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Traditionally when Israel looks to cooperate commercially with America, people immediately think of the east and west coasts but rarely give serious thought to the center of the country.  But a new initiative emanating from Illinois aims to change that perception and create a third center of interest for Israeli industry. Toward that end ground was recently broken in Chicago for the Discovery Partners Institute (DPI), a new research institute there where world-class researchers will work side-by-side with students and businesses to...

Will Israel be rebranded as the Solution Nation? If so, credit should be given to a newly-released and wonderfully-written book entitled Solution Nation: One Nation is Disproportionately Responding to the World’s Most Intractable Problems. Solution Nation provides fascinating insights into 62 of Israel’s most enterprising companies. All of the featured companies are developing solutions directed towards providing rescue and relief to the world’s most disadvantaged people. Just a few of the solutions these companies are bringing to the market are directed...

Venture Capital Availability:  Key to Attracting Tech By Sherwin Pomerantz A recent article in US News & World Report ranks U.S. states by the amount of venture capital funding invested into projects in each state in 2017.  The results show that a whopping 80% of all venture capital dollars is invested in just four states:  California ($11.6 billion), Massachusetts ($2.63 billion), New York ($2.36 billion) and Texas ($747 million).  Rounding out the top 10 are Florida ($511 million), Maryland ($406 million), Illinois...

Venture Capital Availability:  Key to Attracting Tech By Sherwin Pomerantz A recent article in US News & World Report ranks U.S. states by the amount of venture capital funding invested into projects in each state in 2017.  The results show that a whopping 80% of all venture capital dollars is invested in just four states:  California ($11.6 billion), Massachusetts ($2.63 billion), New York ($2.36 billion) and Texas ($747 million).  Rounding out the top 10 are Florida ($511 million), Maryland ($406 million), Illinois...

Eat Bugs. This is one of the primary ways we will save the environment, create enough food for the coming generations and live healthier lives. Grasshoppers. Fruit Flies. Crickets…. This is what we will be calling breakfast, lunch and dinner in the coming years. No, not grasshopper-head-granola or cricket-cooked-croutons. Rather, think grasshopper protein powder or cricket cooking oil. These creepy crawlies are exceedingly high in protein, inexpensive, quick to raise and have virtually no negative impact on the environment. You think it's gross? You ever...

World Meningitis Day is held every year on 24th April to raise awareness of meningitis, provide support for those living with the after-effects of the potentially devastating disease and to highlight the importance of vaccinations. Meningitis is a potentially deadly disease that can kill within 24 hours. Bacterial meningitis can be caused by many different types of bacteria. There are safe and effective vaccines that protect against the most common causes of bacterial and viral meningitis. Not all strains of...

The world celebrates Earth Day on April 22nd as a way to appreciate nature, and to remind us of the importance of protecting our environment. welaunch is committed to this very cause which is why we are so passionate about Israeli clean-tech, ag-tech and food-tech, or what we call Global Impact Technology. Israel is a world leader in Global Impact Tech and welaunch wants to help share it with the world Here are some good articles to learn more about Israel...

Once upon a time (70 years ago) Israel's exports were a mere $6 million dollars a year and this was made up mostly of oranges and, believe it or not, dental implants - aka "false teeth." This year, however, Israel surpassed the 100 Billion dollar mark and there are no signs of letting up. On the contrary, as you can see from this graph the direction is clear and the future is bright. On the cusp of Israel's 70th birthday, we should take a...