Latest News – Israel

  • 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”
  • How has the Pandemic Impacted Israel-Australia Business Ties? The Israel Trade Commissioner as a Guest Speaker with the UIA
    Join UIA’s Israel update tomorrow with guest speaker Shai Zarivatch – Israel Trade Commissioner A unique analysis of the latest events in Israel and Q and A from UIA CEO Yair Miller OAM and NSW Shelicha & Executive Director Jasmine Malul 1.30pm AEDT / 12.30pm QLD / 10.30am AWST⁠⁠ See you online tomorrow (Tuesday) zoom.us/j/783633425
  • Israeli software firm targets Australia after raising $68m
    “COVID-19 led to a massive shift in the way people interact with businesses online. EasySend helps enterprises accelerate their five-year digital transformation plans in just three months, making it simple for them to offer exceptional online customer experiences,” @Easy_Send chief executive officer Tal Daskal said.
  • Israel’s Animal-Free Real Dairy Startup Imagindairy Completes $13M Seed Round 
    Imagindairy, the Israeli food tech company creating dairy milk without cows has announced the completion of a $13 million seed round. Imagindairy creates real milk proteins that are indistinguishable from the conventional counterpart using its proprietary technology. “Once we reach commercialization, more consumers will be able to enjoy eating animal-free dairy products” Based on a systems and synthetic biology platform, Imagindairy innovation allows manufacturers to offer cow-free, sustainable milk, and dairy products with all the nutritional values of dairy milk. Imagindairy is reported to be currently collaborating with leading dairy companies to offer a complete range of dairy-free proteins. AimingContinue reading “Israel’s Animal-Free Real Dairy Startup Imagindairy Completes $13M Seed Round “
  • CropX And IrrigationNZ Joining Forces On Irrigation Efficiency App ‘The Bucket Test’
    Thursday, 11 November 2021, 1:37 pmPress Release: CropX Global farm-management company CropX has a bold vision to ensure New Zealand farmers have access to better farming data that can help them improve their efficiency. After recently being included in the World Economic Forum’s 100 most promising Technology Pioneers of 2021, CropX has opened an office in New Zealand. It has also successfully acquired local company Regen, which provides cloud-based, precision effluent and irrigation decision support tools – including developing the irrigation efficiency app ‘The Bucket Test’ for IrrigationNZ. IrrigationNZ and CropX have strengthened the relationship and entered a joint venture agreementContinue reading “CropX And IrrigationNZ Joining Forces On Irrigation Efficiency App ‘The Bucket Test’”
  • Autonomous Drones from Israel in 2022
    Aiming Higher – 2022 Product Launch Watch Percepto’s biggest announcement yet, which they broadcasted from around the world at their largest event ever. Percepto announced exciting news both on the software and AI capabilities as well as on the drone and other data collectors front. Watch their CEO, Dor Abuhasira, and the team as they will walk you through the new offering and demo some of the new capabilities. Company website: https://percepto.co/ Company brief: Percepto’s holistic solution enables fully automated inspections and continuous surveillance of industrial sites around the globe. This is all facilitated by a visionary team based inContinue reading “Autonomous Drones from Israel in 2022”
  • The 100 Best Inventions of 2021 – 4 of which are Israeli
    OrCam – making text audible Percepto – automated inspections SupPlant – smarter farming ElectReon – wireless in-road charging Israel – Inspired by Innovation. https://time.com/collection/best-inventions-2021/
  • Gal Gadot on Australia and New Zealand + Israeli ‘Meta’ Technologies
    Gal Gadot on Australia’s ‘Today Show’ https://www.9now.com.au/today/2021/clip-ckvsmyed000920hs2v4j2c7zo Israeli ‘Meta’ Tech Pixellot Giving teams, leagues, and venues cost-effective live coverage through an award-winning end-to-end video and analytics solution. Texel Texel delivers highly personalized viewing experiences at scale. The company leverages its platform-as-a-service to combine multiple streams, data, and social media. Each viewer gets a unique, customized TV screen view based on personal choices such as camera angle and selection of favourite commentators. Texel enables viewers to connect households into a shared viewing experience. Texel is offered as a cloud/edge-based service to OTT providers. Voiceable Voiceable leverages big data and machine learningContinue reading “Gal Gadot on Australia and New Zealand + Israeli ‘Meta’ Technologies”
  • Aleph Farms Unveils Roadmap For Achieving Net Zero Carbon By 2025
    https://www.bloomberg.com/press-releases/2021-11-03/aleph-farms-unveils-roadmap-for-achieving-net-zero-carbon-by-2025 Aleph Farms Unveils Roadmap For Achieving Net Zero Carbon By 2025 Key partnerships for the company, including with leading energy provider ENGIE, create a clear path for long term sustainability Business Wire REHOVOT, Israel — November 3, 2021 Aleph Farms, the first cultivated meat company to grow steaks directly from non-genetically engineered animal cells, today announced its detailed roadmap for achieving net zero carbon. In April 2020, Aleph Farms first announced it would reach net zero within its operations by 2025, and throughout its entire supply chain by 2030. Today, Aleph Farms’ net zero carbon roadmap details its scopeContinue reading “Aleph Farms Unveils Roadmap For Achieving Net Zero Carbon By 2025”
  • ByondXR Partners with Armani beauty World to Create a Unique Virtual Store Experience for Christmas
    ByondXR, the industry leader in making virtual shopping a reality, announces a new partnership with world-renowned brand Armani beauty Germany. In this special collaboration, Armani beauty Germany is moving into the globally trending virtual world and introducing the experience of the glamorous Armani beauty world and giving to their customers and their loved ones a unique virtual store environment that will help them find the perfect Christmas gift. The launch of the virtual event will take place alongside opening a physical pop-up store in Berlin for the Christmas holiday season. Armani beauty Germany’s first life-like 3D store is designed toContinue reading “ByondXR Partners with Armani beauty World to Create a Unique Virtual Store Experience for Christmas”
