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Gilat Satellite Networks To Deliver The Satellite Platform For NBN Co

Tuesday, February 13th, 2018

NBN Co and Speedcast select Gilat for business and enterprise satellite service in Australia. The deal is valued at tens of millions of dollars. Source: Gilat.com Petah Tikva, Israel, February 5, 2018 — Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd., a worldwide leader in satellite networking technology, solutions and services, announces that NBN Co and Speedcast have selected Gilat’s […]

Elbit Unit Wins $150M Contract with Australian Department of Defence

Monday, January 29th, 2018

Elbit has won a 5-year defence contract to provide support services for Australia’s battle management systems. Source: Times of Israel, reporting by Shoshanna Solomon Elbit Systems Ltd., Israel’s largest non-government-owned defense company, has won a $150 million deal with the Australian Department of Defence to provide support services to the Australian Defence Force for its […]

mPrest’s Software Manages Multiple Critical Utility Assets; Vector To Represent mPrest in Australia

Monday, January 15th, 2018

A company that cut its teeth developing Israel’s Iron Dome air defense system is now bringing its collective tools and skills sets to help the utility industry manage its complex and growing challenges. For mPrest, Australia is next in its sights. Source: Forbes Last month, mPrest – a self-described ‘global provider of mission-critical monitoring, big data […]

Israeli Start-ups Raised Over $5B In 2017

Wednesday, January 3rd, 2018

Startups have surpassed the $4.8 billion raised in 2016, which was itself a record. As reported in Globes: Israeli startups have raised over $5 billion in 2017, beating the previous year’s record of $4.8 billion. Startups raised a record $3.8 billion in the first nine months of 2017, IVC-ZAG reported. Israeli startups raised more than […]

The Tikkun Olam Makers Movement: Innovation for a Better World

Monday, November 27th, 2017

Tikkun Olam Makers is a global non-partisan, non-profit movement that unites “need knowers” (people affected by disabilities) with volunteer “makers” such as industrial ­designers, ­engi­neers, hardware ­developers, ­coders, programmers, wood­workers and health professionals with the goal of developing assistive technology that addresses their specific needs. Founded by Arnon Zamir and Josh Gottesman of the Reut […]

Aussie, NZ leaders Commemorate Beersheva Battle Centennial

Thursday, November 2nd, 2017

This week, dignitaries and leaders from Australia and New Zealand gathered to commemorate the centennial victory at Beersheva by the ANZAC (Australian and New Zealand Army Corps) Light Horse Brigade on October 31, 1917. The Battle at Beersheva was one of the great victories in the World War I battle to loosen the Ottoman Empire’s hold on Israel, […]

Applications OPEN for NSW-Israel Research & Development and Technological Innovation Program

Tuesday, September 26th, 2017

The NSW-Israel Research and Development (R&D) and Technological Innovation Program will provide one-off matched financial grants of up to $250,000 to assist NSW entities cooperate with an Israel entity on joint research and development projects. The projects should advance market-driven, new and innovative products for the global market and have the potential to contribute to […]

Why Israeli Startups Lead The Way On The Booming InsurTech Industry

Wednesday, September 13th, 2017

Israel is at the forefront of the burgeoning industry of insurance technologies (InsurTech) – including machine learning, cyber-security, and big-data analytics.  Source: NoCamels: With strengths in areas such as FinTech and cyber security, Israel has become a leading player in InsurTech. Of the 15 most funded InsurTech companies in 2017 globally, five are Israeli or have […]

Israeli-founded Kite Pharma To Be Acquired For 11.9B

Wednesday, August 30th, 2017

Pharmaceutical company Gilead Sciences Inc. has announced that it will acquire Kite Pharma Inc., developer of personalized cancer treatment drugs, at a company value of $11.9 billion. Part of the technology was developed at the Weizmann Institute. As reported in Globes: This is one of the biggest ever acquisitions of a company whose products have not […]

Spotlight on Israel’s Agritech Ecosystem, Home to 400+ StartUps

Friday, August 18th, 2017

There are now more than 400 Israel agritech startups working on innovations for the global agriculture sector, according to new research from Start-Up Nation Central, an Israeli NGO and Greensoil Investments, a local agritech venture capital firm. As reported in AgFunder News: For a young nation built on the collectivist agricultural ethos of the Kibbutz movement, it’s […]