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TDCOMM | Next-Gen Software for Simplifying Network Operations

TDCOMM specializes in private LTE and 5G networks for OEMs, system integrators and large organisations. Their software-only or complete turnkey wireless network solutions are capable of rapid deployment in harsh environments, to ensure the continued performance of your wireless operations in critical facilities and across the virtual space.

Dedicated to supporting existing IT, security and operations teams, TDCOMM provide customers with an advanced yet intuitive management platform, providing deep network insights and policy enforcement functions. Their products include enterprise networks, MEC (Mobile Edge Computing) platforms and rapid deployable networks for emergency services, tactical comms and backup coverage.

TDCOMM’s customer base is largely within Industry 4.0, Government, IoT, First Responder and Critical Infrastructure domains.

For all enquiries, email Luke at the Israel Trade Commission.

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A look at the Israel Tech Ecosystem in 2022

Famously known as the ‘Startup Nation’, the Israeli tech and startup community is one of the fastest-growing ecosystems in the world. With its advanced technologies, state-of-the-art R&D centers, and increasing government support, a lot happened within the Israeli tech scene in 2022.

While funding for tech across the globe in 2022 had significantly reduced (by approximately 35 per cent), Israel was hit harder, with a funding decrease of 40 per cent. In 2021, Israel had raised close to $29 billion, whereas 2022 saw a dip – with Israeli startups managing to raise around $17 billion. One of the reasons for this dip was poor public market performance, caused by high inflation rates in 2022.

Despite this fall in capital raised, Israel managed to maintain its position as the fifth-largest tech ecosystem in 2022. Above Israel were the USA ($235 billion), China ($64 billion), the UK ($28 billion), and India ($23 billion). Cyber Security continued to lead Israel in raising capital, followed by IT, FinTech, Healthcare, and RetailTech.

Additionally, 21 new unicorns (with a valuation of $1 billion or above) were added in 2022, expanding the list to a total of 85 unicorns in Israel as of January 2023. Moreover, the M&A market of Israel continued to be extremely active last year; a total of 109 M&A deals were closed in 2022 with a total value of $18 billion. Some of the notable M&As are Unity & ironSource, Tower Semiconductor & Intel, Granulate & Intel and Zimperium & Liberty. This is largely possible because of the growing interest of multinational corporations like Intel, Google and Apple in Israeli tech and their confidence in the opportunities for scalability offered by them.

Some of the top most innovative Israeli startups from 2022 include:

Reep Technologies: Reep offers the world’s first practical, industrial-strength system for circular printing. Reep’s solution sets a new standard in sustainability for office printing, while also meeting the requirements for leading enterprises and organizations. Reep technologies aim to increase document safety and save operations costs through circular printing.

6Degrees: 6Degrees is an Israeli startup that has developed a hands-free adaptive controller for people who are unable to use their hands. The company has created a technology that can easily translate movements into a command on any smart device- including computers, tablets and smartphones. With every single move, the technology learns and adapts to the user’s unique motions and adjusts as per their needs.

Pigmentum: Pigmentum offers a sustainable and highly scalable solution for the low-cost production of high-value natural compounds for industries such as food and nutrition, health, diagnostics, and research. Pigmentum is developing a patent-protected molecular technology platform that can turn indoor or outdoor-grown crops into efficient producers of high-value compounds at a fraction of the cost incurred by the current fermentation-based industrial production plants.

Green Kinoko: Green Kinoko has developed an elegant outdoor cooling air conditioner based on smart patented cooling technology. Their product ‘Kenshō’ is the first outdoor air conditioner that doesn’t need an electrical connection. Kenshō brings the green revolution to outdoor cooling and has already brought great demand for long term collaborations.

Written by Priyanka Nangalia, Trade Officer at the Israel Trade and Economic Mission in Mumbai –

Agriculture Business Opportunities

pHi-Tech | Poultry Vaccination Systems

pHi-Tech’s poultry vaccination system ensures proper vaccine administration for each shot while achieving maximum efficacy for your vaccination program.

pHi-Tech’s system lets farm owners, veterinarians and integration managers better manage the vaccination process through –

  1. Enhanced accuracy and efficiency of the vaccination process
  2. Online control with real-time alerting for correction of vaccine administration errors
  3. Data collection and storage, enabling analysis and providing significant insights for managers to implement
  4. Enhancing worker safety and reducing human errors

For all enquiries, email Luke at the Israel Trade Commission.

