Israel’s top ten technologies that are transforming the Web

Israel is at the cutting edge of some of the best Internet technologies around. ISRAEL21c takes a look at the brightest new companies that are now revolutionizing the web. Israel’s success in the technology sector is no secret. Over the years, the country has become a key research and development center for multinational companies suchContinue reading “Israel’s top ten technologies that are transforming the Web”

Tom Ridge: Israel’s renewable energy know-how among world’s best

  As reported in IVC: “In order to ensure that sustainable and safe technologies are developed in Israel, it’s necessary to maintain a suitable balance between the state and the market.” In an interview with “Globes”, former Pennsylvania governor Tom Ridge says, “The socioeconomic and environmental needs of the 21st century require innovation and energyContinue reading “Tom Ridge: Israel’s renewable energy know-how among world’s best”

Haifa’s hiCenter to raise NIS 40m

As reported in IVC: The incubator has eight companies in which NIS 16 million have been invested. hiCenter, the Haifa Hi-Tech Acceleration Center is planning a new NIS 40 million financing round. Its original budget was NIS 40 million. hiCenter CEO Yael Mittelman said, “We want to raise more capital in order to invest inContinue reading “Haifa’s hiCenter to raise NIS 40m”

Fischer: Cleantech can be growth engine for Israel

As reported by IVC “Government incentives are important, but private sector financing should lead the industry’s development.” Israel has relative advantages in cleantech sectors, including innovation, entrepreneurship, human capital, and R&D, which can help Israeli companies succeed and advance in the industry, said Governor of the Bank of Israel Prof. Stanley Fischer at the 14thContinue reading “Fischer: Cleantech can be growth engine for Israel”

Quality control for alternative energy success

As reported in IVC: Israel’s BrightView Systems aims to encourage solar energy use by optimizing efficiency, improving quality and ensuring the reliability of solar panels. For hybrid cars, wind power, and solar energy technology, there’s more than just creative innovation involved in producing the batteries, generators and panels needed to drive the technologies forward. Reasonably-pricedContinue reading “Quality control for alternative energy success”

10 reasons Israel is a cleantech leader

Israel, a global cleantech powerhouse, is now attracting hundreds of millions of dollars in cleantech investment every year. The country gets more from its soil, water, air, and sunlight than most other nations on earth. Why has such a small country been able to position itself a world leader in cleantech? The answer, I believe,Continue reading “10 reasons Israel is a cleantech leader”

IBM to invest in Israeli cleantech start ups

IBM to invest in Israeli cleantech start ups As reported in Globes, the program, in cooperation with the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Labor, is intended to reach dozens of companies. Sources inform “Globes” that, this Tuesday, IBM Israel will announce a program for investing in cleantech (energy and water) in cooperation with the MinistryContinue reading “IBM to invest in Israeli cleantech start ups”

Cleantech VC reaches $1.9B in 1Q10

As reported by IVC Online, transportation attracted $704M this past quarter, while energy efficiency and solar remain key sectors to watch, according to latest Cleantech Group data. Cleantech venture capital investment was up 29 percent in the first quarter of 2010 compared to last quarter, and 83 percent higher than the same quarter a yearContinue reading “Cleantech VC reaches $1.9B in 1Q10”

NSW Government releases Regional Innovation Strategy

The NSW Government has released a Regional Innovation Strategy to support businesses, jobs and investment across the state. The Strategy has been developed by the NSW Government with input from Industry & Investment NSW, the Department of Environment Climate Change and Water, and the Department of Education and Training. The NSW Government will establish Innovation InitiativesContinue reading “NSW Government releases Regional Innovation Strategy”