Leading international consulting firm Roland Berger is partnering with Start-Up Nation Central, the independent non-profit organisation connecting global corporations, investors, and governments to the Israeli tech innovation ecosystem.
Together, the two organisations will advance commercial opportunities for Israeli technological innovation companies interested in operating within the GCC.
The cooperation is expected to help fulfil the promise of the Abraham Accords that were signed 15 months ago and to further deepen the ties between the signatory states.
Based on a recently signed MoU, the duo will collaborate on a series of strategic initiatives. The parties will also carry out joint research and analysis, marketing, and promotional activities.
Start-Up Nation Central has already taken substantial steps to build bridges between the member states' innovation ecosystems. In December 2020, it officially launched the UAE-IL Tech Zone, an exclusive platform aimed at bridging technological, entrepreneurial, business, venture capital, and government collaborations between the UAE and Israel.
The growing community, already connecting more than 2,000 business, innovation, and technology leaders from both countries, is gradually evolving to become a GCC regional community.
Start-Up Nation Central recently initiated the UAE-Israel Business Forum with UAE Ambassador to Israel Mohamed Al Khaja to further promote the countries’ business-to-business ties in an effort to create a joint regional hub of entrepreneurship.
Stefan Schaible, Global Managing Partner of Roland Berger: "At Roland Berger, we are deeply committed to entrepreneurship, which is one of our firm's fundamental values. We are actively exploring unconventional ideas, taking risks, and blazing new trails, but are also willing to assume responsibility."
"Therefore, we are excited to collaborate with Start-Up Nation Central, one of the most developed global start-up ecosystem facilitators. As partners we will craft innovative and sustainable solutions for clients from the private and public sectors alike," he stated.
Jeremie Kletzkine, Start-Up Nation Central VP Business Development: "The region is transforming quickly. As a leading one-stop gateway to Israeli innovation, it is more than natural for Start-Up Nation Central to collaborate with a world-class organization such as Roland Berger, which understands and advises the UAE and GCC government and business leadership."
"We aim to leverage the complementary characteristics of the UAE and Israeli tech industries to establish a robust Middle East innovation hub that will create an innovation powerhouse to address regional and global challenges. As the leading business strategy consulting firm in the GCC, Roland Berger is the best possible partner for this mission," he added.