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Vertical Farming on the Up

Vertical Farming is a novel method of growing produce by staking crops one over the other. Plants are grown in-house, with the absence of sunlight and water recycling. Instead, LED lights are shone upon them. There’s no need for pesticides, either. The environment is clean, bug-free, and unlikely to breed any pests.

The controlled growth of plants has proven to be efficient in many ways. The elimination of pesticides, for example, decreases soil pollution significantly. Growth also doesn’t need to depend on external factors, like the weather, meaning produce can be grown all year long.

Vertical farming also reduces transport time and costs. Growing produce traditionally involves a lot of commute time, leading to rotting and wastage. In contrast, vertical farming ensures a safe and healthy supply of fresh produce from neighboring buildings.

Israel, known for its avid interest in technology, is jumping on the bandwagon to support vertical farming and make it available world-wide.

Discover these innovative solutions by Israeli companies:

  1. Vertical Field – Transforming urban eco-systems, Vertical Field is a leading ag-tech company that develops vertical farming systems for smart cities. Vertical Field’s urban farm is an innovative and accessible way to meet the rising population’s need for nutritious food, by growing produce in any indoor or outdoor urban space. The unique geoponic (soil-based) platform is capable of growing over 200 types of crops that can be planted and harvested easily, and grow to maturity within 21 days.
  1. Saffron-Tech – enables the controlled, automated cultivation of agricultural crop under laboratory conditions, saving water, land, and manpower while significantly increasing the quality and quantity of output. The company is specialising, as a first step, in the luxury niche of saffron, also known as ‘red gold’.
  1. TomGrow – is an urban farming start-up focused on the indoor growing market.  TomGrow’s technology allows plants to be grown indoors without the need for soil, irrigation, or direct sunlight for prolonged periods of time. Its breakthrough technology in growth mediums is bridging the worlds of chemistry, agronomy and sustainability.
  1. SoliDrip – systems designed for public and private, outdoor and indoor gardens of any scale, including fruit orchards and vertical gardens and supports most garden plants and planting methods. The company’s technology saves a substantial amount of water and reduces a garden’s overall maintenance cost. SoliDrip’s mission is to boost urban greening and improve the urban environment.
  1. Catchy-by-Davik – Davik has developed a unique, long-lasting dry adhesive which captures flying insect pests.  This adhesive is applied to various colored roller sheets hung in indoor farming situations, protected cultivation greenhouses, indoor vertical leafy green growing structures, insect-proof net houses etc. This is an all-in-one pest control and monitoring system for greenhouses, indoor and net-house farming.
  1. Grofit – develops sensors and software for precision farming in greenhouses.  Its IoT platform employs small, simple, low-cost sensor stations to measure key environmental and plant growth parameters such as air temperature, radiation relative humidity, soil irrigation, fertilization and more.
  2. Growee – AI Based Plant feeding technology – Growee is developing an autonomous nutrient distribution system combined with a growth analytics cloud platform. The company’s technology offers a plant monitoring and feeding solution for small-scale indoor farmers by combining real-time sensing with feeding algorithms and automation.

Written by Veshalaskhe Gajajraj, Trade Officer of Israeli Economic and Trade Mission, Bangalore –

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Israeli EV

Carbon pollution is a global concern and transitioning to electric vehicles is one of the most effective ways to reduce it. The Israeli Auto-tech industry is playing a significant role in the effort to develop green solutions in the world of automobiles. One of the primary contributors to the climate crisis is road transportation. This makes the transition from the polluting auto industry to clean and smart transportation solutions even more critical.

The transition to electric vehicles will not happen on its own; it is highly reliant on government involvement and incentives to accelerate production and adoption. Israel has great potential for adopting EVs. As a relatively small and densely-populated country, it requires a simple charging infrastructure. It has its own sources of natural gas, relatively low electricity prices, and high fuel prices that can push the market to adopt EVs based on electricity produced from natural gas. Israel is also known as a country that tends to adopt technology and innovation, with a population that is highly open to change. This could help with the transition to electric transportation.

