Of the 6,800+ patent applications submitted to the Israel Patent Office in 2017, Facebook leads with 94 requests. • The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Tel Aviv University and the Technion [Israel’s Institute of Technology], top the list of applications by Israeli institutions.
By Ariel Whitman
A total of 6,805 patent applications were submitted in Israel in 2017, the Israel Patent Office said on Tuesday.
Social media giant Facebook submitted the largest number of applications, 94, followed by cigarette maker Philip Morris (82), agricultural chemicals company Dow AgroSciences (69) and U.S. defense contractor Raytheon Company (60).
Medical student conducting research – Photo: Tel Aviv University’s Sackler School of Medicine
The technological arms of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Tel Aviv University and the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology topped the list of Israeli corporations that applied for patent registrations. Continue Reading »
Israel’s first knee implant, recently performed as part of clinical trials at Hadassah Medical Center in Jerusalem, was the product of Israeli startup Cartiheal and researchers at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. – Watch video report
The team believe they have found a solution to moderate damage done to the knee, with their unique implant that grows both bone and cartilage.
Headquartered in Herzliya, the Israeli pharmaceutical received the go-ahead from the FDA to commence advanced trials in the U.S. on its long-lasting pain-killer, confidant it will replace the commonly used and highly addictive opiate-based medicines.
JERUSALEM – Israeli pharmaceuticals company PainReform has received approval from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to begin late-stage clinical studies for a pain relief drug that is a departure from opiate-based narcotics, it said on Tuesday.
Many patients today dealing with pain after surgery are prescribed opioids, which can be highly addictive and are at the heart of a costly health crisis in the United States. Continue Reading »
Defense minister praises science fiction-type system that “dramatically changed” Israel’s security. • ”These developments give the IDF its technological and operational advantage and make an entire nation safer. Thanks to you, Israel is a superpower in the field of defense technology.”
By Israel Hayom Staff
The military team responsible for developing the breakthrough technology used to detect and destroy terror tunnels under Israel’s borders was awarded the 2018 Israel Defense Prize on Tuesday.
This award is the defense establishment’s highest honor. Created in 1958, it recognizes projects and activities that have made significant operational and technological contributions to national security and the defense of the State of Israel.
After its detection, the IDF drills hole into underground Hamas terror-tunnel entering Israel from Gaza in preparation of rendering it useless.
Phinergy drives their car by metal, air, and water, with the developers wanting the cost of their aluminum-air batteries to have a price equal to or less than gas, with their ultimate goal of being 100% petroleum free and with zero emission. – WATCH VIDEO
Phinergy is an Israeli start-up company, partnered with the aluminum giant Alcoa, specializing in hybrid lithium-ion and aluminum-air/zinc-air battery systems for electric vehicles.
The company was founded in 2008 by Aviv Tzidon of Tel Aviv, who also acts as the CEO of the company, based on technology originating at Bar Ilan University.
Phinergy has patented a “nano-porous silver-based catalyst”, which allows oxygen into the electrode and the cell while at the same time blocking carbon dioxide. Continue Reading »
NASA plans to use Israeli firm’s StemRad’s upper-body vest, that protects vital organs, bone marrow & tissues that are especially sensitive to radiation, in future manned missions to space.
By Tofi Stoler
The Israel Space Agency (ISA) announced on Tuesday that it is entering an agreement with NASA to test a radiation suit manufactured by Israeli company StemRad Ltd. during a deep space mission. The agreement is scheduled to be signed at the 34th Space Symposium in Colorado later that day.
StemRad’s anti-radiation vest. – Photo: PR
Dubbed AstroRad, the vest-like suit, first adapted for female astronauts, protects vital body organs and tissues which are especially sensitive to radiation damage such as lungs, bone marrow, the large intestine, the chest and the ovaries, the agency said in a statement. Continue Reading »
While 18 yr-old westerners are enjoying collage life, their Israeli counterparts embark on life-threatening operations behind enemy lines as IDF soldiers, fighting a war almost every decade, which sharpens their minds to be creative and come up with innovative weapons & ways to survive.
By Yaakov Katz
In 1950, just two years after the state of Israel was founded, the country’s first commercial delegation set off for South America.
Israel desperately needed trading partners. Unlike its Arab adversaries, Israel did not have natural resources to fund its economy. There was no oil or minerals. Nothing.
