Latest News – Israel

  • The Israeli FemTech Revolution
    Back in 2016, a Danish entrepreneur, Ms. Ida Tin, Co-Founder and CEO of the female health app, Clue, coined the term “FemTech”, (Female Technology) intending to help women take control and be aware of their reproductive health. Ever since the term was coined, Fem Tech is treated as a therapeutic sector on its own and is expected to grow significantly by the year 2025. Israel has positively been progressing in the FemTech sector, making headlines in women’s health. While the sector is still developing globally, Israel already has around 100 local companies in the FemTech sector and still counting. FemTechContinue reading The Israeli FemTech Revolution
  • MeaTech 3D Changes Name to Steakholder Foods to “Cultivate New Community of Meat Lovers”
    MeaTech 3D Ltd., the first world’s first publicly listed cultivated meat company, announces it is changing its name to Steakholder Foods Ltd. (Nasdaq: STKH.) The new name is intended to reflect the company’s commitment to building a strong community of meat lovers who support changing the world through cultured meat production.  Founded in Israel, Steakholder is a leading innovator in the cultivated meat industry, having developed cutting-edge technology and processes to produce whole cuts of animal meat using 3D bioprinting technology. In December 2021, the company printed the largest-ever cultured steak, which weighed in at 3.67 oz. Recently, it secured its first patent for systemsContinue reading “MeaTech 3D Changes Name to Steakholder Foods to “Cultivate New Community of Meat Lovers””
  • TAU researchers develop treatment for long-term COVID-19 symptoms
    Researchers from Tel Aviv University exposed patients with long-term COVID-19 symptoms to intensive Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) treatment, and found significant improvement in cognitive, neurological, and psychiatric functions.  (Communicated by the Tel Aviv University Spokesperson) A groundbreaking new study from Tel Aviv University, the first of its kind in the world, found a promising treatment for long-term COVID-19 symptoms, based on advanced Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT). Long COVID, which affects up to 30% of patients infected by the COVID-19 virus, is characterized by a range of debilitating cognitive symptoms such as inability to concentrate, brain fog, forgetfulness and difficulty recalling wordsContinue reading “TAU researchers develop treatment for long-term COVID-19 symptoms”
  • Mining Operations Solutions
    Mining in Israel has historically not been a large-scale industry, aside from the ancient Timna valley mines that have been actively mined by humans since the era of King Solomon. However, Israel’s positioning as a center for advanced technology and innovation is well known worldwide, and is gradually being acknowledged by the mining industry as an excellent source of potential solutions.  The global mining industry is currently grappling with several challenges that bring issues of economic efficiency and environmental sustainability to the fore. There is a focused debate on the need to shift modern mining to a more sustainable frameworkContinue reading “Mining Operations Solutions”
  • Israeli Trusted Solutions in Financial Fraud Detection
    Many crimes are typically committed for financial gain. The same applies to cybercrime which is being conducted more frequently for financial gain. Financial fraud incidences have increased in tandem with the enormous expansion in the usage of Mobile banking, Internet banking, Mobile Wallets, e-commerce, and online share trading. They include those involving credit cards, debit cards, online and mobile banking, insurance, computer manipulation, accounting schemes, etc. Israel is renowned for being a leader in Fintech innovation and cyber security. Also regarded as a “Start-up Nation” over the past three decades, she has been at the forefront of developing solutions thatContinue reading “Israeli Trusted Solutions in Financial Fraud Detection”
  • HeraMED (ASX: HMD) Partnering with Sheba Medical Centre in Israel
    HeraMED has announced that its remote monitoring technology was chosen as one of the key components of a collaboration between Israel’s Sheba Medical Center and Project Rozana | ASX announcement: https://lnkd.in/gFz7TzNb
  • Cust2Mate | Smart Shopping Carts | Watch and see the Future
    Cust2Mate offers a customized grocery-shopping experience by combining shopping list data with a smart shopping cart. The combination of data enables the company’s machine-vision technology to learn and predict the likely outcome of sales, coupons, and special offers targeted to the individual store or consumer. Cust2Mate intends to work with point-of-sale vendors by integrating shopping carts with an in-store navigational system to speed up shopping trips. Customers simply input their shopping list into the mobile app, and the smart cart will guide them through the store.
  • The Israel Trade Commission’s Jeremy Ungar on 3ZZZ Radio
    L’Chaim – To Life S4 E8 (13-07-2022) with Natasha Kirtchuk, Jeremy Ungar, Michele Bernshaw, Greg King and Elvis Presley The Israel Trade Commission’s own Jeremy Ungar speaks from 5:40 onwards about his recent Israel Cyber Week delegation https://omny.fm/shows/lchaim-to-life/lchaim-to-life-s4-e8-13-07-2022?fbclid=IwAR0yZFYDjbfVyXhFIX4kkOju7RQm85u0ErYHFvnRGTDIFj_UqtDliVJLJ6w&fs=e&s=cl Jewish community focused interview-based program with regular segments including: news from Israel, opinion commentary, preview of next day’s Australian Jewish News headlines, out-and-about-focus on upcoming community events, and more. Description: Maurice Klein speaks with Jeremy Ungar, Senior Trade Officer at the Israel Trade and Economic Commission Israel Embassy in Australia. Jeremy is responsible for cyber security at the commission and recently tookContinue reading “The Israel Trade Commission’s Jeremy Ungar on 3ZZZ Radio”
  • Cloud Computing – Israel is on the Front Line of Cloud Computing
    Israel is known to be the “start-up nation” of the number of global start-ups being produced. Over the past decade, Israel has produced over 2,000 start-ups, the majority of these start-ups are driven by software as a service (SaaS). Israeli cloud technology remains a strong promise in the market as new start-ups are continuously penetrating the market. Innovations and Technologies are shifting from nice-to-have to must-have, cloud computing stands as one of the most impactful innovations in today’s time. There are billions of dollars already invested in this sector. According to Gartner, the prediction of global cloud revenue will reachContinue reading “Cloud Computing – Israel is on the Front Line of Cloud Computing”
  • Israeli Technologies Making Mining Safe for Workforce, Nature, and the Environment
    Mining is the process of extracting buried material below the earth’s surface. During the past few decades, while extracting, the Mining companies worldwide have faced an increased number of challenges. The Israeli Mining companies had foreseen the need to shift existing Mining techniques to a more sustainable framework that needs to be friendly to the Workforce, Nature as well as Surrounding Environment. Although Israel has no real mines it is trying to solve some of the greatest challenges being faced by the mining sector in various countries. Israel’s current position as a center for innovative technology is well known worldwideContinue reading “Israeli Technologies Making Mining Safe for Workforce, Nature, and the Environment”
  • Some Israeli Ideas about the Future of Airports
    Airport operations and experiences are undergoing significant changes. To keep up with renewed demand, which is now going to be experience-driven, airports are considering the best next steps to take when planning their future activities. We all know that Covid-19 dominated the past few years, which resulted in the aviation and travel industries hit the hardest, but it was also a time of introspection, improvements, and progress by the aviation, and most certainly, the airports industry. From recent dealings and professional experience, airports are more open now than ever before. This means reforms. Reforms to introduce even more advanced servicesContinue reading “Some Israeli Ideas about the Future of Airports”
  • Israel Welcomes 1 Millionth Tourist in 2022, in Rebound from COVID-19
    Just over four months since Coronavirus restrictions limiting entry into Israel were lifted on March 1, the one-millionth tourist in 2022 arrived on Sunday, indicating an apparent rebound of the industry heavily battered by the pandemic. The tourist, who was welcomed by Tourism Minister Yoel Razvozov and Tourism Ministry representatives, is Belinda Desoyo Lee Marcelo, 53, a resident of the United Arab Emirates. Israel’s tourism industry was badly affected by the pandemic but the current recovery in incoming tourism is now exceeding forecasts. The number of incoming tourists is increasing, and with it, income from tourism into the Israeli economy.Continue reading “Israel Welcomes 1 Millionth Tourist in 2022, in Rebound from COVID-19”
  • Deel to buy global payroll co PayGroup
    Deel has bid $1 per share, a 174% premium on PayGroup’s closing price on the Australian stock exchange. Global payroll startup Deel has bid to acquire Australian payroll company PayGroup (ASX: PYG) in a deal worth A$119 million ($82 million). Deel has bid $1 per share, a 174% premium on the company’s closing price. The payGroup board of directors has unanimously recommended that shareholders accept the offer, and if approved, the deal will close in October. Deel was founded in 2018 by CEO Alex Bouaziz, a French Jew who immigrated to Israel, Shuo Wang who lives in the US and Ofer Simon,Continue reading “Deel to buy global payroll co PayGroup”
  • Israeli Drones Helping an Endangered Vulture
  • Leonardo DRS buys Israeli radar co RADA at 34% premium
