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U.S. Midwest Region



Israeli Plastics Supplier Chooses Indiana for First U.S. Production Facility

Israeli company Polyram Group, a global producer of raw materials for the plastics industry, will locate its first U.S. production facility in Evansville, Indiana, with plans to create more than 50 new jobs by 2022.
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Chicago to Run on 100% Renewable Energy by 2025

category: Energy
The City of Chicago has agreed to run on 100% renewable energy by the year 2025. For a city of over 1 million residents, 2.7 million including the metro area, this will be no small
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Israel Featured in FastCompany’s Most Innovative Companies 2017

Ten Israeli companies are featured on FastCompany’s Most Innovative Companies of 2017! Unbotify Waze Argus Cyber Security EarlySense Freightos WeissBeerger Itamar Medical Neomatix Colu Syqe
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Fast Company’s Top 10 Most Innovative Israeli Companies

You’re already using some of these everyday, and the others? You’re about to start. Fast Company’s 10 Most Innovative Israeli Companies!
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4 Israeli Companies in 2017 Global Cleantech 100

Four Israeli companies: Kaiima, TaKaDu, Netafim, and BreezoMeter were chosen by the Cleantech Group as ranking in the world’s top 100 private cleantech innovation companies. This year, 9,900 companies were nominated from 77 countries. “These companies represent
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BIRD Energy Partnership: 5 Winners of the US/ Israel Initiative

category: Energy
BIRD Energy projects address energy challenges and opportunities of interest to both countries, while focusing on commercializing clean energy technologies that improve economic competitiveness, create jobs and support innovative companies. Information on the newest five
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Northwestern University Professor Receives Israel’s Top Prize for Innovation in Alternative Fuels for Transportation

category: Automotive, Energy
Northwestern University Chemistry professor Mercouri Kanatzidis has received the prestigious 2016 Prime Minister’s Prize for Innovation in Alternative Fuels for Transportation. The Samson Prize is the world’s largest monetary prize in alternative fuels research, totaling
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2016: Innovation in Israel Overview

The Israel Innovation Authority has published the 2016 innovation report, Overview of Israeli Innovation. It includes statistics on R&D, Global Innovation Index ratings, exits, and industry comparisons between Israel and other countries worldwide. For
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BIRD Call for New Project Proposals

BIRD, the Israel-US Binational Industrial R&D Fund, is calling for a new round of submissions of joint Israeli-US R&D project proposals. BIRD funds up to 50% of the R&D costs associated with the joint project. The
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BIRD Invests $7.5m in 9 New R&D Projects

BIRD- Israel- U.S. Binational Industrial R&D Foundation is investing $7.5 million in 9 new projects, 3 of which are from the Midwest. The approved projects focus on the areas of agrotech, biotech, digital healthcare, and
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