Israel Innovation Authority

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Black soldier fly farming among new areas of focus for Israel Innovation Authority in 2023

The IIA has approved a budget of over $40 million for three new consortiums that will encourage the development of new technologies in three areas, including integrated photonics, and metamaterials and metasurfaces
ועידת Tech TLV שגיא דגן סמנכ"ל אסטרטגיה רשות החדשנות

Israel Innovation Authority VP: “Israel can be the world’s most advanced country in autonomous public transport”

29.11.22|Irad Atzmon-Schmayer
“If this project fails, then at least we tried. But if we succeed, we will probably change Israel and the world,” said Sagi Dagan, VP and Head of Strategy at the IIA
קאזו קימורה מנהל ב-Japanese Practice

Japan’s Aichi region eyeing Israeli startups for partnerships with large leading local corporations

KPMG Israel, in cooperation with Start-Up Nation Central and the Israel Innovation Authority, is partnering with the region to launch a collaboration program that would promote the creation of business connections between large leading corporations from Aichi and Israeli startups
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Startups and entrepreneurs connect for the UK-Israel Collaborative R&D Call

26.07.22|James Spiro
Led by Innovate UK and the Israel Innovation Authority, startups from both countries can together apply for up to 50% financing of a collaboration project
מחשוב קוונטי QM מימין איתמר סיון יונתן כהן נסים אופק

Quantum Machines to establish Israeli quantum computing center in $30 million deal

18.07.22|Meir Orbach
The Israel Innovation Authority has chosen the Israeli startup, in collaboration with Classiq, to establish the center which will allow researchers to conduct R&D on a universal quantum computer
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Over 30,000 openings in Israeli high-tech despite economic slowdown

11.07.22|Meir Orbach
A survey conducted by the Start-Up Nation Policy Institute and the Israel Innovation Authority showed a 250% increase in job openings for non-technological positions in high-tech in Israel
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“The prophecies on the downfall of the high-tech industry are out of control,” says Innovation Authority CEO

30.05.22|Meir Orbach
“The industry doesn’t need saving,” says Dror Bin, the CEO of the Israel Innovation Authority who believes that local high-tech is strong enough to survive the oncoming crisis
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Israeli government not investing enough in R&D, reveals Innovation Authority report

11.05.22|Meir Orbach
Israel was in first place in the OECD in R&D expenditure as a percentage of GDP in 2020, but was in last place in government expenditure. According to the report, there are currently 360,000 people employed in high-tech in Israel, 235,000 of which are Jewish men
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Israel investing $6.25 million in autonomous transportation pilot

The Ministry of Transport, National Public Transport Authority, Innovation Authority, and Ayalon Highways are combining forces to examine the feasibility of integrating autonomous vehicles in the public transportation system in Israel
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Israel institutions' high-tech investments jump five-fold to $900 million in 2021

The rise came on the back of the Israel Innovation Authority's push in 2020 to encourage more institutional investment in tech by providing a government-backed safety net
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Earth & Beyond incubator determined to transform Israel into NewSpace leader

01.04.22|Yafit Ovadia
The incubator plans to invest $125 million in space tech startups over the next eight years. “We want to be part of the NewSpace revolution,” says Director Ofer Asif
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Israel’s high tech industry facing harsh reality of female underrepresentation

08.03.22|Meir Orbach
Only 9.4% of startups were founded by women, who account for only 20% of senior management positions in companies and 16.5% of partner roles at funds investing in Israeli high tech. “It will take a long time before these gaps close,” says Innovation Authority head
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Israel Innovation Authority announces winners of NIS 500 million incubator program

22.02.22|Meir Orbach
Among the winners are Strauss' food-tech Incubator, and other incubators in the fields of sustainability and space. The groups will collaborate with huge global corporations, which will accompany about 150 start-ups in their early stages
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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
נשים יזמיות אישה יזמית נשים עסקים קטנים

Female representation in Israeli tech drops to lowest rate in a decade

06.02.22|Shahar Ilan
The number of people employed in high tech in Israel has leapt over the past two years by 50,000, but only 13% of all new recruits are women. The result? The percentage of women in the sector has dropped to a low of 33.6% at the end of 2021, increasing the gender pay gap
מנכ"ל רשות החדשנות דרור בין ושרת החדשנות המדע והטכנולוגיה אורית פרקש הכהן

Five-year $70 million tech and innovation program for Arab sector launched by Ministry of Science, Innovation Authority

26.01.22|Meir Orbach
The funds will be distributed to accelerators, angel investor groups, and incubators who are encouraging innovation in the Arab sector. “Incorporating the Arab sector in the high tech industry is a first-rate social, economic, and strategic need,” said Science Minister
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
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“Creating ecosystems in the periphery is part of my passion.”

With 20 years in business development for startups, Karina Rubinstein has a lot of experience in many verticals that she brings to her role as director of business development in the Israel Innovation Authority.
דיויד מילץ AllMed

Medical device startup TruLeaf receives funding to fight heart condition

The startup is developing a Transcatheter Mitral Valve Replacement solution to treat Mitral Regurgitation
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Israel Innovation Authority approves NIS 220 million for agritech innovation

The authority will establish four new consortiums to promote innovation in cultivated meat, insect farming, human-robot interfaces, and fluid sampling