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The Rappaport Institute looks forward to continuing to make substantial future contributions in biomedical research"

Professor Karl Skorecki

Benjamin Soffer

Position:Director

Mr. Benjamin Soffer joined the Technion as Manager of T3 - Technion Technology Transfer office in 2005. The T3 is the private sector's gateway to Technion innovation, as well as the vehicle for Technion researchers to bring their innovations to market through facilitation of patents and financial support.

As part of his duties at T3, Mr. Soffer is responsible for the establishment of startup companies and the commercialization of technologies arising from the Technion research. His Experience spans nearly 20 years in the areas of investment, industry and government in Israel, Europe, and the United States.
Prior to his position at the Technion, Mr. Soffer served as managing director of TopNotch Capital- one of Israel's leading life sciences investment banking boutiques - and was as an investment advisor at Highbridge Capital- a $10 billion private equity fund based in New York (now owned by JP Morgan Chase). Between 1999 and 2003 he served as Israel's economic attache in Boston. There, Mr. Soffer was responsible for enhancing economic and business relations between Israel and the US Northeast region through private equity investments, joint ventures and trade.
Prior to his tenure in Boston, Mr. Soffer served as special advisor to Dr. Orna Berry, Israel's chief scientist at the Ministry of Industry and Trade, where played a pivotal role in the initiation and implementation of innovative R&D programs. A certified lawyer in Israel and in the state of New York. Mr. Soffer has interned at Israel's Supreme Court and studied law at Tel Aviv University and at Ludwig Maximilian University in Munich. Additionally, he studied economics and business administration at Bar Ilan University.
Mr. Soffer has served on the boards of directors of numerous high growth companies including - Genegraft, S.L.P Ltd, Regentis Biomaterials, EORD, Guide-X, Slender Medical. He was also a member of the board of ILSI-lsrael Life Sciences Organization. Mr. Soffer also serves in the IDF Holding the rank of Captain (Res.)

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