Hadasit launches Jewish-Arab Biomed incubator in Galilee

November 14, 2011 at 8:12 am | Posted in Investment, Israel, Life sciences, Medical Devices, R&D | Leave a comment

Hadasit, the Technology Transfer Company of Hadassah Medical Organization, has launched Ways, an incubator for joint Jewish-Arab biomed ventures in the Galilee. In addition to an initial 7.5 million shekel investment by Hadasit, several million dollars have been pledged to Ways from social organizations as well. Ways will invest $500,000 in 12 projects each, which will be matched by the Office of the Chief Scientist.

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Civilian R&D Spending Up in 2010

September 20, 2011 at 5:25 pm | Posted in Investment, Israel, R&D | Leave a comment
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Israel’s total spending on civilian research and development totaled 35.8 billion shekels (about $10 billion) in 2010 and made up 4.4% of the gross domestic product. The country’s spending on civilian R&D rose by 1.2% in 2010, following a 3.4% drop in 2009 when the global financial crisis weighed on investments. R&D had increased 3.8% in 2008.

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Israel Start Up – Illinois learns from Israel

June 15, 2011 at 11:29 am | Posted in ICT, Investment, Israel, Life sciences, Medical Devices, Pharmaceuticals, R&D, Renewable energy, software, Start-ups, Telecommunication, Trade, Water | Leave a comment
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The Academy for Entrepreneurial Leadership traveled to Israel in March 2011 to experience and document Israel’s amazing start-up community. They met with various start-up companies, incubator programs, and venture capitalists to discover what makes Israel, an incredibly tiny country, so successful when it comes to new venture creation. they hope to apply what we have learned to inspire and enhance the start-up community in Illinois. This documentary feature was premiered at the Start-up Illinois Dinner on May 19th, 2011: Open link.

Thanks  to my colleague, Mr. Yariv Becher, Israel’s Trade Attache to the Mid-West, based in Chicago, USA, for sharing this link with me.

Israel’s Technion Ranked 38th among World’s Top Tech Universities

August 31, 2010 at 7:33 am | Posted in Israel, R&D | Leave a comment
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Technion leads almost all European engineering-technology universities in the rankings.

According to Shanghai Jiao Tong University’s annual rankings, The Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, was ranked 38th among the world’s top universities in technology in 2010, advancing two spots since 2009.

Among the main criteria determining the rankings are the number and quality of scientific publications, as well as the number of leading researchers in the university’s field of specialization.

Some 2,000 universities are analyzed each year, and 1,000 enter the ranking

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