• We are preparing the Connector 2021

    Matching the most Innovative Israeli and Swedish Start-ups, SMEs, MNEs & research institutes to foster bilateral market-oriented research collaboration within AI and Cybersecurity

  • 1-on-1 partnering meetings

    Create your next market oriented R&D projects with other innovation leaders – 150+ meetings in one afternoon.

  • Co-creating tomorrow's technologies

    Co-funding available via Eurostars to catalyze your bilateral innovation projects.


The aim with The Connector is to foster creation of innovation projects between the best in class companies and academic players from Israel and Sweden.

The 1st meet-up focused on AI and took place on 9 June 2020 in digital format. For more information on focus areas, please see here

More information about the 2021 edition will come soon. 

2021 - Artificial Intelligence & Cybersecurity

Hybrid conference taking place in Tel Aviv in Q4.

Welcome to co-create with us!


Israel and Sweden are two global innovation leaders. 

  • Both countries are continuously ranked as top innovations leaders globally, placing among the top 10 in rankings such as the Global Innovation Index (GII), the Global Competitiveness Index (GCI) and the Bloomberg Innovation Index (BII). 
  • Israel itself is the number one country globally in terms of VC Investment per capita and as a % of GDP. The Swedish capital Stockholm on the other hand has produced more billion-dollar “unicorn” companies per capita than any other region behind Silicon Valley. 
  • Together, these two countries account for a substantial part of patents issued globally, with Sweden recently being ranked number 2 in patents per capita and Israel number 5. 

Being at the forefront of the innovation game, Israel and Sweden face common challenges in maintaining and developing their high-tech industries. 

  • Both countries need to constantly innovate in order to drive economic growth and secure global competitiveness. 
  • Being two of the world’s innovation leaders, Israel and Sweden form natural partners for collaboration on how to improve innovation capabilities and further strengthen industrial eco-systems. 
  • In order to proactively secure global competitiveness and maintain positions as global innovation leaders, Israel and Sweden have jointly launched the Israel-Sweden Innovation Initiative. 

The Connector is a platform for bilateral cooperation on innovation. 

  • The Connector is an industrial R&D partnering platform with the objective to increase high-technology R&D projects between Israel and Sweden.
  • The initiative gathers the most technology intensive and advanced MNEs, SMEs and academia on yearly basis and issues calls for R&D project proposals between Israeli and Swedish organizations.



Event date
November 10th 2021

Booking of 1-to-1 meetings

Registration deadline
October 2021


Are you interested in being one of the pitching start-ups / SME's at The Connector?

Would you like to present your innovation for MNE's and academia to secure R&D cooperation?


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