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Platform launched to support Israel’s Tech Industry

L Marks has created a global marketplace to help Israeli tech companies whose employees have been called up to serve in the military

A not-for-profit platform has been established to help Israeli tech companies through the current crisis.

il-Help, pronounced “I’ll Help”, was built by L Marks in response to the call to action by the UK Government to support the Israeli tech industry. Many tech firms have key employees among the 300,000 that have been called up to serve in the military.

il-Help is a global marketplace that connects talent with those companies.

Secretary of State for Science, Innovation and Technology, Michelle Donelan said: “As the Israeli tech sector faces huge uncertainty and disruption because of these brutal terror attacks, it’s vital that the industry takes this kind of initiative to help maintain stability. il-Help is one of the resources leading the way and answering the call I put out to industry last week to step up in this time of immense need. I would urge other companies to stand with us in support. While there will undoubtedly by difficult days ahead, by using our collective innovation, capability and expertise we can rise to the challenge and support Israel’s tech economy.”

L Marks, which has offices in the UK and US, is a leading provider of corporate innovation services, running programmes for some of the world’s leading corporates including Lloyd’s of London, Sodexo and BMW, and has worked with hundreds of Israeli startups supporting them in their growth and development.

Its CEO Daniel Saunders said: “Like so many others, we wanted to do something positive and find a way to help. Seeing the world come together over the past week and showing their support have been rays of light.  Through il-Help, our aim is to amplify this light and dispel the darkness.

“We are proud to be responding to the call from the Secretary of State and to have assisted DSIT in providing much needed support to the Israeli tech industry.  We hope that what we are doing inspires others to join and help at this critical time.”

Israel’s technology sector accounts for almost one fifth of the country’s GDP.

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