NIC’s operating model is built on a network that includes critical counterparts in both Israel and in Nevada. In Israel, these agencies include the Ministry of Economy, The West Coast Economic Mission in San Francisco, The Export Institute, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Israel Innovation Authority, the Fuel Choices & Smart Mobility Initiative, the BIRD Foundation as well as numerous Israeli VCs and private companies.
In Nevada, NIC’s network includes the City of Las Vegas, the Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED), the Regional Transportation Commission (RTC), the Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance (LVGEA), the Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce (LVCA) and the Las Vegas Convention & Visitors Authority (LVCVA). NIC also collaborates with the Intelligent Mobility Initiative at the University of Nevada – Reno (UNR) and research initiatives at UNLV. The private sector eco-system in Las Vegas is also engaged in creating important B2B links and includes companies such as NV Energy (part of Berkshire Hathaway Energy), SWITCH (the Vegas based and globally recognized data center) and the resort and construction industry.
NIC now has a wide range of private sector partners in Israel – including start-ups, established groups, VC funds and a law-firm – with whom it is working closely to establish commercial connections in Nevada to facilitate broader entry to the U.S. market. Partnerships have also been created with Nevada-based companies who are developing commercial links with Israeli technology providers. The growing focus on sports-tech has also led to a collaboration with an emerging sports platform in India.