Innovative Israeli renewable energy and energy efficiency solutions to come to South Africa in March

February 14, 2012 at 10:39 am | Posted in Energy, Energy Efficiency, Israel, Renewable energy, Solar Water Heaters, South Africa | Leave a comment
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South Africa continues to face a variety of challenges in terms of energy sustainability. Israel is a world leader in renewable energy and demand side management solutions.   Israel has a 95% penetration with regards to solar water heaters.

The Embassy of Israel is proud to announce that we will be hosting 2 pavilions at Power & Electricity World Africa at the Sandton Convention Centre on 27 and 28 March 2012. The Renewable energy pavilions will be located on the renewable energy floor and the energy efficiency pavilion will be located on the power generation floor. The renewable energy pavilion will contain vendors in the solar technology field, consultants in wind and solar water heater manufacturers. The energy efficiency pavilion on the power generation floor will host a variety of energy efficiency solutions ranging from smart metering to energy efficient lighting solutions and other power saving solutions.

Catalogue of Israeli Energy Solutions 2012

Schedule a meeting with a solar water heater manufacturer

Schedule a meeting with a solar or wind energy solution company

Schedule a meeting with an energy efficiency lighting company

Schedule a meeting with  an energy efficiency or transmission company 

For more information or to schedule meetings please contact:

Michael Shapiro

+27 11 783 9605

michael.shapiro@israeltrade.gov.il

The Embassy of Israel to South Africa invites you to an Israel fieldcrop seminar in Bloemfontein

February 10, 2012 at 2:14 pm | Posted in Africa, Agriculture, Food, Irrigation, Israel, South Africa | Leave a comment
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The Embassy of Israel to South Africa cordially invites you to:

ISRAEL FIELDCROP SEMINAR

PARADYS EXPERIMENTAL FARM, BLOEMFONTEIN

 WEDNESDAY 29TH FEBRUARY 2, 2012

 

The highlights of Israeli Agriculture include:

  • Application methods for growing crops in regions with unsuitable soil
  • Application of post-harvest methods, means and treatment for lengthening shelf life and preventing crop rotting
  • Greenhouse systems, including specialized plastic films and heating, ventilation and structure systems, enabled farmers to grow more than three million roses per hectare per season and an average of 300 tons of tomatoes per hectare per season, four times the yields of open fields.
  • Innovative technologies and accessories such as drip irrigation, automatic valves and controllers, automatic filtration, low discharge sprayers, use of low saline content water, mini- sprinklers, compensated drippers and sprinklers.

Presentations by:

IssacIssac, Agricultural Attaché, Embassy of Israel to South Africa

                Israeli’s Support of Emerging Farmers in South Africa

Gaby Levanon, Regional Manager, Netafim

                Subsurface  dripIrrigation

Or Pearl, Trade Attache, Embassy of Israel to South Africa

                                Israeli agricultural innovations

To register your attendance, you may contact Kgomoco Letlhoo (Ms.), Embassy of Israel at 011 783 9605 and israeltrade.johannesburg@gmail.com or click this link Rsvp

The Embassy of Israel to South Africa invites you to an Israel horticulture seminar in the Western Cape

February 10, 2012 at 2:06 pm | Posted in Agriculture, Irrigation, Israel | Leave a comment
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The Embassy of Israel to South Africa cordially invites you to:

ISRAEL HORTICULTURAL SEMINAR

DEVONDALE GOLF & WINE & ESTATE, STELLENBOSCH

TUESDAY 28TH FEBRUARY 2012, 15:00-17:00

The highlights of Israeli Agriculture include:

  • Advanced pomegranate production, with locally developed varieties reaching an average yield of 25-35 tons per hectare and resulting in improved quality and taste.
  • The growth of new high-yielding, high-quality pathogen-resistant vegetables
  • Application methods for growing crops in regions with unsuitable soil
  • Greenhouse systems, including specialized plastic films and heating, ventilation and structure systems, enable Israeli farmers to grow more than three million roses per hectare per season and an average of 300 tons of tomatoes per hectare per season, four times the yields of open fields.

Presentations by:

Issac Issac, Agricultural Attaché, Embassy of Israel to South Africa

                Israeli’s Support of Emerging Farmers in South Africa

Barney Isralls, Managing Director, Veg tech

                Small Country – Huge Achievements- Israel’s Agriculture

Ben Levitas, South African Zionist Federation, Western Cape

                                Israeli Innovative agricultural technologies

 

To register your attendance, you may contact Kgomoco Letlhoo (Ms.), Embassy of Israel at 011 783 9605 and israeltrade.johannesburg@gmail.com or click this link Rsvp

Israel will lead help lead Africa forward at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona

January 18, 2012 at 3:18 pm | Posted in Africa, Israel, Telecom, Telecommunication | Leave a comment
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The Mobile World Congress, which takes place in Barcelona Spain, is one of the most important events in the Telecommunications industry worldwide.

Dramatic changes and trends have been seen in the African continent in the last several years which will affect the values and culture and will help to shape the future.

