Israel’s Zooz Power (see previously) has won the New York-Israel Smart Energy Innovation Challenge. Zooz will use the $1 million prize to help New York integrate fast-charging battery capabilities and eventually phase out gas-powered vehicles.
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Israel’s Winn.AI offers a real-time AI assistant that unobtrusively monitors sales calls and captures key data so salespeople don't need to take notes or manually update the system. (See also Israel’s )
The Israel Airports Authority said it will aim to reduce noise and air pollution at Ben Gurion Airport by banning 4-engine civilian aircraft, including Boeing 747s and other jumbo jets, starting next year. It will only affect cargo planes, as no 4-engine passenger planes fly to Israel.
Israel is finally getting its first grab-and-go, checkout-free grocery store at Israel’s Shufersal on Mendele Street in Tel Aviv, using technology from Israel’s Trigo (see previously). Trigo’s systems are already powering stores in the UK, US, Germany, and the Netherlands.
As the Covid-19 pandemic crisis recedes, a huge number of Israeli startups have fulfilled their plans to expand to New York City. The interactive platform Israeli Mapped in NY now lists 400 Israeli startups operating in the Big Apple. See also details of the conference Mind the Tech NY (14-15 Sep).
Delegates at the Tel Aviv conference for UAE-Israel trade expressed their amazement at how far trade relations had come in the two years since the signing of the Abraham Accords. There are now 72 weekly flights between the two countries.
From Sep 18, selected employees of Israeli supermarket Rami Levi will be able to order their shopping for aerial delivery. The supermarket is using drones from Israel’s Cando, which plans 60 flights a day during the five-day trial. A full drone delivery service is targeted for 2024.
Israel’s Pronat is a specialist supplier of components for high value electronics including medical equipment and UAVs (drones). A recent Pronat project is for eco-friendly medical digital skin patches. In November, Pronat will be exhibiting at two shows in Dusseldorf and another in Munich.
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