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Space Florida, Israel Innovation Authority announce winners of innovation partner funding

In October 2013, Florida and Israel established a $2 million recurring joint fund to support research, development, and commercialization of aerospace and technology projects that benefit both Israel and Florida

CTech 18:4416.06.20

Space Florida, the aerospace and spaceport development authority for the State of Florida, and Israeli government investment arm the Israel Innovation Authority (IIA) announced Tuesday the seventh-round winners of industrial research and development funding tied to the Space Florida-Israel Innovation Partnership Program.

 

In October 2013, Florida and Israel established a $2 million recurring joint fund to support research, development, and commercialization of aerospace and technology projects that benefit both Israel and Florida. This program was initiated with the cooperation and support of Enterprise Florida – the official Economic Development Organization of the State of Florida which assists Israeli businesses looking to locate and expand into Florida.
IIA's Aharon Aharon. Photo: Orel Cohen IIA's Aharon Aharon. Photo: Orel Cohen
The winners are as follows:

 

Everix Optical Filters (Orlando, Florida) & SolCold Ltd. (Israel) for the merging of SolCold’s active cooling layer with Everix’s optical fiber to use and manipulate solar energy.;

 

SynMatter (Exploration Park, Florida) & Green ICPS (Israel) for the joint development of one-layer corrosion protection coating systems with built-in surface treatment for innovative applications in the military, aerospace and aviation industries.;

 

Made In Space (Jacksonville, Florida) & StemRad Ltd. (Israel) for the development of in-space recycling plastic waste materials aboard the International Space Station into personal radiation protective equipment using unique additive manufacturing techniques in space.;

 

and Censy’s Technologies Corporation (Daytona Beach, Florida) & MobiliComm (Israel) for the construction of advanced technologies that will enable a highly integrated dual-redundant simultaneous communications system, to provide increased reliability and quality of service (QoS) for command and control (C2), Telemetry, and situational awareness.