Zum Thema: Economy & Innovation

Twelve Israeli Cities Join Bloomberg Philanthropies Program

Twelve cities in Israel were chosen by Bloomberg to focus on city and cultural innovation. Acre, Ashdod, Bat Yam, and the southern region have been pinpointed as grounds for investment. With support of Bloomberg Philanthropies, and working together with the Interior Ministry and the Peres Center for Peace and Innovation, a team within the municipality… […]

Interning with Hi Tech Israeli Mentality

Coming from a culturally structured Switzerland, Benjamin Merzbacher was surprised once he landed an internship in Israel’s hi-tech, and highly adaptable, startup scene. Merzbacher had visited Israel with his family many times, yet was pulled to explore what life in Israel is actually like. More importantly, he wanted the inside scoop on how Israel was… […]

Start-Up Nation Struggles with Supply

 In Israel, 17% of tech startups focus on artificial intelligence, or AI. Of the Israeli investments made in 2018, AI companies received a bulk of it, or 37%, reports Start Up Nation Central. The concern is, what happens when humans invest more in artificial intelligence than in their own? In Israel, the knowledge gap is… […]

Central Bus Station Key to Urban Renewal 

With an increasing population and limited space, the Tel Aviv municipality is finally turning towards its heavily neglected south. The Tel Aviv-Jaffa Local Planning and Building Commission recently approved an urban development plan which will add 13,000 square meters of housing units, 153,000 square units of business space, and 33,500 square meters in public space,… […]

The Israeli Startup Leading the Blind

Inclusive innovation is going public, with some companies choosing to use technology to turn lives positively upside down. RightHear is an Israeli startup working together with the Tel Aviv Municipality, supported the creation of the first official blind-friendly street in Israel, and possibly the world, found on Ibn Gvirol in Tel Aviv. RightHear was recently… […]

Largest Conference on Antisemitism in Jerusalem

In its fifth year, and the largest planned gathering to date, President Reuven Rivlin announced that over 30 world leaders and counting, will gather in Jerusalem to focus on “Remembering the Holocaust, Fighting Anti-Semitism.” The event is set to take place in January 2020 at Yad Vashem. The conference will also coincide with the 75th… […]

Oil Company Fined NIS 100 Million

Just about five years ago on December 3, 2014, a pipeline burst leaking five million liters of oil along the border of Eilat and Jordan. The Eilat-Ashkelon Pipeline Company was doing routine work, and the result of the burst pipe is considered the worst ecological disaster in Israel and the largest oil spill to date.… […]

Social Success Often Depends on Parents

 A parents’ level of education seems to have a serious impact on their children’s path towards social success. A recent study was released from the Central Bureau of Statistics in Israel showing that Israelis born to under-educated parents are less likely to develop within the ranks of society. The report shows that people over 30… […]

Plastic Free is the Way to Be in Business

Big business is finally buying in to the fact that consumers care about the environment – and they should too. Big name companies are making changes to their internal processes to support more sustainable structures, and also, their consumer market. IKEA Israel has announced their removal of one-time plastic use items, in their store and… […]

Plastic Free is the Way to Be in Business

Big business is finally buying in to the fact that consumers care about the environment – and they should too. Big name companies are making changes to their internal processes to support more sustainable structures, and also, their consumer market. IKEA Israel has announced their removal of one-time plastic use items, in their store and… […]

NASA’S First All-Female Spacewalk Makes History

History was made when a team of 14 women from NASA launched and completed the first women-only spacewalking journey. The team of American women included one Jewish woman, Jessica Meir, whose father is Israeli. The journey comes 16 years after the death of Ilan Ramon, NASA’S first Israeli astronaut, who was on the Columbia mission… […]

NASA’S First All-Female Spacewalk Makes History

History was made when a team of 14 women from NASA launched and completed the first women-only spacewalking journey. The team of American women included one Jewish woman, Jessica Meir, whose father is Israeli. The journey comes 16 years after the death of Ilan Ramon, NASA’S first Israeli astronaut, who was on the Columbia mission… […]

Israel’s Inevitable Budget Issues

The Israeli economy is growing, and its deficit is too. With rising expenses on a second election, tax increases, socioeconomic handouts, and increasing municipal salaries, Israel’s GDP has increased to 4%, despite an expected increase of only 2.9%. With the unknown future of the prime minister and its splay of governmental parties in stalemate, Israel’s… […]

Israel’s Inevitable Budget Issues

The Israeli economy is growing, and its deficit is too. With rising expenses on a second election, tax increases, socioeconomic handouts, and increasing municipal salaries, Israel’s GDP has increased to 4%, despite an expected increase of only 2.9%. With the unknown future of the prime minister and its splay of governmental parties in stalemate, Israel’s… […]

Prehistoric Temple Found During Roadwork

The advantage of living in a history-rich land is that a new road can lead to an ancient discovery, though it’s also likely why roadwork takes years in Israel. In the most recent archaeological discovery, a 5,000 year-old city was uncovered in the northern spot, En Esur. Full pathways and stone walls were discovered, and… […]

Smart Car Security Emerges with Israeli Startup

With innovations in smart transportation comes a new approach to car safety and security. Enter UVeye, an innovative computer machine learning approach to easily and efficiently inspect cars for danger, inside and out. It started when Amir Hever entered a parking lot, and saw his undercarriage was being checked with a mirror taped to a… […]

Solar Energy Center Inaugurated in Israel

The Ashalim Solar Energy Center, situated in the Negev desert, has been inaugurated, and will begin to work commercially to supply solar energy power to about 70,000 homes in Israel. The 988-acre plant is the size of Petach Tikva, or about 400 soccer fields. The large desert expanse is made up of 16,000 parabolic troughs… […]

Mindful Food Apps Hope to Change Consumption Mindset

About 2.5 million tons of food is wasted in Israel annually. While only half is considered rescuable, its value sits at about $2 billion dollars. With a clear gap in the market and a socio-economic need for change, a pair of cousins Elie Fischer and Laetitia Jessner were inspired to launch SpareEat. The Israeli developed… […]

Harnessing Sea Waves for Clean Energy

The latest Israeli innovation utilizes the power of the sea to create clean energy. With a growing need for clean energy, a number of Israeli startups are tackling how to sustainably make it happen. One company, called Eco Wave Power Ltd., is seeing success by placing their floater devices on platforms, ports and piers, where… […]

Robot Roams Israeli Supermarkets

A robot is roaming Israel’s largest supermarket chain, and its eyes are set on coffee and chips, two examples of items in high demand. Built by Trax and named Yigal, the robot was built in cooperation with Shufersal to review and restock inventory, especially for items with daily high turnover rates. The robot analyzes real… […]