Innovation Technology

Hi-Tech is a comprehensive term that defines all industries that deal with advanced technologies. It primarily refers to technological industries with links to the world of computing, electronics and biotechnology. Israel is advancing Hi-Tech and providing these innovations in the global market for the benefit of healthcare, business and defense.

Israeli startup FlyTech seeks to make drone home deliveries the norm

A new pilot program will see the use of drones in commercial activity.

By HADASSAH BRENNER , JERUSALEM POST STAFF
06/04/2021

Mark Zuckerberg's cellphone number leaked in Facebook hack

The hack essentially publicized the personal data of around 533 million Facebook users.

05/04/2021
A display for the gaming company Nintendo is shown during opening day of E3, the annual video games

Super Mario Bros. cartridge auctioned off for $660,000, breaking records

Super Mario Bros. is a widely-recognized and popular franchise that has spawned numerous iterations representing a large variety of game types, from adventure to sports games.

Video games

Virtual reality: What can video games show us about ancient armor?

Researchers modeled the equipment of a Germanic warrior from between the 2nd and 4th AD.

An information analyst works in front of a screen showing a near real-time map tracking cyber threat

Israel’s cyber sector breaks another record, raising $1.5B in Q1

Success builds on booming 2020, when sector attracted $2.9B in capital.

By DANIEL SONNENFELD/THE MEDIA LINE
02/04/2021
The Aura Air system, shown here installed on a bus, was found to be more than 99.9% effective.

Israeli air disinfectant start-up to open innovation center in Ethiopia

A month long study at Sheba Medical Center found last year that the start-up's clean air system has the ability to eliminate different viruses and bacteria at a rate of 99.97%.

Hi-tech imaging sheds light on Holy Sepulchre wall crosses

"This unique phenomenon always baffled us: Is it graffiti of the pilgrims, or rather, something else?...,"

By REUTERS
31/03/2021

Israeli firm Eviation wins prestigious aircraft innovation award

The Crystal Cabin Award recognizes leaders in the field of aircraft cabin innovation.

Tesla Inc CEO Elon Musk speaks onstage during a delivery event for Tesla China-made Model 3 cars at

New Tesla Supercharger station opens in Tel Aviv

The announcement was eagerly welcomed as Israel has introduced and integrated more electric vehicles into the market and onto the roads.

Israel's Zoomin Team.

Israeli startup Zoomin raises $52 million in funding

Every technological enterprise that creates products produces a huge of content surrounding it. Zoomin helps companies make sense of it all in a timely and relevant manner, based on user experiences.

A CYBER hotline facility, part of Israel’s hi-tech innovative sector

Virtual meeting held of Israeli hi-tech workers abroad who wish to return

The meeting was held as part of launching the Back2Tech program for returning Israelis and joining hi-tech companies.

30/03/2021

Hillel's Tech Corner: Shaare Zedek breaks through healthcare barriers

Companies like Zebra Medical, Healthy.io, MobileODT and so many others have developed proprietary technology that is saving lives every single day.

27/03/2021
A CYBER hotline facility, part of Israel’s hi-tech innovative sector

Israel's tech sector keeps producing unicorns

Unicorn sightings are becoming a frequent occurrence in Israel's hi-tech sector. More than a dozen privately held Israeli start-ups have crossed the $1 billion mark in 2021 alone.

24/03/2021

Tesla can now be bought for bitcoin, Elon Musk says

Bitcoin, the world's biggest digital currency, rose more than 4% after Musk's tweet and was last trading at $56,429.

By REUTERS
24/03/2021
Servers for data storage are seen at Advania's Thor Data Center in Hafnarfjordur, Iceland

Israeli start-up wins Negev eco-hackathon

ZutaCore took home the first-place prize for their sustainable and money-saving generator that produces energy from the water heated by the cooling process of computer servers.

Intel plans $20 billion for new Arizona sites

That will include spending $20 billion on two new factories at an existing campus in Chandler, Arizona, and then additional future sites in the United States and in Europe.

By REUTERS
23/03/2021
DR. ETI LUZZATTO speaks with journalist Dany Cushmaro last week.

‘Corona showed it is possible to reduce time and distance’

“The Corona crisis is a point in human history that has brought about dramatic change. It can be compared to the Industrial Revolution or the dot-com revolution."

By SIGAL BEN DAVID
22/03/2021

Cyber firm SCADAfence raises $12m.

The new funding will help SCADAfence further accelerate its expanding global customer base across a diverse set of industries.

22/03/2021

ironSource set for $11.1b. SPAC, largest in Israeli history

After the sale, some $800 million will go to the company and $1.5 billion to investors selling shares in the secondary element of the transaction.