Israel is not only a market for electric vehicles, but is also an innovator in the field. There is a fierce innovation race in the EV sector, with trillions of dollars invested. Several Israeli companies are developing significant inventions and contributing to the race to reduce carbon emissions.

Some of the leading Israeli startups working to electrify our ground and air transportation include:

Store Dot : Developer of Nano and organic compound-based batteries for e-vehicles. It has developed Li-ion batteries by combining nanostructural material with organic binders and electrolytes to offer optimized batteries for multiple sectors. It also uses artificial intelligence and machine learning techniques to combine organic compounds with nanomaterials. Its features include the synthesis of organic and inorganic compounds, high voltage capability, enhanced safety with dendrite prevention, and real-time thermal and voltage management.

Urban Aero: Develops ducted fan aircraft for multiple uses. It is developing an unmanned aerial vehicle and its export variant, the Cormorant. Its design includes a fan that allows the aircraft to take off and land vertically, and the company claims that the fuselage itself is shaped like an airfoil to provide aerodynamic lift. The company intends to use the same technology to develop passenger aircraft for intra-city travel.

VisIC Tech: VisIC Technologies is a technology licensor and a provider of high-voltage (650V and above), high-volume GaN devices to the rapidly growing power conversion market. The company has created a true GaN Metal-Insulator-Semiconductor High Electron Mobility Transistor (MISHEMT) that is normally-OFF in its native mode.

IRP Systems: IRP Systems provides a patented software-defined powertrain system for micro mobility. Their solution, named Hummingbird, consists of a patented intelligent control algorithm coupled with an electric motor design that helps in achieving the high-power efficiency metrics. The motion system is sufficiently versatile and can be implemented in any system with an electric motion requirement. It is intended to be used in drones, electric vehicles, unmanned ground vehicles, or robot actuators.

Phinergy: Phinergy focuses on the development of metal-air battery systems and technology for electric vehicles. The company’s main focus is on the development of aluminum-air and zinc-air batteries. The company claims to have successfully integrated aluminum-air battery system into an electric vehicle resulting in more than three times the driving range of current EVs.

GoTo: App-based platform offering multi-category self-drive vehicle rental services. The platform enables users to rent cars, electric-mopeds, scooters, bicycles, etc. Users can book find, book, unlock the vehicles near to their location by using the mobile application. It offers features like in-app payments, offers short and long-term rentals, etc. At the end of the ride, users have to park the vehicles at designated parking spaces. The mobile application is available for both Android and iOS platforms.

City TransformerDeveloper of electric cars. The company develops electric cars with foldable chassis which makes vehicles park conveniently. It offers features like 90 km/h speed range, disk brakes, 2 X 7.5 kW electric motors, 15 kW power range, etc.

Make My Day: Offers a location-based app to determine the optimal route for multiple errands. It determines the optimal route for multiple errands based on businesses distance from the user, queue length, working hours, parking, and traffic. It also helps in estimating the task duration, the total time required for all the errands. It claims to help both businesses as well as individuals to accomplish daily errands in an effective way.

EVR MotorsEVR Motors develops motors for multi-category electric vehicles. The company develops motor with 3D trapezoidal teeth and windings that generates optimized magnetic flux, integrated cooling system, etc. It offers features like light-weight, compact in size, etc. These are used in electric & hybrid vehicles, electric motorbikes, motorcycles, etc. Also, these can be used for industrial applications.

Carrar: Provider of thermal management solutions. The company offers thermal management solutions for batteries, powertrain, electric-vehicle charging infrastructure, etc. The system offers optimal boiling that manages heat fluxes for charging which preserves battery life. Also, provides a two-phase immersion cooling system for onboard computers, power electronics, etc.

Written by Saraswati Sharma, Trade Officer of Israeli Economic and Commercial Mission, New Delhi –

Medical and Healthcare IT News

Health at Home: Israeli Technology Bringing Health Care to You

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released a statement that in the United States more than one out of every five deaths can be linked to Hospital-Associated Infections (HAI) in the United States. In Australia, HAIs are responsible for approximately 7,500 deaths each year. The most effective way to reduce these figures is to reduce the amount of time patients stay in hospitals. There are a variety of reasons people find themselves stuck in hospitals. Some individuals who find themselves in the hospital regularly are those who need consistent care, such as chemo and dialysis patients. Other patients need constant monitoring, while other patients are stuck in a hospital waiting for a spot in a long-term care facility to become available. In different situations, individuals who are already high-risk such as immunocompromised, high-risk pregnancies, and the elderly, need to go to the hospital for testing that would be safer completed at home.