    The merger with Arlington, Virginia-based Leonardo DRS will leave RADA shareholders with 19.5% of the combined defense company. Netanya-based Israeli defense company RADA Electronic Industries Ltd. (TASE: RADA; Nasdaq: RADA), which produces tactical radar systems, is merging with US company Leonardo DRS Inc. The stock-based transaction will result in RADA’s existing shareholders holding 19.5% of the merged company. The deal is expected to close in the fourth quarter of this year. RADA will become a wholly-owned subsidiary of Leonardo DRS, which will be listed on Nasdaq and on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange under the symbol DRS. The terms of the dealContinue reading “Leonardo DRS buys Israeli radar co RADA at 34% premium”
  • Israeli company AI21 Labs creates AI model of Ruth Bader Ginsburg
    “Ask Ruth Bader Ginsburg” answers users’ queries based on 27 years of Ginsburg’s Supreme Court opinions, interviews and speeches. Israeli artificial intelligence company AI21 Labs has created an AI model of the late US Supreme Court associate justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, The Washington Post reported on Tuesday. The AI model, “Ask Ruth Bader Ginsburg,” answers users’ queries based on 27 years of Ginsburg’s Supreme Court opinions, interviews and speeches. According to the report, AI21 input these into a language processing program called Jurassic-1, giving the model the capability to answer typed questions how Ginsburg may have answered them. A grain of salt When asked if abortion shouldContinue reading “Israeli company AI21 Labs creates AI model of Ruth Bader Ginsburg”
  • Gal Gadot’s GOODLES Mac and Cheese Launches First Dairy-Free Flavor
    GOODLES, a healthier mac and cheese brand co-created by Israeli actress and model Gal Gadot, is releasing its first plant-based flavor, Vegan is Believin’. Available online starting June 28, the new product features a lineup of 21 plant-based nutrients extracted from ingredients like chickpeas, mushrooms and kale, reports VegNews.  Flavor and nutrition Gadot co-launched GOODLES in 2021 to innovate conventional mac and cheese products with healthier ingredients. The upcoming Vegan is Believin’ flavor, which features spiral noodles in a white cheddar sauce, will incorporate GOODLES’ proprietary pasta formula. According to the brand, the new offering provides plenty of protein.  “Vegan Is Believin’ MacContinue reading “Gal Gadot’s GOODLES Mac and Cheese Launches First Dairy-Free Flavor”
  • Australia’s Iggy Azalea at the Tel Aviv Pride Parade
    ‘BDS? What’s that?’ – Iggy Azalea during her first trip to Israel Australian rapper Iggy Azalea performed at the Tel Aviv Gay Pride Festival on Friday. While she was there, she told N12 that she “was surprised to receive the call to come and perform.” The Tourism Ministry initially announced on Tuesday that Azalea would be performing at the parade during her first official visit to the country. When asked about BDS, Azalea had never even heard of the organization, stating: “BDS? What is it? Cause I don’t know much, but I’m really happy to come and see for myself, I’m excited toContinue reading “Australia’s Iggy Azalea at the Tel Aviv Pride Parade”
  • Were you hit too? Experts Warn Queen’s Birthday Weekend Could See Cyber Crime Spike
    10 June 2022 Check Point researchers say cyber criminals are known to strike during long weekends and holidays, warning Aussie companies to be extra vigilant in the run up to the Queen’s Birthday weekend. As Australia gears up to enjoy the three-day Queen’s Birthday weekend, Check Point Software Technologies Ltd issues a stark warning about the increased threat level from cyber crime groups during extended holidays. During these periods, Rodney Thorne, country manager at Check Point explains, everything is “paralysed” so once criminals gain access to the network, there is far more time to extend the attack across the network.Continue reading “Were you hit too? Experts Warn Queen’s Birthday Weekend Could See Cyber Crime Spike”
  • Israel, small on Earth, large in space tech!
    For many decades there has been a significant debate worldwide about the need for and value of space exploration, with the costs and benefits over the long and short term assessed by policymakers and citizens alike. In the Israel of the 1980’s, policymakers recognized and accepted that space related activities had the potential to contribute, not only to the Israeli economy and the country’s international standing, but also to the advancement of humanity in terms of research, agriculture, communications and the monitoring of environmental pollution.  As a result, The Israel Space Agency was founded by government in 1983 under theContinue reading “Israel, small on Earth, large in space tech!”
  • Israeli firm develops next-gen radar which can ‘see’ through walls
    Israel-based Camero-Tech company developed a next-generation portable, high-performance imaging system that can ‘see’ through walls. According to a press release from Camero-Tech, it is launching the Xaver 1000 – the new generation of the company’s product line that offers unprecedented operational capabilities to military forces, law enforcement agencies, intelligance units, and first responders.  The Xaver 1000 has an AI-based tracking algorithm of live targets and its own 3D ‘Sense-Through-The-Wall’ capability, enabling it to detect and ‘see’ people or static objects behind walls and obstacles. Live objects can be seen in high resolution down to the level of specific body parts. This includesContinue reading “Israeli firm develops next-gen radar which can ‘see’ through walls”
  • Elbit Systems of Australia’s Centre of Excellence, RMIT partner to protect Australians from natural disaster
    The pair have teamed up to deliver uncrewed technologies that protect lives during natural disasters and emergency scenarios. Announced at the Elbit Systems of Australia (ELSA) Centre of Excellence open day in Melbourne on the 6th of June, the two-year partnership will see the pair carry out two joint research projects on the use of drones during natural disasters and emergency situations. Major General (Ret’d) Paul McLachlan AO, CSC, ELSA managing director, welcomed the opportunity to collaborate with RMIT, expecting that the partnership will deliver cutting-edge research that keeps Australians safe. “Our partnership with RMIT University demonstrates that we are determinedContinue reading “Elbit Systems of Australia’s Centre of Excellence, RMIT partner to protect Australians from natural disaster”
  • Kogan engages fraud protection platform
    Kogan.com has joined forces with fraud management platform, Riskified, to increase its operational efficiency and deliver a more secure and frictionless shopping experience. With Riskified’s fully automated and scalable solution, Kogan.com will be able to expand its services and offerings without compromising the customer experience. Kogan.com head of operations, Daniel Taft said, “Kogan.com is renowned for price leadership through digital efficiency. We do this by making data driven decisions that benefit our loyal customer base. “Online retail is still in its infancy in Australia, and Kogan.com plans to accelerate its adoption while consistently staying ahead of the curve in offeringContinue reading “Kogan engages fraud protection platform”
  • NY State is Giving Out Hundreds of Robots as Companions for the Elderly
    A new way to address the West’s ‘loneliness epidemic’ The state of New York will distribute robot companions to the homes of more than 800 older adults. The robots are not able to help with physical tasks, but function as more proactive versions of digital assistants like Siri or Alexa — engaging users in small talk, helping contact love ones, and keeping track of health goals like exercise and medication. The scheme is being organized by the New York State Office for the Aging (NYSOFA), and is intended to help address the growing problem of social isolation among the elderly.Continue reading “NY State is Giving Out Hundreds of Robots as Companions for the Elderly”
  • Sheba Medical Center Signs Agreement With Australian Cancer Center
    Israel’s Sheba Medical Center at Tel HaShomer and Australia’s Peter MacCallum Cancer Center announced on Monday that the two have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) agreement that will “foster new international research collaborations and opportunities for staff development.” The MOU provides a framework for Peter MacCallum and Sheba Medical Center to jointly develop commercialization opportunities, an innovation hub in Melbourne modeled after Sheba’s ARC Innovation Center, research collaborations to grant the exchange of scientific materials for clinical trials, a six to 18-month clinical fellowship program, and a faculty researcher exchange. Peter MacCallum Cancer Center is a cancer research, education, and treatmentContinue reading “Sheba Medical Center Signs Agreement With Australian Cancer Center”
  • Israel: A flourishing Tech Sector and Consumer Market
    Spend a day walking around Tel Aviv and you are guaranteed to spot a pair of Tasmania’s Blundstone boots on a busy sidewalk, a surfer on their way down to Gordon Beach sporting a Billabong wetsuit, or a packet of Arnott’s Tim Tams in any local supermarket. Despite relatively modest export figures, Australian brands enjoy sustained recognition and affection in Israel. This bodes well for Australian companies with an interest in entering the burgeoning Israeli market. Israel’s GDP grew by 8.1 per cent in 2021, powered by its robust tech sector, rapid innovation and commercialisation of R&D. This was reflected in the momentum sustained through 2021Continue reading “Israel: A flourishing Tech Sector and Consumer Market”
  • Israel’s YO-Egg Raises $5M in Oversubscribed Round, Will Launch at US Restaurants
    Israel’s YO-Egg has secured $5 million in an oversubscribed seed funding round led by Stray Dog Capital and NFX. The latter is a tech investor which has never previously invested in a food company. Other investors included Surround Ventures and Secret Chord Ventures. YO-Egg will use the funding to increase production in preparation for its launch at US restaurants, with the ultimate aim of producing 50,000 plant-based eggs per day. The company’s vegan poached and sunny-side-up eggs will soon be showcased at the National Restaurant Association trade show in Chicago, which will take place from May 21-24. By the end of 2022,Continue reading “Israel’s YO-Egg Raises $5M in Oversubscribed Round, Will Launch at US Restaurants”
