Innovation & Tech

tau Tel Aviv University’s Ramot raises $23.5 million

Singapore’s Temasek, India’s Tata and SanDisk have invested in the technology transfer company’s Momentum Fund. Tel Aviv University‘s tech transfer company Ramot has closed funding for a $23.5 million fund that will be called the Momentum Fund. Ramot has signed a strategic agreement with Temasek, a Singapore-based investment company, which will be the second investor […]

November 20, 2014
SmartCity Tel Aviv wins World’s Smartest City award

Tel Aviv Municipality wins World Smart City award as part of Smart City Expo in Barcelona; beats 250 competitors. The Tel Aviv Municipality beat 250 cities from across the globe to receive the World Smart Cities Award, a competition launched as part of the Smart City Expo World Congress in Barcelona this week. The Smart […]

November 20, 2014
battlehacktelaviv2 PayPal Crowns Israeli Programmers “Ultimate Hackers for Good”

A pair of programmers from Israel wins the $100,000 grand prize for AirHop app concept, at PayPal’s global Battle Hack. Israeli programmers Shai Mishali and Pavel Kaminsky won the $100,000 grand prize – and the title “Ultimate Hackers for Good” — at PayPal’s Battle Hack world hackathon held November 16-17 in California. “Geeks” from 14 […]

November 19, 2014
noaraviv Israeli Designer Wins International Award For Stunning 3D Printed Fashion

Noa Raviv just recently finished her studies in fashion design at the Shenkar School of Engineering and Design in Israel, but she already rules the runway with a unique vision for the fashion of the distant future to come. Her collection entitled “Hard Copy,” is based on classical Greek and Roman sculpture, but with a […]

November 18, 2014
aorato-cloud Microsoft Buys Israeli Hybrid Cloud Security Startup Aorato In $200M Deal

Microsoft today confirmed that it has acquired Aorato, an Israel-based maker of security solutions co-founded by veterans of the Israeli defense forces, which only exited from stealth earlier this year. Aorato’s focus is on enterprise services in the cloud and in hybrid on-premise and cloud environments, using machine learning to detect suspicious patterns. The terms […]

November 14, 2014
TalkSpace Israeli therapy bubbles pop up in NY

Israeli start-up Talkspace erected large transparent bubbles last week on New York’s Fifth Avenue to offer free online psychological treatment to pedestrians. Passersby can enter a fake living room inside an inflated dome and chat online with a psychologist for free.The project’s aim is to raise awareness of the availability of mental health services over […]

November 12, 2014