May 16, 2013, category: Hi-Tech
The most ambitious project in the sphere of technology studies, and perhaps in all of higher education, in the world is being planned, and Israel’s leading technology institute, the Technion, is playing a major role in it.
Cornell and the Technion together won the prize in Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg’s contest to create a new science school. According to the Technion,The Technion-Cornell Innovation Institute (TCII) is a joint venture of Technion and Cornell University, and will be a key component of the new Cornell NYC Tech campus, a unique high-tech graduate school to be established on Roosevelt Island in New York City. As conceived by Mayor Bloomberg, the goal of the entire NYC Tech campus – and the TCII within it – is to turn NYC into the high-tech capital of the world.Even though the sprawling Cornell NYC Tech campus on Roosevelt Island is still 25 years away, the New York Times recently reported that the first program is already up and running. Eight students enrolled in January in what is being called the beta class, a one-year master’s program in computer science.
Perhaps in light of this exciting project on the horizon in New York, the Times recently covered the Technion and tried to understand what is the “magic formula” which makes the Technion such a phenomenon:
“I can say without exaggeration that Israel could not have been built without the Technion,” says Yossi Vardi, who has founded or helped build more than 60 companies in Israel and has five degrees from the Technion. “There is a Technion graduate behind practically every highway, desalinization plant, new missile technology and start-up company in the country.”
This is not mere school spirit talking. According to Shlomo Maital, senior research fellow at the Samuel Neaman Institute for Advanced Studies in Science and Technology, a fourth of the university’s 60,000 alumni who are of working age have, at one time or another, initiated a business, and a fourth are C.E.O.’s or vice presidents. The annual output of graduates in high-tech industries is estimated to be at least $21 billion. Among inventions from Technion research labs: the memory stick, drip irrigation, the Parkinson’s drug rasagiline, the iron dome air defense system and instant messaging.
What stand behind the success is being debated, it could be the fact that Israeli students come out of their military service, making them more mature, it could be the “Jewish Mother” effect, or simply excellence in education. Whatever it is, New York’s Bloomberg hopes that the Cornell NYC Tech will do for the city what the Technion has done for Haifa, and for Israel’s hi-tech industry as a whole.
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Israeli companies at TechCrunch Disrupt NY In the last few years, TechCrunch Disrupt has developed into one of the most anticipated hackathons-cum-tech-startup events in New York. Israel was the first country to set upRead More
An Israeli app discovery service, Appreciate, was launched recently on the Android app store to help users find the better-quality apps. The company was founded two years ago by CEO Amir Maor and CTO Yaron Segalov, both who have previous experience in the mobile industry and with big data.
Appreciate provides an unique way of determining app quality. Appreciate not only understands which apps are quality apps – a metric it understands by analyzing a variety of specific signals – it also matches those apps to a user’s unique personal tastes. Instead of determining an app’s quality based on ratings or reviews, its looks for other indicators – like whether or not users have installed the app then rapidly uninstalled it, for example – a sure signal that it may have left something to be desired.
To read more about Appreciate and its features, click here.
For more information about Israeli innovations, contact Daniel Blumenthal.
A new kind of smartphone for the blind people has been developed as a way to bridge the digital divide and raise the bar in accessibility for the blind and visually impaired. Boaz Zilberman, the founder of the Israeli startup company Project Ray, created a Android operating system designed for the blind. The phones were specially designed around a touch system that every blind person knows – the 12-key number pad. Every screen has the apps and commands arranged in a square. The phone reads the command when users simply move their fingers and executes the command when they lift the finger off.
The first unlocked phones were recently released for the Israeli and European markets. In June, they’ll be arriving in the U.S., available either unlocked or as part of a contract.
To read more about Project Ray and its features, click here.
For more information about Israeli innovations, contact Daniel Blumenthal.
April 22, 2013, category: Hi-Tech
A new era in transportation? The buzz around Phinergy The worldwide buzz around the revolutionary aluminum-air battery of the Israeli-based technology company Phinergy is reaching new peaks. Even president Obama had the chance toRead More
David Shamah, Times of Israel: For years, convergence has been the watchword in the mobile world. Where once users would carry a device for phone calls, another for data recording (like the oldRead More
March 8, 2013, category: Hi-Tech
Google Opens Campus Tel Aviv for StartupsGoogle currently has an office in Tel Aviv, a R&D center in Haifa and now is opening Campus Tel Aviv for Israeli technology startups. Campus TLV part of the Google for Entrepreneurs program to foster global …Read More
March 5, 2013, category: Hi-Tech
Tel Aviv awarded #2 most innovative city in the world Tel Aviv has been ranked the world’s second “most innovative city” as part of the Wall Street Journal magazineRead More
It is with much excitement and vigor that we invite you to participate in a new non-traditional format of our annual IATI BIOMED to be held June 10-12, 2013 in Tel Aviv.
The Israeli Life Sciences industry operates within an environment which has been coined as “Start-up Nations”. We have decided to bring the trend of innovation to our conference as we believe it better represents the evolution of democratization and social media.
Participants from Israel and abroad will be involved in the conference’s agenda and influence its content. It will allow for a great variety of subjects to be presented and discussed. Proposals will come from companies, entrepreneurs and scientists. It is YOU, Israelis and international participants, who will determine what will be highlighted and featured in this conference.
