Israel Innovation News
Thank you for visiting us! Part of IIP’s mission is to share the many innovations in scientific research and technology happening in Israel. As such, below you’ll find links to articles and videos of carefully selected content from a variety of sources on recent innovations in Israel. For even more news items, click on the 2021 or 2022 sidebar to the left.
May 18, 2022 – from The Times of Israel
The Israel Space Agency and the Ministry of Innovation, Science & Technology announced a plan to spend $180 million over the next five years to support new startups in the space sector. The funding is part of a greater initiative from the Israel government to double the number of civilian space companies and quadruple the number of workers in the space industry in Israel.
May 17, 2022 – from NoCamels
Israeli auto tech startup REE Automotive has announced plans to build a new manufacturing facility in the United Kingdom featuring assembly lines staffed fully by autonomous robots. The facility will be able to manufacture the company’s electric and autonomous vehicle chassis in less than a minute with an oversight staff of just seven human workers.
May 17, 2022 – from ISRAEL21c
“Tiny AI” technology developed by Israeli company Emza Visual Sense is being integrated into several series of new Dell laptops. The technology is designed to visually detect user engagement levels with machine learning and neural network-based algorithms, increasing security and power management capabilities in the device.
May 16, 2022 – from U.S. Department of Energy
Israel’s Ministry of Energy and the U.S. Department of Energy announced a new round of $4 million of available funding for the development of new technologies to produce clean energy. Funding will be awarded to projects that scale up carbon-free technologies or that reduce the climate impact natural gas infrastructure.
May 15, 2022 – from Tel Aviv University News
A new study from Tel Aviv University found that women aged 55 and over who snore are at increased risk for sleep apnea, which causes a decrease in blood-oxygen concentration and can be dangerous. Researchers recommend vigilance by doctors, dentists, and other health professionals to identify warning signs of sleep apnea in patients.
May 12, 2022 – from The Times of Israel
Hebrew University scientists have outlined a mechanism that harms eggs in zebrafish and mice when malfunctioning. The danger in the pathway occurs when the organization of chromosomes in the egg is defective, opening the door for further research into fixes for the defect.
May 12, 2022 – from The Jerusalem Post
Researchers at Sheba Medical Center have found that the bite of an invasive species of fire ants could threaten lives for the first time. Doctors found that a patient’s recurring, life-threatening symptoms were most likely caused by fire ant bites, prompting calls for better measures to contain or eradicate the invasive ants.
May 11, 2022 – from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
Biopharmaceutical company Madrigal Mental Care launched a new treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) utilizing nanotechnology developed by researchers at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. The system involves a nasal spray that enables “nose-to-brain delivery of organic nanoparticles” in safe and precise doses.
May 10, 2022 – from Weizmann Wonder Wander
Scientists at Weizmann Institute of Science have captured and analyzed bundles of RNA molecules that function in tandem in gene expression, but that originate from different chromosomes. The study also found that when these bundles were perturbed, the cellular process the genes belong to were disrupted, indicating that this grouping method is widely used in eukaryotic cells.
May 9, 2022 – from ISRAEL21c
Israeli company PixCell has developed a new device to perform fast and accurate at-home blood tests. The device, dubbed HemoScreen, is capable of producing lab-accurate test results from a single finger-prick in less than five minutes, allowing immunocompromised individuals to limit their time in hospital settings. Back to top