A global employability ranking, designed by HR consultancy Emerging and published last week by Times Higher Education, based on which universities are the best at preparing students for the workplace according to the recruiters at the world’s top companies, has ranked Hebrew University of Jerusalem students as the 62nd most employable graduates in the world
Researchers at the Yissum Research Development Company, the technology transfer company of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, said they have created a 3D printing technology that will be able to produce nutritious meals, for use in homes, restaurants and institutions, using nano-cellulose, a natural and edible calorie-free fiber.
The scientists said the technology will make it possible to print food according to pre-defined criteria in a process that will serve a variety of markets and populations.
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, is organizing with Yissum, HU’s technology transfer company, a conference: “3D Printing and Beyond: Current and Future Trends in the World of 3D Printing.” The conference, the first of its kind at HU, will introduce a variety of breakthrough 3D printing technologies and innovations by Israeli and international experts from academia and industry.
I think that as someone coming from outside this world, but with an open mind, this job falls exactly between the fields that I'm attracted to. There's a great opportunity here to hop on a train that is full of resources and ability, but has not yet reached the stars. It's a freight train traveling on a given track, although the destination is unknown, not a small fast electric car that can easily change direction.
Reuters ranks Hebrew University first in Israel and #82 worldwide among the ‘World’s Most Innovative Universities’
In the press material, Huberman notes, “As the only university in Israel with a school of agriculture, research in non-GMO hybrid seeds at Hebrew U is changing the way millions of people eat now and into the future.”
He also notes that Mobileye, which recently sold to Intel for $15.3 billion US, was founded by HU Prof. Amnon Shashua.
“Jerusalem of Gold: Capital of Innovation and Tech” brings a taste of Jerusalem to Edmonton on July 18, in a special TED Talk-style event featuring encounters with Jerusalem’s change-makers. The Edmonton event will follow similar events taking place in Vancouver (July 16) and Calgary (July 17). Four speakers represent four different facets of Jerusalem. Fifty years after the reunification of Jerusalem, Canadian Friends of Hebrew University and the Jerusalem Foundation celebrates a very bright future for the city. Join us and meet these faces who are building the city’s future. They will illustrate how an ancient city is transforming into a modern metropolis.
Israeli equity crowdfunding company OurCrowd has set up an innovation incubator in partnership with Motorola Solutions, India's Reliance Industries and Hebrew University of Jerusalem technology transfer company Yissum.
Mapping out Cancer cells and how to fight them.
Interview with Ayelet Dilion-Mashiah, NewStem CEO.
Universities in the country produce plenty of research, much of which can be turned into viable and marketable products. In that, Israel has plenty of experience: Two out of the three oldest university-based technology transfer companies in the world are here. One is Yissum, which is owned by the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and is the third tech transfer company ever set up, in 1964. The first one was in Wisconsin in the U.S., and the second was Yeda, at the Weizmann Institute, also in Israel.
The amount of sheer innovation coming out of Israel is truly impressive. "We need to exist. This is a survival mechanism, the fact that we are so flexible, so quick with ideas, so innovative. That's what keeps us alive here, not only financially but literally," Yissum's vice president of marketing, Dana Gavish-Fridman, told BioWorld Today. "There is a real understanding from a young age that our kids need to be quick, they need to innovate.
Betalin Therapeutics, Nutrino Health, and E-Shunt win top awards in first ever biomed startup competition held at MIXiii Biomed exhibition this week.
Dr. Yaron Daniely, chief executive of Yissum, Hebrew University’s technology transfer arm, and himself the driving force behind many Israeli developments in medical technology, credits the amazing performance of Israeli R&D to “chutzpah,” shown in the willingness of the country’s scientists and entrepreneurs to take on risk.
During the recent Rethinking Food: The Future of Food Innovation event in Tel Aviv, Israel, organised by the Israel Export Institute, Dr Kevin Robinson met with Ram Reifen, a paediatric specialist in gastroenterology and nutrition and a Professor of Human Nutrition at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem’s School of Nutritional Sciences, to discuss the next big development in plant-based protein.
Supported by an initial investment of $500,000 in September 2016, from Agrinnovation, an investment fund comprising private investors and Yissum, the technology transfer arm of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, ChiCK.P was established at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
Cancer patients are subject to rounds of chemotherapy treatments in which cells – both healthy and cancerous are expected to be destroyed in the process.
Now Hebrew University researchers say they have developed a way to predict resistance to chemotherapy treatments, which can help doctors and patients better target their treatments and helping reduce the rate of resistance levels “dramatically,” from the current 50 percent.So it’s especially awful when the targeted tumors have cell mutations that are resistant to chemo or develop resistance afterwards, rendering the potentially harmful therapy ineffective and pointless.
NewStem, a startup based in Jerusalem, is developing a novel diagnostic kit for predicting resistance to chemotherapy treatments. The technology is based on the pioneering research of Prof. Nissim Benvenisty of the Azrieli Center for Stem Cells and Genetic Research at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
NewStem is the only company worldwide to develop novel products based on this paradigm-changing proprietary technology, which was acquired under an exclusive license from Yissum Research Development Company, the technology-transfer company of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
Yissum, société de valorisation commerciale de l'université hébraïque de Jérusalem, a généré depuis 1964 près de 2 milliards de dollars de chiffre d'affaires. Si elle a misé très tôt sur les sciences de la vie, la structure a élargi son périmètre. Reportage, en amont de la Learning Expedition d'EducPros en Israël, en mai 2017.
Soy, rice and peas still dominate the plant-based protein market, but chickpeas could soon give them all a serious run for their money, predicts Israeli start-up CHiCK.P, which is seeking a strategic partner to commercialize its patent-pending process for producing highly functional ‘flavorless’ chickpea proteins.
The brainchild of Ram Reifen MD, MSc Nutrition, MBA – professor of human nutrition at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and director of its center for nutrigenomics and functional foods - CHiCK.P has secured initial funding from Agrinnovation, an agricultural venture capital fund that’s part of the university’s Yissum technology transfer arm.
Speaking to FoodNavigator-USA during a press trip to Israel organized by the Israel Export Institute, Professor Reifen said CHiCK.P had developed concentrates with 60-90% protein and isolates with 90%+ protein, and was now looking for a partner to whom it could license the technology to produce the proteins on a commercial scale (currently production is at pilot scale).
Therapix Biosciences Ltd. (NASDAQ, TASE: TRPX), a specialty clinical-stage pharmaceutical company specializing in the development of cannabinoid-based drugs, today announced that it has signed a sublicense agreement for Yissum Research Development Company of the Hebrew University Ltd.'s nasal drug delivery technology.
Under the terms of the agreement, Yissum will grant Therapix an exclusive, worldwide, sub-licensable, royalty-bearing license to its technology for the nasal delivery of cannabinoids.
The technology, developed by Professor Elka Touitou from the Institute of Drug Research at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, facilitates administration and effective nasal absorption of tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, the active pharmaceutical ingredient in the drugs developed by Therapix.