  • ABC News | VIDEO: (Israeli) Borders reopen for first time since pandemic began
    The Israel Trade Commission in Australia looks forward to arranging meetings for your Trade Mission in the near future. Israel has reopened its borders to international tourists for the first time since the pandemic was declared. Middle East Correspondent Tom Joyner reports. https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-11-02/borders-reopen-for-first-time-since-pandemic-began/13613492
  • COVID-19 is here to stay, but Israel shows that boosters, masks and vaccine passports can tame the virus
    By Middle East correspondent Tom Joyner and Fouad AbuGhosh in Jerusalem Posted Sat 30 Oct 2021 at 6:19amSaturday 30 Oct 2021 at 6:19am, updated Sat 30 Oct 2021 at 11:34am https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-10-30/israel-uses-booster-shots-masks-and-passports-against-covid/100569256 It was the first country to vaccinate, the first to reopen, then the first to widely implement a booster shot.  Now Israel is returning to life close to normal only six weeks after the peak of its worst COVID-19 wave yet. In mid-September, new infections of the Delta variant had surpassed 10,000 per day and hospitals were groaning under the pressure. But today, its restaurants are bustling, cinemas and theatres are packed, university lecture halls areContinue reading “COVID-19 is here to stay, but Israel shows that boosters, masks and vaccine passports can tame the virus”
  • Israeli President Isaac Herzog Becomes World’s First President to Try Cultivated Meat
    Israeli President Isaac Herzog has become the first president to taste cultivated meat, produced by Future Meat, in order to bring attention to alt protein for Israel’s National Climate Strategy ahead of COP26. In December last year, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu took part in a publicised trip to sample Aleph Farms’ product, making him the first Head of State to sample cultivated meat, however, this recent news marks the first sampling of meat cultivated in a laboratory by a President. In addition to Future Meat, Israeli startups Zero Egg and InnovoPro were in attendance to showcase their products to the delegation. President Herzog stated to the attendees: “It is imperativeContinue reading “Israeli President Isaac Herzog Becomes World’s First President to Try Cultivated Meat”
  • Podcast: Maurice Klein chats with Shai Zaravitch
    Article October 28, 2021 As the commercial and investment arm of the Embassy of Israel in Australia, the raison d’etre of the Israel Trade and Economic Commission is to promote, enhance and facilitate trade, investment, and industrial R&D cooperation between Australia and Israel. Shai Zarivatch Maurice Klein chats with our first guest tonight on L’Chaim, Shai Zarivatch, the Trade Commissioner of the Israel Trade and Economic Commission Australia. He highlights the upcoming Prime Minister’s Smart Mobility Summit 2021 in Israel on November 8th and 9th.
  • Our Trade Commissioner’s Radio Interview | 3ZZZ – L’Chaim – To Life
    As the commercial and investment arm of the Embassy of Israel in Australia, the Raison D’etre of the Israel Trade and Economic Commission is to promote, enhance and facilitate trade, investment, and industrial R&D cooperation between Australia and Israel The first guest tonight on L’Chaim is SHAI ZARIVATCH, our Trade Commissioner of the Israel Trade and Economic Commission Australia Click on the link below for the full L’Chaim program https://www.3zzz.com.au/audi…/3ZZZ_2021-10-27_21-00-00.mp3
  • Alt-Protein Companies Take Top Two Spots at Israel’s FoodTech 2021 Competition
    Two alt-protein companies, ProFuse Technology and Alfred’s Food Tech, have taken first and second place respectively at Israel’s FoodTech 2021 Competition. The competition was organised by business newspaper Calcalist in collaboration with food creation and marketing company Tnuva. The winner, ProFuse, will be awarded $100,000, either as an investment or for commercial assimilation of its technology in Tnuva. The company will also receive a significant budget for advertising in Calcalist’s online edition. ProFuse is working on technology to accelerate the growth of cultivated meat cells, which is notoriously slow. Increasing the rate of production will be vital if the industry is to beContinue reading “Alt-Protein Companies Take Top Two Spots at Israel’s FoodTech 2021 Competition”
  • Findings.co pivoting for this | Corporate Australia taps into social conscience with a sharp rise in ESG reporting
    Corporate Australia is gaining a social and environmental conscience with more than 87 per cent of the country’s top companies returning substantial and meaningful reporting of ESG strategies over the past year, according to a report by PwC Australia. The analysis by the accounting giant found ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) reporting was up 29 per cent from 2020. More importantly, it found the number of companies disclosing a timeframe around ESG strategies and goals has nearly doubled with 76, or 38 per cent, of the ASX 200 providing deadlines for their ESG targets. “This is encouraging progress, particularly givenContinue reading “Findings.co pivoting for this | Corporate Australia taps into social conscience with a sharp rise in ESG reporting”
  • Israeli Tech Startups Record Breaking 2021
    IVC Research Center and law firm Meitar published a report which highlighted the record breaking 2021 for Israeli tech startups. “Israeli tech companies have now raised $17.5 billion in the first nine months of 2021, already far above the record $10 billion raised in all of 2020.[i]” According to GLOBES below are some of the companies that raised some of the most sizable investments out of a total of 575 deals since the beginning of the year[ii]: Snyk (cyber security) – $530 Million Papaya Global (payroll, payments, and workforce management) – $250 Million Melio (accounts payable tool) – $250 millionContinue reading “Israeli Tech Startups Record Breaking 2021”
  • Precision Irrigation