22/03/2021
Future Crops will set up a farm to grow vertical agriculture in the UAE

OurCrowd, Waterfund launch new water investment platform

Waterfund committed $50 million of capital to the OurCrowd managed portfolio, with an initial investment completed in Plenty, Inc., a vertical farming leader.

22/03/2021

Cloud security company Axis raises $50m.

The new funding will accelerate Axis’ product development and help expand its sales and business development, the company said.

22/03/2021

Coronavirus electronic bracelet-maker SuperCom sees share price jump 50%

This success has seen SuperCom project a monthly revenue of $3 million.

Driving

SerVision launches revolutionary blind spot technology.

SerVision from the ADI Systems Group has launched a new system to identify blind spots for drivers that they say is one of the most advanced in the world.

Japanese agricultural giant to partner with Israeli innovation firms

Kinneret Innovation Centre and Impact Innovation Israel will look for investment opportunities for Kubota and will be their link into the Israeli eco-system.

Crypto Fireblocks raises $133m.

The round was led by Coatue, Ribbit, and Stripes with strategic investment from The Bank of New York Mellon and SVB Capital.

19/03/2021
Ben Gurion University

NJ Institute of Technology & BGU announce formation of new institute

Students in the United States will be able to acquire a graduate degree from Ben-Gurion University, halfway across the world, for the first time.

18/03/2021
Dr. Ranit Aharonov (L) and Dr. Noam Slonim (R) with IBM's Project Debater – Speech by Crowd machine

IBM develops artificial intelligence system that can debate humans

Project Debater told its human counterpart, "I heard you hold the world record in debate competition wins against humans, but I suspect you've never debated a machine. Welcome to the future."

By HADASSAH BRENNER
18/03/2021
Wall street

Israel's eToro to go public through $10.4b. SPAC deal backed by SoftBank

EToro competes with Robinhood, which has become hugely popular with young investors for its easy-to-use interface.

By REUTERS
16/03/2021

Bezeq, Hot bring superfast Internet to the masses

Bezeq will offer 1GB surfing speeds on its new fiber optics network for about NIS 170 per month.

15/03/2021

Razor Labs - The new Industrial Revolution starts with this Israeli company

Razor Labs develops AI solutions to improve manufacturing processes, makes machines into smart machines.

US Air Force receives first F-15EX fighter jet

The IAF was said to be interested in the aircraft, and can now follow its performance closely.

14/03/2021

Tel Aviv launches app to increase women's safety in public spaces

SafeUp's "guardians" are now available 24/7 to assist any women in the city who feel unsafe via phone calls, video calls and location sharing.

A man types into a keyboard during the Def Con hacker convention in Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.

Black Shadow hackers strike again, leak documents in new cyberattack

"Their servers are destroyed, and their client data is in our hands."

UAE establishes $10 billion Israel investment fund

The initiative of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to invest in Israel is the latest initiative resulting from the normalization of ties established by the Abraham Accords.

MyHeritage's 'Deep Nostalgia' brings old family photos to life

Users can upload images to the photos section of the app, which is designed for researching family trees and submitting DNA samples to MyHeritage.

11/03/2021

Israeli cybersecurity firm Cynet closes $40m. funding round

Cynet security platform natively combines multiple security controls and sophisticated response automation on a unified autonomous XDR platform that does not require additional staff to operate.

10/03/2021

TikTok combats violence, antisemitism, with these new features

TikTok has recently announced a zero-tolerance policy toward violent content or discourse on its app.

The new Instagram Lite app

New Instagram Lite app is made in Israel

Instagram Lite, like Facebook Lite, is a lightweight version of the app designed to provide people in rural and remote communities with a high-quality Instagram experience, while using minimal data.

10/03/2021

Cloud-native AI Optibus raises $107m. for public transport planning

Optibus capabilities include artificial intelligence algorithms that improve mass transit for passengers while also increasing operational efficiency.

10/03/2021

Will Israel lead post-COVID economy? Start-up Nation to vaccination nation

Dan Senor tells The Jerusalem Post that Israel will be roadmap to the world.

Fintech Start-ups: The Creative Fixers

Axis Tel Aviv conference to connect startups and investors online

The conference will focus on mobility, retail, fintech and cyber, and media and entertainment, all hot fields that are experiencing significant disruption.

08/03/2021

Int'l Women's Day: Why women in the workplace need to support each other

The number of women in the programming industry has risen to 20% since 2013.

08/03/2021
Anne Frank at her writing table in 1940; how many Anne Franks were lost in the Holocaust?

Watch: Anne Frank brought to life by one Reddit user and an Israeli app

A new app developed by the Israeli hi-tech company MyHeritage allows users to animate old family pictures using artificial intelligence features.

