Free tech training for new immigrants

Jewish Agency-founded nonprofit academy Israel Tech Challenge (ITC.tech) is partnering the Aliya Ministry to offer fully subsidized Front-end Web Development and Data Analytics training that will grant eligible Olim (new immigrants) entry into Israel’s lucrative high-tech industry.

Put yourself in the movie

Computer vision technology from Israel’s D-ID has been used to promote the new movie “Reminiscence”. Anyone can upload still photos of themselves, which are then animated and inserted into the movie trailer, for sharing with others.

Foodtech center opens in the Galilee

The Margalit Startup City Galil (see previously) has now opened in Kiryat Shmona. It will address the burning problems of the world, including hunger, drought, and a shortage of healthy food. It aims to create 30,000 tech jobs, plus 70,000 ancillary positions.

Israel’s first medicine & science museum

Technoda in Hadera is the first of its kind medicine and science museum in Israel and one of the biggest in the world. Its theme “Diving into the Human Body” includes 120 exhibits on anatomy, physiology, diagnosis and pathology, treatment and advanced technologies.

One million Israelis use Rumble to stay fit

Nearly a million Israelis have downloaded the Rumble app from Israelis UVTAL Health (see previously). Rumble converts your steps into virtual tokens that can buy fruit, shoes or even personal training sessions. Next is the US where 61% gained weight during lockdowns.

Aquatic drone helps to save lives

The Tiberias division of Israeli emergency organization United Hatzalah has taken delivery of its new aquatic drone. It will be used to drop life preservers into Lake Kinneret (Sea of Galilee) to help save victims who are drowning. It is water-resistant and includes a thermal imaging camera.

Carob – a super crop from the Bible

Israel’s CarobWay is cultivating and marketing the carob fruit - mentioned in the Bible and Talmud. The super-nutritious, highly sustainable food crop is in high demand and short supply. It grows on non-arable land, in desert climates and requires little irrigation or human labor.

Israeli startup alerts Microsoft to critical flaw

Israel’s Wiz (see previously), led by former Microsoft employees, discovered an “unprecedented critical vulnerability” in Microsoft’s Azure cloud platform. It notified Microsoft, who paid Wiz a bounty for the discovery and said it immediately fixed the problem.

Intel’s new Israeli chips

Intel has previewed its 12th-generation Intel Core processors, based on a hybrid architecture for PC users, code-named Alder Lake, and designed chiefly in Israel. With Intel’s Thread Director technology, they enable the upcoming Windows 11 operating system to better manage PC tasks and workloads.

A sports car in the sky

Israeli startup Air is developing an electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) vehicle. While other companies are building air taxis, Air’s self-driving “drive the sky” personal alternative offers a sporty but sustainable way to get to any destination. More details in the fall (autumn).