Latest News – Israel

  • Elbit Systems wins Army SUAS contract
    Elbit Systems of Australia (ELSA) has won a contract to supply Small Uncrewed Aerial Systems (SUAS) and maintenance services to the Australian Army. The Skylark I-LEX SUAS+ contract will support the Army’s UAS capabilities by supplying a bespoke system for Australia Defence Force and civilian support in disaster and humanitarian relief operations. Managing Director, Major General (ret’d) Paul McLachlan said the project would bolster the Army’s intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance capabilities for relief operations. “This contract is great news for Elbit Systems of Australia as we gain momentum by broadening our offering to the ADF, as well as growth ofContinue reading “Elbit Systems wins Army SUAS contract”
  • Israeli Cyber Tech Keeps Your Pacemaker Safe
    One of the broad macro-trends in the tech industry is the “Internet of Things,” a world in which everything we own could theoretically be connected to the internet. One area that has seen an explosion of connectivity is the medical device sector, frequently referred to as Medical IoT, or MIoT. 10 billion connected devices are currently used in the healthcare industry worldwide – a number expected to rise to 50 billion over the next decade.  While there’s no doubt this kind of always-on connectivity can bring many health benefits, the downside is that it also opens up unprecedented cybersecurity challengesContinue reading “Israeli Cyber Tech Keeps Your Pacemaker Safe”
  • Computing Power takes a Quantum Leap
    You have most likely heard of the power of quantum computing within the last few years, and the promises that it holds in terms of revolutionizing the computing power of the 21st century are astounding. As lofty as those goals are projected to be, they are seriously pursued by numerous companies trying to harness the technical, hardware, and software challenges that come with commercializing quantum technology.  If simply hearing the term ‘qubit’ is enough to have your brain scrambling to remember any portion of high school physics, then you’re closer than you think to understanding the underlying quantum technology. JustContinue reading “Computing Power takes a Quantum Leap”
  • Israeli Innovation: Giving Independence to the Elderly
    In the last half-century, excluding Covid-19, global life expectancy has increased by 26% and an estimated 70% of all seniors will require some form of long-term care and assistance. With this continuous increase in our elderly population, the world has been challenged with discovering new ways to treat an aging population while allowing them to maintain a sense of both dignity and independence. As a leader in innovative technology, and categorized as one of the top countries leading the healthtech sector, Israel has produced a plethora of life-altering solutions for this ever-expanding community. Companies have been rapidly developing technology toContinue reading “Israeli Innovation: Giving Independence to the Elderly”
  • Adopting Israeli Cleantech Solutions Vital to Solving Global Energy Challenges
    Rapid global technological improvements and the desire to decrease the costs of energy resources, along with the increased uptake of smart energy and renewable energies have pushed countries to think of innovative ways to power their cities with more clean and sustainable energy. Additionally, climate change is presently one of the biggest challenges ever faced by human social, political, and economic systems. Its impacts are visible now, with the rising sea levels, extreme weather events, and biodiversity losses we have experienced these last years. Their severity could increase exponentially in the absence of bold responses. At stake is the survivalContinue reading “Adopting Israeli Cleantech Solutions Vital to Solving Global Energy Challenges”
  • ChickP Develops Plant-Based Ice Cream Prototype with ‘Dairy’s Full Sensory Experience’
    ChickP, the Israeli food tech company specializing in chickpea protein, has introduced protein isolates customized for dairy-free ice cream. The company claims to have developed a creamy plant-based ice cream prototype that offers the full sensory experience of dairy.  “Our ChickP Isolate answers consumers’ growing demand for vegan products with a dairy-like experience”   ChickP states that its protein isolates will help manufacturers overcome the challenges of texture, flavour, and use of additives when making dairy-free ice cream. The development follows the successful use of the company’s isolates in creating a nutritious chickpea-based creamer for cappuccino and an egg replacement for vegan mayonnaise. Creating dairy-freeContinue reading “ChickP Develops Plant-Based Ice Cream Prototype with ‘Dairy’s Full Sensory Experience’”
