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.