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Israel storms into the top 20 of the WEF’s global competitiveness ranking

In the latest World Economic Forum’s global competitiveness index for 2017-18, Israel moved up 8 places into 16th. Out of 137 economies, Israel was the only new country to break into the top 20. The report measures
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Daimler launches Tel Aviv hub for auto technologies

TEL AVIV (Reuters) – Daimler opened on Thursday a Mercedes-Benz research and development center in Tel Aviv, one of a growing number of multinational firms seeking to tap into Israel’s auto technology expertise as the
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CEO Gillian Tans says in LinkedIn post that the city is ‘one of the most tech-forward markets in the world’. Read the full article here by Shoshanna Solomon in The Times of
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Israeli experiment goes airborne en route to Int’l Space Station

A space lab developed by the Space Pharma Company in Israel and carrying four experiments in the field of life sciences arrived on Tuesday at the International Space Station after a successful launch. The lab,
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World Travel Market 2017 event in London: “Israel sees record growth in Chinese arrivals”

Israel has seen record growth in Chinese arrivals this year, as the destination prepares to hit the three million mark in international arrivals for the first time. Read the full article by Abigail Healy from
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World Bank Blog Article on “Israel: How meeting water challenges spurred a dynamic export industry”

Scott Moore is a Young Professional and Water Resource Specialist with the World Bank Group Water Global Practice. Following a recent study tour he concludes that what they saw on the ground shows that combining
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Israel’s AgriTech Market Map: 400 Startups Putting The Tech in AgriTech

Please help yourself to a technological map of Israel’s Smart Agriculture solutions produced by Startup Nation Central and Greensoil Investments right here or below. Read more

Investors turn to Israeli agritech as demand for food swells

Israeli agriculture technologies for farmers have attracted some seven percent of global investment in the first half of 2017, a new report shows. Read the Article by Shoshanna Solomon in the Times of Israel
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Hyundai to set up Israel smart car R&D center

Hyundai’s Youngcho Chi said the center will open in 2018 and would focus on energy, smart cities, artificial intelligence, smart transportation and robotics. Korean giant Hyundai Motors is becoming the latest of several major international
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ForeScout (FSCT) Looks to Maintain its Footing Above $806 million IPO Price

(NEW YORK)–Israeli ForeScout Technologies (NASDAQ: FSCT) looks to hold above their initial listing price after marking a successful debut in one of the rare cybersecurity IPOs this year. See full trading update
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Beyond brain surgery: Israel’s newest VC JOY Ventures raises R676 million fund for ‘neuro-wellness’ startups

A new venture fund is launching with a focus on an emerging field of technology: neuro-wellness. That’s the word from the founders of JOY Ventures, an outgrowth of the Israeli-Japanese
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