Innovation & Tech

Weizmann Weizmann Institute of Science ranked 10th in the world for research quality

Since 2010, ranking rose impressively from 19th place. Rehovot’s Weizmann Institute of Science has been ranked 10th in an international ranking of research institutions and universities and is the only one of the top 10 to be located outside the US.  The ranking is conducted by the Center for Science and Technology Studies (CWTS) of […]

July 20, 2015
Yoav-Hoshen-635x357 Israeli start-ups cook up better food tech in ‘The Kitchen’

Luke Tress, Times of Israel New incubator, supported by the Strauss Group, looks to help firms develop better tasting, more nutritious diets Food technology – using high-tech tools and methods to make a better meal – has taken off in recent years, and a new incubator, called The Kitchen, seeks to bring out the best […]

July 16, 2015
Untitled-1 Ashton Kutcher uses Israeli app Houzz to remodel house

By Viva Sarah Press, ISRAEL21C Hollywood actor stars in documentary for online design site to remodel his childhood home as a gift for his mother. Ashton Kutcher has upped his role from an investor in online home design website, Houzz, to being the new face of the Israeli-created company. The 37-year-old Kutcher can now be […]

July 15, 2015
snap-get-app Your favorite new shoe in a click

By Viva Sarah Press, Israel21C ‘The problem is that there’s no way of converting what you see and what you like to what you can get. And with SnapGet, we can do that.’ If the $4,595 Jimmy Choo Cinderella slipper – recently added to shoe boutiques to coincide with the real-life Disney version of the […]

July 15, 2015
streamsquid_resize StreamSquid saves your Grooveshark playlists

By Viva Sarah Press, Israel21C Israeli music fans/programmers launch lawful music-streaming service for global audience. Music fans the world over cringed at the recent demise of Grooveshark, mainly because years of collected music and fine-tuned playlists suddenly disappeared. But four Israeli guys – programmers and startup consultants by profession – say their side project, a […]

July 14, 2015
tevachip-635x357 With microchip implant, doctors can administer meds remotely

By David Shamah, Times of Israel Israeli pharmaceutical giant Teva is teaming up with a US tech firm in the first-ever deal to use biochips to deliver pharmaceutical dosages In-body microchips that deliver medicine in doses either pre-determined or controlled by doctors from outside the body could be the next big thing in drug delivery, […]

July 14, 2015