  • Robot Hives in Israel Kibbutz Hope to Keep Bees Buzzing
    More than 70 percent of crops, including almost all fruits, vegetables, oilseeds, spices, coffee and cocoa are dependent on pollinators such as bees https://www.news.com.au/breaking-news/robot-hives-in-israel-kibbutz-hope-to-keep-bees-buzzing/news-story/0b3694829b4872920c2ed742e9e748a3 They function as normal hives, but apiaries built at a kibbutz in Israel’s Galilee are decked out with high-tech artificial intelligence systems set to ensure longevity for these vital pollinators. “There are two million bees here,” said Shlomki Frankin as he walks into a 12-square-metre container in Kibbutz Beit Haemek in northern Israel. The 41-year-old told AFP that the hives feature a multi-purpose robot that does everything from monitor the bees to adjust the habitat andContinue reading “Robot Hives in Israel Kibbutz Hope to Keep Bees Buzzing”
  • R&R Smith embrace TIPA’s compostable packaging for their in-demand organic apples
    “We know that our customers want sustainable alternatives to single use plastic and we are extremely proud to introduce the first fully home-compostable package for our pre-packaged fruit. TIPA has provided the best solution for our produce, and we are pleased that our packaging now returns back to organic matter, making our products fully circular.” Andrew SmithManaging Director of R&R Smith R&R Smith has been growing apples in Tasmania’s beautiful Huon Valley for four generations. They’re Australia’s first and largest suppliers of organic apples, and view the health of soil, plants and people as a holistic, continuous system. They don’tContinue reading “R&R Smith embrace TIPA’s compostable packaging for their in-demand organic apples”
  • Hebrew University Collaborating with Australia
    The Zelman Cowen Academic Initiatives has launched a call for applications for scientific projects (including medical science), with a preference for projects that involved Hebrew University of Jerusalem Israel-Australian collaboration. From an unexpectedly large number of applications, eight projects have been selected for funding up to AUD$150,000 each per annum over 2 years beginning in the middle of this year. The Vice-President for International Affairs of the Hebrew University, Professor Oron Shagrir, welcomed the initiative: “We were taken by surprise, not by the quality of the applications for we know the quality of research here in Jerusalem, but by the breadthContinue reading “Hebrew University Collaborating with Australia”
  • Israel’s Paratrek Designed A Wheelchair to Make Hiking ‘Accessible for All’
    It’s early morning, but the sun is already beating down on some 100 students and teachers who are about to begin their high school’s annual hike in the Eilat desert. The Ort Tivon students and faculty are excited — keen to embrace the outdoors, conquer the rocky hills, and form bonds. And this year they were especially thrilled to welcome three people who, in the past, might have thought twice about joining the trip. This year, Ort Tivon’s annual hiking trip included three hikers who use wheelchairs to get around. Yaella Shimonov’s disability stems from childhood polio that forces herContinue reading “Israel’s Paratrek Designed A Wheelchair to Make Hiking ‘Accessible for All’”
  • Israel Border Security Technology: Smart Walls and All
    Border security has increasingly become one of the most pressing issues within nations’ homeland security agencies. Though a controversial subject, there has been a consensus that borders must be secured humanely. A popular humanitarian solution has been the creation of smart walls. A smart wall is the use of technologies such as cameras, scanners, sensors, and radars used to prevent illicit entry, smuggling, and threats along borders. In fact last month, members of the U.S. House of Representatives formed a bipartisan Border Security Technology Caucus and approved a budget of $309 million for enhancing smart wall capabilities along the SouthwestContinue reading “Israel Border Security Technology: Smart Walls and All”
  • Noname Security Launches Active Testing; Empowers Organizations to Shift Left with API Security Testing
    May 4, 2022 Active Testing allows businesses to prevent attacks and reduce vulnerabilities with every release San Jose, CA — May 4th, 2022 — Noname Security, the leading API security company, today announced the launch of its Active Testing solution within the Noname API Security Platform. Active Testing is purpose-built to address specific application programming interface (API) challenges and enable organizations to adopt a ‘shift left’ approach to API security testing.  Active Testing allows businesses to stop vulnerabilities before they reach production and innovate faster without compromising security. With Active Testing, organizations can continuously refine and strengthen their API security posture and reduce theContinue reading “Noname Security Launches Active Testing; Empowers Organizations to Shift Left with API Security Testing”
  • The Future of the Metaverse Lies in Israel
    Let’s transport ourselves back to 1989, Tim Berners Lee has just written his proposals for the WorldWideWeb software and the modern world as we know will never be the same again. Fast-forward to 2022 and are we witnessing the same thing with Mark Zuckerberg’s aspirations for the Metaverse. In between this time, we have seen mini internet revolutions that have transformed the way we work, communicate and grow as a society. Everything from the creation of Google to the dominance of Facebook, the online space has found new ways to grow and have an everlasting impact on the way weContinue reading “The Future of the Metaverse Lies in Israel”
  • Soil Health and Improved Soil Management
    The current global phenomenon of increased fertilizer prices also poses a challenge to farmers across the world and emphasizes the point of re-thinking the soil management protocols. Furthermore, proper soil management and farming routines also plays an important role in climate change implications. Soils are heterogeneous and dynamic. Investing in integrated soil fertility management requires targeting different investments responsive to requirements of different soil types and farming systems. Given the global rise in fertilizer prices, it is an opportune time to work together with various stakeholders, researchers, and leading experts to explore ways in increasing long-term efficiency and effectivity ofContinue reading “Soil Health and Improved Soil Management”
  • Johnny Depp v. Amber Heard: Nearly 11% of Twitter Accounts Participating in Discourse are Fake
    The majority inauthentic accounts were supportive of Heard Nearly 11% of all Twitter accounts participating in discourse surrounding Johnny Depp‘s defamation trial against his ex-wife, Amber Heard, are inauthentic, new research shows. The majority of those inauthentic accounts are supportive of Heard, while most authentic accounts are supportive of Depp, according to an analysis of 2,300 Twitter profiles conducted by Cyabra, a tech company dedicated to improving online distance by detecting inauthentic behavior online. “Whenever there’s a lot of people involved, there’s always going to be some level of additional, inauthentic conversation going on around a topic,” Cyabra CEO Dan Brahmy told Fox News Digital,Continue reading “Johnny Depp v. Amber Heard: Nearly 11% of Twitter Accounts Participating in Discourse are Fake”
  • Weizmann Institute of Science Researchers Discover a New Neuroprotective Pathway
    A Weizmann Institute of Science research team has linked a new gene to ALS that contains mutations that seem to play a defensive, rather than an offensive, role in the disease. (Communicated by the Weizmann Institute of Science Spokesperson) Genetic mutations linked to a disease often spell bad news. Mutations in over 25 genes, for example, are associated with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS, and they all increase the risk of developing this incurable disorder. Now, a research team headed by Prof. Eran Hornstein of the Weizmann Institute of Science has linked a new gene to ALS, but this oneContinue reading “Weizmann Institute of Science Researchers Discover a New Neuroprotective Pathway”
  • Israel and the UAE Complete Negotiations on a Bilateral Free Trade Agreement
    The completion of the negotiation is a historic event. This is the first full free trade agreement with an Arab country and is taking place so shortly after the establishment of diplomatic relations. Communicated by the Prime Minister’s Foreign Media Adviser) Israel and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have completed negotiations on a bilateral free trade agreement. The issue was discussed by Prime Minister Naftali Bennett and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed at their meeting in Abu Dhabi last December, at which it was agreed to accelerate the contacts ahead of the signing, and at their meeting in Egypt lastContinue reading “Israel and the UAE Complete Negotiations on a Bilateral Free Trade Agreement”
  • The Nanodrug that Attacks the Cancer Twice
    Researchers from Tel Aviv University have proved that a drug delivery system based on lipid nanoparticles can utilize RNA to overcome resistance to both chemotherapy and immunotherapy in cancer treatments. (Communicated by the Tel Aviv University Spokesperson) Researchers from Tel Aviv University proved that a drug delivery system based on lipid nanoparticles can utilize RNA to overcome resistance to both chemotherapy and immunotherapy in cancer treatments. The study opens a new path to a personalized and precisely targeted battle against cancer. The results were published in the scientific journal Advanced Materials . The study was led by TAU Vice PresidentContinue reading “The Nanodrug that Attacks the Cancer Twice”
