The vision of “Tsofen – High Technology Centres” is to advance equal opportunity and minimise the inequality faced by Arab citizens of Israel by accelerating their entrance into the hi-tech industry.In this way, Tsofen offers a solution to the problems of talent shortage and high operating costs faced by Israeli high-tech companies.
The organisation provides a unique solution to this market failure by locating its operations in the Galilee and by training the Arab University graduates to the hi-tech culture and requirements. Tsofen has opened its first research and development centre in Nazareth, which provides software development services to Israeli companies.
13 March 2017
This is good for the Arab population and good for Israel. It’s good for the Arab population, because Israeli hi-tech is the engine of the economy, making up a large percentage of the GDP and exports. Since productivity is high, so are salaries. Integrating more of Israel’s Arabs into hi-tech will improve the socioeconomic situation of the Arab population, which has a higher poverty rate than the national average.
12 March 2017
KAFR KASIM Mayor Adel Badir speaks at Tsofen’s TRIO/O Tech program,. (photo credit:Courtesy) A lifelong video gamer and self-educated app developer, Muhammad Bushnaq was
8 December 2016
Founders and Coders, a London-based nonprofit organization specializing in tech-education, announced on Thursday, that it is opening its first international project in Nazareth. The goal of the project is to make high-tech jobs more accessible for the Israeli Arab residents of the Galilee, and to help employers find the skilled workers they are lacking.
28 June 2016
In an effort to bring more hi-tech jobs to the north of Israel and help Israel's Arabs citizens further integrate into Israeli society, the Tsofen NGO is leading the way in bringing Israeli-Arabs into the Israeli social and economic fold.
29 May 2016
The dozen students listening to a lecture in the TRI/O Tech entrepreneurship hub in the Israeli-Arab town of Kafr Kassem are smart. They switch from Arabic to Hebrew to English as they hone their start-up pitches or critique each others’ business models. When the lecturer asks a question like “What happened to Teva after they decided to export their medicines?” several students jump in at once with commentary.
26 March 2016
Before 2010 it would have been difficult to find even one high-tech company operating in Nazareth, but today there are around thirty. Each new company boosts the local economy through job creation and tax revenues. A number of Jews come to Nazareth each day to work at Tsofen so interaction between Jews and Arabs is a natural consequence.