Startups

Diamond Winners
2017 Diamond Winner
Health and Wellness

Severe visual impairment results in a significant decline in mobility and independence, with a huge & growing unmet need of millions. RenewSenses conveys vision through sound to visually impaired people by combining sensory augmentation and computer vision in a wearable device. These IP-protected technologies were tested and validated in the lab of Prof. Amir Amedi at the Hebrew university (co-founder) recruiting the visual cortex of blind people and enabling a new form of sensory experience.

2017 Diamond Winner
Poverty Alleviation + Agriculture

100M small farmers in India LOSE money on average from agriculture, largely due to climate risk. Kheyti changes that through its "Greenhouse-in-a-Box", a low-cost greenhouse kit bundled with services. Our greenhouse fits in 2% of a small farmer’s land, protects crops from external risks and grows 7x food using 90% less water. In addition, we work with partners to offer financing, inputs, training and market linkages, creating a seamless path towards steady incomes >$100/month and out of poverty.

Gold Winners
2017 Gold Winner
Consumer Products + Efficiency

Our technology transforms carbon dioxide into impurity-free ethanol for use in consumer products. We do this using only water and sunlight as the other two inputs. At scale, we are both both more profitable and better for the environment than ethanol derived by fermentation, which we achieve while actively removing the most abundant greenhouse gas from our atmosphere.

2017 Gold Winner
Health and Wellness

Over 300 million people around the world experience daily frustration.
They have lost the use of their hands due to disease, injury or paralysis.
This affects their independence, communication and even the way they relax, watch TV or play games.
We give 300 million people back their freedom with Crescent™ - "Independence in a band".
Crescent™ all day, light, wearable that enables unlimited control over a Computer, Tablet & Smartphone, effectively replacing a mouse or finger on a touch-pad.

Silver Winners
2017 Silver Winner
Education Technology

GooseWay, a confidential platform that helps teachers in the kindergarten to manage all the administrative and communication activities in an easy and simple way.
We are focusing on the MENA region, with its highest population growth rates in the world, and a 14 billion dollar market for pre-school education, with our fermium model we will increase our market penetration. And we will achieve that with our passionate, full of potential and experience team

2017 Silver Winner
Sports Technology

You've Run, but never like this!
MoonRun is a new kind of IOT aerobic suspension trainer, embedded with movement sensors to provide an immersive aerobic experience. MoonRun will be positioned as a new indoor aerobic solution in a $5.8B market, replacing for many the cumbersome, monotonous and expensive treadmills, ellipticals and indoor cycles. We will provide developers with simple tools to further create multimedia, virtual reality and gaming worlds of fitness.

2017 Silver Winner
Cybersecurity

We have invented an ingenious patent-pending method for implementing a firewall type functionality into the car network. This is a unique implementation that provides the necessary Intrusion detection and prevention capabilities at the highest level. We call this the "Stamper"
All this without:
-  unnecessary risks/ false positives for the drivers
- long integration time for the customers/OEMs
- additional BOM costs. 
The solution is practical and quick to market

2017 Silver Winner
Environment

Women in India have to walk miles to protect their dignity while relieving themselves. Girls usually drop-out of the school without a well-functioning toilet and similar is the story of over 800 Million Indians, mostly women. To combat this, SUKRITI has designed a smart prefab toilet cabin which depends very little on manual intervention for maintenance. It is automated for self-cleaning & self- maintenance, consumes 90% less fresh water, treats and reuses the waste on-site, and works on solar.

2017 Silver Winner
Education + Education Technology

OtheReality will eradicate prejudice and discrimination across the globe by leveraging VR tech through the education system allowing students to experience social situations and to "walk a mile in someone's shoes". e.g., enabling a male student to see the world through the eyes of a female student, Jew as Arab or White as Black. This immersive exposure, directed to the digital generation, will lead to a meaningful dialogue in class, which in turn, will promote empathy learning and social change

2017 Silver Winner
Internet of Things

Clidrotech developed a new system that provides solutions for the $2B/year market of "on board scale solutions"
On board scale solutions are used for many years to help fleet managers to optimize their fleet efficiency and safety.
the existing solutions of "on board scale" use either load cell or strain gauge or air pressure sensors, all these solutions are intrusive.
Our solution is a passive sensor that provides onboard scale at a better durability and accuracy at a much lower cost

Startups
2017  Finalist
Cybersecurity

Companies are striving for a solution which eliminates risks originated from software.
Our unique software API classification engine can detonate key risk factors at the core, providing the world’s most accurate risk assessment solution.
By intercepting calls both in the application, as well as the OS layer, we provide on-the-spot mitigation for both known and yet-to-be-discovered software vulnerabilities.