  • First-Ever Computationally Designed Antibody, Created by Biolojic Design, Entering Human Clinical Trial In Cancer Patients
    Biolojic uses its proprietary AI platform to design antibodies with new capabilities to cure disease, ushering in a new era of smart therapeutics Biolojic Tel Aviv to focus on computational design of antibodies; Boston location will focus on drug development BOSTON, April 5, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Biolojic Design, a unique technology company pioneering computational design of human antibodies to develop smart therapeutic solutions for multiple diseases using advanced AI technology and validated biological insights, today announced that for the first time ever a computationally designed antibody will enter a clinical trial in patients. The trial will evaluate AU-007, a highly differentiated monoclonal antibody that was computationally designed by Biolojic and harnessesContinue reading “First-Ever Computationally Designed Antibody, Created by Biolojic Design, Entering Human Clinical Trial In Cancer Patients”
  • Israeli, Australian researchers develop method to predict wave breaking
    JERUSALEM, April 26 (Xinhua) — Israeli and Australian researchers have developed a new method to predict wave breaking probabilities, the Israel Institute of Technology (Technion) announced in a brief introduction to the new findings, which was posted on website Tuesday. The method is described in a new study conducted by researchers from the Technion and the University of Melbourne, and published in the journal Physics of Fluids. Researchers believe the findings will considerably improve waves prediction capabilities and lead to advancements in applications such as safety and efficiency of maritime navigation and structures, renewable energy harvesting, climate research, and more,Continue reading “Israeli, Australian researchers develop method to predict wave breaking”
  • Israeli Agritech Firms Transforming Farming & Agribusiness
    Israel has cultivated a legacy of agricultural innovation in the face of scarcity for many years. With advanced research, entrepreneurial farmers and technologists, and government support, the country has produced an Agritech sector that today numbers more than 500 globally oriented companies excelling in many different areas. Interest in technologies for agriculture will continue as farm management adopts data-driven agronomy. Digital imaging, sensors, and artificial intelligence platforms are set to change farming from precision to ‘predictive’ agriculture. From predictive agriculture to crop insurance, these Israeli firms are bringing technological innovation to modernize the agriculture industry. Discover their innovative solutions below:Continue reading “Israeli Agritech Firms Transforming Farming & Agribusiness”
  • Israel a Global Climate Tech Player – Innovating Towards a Better Planet
    Climate change represents an urgent and potentially irreversible threat to humanity and the planet. Although agriculture in Israel contributes less than 3% of the total national greenhouse gas emissions, it is very sensitive to climate change and its varied implications on the Agriculture eco-system. Risks include, change in the composition and layout of crops, increase in water and energy consumption for irrigation, manifestation of new pests and exacerbation of existing pests. The Israeli Ministry of Agriculture set up a change fund in 2017 to forecast climate trends by 2050, to help Israeli Agriculture maintain their edge as smart, precise andContinue reading “Israel a Global Climate Tech Player – Innovating Towards a Better Planet”
  • Israeli Metaverse Landscape
    The Metaverse is the hottest buzzword in tech, both universally and in Israel. Israeli tech is aiming on playing a significant role in the Metaverse, with research by seed and pre-seed venture capital firm Remagine Ventures showing that the local landscape already includes almost 50 companies that are active in this blossoming sector. “Gaming is an entry point to the Metaverse, and we have very strong gaming talent in Israel and a growing group of B2C entrepreneurs who are at the cutting edge of consumer trends like NFTs, DeFi, etc.,” said Eze Vidra, Managing Partner at Remagine Ventures. “A lot of themContinue reading “Israeli Metaverse Landscape”
  • 10 lessons for tech investors from SoftBank’s Ben Weiss
    The venture capitalist, who has carved out an impressive career in Israel’s vibrant start-up ecosystem, says he is available to give free advice to Australia’s politicians on innovation. Venture capitalist Ben Weiss picked a good time to return home to Australia from his base in Tel Aviv, Israel. He has landed at the start of a federal election campaign devoid of any discussion about innovation, technology and the importance of nurturing a start-up ecosystem. Weiss tells Chanticleer politicians of all persuasions are free to call him to get a better understanding of why Israel is known as the start-up nation and what Australia canContinue reading “10 lessons for tech investors from SoftBank’s Ben Weiss”
  • Five Israeli Cyber Security Companies Every (Australian) CISO Needs to Know
    Opportunity Cost (for Cyber Security). Potential benefits that an individual, investor, or business misses out on when choosing one alternative over another. The opportunity cost of a small business not employing proper cybersecurity is monetary. The opportunity cost of a large business not employing proper cybersecurity is reputation. Can a business in this century afford to be unprotected in this era of cyber criminality? You might think that cyber security is for the big players. You might hope that your organisation won’t be attacked. You might wonder if your login is secure. You might know that your employees aren’t trainedContinue reading “Five Israeli Cyber Security Companies Every (Australian) CISO Needs to Know”
  • Armis officially opens office in Australia with expanded team
    First enterprise-class agentless device security platform addresses the new threat landscape of managed, unmanaged, and IoT devices, including medical devices (IoMT), operational technology (OT), and industrial control systems (ICS) Melbourne, AUS – April 7, 2022 – Armis has officially opened its office in Melbourne, with guests of honour Jeremy Ungar, Senior Trade Officer at the Israel Trade and Economic Commission in Sydney, and Member of the Victorian Legislative Assembly, David James Southwick. The Melbourne office, led by Andrew Draper, Regional Vice President of Asia Pacific and Japan, is responsible for the entire Asia Pacific market growth and support. The office houses eight technicalContinue reading “Armis officially opens office in Australia with expanded team”
  • Interview: Jason Duerden, SentinelOne ANZ
    How has Australia coped with COVID-induced changes to operations and workplaces? Will things go back to a ‘new normal’ in 2022? Australia, like all countries around the world, aggressively pivoted to remote working in 2020 due to COVID-19. Economic data suggests Australia has coped well with the adjustment with employment, and growth rates were relatively stable during the period. Industries such as hospitality and entertainment inevitably suffer as a result of lockdowns. Today, we are seeing a strong return to ‘new normal’ business operations and strong demand for flexible work at home arrangements alongside office work arrangements. Physical dependencies willContinue reading “Interview: Jason Duerden, SentinelOne ANZ”
  • For First Time, SpaceX and Aleph Farms Testing Cultivated Meat in Space
    This week, four SpaceX crew members will conduct the first-ever experiments on cultivated meat in space. The historic Axiom-1 mission is the first fully private spaceflight to the International Space Station, and among other experiments, will test the effects of microgravity on the formation of muscle tissue cultivated by Aleph Farms. Sending cells to space Scheduled to launch on April 8, the SpaceX Dragon crew includes Israeli philanthropist Eytan Stibbe, who will transport Aleph’s “Lab-on-a-Chip” device aboard the ISS and connect it to the station’s power and monitoring systems, which will be overseen by researchers on Earth. Lab-on-a-Chip is described as a microfluidic device that carries living cells inContinue reading “For First Time, SpaceX and Aleph Farms Testing Cultivated Meat in Space”
  • Israeli Electric Planes Soon to Land in Australia
    Aircraft will fly Down Under in the next few years, allowing future owners to take off and land on any flat service in a sleek, sporty vehicle. Twenty-five electric planes manufactured by Israeli company AIR will be making their way Down Under in coming years, courtesy of a newly announced partnership between the startup and Australian electric aviation organization FlyOnE. Set to be delivered to customers in 2025, the AIR ONE vehicles are sporty looking, all-electric two-seater electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft that can take off and land on any flat surface. They reach up to 155 miles per hour and canContinue reading “Israeli Electric Planes Soon to Land in Australia”
  • Making a Difference a Block at a Time | 3 Israeli Green Construction Companies
    Construction projects around the world continue to have damaging environmental effects on air pollution, drinking water, and landfill wastes, according to UN sustainability reports. It is for this reason that Israeli and global companies are looking for ways to mitigate these harmful effects of construction on the environment, all while still maintaining infrastructure integrity, purpose, and design. “We are actively promoting sustainable blue construction concepts for many years, and we are happy to see Israel and other countries now adapting building standards to achieve a more environmentally responsible outcome,” Michal Judovits, CCO of ECOncrete, which develops sustainable concrete that promotes marine lifeContinue reading “Making a Difference a Block at a Time | 3 Israeli Green Construction Companies”
  • Why are Cyber Criminals Increasingly Targetting Mobile Devices?
