Israel is widely known as the Start-Up Nation, and recognized as a major player in the fields of innovation, R & D and entrepreneurship. In June 2016 Taglit-Birthright Israel launched The Innovation Center in partnership with The Tel-Aviv Stock Exchange. The exciting and cutting-edge Innovation Center allows participants to learn about the new advancements Israeli start-ups are making in such fields as science, space, medicine, security, transportation, agriculture and more. Each Taglit-Birthright Israel group that visits the Innovation Center begins by exploring the interactive exhibition, and continues with a one-on-one meet up with a leading Israeli entrepreneur.

 

Since the official launch in mid-2016  the center has welcomed about 80,000 visitors including 70,000 Birthright Israel participants and hundreds of local and international delegations.

 

Agriculture - Managing Natural Resources

Biobee: A natural solution for agriculture by harvesting beneficial insects and mites as an all-natural pest control and bumblebees for natural pollination. https://youtu.be/_87Ki1d-RfI

Green IQ: A water efficient irrigation system that can be manipulated from afar according to change in weather, lighting and more. https://youtu.be/3WXPh8LOQLU

Medical & Health Management - Ensuring human welfare

OrCamFor the visually impaired, there is now a technology advanced devise to provide visual aid through a wearable platform that can read and recognize faces and places. https://youtu.be/__qk7RX74r4

SoftWheelThis technology replaces the traditional spoke-and-rim wheelchair with innovative suspension centered around the wheel hub. This allows people to go longer distances with less impact on the body. https://youtu.be/lLMq3TKnrDA

Science - Advancing Life Potential

WaterGenTechnology that works on the same principle as air-conditioning. It dries ambient humidity from the air to produce clean drinking water not only in battlefields but also in areas of humanitarian crisis, after earthquakes and floods have polluted water sources. https://youtu.be/8s17rgrbyR4

PixtierTransfer aerial photographs taken by drones into perfect 3D maps which can be used in urban planning, homeland security, virtual reality tours and autonomous vehicles. https://youtu.be/tDKCHfJ9EOw

Transportation  - Moving Forward

MobileyeSophisticated vision algorithms with technology to avoid collisions with other licensed vehicles, pedestrians, animals, debris and other obstacles. https://youtu.be/HXpiyLUEOOY

ElectroadTechnology produces zero emissions and the use of gas is by making public transportation more efficient. Development of a sustainable energy source without raising the costs. https://youtu.be/mkpcavw_vFI

Safety & Security - Responding to Challenges and Threats

Iron DomeWeapon system that works to detect, assess and intercept incoming rockets, artillery and mortars. https://youtu.be/l-hBP2Xrp9g

CyberbitTechnology that provides one platform for detecting, managing and simulating security incidents in any environment. https://youtu.be/c4bpDR4rvzc

Salient EyeTurn your smartphone or tablet into a portable burglar alarm system and motion detector for your home or office. https://youtu.be/Jc1eon_ldeo

Elbit SystemsSecurity application for different security sensors and systems such as intrusion detection which dramatically decreases the response time in an emergency situation. https://youtu.be/Gek30-orpbs

Space - The Sky is Only the Beginning

Skyfi: The world’s most advanced nanosatellite with larger cover area and super bandwidth, allowing everyone to be connected and to become part of the global village.