    Sustainable irrigation has become a significant issue for the agricultural community. In areas of the world where water is scarce and droughts are plentiful, it is essential that tools and methods are put in place to efficiently handle water management mechanisms in farming practices. Hence the use and practice of precision irrigation. Precision irrigation is the implementation of various irrigation techniques which allow farmers to manage their resources effectively to produce an optimal harvest. There are four methods of precision irrigation which can be integrated within an irrigation system. These distinct methods allow farmers to cut-costs, reduce water consumption, andContinue reading “Precision Irrigation”
  • Game on! Mapping Israel’s Video Games Companies
    The video games industry is much more than just fun and games. It has grown to be a cultural and economic boom and has outpaced the growth of other established modes of entertainment, such as film and music, across many regions. The industry has long evolved beyond the stereotypical image of a pastime reserved for teenage boys, having advanced technologically in leaps and bounds, and pushed in new value chains and business models. Its expansion to multiple forms of digital devices and platforms, ranging from Mobile to PC, diverse genres, and cross-industry applications has reshaped both the industry and theContinue reading “Game on! Mapping Israel’s Video Games Companies”
  • Tesco GetGo with Israeli Trigo
    Tesco, the UK’s biggest supermarket chain, will let you “just walk out” The company is conducting its first public test of cashierless tech at a London location. Tesco, the UK’s largest supermarket chain, is implementing “just walk out” tech for the first time in a trial run in its Holborn, London, location. The trial, dubbed Tesco GetGo, will allow shoppers to buy groceries without scanning items or checking out at a till. The experiment follows a staff-only trial in the grocery store at Tesco HQ. How it works: To enter the Holborn store, shoppers must download the Tesco mobile app. All items areContinue reading “Tesco GetGo with Israeli Trigo”
  • Zero Co breaks the Internet on crowdfunding launch, receives $6m investment from Square Peg
    Square Peg – Empowering exceptional founders in Australia, Israel and Southeast Asia with a focus on Series A and Series B. Byron Bay-based Zero Co today announced it has received a $6 million investment from global investment firm Square Peg, but it was the zero-waste company’s equity crowdfunding raise that broke the Internet, with demand sending the Birchal platform offline for one hour. In addition to breaking Birchal, Zero Co broke Australian records after becoming the fastest company on the platform to raise $3 million – hitting the milestone in just 47 minutes, beating fintech Thrive’s previous record of threeContinue reading “Zero Co breaks the Internet on crowdfunding launch, receives $6m investment from Square Peg”
  • IAI showcases satellites and lunar lander at upcoming International Astronautical Congress
    Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) and Israel’s Space House will oversee the country’s Space Exhibit at the International Astronautical Congress in Dubai, showcasing their new array of space technology. Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) and Israel’s Space House will oversee the country’s Space Exhibit at the 72nd International Astronautical Congress in Dubai later this month, showcasing an array of new space technologies in Earth observation, communications and lunar landers. The company is expected to showcase their new OPTSAT-3000 and TecSAR observation satellites, a new mini-communications satellite prototype, a cloud-based ground station, as well as their new Beresheet lunar lander. Shlomi Sudri, IAI executive vice presidentContinue reading “IAI showcases satellites and lunar lander at upcoming International Astronautical Congress”
  • Oracle opens underground Israel cloud data centre
    JERUSALEM, Oct 13 (Reuters) – Oracle (ORCL.N) opened the first of two planned public cloud centres in Israel on Wednesday, enabling companies and other Israeli customers to keep their data on local servers rather than rely on other countries. The underground data centre is nine floors – about 50 metres – below one of Jerusalem’s technology parks. Designed to operate in the face of potential terror acts, the centre is estimated to have cost hundreds of millions of dollars. “This facility … can withstand a rocket direct hit, a missile direct hit or even a car bomb – and the services willContinue reading “Oracle opens underground Israel cloud data centre”
  • Life on Mars: Simulating Red Planet Base in Israeli Desert
    With Australian Space-Tech launching, this article is sure to wow! https://www.news.com.au/breaking-news/life-on-mars-simulating-red-planet-base-in-israeli-desert/news-story/88dceb067ae1ad71b9f9464fea3d344f Technicians assist a trainee astronaut to suit up in a spacesuit. Six members from Portugal, Spain, Germany, the Netherlands, Austria and Israel will be cut off from the world for a month Inside a huge crater in Israel’s sun-baked Negev desert, a team wearing space suits ventures forth on a mission to simulate conditions on Mars. The Austrian Space Forum has set up a pretend Martian base with the Israeli space agency at Makhtesh Ramon, a 500-metre (1,600-foot) deep, 40 kilometre (25 mile) wide crater. “It’s a dream comeContinue reading “Life on Mars: Simulating Red Planet Base in Israeli Desert”
  • How Israeli Start-Ups Thrived During COVID-19
    While the rest of the economy took a hit during COVID-19, the start-up tech sector thrived and sometimes benefited. The original article was published by Alon Ghelber, CMO at Revuze on Jpost https://www.jpost.com/israel-news/how-israeli-start-ups-thrived-during-covid-19-681692 The COVID-19 pandemic has been disastrous for virtually every part of the economy in most countries around the world. Even if we champion Israel’s quick response at the beginning of the pandemic and our early vaccination campaign in 2021, the Past year and a half have been extremely challenging on most fronts. There is one sector of the Israeli economy that, while deeply affected by the pandemic,Continue reading “How Israeli Start-Ups Thrived During COVID-19”
  • Israel Winery: 1,500-year-old Byzantine Wine Complex Found
