IBM ISRAEL - Science and Technology LTD
IBM has the world's largest IT research organization, with more than 3,000 scientists and engineers working at 12 labs in 10 countries. IBM invests more than $5 billion a year in R&D, and is the world’s leader in patent filings. The company holds nearly 37,000 patents worldwide.
IBM strives to lead in the creation, development and manufacture of the industry's most advanced information technologies, including computer systems, software, networking systems, storage devices and microelectronics. IBM participates in and contributes heavily to the work of standards consortia, alliances, and formal national and international standards organizations. Where appropriate, IBM adopts consensus technologies to maintain openness, interoperability, and application portability.
IBM Israel Science and Technology Ltd (IBM ISRAEL) for short is known as IBM Research – Haifa. Since it first opened, the IBM ISRAEL research lab has conducted decades of research that have proved vital to IBM ISRAEL’s success. The lab is the largest of the research laboratories located outside of the United States, and has close working relationships with IBM Israel and its twin research laboratory in Zurich. In Haifa, 25% of the technical staff has doctorate degrees in computer science, electrical engineering, mathematics, or related fields. Employees are actively involved in teaching in Israeli higher education institutions and in supervising post-graduate theses. R&D projects are being executed today in areas such as storage systems, cloud computing, mobile, healthcare and life sciences, verification technologies, business transformation, information retrieval, programming environments, optimization technologies, and analytics.
Since FP4, IBM ISRAEL has participated and led numerous EU-funded projects and is considered an Israeli leader in FP participation.