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Alon Stopel, Ph.D.

Alon Stopel, Ph.D., is the Chairman of the Innovation Authority and Chief Scientist for Innovation at the Ministry of Innovation, Science and Technology.

In the years prior to his arrival at the Authority, Dr. Stopel served as Vice President and Chief Scientist of Elbit Systems and in the past held a variety of senior positions in the Directorate for Research and Development of Military Weapons and Technological Infrastructure at the Ministry of Defense.

Dr. Stoppel brings with him extensive experience in business development and has expertise in leading international collaborations in research and development, which includes the establishment of R&D centers around the world and the creation of collaborations between governments. He further boasts an in-depth knowledge of Israeli and international R&D work in both civil and military aspects.

Dr. Stopel holds a Ph.D. in electronic engineering, electronics-physical and a Master’s degree in business administration, both from the Tel Aviv University, as well as a Bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology.


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