Press Coverage in 2009

U.S. - Israel Joint Economic Development Group Mid-Year Review Joint Statement

Delegations of the United States and Israel discussed the status of the U.S. and Israeli economies, the progress of Israel’s economic reforms, and ways to enhance high-tech cooperation during the U.S.-Israel Joint Economic Development Group (JEDG) 2009 Mid-Year Review, held today in Jerusalem.

Office of the Spokesman

Washington, DC

December 15, 2009

DOE and Israel Announce $3.3 Million in Cooperative Clean Energy Projects

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced a milestone in U.S.-Israel cooperation on clean energy technology. With financial support of DOE and the Israeli Ministry of National Infrastructures, the bilateral BIRD Foundation Energy Executive Committee has competitively selected four cooperative clean energy projects in the United States and Israel. This initiative will award up to $3.3 million in U.S.-Israel funding for these four projects.

November 24, 2009

The BIRD Foundation and the West Coast Economic Mission's Office to Hold a Conference on Smart Grids

The BIRD Foundation, in conjunction with the Israeli Economic Mission's Office for the West Coast will be holding a conference (Oct. 15) on smart grids in California, with the participation of Israeli and American companies.

The Economist

October 13, 2009

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erview with Dr
. Eitan Yudilevich, BIRD's Exectucive Director in
Reshet Bet - "GigaBet"

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Israel Broadcasting Authority (IBA)
September 22, 2009

Israeli tech firms pitch blue, white - and green

Meadowlands confab matches innovators with NJ investors

Israeli entrepreneurs descended this month on the Meadowlands - New Jersey’s sprawling symbol of both urban negligence and environmental promise - to pitch their innovations in green technologies to American investors and municipalities.

Robert Wiener
NJJN Staff Writer

September 23, 2009

The BIRD Foundation helps Israeli companies to fly

"Israeli startups have a lot of great ideas, with solid and innovative technology helping to create the products of a high-tech tomorrow. But what they don't always have is the marketing savvy to bring those ideas to fruition.

That's where BIRD steps in. BIRD - the Israel-US Binational Industrial Research and Development Foundation, specializes in bringing Israel's high-tech miracles to the rest of the world, via the world's (still) most important market, the United States."

David Shamah

July 08, 2009

BIRD Fund now seeks cleantech projects

$3 million will be invested over the next year in joint Israeli-US projects.

Sources inform "Globes" that Israel United States Binational Industrial Research and Development Foundation (BIRD-F) is currently launching a new program to fund joint projects between Israeli and US companies in the renewable energy sector


Globes [online], Israel business news

17 June 2009

GE and SandLinks Demonstrate Breakthrough System Solution for Tracking the Location and Condition of Assets In-Transit
New Solution provides unprecedented views into the supply chain

GE Global Research, the technology development arm for the General Electric Company (NYSE: GE), and SandLinks Inc., of Israel and Dallas TX, have developed an unprecedented In-transit Total Asset Visibility (ITAV) Solution, with the support of the BIRD Foundation. The ITAV solution culminates the successful completion of a $2 million, multi-year development project that demonstrated the ability to track the location and condition of assets while in-transit.

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Coverage in Randall-Reilly™ By Aaron Huff
Coverage in BusinessWire

Coverage in Trading
April 28, 2009

US-Israel Sign Agreement of Cooperation in Renewable Energy 

A new US-Israel agreement of cooperation in renewable energy was announced at the opening of the 2nd Eilat-Eilot International Renewable Energy Conference last week. The US-Israel Energy Cooperation Act is an international collaboration aimed at creating a renewable energy storage initiative to reduce the world's oil dependence.

The Cooperation Act will fund eligible joint ventures between US and Israeli businesses. Two million dollars, or $1 million from each country, has already been allocated for this year with a significant increase expected in future years.

At the opening, Jonathan Shrier, acting assistant secretary at the Office of Policy and International Affairs of the US Department of Energy, told the conference plenum that the agreement had the support of Dr. Steven Chu, the new US Secretary of Energy. "The secretary sees the power of international arrangements," such as those brokered by the Binational US-Israel R&D Foundation (BIRD), the US-Israel Binational Science Foundation and others. "These various parties are involved because we need to push R&D of already available technologies and not neglect the cutting edge research at the basic science level."

Rachel Neiman

February 22, 2009

USAHockey Partners With ACE, BIRD Foundation to Create Hockey IntelliGym


Revolutionary Brain Training Tool Will Develop "Hockey Sense"


To be called Hockey IntelliGym, the software-based product will furnish players with a highly effective training tool to develop perception and decision-making skills. Further, it will enable coaches to fine-tune the training program and follow-up on the progress of their players.

“We’re really into unchartered territory with the development of Hockey IntelliGym,” said Dave Ogrean, executive director of USA Hockey. “With the expertise of ACE and the support of the
BIRD Foundation, we’ll be able to produce a product that will give our players an opportunity to improve in areas that training has never before been available.”

USA Hockey Magazine
January, 6, 2009

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