A special program has been created to foster business and research relationships between Israel and South Carolina. It is built around 6 clusters—Biomedical, Advanced Materials, Sustainable Systems, Transportation, Health / Insurance IT, and Defense / Security.

A series of educational events throughout the state launched the initiative in July, and a November 2011 mission to Israel is scheduled. A business exchange matchmaker event built around one of the clusters is being planned.

Jonathan Zucker, Chair