Press Releases in 2007


The BIRD Foundation, the Israel-U.S. Binational Industrial Research and Development Foundation, will invest about $13 Million in 15 Advanced Development Projects in Life Sciences, Homeland Security, Advanced Video Technology, Ultra-Fast Optic Communications and more


Dr. Eitan Yudilevich, foundation Executive Director: "The BIRD Foundation, which just this year celebrated its 30th birthday, is wrapping up a very successful year, with 32 approved projects in various innovative fields"

Included among the American partners are companies such as Texas Instruments, Amphenol, General Dynamics, Herley, Warner Chilcott and Schering Plough.

December 18, 2007


 


Don Levy: "Jurassic Park had 60 CGI scenes; Spider-Man and Beowulf had over a thousand each."


Just like other forms of media, over the past few years technological developments have brought many changes to the world of cinema

Don Levy, Senior VP for Marketing && Communications at Sony Pictures Digital, estimates that this new technological environment provides extra opportunities for the motion picture industry – and that the internet does not pose a threat, but rather offers new ways to attract audiences.

Levy, who is arriving in Israel this week for the BIRD Foundation's 30th anniversary, is head of marketing and communications activities for the Imageworks division at Sony, which specializes in digital special effects and the development of digital characters – including those found in hit pictures like Beowulf and the Spiderman movies.

Michal Ramati
December 17, 2007




BIRD Foundation to Invest $13 Million in 15 Advanced, Development Projects in Telecommunications, Life Sciences, HLS and Environment Protection


Dr. Eitan Yudilevich, BIRD's Executive Director: “By examining this impressive list of projects, one can get a sense of new market and technology trends.”

Washington, D.C., June 20, 2007- At its Board of Governors meeting held today in Washington, D.C., the BIRD (Israel-U.S. Binational Industrial Research and Development) Foundation approved investments totaling approximately $13 million, in 15 new, joint U.S.-Israeli projects with a combined budget of more than $36 million.

 

Washington, D.C.
June 20
, 2007


 

BIRD Foundation’s Innovative Projects Thrive in D.C.
Local firms' case studies will be discussed at 30th Anniversary Celebration on June 19

 

BIRD, the Israel-U.S. Binational Industrial R&&D Foundation, has supported U.S./Israeli innovation and business partnerships for 30 years. Its projects are comprehensive in scope, and include successful and forward-looking collaborations in the D.C. and Northern Virginia technology corridor.

June 7, 2007



BIRD, the Israel-U.S. Binational Industrial R&&D Foundation, has supported U.S./Israeli innovation and business partnerships for 30 years

On June 19, BIRD will celebrate its anniversary with The National Institute of Standards and Technology, The National Academy of Sciences, Israel’s Office of the Chief Scientist, and the Embassy of Israel during an all-day event, “The Future of Technology Cooperation: A U.S.-Israel Perspective,” at the National Academy of Sciences Building in Washington, D.C.

Four BIRD case studies will be discussed. The companies and projects include:
GE-DxRay; Opgal-Kollsman; CByond-Gyrus ACMI; RaySat-iDirect

 

May 24, 2007



Celebrate BIRD’s 30 Years of High-Tech Innovation
Foundation facilitates high-tech partnerships between U.S. and Israeli companies


BIRD, the Israel-U.S. Binational Industrial R&&D Foundation, has been supporting U.S./Israeli innovation and business partnerships for 30 years.

 
On June 19, a seminar will be held titled: “The Future of Technology Cooperation: A U.S.-Israel Perspective,” at the National Academy of Sciences Building in Washington, D.C.

The program will also showcase a myriad of experts including the Hon. John Negroponte, Deputy Secretary of State; the Hon. Sallai Meridor, Israeli Ambassador to the U.S., the Hon. Robert Cresanti, Under Secretary of Commerce for Technology, Dr. Eli Opper, the Chief Scientist of the Israeli Ministry of Industry, Trade and Labor, Dr. Orna Berry, Chairperson of the Israel Venture Association, and Mr. Yoel Gat, Chairman and CEO of RaySat™.

 

Keynote speakers will be Dr. Mark M. Little, Senior Vice President and Director of GE Global Research, and Dr. Vinton G. Cerf, Vice President the Chief Internet Evangelist of Google.

 

May 10, 2007


 

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