Press Releases in 2016
July 6, 2016 – During its meeting on June 7-8, 2016, held in Palo Alto , CA, the Board of Governors of the Israel-U.S. Binational Industrial Research and Development (BIRD) Foundation awarded funding to two projects, selected by DHS and MOPS, between U.S. and Israeli companies to advance technologies for First Responders. In addition to the grants from BIRD, the projects will access private sector funding, boosting the total value of both projects to approximately $4.5 million.
July 06, 2016
The approved projects involve innovations in the areas of agrotechnology, biotechnology, digital healthcare, UAV collision avoidance and others
During its meeting on June 8, 2016, held in Palo Alto, CA, the Board of Governors of the Israel-U.S. Binational Industrial Research and Development (BIRD) Foundation approved $7.5 million in funding for nine new projects between U.S. and Israeli companies. In addition to the grants from BIRD, the projects will access private sector funding, boosting the total value of all projects to approximately $21.5 million.
June 21, 2016
U.S.-Israel Collaboration on Natural Gas Technologies
A Request for Information (RFI) by the BIRD Foundation will assess the potential of U.S.-Israel collaboration on innovative Natural Gas (NG) technologies, such as: Reservoir Characterization, Big Data Management, Imaging, Physical Security, Robotics, Seismicity, Sensors, Visualization, Water Treatment and many others.
Natural Gas (NG) technologies have become increasingly important to the U.S. and Israel. In the U.S., new technologies are needed to prudently and safely continue the extraction of large amounts of shale gas. In Israel, the relatively recent discoveries of significant offshore NG reservoirs have caused the country to become increasingly dependent on this energy source.
The purpose of the newly published RFI is to solicit feedback from industry, academia, research laboratories, etc. on their interest in pursuing joint R&D activities between U.S. and Israeli entities on NG related technologies, including the possibility of applying for funding from the BIRD Foundation.
February 10, 2016