  • Australian cancer patients test the world’s first ‘nanorobot’ antibodies, made in Israel
    Cancer patients are testing a drug made from antibodies designed from the ground up on a computer in Israel and “programmed” by the inventor to “decide” whether cells surrounding tumors are good or bad. If the study underway in Australia goes according to plan, these antibodies will target cells that help the tumor while boosting the abilities of cells that inhibit cancer growth. Their inventor, Prof. Yanay Ofran, said that antibody treatments have traditionally been based on human or animal antibodies. They are then developed in labs and mass-produced, but the final product retains limitations over the original antibodies. HeContinue reading “Australian cancer patients test the world’s first ‘nanorobot’ antibodies, made in Israel”
  • Israel’s Wilk Unveils “World’s First” Hybrid Yogurt Made With Cultivated Milk Fat
    Israeli bio-foodtech company Wilk has developed what it claims is the first ever hybrid yogurt containing cultivated milk fats. The yogurt is said to have the same taste, texture, and nutritional profile as dairy yogurt. According to Wilk, milk fats significantly impact the properties of dairy products, meaning that cultivated fat could revolutionise the development of animal-free alternatives. “[This] signifies a major breakthrough in demonstrating our ability to produce functional cell-cultured milk components” Wilk says the new yogurt will serve as a concept product, helping to validate the company’s technology and future capabilities. It will also support Wilk’s efforts to develop cultivatedContinue reading “Israel’s Wilk Unveils “World’s First” Hybrid Yogurt Made With Cultivated Milk Fat”
  • Israeli Companies that have Technology for Neurodivergent Humans
    Almost all Israeli high school graduates go straight into the Army. I say almost because there are exceptions and exemptions. I am using the Israeli Defence Force as an example for this talk because neurodiversity is no longer a barrier to entry into the Israeli Army, which has been known as the melting pot of Israelis since the country’s inception almost 75 years ago. For example, there is a specific Israeli Army Unit That Recruits Teens with Autism. I quote from a 2016 article: “Many autistic soldiers who would otherwise be exempt from military service have found a place in UnitContinue reading Israeli Companies that have Technology for Neurodivergent Humans
  • Cyberbit | Cybersecurity Training and Simulation Platform
    Looking for connections to Australian potential customers (Public sector, Gov, Defence, Enterprises and MSSP) in addition to potential distributors and resellers. In Australia, TAFE QLD and Queensland University recently started using the Cyberbit range to train their students. Please feel free to review the videos below and see how Cyberbit has transformed its cyber training: If you are interested to learn more about Cyberbit, please view their website and see the brief: Website: Brief: Hundreds of organisations use Cyberbit to train their staff and students how to defend against cyber-attacks. The Cyberbit platform delivers hyper-realistic training scenarios that simulate real-world cyber-attacksContinue reading “Cyberbit | Cybersecurity Training and Simulation Platform”
  • Israeli Companies Exhibiting at COP27 (6-18 November) + Australia announces bid to co-host UN Climate Change Conference in 2026 “I deeply believe that COP27 is an opportunity to showcase unity against an existential threat that we can only overcome through concerted action and effective implementation.” Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt 6-18 November IL Climatech solutions – COP27 Catalogue In other news: The Australian government has announced it will bid to co-host the United Nations (UN) Climate Change Conference in 2026 with Pacific nations. The Australian government has announced it will bid to co-host the United Nations (UN) Climate Change Conference in 2026 with Pacific nations. Chris Bowen, minister for Climate Change and Energy, recently said the government has decided against bidding to host the 29th sessionContinue reading “Israeli Companies Exhibiting at COP27 (6-18 November) + Australia announces bid to co-host UN Climate Change Conference in 2026”
  • Self-Inflicted Water Shortage
