20 stories about IIA
רחפן רחפנים DRONE

“People are very suspicious of Israel. But we have to show the world that our drones are still ahead of the curve.”

08.07.24|James Spiro
 As the private sector expands civilian use of drones, history shows Israel’s past prominence in their development but scrutiny in their present. “No doubt that we were the pioneers” in the military drone industry, noted former Israeli Air Force Commander Eitan Ben Eliyahu 
Dror Bin IIA

Nine Israeli innovation centers receive $28 million investment from government agencies

31.12.23|James Spiro
The hubs are located across the country and encourage job creation in a variety of technological sectors.
דרור בין מנכל רשות החדשנות

New government program to incentivize institutional investment in Israeli high-tech

27.11.23|Sophie Shulman
The Israel Innovation Authority and the Ministry of Finance are promoting a program, which will be implemented by the end of 2024, that will incentivize pension funds to invest in local high-tech
Fungit Team

Israel-based Fungit has a mission to feed billions of people around the world

The company has raised a total of $500,000 to tap into the $2 billion bio-fungicide market and help improve the shelf life of fruits and vegetables.
UK Israel Health Gateway

UK government opens gateway for Israeli tech companies interested in the NHS

12.05.22|James Spiro
The UK-Israel Tech Gateway program will open channels for collaborations and adaptation of Israeli healthcare tech for UK citizens
דרור בין מנכל רשות החדשנות

Israel to invest over $60 million in country’s first quantum computer

The investment in quantum computing is added to the investments of tens of millions of shekels that has been carried out so far as part of the National Quantum Science and Technologies Program
רחפן ריסוס חקלאות

Food security startups awarded almost $3 million in grants by Ministry of Agriculture, Israel Innovation Authority

BioFishency, Agrint Sensing Solutions, Tosaf Compounds, ALTA, FruitSpec, and Salicrop were the six agro-tech startups selected for the program for their innovation aimed at ensuring continued regular supply of agricultural products
דרור בין מנכ"ל רשות החדשנות

"Israeli climate-tech entrepreneurs will build next generation of unicorns"

21.10.21|Omer Kabir
Some 9% of startups founded in Israel in 2020 operate in the climate tech sector, and the country is rapidly becoming a world leader in cultured meat, irrigation systems, precision agriculture, and water desalination technologies, says IIA and PLANETech report
Dror Bin IIA

Israeli Innovation Authority hoping to reduce tech talent shortage with new Human Capital Fund

29.08.21|James Spiro
The call for proposals, announced on Sunday, is focusing on the training of underrepresented members of the population
אורית פרקש הכהן שרת החדשנות המדע והטכנולוגיה

Importing tech employees is not the answer

18.08.21|Hagar Ravet and Meir Orbach
Over the past three years, 1,000 high tech workers arrived in Israel from abroad with most working at Intel or Teva Pharmaceuticals, but experts don’t think that will solve the manpower shortage
Sagi Dagan IIA

Israel's most important “natural” resource

08.06.21|Sagi Dagan
Appropriate government support of early-stage startups will prepare the sector for future technologies and allow Israeli innovation to be at the forefront of the Israeli economy, writes Sagi Dagan, Head of the Growth & Strategy Division at the Israel Innovation Authority
Arik Kol Eitan Kyiet Road2 Amit Krig NVIDIA

Road2 established as new innovation hub in Haifa for AI-based entrepreneurship

09.05.21|James Spiro
The hub was established through a collaboration between MATI Haifa, NVIDIA, and the Israel Innovation Authority
Dr. Ami Appelbaum IIA

Israel Innovation Authority signs MoU with Stellantis

08.04.21|James Spiro
Its aim is to establish and enhance cooperation in technological innovation worldwide
Dr. Ami Appelbaum Anya Eldan IIA

Israel Innovation Authority publishes call for proposals for three new tech incubators

05.04.21|James Spiro
Applicants have until September to apply to operate incubators specializing in high-risk sectors
נוסעים טסים צ'ק אין שדה תעופה עלייה למטוס טיסה

Israel Innovation Authority kicks off campaign to bring expat techies back to Israel

Facing a severe personnel shortage in the tech sector, Israel hopes to lure back emigrants with promises of job security and a cushy landing
תחנת רוח מגדל

BIRD Foundation issues $4 million for joint U.S.-Israel clean energy proposals

The U.S. Department of Energy has partnered with the Israeli Ministry of Energy and the Israel Innovation Authority for $4 million in funding for clean energy proposals
שלט חנות סגורה

Cash-strapped Israel Innovation Authority forced to freeze grants to startups

09.03.21|Meir Orbach
The government’s tech investment arm is still accepting applications but says it can’t green-light new funding until its own budget is approved
דרור בין מנכ"ל רשות החדשנות

Dror Bin to take over as CEO of Israel Innovation Authority

15.02.21|Meir Orbach
Bin, who served in a range of tech industry positions is replacing outgoing CEO Aharon Aharon
Ilan Wagner

Covid-19 served to heighten tech companies’ appreciation for international interns

14.02.21|Ilan Wagner
The connection between the future generation of leaders, opinion shapers, entrepreneurs, and business people in the world and the Israeli labor market is a key factor in the success of Israeli companies