    A 1,500-year-old wine-making complex, said to have been the world’s largest at the time, has been discovered in Israel, archaeologists say. Five presses were unearthed at the huge Byzantine-era winery at Yavne, south of Tel Aviv, which is estimated to have produced two million litres a year. After a sophisticated production process it was exported around the Mediterranean. Those working at the site said they were surprised by its size. There are plans to make the complex a visitor attraction once preservation work is completed. The site contains five wine presses spread over a square kilometre (0.4 sq miles), warehousesContinue reading “Israel Winery: 1,500-year-old Byzantine Wine Complex Found”
  • Ashton Kutcher Invests in MeaTech to Help Push Israeli Cultivated Meat to Market
    In today’s most unlikely news, a collective called Sound Ventures led by actor Ashton Kutcher and Guy Oseary, the Israeli-American businessman and investor known for Maverick Records and his work with Madonna and U2, has announced a partnership with Israel’s cultivated meat leader MeaTech, the world’s first publicly traded cultivated meat producer. Sound Ventures describes itself as “an investment vehicle dedicated to the next generation of clean, circular and sustainable businesses. Anchored by a partnership program with some of the world’s leading brands and corporations, our unique investment thesis is focused on sustainable supply chain management. The partnership aims to accelerate growth and expedite theContinue reading “Ashton Kutcher Invests in MeaTech to Help Push Israeli Cultivated Meat to Market”
  • Israeli Innovations Redefining the Supply Chain and Logistics Sector
    Retail e-commerce is growing at an exponential rate, clocking an estimated $4.28 trillion in sales in 2020. In 2022 it is estimated that revenue will hit $5.4 trillion according to Statista.com. Fueling this e-commerce boom is the digital revolution, the COVID-19 Pandemic and the need for convenience. Lockdowns meant that e-commerce became the primary way for consumers to get their products. The winners in this boom were the large retailers who had efficient logistics and supply chain infrastructure in place to meet the needs of consumers.  Consumers generally expect a flawless service when shopping online; fast delivery, undamaged goods atContinue reading “Israeli Innovations Redefining the Supply Chain and Logistics Sector”
  • Protecting Against Software Supply-Chain Cyber-Attacks
    The cyber warriors of U.S. Cyber Command had to act: Alerting the 180,000 users of Atlassian’s Confluence software that they risked becoming victims of a massive ongoing software supply chain attack. In a September 3rd Twitter post, USCYBERCOM warned that “Mass exploitation of Atlassian Confluence CVE-2021-26084 is ongoing and expected to accelerate. Please patch immediately if you haven’t already – this cannot wait until after the weekend.” It’s easy to see why USCYBERCOM was so spooked. According to its website, Atlassian’s Confluence software will “give your team a place to create, capture, and collaborate on any project or idea….so everyContinue reading “Protecting Against Software Supply-Chain Cyber-Attacks”
  • Israeli Education Technologies | Redefining Education in the Covid Era
    The advent of Covid-19 forced people worldwide to work and learn remotely. Many in the education sector were caught unprepared, lacking even the most basic skills required for transitioning to online teaching and learning. This was compounded by the lack of access to adequate technology, resulting in severe gaps within education. Surprisingly, the COVID crisis also had a positive effect on education. It has forced us to rethink teaching methodologies and search for innovative ways to improve the quality and relevance of the education provided in schools and bring it up-to-date with modern technology tools. Israel offers some well provenContinue reading “Israeli Education Technologies | Redefining Education in the Covid Era”
  • Smart Transportation | Israel Innovation Authority
    The computerization of motor vehicles and their surroundings is causing dramatic changes in the global automotive industry. This trend offers the Israeli technology sector far-reaching opportunities to become a part of the international automotive industry. Israel is at the forefront with the world’s most advanced technologies relevant to Smart Transportation and most of the world’s tier 1 car manufacturers already present and tapping local tech scene… so, “Can you afford not to be (t)here”?
  • BioConvergence – The Future of Medicine
    The past year showed us that the growing need to combine innovative technologies used in developing more precise, personalized medicines and treatments is already becoming reality! As we are amid the Bio-Convergence revolution, this short clip briefly explains this new discipline, and how Israel is positioned to take the lead in this filed globally. So… Can you afford not to be (t)here?
  • Hugh Jackman Fans Take Note | This AI Startup can Deepfake You into a Hollywood Movie
    Using cutting-edge artificial intelligence software, startup company D-ID can insert a deepfake version of you into a trailer for the new Hugh Jackman film Reminiscence. Since the movie is about a scientist who can help people relive their pasts, after uploading a photo of yourself on this website, the AI-driven tech animates your mugshot and guides you through the process of revisiting the past, seeing yourself smile, move, and blink in a pretty convincing manner. “It’s a new kind of experience,” said D-ID CEO and co-founder Gil Perry in an interview with Fast Company of the eerie personalized trailers. “The audience can engage and kind of feel theContinue reading “Hugh Jackman Fans Take Note | This AI Startup can Deepfake You into a Hollywood Movie”
  • The Future of Law: From Online Courts to Predictive Dispute Technology
    It was not long ago when e-mails were a new technology and predictions for their importance in not only the world of business but law seemed over exaggerated. Now, 25 years on, they have become an essential part to our everyday lives and especially for law firms who are trying to deal with cases remotely on a day-to-day basis. So the question is… what will be the new ‘e-mail’ for law firms in the future? Well the answers are coming out Israel. The LawTech sector in Israel is one which is not only thriving but also evolving with the currentContinue reading “The Future of Law: From Online Courts to Predictive Dispute Technology”
  • Analysis is in the eye of the (video) beholder
