BOI Monetary Committee keeps June 2016 interest rate unchanged 

​The decision is consistent with BOI’s monetary policy, which is intended to return the inflation rate to within the price stability target of 1–3 percent a year, and to support growth while maintaining financial stability.   ​(Communicated by the Bank of Israel Spokesperson) The decision is consistent with BOI’s monetary policy, which is intended to return the inflation rate to within the price stability target of 1–3 percent a year, and to support growth while maintaining financial ... [Continue Reading]

Senior officials arrive from Singapore to discuss joint technology projects

​Senior officials from Singapore arrived in Israel to take part in a board meeting with Israeli representatives to discuss joint projects valued at some $8.2 million.   ​(Communicated by the Ministry of Economy & Industry)Israel and Singapore have been successfully cooperating for nineteen years through SIIRD, the Singapore Israel Industrial Research and Development Fund, funded and run by the Israel Innovation Authority at the Israeli Ministry of Economy and Industry. The fund connects ... [Continue Reading]

2,000 year-old seed brought back to life

​The Center for Sustainable Agriculture in Israel has revived one of the world’s most ancient species after 2,000 years   Copyright: MFA video ​Methuselah, the Judean Date Palm, links the past to the present through agriculture and archeology. One of the world’s most ancient species, it is being revived after 2,000 years at the Center for Sustainable Agriculture in Israel.Source ... [Continue Reading]

Research shows that vegetables irrigated with treated wastewater expose consumers to drugs

​Hebrew University and Hadassah Medical Center researchers show the link between exposure to pharmaceutical contaminants and consumption of fresh produce grown in reclaimed wastewater-irrigated soil   Copyright: Image courtesy of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem ​(Communicated by the HUJ Spokesperson) A new study by a multidisciplinary team of researchers from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and Hadassah Medical Center shows that eating vegetables and fruits grown in soils irrigated ... [Continue Reading]

Motorola Solutions to open innovation center in Israel

​Motorola Solutions views the innovation center, which will deal with cyber, analytics, mobile and the Internet of Things, as yet another opportunity to link up with the innovation of the start-up nation and leverage the outstanding local talent.   Copyright: GPO/Amos Ben Gershom ​(Communicated by the Prime Minister’s Media Adviser) Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, last night (Wednesday, 13 April 2016), met with Motorola Solutions Chairman and CEO Greg Brown, who announced the ... [Continue Reading]

Technological R&D cooperation agreement signed with New South Wales

​Under the terms of the agreement, Israeli companies will team up with companies from New South Wales to co-develop and commercialize innovative products, and will receive financial support from both governments.   Copyright: GPO/Mark Neiman ​(Communicated by the Foreign Media Advisor to the Ministry of Economy)An official signing ceremony between the Government of the Australian State of New South Wales (NSW) and the State of Israel on a joint industrial R&D agreement took place in Tel ... [Continue Reading]

Innovation Seminar for European Startup Managers

  Copyright: StarTAU ​StarTAU, the Tel Aviv University Entrepreneurship Center, in partnership with key players from the Israeli start-ups ecosystem, is inviting you – leaders from the European start-ups ecosystem, to an exclusive 4-day seminar, that will expose you and allow you to learn the fundamentals of the Israeli start-ups ecosystem.MAIN GOALSThe goal of this seminar is to expose the participants to the fundamentals This includes educational sessions, panels, visit key players ... [Continue Reading]

CleanTech 2016

  Over 5000 participants and exhibitors from around the world are expected to attend CleanTech 2016 , the 20th annual international event for Clean Technologies: environmental quality, infrastructures and green building, renewable energy and water technologies. The event will take place at the Ramada Hotel, Jerusalem and will be a central meeting point for the CleanTech industry in Europe, Asia and Africa. The World CleanTech Awards will be delivered to outstanding candidates at the ... [Continue Reading]

WMN – Where women build startups

WMN is a social initiative founded in May 2015 to encourage more women to develop startups, and bridge the gender gap in the startup world.   Copyright: MFA video In a spacious compound at the Tel-Aviv-Jaffa Port, facing the blue waters of the Mediterranean Sea, women initiate and build startups.WMN is a social initiative founded in May 2015 by Merav Oren, a serial and multidisciplinary entrepreneur. Its goal is to encourage more women to develop startups, and along the way bridge the ... [Continue Reading]

Water recycling technologies in Israel

Battling water shortage since its inception, Israel is now a world leader in recycling wastewater. With many countries suffering from water shortage, Israel is keen to share its knowledge and technology.   Copyright: MFA video After years of being told to conserve ‘every drop of water’, Israel now has plenty of it. How so?Battling water shortage since its inception, Israel is now a world leader in recycling wastewater – 85 percent of its domestic wastewater is being ... [Continue Reading]