For your eyes only – the world’s first AR laptop
Israel’s Sightful has revealed its revolutionary new Spacetop laptop with no physical screen. It comes with augmented reality (AR) glasses, almost the size of regular eyeglasses. For spectacle wearers, they are manufactured with lenses tailored to the user’s prescription.
Israeli agriculture can feed the world
Tel Aviv University scientists have made a technical breakthrough that can massively improve the yields of crops and their resistance to drought, disease, and pests. Their research promises to reveal the previously hidden role of families of genes that make up 80% of the genome of plants.
Disaster response systems for Asia
Israel’s Gilat Satellite Networks (see previously) is to provide VSATs for an advanced disaster response network in Asia. It will enable voice services, video feeds, multicasts, emergency alerts, mobility services, and more, for governments, individuals and first responders.
Elbit Systems (see previously) will provide aerial firefighting services until 2031 to Israel’s Ministry of National Security through a fleet of 14 aircraft. The squadron will be operated under the guidance of the Israeli Police in coordination with the Fire and Rescue Authority.
NIS 1 billion for solar projects
Israel’s Doral Energy (see previously) has signed a financial agreement to fund Israel’s largest portfolio of solar-integrated storage projects. The lenders' consortium led by Mizrahi Bank will provide financing of over NIS 1 billion. Doral will connect its network to Israel’s electricity grid.
Global InfoSec Award
Israel’s Backslash Security (see previously) won “Editor’s Choice for Application Security” in the 11th Annual Global InfoSec Awards in San Francisco. Backslash also won the Cyber Top Innovations award, presented by Enterprise Security Tech.
The Volcani agriculture center
Israel’s Volcani Center Agricultural Research Organization, the brainchild of, Yitzhak Elazari Wilkanski, has helped turn Israel into one of the world’s champions for agricultural innovation. Today it encompasses Animal and Plant sciences, Soil, water & environment, Agri-engineering, & Postharvest.
Igniting deep tech
Intel has selected 10 more Israeli startups for its 8th Ignite accelerator cohort, covering tech areas of AI/ML, cybersecurity, hardware, and Web 3.0. They are Akooda, Hossted, InsidePacket, , Pelanor, Phononics, PVML, Speedb, Tweed, and VOCAI.
Futuristic Israeli transportation
Mobility 360 is the theme for the 11th annual EcoMotion Week (May 22 – 24) at Expo TLV. It is where the smart mobility sector intersects with the development of smart cities, transportation, connectivity, automobiles, infrastructure, logistics, supply chain and much more.
Israel Space Week
The first Israeli mission to the Moon ended in a crash landing. But the new generation of Moon landers for SpaceIL’s Beresheet 2 is inspiring a new generation of Israelis.