Zum Thema: Innovation

Druze in Israel Excel in Medical Field

Making up only 2% of the Arabs in Israel, the Druze of Israel are known for their hospitality, their close-knit culture, and perhaps soon, their contribution within the medical field. Many serve in the Israel Defense Forces, which may serve as a starting point to advance within Israeli society.  One of the biggest Druze inspirations… […]

10 African Ambassadors Receive Israeli Air Filter System

As Israel continues to tackle, and hopefully overcome, COVID-19, other countries are still struggling to contain the deadly virus. In a recent gathering, the founders of Aura Air, a cutting-edge air purifying system, presented their product for use to various African ambassadors, from Ethiopia, Nigeria, Ghana, Rwanda, Angola, Cameroon, Democratic Republic of Congo, Equatorial Guinea,… […]

Guardian App Attempts to Offer Women Safety in Public Spaces

Instead of the standard “key between the fingers” or readily gripping pepper spray in your purse, a new app was invented in attempts to create a safety network for women who feel scared in urban public spaces. With one in three women assaulted, this app is more needed than ever. Launched in Tel Aviv in… […]

First Digital Bank Branch Set to Launch in Q3

Industries are being turned on their sides due to digital, yet banking hasn’t seen much out of the box – until the First Digital Bank. Founded by Professor Amnon Shashua, who played a founding role in the Mobileye self-driving car revolution, the First Digital Bank hopes to be a disruptor in the centuries-old industry. CEO… […]

Game-changing Medical Advancements Through Corona

With such laser focus on coronavirus for the last year, it’s easy for the other remarkable medical advancements to fall between the cracks. Yet ever steadily, the medical scene in Israel is serving its doctors and patients in innovative and integral ways.  Only recently, Dr. Yaron Baroc, director of the Heart and Lung Transplant and… […]

Early-Stage Arab Startups Receive Israeli Network Support

On a mission to “grow early-stage Arab-led startups into multimillion-dollar companies,” The Hybrid program supports eight startups per year to make the “startup investable” as soon as possible.  For the early-stage Arab entrepreneurs who are most certainly underrepresented in the startup world, there is a deep need for access to these resources, knowledge, and network.… […]

Israeli Fashion Week Gets Sustainable

Fashion is a highly creative commerce industry, yet the more abundance in design breeds more unsustainability within the industry. For the first time ever, Israeli Fashion Week will spotlight designers who focus on sustainable manufacturing and production processes. Forty of the top designers who have on-demand production cycles, use recycled textiles, and have a sustainable… […]

Israeli Researchers in Top 2%; Stanford University Study

In a recent study by Stanford University, some 160,000 researchers spanning 149 countries were ranked in a peer-review scientific journal PLOS Biology. Tel Aviv University researchers, 333 of them, were ranked in the top 2% of the list, which included 22 scientific disciplines and 176 sub-disciplines. Rankings were based on impact, publications, and citations. About… […]

Tech Hackathon Winners Create Easier Way to Learn Hebrew

One hundred engineering and business students from Jerusalem College of Technology gathered for a 48-hour virtual hackathon, running for its fifth consecutive year. Hosted by the LevTech Entrepreneurship Center, the event ran online for the first time, and while there was a concern, it did not deplete from the spirit and energy of the Great… […]

Vertical Urban Farming on the Market

A new trend is growing, and it serves the intersection of sustainability, sales, and supermarket consumers. After a successful trial period with Israel’s largest supermarket Rami Levy, Israeli startup Vertical Field has entered a long-term partnership and will expand its “living walls” to more supermarkets in the chain. Vertical Field, founded in Ra’anana in 2006,… […]

ReMilk Reimagines Dairy Products – Raises $11.3 million

Imagine having a glass of dairy milk without needing a cow. Remilk is reimagining dairy products and how they are produced. The Israeli company recently raised $11.3 million dollars in their first investment round and speaks to the rising market for plant and animal alternatives. The team has uncovered a way to use only 5%… […]

Women’s Health Innovation at Sheba Medical Center

A new center for FemTech has opened in hopes of changing the clinical paradigms around women’s health. Situated in Ramat Gan’s Sheba Medical Center, the Women’s Health Innovation Center has been operating since July within the ARC, or Accelerate Redesign Collaborate Design Center. The director of the new center, Dr. Avi Tsur, is overseeing about… […]

Second Israeli Astronaut Will Head to Space

Eytan Stibbe, a former flight pilot, is planning his journey to space as the second Israeli astronaut. The 62-year-old Israeli is set to launch on a mission with the International Space Station at the end of 2021. The launch will take off from Florida, and upcoming training will also take him to Russia and Germany.… […]

Plant Fiber is the New Plastic

For people who want to ‘go green,’ packaging companies make it nearly impossible. Supermarket shelves are filled with plastics, and the majority of plastic pollution can be attributed to the increase in packaging. Plastic packaging is known to extend the shelf life of food, including meats and vegetables, yet there is a new material on… […]

Tel Aviv University Building Satellite for Space

In the era of “new space”, civilians, professors, and students can send satellites into the galaxy. For the past two years, a sector of the Tel Aviv University has been building such a satellite, dubbed TAU-SAT1. About the size of a shoebox, the device is built to collect data and measure cosmic radiation from the… […]

A Life-Saving App for Distracted Drivers               

Over three thousand five hundred people die every year because of texting while driving. Distracted driving has become the number one reason why roads are unsafe, especially with the rise of unhealthy phone habits and addiction. A Globes report states that 25% of accidents are caused by using cell phones, and about 1.6 million accidents… […]

This Israeli Robot Picks Fruit  

At least 10% of fruit rots on trees because there aren’t enough people to pick it. For farmers who work year-round on their fields, harvest season often requires not only the need to pick fruit quickly for minimal waste, but also to hire workers, provide housing and insurance, healthcare, and transportation, making for an extra… […]

When Theaters Close, Creativity Opens

As Israel begins to open up after the second wave lockdown, humans are itching for connection, creativity, and community. When Nimrod Danishman discovered that his play, which had already been on stage in Israel and the United States, needed to be canceled, he decided to create a new category of theater; one that moved the… […]

Jerusalem Will Build to 50 Floors

In a controversial move, Jerusalem, a city steeped in history, tradition and ancient culture, is turning a new leaf. Despite being loved for its low Old City skyline, the municipality has recently approved a series of new high rises. Once upon a time the city was allowed only to build up to 8 stories, slowly… […]

Drone Delivery Service is Medical Game Changer

Working in the Israeli Airspace Industries, Eyal Regev’s imagination began to fly. In 2006, when the first drone entered the sphere, Regev wondered, what if this new toy could be as powerful as an aircraft? It took him a few years, yet Regev co-founded Gadfin, an Israeli startup that has developed a way to connect… […]