Monthly Archives: July 2016

Top 10 fashion school

Israel’s Shenkar College of Engineering, Design and Art was ranked 9th in Fashionista.com’s annual survey of the world’s best fashion schools.  The survey gauged tuition costs, alumni success, student feedback, faculty quality, training, social life, career counseling and financial aid … Continue reading

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Keeping an eye on Uruguay

Israel’s Elbit Systems is to provide a Safe District project for the Maldonado District Administration in Uruguay. It includes a command and control system, plus over 1000 cameras and sensors, including vehicle traffic control, spanning 2000 sq. km across six … Continue reading

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Israel buys services on Israeli satellites

The State of Israel is paying $63 million over five years to Israel’s Spacecom Satellite Communications for communications services on its Amos satellites.  Israel has an option to extend the contract for another eight years at a cost of an … Continue reading

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US invests in Israeli emergency response

The Israel-U.S. Binational Industrial R&D (BIRD) Foundation is to invest $1.9 million in 2 new projects to foster advanced technologies for First Responders.  The program was established by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Israeli Ministry of … Continue reading

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How to get things moving

Movir is Israel’s first and only moving app.  Need to move one or multiple items from one location to another? Use Movir – it’s as easy as ordering a taxi. http://movir.com/  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H1RuTvk66f4

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Low cost way to move money to Israel

Joseph Sokol’s startup, OlehPay, is a payments website that enables users to inexpensively transfer dollars to Israeli shekel bank accounts.  It is free for debit cards and makes no charge to the recipient.  It claims to beat the rate consumers … Continue reading

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Italian energy company starts Tel Aviv hub

Italy’s Enel, a multinational energy producer, has opened the first and the largest innovation hub to be launched by an Italian company in Israel.  The hub will foster up to 20 startups in technologies from cyber security to big data, … Continue reading

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Ebay buys another Israeli startup

Ebay has made another Israeli investment, (see also here) acquiring SalesPredict, maker of technology that is able to track consumer behavior and preferences when shopping online.  Some of SalesPredict’s employees will move to eBay’s Israeli Development Center in Netanya. http://www.timesofisrael.com/ebay-to-buy-israels-salespredict-to-track-buyer-tastes/

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Sorek power plant begins operations

Israel’s Sorek desalination plant will produce cheaper water thanks to a new local ($200 million, 140MW) power plant fueled by natural gas from Israel’s Tamar gas fields.  The power plant will additionally fuel local factories. http://www.globes.co.il/en/article-sorek-power-plant-starts-operating-1001139055

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Drip irrigation to save mushroom industry

Israeli water specialist Netafim has developed Mushroom Master – the world’s first drip irrigation system for mushrooms.  It reduces reliance on expensive heavy peat casing soil to hold large amounts of water.  Underground irrigation also avoids bacterial infestation. http://www.israel21c.org/israeli-watering-system-offers-hope-to-troubled-mushroom-industry/

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