Eight cooperative development projects between US and Israeli companies have won a $7.3 million in grants from the Israel-U.S. Binational Industrial Research and Development (BIRD) Foundation. With additional private-sector funding, the value of the projects is approximately $20.4 million.
• 4Cast Systems (Petah Tikva, Israel) and Adelos Inc. (Polson, MT) will develop an Upstream – Advanced Pipeline Disaster Prevention System.
• Compedia Software & Hardware Development (Ramat Gan, Israel) and Samaritan’s Purse (Boone, NC) will develop VolunteerVR – Virtual Reality Skills and Empowerment Tools for Disaster Relief Volunteers.
• HackerU (Ramat Gan, Israel) and JustCode Inc. (New York) will develop Cyber Security and Coding Assessment Platform for Measuring and Enhancing Cyber Readiness and Tech Talent Competency.
• Juganu (Rosh Ha’ayin, Israel) and Just Greens (Newark, NJ) will develop a Tunable White Spectrum Smart LED Based Fixture for Automated Horticulture Processes.
• Leviticus Cardio (Petah Tikva, Israel) and Jarvik Heart (New York) will develop the Wireless Jarvik 2000 LVAD.
• Mitos Medical (Netanya, Israel) and FiberTech Medical (Baltimore) will design and manufacture a Surround Vision Scope.
• MS Tech (Herzliya Pituah, Israel) and Tekwave Solutions (Alpharetta, GA) will develop a Rapid Field Analysis of Chlorates, Perchlorates, Fentanyl and Synthetic Opioids using HF-QCM Nanotechnology Detection Sensors.
• Somatix Technologies (Ra’anana, Israel) and Catholic Senior Housing and Health Care Services (Bethlehem, PA) will develop a Digital Health System, SafeBeing – ‘Aging in Place’ Lifestyle with Exceptional Peace of Mind.
These eight projects are in addition to 974 projects that the BIRD Foundation has approved for funding during its 41-year history. Submissions are reviewed by evaluators appointed by the US National Institute of Standards and Technology and the Israel Innovation Authority.