    The concept and applicability of video analytics have been around for decades and today, is still one of the cutting-edge subjects in the physical security space. However, far beyond traditional security and motion detection, we see new trends within safety applications that are now involving crowd management, social distancing and face mask detection etc. In terms of technologies, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning (ML) and cloud technologies will continue to have a massive impact on the future of video analytics. If COVID-19 has taught us anything, it is that businesses need to adapt quickly. Many video analytics companies from IsraelContinue reading “Analysis is in the eye of the (video) beholder”
  • Leonardo DiCaprio Invests in Cell-Cultured Beef Leaders Mosa Meat and Aleph Farms
    Environmental activist and Academy Award-winning actor Leonardo DiCaprio has joined cell-cultured beef pioneers Mosa Meat and Aleph Farms as an investor and advisor.   “One of the most impactful ways to combat the climate crisis is to transform our food system” – Leonardo DiCaprio Both companies have demonstrated the ability to grow beef directly from animal cells, with Dutch company Mosa Meat recently making huge progress and raising over $85 million dollars this year.  Cell-cultured steak producer Aleph Farms also enjoyed a $105 million raise this year, with the Israeli company telling vegconomist in a recent interview that it is currently; “Scaling-up manufacturing, growing operations internationally, and expanding itsContinue reading “Leonardo DiCaprio Invests in Cell-Cultured Beef Leaders Mosa Meat and Aleph Farms”
  • ICYMI – Israeli fintech co Way2Vat completes IPO in Australia
    Way2Vat is the developer and operator of an automated, AI-based platform for filing VAT returns. Israeli fintech company Way2Vat Ltd. (ASX: W2V) has completed an IPO on the Australian Securities Exchange, raising A$7 million (NIS 16.3 million) at a valuation of A$30.7 million (NIS 72 million). On its first day of trading, last Friday, the stock shot up by 57.5% from A$0.20 to A$0.315, but it has subsequently subsided to A$0.27. Way2Vat, of Herzliya, is the developer and operator of an automated, AI-based platform for filing value added tax (VAT) returns. The platform connects to the customer’s exiting expenses management system, analyzesContinue reading “ICYMI – Israeli fintech co Way2Vat completes IPO in Australia”
  • The Future of Storage Energy
    Power outages result in substantial losses to companies, expensive acquisitions made my households and businesses to sustain operations and ultimately results in harmful emissions to the environment due to the usage of non-sustainable means to generate electricity in times of need. One solution to power outages is the notion of power storage, instead of real time usage. The notion of energy storage can either be at utility scale, which includes all energy storages at the side of the utility provider, or energy storage can include behind the meter storage, which is all measures taken by households and industry to storeContinue reading “The Future of Storage Energy”
  • COVID result in seconds
    COVID result in seconds – The Australian Jewish News “Our solution can help stop the spread by instantly detecting people who are infectious at the point of entry and allow communities and economies to safely return to a normal way of life.” A new venture between an Israeli and Australian company will see the introduction of a low-cost test that can detect the COVID-19 virus in seconds. Sydney-based Inventive Health is entering into a merger with Israeli-based Virusight Diagnostic, a world-leader in artificial intelligence software using spectral technology, supported by the Sheba Medical Centre in Israel. Its flagship product, SpectraLIT,Continue reading “COVID result in seconds”
  • ’20 Olympics in ’21 amidst COVID-19: Israel and Australia Summary
    The dust has now settled on the 2020 Tokyo Olympics as the Olympic torch is extinguished and passed on to Paris for 2024. I can’t help but note a few observations – the 2020 Olympics was held in 2021 but not rebranded as such, like COVID-19, which really took effect during 2020 but the name, much like a brand – remained. After the Olympic Games was postponed in 2020, I didn’t think it would be a fair Games if it was to be held the following year- not because of the ROC competitors, but because the countries with fit athletesContinue reading “’20 Olympics in ’21 amidst COVID-19: Israel and Australia Summary”
  • TOM: Tikkun Olam Makers Announces: Global Innovation Challenge to Solve Needs of People With Disabilities
    TOM: Tikkun Olam Makers launches an international innovation competition – the Global Innovation Challenge, where makers, entrepreneurs, engineers, designers and social activists will develop technological solutions for people with disabilities. Winners will receive a cash prize and an opportunity to participate at the Expo 2020 Dubai. Registration is now open at http://www.tomchallenge.org We invite everyone to participate in the competition! Now is the time to build a team, identify a person’s unmet need and develop a solution for them. Join The GIC and make an impact! For more information and to register visit the GIC website at http://www.tomchallenge.org or sendContinue reading “TOM: Tikkun Olam Makers Announces: Global Innovation Challenge to Solve Needs of People With Disabilities”
  • Emerging Israeli Startups that are Redefining the Global Food-Tech Industry
    When we talk about food, technology isn’t the first thing that always comes to our mind. However, over the years, the food industry worldwide has undergone a significant transformation in terms of processing, production, and preservation techniques of various food products. Now, food-tech is all about filling your plate with cheaper, safer, and fresher alternatives that are environmentally friendly and comparatively more nutritious. In 2021, the food-tech industry largely dabbles in alternative proteins, nanotechnology, microbiology, tissue engineering, etc. Given Israel’s mastery in innovation and expertise in technology, it’s no surprise that investors globally are now paying attention to the game-changingContinue reading “Emerging Israeli Startups that are Redefining the Global Food-Tech Industry”
  • The Israeli Dairy Model | Leading the Way with Innovation
