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 tech lets users check their vital signs by selfie

The company's technology can measure a person's heart rate, heart rate variability, mental stress level, oxygen saturation, respiration rate, and more just by analyzing a person's face.


Israel-based software developers create app to tackle mental health

The new software targets an individuals' memory imaging system, displaying images that build on life events that have left emotional scars on a person overtime.

Tourists wear protective masks in Saint Mark's Square in Venice as Italy battles a coronavirus outbr

Will 2021 see the return of wanderlust? - opinion

Wanderlust has taken on a new meaning with the return of travel as the COVID vaccine begins to be administered worldwide.

'COVID forced us to innovate a new approach to philanthropy'

Balasha is spearheading the transition of what was once known as the Israel Free Loan Association (IFLA), an organization that has provided financial help since 1990, into something bigger.


Could Israeli technology prevent a Meron-type disaster?

Here is a look at some Israeli technologies designed to identify and control threats in large crowds.


Nefesh B’Nefesh, Salesclass retrain olim for hi-tech sales jobs

In today’s job market, companies are looking for people with specific competencies

Apple Pay expected to launch in Israel next week

The long-anticipated launch is expected to represent a tipping point for mobile payment solutions in Israel.


Intel Israel to build massive new Haifa campus, hire 1,000

The building will cover an area of tens of thousands of square meters and will house thousands of workers working on a hybrid model combining office and remote work time.


Google battles landmark UK class action over alleged iPhone tracking

It has been estimated that damages from the lawsuit could run to 750 pounds per iPhone user, potentially bringing damages to more than 3 billion pounds ($4.2 billion) if any future trial succeeds.


ALIVE and thriving: Pushing the boundaries of health technology

ALIVE is one of the few funds today investing in both medical devices and digital health

Interest in renting offices high after COVID decline

In the new office complex O-TECH, negotiations are currently underway with a number of international and Israeli companies for renting offices in an area of ​​tens of thousands of square meters.

Good energies: Firm that reinvented the engine starts new funding round

MayMaan has developed an internal combustion engine operating on a mixture of water and ethanol. They are in the 1st phase of sparking a revolution in the automotive and green energy markets.


ZIM Announces the Establishment of ZIMARK

New company to provide scanning technology for the logistics and supply chain industries

Investment giant Blackstone opens Israel office

Blackstone will focus on investing in mature, growth-stage companies, and won't be competing with local venture capital funds.


HUJI announces Dutch partnership to develop machine-learning algorithms

Both groups have the goal to start an innovation that would overcome media access control randomization while maintaining high standards of data privacy.

Human brain

Israeli startup developing remotely operated needle for brain surgery

Instead of removing tumors or blood clots by hand, the surgeon can maneuver the needle through the patient's brain tissue and can shoot water at the tumor to break it up.

Israeli innovation will allow oxygen to be produced from Moon's surface

"The technology we've developed is part of a value chain that will allow permanent bases to be established outside the limits of planet earth."

Segment information technologies: Digital management of the supply chain

Financial processes for some of the largest entities in the economy

How many Israeli start-ups are in Europe? A new report provides data

The UK, Germany and France employ 55% of all Israeli start-up workers in Europe.

Viewo, an Israeli start-up, was founded by Raphael, Rani Grinberg, and David Price.

60% of Israeli tech firms say they can't find enough employees

The coronavirus crisis halted the positive trends of recent years regarding the increased integration of women and members of the Arab and Ultra-Orthodox communities in hi-tech

A picture illustration shows a Facebook logo reflected in a person's eye

On social media, beware of personal data leakage

Social media is not just virtual platforms where one can communicate and express himself, it is also a mine of personal data coveted by not only tradespeople around the world, but also hackers.


Google and Amazon win Israel's NIS 4b. Nimbus cloud tender

The Nimbus Project is intended to provide a comprehensive and in-depth solution for the provision of cloud services to the government, the defense system and other bodies in the economy.

Representations of virtual currency Bitcoin are seen in this picture illustration

Cryptomining malware targeted about 1 in 5 corporate networks in 2020

Cryptomining malware attacks, although fairly new, are becoming ever more prevalent as they are seen as a more steady form of income for hackers, as opposed to ransomware and other attacks.

Got BioMilk? Lab produced milk could rival the real stuff

Israeli foodtech company BioMilk, in the race to develop lab-produced milk, announced its IPO on Sunday, allowing investors to buy stock in the newly publicly trading company.

Israeli plastic giant, thermoplastic firm to make eco-friendly products

Over 2 billion tons of household waste are dumped into landfills every year, and UBQ is a unique construct breaking down all organic and artificial waste to create an eco-friendly alternative.

A hooded man holds a laptop computer as a blue screen with an exclamation mark is projected on him i

Hackers hit the web in Cyber 2.0 competition

Previous challengers have struggled to succeed in the competition.

The Aura Air system, shown here installed on a bus, was found to be more than 99.9% effective.

Ashtrom Group invests in Aura Air start-up to reduce spread of COVID

The air-purification company recorded a sharp growth in the last year, carrying out hundreds of projects in The US, Europe, the Middle East and Israel.

Will Israel's energy future be primarily solar power?

"From the Red Sea to the Dead Sea, this is the first region in the world to have achieved 100% daytime solar power."


Amazon, Hebrew University partner up to tackle quantum computing

AWS brings quantum computing researchers and engineers together to accelerate development on quantum computing algorithms and technology, a statement by HU said.

Robot-surgery company Memic raises $96m.

Funding will support the commercialization of the company's Hominis robotic-assisted surgical platform in the US and potentially in other countries around the world


Israeli firm Cellebrite to do $2.4 billion Nasdaq IPO via SPAC

Cellebrite’s technology solutions position it for long-term growth in a market that is estimated to reach $12 billion by 2023


Israeli phishing defense company Cyberfish acquired by Cofense

Phishing is considered the number one threat in cyber-attacks and accounts for over 90% of global cyber-attacks.

JVP founder Dr. Erel Margalit addresses the Seeds&Chips foodtech conference in Milan, Italy, earlier

Israel looks to set up three new tech incubators

Concession winners will gain right to operate technology incubators for a period of up to five years, with the option of extending for three further years.


Israeli start-up raises $13m. to assist grieving families

The company, Empathy, designed an app to guide "families through the logistical and emotional complexities experienced with loss," Empathy said in a statement.

Cloud analytics company Upsolver raises $25m.

The company will use the financing to aggressively build its team, scale its go-to-market engine, and drive technical innovation.


Israeli startup FlyTech seeks to make drone home deliveries the norm

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


Mark Zuckerberg's cellphone number leaked in Facebook hack

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

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.

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?...,"


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.


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

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

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.


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.

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.

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."


Cyber firm SCADAfence raises $12m.

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


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.

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.


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.


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

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


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.

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.

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."

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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.

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.


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

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."

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.


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


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."

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."


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.

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