The entrepreneurial path of small & medium businesses is always challenging, and in recent years – even more so. The business landscape is never static – new competitors, new threats, new opportunities, and yes, catastrophes as well. One thing that COVID has clearly brought forth is that technology is no longer a nice-to-have, but it is as essential to business resilience just as it is to scale and growth, and this trend is only going to be more prevalent. No business can afford to overlook new technologies.
A collaborative initiative of the Department of Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy and the British Embassy, Tel Aviv.
The Matchery Programme seeks to enhance resilience of UK small and medium businesses and empower them wherever they are on their digital journey, by making Israel’s technology companies accessible, approachable and easy to navigate.
The Matchery Programme is about solving real problems with proven technology made for SMEs.
In the Matchery Programme launch event, we’re going to focus on real solutions to real problems.
When you register to the event we invite you to share a key challenge you’re facing, a topic you wish to explore further or a question you wish to be addressed. Industry experts will address these and more during the event, and we’ll also give the stage to several Israeli tech companies with relevant, proven technologies to share their solutions.
Opening words by the British Ambassador to Israel
Keynote by a British Government representative
Main Panel: Adopt & Adapt – Practical tech solutions to grow beyond COVID
Breakout Forums & Tech Solutions:
by the British Ambassador to Israel
HMA Neil Wigan
British Ambassador to Israel
Practical tech solutions to grow beyond COVID
COVID made clear that we can take nothing for granted. When it come to business – keeping our heads above water is an achievement by itself. In this discussion, a group of business experts from various domains will share their lessons-learned from a year with COVID, some practical ways to cope with growing beyond the pandemic, and the role technology plays for small & medium businesses not just in the future, but at the very present.
Head of ELITE UK & Global Business Developemnt
Enterprise & Climate Propositions & Engagement Lead
Executive Director of Policy and Engagement
Mike Cherry OBE
Managing Director SMB EMEA
Senior Director of Business Development & Partnerships
After the main panel we’ll dive into more specific challenges and solutions in breakout forums. Each forum will include a UK industry expert, Israeli hi-tech expert and Israeli technology companies with relevant solutions. Upon registration you are requested to select the forum you’re interested in. You are also invited to share a specific challenge you are facing or a question you wish our experts to address. We want these forums to be as helpful and down-to-earth as possible and we’ll make effort to address the most popular questions, and as many as time will allow.
There is no business without customers. In this discussion we’ll answer questions and introduce startups relevant to engaging with customers. Topics can range from attracting customers and loyalty programmes to account receivables debt collection and marketing efforts, and anything around these topics that you find challenging or wish to explore further. This forum is relevant to small & medium businesses of any size and industry.
This forum is relevant to small & medium businesses from the manufacturing sector and will deal with the challenges facing the UK manufacturing sector specifically, as well as showcasing relevant tech solutions. Topics may range from industrial IoT and predictive analytics, to logistic management and security issues – final topics will be decided per your interest as reflected in your submitted challenges and questions.
Small & medium businesses are increasingly becoming a lucrative target for cyber crime. 43% of cyber attacks target small & medium businesses and 60% of small & medium businesses that are victims of a cyber attack go out of business within six months. This forum will explore some of the main risks as well as showcase relevant tech solutions to prevent those risks and is relevant to small & medium businesses of any size and industry.
Director of Advisory and Architecture
Managing Partner, CTO
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The British Embassy in Israel maintains and develops relations between the UK and Israel. The Embassy promotes Britain’s security, prosperity and well-being, and regional peace, through partnership with Israel. The Embassy deal’s with political, commercial, security and economic questions of interest to the UK and Israel and provides consular assistance to British nationals in Israel.
The UK Israel Tech Hub is a not-for-profit venture operating out of the British Embassy Israel since 2011. The Hub was founded by the UK government as a means to drive economic growth by helping British companies partner with cutting-edge technology from Israel. The Hub has earned a strong reputation as the finest “resident experts” in Israel, one of the world’s leading clusters of technology and innovation. The Hub has deep technological and business knowledge along with strong ties within the Israeli ecosystem across different industries: fintech, cyber security, healthcare, smart cities and mobility, as well as a variety of societal initiatives e.g. Climate Change and Diversity. In each sector, we have worked with the largest corporations in the UK including RBS, Aviva, AstraZeneca, Rolls Royce, BT, BP, and many more. Through advisory projects, bespoke business delegations, and other opportunities we help British businesses gain a global technological competitive edge. To date, the Tech Hub has generated over 200 tech partnerships between the UK and Israel in deals worth more than £100 million, adding an estimated £1 billion to the UK economy.
The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial strategy is tasked with building a stronger, greener future for the UK by fighting coronavirus, tackling climate change, unleashing innovation and making the UK a great place to work and do business. BEIS are responsible for: business; industrial strategy; science, research and innovation; energy and clean growth; and climate change.
Science and innovation play an important role in encouraging prosperity and growth through the Science and Innovation Network (SIN). The UK is a global leader in science and innovation. International collaboration is essential to maintaining the excellence of the UK’s research base and the competitive advantage of our innovative businesses, for filling capability gaps and for ensuring value by leveraging international resources. Maintaining our science excellence (and our reputation) and supporting innovation ensures the UK is a partner of choice, and helps UK companies with ambitions for rapid global growth. The Science and Innovation Network (SIN) has approximately 100 officers in over 40 countries and territories around the world building partnerships and collaborations on science and innovation. SIN officers work with the local science and innovation community in support of UK policy overseas, leading to mutual benefits to the UK and the host country.