Israeli study finds 94% drop in symptomatic COVID-19 cases with Pfizer vaccine

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israel’s largest healthcare provider on Sunday reported a 94% drop in symptomatic COVID-19 infections among 600,000 people who received two doses of the Pfizer’s vaccine in the country’s biggest study to date. Health maintenance organization (HMO) Clalit, which covers more than half of all Israelis, said the same group was also 92%Continue reading “Israeli study finds 94% drop in symptomatic COVID-19 cases with Pfizer vaccine”

Israel is an Innovative Baby-Tech Powerhouse

Welcoming a new baby is such a special time but it also comes with its own sets of stresses and anxiety. Why is the baby crying? Is the baby hungry, cold, tired, wet? Fear not, the innovation nation has you covered! Below is a list of leading baby-tech companies from Israel that helps make itContinue reading “Israel is an Innovative Baby-Tech Powerhouse”

E-learning Becomes Imperative Not a Choice

In November 2020 the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, (OECD) published a Policy Brief titled “The impact of COVID-19 on student equity and inclusion: Supporting vulnerable students during school closures and school reopenings “ which stated that the pandemic was having a “profound impact, not only on people’s health but also on how theyContinue reading “E-learning Becomes Imperative Not a Choice”

The Future of Healthcare – 2021 & Beyond

As the dreaded Covid-19 virus still remains a global threat to us all, one must stop and ponder the future of medicine during such challenging times. More and more, medical staffs around the world are succumbing to their stresses, exposure, and sometimes fatal consequences of their heroic actions. So, what is the answer to mitigateContinue reading “The Future of Healthcare – 2021 & Beyond”

Beyond Meat, PepsiCo to collaborate on plant-based snacks

Beyond Meat has formed a joint venture with PepsiCo to develop and sell snacks and beverages made from plant-based protein, sending shares of the faux-meat maker to an 18-month high. The deal was the latest in a run of marketing successes for Beyond which include a distribution deal with Walmart, and partnerships with restaurants includingContinue reading “Beyond Meat, PepsiCo to collaborate on plant-based snacks”

Global Innovator Elbit To Establish Melbourne Centre

01/02/21 20.37pm The Andrews Labor Government has formed a partnership with Elbit Systems of Australia to establish a Centre of Excellence for Human and Machine Teaming in Melbourne that will drive the research, development and commercialisation of defence technologies. As one of the world’s leading global defence innovators, the investment by the Australian subsidiary ofContinue reading “Global Innovator Elbit To Establish Melbourne Centre”

Major winemaker taps into Israeli grape-growing intel

Pernod Ricard Winemakers selects Trellis to dynamically predict yield, quality and timing of grape harvest across Australia and New Zealand. Pernod Ricard Winemakers, the premium wine division of wine, spirits and Champagne international company Pernod Ricard, will support its operations across Australia and New Zealand with smart predictions on grape yield, quality, harvest timing andContinue reading “Major winemaker taps into Israeli grape-growing intel”

Israel’s tech envoys identify challenges and opportunities of the post-covid world

Bareket Knafo (Romania and Ukraine), Shai Zarivatch (Australia) and Esti Ayalon Kovo (Beijing) discuss the biggest lesson they learned from the pandemic and what they believe will be the trends of 2021 The Covid-19 pandemic has forced the Foreign Trade Administrations (FTA) at the Israeli Ministry of Economy & Industry, and its economic attachés acrossContinue reading “Israel’s tech envoys identify challenges and opportunities of the post-covid world”

Year in Review

The past twelve months were by far the best to date for startups receiving funding within Start-Up Nation. Total investment in Israeli startups was close to $10.3B. This is incredible considering most of the rest of the world struggled with operations due to a global pandemic. The hottest sectors for 2020 included Cybersecurity, FinTech, and SmartContinue reading “Year in Review”