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.
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.
The Israeli-based noise-reducing technology start-up, Silentium, recently raised $10 million in a round of funding, enabled by an unidentified Russian investment bank.
How will the world cope with 10 billion mouths to feed by 2050? How can the same amount of food be produced in the next 40 years as in the last 8,000 years, on less agricultural land? How can malnutrition, which now causes more deaths than malaria, tuberculosis and AIDS combined, be prevented? These are the questions which are starting to trouble policy makers around the world, and technological solutions are being eagerly sought. A number of Israeli companies are tackling the problem of food production from different angles.
One of the companies looking to benefit from the various contracts and tenders surrounding the games is Nice Systems, a dual Israeli-American company, specializing in security software and management.
Sensibo, a new Tel Aviv based technology startup company, is set to revolutionize the way we interact with air conditioners.
While Israel is well known for the innovative technological start-ups continually rolling out new software and mobile applications, the Israeli government is now launching a helpful smartphone app for Israeli citizens involved in accidents.
Breathometer, a smartphone-based device to measure bloodstream alcohol, and which made US television history when all five investors in the popular show Shark Tank bought in to the company, has announced that it will open a new mobile technology development center in Israel.
Israel’s high-level negotiation team is close to securing a huge investment by chip-giant Intel, estimated at over NIS 20 billion ($5.8 billion), according to Israel’s Ministry of the Economy.
Computing power is needed to run everything from telephone networks to large data systems to the Internet itself consumes phenomenal amounts of electricity. And while the demand for computing power is increasing exponentially, the amount of electricity produced around the world is growing very modestly.