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First ever comprehensive survey by American MIT and Russia’s Skolkovo findings:

Technion is ranked 6th place for entrepreneurship and innovation in the world

And 1st place for supporting a “challenging environment” among universities worldwide

The Technion was ranked in sixth place in the world for entrepreneurship and innovation, in the first ever comprehensive survey conducted by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). The study was performed in collaboration with Skolkovo (the Innovation Center known as Russia’s Silicon Valley). The survey aimed to identify the most innovative universities around the world.

Researchers at the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology have developed and successfully demonstrated a photonic topological insulator, a new device used to protect the transport of light through a unique, lattice of ‘waveguides’ The advancement may play a key role in the photonics industry. A description of the advancement was published in the current issue of NATURE (Vol. xx No. x)

The photonics industry is at the heart of modern computing and communication.  It has allowed vast amounts of data to be transmitted extremely quickly over fiber optic lines that cross the oceans.  Photonic technology (i.e., technology that is based on the flow and control of light) is at the heart of DVDs, fabrication of computer chips, and solar cells.


Israel-Italy: Joint R&D Projects

Proposals For Joint R&D Projects 2013

Within the activities foreseen by the framework Agreement on industrial, scientific and technological research and development cooperation between Italy and Israel (hereinafter called “Agreement”) the Directorate General for Political and Security Affairs of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for the Italian Party, and MATIMOP – The Israeli Industry Centre for R&D for the Israeli Party on behalf of the Office of the Chief Scientist (OCS) of the Ministry of Industry Trade and Labour, are starting the procedures for the selection of projects eligible for financial support as in Article 4 of the Agreement.

The Chamber has set as its main goal the enhancement of bilateral relations between Italy and Israel.

To do this, the Chamber is supplying all necessary services to businessmen, companies and institutions of both countries helping them create new economic relations and develop existing ones.

Free market agreements with the European Union and the geo-cultural proximity of Israel and Italy transform the latter into a natural base for business relations between Israel and Europe.

The Israel National Cyber Bureau in the Prime Minister's Office, which was established over a year ago on instructions from Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, was responsible, on the national level, for advance preparations for the recent cyber attack. As the INCB identified the activity, multiple actions were undertaken in order to make certain that Government ministries and other bodies were prepared to meet the threat.

Before and during the attack, the INCB coordinated protective measures and activities among the various agencies in the country engaged in cyber defense. During the event, the INCB operated a national situation room which was in continuous contact with its counterparts in the relevant agencies.

The recent cyber attack was on a similar scale to that which occurred during Operation Pillar of Defense and concentrated on distributed denial of service (DDOS) and website defacement. In comparison to Operation Pillar of Defense, the damage was minimal.

The Ben Gurion University of the Neguev - BGU to partner with the University of Chicago to tackle Global Water Problems

The University of Chicago and BGU have signed an agreement to begin exploring a research partnership that would create new water production and purification technologies for deployment in regions of the globe where fresh water resources are scarce.

Signing a memorandum of understanding in Chicago on March 8 were University of Chicago President Robert J. Zimmer and BGU President Rivka Carmi.