Welcome to SOSA’s Homeland Security Domain.

At SOSA HLS, we build and execute open innovation programs, accelerators, and innovation hubs for HLS & defense agencies & industries. Through our cross-vertical, 360° view, we bring you curated dual-use technologies, bridging the gap between HLS & Defense organizations and innovative civilian technologies.

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Leading organizations innovate with us.

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Ministry of Defense
Shabak
Elta
Rafael
HTX
Ministry of Defense
Shabak
Elta
Rafael
HTX
Ministry of Defense
Shabak
Elta
Rafael

Our Services

01.
Open Innovation Programs

From use-case definition to tech scouting, to pilots and implementations, we build structured open innovation programs for your needs and pain points. We bridge the gap between discreet HLS & defense organizations and innovative civilian technologies, so you can access technologies otherwise unattainable.

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HLS & Defense Accelerators

In this program, we build and manage a comprehensive accelerator for your specific needs from A-Z. We find you the most cutting-edge early-stage startups, so you have the opportunity to shape their development to real-life POCs and implementations.

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Global HLS & Defense Innovation Hubs

This is where all your innovation activities can exist and thrive. We build and manage bustling security innovation hubs to promote cross-collaboration and implement innovation between your different HLS & Defense  players. Our hubs provide a global foothold for your innovation practice.

Why SOSA HLS

Advanced Dual-Use Technologies

We solve your most complex challenges and pressing use cases with external technologies from unexpected verticals.

Real-life Validation

Through our robust programs and accelerators, we validate technologies and founders on a deeper level through real-life use cases and POCs.

Cross-Vertical Clientele

From Industries to security agencies, militaries, and governments - our wide view allows us to anticipate pain points so we can offer the most accurate tech solutions.

Led by Security Veterans

SOSA HLS is led by former directors of the Israeli Prime Minister’s office & the IDF and is uniquely positioned at the core of the Israeli tech ecosystem.

Solve your organization’s most pressing
challenges with groundbreaking tech solutions.

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Startup programs

SOSA HLS is continusely opertaing a number of clients acceleraors year round.
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The SOSA-Innofence Accelerator with the Israeli Ministry of defense.

SOSA Innofense is a unique acceleration program promoting  groundbreaking ideas that solve the challenges of the State of Israel’s defense systems. The program enables the acceleration of innovative technologies and support them into POCs and implementations in the security sector, the Israeli Ministry of Defense, and the IDF.

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The SOSA-Shabak downtown Accelerator for Dual-Use Technologies

The Shabak-SOSA Downtown Accelerator is a unique program designed to bridge the world of tech created for civilian and security use. The program enables the acceleration of innovative ideas and support them into POCs and real-world implementations, allowing participating startups to work hand in hand with Shabak design partners.

Who we are

SOSA HLS is led by industry experts and veterans Col.
(Res) David Rokach and Erik Kerten
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Eric Kerten
Managing Partner SOSA HLS
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Erik leads SOSA HLS Open Innovation programs. Before SOSA, Erik served in the Israeli Security Agency (Shabak) and was the co-founder and CEO of several international companies in the HLS and defense domain. Arik sits in the advisory board in a few of the leading organizations in the HLS and defense sector.

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David Rokach
Managing Partner SOSA HLS
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David is leading the SOSA HLS open innovation programs and accelerators for international defense companies and the Israeli Ministry of Defense. With over 30 years of experience, David served as the Head of Weapons System Division in the IDF, and held a number of key positions, including VP at  Aeronautics and Senior Security Director at "Peres & Associates", led by Former Israel President Shimon Peres.

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What our clients say

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Israel Lupa
"Working closely with SOSA has been essential to our competitive business and innovation advantage, giving us a leg up in the defense industry."
Israel Lupa
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Maintain organizational superiority through open innovation processes and the implementation of dual-use technologies.

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