KMAI Capital

Israeli Academy is an incubator for research and development of innovative impactful concepts. Academic knowledge has practicable potential for industry, economy and Israeli society. Many successful companies started out based on academic research, creating a revolutionary impact on the well-being of millions of people. KMAI Capital is a platform for identifying, investing and connecting groundbreaking academic ventures to the outside world“, helping realize their social and environmental impact potential.

The Challenge

Alongside Israeli success stories such as Mobileye and Copaxone, many agree that the academic knowledge in Israel doesn’t reach its full potential, translating to impactful companies or products. The process of transferring practical expertise from the academy to the business sector is not optimal, and the development of raw knowledge coming from the academy in the business sector is currently ineffective. These processes ultimately affect Israeli economic growth.

The Opportunity

Prof. Joseph Klafter, Partner in the KMAI Capital

Prof. Joseph Klafter, Partner in the KMAI Capital

KMAI Capital aims to identify academic “golden eggs” and help them, through unique processes and teams of experts, evolve into successful start-up companies in Israel and around the world. The platform works closely with universities and commercial companies, with the collaborations serving as a unique force multiplier, which increases the number of start-ups based on academic technology while promoting both Israeli academy and industry.

KMAI Capital focuses on areas with potential for social and economic impact, including food security, alternative energy, the use of biodegradable materials, data protection, medical solutions, and promoting the quality of life of communities and populations around the world.

KMAI Capital was initiated by the Menomadin Foundation and established in collaboration with the Katao Foundation.

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