    Water is the most precious resource on earth! Water is the key ingredient to everything, whether it is to grow, manufacture, consumed, clean, or anything else, it cannot be performed without water. Despite 71% of the earth being covered by water, only 3% is fresh water, which can be used for the aforementioned uses. Various technological advancements have been made to utilize the remaining 97% of seawater. Israel among other nations has developed state-of-the-art desalination technologies, which can transform seawater into drinking water. Our focus during this article will however remain at the 3% of freshwater that we have asContinue reading “Self-Inflicted Water Shortage”
  • Gaming Companies in Israel
    With an ecosystem allowing hundreds of start-ups to be launched every year and thousands of existing start-ups, Israel is an emerging market for outsourcing solutions to game development services in the country.  The game developers in Israel are highly skilled, and with inflowing venture capital, have the resources to deliver high quality. With the advent of smartphones and the growing demand for entertaining and engaging games, a huge market has emerged ready to be catered with new, trending, and interactive gaming. With the right game development team by your side, you can harness the potential of this market. To chooseContinue reading Gaming Companies in Israel
  • Burger King Israel Launches Plant-Based Whopper and Nuggets Developed by Meat.The End
    Burger King Israel recently launched a plant-based Whopper and vegan chicken nuggets, developed by food tech Israeli startup, Meat. The End, especially for the fast food chain. Last Monday, the Whopper and nuggets debuted as part of a one-week trial at a Burger King restaurant pop-up in Tel Aviv. After the pilot, the items will appear on menus at nine franchise-owned stores by next month, according to Burger King Israel. Strategic move Keren Kupermintz, vice president of marketing, trade and business development at Delek Israel and Burger King, said: “The launch of the plant-based category at Burger King Israel is a strategicContinue reading “Burger King Israel Launches Plant-Based Whopper and Nuggets Developed by Meat.The End”
  • Venture capital firm Square Peg raises $859m to invest in global startups
    Despite weaker equity markets in recent months, global investor Square Peg has ploughed ahead to raise USD$550 million ($859 million) for investment in both early and late-stage tech companies in Southeast Asia, Australia and Israel. The VC firm – which has backed the likes of Canva, Airwallex, Amber and Blinq – will deploy the capital in two ways – firstly, for a core venture fund that invests in seed to Series B startups, and secondly, in the later stages of strong-performing companies that have previously secured capital via its Opportunities Fund. In a LinkedIn post, Square Peg co-founder Paul Bassat said there was no more exciting time for theContinue reading “Venture capital firm Square Peg raises $859m to invest in global startups”
  • Australia’s Indue picks BioCatch for cybercrime prevention
    Australian finance giant Indue engaged our portfolio company BioCatch to keep its transactions safe and protect customers from cybercrime. “In today’s digital world, detecting and preventing fraud and mitigating the impact of social engineering scams is important as ever, so we are very pleased to be partnering with BioCatch to integrate advanced biometric technology into our payment solutions,” says Jane Hinton, Chief Risk Officer at Indue, which operates a network of financial institutions, retailers, and nonprofits across Australia and New Zealand.
  • Israeli VC looks to partner with Aussie corporate investors
    Ahead of the Australia-Israel Innovation Summit, MarineTech venture capital fund theDOCK’s co-founder Hannan Carmeli shared his thoughts on automation opportunities in the maritime sector and his aim to build relationships with Australian firms. A graduate of the Israeli Naval Academy and Israeli Navy, Mr Carmeli has spent 30 years working in the tech sector, including a 10-month stint as Director of International Activity at the Israel Innovation Authority. Five years ago, he sought to marry his work experience with his long-time passion for sailing, eventually co-founding theDock, a venture capital fund dedicated to investing in startups in the maritime, supply chain,Continue reading “Israeli VC looks to partner with Aussie corporate investors”
  • Startup CEOs join OurCrowd Summit lineup
    CEOs of some of the world’s hottest startups have confirmed their participation at the OurCrowd Global Investor Summit in Jerusalem on February 15th, 2023. The CEOs of Freightos, JumpCloud, mPrest and SaNOtize will all be on hand to discuss investment opportunities and the global innovation ecosystem. More speakers will be announced soon. Spaces are limited. Click below to apply for your early bird ticket.