The mobile revolution in Africa will empower the people who have been underserved by the constraints of a lack of education as well as lack of accessibility in the rural areas where the majority of the population lives.

The Israeli Trade Ministry together with the Israeli Export Institute are proud to host 61 leading companies in the Telecom industry.

These companies have the capabilities and “know-how” to empower the countries of Africa to transform themselves into First world nations.

There will be a wide variety of solutions ranging from Infrastructure optimization to Value added services and Fascinating applications.

Furthermore, there will be demonstrations of the applications at the Israeli-  Pavilion where one can experience the ground breaking technologies.

Israel’s innovations in the telecommunication industry

For more information to book meeting with the companies please contact:

Ido Yaffet –

Tel – +27 11 783 9605

Email – ido.yaffet@israeltrade.gov.il

Israeli Pavilion highly successful at Africa Com

November 24, 2011 at 10:15 am | Posted in Africa, ICT, Israel, South Africa, Telecom | Leave a comment
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The Annual AfricaCom conference which took place in Cape Town is the leading African trade show for professionals involved in the Telecommunications industry.

This year’s tradeshow took place from the 9th to the 10th of November 2011 and showcased numerous Network and Infrastructure as well as VAS and Applications solutions.

 The Israeli Pavilion was quite active with the presence with 7 companies.

Dozens of Southern African companies met with Israel companies of interest. The southern African companies included Mobile and fixed operators as well as a number of substantial system integrators in the Telecom industry and they were highly impressed with the level of innovation that could be found at the Israeli Pavilion.

Preparations for Mobile World Congress in Barcelona which occurs towards the end of February 2012 and also Africa Com 2012 are already under way.

To make your time more valuable at any of those events, we would like to preschedule meeting for you at the Israeli pavilions at those events.

For more interesting info please contact:

Ido Yaffet,

Fixed line – 011 783 9605

Email – ido.yaffet@israeltrade.gov.il

Hadasit launches Jewish-Arab Biomed incubator in Galilee

November 14, 2011 at 8:12 am | Posted in Investment, Israel, Life sciences, Medical Devices, R&D | Leave a comment

Hadasit, the Technology Transfer Company of Hadassah Medical Organization, has launched Ways, an incubator for joint Jewish-Arab biomed ventures in the Galilee. In addition to an initial 7.5 million shekel investment by Hadasit, several million dollars have been pledged to Ways from social organizations as well. Ways will invest $500,000 in 12 projects each, which will be matched by the Office of the Chief Scientist.

Israel presents telecommunication innovation at AfricaCom 2011 in Cape Town

October 18, 2011 at 1:00 pm | Posted in Africa, ICT, South Africa, Telecom, Telecommunication | Leave a comment
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 Driven by innovation, creativity and a long history of success, the Israeli Telecommunications industry had become a global leader.

The Embassy of Israel to South Africa has taken it upon itself the mission to promote new innovative and high potential telecommunications vendors (VAS, Content & Content enablers, Network equipment, Network and bandwidth management and more) and hosts under its umbrella 7 leading Israeli companies at AfricaCom this year.

The purpose of the meeting is to consider future cooperation between South African companies and the Israeli Telecom industry

To coordinate meetings at the Israeli Pavilion please contact Ido Yaffet from the Israeli Trade and Economic Office in South Africa.

Tel: +27 11 783 9605
E-mail: Ido.Yaffet@israeltrade.gov.il

Audiocodes – Solutions for service providers include Voip CPE Media Gateways, Multi-Service Access Gateways, Residential gateways, IP Phones, High Availability Media Gateways, Media servers, Session border Controller, Security gateways and Value Added Applications that can fit into CPE and Core VoIP applications. Website – www.audiocodes.com

Comverse – Comverse’s comprehensive product portfolio innovatively addresses three primary domains:
Value Added Services, Billing & Active Customer Management and Mobile Internet. Website- www.comverse.com

Toplinks Global –  System Integrator who provides high-end tailored, innovative telecommunication solutions from initial project and business requirement consulting, through to implementation, integration and ongoing support. We propose optimized system solutions to meet the required operations functional needs, technical specifications and performance at a competitive price. Website – www.toplinksglobal.com

Solar Power – SOLARPOWER is an EPC company that is active in the promotion, planning and implementation of alternative energy systems. SOLARPOWER specializes in photo-voltaic solar systems for the production of clean electricity and that reduce dependence on infrastructure. Website – www.solarpower.co.il

Fox Com – Since 1993, Foxcom a division of OnePath Networks has been recognized as a leading manufacturer of advanced RF over Fiber Solutions for the commercial, government and military markets Website - http://www.foxcom.com/.

Mer Group – a global system integrator since 1982, delivers complete turn-key solutions for Wireless Networks; Security and Surveillance; Broadband Infrastructure; Customized Military Systems; Communication & Monitoring Mobile Systems; Environmental Monitoring and Renewable Energy Infrastructure. Website – http://www.mer-group.com/

See where the wind is heading – Israeli start-up SmartWind brings new technology to make wind energy effective in variable conditions.