2017  Finalist
Online Commerce & Marketplaces

In emerging markets, 80% of food is grown on small farms, and post-harvest losses up to 40% are not uncommon, largely because of inefficient marketing. Farmster is a virtual marketplace for agricultural produce that connects farmers and buyers before harvest. Farmers post their produce into the system through our SMS Chatbot, and buyers search and order it on our app. All users are given a profile, rating and history of activity and are connected within a social network.

2017  Finalist
Medical Devices

The Airstrument was originally developed by Forbes Under 30 inventor and founder Matan Berkowitz as a motion-controlled musical instrument.
Its prototype won an award at Music Tech Fest 2015 in Sweden, graduated from a European Union incubator program in 2016 and has since been featured in media as well as on stages worldwide, including Google, Forbes and SXSW.
The team is now developing the Airstrument into a gamified platform for rehabilitation and assistive technology.

2017  Finalist
Diagnostics + Medical Devices

We help diabetics keep their feet through early screening for peripheral vascular disease and related complications. Early screening can offer new treatment options and help reduce incidents of amputation. Our device is non-invasive and contact-free, not based on radiation, and functionally consistent with the guidelines of the AHA, the American Diabetes Association, and other leading medical organizations. It will reduce healthcare costs for hospitals, clinics, and insurers.

2017  Finalist
Healthcare + Healthcare

The Israeli Air Force (IAF) reduced 95% of its 25 yearly aviation accidents in only few years.
98'000 people die every year from medical errors in the US.
Aviation and Medicine have a lot in common.
Implementing our aviation-based techniques will drastically decrease number of unnecessary deaths in hospitals.
Successfully working in Israel today.

2017  Finalist
Agriculture

The lack of truly fast testing for individuation of dangerous bacteria (i.e. E.coli, Listeria, Salmonella) is a major problem for the fresh food industry (Fresh Cut, dairies, etc.). Current tests are too slow (18 hrs-5 days) to avoid recalls, lawsuits, damaged reputation, or safeguard consumer health. Yarok has developed an in-shift testing system providing fast, accurate initial results after 45 minutes and final results before fresh food exits the production facility. Stop recalls. Save costs.

2017  Finalist
Water Treatment & Technology

WaterComms tackles the crucial issue of water management in off-grid communities by creating a sustainable access to knowledge and technical support.
Our model is based on service centers and supported by a mobile App. It concentrates on three steps:
1) Upgrading existing infrastructure (enlarging capacity and securing purification);
2) Training and handing tools for controlling quality and planning maintenance;
3) Securing access to technical services and supply of spare-parts.

2017  Finalist
Efficiency + Energy / Clean Tech

Vostok is an Electric mobility solutions company with the aim of making affordable, easy and clean mobility the norm. We do this by collaborating with industry partners to design solutions that enable consumers to switch to this technology without having to give up any convenience. This is reflected in our first product Vostok 1500, an urban electric scooter for delivery companies and for individual use. Easy, convenient, and without having to pay a price premium to adopt this new technology.

2017  Finalist
Retail & Advertising Technology

We've created a new shopping experience on VR, that allows customers
to interact naturally with products using only their hands, view from every
angle and customize the product in the VR.
To do that we had to overcome a know VR problem called death misperception. While others try to solve it using hardware, we developed a software that creates a prediction of the user’s real intentions and bends
the virtual reality, so his faulty actions and misperceptions won’t hurt the experience.