    Given the unprecedented times, with the COVID-19  pandemic having a staggering impact on most industries, the dairy sector has emerged resilient. Israel’s dairy industry is believed to be one of the most advanced in the world. With its effective breeding policies and technology, Israel has climbed the ranks to become a global leader in milk production. It has over 100,000 dairy cattle producing nearly 1.6 billion liters of milk/year on a quota system. Israel has two farming systems – the Kibbutz which are large collective dairy farms and the Moshav, which are private family owned dairy units. The Israeli DairyContinue reading “The Israeli Dairy Model | Leading the Way with Innovation”
  • Innovative Sustainable Cooling Technologies from Israel
    As the Earth’s temperatures keep soaring upwards, cooling technologies are fast becoming one of the most sought-after solutions. But the high energy consumption required for cooling in turn adds on to pollution and overall heating of the planet. To escape this vicious cycle, the need of the hour is sustainable, energy efficient cooling technologies and energy management systems. Israel has always been at the forefront, whenever it came to innovating and coming up with cutting edge technology as solutions to difficult problems in various industry sectors. In this post, we would like to highlight some of the innovative technologies forContinue reading “Innovative Sustainable Cooling Technologies from Israel”
  • Amcor Strikes Compostable Packaging Deal with Israel’s TIPA
    Amcor has struck a deal with Israeli tech company Tipa to manufacture compostable packaging in Australia and New Zealand as it looks for plastic alternatives to reduce waste. The packaging can be used like conventional plastic, but the films and laminates can decompose back into the soil after 180 days, compared with up to 1000 years for some plastics. Amcor will make, supply, and distribute the product under an exclusive partnership with TIPA, including fresh food and bakery items, allowing traditional plastic bags and packaging to be removed from the waste stream. Tipa already works with retailer Woolworths and fashionContinue reading “Amcor Strikes Compostable Packaging Deal with Israel’s TIPA”
  • Israeli Technology will be Used for 3D Mapping of Australian Buildings
    The data from the mapping will benefit insurance companies among others. The Israeli start-up company GEOX signed a deal with the Australian government company Geoscape that will lead to the full aerial footage-based 3D mapping of 18 million buildings around the Australian continent. GEOX’s mapping uses artificial intelligence and patent-protected algorithms and can provide information on more than 30 building  attributes.  This information is of great value to insurers, mortgage, banks, investors, solar energy, cellphone companies, and real estate. The data produced by GEOX will be used hundreds of companies that deal with these fields and will spare the sending of aContinue reading “Israeli Technology will be Used for 3D Mapping of Australian Buildings”
  • ALD announces $50M funding following HUB Security merger
    If your Australasian critical infrastructure needs securing, get in touch. Recently merged ALD announced a 50 million USD investment round, based on a 146 million USD valuation from leading institutional investors following its merger announcement with Hub Security, LTD.(”HUB”) Upon completion of the merger, HUB shareholders will hold 51%  of the new company (NewCo). The company’s name is expected to change from ALD to Hub Security and Eyal Moshe, CEO and co-founder of Hub Security will be appointed CEO of the newly merged company. June 3rd 2021, Tel-Aviv, Israel – Today, ALD Advanced Logistics Development Ltd. (ALD), an Israeli publicly tradedContinue reading “ALD announces $50M funding following HUB Security merger”
  • Israeli Technology Advancements To Combat Global Climate Change
    2020’s record heatwaves and storms confirm what scientists have long predicted: climate change is well underway and threatens unparalleled destruction. The scarcity of water being a foremost concern for the future, it is vital we have affordable technology solutions for clean drinking water as well as means of removing pollutants from existing water sources. The Israeli CleanTech scene holds solutions and promise; H2Pro, Watergen, and Aqwise to name only a few. Moreover, the burning of fossil fuels including coal and gas to generate electricity is the primary contributor and most “forcing” factor behind climate change. Suffice to say, cost-effective alternativesContinue reading “Israeli Technology Advancements To Combat Global Climate Change”
  • Five Israeli Startups make it to the World Economic Forum Tech Pioneers List
    The World Economic Forum have selected five Israeli companies for its 2021 list of 100 Technology Pioneers  from six continents that are “poised to have a significant impact on business and society.”[1] The Israeli early growth stage companies represented are involved in diverse fields including AI, cleantech, cyber security, digital health and agriculture. CropX, MDClone, Cheq, MyndYou and Phinergy are among the 100 prestigious global companies. Susan Nesbitt, Head of the Global Innovators Community, World Economic Forum, in a statement said, “These companies show great potential to not only shake up their industries but offer real solutions to global problems.Continue reading “Five Israeli Startups make it to the World Economic Forum Tech Pioneers List”
  • Israel and the Delta Variant | 60 Minutes Australia
    Coverage from 10:41 Ages 12-16 vaccination campaign 14:30 The Delta Variant: How this new strain of COVID is in a league of it’s own | 60 Minutes Australia – YouTube
  • Israeli Company Telling Porkies – Is It Kosher?
    Cell-Cultured Pork Next on the Menu for Israel’s MeaTech 3D Israeli cell-cultured startup MeaTech 3D Ltd. has revealed plans to develop cultivated pork. The first cell-cultured meat company to be publicly listed has expanded R&D activities to focus on cell lines and technologies for future mass production of slaughter-free pork, alongside its current lines of beef and chicken.  “Our goal is to lead the upcoming agricultural revolution by making tomorrow’s meat safe, plentiful and sustainable” After recently submitting a patent application in the US for its 3D bioprinting technology, MeaTech 3D is pursuing porcine cellular agriculture as pork is currently the most consumed meat acrossContinue reading “Israeli Company Telling Porkies – Is It Kosher?”