Snow view of the old city in Jerusalem, February 18, 2021

Is Jerusalem really a budding tech hub?

When start-up investment figures are broken down by city, Israel's tech ecosphere is even more centralized in Tel Aviv than many like to think.

04/03/2021

Women with hard drive: Meet the leading women in Israeli hi-tech

Ahead of International Women’s Day on March 8, we meet the powerful individuals taking a byte of the hi-tech sector

04/03/2021
Silhouettes of mobile users next to the Whatsapp logo, March 28, 2018.

What's new with WhatsApp? Messenger gets facelift with iOS update

WhatsApp's new update includes animations and changed privacy formatting

File photo of a Microsoft logo on an office building in New York

Israel cyber authority warns users about Microsoft hack vulnerability

Microsoft has defined the vulnerabilities as "grave and easily exploitable."

VCing the future? Early-stage start-up hunters share their secrets

"One of the fields I believe strongly in right now is neuroscience. I believe computers will be able to read our thoughts and use them to generate actions."

02/03/2021
Amazon packages awaiting dispatch

Lawsuit accuses Amazon of systemic racism in corporate offices

The news site Recode last week reported allegations of racial disparities in Amazon promotions and performance reviews.

By REUTERS
02/03/2021

Israeli defense company looks to AI as game-changer in space and weapons

Israel Aerospace Industries is not the only defense company in Israel that has recognized the growing importance of AI in the future battlefield.

Israeli start-up secures $25m. for remote workforce management platform

The remote IT workforce management software company develops products that allow managers and IT professionals to observe, report and run the operations of their organizations from afar.

Ex-NSA chief: No idea how badly SolarWinds hack harmed security

NSA Cyber Chief Anne Neuberger, an Orthodox Jewish woman, has been assigned as the government's "lead person” to investigate the incident.

Israeli tech turns animal waste into odorless, powdered fertilizer

A pilot project for the solution is currently being implemented at a kibbutz dairy farm in Israel.

Mobileye signs deal to provide self-driving shuttles in Europe by 2023

Three companies will initially test vehicles on roadways in France and Israel, aiming to ready technology designs for production by 2022

25/02/2021

Could Israeli technology help reopen airports, travel worldwide?

The system has already been introduced as a pilot at gates, seating areas and other high-traffic zones around the Orlando International Airport.

Sky-high, carbon-free: Israeli firm to launch eco-friendly airship

"One of the companies' major goals is to introduce a tourists' airship, which will offer aerial sightseeing tours in the most beautiful places on Earth."

24/02/2021
The flyer for the webinar series sharing information on Israeli smart agriculture with representativ

Israeli NGO to teach Israeli smart farming to the Caribbean

"COVID-19 has exposed us to the possibilities of suffering significantly from food supply shortages."

24/02/2021

Pentagon tests prototype for space energy beam - report

The premise behind the plan is that a solar energy system like this could be sent to gather sunlight and convert it into solar power, which would then be beamed back to Earth at specific points.

24/02/2021
The Porter School of Environmental Studies Building - Tel Aviv University

Tel Aviv U. launches new multidisciplinary AI, data science center

‘AI revolution is expected to impact our way of life in every aspect’

Amid stormy weather, Israeli innovation saves Holon from flooding

Previous winters submerged cars and flooded Holon's streets, costing severe damage • Ayyeka CEO: "This year, there won't be flooding in Holon."

ZzappMalaria – The new app that can beat back malaria-bearing mosquitos

The app is designed to work even in environments where the Internet is not always available, as well as on low-cost phones.

Earnix joins 'unicorn club' with $75m. investment

The funding will help Earnix expand into new market segments and regions, increase investment in product innovation, rapidly accelerate hiring and support M&A activities, the company said.

21/02/2021
Bank Hapoalim

Ahead of Apple Pay, Bank Hapoalim launches Israel's first digital wallet

The new wave of digital wallets is expected to change the way Israelis make commercial payments.

17/02/2021
Eitan Tsarfati CEO and Co founder of Swapp

Israeli AI company Swapp raises $7 million dollars in seed money

Swapp is a company that uses a single AI platform that it developed in order to help construction companies and real estate developers to easily develop their construction plans and their budget.

Frutarom becomes Tastepoint, expanding reach in Israel's food industry

The move will leverage Frutarom's production and distribution capabilities of flavor and fragrance extracts and expand their presence in Israel.

15/02/2021

Israel carries out first-ever worldwide drone test without GPS, succeeds

The successful test is a major step on the road to establish commercial drone delivery operations in Israel.

Israeli start-up focusing on AI-based solutions secures $8m. in seed

"Our mission is to deliver AI users best in class system performance while significantly reducing cost and power,” said Founder and CEO of NeuReality Moshe Tanach.

