Ministry gives awards to small, medium businesses
Program is limited to companies with fewer than 100 employees that develop prototypes into final products or upgrade product lines.
Isreli currency. Photo: Reuters
A solution for sustainable water? Waistbands to protect the elderly from
breaking their hips? Modular synagogue furniture? One of these products may be
the next big thing in Israeli industrial design.
That’s what the Small
and Medium Business Agency thinks, anyway.
Housed in the Ministry of
Industry, Trade & Labor, the agency has awarded grants of up to up to NIS
200,000 12 businesses that are producing design-intensive innovative
The agency said it has a total pool of NIS 2 million to
The program is limited to companies with fewer than 100
employees that develop prototypes into final products or upgrade product
Chosen from a pool of 61 applicants, the 12 companies represent a
diverse collection of Israeli innovators.
Mago, based in Kibbutz Afek,
develops products to treat pressure points for medical use. Petah Tikva-based
Woosh is developing an automatic water distribution system to address
sustainability of drinking and bottled water. Eshet Ayalon industries, based in
Kibbutz Eilon, develops agricultural machines that sort and package
Tal and Hadas creates systems and accessories for global
transportation companies seeking to optimize cargo loading and delivery. Hip Hop
Technology, a Ra’anana-based startup, is developing waistbands to protect the
elderly from hip injury. Sderot-based Lachish Industries builds food mixers for
Lavi Furniture, in Kibbutz Lavi, manufactures modular
furniture for synagogues. Bag-Pak, in the Sharon region, designs
product-specific airbag technology. Dekel Kitchens, a chain, plans kitchen
Givat Brenner-based Urili specializes in photography and portable
image projection. Aricha Granite, based in Ashdod, manufactures garden and
street furniture and is developing designs for public toilets. Rishon
Lezion-based Dali Medical Equipment is developing automatic syringes for home