  • Cybint, Academy IT Announce Partnership to Offer Cybersecurity Bootcamp Options in Australia
    Through this partnership, Cybint and Academy IT will provide in-person and online cybersecurity training for workforce development to students through Australia. ADELAIDE SA, Australia, June 27, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Cybint, a global cyber education training company, partners with Academy IT, a technical training provider in South Australia, to offer the Cybint Cybersecurity Bootcamp online and in-person beginning September 2021, to usher in a new era of cyber education in Australia. In addition to the bootcamps, corporate training discussions will be available for B2B solutions. Australia’s cyber network has experienced a growth in intrusions since the onset of the pandemic. There were over 60,000 reports from individuals and businesses reporting instances ofContinue reading “Cybint, Academy IT Announce Partnership to Offer Cybersecurity Bootcamp Options in Australia”
  • Cyber Reinsurance Rates Rocket at July Renewals
    Ransom laws are murky from country to country. Before considering if you would pay, or not, sign up to Cyber Week 2021 and see the best-of-the-best Israeli cyber tech that could work for your business. Cyber Week 2021 (b2b-wizard.com) LONDON, July 1 (Reuters) – Global cyber reinsurance rates have soared by up to 40% in the July renewal season, reinsurance broker Willis Re said on Thursday, as ransomware attacks increase in number and severity. A ransomware attack on Colonial Pipeline in May shut the largest fuel pipeline network in the United States for several days, crippling fuel delivery to mostContinue reading “Cyber Reinsurance Rates Rocket at July Renewals”
  • World’s first lab-grown meat factory opens in Israel
    A revolutionary “lab grown” meat factory has opened in Israel, and will use animal cells to produce chicken, beef, lamb and pork products. The world’s first “slaughter-free” meat factory has opened in Israel as part of a food revolution aimed at finding more environmentally friendly ways of feeding the global population. The revolutionary factory has commenced commercial production of cultured meat in the Israeli city of Rehovot, Future Meat Technologies announced this week. The facility can produce up to 500kg of cultured meat products a day, which is equivalent to 5000 hamburger patties, making commercial cell-based meat production a reality.Continue reading “World’s first lab-grown meat factory opens in Israel”
  • Israel is Helping to Drive the Evolution of Urban Mobility
    In writing about almost any topic over the last sixteen months or so, it has been nearly unavoidable not to relate to the global Covid pandemic and this includes the subject of urban mobility. As the impact of various lockdowns around the world took effect and human activity was curtailed, various data showed massive decreases in the use of public transport due physical distancing requirements, a steep reduction in typical motor vehicle use as a result of work from home arrangements and a very significant shift to other modes of transport such as cycling and walking. Coupled with this, manyContinue reading “Israel is Helping to Drive the Evolution of Urban Mobility”
  • The Future of Healthcare – Where Do We Go From Here?
    As we watch the ‘era of the mask’ come to an end, we stand poised, eagerly awaiting and welcoming the turning of a new page. This next chapter, one whose approach crests the horizon and comes ever so quickly, ushers us forward with its siren-like song, relinquishing our yearning for intimate contact only recalled by our not-so-distant nostalgic memories. As the caterpillar transforms into the butterfly, spreading its wings and taking flight, so too begins our own process of molting. This, I refer to is the official, unofficial ‘shedding of the masks.’ A once sea of faces, covered and characterless,Continue reading “The Future of Healthcare – Where Do We Go From Here?”
  • The “SporTech” Nation
    The sports industry continues to grow at a remarkable pace. Professional sports are extending their global reach and engaging with fans in every part of the world, and more and more people participate in a variety of amateur sports activities. more than ever, sports are connecting different people from around the world in a way that nothing else is capable of. There are increasingly more stakeholders in the sports industry driving this growth and creating a broad ecosystem: from the federations, leagues, teams, and clubs, through the media and various sponsors and partners to apparel and electronics manufacturers. As weContinue reading “The “SporTech” Nation”
  • Israel MoD Completes First HPL-WS Interception Tests
    The Directorate of Defense R&D in the Israel Ministry of Defense (MoD), Elbit Systems and the IAF, have effectively intercepted several UAVs using an airborne High-Power Laser Weapon System (HPL-WS). A high-power laser system was installed on an aircraft and was tested in a number of scenarios. It effectively intercepted and destroyed all of the UAVs that were launched throughout the test. The ability to intercept and destroy airborne threats in the air offers a strategic change in the air defence capabilities of Israel. The test series was conducted under the leadership of the Directorate of Defense R&D in the Israel Ministry ofContinue reading “Israel MoD Completes First HPL-WS Interception Tests”
  • Israeli shares traded on Wall Street reach massive $300 billion valuation
    Calcalist: The aggregated value of the shares of the 85 Israeli companies traded in the US accounts for 75% of Israeli GDP, and is more than market cap of shares on the TASE Tech firm WalkMe’s initial public offering of shares has brought the total valuation of the shares of the 85 Israeli companies traded on Wall Street to $300 billion, Calcalist reported Wednesday, citing data compiled by investment bank Oppenheimer Israel. The figure represents a $100 billion jump in value since the start of 2021, of which $75 billion is the total value of new companies that have issued shares onContinue reading “Israeli shares traded on Wall Street reach massive $300 billion valuation”
  • 2021 Israel Innovation Authority – Innovation Report
    The Israeli High-Tech Sector Is Maturing – Changing the Character of Israel’s Entire Economy. If the Government does not Reassess its Policies toward the Sector, High-Tech Growth will Benefit the High-Tech Sector Alone. About 10% of Israeli Employees Work in the High-Tech Sector, and they are Responsible for: 15% of Israel’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP), 25% of the Total Income Tax Paid In Israel, 43% of Exports, and 40% of the Value of Companies Listed on the Tel Aviv 35 Index Although a record number of Israeli startups are floating on the stock market, there has been a sharp declineContinue reading “2021 Israel Innovation Authority – Innovation Report”
  • Beyond the Headlines: Israel’s Credit Ratings Remain Strong
    With geopolitics taking center stage in the media, you might have missed some of the exciting economic developments out of Israel. For instance, there are now more than 20 Israeli-founded unicorns (private companies valued over $1 billion) in both New York[1] and California[2]; as well as over 60 unicorns in Israel itself[3] – more than all of Europe combined[4]. In addition, Israel’s tech sector has raised more than $5 billion to-date in 2021, and is on pace to double its single-year record of fundraising3. Looking past headlines is crucial when reconciling the many negative and positive aspects of a country.Continue reading “Beyond the Headlines: Israel’s Credit Ratings Remain Strong”
