Motorola Solutions Plans New Israel Innovation Center

Motorola Solutions Plans New Israel Innovation Center

Motorola Solutions

Last week, Chicago based Motorola Solutions Chairman and CEO Greg Brown visited Israel and announced a new innovation center for Motorola in Israel.  The innovation center will focus on development of technologies related to big data, cyber security, mobile technology and the Internet of Things.  The announcement was heralded by Prime Minister Netanyahu who said to Motorola: "You're in the right place, in the right country, in the right business."

Motorola has a long history in Israel as one of the first multinationals to open an R&D center in Israel back in 1964, and worked hand in hand with Israeli researchers on the development of mobile technology.

To learn more, click here to a Times of Israel Story.  In addition, contact our office to learn more about the innovations Motorola is targeting in Israel.


Israel Trade & Economic Office

2019-06-17T12:15:41+00:00April 18th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

White House Introduces Israeli Incubator to Solve California’s Water Crisis

The White House approved a total of 30 new projects. In Los Angeles, an Israeli cleantech incubator was approved as one of few internationally born projects. Ten Israeli companies will be introduced to to the U.S. market to develop solutions to combat California's water crisis. That project, announced earlier this month at a summit on water solutions, “builds on California and Israel’s March 2014 memorandum of understanding to cooperate on developing water and green technology solutions,” the White House said in a statement.

2019-07-03T12:13:15+00:00April 6th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

BIRD Energy Call for Proposals

BIRD Energy Call for Proposals


This week BIRD (Israel-U.S. Binational Industrial Research & Development Fund) announced its upcoming Call for Proposals for BIRD Energy deadline for Executive Summaries will be June 29, 2016.

BIRD Energy is a collaboration between the U.S. Department of Energy and the Israel Ministry of National Infrastructure, Energy and Water Resources, and BIRD Foundation.

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, Water-Energy Nexus, Wind Energy or any other Renewable Energy/Energy Efficiency technology.
  • Significant commercial potential; the project outcome should lead to commercialization.

Executive Summary - June 29, 2016
Final Proposal - August 11, 2016
Decisions -  October 24, 2016

For more information, please contact Jordan Miller at

Israel Trade & Economic Office

2019-06-20T09:55:04+00:00March 31st, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments