Zum Thema: Innovation

Israeli Post Office Goes Private

My mom called me on my 35th birthday, excited. “Did you get my card?” she asked expectantly. “Not yet,” I responded, though she proceeded to tell me that she went to the post office at the beginning of the week to send it specially. She lives two hours North of my mailbox, so you’d think… […]

Tel Aviv Gets a Ferry?

As light rail construction ensues until its alleged end date in 2022, all roads leading to Tel Aviv continue to grow in traffic congestion – though a new and quite creative solution was proposed – a ferry system. The idea was sourced by Miri Regev, the newly appointed Transportation Minister, who asked for solutions in… […]

Artificial Intelligence Saves the Beehives

Each year, about 40% of beehives collapse, causing millions of bees to die. Compared to a 3% mortality rate at its lowest, today, decades later, the bee mortality rate stands at 35%. Most of the hive collapse happens on commercial bee farms, where there is less manpower and expertise in how to mindfully manage a… […]

Taking Solar Energy to the Next Level

What if energy production was not only climate-friendly but also supported flourishing agriculture in the desert? Ralph Steigrad is trying to get Swiss and Israelis around a table for a pilot project to make it happen. As so often in life, the idea was inspired by a discussion. Ralph Steigrad was still living in Australia at… […]

WEF Lists 6 Israeli Companies as Tech Pioneers

In their 20th year of honoring Technology Pioneers, the World Economic Forum (WEF) has included 6 Israeli companies in their list of top 100 tech-based future-focused businesses of 2020. The WEF meets every January in Switzerland, to engage “the world’s top leaders in collaborative activities to shape the global, regional, and industry agendas at the… […]

Google Links Underwater Cable Project in Israel

Israel is connected to the worldwide web with three underwater internet cables, run by Bezeq, Telecom Italia, and Tamares Telecom. The cables connect Israel to the greater broadband network, essentially ensuring that Israel has an accessible internet connection. Each cable is built to last about 30 years, and there is about a decade of time… […]

Isolated Citizens Join Together

With about 75,000 citizens in quarantine, and the rest under lockdown, there has been an overload of new online communities popping up. Due to social distancing, being social these days means tuning in to the dozens of online classes, livestreams, zoom meetings, and other scroll-worthy offerings. One Israeli group which translated “Isolated”, with its admin… […]

Israel Leads Industrial Revolution Forward

Dubbed Industry 4.0, Israel is supporting the advancement of the fourth industrial revolution, according to the Israel Innovation Authority. A country known for its global contribution to research and development, cybersecurity, green tech, smart transport, and more, is naturally positioning itself at the top of the driving forces of the next industrial revolution, which is… […]

Moovit Drives Public Transit Forward in 100 Countries

The popular Israeli transit app, Moovit, is expanding globally, and will now serve over 720 million users in over 100 countries in 6 continents. The app, which launched in 2011, allows for individuals to see real time public transport updates, and navigate their way around cities based on the various public transport choices. While the… […]

Israeli Agriculture Is Top of the Field

Professor Dani Zamir of Hebrew University is being awarded with the Israel Prize for his research on genetic cultivation and improving plant life. The award is given annually by the Education Ministry for scholars who are contributing valuable research to the fields of agriculture and environmental science. Zamir has been teaching genetics at Hebrew University… […]

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… […]

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… […]

Students Win Award for Bee-Free Honey

One team of Israeli students has won the gold medal for their efforts to produce honey, without bees. The team from the Technion Institute of Technology entered the iGEM competition, or International Genetically Engineered Machine, which takes place in Boston where 300 teams took part. The competition takes place annually since 2004, and it is… […]

Scooters and Bikes Need License Plates

With the new age of mobility comes new need for safety, and so, new regulations. The Tel Aviv municipality is now requiring that all mobile vehicle companies, including e-scooters and bicycles, add license plates on each of their vehicles. Companies have until December 15 to instate the plates. They aim for riders to be more… […]

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… […]

How One Skill is Changing Bedouin Women’s Lives

Who knew crochet as a craft could change lives? One Israeli woman and a high scale industrial designing firm, for certain. Inspired by Shula Zaks, a social entrepreneur, philanthropist and strategic business woman, dozens of marginalized, unemployed women in Israel and around the world are employed by The Iota Project. The Iota Project is a… […]

How One Skill is Changing Bedouin Women’s Lives

Who knew crochet as a craft could change lives? One Israeli woman and a high scale industrial designing firm, for certain. Inspired by Shula Zaks, a social entrepreneur, philanthropist and strategic business woman, dozens of marginalized, unemployed women in Israel and around the world are employed by The Iota Project. The Iota Project is a… […]

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… […]