Israel: 3 Scientists And 6 Start-ups Win The Climate Solutions Prize

Grants will help develop technologies that benefit the world

Three Israeli researchers specializing in climate technologies and six start-ups working on solutions to the climate crisis have won more than $2 million in grants at the first “Climate Solutions Prize”, founded by Jeff Hart, a Montreal philanthropist , associated with the Jewish National Fund of Canada, Start-Up Nation Central and KKL-JNF.

All applicants were required to work on solutions to the climate crisis, which includes technologies for clean energy, transportation, water treatment, food manufacturing, waste reduction and improved Supply Chain.

Hundreds of people attended the Climate Solutions Award ceremony on Wednesday in the Hulda Forest in central Israel, where an exhibition of climate technology start-ups was held and winners of the prices have been publicly announced.

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Professor Avner Rothschild, a specialist in green hydrogen production at the Technion, Professor Itzhak Mizrahi, a microbiologist from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, and Professor Malachi Noked, a materials specialist from Bar Ilan University, are the winners in the field of research.

The winning startups are Copprint, which seeks to replace polluting components in electronic circuits, Marine Edge, which develops a system to reduce fuel consumption for ships, Styletech, which aims to reduce the carbon footprint of the manufacturing industry. mode, Smart Resilin, which seeks an alternative to the polluting components of glues and Red Solar Flower, which manufactures silicon-free solar panels.

The grants “distributed to the winners will enable Israeli startups to develop technologies that benefit the world and there is no doubt that Israel will continue to be the leader in this field”, said Amnon Ben Ami, CEO of KKL-JNF.

Israel held its first-ever climate tech conference in Tel Aviv last month, bringing together more than 1,500 attendees, including entrepreneurs, investors and government officials, for an all-day event dedicated to climate tech solutions.

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