  • Critical Infrastructure Protection
    Cyber Warfare holds a grave hazard of striking national infrastructure while circumventing traditional defense systems. Israel has developed a unique legal and regulatory model for critical national infrastructure protection and has implemented it since late 2002. The Israeli approach appears to be highly successful. The nation continues to be a world‐class ICT power and to provide cyber security for its critical infrastructure and beyond, while balancing conflicting interests and fostering cooperation between public, security, academic and private sectors. The Israeli approach to Critical Infrastructure Protection and beyond, fostering cooperation between public, security, academic and private sectors, appears to be successful.Continue reading Critical Infrastructure Protection
  • Automotive Cyber Security – Innovative Solutions from Israel
    Although Israel does not have car manufacturing plants or vehicle assembly lines, Israel is leading the way in mobility and intelligent transportation technologies. The global automotive industry desperately needs innovative solutions and Israeli start-ups are making their way to become the main providers of next-generation technologies in this fast-changing ecosystem.  Autonomous vehicles, electrification, connected cars, and shared transportation are the big trends that are transforming the auto industry. Israel has a strong presence in computer software and hardware, semiconductor technology, IoT and AI expertise, radar technology, cybersecurity, LiDAR solutions, satellite communication solutions, computer vision, and sensors. Like all IoT devices,Continue reading “Automotive Cyber Security – Innovative Solutions from Israel”
  • Israel – a hot country helping to cool the planet
    There is no avoiding the issue of climate change and imperatively, the issue is being increasingly prioritized on the international agenda. In May of this year, a new study led by the Weizmann Institute of Science concluded that storms in the Southern Hemisphere have already reached intensity levels previously predicted to occur only in the year 2080. In short, the report indicated, worryingly, that the Earth’s climate is changing even faster than predicted. Much needs to be done globally. In Israel, the climate issue has always been a consideration. Its arid climate and shortage of natural resources forced Israel to beContinue reading “Israel – a hot country helping to cool the planet”
  • Investing in the Future of Medicine
    At an estimated $6.2 billion, Israel’s healthcare technology industry is a global leader in innovations across various medical fields. With over 1,400 digital health start-ups to date, Israel ranks 5th in the world according to the World Index for Healthcare Innovation.  Investors have taken notice of such success. According to a recent survey conducted by McKinsey & Company group of Israeli venture capital funds and investment bodies, 60 percent of investors said they expect to invest more in digital health in 2022, with only 4 percent expecting to invest less than in 2021. These findings are particularly significant due toContinue reading “Investing in the Future of Medicine”
    Check Point Software Technologies has announced the launch of Check Point Horizon, a prevention-focused suite of security operations solutions and services that combines proactive management solutions for managed prevention and response (MDR/MPR), extended prevention and response (XDR/XPR) and events. The new Check Point Horizon platform for XDR, MDR and events leverages Check Point Soft prevention-first approach to improve defences across the network, cloud and endpoints, and prevent future cyber attacks. Many of the existing MDR solutions in the market today simply deal with detection and management of cyber incidents, according to Craig Robinson, research vice president for security services atContinue reading “CHECK POINT LAUNCHES ‘PREVENTION-FIRST APPROACH’ SECURITY OPERATIONS SOLUTION”
  • Israel Declares Food Tech & Alt Protein as National Priority; GFI Implores EU to Follow Suit
    The Israeli Government this week declared “Food tech, with an emphasis on alternative proteins” as one of five national priorities. The decision was made in consultation with the nonprofit GFI Israel, which plays a key role in the region in promoting the advantage of alternative proteins as a solution to global climate and food crises.  Alla Voldman-Rentzer, vice president at the GFI Israel, commented: “The decision to select food tech with an emphasis on alternative proteins as one of Israel’s five national focus areas, positions the field as a key growth engine for Israel, especially in light of global trends such as the climate and globalContinue reading “Israel Declares Food Tech & Alt Protein as National Priority; GFI Implores EU to Follow Suit”
