Rafi Nave

Rafi Nave
Senior Research Fellow

Rafi Nave has led a distinguished career as a leader of Israel's High-tech sector. He served as Senior Vice President of Research and Development at Given Imaging, Chief Technology Officer of Tower Semiconductor and Vice President of Research and Development for NDS. In 2014 he joined Technion as head of the Bronica Entrepreneurship Center, and three years later became a senior researcher at the Samuel Neaman Institute.

He started his career at Intel Israel as chip design engineer in 1974 and later led the development of Intel’s 8087 math-coprocessor. He then served as General Manager of Intel Israel for five years, managing 200 engineers at the end of his role.

Nave has been awarded the Global Industry Leader Award at ChipEx2021 conference, the Rothschild Prize for Industrial Developers by the President of the State of Israel and the Intel Achievement Award.

His current research focuses on the following topics: industry 4.0, analysis of start-ups successes and failures and academia-industry relations.

Characterizing master plan for the industrial park Mishor Rotem

Characterizing master plan for the industrial park Mishor Rotem

Industrial zone Mishor Rotem is the largest in Israel. Some major industries already reside there, hence the purpose of this research is to characterize a master plan for future development and realization of its national-wise, great potential.
University-Industry Relations

University-Industry Relations

Review and critical evaluation of university-industry relations based on data and quantitative indicators. Development of insights regarding optimal policy and models to balance between technology commercialization and technology transfer, which is largely based on cooperation with industry to support industrial research. Recommendations for policy steps based on the insights resolved, addressing the point of view of the well-being of society and national economy.
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