The CyberSpark pavilion at a recent Cybertech conference.

CyberSpark national cyber complex opens in Beersheva, highlighting Israel’s growing prominence in cyber technologies. In 2014, Israel exports more than $6 billion in cybersecurity products, double the total in 2013. Today, Israel is considered one of the world leaders in cybertechnology.

• Israel becomes the 21st member state of the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN). At the ceremony, the Foreign Ministry reveals that Israel has the highest number of scientists, technicians and engineers per capita in the world (140 per 10,000 individuals) and creates more than 1% of the scientific knowledge in the world even though its population is only one thousandth of the world’s population.