Central’s Start-Up Nation Finder was established in 2014 and now has information on over 8,000 active companies, investors, centers and multinational corporations operating in Israel.