Rambam, which is the largest medical center in northern Israel, connected with GCMI through local Israel-promoting organizations such as the America Israel Business Connector, Conexx, and the Consulate General of Israel. Rambam will contribute funds towards the new program.
Atlanta and Israel are logical partners in furthering medical technology innovation. The Southeast led the country in medtech employment from 2012–2014, with industry-related employment in the region growing by 5.1 percent in the same period. Atlanta is already strong in health IT, health technology and related industries.