The race for technological superiority has led governments and nations globally to heavily invest in R&D as well as in open innovation initiatives. Technologies dedicated to push Homeland Security (HLS) to the next level have taken center-stage since the early 2010’s, in order to support the physical security of a territory’s borders and critical facilities, sophisticated intelligence methods, and the operation of emergency forces.
Israel’s distinct geopolitical history creates a prime landscape for developing HLS-oriented technologies that innovate security not just for countries, cities, agencies, and the public; but also for corporations. Most success stories begin in the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF), a mandatory military service that cultivates talent and acts as a testing ground for technologies brought from inception to real-world validation.
Technologies developed by Israeli military veterans are now used by both governments and enterprises globally. Solutions which originated in the HLS sector are now being used in a civilian setting within corporations and vice versa, an exchange of multiple purpose innovation known as dual-use technology.