Israel Technology

Israel Solar Energy
December 24 2015

Israel becoming a leader in solar energy use and technologies

Energy based off of non-renewable resources is a huge problem. Not only does it pollute the air with carbon dioxide and other emissions, it is also not a renewable resource. Luckily we can use energy from renewable sources, such as wind and solar energy. Not so luckily it's fairly expensive to do so...or at least it was until Utilight, a six-year old Israel start-up, came around.

Freightos Quicargo Shipping Truck
December 08 2015

Israeli Startups Quicargo & Freightos Creating Uber Like Services for Cargo Shipping

As much as the trucking industry is both helpful and necessary, it's also an enormous pain in the neck. Trucks, which are often empty or not filled to optimum capacity, cause traffic congestion, air pollution and can be a waste of manpower and time. Not only that, but in Europe alone, inefficiency has been estimated to have cost 160 billion Euro. What if we could change something with the trucking industry that not only lowers air pollution and traffic congestion, but also makes transporting goods more efficient and cost-effective? Well it turns out we can.

Sleep ASAP Sleep app
November 24 2015

New app aims to help users get to sleep ASAP using the power of crowdsourcing

Sleep is extremely important. Without it we have a lot of trouble functioning. Sleep is often passed over when thinking about one's health. “So I don't get 9 hours of sleep every night, what's the big deal?” The big deal is sleep deprivation, which can be a lot more harmful than a little yawning or possibly decreased performance at work. The National Department of Transportation estimates that drowsy driving has lead to 1550 fatalities and 40000 injuries in the USA. As you can see, sleep deprivation is not just an annoyance; it's a danger.

Reporty emergency response terrorism app
November 10 2015

Emergency apps are helping Israelis stay safe during wave of terrorism

With the onslaught of recent terror attacks in Israel, it's been hard to feel safe. The person next to you at the bus stop may be hiding a knife in their pocket. Any car on the road may swerve and attempt to ram into you. These attacks are nearly impossible to prevent, as many of them are lone wolf attacks. While technology may not be able to completely prevent these attacks, it may be able to help with the response. Two Israeli startups are helping Israelis get a quicker and more effective response from emergency services.

Israel Cleantech
July 07 2014

Israel comes first in Cleantech Innovation Index 2014

The Cleantech Group, a Swedish-based international monitor, recently published the results of a study ranking countries by the innovation in their cleantech sector. The study placed Israel first in the world, above Finland, the United States, Sweden and Norway.

Israel Jellyfish
July 03 2014

Israeli technology turns jellyfish into diapers

A new bio-nanotech startup called Cine’al is using research from Tel Aviv University to use hyper-absorbent biomass from jellyfish into a material known as ‘hydromash’, with similar properties to paper towels and absorbent wipes.