With the technological advances within the healthcare industry, a wide variety of companies have created ways to reduce time spent in the hospital. Below are some of the Israeli startups whose products will reduce time spent in hospitals.

Chronic Illness at Home

Paragate Medical – Developing an implantable device to treat fluid overload in patients suffering from chronic heart or kidney failure. Their Implantable Peritoneal Ultrafiltration Device (IPUD) is a minimally invasive device that serves as a mechanical bypass to the kidneys to continuously remove excess fluid from the body to keep patients balanced at home.

Pregnancy at Home

Nuvo – Commercializing INVU, the first FDA cleared remote monitoring system for pregnant women. Their belt monitors both the maternal and fetal heart rate. Their product allows for women to complete many of their maternity check-ins from their own home.

Continuous Monitoring at Home

Biobeat – provides an FDA approved, AI-driven remote patient monitoring platform that includes a disposable short-term chest monitor and a long-term wrist monitor. Both monitors accurate provide readings of 15 health parameters, including cuffless blood pressure, pulse rate and respiratory rate.

Testing at Home – Uses colorimetric analysis, computer vision, and AI to transform the smartphone camera into a clinical-grade medical device. This technology can analyze urine tests and chronic wounds using a variety of devices and under different lighting conditions, making testing as easy as snapping a picture.

Written by Sarah Benjamin, Head of Healthcare and Consumer Goods, Israel Economic Mission to the West Coast, USA –

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Plan Bee – Exploring Israel’s Solutions to Australia’s Bee Problem

Cause for Concern

In June 2022, the detection of varroa mites (aptly named ‘varroa destructor’) in sentinel hives at NSW’s Port of Newcastle triggered an immediate national eradication response plan across Australia. This led to a tumultuous six months of tracking, surveillance and implementing biosecurity measures to curb the proliferation of the mite – known globally as an agricultural pest.

The Australian Government’s Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry joined forces with its state and territory counterparts to implement the response plan, which follows a three-tiered surveillance system – where the epicenters of outbreaks were designated 10km ‘Eradication Zones,’ assigned parameters where honeybees were systemically (and humanely) euthanised (NSW Department of Primary Industries). While this has slowed the spread of the varroa, the mite has spread as far north as Coffs Harbour. Australia’s zero-varroa legacy has come to an end.

Varroa mites are particularly damaging to honey bees because of how they reproduce. They feed and reproduce on the larvae and pupae of bees in the developing brood – which leads to malformation and weakening of the bees, while also transmitting viruses (BeeAware). This can be potentially lethal to the overall wellbeing of a hive.

Why such a drastic response?

Bees play a massive role in pollinating the plants that we eat – with around 75% of the world’s crops dependent on pollinators. In Australia, it is estimated that honey bees contribute four to six billion dollars to our economy, annually. Indeed, we’re lucky that the varroa has not been cause for concern – until now.

Eradication of the mite is the best policy. The varroa threatens the wellbeing of Australia’s honey bee population, and therefore the wellbeing of our broader agricultural sector.

Israel Buzzing with Solutions

Israel has a long history of innovation within the agricultural sphere. Indeed, this developed largely out of necessity, with two-thirds of Israeli land considered either semi-arid or arid.

Now the ‘Start-Up Nation’ has an array of bee-focused exports at its disposal – and they may be just what Australia needs to combat its bee troubles.

BeeWise has redesigned the beehive to improve bee health management. It has replaced the traditional, 150-year-old wooden box hives that we know, with their own ‘BeeHome’ – a caravan-like structure that both houses and monitors the bees while also performing essential beekeeper tasks, robotically. Some of its capabilities include a climate and humidity control system, and pest and population control.

