The skyline of Tel Aviv, the financial centre of Israel and its second most populous city after Jerusalem. Photo: Shutterstock
Chua Kong Ho
Opinion

Opinion

Chua Kong Ho

Start-up nation: Are there lessons to be learned from Israel’s tech success?

  • A risk-taking culture, growing talent pool, state support and military training have shaped Israel’s hi-tech industry

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The skyline of Tel Aviv, the financial centre of Israel and its second most populous city after Jerusalem. Photo: Shutterstock
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The unmanned robotic explorer was due for lift-off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station at atop a Falcon 9 rocket launched by the California-based entrepreneur Elon Musk’s SpaceX company. File photo: AP

SpaceX launch: Israel in historic bid to become fourth nation to land on moon with world’s first privately-funded lunar mission

  • If the launch is successful, the Beresheet spacecraft is due to arrive on the near side of the moon in April following a two-month journey
  • The United States, the former Soviet Union and China are the only three nations to date to have achieved controlled ‘soft’ landings of spacecraft on the lunar surface
Topic |   Space

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The unmanned robotic explorer was due for lift-off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station at atop a Falcon 9 rocket launched by the California-based entrepreneur Elon Musk’s SpaceX company. File photo: AP
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