    A survey carried out by Check Point Research (CPR), the Threat Intelligence arm of Check Point Software has revealed that in the last year, almost half (49 per cent) of organisations worldwide are unable to detect an attack or breach on employee-owned devices. At a time when workforces around the world are becoming increasingly distributed, there’s a genuine risk that the mobile arena could soon become the new corporate cyber security battleground. From mobile spyware that can assume complete control of iOS and Android devices via zero-click exploits, to Trojans deployed via malicious apps that can harvest users’ credentials, organisations have neverContinue reading “Why are Cyber Criminals Increasingly Targetting Mobile Devices?”
  • Israel’s More Foods Develops Next-Gen Alt Meat from Upcycled Seeds
    Israeli start-up More Foods is set to launch an innovative new alt meat product made from upcycled pumpkin and sunflower seeds. More Foods claims its textured products provide a similar mouth feel to that associated with dark meats. Founded two years ago by CEO Leonardo Marcovitz, More Foods’ patent-pending technology allows it to use cast-away fragments of “superfood” seeds produced while making pumpkin seed oil and sunflower seed oil. The Tel Aviv-based company actively works on incorporating other under-utilized ingredients from the food industry to make alternative protein foods.  Working with chefs to assist the direction of development for the company’s products, More FoodsContinue reading “Israel’s More Foods Develops Next-Gen Alt Meat from Upcycled Seeds”
  • Israeli eVTOL Creator AIR to Deliver First Fleet to Australian Buyers
    It’s been a long and tiring workday. When 5pm finally rolls around, you’re ready to throw open the door, beat all possibility of traffic, and fly home. And in a few short years, you’ll likely have the chance to do that. Flying cars are the future and eVTOLs (electric vertical takeoff and landing vehicles) are the next big thing in personal mobility, Rani Plaut, CEO, and co-founder for Israeli startup AIR tells NoCamels. “We believe that enabling the usage of air mobility is a key factor in the massive transformation in mobility the world is going through right now,” says Plaut.Continue reading “Israeli eVTOL Creator AIR to Deliver First Fleet to Australian Buyers”
  • Semiconductors & High-Tech Ecosystem in Israel is considered as one of the World’s Most Innovative Digital Environments – Insight
    A widely known semiconductor is silicon. Electronic components using semiconductors are called semiconductor devices, including the IC, which is an integrated circuit of transistors. Semiconductor devices mounted inside many electronics appliances are important electronic components that support our everyday live. Israeli High-Tech companies export advanced services worth several billion USD annually. This unique ecosystem is home for over 800 innovative companies, launching more than 250 new companies each year. The Israeli semiconductor industry is a uniquely innovative sector, with over 150 design centres and hundreds of creative companies, developing and designing the future of the most advanced products in the global arena. Israeli companies contribute its technological worldContinue reading “Semiconductors & High-Tech Ecosystem in Israel is considered as one of the World’s Most Innovative Digital Environments – Insight”
  • Sports Technology: The Future of Sports Industry
    The global sports technology market is valued at US $ 17.9 billion in 2021 and is projected to reach a CAGR of 17.5 between 2021 and 2026, reaching US $40.2 billion by 2026. The market growth can be considered a result of Data-driven decision-making and operations, increased audience engagement, and an increase in online and offline sporting events. In recent years, professional sports organizations have adopted new technologies such as sports data analytics, smart stadiums, wearable devices, and digital signage to improve team performance, attract fans and deploy intelligent infrastructure. Smart stadiums have become one of the world’s top trends,Continue reading “Sports Technology: The Future of Sports Industry”
  • Which TV Hit Will Go Viral Next? This Israeli AI Company Already Knows
    The call for more diversity in television and movies has been a much-talked-about topic among under-represented groups worldwide who are not satisfied with the current levels of diverse representation on screen. Meanwhile, an Israeli-founded startup based in LA has seen an uptick in diversity and inclusivity as well as more consumption of foreign content than ever before. And they have the data to prove it. Vault AI, a company using machine learning to gather insights from the audience and predict which content will engage viewers and do well on screen, has recently noticed that content featuring diversity is the content that consumers are lookingContinue reading “Which TV Hit Will Go Viral Next? This Israeli AI Company Already Knows”
  • Aleph Farms’ Space Program Has Lift Off as the Cultivated Steak Leader Reveals New HQ
    As part of our space program Aleph Zero, at the end of March 2022 we will be part of the historic Rakia Mission, led by the Ramon Foundation and the Israeli Space Agency. The mission is historic because it is part of Axiom Space’s Ax-1 Mission, operated by SpaceX, and is the first-ever mission manned by a crew of private citizens to the ISS.
  • Israeli Digital Health Startups Helping to Heal the World
    According to Health Care Management Science, in the past research in medicine would take years to finalize but now with technology, treatments and diagnoses can be derived on a much shorter timeline – some even instantly – leading to more lives saved. Digital technology can catalyse transformation of unsustainable healthcare systems into sustainable ones, level the relationship between medical professionals and patients, and provide cheaper, faster and more effective solutions for illnesses. Now-antiquated processes of using paper filing systems to log patient records can now streamline their patient record systems by adopting the use of electronic health records. Devices andContinue reading “Israeli Digital Health Startups Helping to Heal the World”
  • The Future of Farming
    Narrow borders. Limited agricultural space. Not a lot of drinking water to be shared. This biblical land of “milk and honey” worked hard in the 20th century to change their farming dynamics and even learnt how to make the desert bloom. How did Israel do it and what’s in store for the future? Contrary to popular belief, Israel did not invent the cherry tomato, but rather commercialized the growing and consumption practice. This is typical of the “startup nation” mentality – strong academic research backed by industrial buy-in, to profit from limited and diminishing economic resources. Coupling the above withContinue reading “The Future of Farming”
  • Coca-Cola Backed Wilk Receives US Patent Approval to “Revolutionize” Dairy Industry
    Israel’s Wilk, a publicly-traded company on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol WILK, develops industrial processes for producing cultivated human and animal milk from milk-producing mammary cells. The company announces it has now received US patent approval. “This will help to further establish our reputation as a leader in the field of cell-based milk production, while bringing us one step closer to the ultimate goal of revolutionizing the dairy industry.” Previously known as Biomilk, the company received $2 million last summer from Coca-Cola Israel, operating as The Central Bottling Company (CBC) – the exclusive Israeli franchise of Coca-Cola. Wilk reveals itContinue reading “Coca-Cola Backed Wilk Receives US Patent Approval to “Revolutionize” Dairy Industry”
  • Tel Aviv Ranks 2nd for Cleantech in Global Startup Ecosystem Report
    The city of Tel Aviv was ranked second in a cleantech edition of the Global Startup Ecosystem Report (GSER) from Startup Genome, an innovation policy advisory and research firm. GSER, released last week, is a comprehensive report that features in-depth research based on data combed from 280 entrepreneurial innovation ecosystems and three million startups. The cleantech edition “dives deep” into ecosystems with tech-based startups focused on reducing environmental impact. This includes startups dedicated to renewable energy, transportation, and logistics. Tel Aviv ranked just below Silicon Valley, the region in Northern California that serves as a global center for high technology and innovation.Continue reading “Tel Aviv Ranks 2nd for Cleantech in Global Startup Ecosystem Report”
  • Human Spinal Cord Implants for Treating Paralysis
    Incredible. For the first time in medical history, Israeli researchers at @TelAvivUni have engineered human spinal cord implants for treating paralysis. This groundbreaking discovery will potentially enable paralyzed individuals to stand & walk again. Tel Aviv University
  • “Welcoming the World Back to Australia”: International Border to Reopen on 21 February
    Under the revised border rules, all eligible visa holders will be able to enter Australia as long as they have received two doses of a Therapeutic Goods Administration-recognised vaccine.
