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
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.
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.
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
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