MercuRemoval has developed a method to remove mercury emitted by gasses from various industrial processes. Mercury is toxic to humans when ingested, and contaminated food sources currently affect millions of people around the world.
Merck Group, the German pharmaceutical and life sciences company, today inaugurated a technology innovation laboratory at its subsidiary Qlight Nanotech in Jerusalem, hosted on the Hebrew University’s Edmund J. Safra Campus. The laboratory is part of Merck’s commitment to Israel, collaboration with the Hebrew University, and development efforts in nanotechnologies and materials.
One of the highlights of the OurCrowd summit was the groundbreaking Hackathon that "crowdcreated" a startup from three remarkable technologies supplied by Hebrew University researchers. The Hackathon was the launch of OurCrowd's Labs/02, Jerusalem's new startup incubator
Alberto Núñez Feijóo, President of Galicia, visited Yissum on a whirlwhind tour of Israel to seek out investment possibilities
Yissum is part of the newly launched Labs O2 incubator described as the "commando unit for early stage funds."
Universities worldwide are looking to emmulate Israel's tech transfer magic. Today's TTOs must do much more than protect intellectual property (IP), says Yissum CEO, Yaron Daniely.
In the Reuters analysis The Hebrew University was 82nd, climbing 12 spots from last year. The Reuters analysis identifies the educational institutions doing the most to advance science, invent new technologies, and power new marekts and industries.
A global employability ranking, designed by HR consultancy Emerging and published last week by Times Higher Education, based on which universities are the best at preparing students for the workplace according to the recruiters at the world’s top companies, has ranked Hebrew University of Jerusalem students as the 62nd most employable graduates in the world
Researchers at the Yissum Research Development Company, the technology transfer company of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, said they have created a 3D printing technology that will be able to produce nutritious meals, for use in homes, restaurants and institutions, using nano-cellulose, a natural and edible calorie-free fiber.
The scientists said the technology will make it possible to print food according to pre-defined criteria in a process that will serve a variety of markets and populations.
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, is organizing with Yissum, HU’s technology transfer company, a conference: “3D Printing and Beyond: Current and Future Trends in the World of 3D Printing.” The conference, the first of its kind at HU, will introduce a variety of breakthrough 3D printing technologies and innovations by Israeli and international experts from academia and industry.
I think that as someone coming from outside this world, but with an open mind, this job falls exactly between the fields that I'm attracted to. There's a great opportunity here to hop on a train that is full of resources and ability, but has not yet reached the stars. It's a freight train traveling on a given track, although the destination is unknown, not a small fast electric car that can easily change direction.
Reuters ranks Hebrew University first in Israel and #82 worldwide among the ‘World’s Most Innovative Universities’
In the press material, Huberman notes, “As the only university in Israel with a school of agriculture, research in non-GMO hybrid seeds at Hebrew U is changing the way millions of people eat now and into the future.”
He also notes that Mobileye, which recently sold to Intel for $15.3 billion US, was founded by HU Prof. Amnon Shashua.
“Jerusalem of Gold: Capital of Innovation and Tech” brings a taste of Jerusalem to Edmonton on July 18, in a special TED Talk-style event featuring encounters with Jerusalem’s change-makers. The Edmonton event will follow similar events taking place in Vancouver (July 16) and Calgary (July 17). Four speakers represent four different facets of Jerusalem. Fifty years after the reunification of Jerusalem, Canadian Friends of Hebrew University and the Jerusalem Foundation celebrates a very bright future for the city. Join us and meet these faces who are building the city’s future. They will illustrate how an ancient city is transforming into a modern metropolis.
Israeli equity crowdfunding company OurCrowd has set up an innovation incubator in partnership with Motorola Solutions, India's Reliance Industries and Hebrew University of Jerusalem technology transfer company Yissum.
Mapping out Cancer cells and how to fight them.
Interview with Ayelet Dilion-Mashiah, NewStem CEO.
Dr. Yaron Daniely, chief executive of Yissum, Hebrew University’s technology transfer arm, and himself the driving force behind many Israeli developments in medical technology, credits the amazing performance of Israeli R&D to “chutzpah,” shown in the willingness of the country’s scientists and entrepreneurs to take on risk.
Universities in the country produce plenty of research, much of which can be turned into viable and marketable products. In that, Israel has plenty of experience: Two out of the three oldest university-based technology transfer companies in the world are here. One is Yissum, which is owned by the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and is the third tech transfer company ever set up, in 1964. The first one was in Wisconsin in the U.S., and the second was Yeda, at the Weizmann Institute, also in Israel.
The amount of sheer innovation coming out of Israel is truly impressive. "We need to exist. This is a survival mechanism, the fact that we are so flexible, so quick with ideas, so innovative. That's what keeps us alive here, not only financially but literally," Yissum's vice president of marketing, Dana Gavish-Fridman, told BioWorld Today. "There is a real understanding from a young age that our kids need to be quick, they need to innovate.