Press Coverage in 2019


DHS S&T and Israeli Partners Announce Call for Proposals for Advanced Technologies in Homeland Security

Newswise — WASHINGTON D.C. – The Israel – U.S. Binational Industrial Research and Development (BIRD) Foundation is seeking proposals for collaborative projects to develop advanced technologies for the homeland security mission. The BIRD Homeland Security (HLS) program is a joint initiative funded by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) and the Israel Ministry of Public Security (MOPS).

“We are pleased to announce this year’s call for proposals in areas relating to homeland security,” said Dr. Eitan Yudilevich, Executive Director of the BIRD Foundation. “Five new topic areas were added to the solicitation this year, and we look forward to assisting in the collaborative efforts between U.S. and Israeli organizations through the program.”

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Newswise | 6/03/2019



mPrest to Partner with Southern Company for Grid Modernization and Distributed Smart Energy Applications


The project will bring Israel’s smart grid technology to leading US energy company to improve energy-related solutions for customers

mPrest, the mission-critical monitoring, control, and big data analytics software leader for the internet of the energy market, and Southern Company, the premier US energy company, have announced a collaboration to develop and implement a solution to further enhance the resiliency, efficiency, and flexibility of Southern Company’s distribution system.

As the first step in the partnership, Southern Company and mPrest were awarded a grant from BIRD Energy, a program sponsored by the US Department of Energy, the Israeli Ministry of Energy, jointly with the Israel Innovation Authority and managed by the Israel-US Binational Industrial Research and Development (BIRD) Foundation.

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IsraelDefense | 8/01/2019