  • monday.com Grows in Australia as Organisations Embrace its Work OS
    monday.com, a work OS, where organisations of any size can create the tools and processes they need to manage every aspect of their work, has shared that since launching in Australia it has grown its customers by 53 % and seen 300% YoY revenue growth locally. Their unique low-code no-code technology is enabling more organisations to achieve their business goals by creating a unified workspace. They acquired thousands of new customers since launching, including Destination NSW, Ray White, RMIT Online and Energy Australia. Australian clients increased 53% from 7,000 in 2020 to 12,000 in 2021. In addition, the company has six channel partners with plans toContinue reading “monday.com Grows in Australia as Organisations Embrace its Work OS”
  • Forescout Acquiring Israel’s CyberMDX for $80 Million
    Mazel Tov to our network at CyberMDX CyberMDX develops healthcare cybersecurity solutions delivering visibility and threat prevention for medical devices and clinical networks. Israeli-founded cybersecurity company Forescout Technologies is acquiring Israeli startup CyberMDX. Founded in 2017, CyberMDX has raised $30 million to date, with its investors including Pitango and OurCrowd. The companies didn’t announce the cost of the acquisition, but Calcalist has learned that it is estimated to be in the region of $80 million. CyberMDX employs around 50 people and they will join Forescout’s 200 employees in Israel and 1,100 workers worldwide. Forescout was acquired for $1.9 billion inContinue reading “Forescout Acquiring Israel’s CyberMDX for $80 Million”
  • Victoria’s Innovation Agenda Attracts Israeli AI Experts
    01 Feb, 2022 https://www.invest.vic.gov.au/news-and-events/news/2022/january/victorias-innovation-agenda-attracts-israeli-ai-experts In partnership with the Victorian Government, Israeli-founded Data Science Group (DSG) marks its arrival in Australia by establishing its Artificial Intelligence (AI) Centre of Excellence (CoE) in Melbourne. Founded in Tel Aviv in 2016, DSG cites Melbourne’s thriving tech sector as one of its key reasons to establish its Australian base in Melbourne. Melbourne’s culture of collaboration between academic institutions and businesses also strikes a chord with DSG as the company’s key objective is to bring together academic and industry partners to deliver commercial, educational and research and development projects. DSG is a global leader inContinue reading “Victoria’s Innovation Agenda Attracts Israeli AI Experts”
  • New ChickP CEO Completes $8M Series A as Production Doubles 
    ChickP, the Israeli food tech specializing in chickpea protein, has announced a new CEO as its $8 million Series A funding round comes to a close. Liat Lachish Levy comes on board as CEO as the startup also announces a doubling of annual production capacity.  With ChickP recently expanding into the APAC region with the launch of a new office in Singapore, the $8 million Series A funding round, plus earlier investments totaling $10M, will allow the company to accelerate growth and reach its global goals. ChickP recently doubled the annual production capacity of its concentrated non-GMO, chickpea protein isolate, as it scaledContinue reading “New ChickP CEO Completes $8M Series A as Production Doubles “
  • Rewire: The go-to neobank for the large underserved migrant population | OurCrowd
    Israeli fintech neobank operating in 20 European countries offering digital wallet, insurance, global remittances, debit and credit cards to the world’s 270M unbanked migrants 300% YOY revenue growth 2020-21 in main markets, 100% YOY increase in transfer volumes in main markets 2020-21; EU monthly remittance volumes above $20M; over 70K active users Revenue increase expected from partnership with pan-European cash network Paysafe to provide customers 200,000 deposit points for cash into Rewire accounts, significant advantage vs. competitors who do not accept cash Launching partnerships Q1 2022 as exclusive remittance provider for institution with 3-5M migrant customers, and leading global insurerContinue reading “Rewire: The go-to neobank for the large underserved migrant population | OurCrowd”
  • Redefining the Australian Army Reserve: An Israeli Case Study
    … While Australian military analysts battle with the raison d’être of our Reserve forces, the Israeli Defence Forces have demonstrated that you can employ a Reserve force both for both domestic and offensive operations…
  • Better WAZE Ahead for Drivers with Brisbane’s FloodMapp’s Early Warning System
    As the climate emergency impacts weather patterns across the globe, Brisbane-based FloodMapp has the potential to change the lives of millions of people living in flood-prone areas through its forecasting technology, which as of recently has been integrated into Google-owned Waze.  Already available across large parts of Australia and covering 90 per cent of the continental USA, the company has been overflowing with milestones since its $1.3 million funding round in 2019 that drew support from Shark Tank’s Steve Baxter’s Transition Level Investments (now rebranded as TEN13), Allectus Capital, Jelix Ventures and Mercurian. Juliette Murphy, who founded the business with Ryan Prosser in 2017, tellsContinue reading “Better WAZE Ahead for Drivers with Brisbane’s FloodMapp’s Early Warning System”
  • CHECK POINT BOLSTERS PORTFOLIO WITH QUANTUM LIGHTSPEED FIREWALLS
    Check Point Software Technologies has extended the Check Point Quantum portfolio with Quantum Lightspeed Firewalls to introduce the biggest network security revolution in the last decade.
  • Checkmarx Joins IAI-led Cyber Consortium to Support International Government Cyber Defence Programs
    Developer-centric application security testing firm Checkmarx has joined the IAI-led cyber companies consortium (IC3) to support the delivery of advanced cyber defence capabilities to governments across the globe. IC3 was created in 2016 by Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) in collaboration with likeminded companies including cyber security firms Check Point, Cognyte, CyberArk, XM Cyber, Mellanox and Cyber X. Esti Peshin, general manager cyber division at IAI welcomed Checkmarx to the group, noting that Checkmarx’s developer-centric application security testing better enables IC3 to create holistic cyber security solutions. “IAI welcomes Checkmarx to the IC3 consortium. Together we are responsible for offering large-scale,Continue reading “Checkmarx Joins IAI-led Cyber Consortium to Support International Government Cyber Defence Programs”
  • QLD to open International Borders on Saturday
    After finally lifting border restrictions on interstate travellers last Saturday, in three days’ time the Queensland Government will start welcoming international arrivals without quarantine requirements for the fully vaccinated. The announcement comes after the state’s double-dose vaccination rate hit 88.82 per cent as of 17 January. “We have decided to set a firm date for vaccinated people – international travellers – coming into Queensland, and we have set that date as 1am this Saturday,” Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk told a press conference this morning. She said the announcement would give certainty to airlines and incoming travellers. “We’re asking you to do a RAT test within 24Continue reading “QLD to open International Borders on Saturday”
  • Who is Gen Z & How Are They Driving Companies to Go Passwordless?
    – Live Webinar – Who is Gen Z & How Are They Driving Companies to Go Passwordless? Register Today Join us Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2022 at 11am – 12pm EST Gen Zers are tough customers with high expectations and higher security risk. But their earnings are expected to reach ¼ of all global income by 2030, so you’ll want to meet their demands. If you can win their business, they’re most likely to post positive reviews, influence their friends and stay devoted to your brand. On Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2022 at 11am – 12pm EST, join Mickey Boodaei, CEO and Co-founder of TransmitContinue reading “Who is Gen Z & How Are They Driving Companies to Go Passwordless?”
