August 21st is World Entrepreneurs’ Day – a chance to celebrate entrepreneurship, innovation and leadership around the world. Entrepreneurs change the world around us with their innovative ways of thinking – working hard to fix even just a little part of the world’s problems with their perseverance and passion.
Long recognized for their entrepreneurial mindset and drive, Technion alumni and researchers are achieving remarkable success in their fields. This month we would like to take a moment to highlight some of their extraordinary achievements.
How has Israel become a nation with more IPOs per capita than any other country? Israel’s leading research institutes and universities are investing in the technology, innovation and human capital that can provide a model for start-ups and entrepreneurs around the world.
SPARK OF LIFE
Novocure, founded by Technion alumnus and entrepreneur Yoram Palti, uses electricity to fight brain cancer. The company has recently seen it’s worth jump up almost 10 percent, putting it at nearly 4.7 billion dollars!
Mazor Robotics made waves across the technology world this year. The company, which was founded by Technion alumnus Moshe Shoham was acquired by Medtronic for 1.7 billion dollars. The two companies together hope to hasten the productivity and commercialization of medical robots in the healthcare system.
Applied Immune Technologies was founded by Technion’s Professor Yoram Reiter and focuses on therapeutic molecules for cancer, viral and autoimmune diseases. No wonder they caught the eye of US bio-tech company Adicet.
Algae is a hot commodity these days, used in food as a plant-based protein and now, thanks to technology introduced by medical start-up Sealantis, functioning as a medical adhesive. Sealantis was founded by Technion professor Havazelet Bianco-Peled and recently acquired by Advanced Medical Solutions Group.
ENGINEERING MEETS MEDICINE
Technion scientists merge their expertise in engineering and life sciences to create cutting edge technologies and medical devices. From Professor Hossam Haick’s use of nanotechnology, to cancer treatment innovations developed by biotechnology and food engineering Professor, Ester Segal, the possibilities truly are endless when it comes to these genius entrepreneurs.
With the unlimited potential of scientific expertise, curiosity and creativity, Technion is constantly delivering new innovations to the world. Entrepreneurs drive the future and with the right support these Technion men and women can make anything happen!