Press Releases in 2006

BIRD Foundation to Invest $13 Million in 14 Advanced Development Projects in Telecommunications, Life Sciences, Software and Homeland Security
US partners include IBM, GE, Avaya and others

Dr. Eitan Yudilevich, BIRD Executive Director:“BIRD concludes another year with a range of quality projects, penetrating new markets such as Homeland Security (HLS), and Renewable Energy.”

December 11, 2006

BIRD Foundation to Invest $10 Million in 11 Advanced Development Projects: Life Sciences, Communications, Homeland Security and Alternative Energy

Dr. Eitan Yudilevich, BIRD’s Executive Director: “This cycle is characterized by a majority of projects in the area of Life Sciences and a project in Alternative Energy. The investments in alternative/renewable energy have significant business potential, as well as social value for both the U.S. and Israel.”

June 26, 2006

AICC – to Represent BIRD in the Southeast

BIRD ( The US-Israel Industrial Research & Development Foundation, has selected the American-Israel Chamber of Commerce, Southeast Region to represent them in Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Mississippi.   AICC’s President Tom Glaser is BIRD’s official representative in the region as of May 1st.

May 16, 2006

Telcordia Approved For Funding By US-Israel Bi-National Foundation For Hi-Tech Venture

TRENTON – Telcordia Technologies Inc., of Piscataway, NJ, and Uniper, an Israeli-based company, recently received approval of a US-Israel Bi-national Industrial Research & Development (BIRD) grant for cutting edge telecommunications development, according to Commerce Secretary Virginia S. Bauer.

April 18, 2006

ARRIS Announces General Availability of Touchstone® Commercial Services Modem CSM470 T1/E1 MTA Solution, Using Resolute CES Module Technology and BIRD Foundation Grant

Combining Advanced Pseudo-wire Circuit Emulation and DOCSIS(R) Technologies, the Solution Allows Cost-Efficient Provisioning of T1/E1 Services over Standard HFC Infrastructure to Target Small-Medium Business Customers

April 9, 2006

TRIDE, the Israel-Jordan-US Industrial Development Fund gets additional funding and is seeking projects as candidates

TRIDE is the Israel-Jordan-US (Trilateral) Industrial Development Fund established in 1996. A TRIDE delegation from Israel lead by its new Executive Director, Dr. Eitan Yudilevich, met lately in Amman with Jordan’s Secretary General of the Ministry of Industry and Trade, Dr. Montaser Oklah, and with local US representatives.

March 23, 2006