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Israeli Technology

Israel to construct first waste-to-energy power plant

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

The Finance Ministry and Ministry of Environmental Protection have announced plans to construct Israel’s first waste-to-energy power plant, estimated to cost NIS 1 billion. An inter-ministerial committee for the treatment of waste, estimated at 5 million tons annually, published Thursday a pre-qualification document ahead of the public-private-partnership (PPP) tender to plan, fund, construct and operate … Read More

Israeli firm traces cyberattacks on Egyptian activists to Cairo government

Thursday, October 3, 2019

A leading Israeli cybersecurity company found that a series of cyberattacks against Egyptian journalists, academics, opposition politicians and rights activists was likely perpetrated by the Egyptian government. The perpetrators, who were traced to government offices, installed programs on victims’ phones that allowed them to read their emails, track their movements and keep tabs on their … Read More

As attack drones multiply, Israeli firms develop defenses

Thursday, September 26, 2019

YEHUD, Israel — Israel, one of the pioneers of drone warfare, is now on the front lines of an arms race to protect against attacks by the unmanned aircraft. A host of Israeli companies have developed defense systems they say can detect or destroy incoming drones. But obstacles remain, particularly when operating in crowded urban … Read More

Israeli companies, investors meet in New York for first-ever ‘Cannabis Investment Symposium’

Monday, September 16, 2019

(September 15, 2019 / JNS) About 150 entrepreneurs and investors gathered in New York City last week to learn about Israel’s innovative medical cannabis industry at the first-ever “Cannabis Investment Symposium.” “We are thrilled to introduce the best Israeli cannabis entrepreneurs and their companies to New York’s vibrant investment community and share our deep connections … Read More

Amazon to officially launch in Israel after Sept. 17 elections

Thursday, September 12, 2019

(September 11, 2019 / JNS) Amazon will officially launch its service in the Jewish state next week after the Sept. 17 national election, several sources in the retail industry told Calcalist, the Israel business daily. Sources said the American company prefers not to start its services then to lessen expenses associated with the media campaign. … Read More

Negev Desert hosting Israel’s largest solar project to date

Friday, September 6, 2019

A private Israeli company on Tuesday inaugurated the largest solar project in the country, the Israeli financial daily Globes reported. Located in the Negev in southern Israel, the Ashalim solar-energy project is the size of a small town and is currently producing enough energy to power an estimated 70,000 households, according to the report. Shikun … Read More

ISRAEL INAUGURATES VAST NEGEV THERMO-SOLAR POWER PLANT

Friday, August 30, 2019

The largest renewable energy project in Israel – a vast thermo-solar power plant near Ashalim in the Negev – was inaugurated on Thursday at a ceremony attended by Energy Minister Yuval Steinitz and senior government and business officials. Spanning approximately 390 hectares – larger than the central city of Givatayim – the 121-megawatt solar power … Read More

Germans flock to Israel seeking technology

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

According to IVC, deals with German involvment accounted for 30% of the number of European deals in the Israeli ecosystem in the first half of 2019. “You don’t have to go the US to find people and ventures to cooperate with. For me, Israel is Europe’s Silicon Valley, so I decided to initiate this tour,” … Read More

NEW ISRAELI SATELLITE AIMS TO DEEPEN UNDERSTANDING OF THE UNIVERSE

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

The Weizmann Institute of Science has partnered with the Israel Space Agency to launch a new scientific satellite that could offer previously unseen insights into the Universe around us. With a projected launch date of 2023 and weighing just 160 kg., the ULTRASAT satellite will be equipped with a telescope designed to operate in ultraviolet … Read More

Israeli researchers develop breakthrough sonar technology for identifying hostile divers

Monday, August 12, 2019

Researchers at the University of Haifa have created an innovative system for identifying hostile divers attempting to approach ships or ports in an attempt to sabotage strategic targets. Amid increasing threats from Iran, the result of its establishment in Syria, and heightening tensions following a series of incidents in the Persian Gulf, including Tehran’s capture … Read More