Israel's Gigawatt Global is to build a 7.5-megawatt solar PV field to produce enough electricity for 60,000 households in Burundi's Gitega region. Today only 4% of the population in Burundi have access to electricity.
Israel leads the world in the number of scientists and technicians in the workforce, with 145 per 10,000, as opposed to 85 in the U.S., over 70 in Japan, and less than 60 in Germany. With over 25% of its work force employed in technical professions. Israel places first in this category as well.
Israel hosts IBM’s largest R&D facilities outside the United States.
Israeli companies are going to require models in their advertisements to take tests to insure that they have a normal BMI (Body mass index).
Israeli diagnostic company Novamed has developed a home diagnostics product that can detect a heart attack even before it takes place.
Trucks will be a lot safer and greener thanks to an Israeli company, Neomatix, which has developed a device to check tire pressure remotely, when trucks park for the night. Improperly inflated tires waste energy, wear down tire treads, and are a safety hazard.
Israel has helped farmers in Niger develop a horticultural production system called the African Market Garden (AMG).