Monthly Archives: January 2017

Israeli crime-busting software sells big in USA

Israel’s Cellebrite has sold its phone and computer forensic software to police agencies in at least 20 US states.  Revenue from the sales exceeds $4 million including $2 million from the FBI alone. http://motherboard.vice.com/read/us-state-police-have-spent-millions-on-israeli-phone-cracking-tech-cellebrite

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Formula 1 team adopts Israeli 3D printing

Israeli 3D printing company Stratasys is now the official supplier to the McLaren-Honda Formula 1 racing team. Stratasys will supply McLaren Racing with its latest 3D printing solutions and cutting-edge materials for visual and functional prototyping, and production tooling. http://www.globes.co.il/en/article-stratasys-teams-with-mclaren-racing-1001173473

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Buy for Good

Israeli startup Buy for Good only sells products produced in vocational training centers that offer rehabilitation and employment opportunities for people with disabilities and from underprivileged communities. Soaps, tea, dolls, Judaica items etc. are sold via the website and shipped … Continue reading

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Learn to innovate in Israel

Israel has the greatest number of startups per capita in the world, prompting entrepreneurship courses at universities and colleges throughout the country. Ben Gurion University, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, the Technion, the IDC and ORT all aim to combine … Continue reading

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Internet support for peripheral firms

Israeli website builder Wix.com, Google and the nonprofit Atidim are helping 10,000 businesses far from Israel’s financial center to set up websites, and use social media platforms.  The Digital Starter project is supported by the Israeli government and some 250 … Continue reading

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Economic indicator soars upwards

I often report the monthly increase in Israel’s Composite State of the Economy (CSE) indicator.  It usually rises by 0.2 – 0.3% but in December it shot up by 0.45%. Factors include higher consumer spending, increased industrial production and more … Continue reading

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Going to the Moon

Israel’s SpaceIL is one of only five teams (out of 33 starters) to reach the final of the Google Lunar XPrize competition, which will award $20 million to the first private team to land a vehicle safely on the surface … Continue reading

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Renault-Nissan to launch Israeli R&D center

The Renault-Nissan Alliance is to establish an independent Technology Innovation Center in Israel.  The information was revealed at the Cars 2017 conference in Tel Aviv.  Renault-Nissan is the latest carmaker looking to exploit Israel’s leading smart car capabilities. http://www.globes.co.il/en/article-renault-nissan-to-launch-israel-rd-operations-1001173582

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Burundi solar field breaks ground

I reported previously (Apr 2015) on the plan by Israel’s Gigawatt Global to build a 7.5 MW solar field in Burundi, East Africa. The $14 million project has now broken ground with a ceremony attended by about 2,500 government officials, … Continue reading

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A system that can evaluate the truth

Israel’s Rootclaim has launched a crowdsourced analysis platform that navigates a sea of evidence and half-truths to arrive at the most likely hypothesis.  What happened to flight MH370?  Does the MMR vaccine cause autism?  Find the (likely) answer on this … Continue reading

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