  • Quality and online ease – a perfect wedding Many community members know him as a special-events photographer and now Michael Warshall has reinvented himself, investing in revolutionary Israeli printing technology. MELBOURNE special-events photographer Michael Warshall has parlayed a lifetime of premium-quality photography with today’s demands for quick turnarounds and the ease of online ordering in his start-up business Emot Weddings. The web-based enterprise enables couples to go online to order a wedding photographer from more than 100 photographers, and select the type of work required – from options including prints, self-designed or expert-designed photobooks, and professional video. Emot Weddings was hatched in 2018, after Warshall sold Nulab,Continue reading “Quality and online ease – a perfect wedding”
  • Israel’s BioBetter Secures $10M to Cultivate Meats Using Tobacco Plants
    Israeli food tech startup BioBetter announces it has secured $10M in a Series A round to develop and commercialise growth factors made with tobacco plants. “The field-grown tobacco plants offer a new, fast, efficient, and flexible response to the market need for more competitively priced growth factors” Growth factors are essential in the cultivated meat process for cells to grow and multiply. The cellular agriculture industry depends on a limited offer of costly growth factors for its operations. BioBetter’s discovery could significantly reduce production costs by 300%, the food tech claims.  Tobacco plants as self-sustaining, animal-free bioreactors “BioBetter has pioneered a unique protein manufacturingContinue reading “Israel’s BioBetter Secures $10M to Cultivate Meats Using Tobacco Plants”
  • Push for Cyber Security Migration Visas | Minister for Home Affairs and Cyber Security
    The Minister for Home Affairs and Cyber Security, Clare O’Neil, has called for a migration sponsorship program in the area of cyber security to shore up Australia’s cyber defences.  In a Twitter thread, Minister for Home Affairs and Cyber Security Clare O’Neil has called for a migration program incorporating sponsorship for people with cyber security skills after taking part at the Albanese government’s Job Summit. “We need to think about ways to include sponsorship opportunities for emerging jobs and industries that supports the development of our sovereign capabilities. “We need a future that is Australian-made. One of those critical sovereign capabilities is cyberContinue reading “Push for Cyber Security Migration Visas | Minister for Home Affairs and Cyber Security”
  • OzAsia Festival
    Held annually over three weeks in Adelaide in spring, the OzAsia Festival showcases Australia’s leading contemporary arts festival engaging with Asia. The extensive program includes theatre, dance, music, visual arts, literature, food and cultural events from countries such as Japan, Korea, China, Cambodia, Afghanistan, Denmark, India, Indonesia, Iran, Latvia, Malaysia, Singapore, Syria, the United States, Israel, Thailand, the United Kingdom, France, The Philippines and Australia. Included in this year’s program are two fascinating dance offerings: Gudirr Gudirr and The Long Walk. Guddirr Gudirr is a solo by Dalisa Pigram, a Yawuru and Bardi woman with Malay and Filipino heritage based in Broome. The soloContinue reading “OzAsia Festival”
  • Cale & Daughters and Israel’s Vgarden in Joint Venture for Local Aussie Manufacturing
    A newly announced joint venture between Australia’s Cale & Daughters and Israel’s Vgarden, called Vgarden Australia Pty Ltd, will begin manufacturing plant-based cheese and meat products in a facility based in Brisbane, Australia.   “Local manufacturing means we’ll be able to maintain price competitiveness and product accessibility” Cale & Daughters is the parent company of Made with Plants, PlantAsia, and Get Plant’d, “much-loved” vegan FMCG brands sold through retailers in Australia. Israel’s Vgarden, part of Gan-Shmuel Health Industries and the Agricultural Cooperative Society Ltd, develops, manufactures, and distributes a wide range of plant-based cheeses, meat and fish alternatives, and pastries. Bringing together innovative capabilities “The joint ventureContinue reading “Cale & Daughters and Israel’s Vgarden in Joint Venture for Local Aussie Manufacturing”
  • Israel’s Forsea Foods is “First to Cultivate Eel” Using Organoid Technology
    Food tech Forsea Foods, based in Israel, claims to be the first startup to use organoid technology for its cultivated seafood process. “The result is sustainably produced, succulent filets of cultured seafood that embody the same taste and textural traits as their ocean-caught counterparts” Roee Nir, co-founder of Forsea, recently made public the company’s patented technology platform developed to harness natural tissue formation methods to produce healthy and tasty alt seafood. Forming fish tissues Organoid technology has been previously used in developmental biology, medicine, and research. It involves creating an ideal environment for fish cells to form their natural composition of native fat and muscleContinue reading “Israel’s Forsea Foods is “First to Cultivate Eel” Using Organoid Technology”
  • The Future of Meat