So what does this fix? Bees are sensitive to changes in temperature within their hives. Any temperature beneath 32.2 and above 35 degrees is considered suboptimal and may inhibit healthy brood rearing. A sustained suboptimal climate may ultimately lead to the very real risk of colony collapse disorder (CCD), where the majority of worker bees in a colony disappear, leaving behind the queen and a few nurse bees to support the brood. BeeWise’s real-time problem alerts can ensure that any change in climate or humidity may be quickly reversed, providing a better environment for brood rearing and reducing the risk of colony collapse disorder.

As we’ve established, the existence of varroa in hives leads to weakened bees and can be potentially lethal. BeeWise’s solution also incorporates pest control, offering continual monitoring for pests. When pests – like varroa – are detected, non-chemical treatment is applied in real time. This results in a significant reduction in infestation and ultimately mitigates colony loss.

As we’ve seen, CCD is disastrous for bee colonies. It is a very real threat, decimating the global bee population – and has had a particular effect on the most common breed of bee – the Western Honey Bee. The global decline of the Western Honey Bee, of course, threatens the global supply chain – due to the broad range of crops that rely on pollination by bee (i.e. ‘pollinator reliant’ crops). Almonds, cotton, avocados, lychees, berries, macadamias, melons and onions are just some examples of pollinator reliant crops.

So, if so many types of crops (and in Australia, so many export dollars) are being threatened by the potential collapse of our tiny friends, is there a backup option? Yes – and it’s called artificial pollination.

Israel’s Bumblebee AI specialises in data-driven artificial pollination that mimics the natural pollination process. Their Crossbee device emits an electrostatic charge (much like bees do) that attracts positively-charged pollen from the crops, which can then be applied to female crops to complete the pollination process. Incorporate robotics into the mix, and you have Robee – a semi-autonomous robotic device that utilises vibration to displace pollen. Its two mechanical arms deliver short vibrations to the base of crops, to free up pollen so that it falls on the female flowers of the plant.

It is clear that the answer to Australia’s (and the world’s) bee troubles lies in Israeli innovation, whether it be through monitoring bee hive health and managing varroa outbreak or if all else fails, artificial pollination. The implementation of technologies like those of BeeWise and Bumblebee AI is pivotal in ensuring the sustainability of Australia’s food supply.

For further information on beetech or agritech more broadly, reach out to Luke Bulbrook.

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IronSphere | Security Monitoring for IBM Legacy Systems

Securiteam’s IronSphere software specialises in monitoring legacy mainframe systems still operating in banks and insurance businesses. Providing 24/7 surveillance, IronSphere’s technology monitors for security or infrastructure changes and provides real-time vulnerability reporting.

IronSphere automatically compares each application to its Security Technical Information Guidelines (STIGs) to find vulnerabilities, altered system settings, modified operands and other discrepancies.

If an issue is detected, IronSphere launches automatic diagnostic routines to determine:

  • Security problems and errors
  • Root causes
  • Which components are affected
  • Priorities of highest to lowest risk

IronSphere is seeking to connect with banks and insurance providers in the Australian market who operate with IBM legacy systems.

For all enquiries, email Luke at the Israel Trade Commission.

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Israel at Mobile World Congress Barcelona (MWC 2023)

Mobile World Congress Barcelona (MWC) is the largest and most influential event for the connectivity ecosystem. In 2023, twenty-nine companies will be exhibiting at the Israel pavilion. For over half of them, 2023 will be their first time exhibiting. Companies will showcase Israeli expertise across the telecom and connectivity space, including in next-gen content connectivity, advanced GPS, big data and much more.

The following Israeli companies will be exhibiting at MWC 2023:

Rad Novelsat
Friendly TechnologiesTrackimo
Compira LabsTechSee
RadwarePente Networks
DeeyookPureSight Technologies

Contact Luke to schedule business meetings at MWC 2023.

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Modeany | Frequency Patch Technology

Modeany develop patches that use biophysical technology to remedy specific bodily ailments.

Each product contains a formula of frequencies that correspond to those that exist naturally in the human body. Modeany has developed a range of patches. Their categories include Stress and Anxiety, ADHD/ADD, Sleep, Strength, Detox and Fibromyalgia.

Modeany are seeking distributors and potential buyers within the Australian market.

For all enquiries, email Kelly at the Israel Trade Commission.