Schulich Leader Scholarships

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The Technion – Israel Institute of Technology launches the Schulich Leaders Entrepreneurship Program with 15 outstanding students from various faculties

The Technion – Israel Institute of Technology has launched the Schulich Leaders Entrepreneurship Program, a new flagship program for outstanding students. The 15 pioneers of the Technion program, male and female students in various faculties, participated in the opening ceremony of the national program online on Thursday, November 19.

The ceremony was attended by members of the Schulich family, Education Minister Yoav Galant, Senior Executive Vice President of the Technion Professor Oded Rabinovitch, Vice President for External Relations and Resource Development Professor Alon Wolf, and Uri Karmi, the director of the Schulich Foundation in Israel. The professional lecture at the event was delivered by Waze founder Uri Levine.

“Entrepreneurship is a way of life for us at the Technion, and it is deeply ingrained in our organizational DNA,” said Technion President Professor Uri Sivan. “Many reality-changing developments that emerged from the Technion affected the lives of millions in Israel and around the world. We put a lot of effort into instilling these entrepreneurial values and spirit in all of our students. The Schulich Entrepreneurial Leadership program will now become the highlight of all these efforts and enable the future generation of entrepreneurs in Israel to be nurtured and trained. I thank the Schulich Foundation from the bottom of my heart for the shared vision and expression of trust.”

The new Entrepreneurship program, which will commence this year at the Technion, will provide its participants with an entrepreneurial toolbox and guidance in developing an idea for practical development. According to the head of the program, Professor Daniella Raveh from the Faculty of Aerospace Engineering, “Every year 15 students will join the program, and each will receive generous support and close guidance on leadership and involvement issues. This is a small, high-quality group of students whose influence will reach far beyond the program’s borders. we intend for the participants in the ‘Schulich Leaders’ program to become the flag bearers of entrepreneurship, innovation, and leadership at the Technion.”

Canadian entrepreneur and philanthropist Seymour Schulich, heads the Schulich family, who has to date donated some $350 million to various causes, most of them in higher education and health in Canada, the United States, and Israel. The partnership between the Schulichs and the Technion has been ongoing for over a decade and began with the Schulich Faculty of Chemistry and the Schulich Leader Scholarships, the most prestigious scholarship program in Israel that has been operating at the Technion until this year.
The Schulich Leaders Entrepreneurship program will provide its participants with generous support that includes a living scholarship of NIS 25,000 per year and a tuition scholarship.

“Since its inception, the Technion has been a source of technological innovation whose impact can be seen all over the world,” said Uri Karmi, director of the Schulich Foundation in Israel. “We hope and look forward to seeing the graduates of the program continue in this tradition, building successful companies and producing positive change in the world.”

The first group of students in the program includes Itay Nakash, Shir Barkan, Liad Perl, Adi Makhoul, Haneen Naaran, Harel Mendelman, Michal Maymon, Elia Suleimanov, Roni Ashkenazy, Ron Hudadi, Asaf Aaronson, Roy Levy, Hilel Sahar, Rotem Elimelech, and Nitzan Mashall.

Click here to get to know this year’s scholarship recipients from the Technion.

Virtual Gala – Real Success!

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Technion Canada’s Virtual Gala was a huge success!  

Thank you to our wonderful community for their support!

With over 200 households in attendance, we surpassed our goal of raising $250,000 in support of the Andrew & Aviva Goldenberg Architecture Studio Pavilion at the Technion, and local Canadian initiatives.  Honourees Irwin & Sara Tauben were feted for their exemplary volunteerism, leadership & philanthropy and keynote speaker Moshe Safdie spoke about his internationally renowned career and his personal ties to Technion.

Please click here for more information and a list of our sponsors.

Watch a video showing the highlights of Technion and hear from Technion students!


Irwin & Sara Tauben, Event Honourees
Keynote Speaker Moshe Safdie

Celebrating Nano-Technology

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October 9 is National Nano-Technology Day – an initiative to help raise awareness of nanotechnology, how it is currently used in products that enrich our daily lives, and the challenges and opportunities it holds for the future. 

