May 7, 2013, category: Technology
There has been an increasing concern as to whether password-protection really protects our privacy. While many online companies, such as Facebook and Google, have introduced steps such as two-step verification to protect our personal information, these are still easy to bypass for experienced hackers. Although some companies have introduced biometrics such as face recognition and fingerprint identification as means of protecting items such as laptops, there’s no such solution for services accessed online.
Thus, Israeli company BioCatch just might have a simple, yet secure solution. BioCatch’s technology tracks our online behavior and analyzes it to see if it really is us or someone pretending to be us. It uses the idea that each person interacts with a computer slightly differently, whether it is the way we move our mouse pointer or the tiny differences in our reaction speed.
To read more about BioCatch and it’s features, click here.
For more information about Israeli innovations, contact Daniel Blumenthal.Read More
Buffett completes ownership of Iscar for $2 Billion In another major vote of confidence on the part of one of the world’s most respected businessmen in the Israeli economy, Warren Buffett
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.
Road safety app developer iOnRoad Technologies Ltd. has been acquired by Harman International Industries, one of the world’s largest vehicle media and navigation systems companies. Although the size of the deal was not revealed, it was reportedly for a few million dollars. iOnRoad, which was founded in 2011, has developed an app which uses the forward camera of a driver’s smartphone and augmented reality technology to detect vehicles that are too close to the car, and warn the driver of the danger. The app can also identify the road’s boundaries to prevent the driver from leaving the road.
To read more about iOnRoad and the acquisition, click here.
For more information about Israeli automotive innovations, please refer to the Michigan-Israel Automotive Event the Government of Israel Mission to the Midwest organized in June of 2012. During the five day delegation, Israeli companies had the opportunity to present their innovative solutions to more than 15 of the world’s leading automotive firms. To learn more about the delegation and for other information about the Israel automotive industry, contact Ari Rokni.
April 16, 2013, category: Technology
The University of Chicago and Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU), which was founded by an Israeli government mandate to lead the development of the Negev desert, signed an agreement to begin exploring a researchRead More
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), the Israel Ministry of Energy and Water Resources and the BIRD Foundation have established “BIRD Energy”: a program for U.S. – Israel joint renewable energy developments
“BIRD Energy” follows the same rules and procedures as BIRD.
Please refer to BIRD’s website for submission details – www.birdf.com.
To be considered, a project proposal should include:
• R&D cooperation between two companies or cooperation between a company and a university/research institution (one from the U.S. and one from Israel).
• Innovation in areas such as: Solar Power, Alternative Fuels, Advanced Vehicle Technologies, Smart Grid, Wind Energy or any other Renewable Energy/Energy Efficiency technology.
• Significant commercial potential; the project outcome should lead to commercialization.
The maximum conditional grant is $1M per project.
Timetable and deadlines:
Executive Summary – Wednesday, June 26, 2013
Final Proposal – Wednesday, August 21, 2013
Decisions - November 2013
For more general info about energy and cleantech R&D from Israel, contact Rebecca at the Israel Economic Mission in NYC.
April 1, 2013, category: Technology
Unlike other apps that just turn your photos into a music-backdropped slideshow, new Israeli startup app Takes turns photos into moving images by using motion-sensing technology built into smartphones to fill in the gaps between photos. Moreover, the app not only has a range of royalty-free soundtracks you can add to your videos, but also enables you to add music from your own music library, but doing this will disable sharing features in order to avoid copyright infringement. One of Takes’ aims is to allow people to create videos of extended moments and portray them using the app’s unique output.Read More
Peres presents economic plan to OECD, hears praise from Gurria On a visit to Paris Friday, President Shimon Peres presented an economic plan to involve multinational corporations in addressing the economic needs of developingRead More
The Israeli water market is internationally recognized as highly developed, having benefited from many years of experience in managing scarce water resources. Moreover, the national industry is widely regarded as a nexus of world-class expertise in the water field
WATEC presents the perfect opportunity to hear from and meet a range of growing water, energy & environment companies seeking a combination of partners, investment and professional services to develop their companies.
Why 2013 International Conference
This year’s conference will emphasize the technologies that can serve as the key to a much more efficient exploitation of natural resources (Water, Soil, Energy & Materials). Bringing together Israeli & international business executives, political decisions makers and leading researches, WATEC 2013 will be a showcase for the most advanced technologies and solutions from around the world.
Message from the Organizers
Following the successful WATEC Israel 2011 Exhibition and Conference, which attracted more than 20,000 visitors – including 4,000 from abroad – we are happy to announce WATEC Israel 2013, to be held October 22-24, 2013 at the Israel Trade Fairs & Convention Center in Tel Aviv.
The WATEC Israel Experience
Find partners for projects and business ventures
Discover the technologies to address your most pressing problems
Raise your public profile and build on your brand image
Meet colleagues, solution providers, potential customers, and other decision-makers – all on a global level
Leverage your time in a single-cost and time-effective forum for industry professionals
Advance your career through valuable networking and education opportunities
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
January 28-29, 2013, NYC, BostonMedical Device Incubator RoadShow – January 28-29, New York and Boston A delegation of 10-15 Israeli medical device incubator companies will be stopping in New York and Boston for a dayRead More
In mid-December, 48 senior executives in the water industry are going to Israel, representing the private sector, government and academia. This will be the largest business delegation ever from Massachusetts. Within the group are senior partners in venture capital funds that manage billions of dollars, representatives of corporations, the Deputy Minister of Energy, officials from MIT, and more. As part of the visit, the delegation will hold a competition for Israeli water start-ups,a first for these types of activities..
Competition details HERE.
For more information about this delegation or about water technology from Israel, please contact Rebecca at the Israel Economic Mission in NYC.Read More
November 21, 2012, category: Technology
December 4-5, 2012, Philadelphia, NYC9th Annual Israel Conference: Global Mobile & More December 4 in Philadelphia December 5 in NYC The Conference will afford leading industry professionals, investors, customers, integrators and strategic partners an opportunityRead 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
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
June 13, 2012, category: TechnologyRead More
It is with great pleasure that we announce the 2ND International Conference on Homeland Security, to be held November 11-14, 2012, in Tel Aviv, Israel.
Initiated by the Israel Export and International Cooperation Institute in cooperation with the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Labor, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Public Security, the Ministry of Defense, the Ministry of Home Front Defense, the Israel Police, Ashdod Port Company, the Israel Ports Company and the Israel Trade Fairs Center, Israel HLS 2012 will include lectures, seminars and panel discussions, and an exhibition showcasing some of the finest field-proven and next-generationtechnologies and systems in the industry. As well, there will be lots of opportunity to greet colleagues and create new business relationships through formal and informal meetings.
Israel HLS 2012 should be attended by all public decision makers, security professionals and HLS industry managers with an interest in:
Ø Cyber Security
Ø Securing Smart Cities
Ø Critical Infrastructure Protection
Ø Emergency Management and Preparedness
Our previous HLS conference, held in 2010, attracted more than 500 security officials from around the world, including public security ministers, senior government and municipal officials, emergency response and port authorities, police commanders and HLS industry managers. They heard and met with security experts and industry leaders discuss today’s challenges in the light of growing global terror, criminal activity, threats to public order and natural disasters.
Of particular note, a full half-day on November 14 has been dedicated to on-site technology demonstrations at Israel’s busiest seaport, the Port of Ashdod, located on the Mediterranean Sea a half-hour south of Tel Aviv, to be followed by a tour of Jerusalem’s Old City. Both tours are by advance registration only.
See 2012 event agenda here.
Israel HLS 2012 is a closed event, open only to government officials and HLS industry managers.Read More