Israel among 10 most innovative nations in the world, but sliding down

The Jewish state is currently number 7 on the Bloomberg Innovation Index, in 2019 it was listed at the fifth place.

Israeli firm TikTalk brings AI to speech therapy

The global market for speech therapists is believed to be valued at more than $60 billion, with about 40% of that in the US.

11/02/2021
Visitor shakes hands with an operational robot policeman at GISEC in Dubai

GISEC cybersecurity confab in Dubai could be big for Israel

The UAE's big cybersecurity expo may give Israeli companies the platform they need to succeed.

Israeli firm CYE raises $100m. for advanced cybersecurity approach

'We offer a premium cybersecurity service, and it costs a lot more'

10/02/2021

Oracle to launch massive underground cloud data center in Jerusalem

Spread across thousands of meters, it is designed to be one of the most secure in the Middle East.

10/02/2021

With huge tech growth, Israel's start-up nation becomes scale-up nation

While Israel has had a number of high-profile companies for many years, the past two years have seen an explosion of scaled-up company investments and exits.

08/02/2021

IAI unveils groundbreaking aerial surveillance system - watch

WASP’s coverage area and resolution changes according to its platform and operating altitude.

08/02/2021

Hyundai, Kia say Apple car deal is off, puncturing investor dream

As recently as last week, media outlets including CNBC reported that a deal was close to being finalised. One South Korean report said the two companies were set to sign the deal on Feb. 17.

By REUTERS
08/02/2021

Leadspace raises $46 million in Growth Funding, welcomes new CEO

"The company has added an impressive roster of new clients — including Salesforce, American Express, and Zoom — to establish its leadership in the category."

Israeli researchers create smart agritech solution to detect crop stress

Crop stress is a major concern in the field of agriculture, as it can mean the difference between a plant's growth and lifespan.

Israeli firm launches pilot in San Diego for eco-friendly shoreline armor

ECOncrete's COASTLOCK Tide Pool Armor could protect shorelines against erosion and storm flooding while also preserving tide pool habitats for marine life.

Coronavirus leads Israel's tech workers away from the city

Residents of Israel's expensive and congested central region are finding that the rise of working from home makes the advantages of city life less appealing.

02/02/2021

Israeli-made SoundBeamer: Listen to audio without earphones

Made by Israeli start-up Noveto, SoundBeamer will change the way people listen.

By NERIA BARR
02/02/2021
General view of the US head office of TikTok in Culver City, California, US, September 15, 2020.

Check Point researchers discover security vulnerability on TikTok - again

According to the team's findings, an attacker could use this vulnerability to connect between personal information on users' profiles and their corresponding phone numbers

Data privacy to be at greater risk without government intervention

Data Privacy Day is observed in 50 countries around the world on January 28 in order to raise awareness and promote privacy and data protection best practices.

30/01/2021
A GameStop store is photographed in Austin, Texas

Texas A-G probes GameStop stock trade curbs from Robinhood, others

"This apparent coordination between hedge funds, trading platforms, and web servers to shut down threats to their market dominance is shockingly unprecedented and wrong," Paxton said in a statement.

By REUTERS
29/01/2021

Quantum apocalypse? - Super computer arms race will remake the world

Quantum computing will eventually alter and overturn the war-fighting playing field.

Quantum Computing 101 -What it is, how is it different and why it matters

Quantum is the state of things being unknown at the subatomic level until they can be observed and moves from the byte to the “qubit.”

Israeli cannabis oil 'espresso machine' start-up smashes funding goal

The company says it is only months from launching its product in Israel and plans to enter the US market next year.

Bringg partners with Uber to provide 'Amazon-like' delivery speed

"The back-end of retail success is a matter of two things: Setting up the technology to properly orchestrate your fulfillment network, and the fulfillment network itself.

27/01/2021
Khouloud Ayuti and Ariella Rosen, the co-CEOs of PresenTense, January 26, 2021.

Arab-Israeli entrepreneurs get boost, mentorship program

"In these times of growing uncertainty and increasing social gaps between diverse communities in Israel, we are proud to provide immediate support for Arab entrepreneurs."

A Finnish tech company is one step closer to bringing us autonomous cars

The problem is the reality of harsh weather conditions, as that is when people rely on their cars the most.

Cyber sector jumps 70% in 2020

Coronavirus caused massive need for readiness against hacking

Israeli Cybersecurity start-up completes $6.5 million funding round

"History is full of stories about cases where there was an alert somewhere, but they did not see or hear it until they were questioned back after the disaster."

Israeli firms are to compete in New York's new clean energy competition

"NYPA's collaboration with Israeli technology companies will yield mutual benefit by introducing new solutions for commercial usage in large scale electric utilities."

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