Technion’s Russell Berrie Nanotechnology Institute (RBNI) was inaugurated in 2005 aand is comprised of over 150 faculty members and 300 graduate students and post-doctorate fellows from 14 different faculties, trailblazing nanoscale science and technology in Nanoelectronics, Nanooptics, Nanomaterials & Nanoparticles, Nanomechanics and their interface with Nanobiotechnology & Nanomedicine.

Nano-Scent Technology for COVID testing and beyond

Nanoscent, an Israeli startup, has started a trial with Sheba Medical Center to detect coronavirus using an innovative 30-second screening device. People puff into a plastic bag equipped with sensor chips, and the chip electronically “smells” the deadly virus.  The core sensory chip used in NanoScent was developed by  Prof. Hossam Haick of the Russell Berrie Nanotechnology Institute at the Technion–Israel Institute of Technology. NanoScent CEO and co-founder, Oren Gavriely, is a Technion alumnus.


Nano-chips deliver Alzheimer’s therapy to the Brain

Prof. Ester Segal

Researchers at the Technion, led by Professor Ester Segal of the Faculty of Biotechnology and Food Engineering, and researchers at Bar Ilan University, have developed new technology for transporting drugs within silicon nanostructures to the brain.

These nanostructures release an essential protein, which can inhibit the development of Alzheimer’s disease, and provide targeted delivery in the brain with the use of a “gene gun.” The research was conducted with the support of the Russell Berrie Nanotechnology Institute at the Technion.



Nano-sticker Upgrades Surgical Mask

ProtectionProf. Eyal Zussman of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering at Technion and the COVID-19 National Emergency Team of the Defense Ministry’s Directorate of Defense R&D (DDR&D) have developed a unique sticker that can be affixed to surgical masks and renders them more effective. The sticker, named ‘Maya,’ is manufactured using a 3D printer and consists of nanometric fibers coated with antiseptics – which improves the trapping of nanometric particles and efficiently neutralizes viruses from droplets that might reach the mask.


Nanotechnology for Cancer Treatment

A cancer drug may work wonders in one patient and do nothing for another. Professor Avi Shroeder’s research group is aimed at improving patients’ quality of life and bettering their treatment by  targeting metastatic cancer with nanotechnology, and on constructing miniature medical devices that couple diagnosis to therapy (theranostic devices).


Nano-satellites will receive signals from Earth

An advanced and unique innovative receiver and a satellite computer has been developed in a close collaboration between Technion and the Israeli Aerospace Industry (IAI) which will help receive signals from Earth. The development could be used to pinpoint exact locations for rescue purposes, and to detect distress signals among other applications.


The Technion’s RBNI aims to position the Technion and the State of Israel at the forefront of global Nanotechnology research and development.  Nano-technology has many applications will open up new horizons to enhance human life and health in the future.









Overcoming Drug Resistant Melanoma

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Researchers at the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology have suggested a new approach to overcoming anticancer-drug resistance in melanoma based on the discovery of  two proteins that together play together a major role in the phenomenon.

The research, published in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology, was headed by Prof. Amir Orian (head of the lab for the study of genetic networks at the Faculty of Medicine and a member of the Technion’s Integrated Cancer Research Center of the Technion’s Rapaport Faculty of Medicine) and Dr. Emily Avitan-Hersh (a lecturer in the Technion’s Faculty of Medicine and deputy director of the dermatology department and a member of the Rambam Clinical Research Institute at Rambam Medical Center), in collaboration with Prof. Ze’ev A. Ronai of the Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute in California.


In Heart Micro-computers

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Vectorius Medical’s V-LAP Left Atrial Filling Pressure Sensor, Image Credit: Vectorius Medical

TAKE HEART: Every year, millions of adults worldwide are diagnosed with heart failure. Vectorious’ V-LAP, the world’s first direct heart pressure monitor located on the heart’s left atrium, is allowing physicians to get unprecedented access to the earliest indication of heart pressure changes before the patient feels any symptoms, in order to manage the disease and to live a better life.

Vectorius co-founders, Oren Goldshtein and Dr. Eyal Orion, are both Technion Alumni.


New Quantum Microscope

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Prof. Ido Kaminer of Technion-Israel Institute of Technology’s Andrew and Erna Viterbi Faculty of Electrical Engineering heads the Robert and Ruth Magid Electron Beam Quantum Dynamics Lab. His AdQuanta group has developed a new 4D electron microscope, the first of it’s kind in Israel and one of the few in the world.