2017  Finalist
Transportation & Logistics

Valerann is an end-to-end system installed on the road itself. Using different sensors, a unique algorithm, and a communication system tailored to the road’s unique requirements, the system provides real-time information to drivers and road operators. This includes danger recognition, instant accident prevention, optimal traffic flow adjustments, and autonomous cars guidance and support. Valerann system provides all these solutions in one product.

2017  Finalist
Transportation & Logistics

UMo's technology enables cities to promote & reward citizens to choose walking, cycling, public transport & ride-sharing over cars.
UMo's solution lets cities promote transportation behavior change through gamification, crypto-currency-based rewards. The more one walks & bikes, the more Bitcoins mined from city, employer. Bitcoins are redeemed at local businesses. End-to-end activity is monitored & optimized, assuring all stake holders benefit off fewer cars in more liveable cities.

2017  Finalist
Hardware & Robotics

The fusion solution (LIDAR, Radar and Vision) enabling a reality of self-driving cars, still suffers from short sightings. Functioning in all lighting and extreme weather conditions became an addressable challenge. our innovative approach will empower the cars with sight technology which simply enables them to see anytime, without impairment.

2017  Finalist
Internet of Things

Traxx connects the motorcycle to the rider and the rider to his community. Traxx increases safety and security of bike and rider by leveraging the unique social aspects found among riders in different parts of the world.
Traxx automatically detects theft and accidents and takes immediate actions to speed up recovery of riders and bike.

2017  Finalist
Education + Consumer Products

Research shows 90% of brain development occurs by age 5, and the language children experience ages 0-5 profoundly impacts their brain development, IQ, self-esteem, and success. Talklet captures parent-child interactions and offers speech metrics & feedback, showing parents how their words influence their child's development. Talklet will encourage parents of all social strata to take an active role in their child's education and empower them interact with their children in the most impactful way

2017  Finalist
Consumer Products

SunZee Mission is to develop disruptive products in the cosmetics and pharma industry with an initial focus on sunscreen. while Awareness to sun damages have increased dramatically, the way we consume sunscreen has not changed and fallen behind our actual needs.
We have developed an innovative, patent pending capsule which enables a simple, single hand extraction of cream directly to your fingertips. SunZee has the potential to impact usage and education on sun protection among kids

2017  Finalist
Efficiency + Generation

SolarChange leverages cutting edge disruptive technology, including blockchain and machine learning, to create an unparalleled reliable, comprehensive and potentially unlimited data platform for the renewable energy market. Utility companies, grid operators and users alike can obtain real time energy tracking while global trade markets can benefit from such accurate and real time data. Smart predictions, insights and forecasts will be taken to a new level with our proprietary technology.

2017  Finalist
Health and Wellness

SensoGenic provides you an easy solution to detect allergens anywhere by smart phone external accessory.
SensoGenic is easy to use and provides the YES/NO answer whether your food is allergen free within 1min.
SensoGenic utilizes proprietary SensoGenic app to gather more information by using big data and online detection algorithm improving the feedback and enabling map based services to the customer.

2017  Finalist
Transportation & Logistics

The RePark system, allows parking space owners, to rent their space, whenever it is vacant, by the hour at any hour.
It allows drivers to find parking near their destination, and get a true door to door ETA (reach + park + walk)
We can manage parking garages, by directing drivers to the next available spot. We can do the same for on street parking, and reduce traffic loads by 30% of major streets. RePark increases space utilization & green lungs while reducing pollution

2017  Finalist
Health and Wellness

Trauma events create anxiety at a large scale, psychologists marks the first 30 days after a trauma event as crucial for treatment, unfortunately Authorities lacks the personal to provide aid in these crucial period as they are under staffed. ReachMore expands the reach of authorities during trauma events X1000 and helps focus resources on individuals that require further care. Our research show anxiety can be treated online, with no need for face-to-face treatment, and with 82% success rate.

2017  Finalist
Internet & Web + High Tech

Quali.Fit learns and imitates the behaviour of a professional recruiter -

Using AI, It gathers feedback from employers, automatically interviews candidates, fill the missing data on their profiles, and makes the recruiter day 10X more efficient.