The delegation held a couple of meetings but was mostly met with laughs. Continue Reading »
In light of UNESCO’s overtly anti-Israel character, Jerusalem has decided not to attend the 2017 Life Sciences ceremony, awarding this year’s prize to the Israeli research center, which is part of the Agriculture Ministry. • “The prize awarded to the Volcani Institute will not serve as a fig leaf to legitimize the political resolutions of this organization, which harm the State of Israel,” commented an Israeli gov’t official.
By Itamar Eichner
The United Nations Education, Science and Culture Organization (UNESCO) has chosen to honor the Israeli Volcani Institute, but the Israeli government has decided to snub the event.
Minister of Education Naftali Bennett and Minister of Agriculture Uri Ariel have decided, in conjunction with the Prime Minister’s Office, that the institute would not accept the prize as part of steps Israel is taking against UNESCO for its anti-Israel resolutions. Continue Reading »
A first for the UN body to award Israel’s Agricultural Research Organization Volcani Center the life sciences award. • Volcani Center director said, This is a ‘great achievement for the state and underscores our contribution not just to science but to international cooperation for ensuring food security for future generations.’
By Danielle Roth-Avneri
The Agricultural Research Organization Volcani Center, a government-run institute in central Israel known for its groundbreaking discoveries, is among the three winners of the UNESCO Equatorial Guinea International Prize for Research in the Life Sciences for 2017.
The Mossad has called on entrepreneurs and innovators to develop new technologies for Israel’s intelligence agency in cutting edge fields such as energy harvesting, data encryption, and automated identification technologies.
Israel’s Security and Intelligence agency, Mossad, has announced that it will set up a fund to invest in technological innovation, the agency said in a press released on Tuesday.
An initial investment of 10,000,000 shekels (nearly three million dollars) will fund research and development programs of Israeli start-ups to develop new technologies for the intelligence agency.
According to the press release, the fund known as Libertad, is intended to “provide innovative capability for maintaining and developing the Mossad’s technological superiority by connecting to civilian cutting-edge technological startup companies.”
The intelligence agency has called on entrepreneurs and innovators in cutting edge fields such as robotic technologies, energy harvesting, data encryption, automated identification technologies, and machine learning. Continue Reading »
To feed the expanding world population, Hebrew University of Jerusalem researchers are developing the technology to generate growth enhancers for farmed fish.
Arutz Sheva Staff
As the world faces a projected population increase from today’s 7.5 billion people to 9 billion people by 2050, the demand for sustainable food sources is on the rise. The answer to this looming dilemma may well reside within the booming field of aquaculture. While wild fisheries have been on the decline for the last 20 years, aquaculture, or fish farming, is the fastest growing food-producing sector in the world, and will play an increasingly vital role in our planet’s food resources in the years to come. Continue Reading »
The annual 2-day Fresh Agro-Mashov International Agriculture Exhibition in Tel Aviv, one of the biggest int’l expos of its kind in the world, is featuring new produce varieties and an innovative photo-based mobile app that gauges the freshness of fruits & veggies.
By Danielle Roth-Avneri
Israel is slated to host the 2017 Fresh Agro-Mashov International Agriculture Exhibition this week, one of the biggest international expos of its kind in the world.
The AclaroMeter mobile application analyzes the quality and freshness of produce based on photos – Photo: Courtesy of AclarTech
The two-day convention, which will be held on June 27-28 at the Tel Aviv Convention Center, was organized by the Mashov Company, a 26-year veteran in organizing international exhibitions focused on agriculture, gardening and water, infrastructure and environmental technology. Continue Reading »
Israel continues to lead the UN’s Global Innovation Index in North Africa and Western Asia category for 7th consecutive yea, ranking 17th overall in the high-income countries group. • Ranking reflects results in human capital & research, market & business sophistication, and of course, technology production.
By Yair Altman and Israel Hayom Staff
Israel continues to cement its status as a leader of global innovation, the U.N.’s Global Innovation Index for 2017 has found.
The Global Innovation Index surveys 130 economies, gauging standards from patent filings to education spending, with aim of providing policy makers with a comprehensive view of innovative activity that increasingly drives economic and social growth. Continue Reading »
With weaponized drones bringing a whole new assortment of security threats, several companies at the Israel Defense Exhibition in Tel Aviv this week, showcased the latest technology in neutralization and interception of the devices.
ORAD, an Israeli company based in Holon, presented the latest version of its DROM Drone Defense System, which it says can detect approaching drones at more than 3.5 kilometers away and take over the unmanned aerial vehicle, or UAV’s, piloting abilities, neutralize them and land them far from the operator. Continue Reading »
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