ABOUT US

Taglit-Birthright Israel is the largest educational tourism start-up in the world that offers the gift of a life-changing trip to Israel for young Jewish adults between the ages of 18 to 26. The trip aims to strengthen Jewish identity, build an understanding, friendship and lasting bond with the state and people of Israel; and to reinforce the solidarity of the Jewish people worldwide.
Since its inception, Taglit-Birthright Israel has brought to Israel over 600,000 young Jewish adults from 67 countries.

Innovation Center.

See and touch the future. The Israeli way.

Israel is widely known as the “start-up nation” and is recognized as a major player in the fields of innovation, R & D and entrepreneurship. Taglit-Birthright Israel built the “State of Mind” Innovation Center in partnership with The Tel-Aviv Stock Exchange. The exciting and cutting-edge Innovation Center allows you to learn about the new advancements Israeli Start-Ups are making in different fields, such as science, medicine, security, space and more. Each Taglit-Birthright Israel group that visits the Innovation Center begins by exploring the interactive exhibition, and continues with a one-on-one meet up with a leading Israeli entrepreneur.

State of Mind Exhibit

A sneak peak at Israel’s successful start-ups

Agriculture

Managing natural resources

Biobee. A natural solution for pest control and pollination that uses bumblebees. Keeping the food healthier and the plant cleaner from harmful chemicals.

Netafim. An Israeli pioneer of drip and irrigation products. Controlling the water flow, pressure and quantity, we can make almost any desert bloom, and make it hospitable for food growth.

GreenIQ. Making gardens smarter by controlling them from afar on any digital device. Saving water when it is already raining outside, and saving light energy when the sun is out.

Science

Advancing life potential

WaterGen. A state-of-the-art portable generator that turns air into water. A very helpful device for use in remote or barren locations, which will eventually make water available everywhere at a reasonable price.

Pixtier. The next big thing in 3D Maps. An automatic production of high-quality 3D maps of the world, using crowd mapping from every photo taken by any drone owner across the globe.

3D Printing. Turning digital 3D models into solid objects by building them up in layers. Today it is possible to 3D print in a wide range of materials, and even print a shoe, a car, or an entire house.

Safety & security

Responding to challenges and threats

Silent Eye.The world’s only free home security system, which turns your smartphone or tablet into a home security camera and alarm system.

Iron Dome. The world’s most advance mobile air defense system, developed by Rafael. Since 2011, it safeguarded all of Israel from hostile rockets. The exhibit features a marvelous miniature model.

Cyber. Check Point’s next generation digital security system against cyber-attacks. Preventing information leaks or hacking, and protecting private users, industries and governments.

JHMCS II helmet. Developed by Elbit, an innovative head-tracking helmet for pilots, allowing them to easily and precisely aim and target in whatever direction they are looking.

Hermes 9000. The future of combat is in the sky, using unmanned drones. This drone – developed by Elbit – can collect intelligence and target hostiles with maximum safety and efficiency.

Transportation

Moving forward

Electroad. This technology uses energy directly from the road to power electric vehicles using that road. This will revolutionize the future of transportation.

Mobileye. A safety solution for preventing car collisions. The vision-based technology warns the driver of any coming obstacles on the road, keeping him / her and others safer than ever.

Apps. Waze, Gett and Moovit are very efficient and popular GPS-driven transportation technologies that combine social data to get people to their destinations faster and safer.

Medical & health management

Ensuring human welfare

ReWalk. Wearable robotic exoskeleton that enables individuals with spinal cord injury to once again stand and walk.

SoftWheel. Revolutionary wheel for wheelchairs that can go down the stairs easily, or maneuver through rocky and uneven terrains while absorbing most of the shock.

OrCam. Using special AI glasses that vocalize written texts and translate objects into sound, blind or visually impaired people are now able to read and recognize objects, faces and more.

Pillcam. A tiny camera in a capsule. After being swallowed by a patient, it travels within his/her body while revealing any abnormalities and supplying essential medical diagnosis.

Space

The sky is only the beginning

Skyfi. The world’s most advanced nanosatellite with larger cover area and super bandwidth, allowing everyone to be connected and to become part of the global village.