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Self driving AI vision for all weather

Tuesday, August 13th, 2019

Source: Israel21c When a self-driving Uber struck and killed a pedestrian in Tempe, Arizona in 2018, it marked the first time autonomous vehicle technology was involved in a fatality and set off warning bells across the nascent industry. Industry insiders and concerned legislators asked: Are self-driving cars ready to be tested on real streets? How […]

Startups, synagogues and soonicorns: Exploring the world’s most innovative ecosystem

Thursday, August 8th, 2019

Startup founder Charlotte Petris visited Israel on a Young Australia-Israel Chamber of Commerce trip and shares her insights visiting the country from an Australian perspective. Read it here.

Amazon buys Israeli startup E8 storage

Tuesday, August 6th, 2019

Source: Globes US retail tech giant Amazon is acquiring Israeli storage technology startup E8 Storage, a source close to the deal has informed “Globes.” Sources in the market estimate that the deal is for $50-60 million although others estimate that the acquisition was for a lower price. According to Crunchbase, E8 Storage has raised $18.3 […]

Israel Aerospace Industries, US firm Firefly strike lunar landing tech deal for NASA

Tuesday, July 16th, 2019

Source: Israel Hayom Firefly Aerospace Inc., a manufacturer of economical and dependable launch vehicles, spacecraft and in-space services, announced on Tuesday that it has signed an intellectual property and engineering support agreement with Israel Aerospace Industries for technology based on its Beresheet lunar spacecraft. Firefly, based in Texas, is one of the nine companies selected […]

Ford, Renault and Nissan open Tel Aviv innovation labs

Tuesday, June 18th, 2019

Source: Israel21c Underlining Israel’s growing importance as a worldwide auto-tech hub, major automakers Ford, Renault and Nissan all opened innovation facilities in Tel Aviv over the past few weeks. Renault-Nissan’s 1,600-square-meter Alliance Innovation Lab Tel Aviv, in an exclusive partnership with the Israel Innovation Authority, focuses on Israeli startups developing products and services for autonomous […]

Israeli fetal heart rate monitor to launch in Australia

Thursday, June 6th, 2019

Source: Israel21c When David Groberman’s wife, Odelia, was pregnant with their third child, some concerns sent the couple scurrying from one medical appointment to the next. After arranging for babysitting, driving to the appointment, finding parking, and waiting, the actual fetal monitoring exam took only several minutes – and then came another round of waiting […]

Rewalk gains CE mark for EU sales

Monday, June 3rd, 2019

Source: noCamels Note Australia has an agreement facilitating the recognition of the EU CE mark within the equivalent medical registration scheme (TGA). ReWalk Robotics, the maker of wearable robotic medical devices for individuals with lower limb disabilities, announced that its ReStore rehabilitation suit for stroke victims received CE marking, clearing its path for sale to […]

Israeli Biotech startup combines AI and immunology to better predict drugs

Thursday, May 16th, 2019

The world of pharmaceutical drug development and discovery is notoriously complex, expensive, and slow-moving. It can take billions of dollars and between a decade or two from the research and development stage to market approval. And rightly so. After all, human lives are at stake. But imagine if you could feed data about a new pharmaceutical drug […]

NASA looks to Israeli biotech firm

Monday, May 6th, 2019

Source: Politico It is one of the biggest hurdles NASA must overcome before astronauts embark on long duration space travel to Mars or building permanent settlements on the moon: how to minimize the heavy toll exacted on even the most physically fit human bodies in zero gravity. Indeed, when astronauts return from orbit they can […]

Softbank leads Israeli new gen insurer, Lemonade, in $300M round

Monday, April 15th, 2019

Source: Ctech Online insurance company Lemonade Inc. has signed a $300 million series D round led by existing investor SoftBank Group, the company announced Thursday. Allianz, General Catalyst, GV (formerly Google Ventures), OurCrowd, and Thrive Capital also participated. The round, which will close during the second quarter of 2019, brings Lemonade’s total funding to date […]