  • Digital Health Makes Strides to Prevent Food Allergies
    In the United States, over 32 million suffer from severe to potentially life-threatening food allergies. One out of every ten adults and one of thirteen children have to adjust to sometimes severe dietary restrictions and eating practices. There is no cure for food allergies, but through recent research and development, there has been a significant breakthrough in preventing food allergies altogether (FARE). Israeli digital health start-up companies are at the forefront of food allergy prevention innovation by developing several food allergy solutions with the assistance of artificial intelligence. The possibility of food allergy prevention was actualized in a 2015 study, LEAP (Learning EarlyContinue reading “Digital Health Makes Strides to Prevent Food Allergies”
  • Israeli Startup YO-Egg Creates Hyper-Realistic Product Offering Same Nutrients as Poultry Eggs
    YO-Egg, a startup from Israel, has created a unique plant-based egg using proprietary, patent-pending ingredients. The company says that after focusing on Israel for a few months, it plans to enter the UK market. Like a conventional egg, YO-Egg’s product is made up of two parts — the “white” and the “yolk”. The white consists of several ingredients combined into a liquid mass, with all the same beneficial nutrients as chicken eggs and no cholesterol. For the centre of the egg, a molecular process is used to shape a proprietary combination of ingredients into a “yolk”. The formulations of bothContinue reading “Israeli Startup YO-Egg Creates Hyper-Realistic Product Offering Same Nutrients as Poultry Eggs”
  • Coronavirus: Electronic bracelet quarantine pilot ends successfully
    The Health Ministry has expressed immediate demand to help ease restrictions. The pilot program for the coronavirus electronic bracelet, designed to monitor quarantined Israelis who landed back in the country, concluded on Friday and was deemed a success, the company behind the bracelet announced in a statement. Israel’s SuperCom had launched the pilot on Monday as a means of ensuring Israelis quarantine themselves after landing back in the country due to concern they might have been exposed to COVID-19 during their time overseas. The pilot program saw Israelis arriving at Ben-Gurion Airport offered the PureTag bracelet and PureCare smartphone ahead ofContinue reading “Coronavirus: Electronic bracelet quarantine pilot ends successfully”
  • Imagindairy makes milk proteins for ‘no-cow inside’ dairy duplicates
    Year-old company hopes to hit market with its no-cow milk-protein powder in 2023; tech uses precision fermentation that makes animal-free versions of whey and casein Israeli startup Imagindairy, Ltd. is jumping into the no-cow-milk space, saying its precision fermentation technology is able to create milk proteins that are just like the real thing – but without using animals. The startup said its technology recreates nature-identical, animal-free versions of whey and casein proteins that can be used to produce dairy duplicates. The non-dairy products have the flavor, texture and the nutritional value of products that are animal-based. This opens up theContinue reading “Imagindairy makes milk proteins for ‘no-cow inside’ dairy duplicates”
  • Sprout’s new CEO on what drew him to New Zealand – and why startups should follow him there
    H/T https://agfundernews.com/meron-sprout-new-ceo-on-what-drew-him-to-new-zealand-and-why-startups-should-follow-him.html When Israeli venture investor Gil Meron told colleagues that he was considering a career move to New Zealand, people thought he was mad. “They said: ‘It’s a joke, right?’ Israel is one of the biggest hubs, there’s a ton of deal flow, and you want to move to New Zealand? It’s just sheep and cows!,” he recalls. But for Meron, moving to a place with plenty of sheep and cows made perfect sense. After leaving the armed forces — having gained his engineering chops — in the 1990s, he joined IBM, where he worked on a variety of excitingContinue reading “Sprout’s new CEO on what drew him to New Zealand – and why startups should follow him there”
  • ChickP Announces APAC Initiative With New Singapore Office as Demand For Plant Protein in Asia Continues
    Israel’s ChickP Protein, Ltd. announces it is expanding into the APAC region with the launch of a new office in Singapore, in response to the rapidly growing demand for plant-based products in the region. The company also announces the appointment of Moy Teo as the company’s Business Development Director for Asia, to lead the venture’s business development and marketing activities. “I’m excited to start this journey with ChickP in the alt-protein ingredient segment,” Moy Teo With 20 years of hands-on experience in the food ingredient space within the APAC region, she joins the ChickP team to lead their foothold in Asia with their patented andContinue reading “ChickP Announces APAC Initiative With New Singapore Office as Demand For Plant Protein in Asia Continues”
  • IPO Watch: The Next Israeli Tech Company Set to List on the ASX Made $16m Last Year
    Gefen Technologies is set to be the next Israeli tech company to list on the ASX having closed its $25 million IPO offer on Friday. The company has a software platform that is targeted at “regulation-heavy industries” starting with insurance and finance. It involves agents selling complex products to customers where a human touch is required, helping such companies reach more customers. It’s clientele include insurance giants TAL, Generali Group and Manulife and co-CEO Orni Daniel says more companies and industries such as healthcare, pharmaceuticals, tourism and electronics will be targeted in the future. The company made $16.4 million in revenue in 2020 representing aContinue reading “IPO Watch: The Next Israeli Tech Company Set to List on the ASX Made $16m Last Year”
  • NASA Harvest and CropX Partner to Support Sustainable Agriculture
    Combining Critical In-Soil Insights and Satellite Observations to Improve Global Agricultural Monitoring NASA Harvest (NASA’s Food Security and Agriculture program area) and CropX, a global leader in soil analytics for agriculture, today announced a strategic partnership that will give NASA Harvest unprecedented soil insights for its global agricultural monitoring efforts. Supporting a more sustainable food ecosystem, together NASA Harvest and CropX will provide farmers and industry experts with the data and information they need to improve farming sustainability by conserving resources and improving crop yields. The partnership will further NASA Harvest’s mission to improve food security and advance sustainable agriculture, supporting farmer productivity whileContinue reading “NASA Harvest and CropX Partner to Support Sustainable Agriculture”
  • Rise of Travel-Tech post Covid-19
    As the world begins to open its borders to eager travellers many of the globe’s biggest travel companies have seen their share prices rocket. IAGs value rose by 3% and TUI’s shares also increased by 4% as a result of the news that travel restrictions in places in the world were to be lifted. So what does this mean for business and how can it be capitalised on to ensure the Travel industry rises from the ashes like a vaccinated Phoenix post-Covid 19? The rise of value in these travel companies means the parallel growth of investment into Travel Technology,Continue reading “Rise of Travel-Tech post Covid-19”
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