  • Zoom Invests in Israeli Solution
    Israeli automated AI sales coaching solution Second Nature announced on Wednesday the company’s launch along with a $12.5 million Series A funding round. Companies that invested in the round include signals Venture Capital, StageOne Ventures, Cardumen Capital, and Zoom Video Communications, Inc. via the firm’s Zoom Apps Fund. With the closing of this round, Second Nature has raised $15.5 million to date. Founded in 2018, Second Nature offers a software platform for immersive sales simulations in natural language with an AI-powered conversation partner called “Jenny.” Sellers can raise their efficacy while managers can spend more time focusing on generating revenue and lessContinue reading “Zoom Invests in Israeli Solution”
  • Unorthodox Lox
    Plantish Unveils Whole Cut Plant-Based Salmon Nutritionally Equivalent to Fish Most of the plant-based seafood products currently on the market are alternatives to more processed options such as fish fingers and fishcakes. But Israeli startup Plantish has set out to change that with what it claims is the world’s first whole cut plant-based salmon. Following a $2 million funding round last year, Plantish has completed the development of a prototype. The boneless fillet has equivalent levels of protein, B vitamins, and omega 3 fatty acids to conventional salmon, while being free of toxins such as microplastics and mercury. The fillet is madeContinue reading “Unorthodox Lox”
  • Elsight technology selected by global UAV firm
    A US-based UAC services provider has ordered the ASX-listed company’s drone connectivity solution. Elsight has received and delivered an order for its ‘Halo’ offering under a new collaboration partnership with DroneUp. The Halo offering is expected to support DroneUp’s initial fleet of parcel delivery drones by leveraging a connectivity solution for command-and-control redundancy certification, critical and secure data transmission, and uninterrupted connectivity. DroneUp has harnessed Elsight’s Halo technology to complete the end-to-end link between the drone with communication technologies, DroneUp field drone hub and DroneUp control-centre. This collaboration follows retail giant Walmart’s investment in DroneUp, with the companies jointly announcingContinue reading “Elsight technology selected by global UAV firm”
  • Shaping the Future of Construction and Real-Estate – Deloitte Catalyst | Tel Aviv
    Technology is playing an increasingly central role in the construction and real estate industries as they usher in a new era, opening themselves to new types of methods, business models, and disruptive processes. More specifically, enterprises and investors are increasingly interested in disruptive technologies and innovations in the ConTech and PropTech domains. The technology adoption trend in the construction and real estate industries has also been accelerated by the COVID-19 pandemic. The pandemic and subsequent worldwide lockdowns and quarantines have reinforced the value of the home. The expectations of homeowners and renters have risen as they seek fully functioning homesContinue reading “Shaping the Future of Construction and Real-Estate – Deloitte Catalyst | Tel Aviv”
  • Google Acquiring Cybersecurity Startup Siemplify for $500 Million
    The Israeli company will form the basis for Google’s cyber operations in the country and will be part of the tech giant’s cloud activity Meir Orbach https://www.calcalistech.com/ctech/articles/0,7340,L-3926412,00.html Google is acquiring Israeli cybersecurity startup Siemplify, Calcalist has learned. The price of the acquisition is estimated to be $500 million and will mark the first time the tech giant is buying an Israeli company active in the cybersecurity sector. Siemplify employs 200 people in Israel, the U.S., and London, who will join Google following the acquisition. Google will use Siemplify to form the basis for its cybersecurity operations in Israel which willContinue reading “Google Acquiring Cybersecurity Startup Siemplify for $500 Million”
  • Israeli Transport Solutions co. Via files for Wall Street IPO
    Via operates transport services through an app and smart systems, which calculate routes and pick up and drop off points for passengers. Israeli transport solutions company Via announced today that it has confidentially submitted a draft registration statement on Form S-1 with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for a proposed initial public offering (IPO) of its common stock on Wall Street. No details were disclosed about the number of shares to be sold or their price. Last month Via, which was founded by CEO Daniel Ramot and CTO Oren Shoval, raised $130 million at a company valuation of $3.3 billion.Continue reading “Israeli Transport Solutions co. Via files for Wall Street IPO”
  • New Vegan Crypto Currency Is Listing On The Liquid
    GreenCoin (GRNC) is launching on the Liquid Exchange following last month’s listing on the Bittrex TEL AVIV, Israel–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#vegan–SIPUP (OTCPINK: SPUP) announced today that its U.K. based subsidiary, VeganNation Finance Services Ltd. (https://vegannation.io/), is listing its digital coin on the Liquid exchange. Following the listing earlier in the month on the Bittrex, GRNC, one of the first vegan global crypto currencies, is scheduled to launch on the Liquid Exchange as of December 15, 2021. The GRNC has been designed by VeganNation to serve as a green global loyalty program, incentivizing sustainable user behavior to positively impact our society and the planet. By integratingContinue reading “New Vegan Crypto Currency Is Listing On The Liquid”
  • Israel’s Finance Ministry Runs Cyber ‘WAR GAME’ to Simulate Financial Sector Attack
    The Israeli Finance Ministry ran the scenario with nine other nations over 10 days in early December, utilising cyber security information and data collected via the dark web to inform the simulated events. Israel’s Finance Ministry ran a simulated “war game” to test the international finance sector in early December, with 10 countries participating over the course of the 10-day challenge. The event, which took up to a year to plan, was informed by data collected on the dark web and simulated numerous styles of attacks. The attacks then resulted in a range financial consequences that the the nations hadContinue reading “Israel’s Finance Ministry Runs Cyber ‘WAR GAME’ to Simulate Financial Sector Attack”
  • Globes and Statista present: Israel’s Fastest-Growing Companies
    For the first time, “Globes” ranks the 50 fastest growing companies in Israel, in collaboration with leading global business data company Statista. According to figures from the State Comptroller, 593 thousand companies are registered in Israel’s official database. Of these, only 367 thousand are recorded as active. Fifty companies, a fraction of a percent, are in the “Israel Growth Champions 2022” rankings by “Globes” and international business data company Statista. The lowest average rate of growth over the period covered by the survey is 9.8%. The highest is 460.1%, and belongs to Inovytec Medical Solutions. According to Felix Kapel, who isContinue reading “Globes and Statista present: Israel’s Fastest-Growing Companies”
  • Israel Innovation Authority backs Elbit Systems led human-robot interaction technology consortium
    Israel Innovation Authority has approved the establishment of a new innovation consortium, led by Elbit Systems C4I and Cyber, for Human-Robot Interaction (HRI) technologies research and development. The new consortium includes leading robotics companies and academic researchers in the fields of artificial intelligence, computer science and behavioral sciences, with the goal of developing an innovative HRI infrastructure, addressing the need for close interaction between robotic systems and human users natural communications (verbal and gestures) technologies, according to relevant social codes, robotic platforms level of autonomy methodologies, and more. Autonomous robotic platforms (those not continuously controlled by a human operator) currently operateContinue reading “Israel Innovation Authority backs Elbit Systems led human-robot interaction technology consortium”
  • InnovoPro Creates Chickpea-Based Egg White Substitute For Use in Vegan Desserts
    Israeli food-tech company InnovoPro has launched a chickpea-based egg white alternative to be used in vegan desserts such as meringues, pavlova, and mousse. Known as CP-FOAM™ 1001, the formula is a blend of dry ingredients, including InnovoPro’s trademarked chickpea protein. When combined with water and sugar, the product can be whipped into stiff peaks with the same shape, texture, and taste as those produced by egg whites. While similar to aquafaba, CP-FOAM™ 1001 has a higher protein content and better foaming capabilities. This chickpea-based egg alternative could potentially replace potato protein, a commonly used egg substitute that requires the addition of maskingContinue reading “InnovoPro Creates Chickpea-Based Egg White Substitute For Use in Vegan Desserts”
  • CASA Approves Percepto to Fly Autonomous Drones BVLOS from a Remote Operations Center in Australia
    Modi’in, Israel, December 14, 2021 – Percepto, pioneering autonomous inspection by industrial robotics, today announced that it has been granted operational approval to fly Percepto autonomous drones beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) at a site in Australia. The waiver, granted by the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA), will allow completely remote inspection of the facility, laying the groundwork for many similar waivers for Percepto customers nationally. The achievement significantly adds value in the Australian market where many facilities are in remote locations. As a result, companies are increasingly introducing remote operations to manage, monitor and secure their sites. The approvalContinue reading “CASA Approves Percepto to Fly Autonomous Drones BVLOS from a Remote Operations Center in Australia”
  • Liquid Gold | Israeli Companies in the Fertilizer Game