    In recent years, there is an increasing global concern about the effects of meat on human health and climate change. Additionally, recent global health crises and geopolitical conflicts have caused tremendous challenges to food supply chains, motivating governments to diversify their approaches to food production to strengthen food security. Individuals also greatly concerned by the meat industry are taking matters into their own hands and veganism has gone from a minor fad to a popular global mainstream movement today. The climate crisis we are facing today has tragically impacted access to nutritious and affordable food options for billions of people, especiallyContinue reading “The Future of Meat”
  • Israeli GenCell, Simtel & Vodafone Deploy Ammonia-based Off-grid Power Solution in Romania
    GenCell Energy, a leading provider of hydrogen and ammonia power solutions and SIMTEL Team (SMTL), the Romanian market leader for rooftop photovoltaic (PV) plant solutions have deployed a GenCell FOX™ ammonia-based off-grid power solution field test at a mobile telecom tower site in Romania, operated by Vodafone. The GenCell FOX is a low-temperature alkaline fuel cell which generates power from liquid ammonia – one of the most effective and energy-dense carbon-free hydrogen carriers – with only water, nitrogen and heat as its by–products.   The solution has been designed to comply with strict zero-emission sustainability objectives, ensure resilient 24/7 continuous power even in harsh weatherContinue reading “Israeli GenCell, Simtel & Vodafone Deploy Ammonia-based Off-grid Power Solution in Romania”
  • Israel’s Mermade Raises $3.3M for Cultivated Scallops
    Israel’s Mermade has closed an oversubscribed seed funding round, with investors including OurCrowd, Fall Line, and Sake Bosch. Mermade is a startup developing what it claims are the world’s first cultivated scallops. What sets the company apart is that it is using aquaponics, a circular process that allows it to cut costs and improve sustainability compared to other cultivated meat and seafood producers. The technology uses algae to recycle spent growth medium, a byproduct of the cell cultivation process. Mermade intends to use the funding to hire stem cell and algae researchers, with the goal of producing its scallops on a laboratoryContinue reading “Israel’s Mermade Raises $3.3M for Cultivated Scallops”
  • Industry 4.0 | The Future of Tech
    Over the past decade, the global Hi-Tech sector has experienced dramatic and unprecedented rates of technological advancements that have the potential to transform countless industries. The exponential growth of such technologies has led experts to refer to the phenomenon as the Fourth Industrial Revolution, or Industry 4.0. Under this framework, the First Industrial Revolution (Industry 1.0) refers to the advancements in water and steam-powered machines beginning in 1760 that led to the rise of large-scale factories as hubs of manufacturing and industry. During the Second Industrial Revolution (Industry 2.0) in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, rapid electrification andContinue reading “Industry 4.0 | The Future of Tech”
  • Bioconvergence: An Israeli-Led Medical Revolution
    A medical research revolution is taking place in Israel, leading to the development of previously unimaginable scientific breakthroughs. Many of these innovations are centered around bioconvergence, a recent trend in medical research that combines biology, engineering, AI, machine learning, 3D printing, and nanotechnology, alongside other related fields. Although the interdisciplinary study of medicine is nothing new, recent advancements in computing, genomics, data technology, and artificial intelligence have opened the door to numerous creative solutions for persistent medical hurdles.  Despite its small size, Israel is a global leader in bioconvergence research and development. With over 600 active medical device companies exportingContinue reading “Bioconvergence: An Israeli-Led Medical Revolution”
  • Combatting Corporate Cyberattacks with the Cyber-Dome
    As the corporate world transitions towards increased digitization, cyberattacks become more frequent and wide-reaching. According to Israeli-American cyber firm Check Point’s 2022 Cyber Security Report, 2021 saw a 50% increase in corporate cyberattacks from 2020. The recent high-profile hacks of SolarWinds and Colonial Pipelines, in particular, have brought renewed attention onto cybersecurity in the professional realm. In the spring of 2022, the Israel National Cyber Directorate (INCD) and Israeli Ministry of Communications announced new regulations and mandatory cybersecurity standards to combat this rise in digital attacks. Under the new guidelines, Israeli communications services are required to implement various measures toContinue reading “Combatting Corporate Cyberattacks with the Cyber-Dome”
  • 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:
  • 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 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 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, will be able to expand its services and offerings without compromising the customer experience. head of operations, Daniel Taft said, “ 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 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 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.
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