Israel to boost tech funding schemes

New incentives for ultra-orthodox, Arab entrepeneurs Israel’s chief scientist is trying to solve two problems at once with a new policy to provide preferential funding to technology start-ups that are founded by ultraorthodox Jews and Arab Israelis. More than half of ultraorthodox men aged 35-54 do not work, according to a recent study by the…

Israeli exports pivot to Asia

“I prefer to be a land of a thousand speedboats rather than one big ship” Israel’s minister of economy tells Israel Innovation Conference MIXiii Israel’s Minister of Economy Naftali Bennett, speaking at the Israel Innovation Conference (MIXiii) in Tel Aviv today, praised Israel’s innovative startup ecosystem, saying that he much prefers “to be the land…

The hackers, hacked

Israeli company SenseCy fights cyber security with Avatars In a quiet corner of an Israeli farming village, Tanya sits at her computer and chats online with some of the most skilled hackers in cyber space. Some are just having fun; others are planning heists of credit card details or denial-of-service attacks that would cripple targeted websites.…

Monitoring Beijing’s Water

Israeli sensors ensuring water safety in China’s capital BEIJING WATER is installing 100 high-precision water quality analyzers for the city’s water distribution network developed by the Israeli company Blue I Water Technologies.Beijing is one of the most densely populated cities in the world and is challenged by water scarcity. The population has nearly doubled since 2000…