Soon, we will approach participants to submit suggestions for presentations you would like to deliver. The list of proposed subjects will be published and a time frame will be given for your selection via a voting process. The top 250 subjects will form the essence of the 2013 IATI BIOMED conference. The Chance-to-Speak platform will allow for a broader range of interests to be covered and explored in the conference.
We will continue our tradition of keynote speeches and plenary sessions given by industry leaders worldwide.
We believe the new and exciting format will enhance the chances you will have for interaction with old and new friends. Networking is the name of the game. You will be able to enjoy our “chance-to-meet” formal schedule while at the same time interact with each other on the convention floor, which will take on a new face.
IATI BIOMED 2013 follows the success of previous annual conferences where the Israeli Life Sciences industry hosted 6,000 industry players, engineers and scientists with approximately 1,000 participants from over 40 countries and in excess of 3,500 one-on-one meetings.Read More
The Federation of Israeli Chambers of Commerce, the Israel-America Chamber of Commerce, the Ministry of Industry, Trade & Labor, and the American-Israel Chamber of Commerce Southeast Region cordially invite you to participate in a delegation to the Georgia Logistics Summit taking place in Atlanta, Georgia. This trip offers a unique opportunity to get acquainted with the needs and challenges of the American industry in the field of logistics. The seminar will also offer Israeli companies various business opportunities inside the U.S.
Participation in this seminar is essential for every company interested in getting acquainted with the logistics requirements of American companies in three main sectors: food, retail and industry. Representatives of companies like Coca Cola, Home Depot, Microsoft, UPS and many others will discuss their points of view, their logistics requirements in the present and attempt to predict future concerns.
Advantages for the Participants:
• Participation in the Israeli booth located in the exhibition court
• B2B meetings will be coordinated with American companies as requested
• Tours in the industrial and logistics facilities including visit to the Port of Savannah, Georgia
• Networking with prominent individuals from US logistic sector and industry
• One year membership in the American-Israel Chamber of Commerce Southeast Region, providing services and business guidance in the U.S
• Escort of the delegation by the representatives of the Ministry of Trade, Industry & Labor in Atlanta
Any company interested in developing and expanding business contacts and logistics solutions in the U.S. is welcome to join the delegation.
5th Annual Georgia Logistics Summit, March 19-20
The summit, being held for the 5th year, is a unique event offering valuable opportunities and data on the logistics and operational sectors and focusing on three major issues: food, manufacturing and retail.
In 2012 the summit hosted 1600 participants from 28 countries worldwide. Most of the participants were from the private sector being directly or indirectly involved in logistics. For additional information: www.georgialogistics.com/logistics-summit
Special price till 10/1/2013 : US $ 3,200
Price includes: flights, transfer and airport taxes, accommodation for 4 nights, entrance to the summit and Israeli booth, meals, transportation and coordination of business meetings
24:00 Flight Tel-Aviv Savannah
Noon: Arrival to Savannah, check-in at hotel, sight-seeing.
Evening: Community reception
Morning: Tour of the Port of Savannah and major logistics facilities
B2B meetings with suppliers and relevant parties
17:30 Flight to Atlanta
Morning: Business breakfast hosted by the Israel Consulate in Atlanta.
14:30-20:00 Participation in the conference seminars and evening Gala
Morning Participation in the conference seminars including breakfast and lunch
Evening Atlanta Community Reception hosted by the American-Israel Chamber of Commerce, SE Region
Morning: Tour in Atlanta and business meeting
Afternoon: Returning to IsraelRead More
Israel Dealmakers Summit 2013 is a premier two-day conference that brings together an invitation-only audience of senior executives from around the world to discuss innovation across key growth sectors including Digital Media, Healthcare, Internet, Cleantech, Medical Devices, Mobile, Semiconductors, Software, and Telecom. Participants include chairman, CEOs, government leaders, investors, entrepreneurs and corporate professionals featured alongside a VIP delegation of global dealmakers. The exclusive mix of attendees creates unparalleled networking, partnership and dealmaking opportunities among hundreds of top local and international participants.
This year marks the conference’s 5th Anniversary, and in special celebration, we are excited to host this this year’s event in New York City featuring an amazing lineup of global speakers highlighted below.
Speakers include Jeff Immelt of GE, Shari Redstone of Viacom, Israel’s Chief Scientist Avi Hasson, legendary entrepreneur Yossi Vardi and many more. CLICK for more information.Read More
3 – 4 July 2012, Tel Aviv, Israel CleanTech 2012 is the 16th annual international event for Clean Technologies: environmental quality, infrastructures and green building, renewable energy and water technologies. The exhibition will takeRead More
June 20, 2012, category: Hi-Tech
September 10th-12th, 2012, Jerusalem International Convention CenterSeptember 10th-12th, 2012 at the Jerusalem International Convention Center For more information please see http://www.htia.co.il/htia-2012-annual-conferenceRead More
September 10-13, 2012, Orlando, Florida SPI 2012, September 10-13, Orlando, Florida Come see the Israel Pavilion, Booth #2881, at this year’s SPI event! 11 Israeli companies will showcase their innovative technolgies. Schedule a B2B meeting toRead More
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June, 2012, Detroit, MIThis June, the Government of Israel Economic Mission, together with the Michigan Israel Business Bridge (MIBB) will be hosting The Michigan-Israel Auto Event. Approximately 15 Israeli automotive technology companiesRead More
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