October 18, 2011 at 8:54 am | Posted in Energy, Energy Efficiency, Israel, Renewable energy | Leave a comment
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Wind energy has been a buzzword in sustainable energy circles for decades.  Even though a lot of progress has been made, wind energy faces a number of obstacles: wind turbines create significant noise, they are not ideal for the urban environment, they generate vibration, and most significantly, wind power can be highly variable by virtue of its source, presenting a substantial challenge to incorporating large amounts of wind power into a grid system.  Nowhere is this last concern more relevant than in Israel, where a day’s significant winds can be followed by weeks of no movement.  To solve this problem, one Israeli company has developed a unique form of wind turbine which not only reduces vibration and noise production, but works effectively and efficiently in areas (around the world) which are plagued by inconsistent wind patterns.

SmartWind, established in 2009 by Andrey Kotler,  has developed the innovative “Vertical Axis Wind Turbine”. The technology, which introduces a form of “Active Flow Control” to the traditional wind power process, adapts turbines for operation in weak and irregular wind flow conditions, while guaranteeing high performance. In addition to significantly reduced noise and vibration, the company’s rotor technology provides the means to enhance overall turbine efficiency within a wider range of low wind velocity areas, compensating for the intermittency of wind in such locations.  These advantages are particularly important for urban environments, where the aforementioned challenges of wind power have left many a project stuck at inception.

The continued development of technology such as SmartWind‘s is essential to the proliferation of wind energy the world over.  As innovative and flexible wind technology becomes increasingly available, utilities, and even individuals, throughout the globe will be more willing to give this form of sustainable energy a real shot.

Technion professor Daniel Shechtman wins Nobel Prize in Chemistry

October 10, 2011 at 9:46 am | Posted in Israel | Leave a comment
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Professor Daniel Shechtman of the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology has been designated the winner of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for 2011 for his discovery of quasicrystals – a new form of matter that has become a major subject field for physicists, materials scientists, mathematicians, and crystallographers.

Shechtman, who was born in Tel Aviv in 1941, had previously been awarded the Israel Prize in Physics in 1998 and the Wolf Prize in Physics a year later.

He discovered the Icosahedral Phase of crystals aluminum transition metal alloys in 1982.

Shechtman is the tenth Israeli to win the Nobel Prize. The most recent awardee was Prof. Ada Yonath of the Weizmann Institute who won the 2009 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for her work on the ribosome.

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Israeli and South African Companies come together at IBC Amsterdam

October 6, 2011 at 3:42 pm | Posted in Africa, ICT, Israel, new media | Leave a comment
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IBC Amsterdam is the leading global trade show for professionals involved in the broadcasting and entertainment industries. This year’s tradeshow took place from the 8th to the 13th of September 2011 and showcased numerous content delivery, management and distribution solutions. The Israeli Pavilion showed a strong presence with 29 companies that presented advanced solutions that included O.T.T and IPTV solutions, gaming, satellite services as well as content management solutions.  A number of South African companies in the broadcasting industry met with Israel companies of interest. The south companies included TV broadcasters, TV operators as well as a number of system integrators in the broadcasting industry and they were highly impressed with the level of innovation that could be found at the Israeli Pavilion. This level of innovation garnered three of the companies that were part of the pavilion, Justad.tv, Live U as well as Tvinci, awards at the exhibition.

Justad.tv won the inaugural connected TV award for the best revenue generation innovation. Their innovative non -linear advertising solution helps content and service providers to create revenue online across a number of devices. The judges saw Justad.tv’s solution as key for future business strategies as it would help generate revenue in the mobile world.

Live U is a leader in portable video over cellular solutions. This year they launched the LU40i 4 G wireless device that won them one TV Technology Europe’s Star award for superior technology which was presented at IBC Amsterdam. The awards were given to interesting products that helped the user save money or accomplish a task in an easier manner and Live U’s LU40i device fit the bill. The LU40i is a handheld live high definition solution that was designed for the online media market. The device is light weight, easy to use and its uplink system is perfect for online media professionals that are always on the move.

Tvinci won the sought after award for the best WebTV technology for their innovative O.T.T solution. Tvinci allows users to have personalized access to premium content such TV programmes and movies from connected TV’s, tablets, P.C’s and Smart phones. These services can be paid for per view, through ads as well as packages and subscriptions. The judges commended Tvinci enhancing the users and service providers video experience as well as for enabling service providers to manage video on various devices.

Other companies that received raving reviews from South African companies were Abonair(wireless video), Gilat Satcom(satellite and vsat), Waze Mobile(Mobile navigation),  Kultura(Open Source Video Platform), Pilat Media(broadcast management) as well as Orca Interactive(IPTV and OTT middleware, content discovery and recommendation).

Overall, IBC Amsterdam 2011 was a success for the Israeli Pavilion with over 900 meetings taking place.  Next year, the event takes place from the 6th-11th of September and we look forward to sharing more Israeli innovations with South African companies at next year’s IBC.

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