Technion and Cornell to build campus in New York

PM Netanyahu congratulates Technion on New York campus decision (Communicated by the Prime Minister’s Media Adviser) Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke with Technion Executive Vice President and director General Dr. Avital Stein and congratulated her on the selection of the Technion, along with Cornell University, to build an applied science and engineering campus in NewContinue reading “Technion and Cornell to build campus in New York”

Israeli start-ups invited to bid for €32b EU fund

As reported in IVC: EU Seventh Framework Progamme for R&D grants are considered the cheapest money available for technology companies. At a time when it is hard for new technology companies to raise capital, they ought to remember one deep pocket that has money for Israeli companies: EU grant programs for technology R&D companies. The EUContinue reading “Israeli start-ups invited to bid for €32b EU fund”

IBM Haifa to assist Lithuania gov’t R&D center

As reported in IVC: Collaboration will combine Haifa’s know-how in advanced diagnostics and Lithuanian experience in clinical methodology. IBM’s R&D centers in Israel, Switzerland and the US will help the Lithuanian government set up an R&D center. The joint research partnership between IBM and the Lithuanian government will focus on healthcare, nanotechnology and IP management.Continue reading “IBM Haifa to assist Lithuania gov’t R&D center”

Akin to a Nobel Win

As reported in Israel 21C: Prof. Elon Lindenstrauss of the Einstein Institute of Mathematics at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem has become the first Israeli to receive the Fields Medal. Regarded as the equivalent of a Nobel Prize in mathematics, the award was bestowed on Lindenstrauss and three others by Indian President Shrimati Pratibha Devisingh PatilContinue reading “Akin to a Nobel Win”

Israeli Engineering College to Lead European Innovation Project

TEMPUS, a European Union program aimed at supporting higher education in neighboring countries, awarded Israel’s Sami Shamoon Academic College of Engineering (SCE) a 1 million Euro grant to teach innovation.  SCE will lead a group of 18 institutions and companies from both within and outside Israel, including Apple’s Israeli representative E-Digital, SIT, and the InterdisciplinaryContinue reading “Israeli Engineering College to Lead European Innovation Project”

Israel Offers Incentives to Launch Financial R&D Centers

In order to encourage large financial services companies and international banks to set up financial R&D centers in Israel, the Ministry of Finance and the Ministry of Industry, Trade, and Labor have established a special incentives program. The government will provide 40% of the plan’s total budget approved by the Office of the Chief ScientistContinue reading “Israel Offers Incentives to Launch Financial R&D Centers”

Israel Celebrates Groundbreaking Innovation in new IPC Brochure

International investors and innovation aficionados are invited to rejoice with the launching of a new publication celebrating Israel’s innovative success including a compilation of some of Israel’s most revolutionary technological breakthroughs across several industries, including in Cleantech, Agrotech, Life Sciences, IT, Communications, and Homeland Security. The new brochure, “Israel – Global Center for Breakthrough Innovation,”Continue reading “Israel Celebrates Groundbreaking Innovation in new IPC Brochure”

Amdocs and AT&T Launch Israeli Innovation Center

In a joint initiative, Amdocs, which develops billing and customer management relations solutions for telecommunications providers, and US telecommunications giant AT&T are setting up the Amdocs Innovations Center, which will enable Israeli companies to develop products and solutions with Amdocs for AT&T. The innovations center aims to foster collaboration with telephone, mobile phone and smartphoneContinue reading “Amdocs and AT&T Launch Israeli Innovation Center”


The Scientist magazine ranked the Weizmann Institute of Science as the second best scientific institution outside the US for which to work in its “Top 10 International Academic Institutions for 2010”, for the second consecutive year. The Hebrew University of Jerusalem was ranked fifth. Altogether, the Weizmann Institute has been ranked second three times, andContinue reading “WEIZMANN RANKED 2ND BEST ACADEMIC WORKPLACE IN WORLD”