    A viral video has perfectly summed up a “terrifying” crisis facing the nation within weeks. In recent days, the urea shortage plaguing Australia and the world has made headline after headline as it threatens to pull tens of thousands of trucks and private vehicles off the road and cause countless everyday items to disappear from supermarket shelves. Not only is urea used in fertiliser, it is also a key ingredient in diesel ­exhaust fluid (DEF) – also known as AdBlue – which is injected into the exhaust systems of modern diesel vehicles in order to reduce emissions, which is aContinue reading “Liquid Gold | Israeli Companies in the Fertilizer Game”
  • Israeli Tech Removes Drone Threat from Pope Mass
    A drone threat occurred at a mass held by Pope Francis in September. By YONAH JEREMY BOB Published: DECEMBER 13, 2021 19:25 An Israeli anti-drone company’s technology removed a rogue drone that was interrupting a mass held by Pope Francis with 60,000 worshippers in Slovakia, The Jerusalem Post can exclusively report. https://www.jpost.com/israel-news/exclusive-israeli-tech-removes-drone-threat-from-pope-mass-688639 The highly sensitive incident, which was managed and resolved by D-Fend, occurred back on September 15, but the embargo on revealing it to the public has only been removed now. There were also 90 bishops and 500 priests present during the incident at the giant event. D-Fend said it worked with the Slovakian Interior MinistryContinue reading “Israeli Tech Removes Drone Threat from Pope Mass”
  • IMF, 10 Countries Simulate Cyber Attack on Global Financial System
    In an attempt to increase cooperation. Israel has led a 10-country simulation of a major cyberattack on the global financial system in an attempt to increase cooperation that could help to minimise any potential damage to financial markets and banks. The simulated cyber attack evolved over 10 days, with sensitive data emerging on the dark web along with fake news reports that ultimately caused chaos in global markets and a run on banks. The simulation featured several types of attacks that impacted global foreign exchange and bond markets, liquidity, integrity of data and transactions between importers and exporters. “These eventsContinue reading “IMF, 10 Countries Simulate Cyber Attack on Global Financial System”
  • Drone Manufacturer Airobotics Signs Deal to Clean Solar Panels
    Airobotics, an Israeli manufacturer of autonomous Unmanned Aircraft (drones) and Aerial Data Platforms, and Solar Drone, an Israeli company specializing in solar farms services, have signed a binding agreement under which Airobotics will develop and supply to Solar Drone a unique solar panel cleaning drone system, the companies announced Tuesday. The fully automated system will include a drone docking station for automatic battery replacement and cleaning fluid replenishment, enabling the system to operate continuously. Airobotics and Solar Drone aim to leverage their expertise in drones and solar energy systems to create and market a new drone-based cleaning solution, forecasting salesContinue reading “Drone Manufacturer Airobotics Signs Deal to Clean Solar Panels”
  • MeaTech 3D Reports Breakthrough in Cultured Steak Production
    Cultivated meat leader MeaTech 3D announces printing of a 3.67 oz cultivated steak comprised of real, living muscle and fat tissues, without using any soy or pea protein Ness Ziona, Israel, December 7, 2021 – MeaTech 3D Ltd. (Nasdaq: MITC) revealed today that it has succeeded in bioprinting a 3.67 oz (104-gram) cultivated steak, primarily composed of cultivated real fat and muscle cells. The company believes that it is the largest cultured steak produced to date. This groundbreaking achievement serves as an important milestone toward the goal of scaled production of cultivated bio-printed steak. The cells used in making the steak wereContinue reading “MeaTech 3D Reports Breakthrough in Cultured Steak Production”
  • Drug for Rare Disease Effective for Alzheimer’s, Autism Treatment
    The drug, meant to treat symptoms related to ADNP syndrome – a rare genetic disease that causes symptoms such as intellectual disability and autism spectrum disorder – has other applications. By JERUSALEM POST STAFF Published: DECEMBER 9, 2021 A Tel Aviv University study found that a drug that was designated as an “orphan drug” by the FDA – meaning it is used to treat rare diseases and is subject to separate regulations – can also treat a variety of symptoms associated with autism, intellectual disabilities, and Alzheimer’s disease. Prof. Illana Gozes of the Tel Aviv University Sackler Medical School’s Department of Human Molecular GeneticsContinue reading “Drug for Rare Disease Effective for Alzheimer’s, Autism Treatment”
  • Sovereign Cyber Capabilities
    Australia used to be an economy almost reliant on British networks; Australia now uses its location as a launching pad for technologies to underdeveloped economies in the southeast-Asian region. The same is for migration, where the majority were predominantly British migrants; with the easing of restrictions, many of the neighbouring countries’ economic migrants can choose Australia. Why is it that Australia is opening its borders for migrants and closing its borders on technological capabilities? This White paper argues that sovereign technology is bad for the economy. Australia must choose a globalised technology transfer trade future to match its people, companies, technology, andContinue reading “Sovereign Cyber Capabilities”
  • Intel reportedly to list shares in Israeli self-driving car unit Mobileye
    Could value the unit at more than $71 billion. Intel is planning to publicly list shares in its self-driving-car unit Mobileye, which could value the unit at more than US$50 billion (A$71 billion), the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter. However, there are no guarantees Intel will ultimately follow through with an offering, the report said, adding that the announcement is expected as soon as this week. Intel declined to comment on the report when contacted by Reuters. Intel, the largest employer of Israel’s high tech industry with nearly 14,000 workers, bought Israeli autonomous vehicle technology firm Mobileye forContinue reading “Intel reportedly to list shares in Israeli self-driving car unit Mobileye”
  • IAI Appoints Amir Peretz former Israeli Minister of Defense as Chairman
    The board of directors for Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) appointed Amir Peretz, former minister of defense for the state of Israel, as chairman of the IAI board. Following the appointment, Peretz thanked Israel’s current ministers of defense and finance for their support and encouragement. “I would like to thank the government of Israel, along with the Minister of Defense Benny Gantz and Minister of Finance Avigdor Lieberman, for their faith in me and for entrusting me with a mission integral to Israel’s security. I assume this role with a sense of admiration, acknowledging the great responsibility I now hold inContinue reading “IAI Appoints Amir Peretz former Israeli Minister of Defense as Chairman”
  • SolarEdge to join S&P 500 Index
    The Israeli solar energy company will join the index of the 500 largest companies on Wall Street that are incorporated in the US. Israeli provider of power optimizer, solar inverter, and monitoring systems for photovoltaic arrays SolarEdge Technologies Inc. (Nasdaq: SEDG) will join the S&P 500 Index on December 20, S&P Dow Jones Indices has announced. SolarEdge, which currently features on the S&P MidCap 400 is being promoted to the index of the 500 largest companies, which are traded on Wall Street, and incorporated in the US. The promotion comes less than seven years after SolarEdge held its Nasdaq IPO at aContinue reading “SolarEdge to join S&P 500 Index”
  • Ottolenghi in Australia + Israeli Culinary Companies to Consider
    https://www.fane.co.uk/Ottolenghi Proudly Presented by Audi and Supported by Fever-Tree He’s the trail-blazing chef, prolific author, TV personality and restauranteur whose name has become a cooking style. Yotam Ottolenghi is touring Australia and New Zealand in January 2022 to reveal his next-level approach to cooking explored in his stunning new book Ottolenghi FLAVOUR. It will be an exclusive opportunity to hear directly from the man himself about the taste sensations and ingredients that excite him and will inspire your own cooking.  Written with long-standing collaborator and co-writer Ixta Belfrage, the book celebrates the limitless potential of vegetables and shows how to transform them into magical dishes. Yotam Ottolenghi FlavourContinue reading “Ottolenghi in Australia + Israeli Culinary Companies to Consider”
  • Western Australia – we’ve got your back… Cyber hack on water infrastructure simulation | WA councils fail to detect a simulated cyber attack in audit
    Event page: https://water-emergency.israel-expo.co.il/expo WA councils fail to detect simulated cyber attack in audit Only three out of 15 entities did so in a “timely manner”. WA local government entities have been put on notice to improve their cyber security policies and procedures after nine councils failed to detect a simulated cyber attack. An audit, released on Wednesday, found that only three of the 15 audited entities were capable of detecting and blocking the simulated attacks in a “timely manner”. “Only three LG [local government] entities had their systems configured to detect and block our simulated attacks in a timely manner,” theContinue reading “Western Australia – we’ve got your back… Cyber hack on water infrastructure simulation | WA councils fail to detect a simulated cyber attack in audit”
  • ACSC: IRANIAN HACKERS TARGET AUSTRALIA
    The FBI and CISA have observed an Iranian government-sponsored APT group that is exploiting vulnerabilities to gain access to systems. The APT group has exploited the same Microsoft Exchange vulnerability in Australia. Iranian government-sponsored APT actors are actively targeting a broad range of victims across multiple US critical infrastructure sectors, including the transportation sector and the healthcare and public health sector, as well as Australian organisations. This joint cyber security advisory is the result of an analytic effort among the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), the Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC), and theContinue reading “ACSC: IRANIAN HACKERS TARGET AUSTRALIA”
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