2017  Finalist
Online Commerce & Marketplaces

The entire model of online shopping today is catalog-based with very limited scope for ‘inspiration’ or Visual Merchandising (VM) that is very typical to offline stores. We have created an AR/VR technology platform using which retailers can create immersive shopping experiences for their online consumers and increase engagement with the brands. A consumer can virtually walk-around a store, pick products and shop for it in an engaging environment designed to inspire purchases.

2017  Finalist
Healthcare + Health and Wellness

AAPE1’s dual effect makes him superior over the existing skin care products in the market
AAPE1 is an antioxidant which has been developed in the framework of this project. AAPE1 is chemically stable and therefore resistant under high and low temperatures and keeps its effectiveness over time. AAPE is water soluble and inhibit wrinkle formation.

2017  Finalist
Public Health

Novotalk is an on-demand system tailored to meet individual therapy needs. Using validated in-clinic methods and a patent-pending, speech pattern analyzer, it studies the user’s performance and adapts accordingly. It eliminates the dependency in the availability of a clinician.
Coupled with a training system, and community of peers, it’s an effective substitute for more traditional treatments, with maximum availability and accessibility, at an affordable price, with long-lasting results.

2017  Finalist
Diagnostics + Diagnostics

Nanosynex is saving the world from superbugs, starting with a diagnostic test that checks bacterial resistance to antibiotics in a record time (from 9h to 4h), allowing same-day result (<5h) and saving huge healthcare costs. This revolutionary development comes from the lab of Prof. Levenberg, Dean of the Technion Biomedical Engineering Faculty. Our solution will be composed of microfluidic disposables cards, to test a panel of antibiotics at once; and a fluorescent benchtop reader.

2017  Finalist
Health and Wellness + Transmission

Nano Textile Ltd. has developed a disruptive technology in the field of Anti-bacterial textile coating.

The R&D phase extended through 4 years and was fully funded by the FP7 initiative of the European Commission with 12m EURO.

The unusual amount of funding by the EC was received due to the fact that Nano's technology is the only viable Anti-bacterial technology in the world to treat Hospital textiles, as a means of fighting against Hospital acquired Infections.

2017  Finalist
Therapeutics (Pharma / Biotech)

Our first approach is a rehabilitation system for the clinic and home, under the physical therapist’s supervision, for treatment and follow up of balance disorders.
Fully immersive Virtual Reality experience promoting neuro-plasticity by sensory integration exercises and stimulation.

* Customized neuro-stimulation according to real, dynamic and personalized needs.
* Big Data: Risk of fall, suggested therapy, outcome expectations.
* Telemedicine ensures up-to-date data

2017  Finalist
Cybersecurity + Cybersecurity

ITsMine is taking the Data Leakage Prevention (DLP) out of the stone age, providing enterprises with a revolutionary approach for efficiency, lower cost, and simple maintenance in protecting against proprietary document theft by internal or external entities.
The system offers a new approach and is self-installing, requires no policies, no client on employees' stations while guaranteeing highest theft protection, no false positives and no effect on employees' productivity

2017  Finalist
Hardware & Robotics

Our market is growing fast, and almost untouched by technology (hasn't advanced in over a hundred years!). There are over 65 million Americans with one tattoo or more, spending over 3 billion dollars annually on them. In the US you are more likely to own a tattoo than to own an iPhone.
The robot is capable of performing designs that a human hand cannot. Moreover, it is capable of reproducing tattoos - so famous artists can have their designs their designs tattooed all over the world.

2017  Finalist
Travel & Tourism

Gooster is an artificial intelligent powered chatbot, instantly accessible via Facebook Messenger, Skype or Telegram. Therefore there's no need to download an app or create an account.

The chatbot is a tool for spontaneous travellers, that hate planning and reading reviews or recommendations.

Gooster gives personalised recommendations of things to see, do, eat and drink, useful travel tips and helps out with navigation and other information. This can be location-based or general.

2017  Finalist
Internet of Things

In response to a dramatic rise in safety & security threats around the world, we are launching a cutting-edge alert and crisis management system that is easy to install, implement and affordable to all.
Schools and public buildings are our first priority, where a mix of smart sensors and software send instant alerts, provide critical communication and management tools to survive or prepare for today's dangers. All at a fraction of the cost of existing solutions.