This breakthrough is likely to have an impact on numerous potential applications, including the design of new quantum materials for storing quantum bits with greater stability. Similarly, it can help improve the sharpness of colors on cell phones and other kinds of screens.

Kaminer explains, “We have developed an electron microscope that produces, what is in many respects, the best near- field optical microscopy in the world. Using our microscope, we can change the color and angle of light that illuminates any sample of nano materials and map their interactions with electrons, as we demonstrated with photonic crystals.”


Tech for N95 Masks

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Prof. Yair Ein-Eli, dean of the Faculty of Materials Science and Engineering at the Technion. Photo: courtesy

Researchers Develop Self-cleaning Face Mask Which Could Kill Coronavirus

Led by Professor Yair Ein-Eli, researchers from the Technion Faculty of Materials Science and Engineering have developed a self-disinfecting, reusable protective face mask.

The disinfection process occurs when a layer of carbon fibers in the mask is heated using a low current source, such as a mobile phone charger. A patent application for the invention has been submitted in the U.S.


Touchless Access in a Post-COVID World

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Sonorax CCO Nimrod May

Israeli startup Sonarax is ready for a touchless new world with its ready-to-install ultrasonic data-transmission technology.  In the era of COVID, we are all more of shared touch surfaces such as elevator buttons, ATM touch pads and other buttons touched by multiple people. Sonarax offers a touchless solution based on machine-to-machine technology using sound-waves to transfer data between any devices equipped with a speaker and microphone.

“It all began with Roni Papo, an engineer from the Technion, who had the vision and passion to harness sound-waves in order to deliver data,” says Sonarax Chief Commercial Officer Nimrod May.  “He developed algorithms to send data in small packages over soundwaves.”


Le génie médical au Technion

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Dr. David Bensoussan

Nous sommes fier de partager cette article, écrit par David Bensoussan, un ancien de Technion, qui examine les avances réalisé par les graduées et chercheurs du Technion. Présentée cette semaine dans Times of Israel.

Examine les nombreuses avances réalisées par les techniciens et les anciens.

We are proud to share this article written by Technion alumnus, David Bensoussan, which explores the medical advances achieved by Technion researchers and alumni.  Featured this week in the Times of Israel.  


Protecting Medical Workers from COVID-19

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New High-Tech Sticker Improves the Effectiveness of Surgical Masks and Protects Medical Staff against COVID-19

Prof. Eyal Zussman of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering at Technion and the COVID-19 National Emergency Team of the Defense Ministry’s Directorate of Defense R&D (DDR&D) have developed a unique sticker that can be affixed to surgical masks and renders them more effective. The sticker was developed in conjunction with the Galilee Medical Center in Nahariya. The new device will reduce the instances of infection and provide improved protection for the medical staff.

Prof. Zussman is the head of the Nano-Engineering Lab in the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering. Together with the lab team, he developed a unique sticker that is affixed to standard surgical masks and improves their effectiveness. The sticker, named ‘Maya,’ is manufactured using a 3D printer and consists of nanometric fibers coated with antiseptics – which improves the trapping of nanometric particles and efficiently neutralizes viruses from droplets that might reach the mask.

The sticker was developed in partnership with scientists from the Chemical and Biological Section of the DDR&D, led by Dr. Dan Greenstein in partnership with Prof. Samer Srouji, Director of Oral Surgery at the Galilee Medical Center in Nahariya.

The Ministry of Health has granted the ‘Maya’ sticker a preliminary approval and in upcoming days a pilot project will begin at the Galilee Medical Center to assess the adaptability of the medical staff to the sticker. Dr. Masad Barhoum, General Director of the Galilee Medical Center, thanked the Ministry of Defense and Technion for the fruitful collaboration and expressed his hope that the new sticker will reduce the incidence of COVID-19 infection among the medical staff. “This is an available and fast solution based on sophisticated technology. We hope that the pilot project will succeed and that this unique innovation will be introduced to many other hospitals around the country,” said Srouji.

The COVID-19 National Emergency Team continues to search for and develop advanced technologies that will help fight the spread of the virus. The Team is adapting defense technologies to civil applications. They are working around the clock in order to swiftly bring tested solutions to answer the critical needs of the hospitals.