Press Coverage in 2008

The BIRD Foundation, the Binational Israel – U.S. Foundation will Invest $9 Million in 12 Advanced Development Projects in Areas of Life Sciences, Energy, Communications and Nanotechnology

Among the U.S. partners are companies as GE, Texas Instruments and Rohm and Haas



Click here to read the publication in "The MARKER"

Click here to read the publication in "Maariv"

Click here to read the publication in "The Economist"

Click here to read the publication in "Walla"

Click here to read the publication in "Yedioth Aharonot"

Click here to read the publication in "The Calcalist"

The above are publications of our Board's press release in various Hebrew media.
Click here to read the press release in English 


December 2008


Despite the tough times, Israel's high-tech sector thrives


From processors to software, from innovations in online video to security systems, from cell phone technology to better ways to stay safe on the road, Israel is there - at the forefront, designing and producing the high-tech wizardry that has changed the world……..


In addition to private funding, the government of Israel runs a number of programs that provide help to promising startups. The Office of the Chief Scientist, the Israeli Industry Center for R&D (MATIMOP), and programs like the Israel-US Bi-national Industrial R&D (BIRD) Foundation, among many others, lend a helping hand with logistics, advice, and even funding.

David Shamah
November 19, 2008


To read the whole article – Click here


Despite Everything, the U.S.


For Israeli Start-Ups, Partnering with an American Company is a Preferred Business Approach 


A start-up company approaching or reaching technological maturity must look for ways to enter the marketplace. The preferred approach for a young Israeli company is to build partnerships with multinational corporations. In many cases, the company's business model necessitates partnerships with companies offering access to various markets. The "America option" is the preferred approach, focusing management attention and resources.

Dr. Eitan Yudilevich

Published in: Globes – Habama - 28 October 2008

Click to read original press version in Hebrew (PDF)
Click to read English translated version (PDF)

Israeli-American Research Funds: Double Our Funding 

The Joint Israeli-U.S. Developments Foundations Call for Their Funding to be Doubled "For Development in Such Sustainable Fields as Alternative Energy, Water, the Environment and Supporting Technologies."


The three joint U.S.-Israel foundations acting in the fields of science, industrial development and agriculture, ask that their financing base be doubled, in order to allow them promote solutions in the most acute problems affecting humanity by finding alternative energy solutions and preserving the Earth, its water and its food.

Published in: Ynet - Economy- Yitshak Ben Horin
17 June 2008

Click to read original press version in Hebrew (PDF)
Click to read English translated version (PDF)
Click to read original press in Ynet website

The BIRD Foundation will Invest About $11 Million in 13 New Projects 

The BIRD Foundation, the binational foundation for industrial research and development, will invest about $11 Million in 13 new collaborative projects between Israeli and American companies, with a combined budget of more than $31 million.

Guy Grimland
The Marker- Hitech  
 June 22, 2008


Click to read original press version in Hebrew  (PDF) 
Click to read English translated version  (PDF)

Click to read original press in The Marker website

Israeli Firms Optimistic After Texas Visit
High-Tech Companies Hope to Rope in Deals From Investors

The largest-ever delegation of Israeli high-tech companies to visit Texas returned to Israel today after three days of intensive talks. Both the visitors and hosts believe that the visit was a great success and will have a long-term affect on Israel's high-tech industry, including investment from Texan institutional investors in Israeli venture capital funds and in other investment channels.  

Click here to view Hebrew version


Published by Globes [online], Israel business news - April 13, 2008



"Opportunities for US-Israeli Business Partnerships" – Management Luncheon Friday April 11th, 2008

Panelists include:

Yoran Soloman – Texas Instruments
Dr. Orna BerryGovernment of Israel

Dr. Eitan YudilevichBIRD Foundation


Israeli Delegation with TI's CEO

"Strategic Investing"

By: Dr. Eitan Yudilevich, Executive Director, BIRD Foundation


SHEKEL: Economic and Financial Trends in Israel (Journal)
March 2008, Page 6

Published by the Government of Israel Economic Mission

Ministry of Finance, New York

"Binational Industrial Partnerships: A U.S.- Israel Model and its Key Success Factors"

Eitan Yudilevich, Ph.D.
Senior Member, IEEE

Paper presented at the 2007 IEEE International Engineering Management Conference, Austin, TX.

Following a very successful event, organized by BIRD’s West Coast representative Michal Miasnik, two articles were published in The Marker (in Hebrew).
The first is a detailed interview published on February 25, 2008.
The second was published on February 27, 2008 and is translated below:
Published in TheMarker, February 27, 2008 in Hebrew

"The BIRD Foundation's Energies"
The BIRD Foundation, the Israel-U.S bi-national research foundation, held a conference on renewable energy. The conference's keynote speaker was Dr. Richard Swanson, Co-Founder and President of the SunPower Corporation, one of the world's leading companies in the field of photoelectric power. The conference was held in the Silicon Valley area and attracted some 50 senior executives, many of them Israelis working in the region. According to BIRD’s Executive Director Dr. Eitan Yudilevich, the Foundation sees this conference as an important milestone due to the collaborations it promotes between Israeli and international companies in a broad variety of fields, and that it continues the tradition of forging connections between Israeli entrepreneurs and the American business leadership. Renewable energy is one of the Foundation's leading priorities.

Click here to read the original Hebrew version

PrintTell a friend
Jump to page content