January 12, 2013, category: Hi-Tech
Philips has announced their decision to open a new R&D center in Haifa. The decision was reportedly spurred by the “outstanding medical achievements and developments” from the already 600 Philips employees in Haifa. The newRead More
January 3, 2013, category: Hi-Tech
Dunes Medical Devices Inc. device to probe for breast cancer, MarginProbe, has received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). In order to be granted approval, the MarginProbe was successfully used in aRead More
January 2, 2013, category: Hi-Tech
NovoSpeech, an Israeli company focused on speech recognition software, has recently announced that it completed a fundraising round of $500k. In March, 2012, Novospeech was in Chicago with a group of medical device companies atRead More
January 2, 2013, category: Hi-Tech
Check out highlights of the 2012 High-Tech Industry Association Convention in Israel. We look forward to the 2013 version, showcasing Israel’s high tech scene. To learn more, contact Daniel Blumenthal.Read More
The most promising Israeli startups for 2013 This year Tel Aviv was named the 2nd best high-tech center in the world . Orli Yakuel, writing for TNW, gives us the rundown on the coolestRead More
December 6, 2012, category: Hi-Tech
Taptica, an Israeli start-up founded a year ago, aims to “connect advertisers with their most relevant audiences and help publishers maximize their full earning potential.” Taptica earns money based on the number of users who complete a transaction, such as registering for the game or buying the product in the advertisement. To maximize the number of users, Taptica created its own system of creating several versions of a banner ad. Then based on data like the user’s residence, interests and previous activity, it displays the banner ad that is the best fit to the individual. Taptica is aiming at the U.S. market because the U.S. accounts for roughly 60% of Google’s spending on mobile ads.
For more information on the exciting tech scene and ways to learn, collaborate and invest contact Daniel Blumenthal.Read More
It is widely known that Israel is a high-tech heaven for startups and MNCs seeking R&D services. However, as The Next Web reports, the competition for Israeli brain power has just been turned up a notch, as Apple and Intel race to snap up former employees recently shed by Texas Instruments.
TNW reports that Apple is hoping to open an R&D center in Ra’anana (near Tel Aviv), but only if it can wrangle enough engineers. At the same time, Intel is rushing to bring more experienced semiconductor experts on board to expand its already extensive operation in Israel, which includes facilities in Haifa, Jerusalem, Petah Tikva and Kiryat Gat. The resulting demand for engineers that always seem to be in short supply may have resulted in very attractive offers for the former TI employees. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NnOJvgI7_gs[/youtube] Nobel laureate President Shimon Peres visits the Intel Plant in Kiryat Gat.
We hope that the market will be able to produce enough quality personnel to satisfy the insatiable demand of these two global technology giants. After all, more Israeli R&D means more of this, this and this.
The whole story, from The Next Web, can be found HERE.
For more information about high-tech news and business opportunities from Israel, please contact Josh at the Israel Economic Mission in NYC.
December 5, 2012, category: Hi-Tech
On December 2-4 at the annual ICI (Innovations in Cardiovascular Interventions) event in Tel Aviv several Israeli start-ups presented their smartphone apps which can be used to track a variety of medical information from blood pressure to glucose levels for the user.
One such app, Healarium, allows users to input their medical data and then can choose to share that data with practitioners, employers, or insurance companies. Not only does the app encourage doctor-patient interaction, but it also connects users to an online community in hopes of encouraging healthier living.
Another app, Mobile-CliniQ, connects with medical equipment allowing users to track their health parameters, like electrocardiogram (ECG), blood pressure, blood glucose level, and weight, and then send them to doctors or hospitals. The information gets updated regularly and if any concerning changes occur an alarm goes off alerting both the patient and the doctors.
To learn more about the applications that were presented at the conference read this article.
To learn more about learn about ways to be involved with Israel’s high tech scene in the Midwest contact Daniel Blumenthal.Read More
Bloomberg reports that according to a global study, Tel Aviv was picked as the world’s best place for start up companies right after California’s Silicon Valley: Tel Aviv’s startup ecosystem is second only to Silicon Valley’s because of the city’s software engineer population and access to venture capital, researcher Startup Genome said. The Israeli city [...]Read More
Rarely is a technological innovation so clearly and directly responsible for saving lives, as Iron Dome. These days, Israel’s citizens are seeing daily how this breakthrough in defence technology is able to intercept rockets flyingRead More