BGU’s Yazamut 360˚ Entrepreneurship Center and BGN Technologies launched the Oazis Accelerator to help researchers translate knowledge developed in BGU labs into business initiatives. Its first cohort included six startups in fields including MedTech, AdTech, sustainability, and software development. The Bengis Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation’s annual Challenge Competition , which focused on creating shared values and sustainable management, had 13 participating courses and 212 submissions related to impact entrepreneurship. The Faculty of Engineering Sciences established the Industrial Affiliates Program to expand and strengthen research and teaching links between academia and businesses and create an innovation community. This has already led to several new scholarship programs. PARTNERSHIPS AND COLLABORATIONS BGU was chosen for a pilot program to detect and monitor SARS-CoV-2 in sewage samples from 14 cities to serve as an early warning system of outbreaks. Crossroads of Civilization Museum in Dubai to promote understanding and dialogue on the history and culture of Jewish communities in Arab countries. A photo exhibition sponsored by the Azrieli Foundation , “Rebuilding Abraham’s Tent: Historic kinship, future alliances,” launched the partnership. BGU’s Azrieli Center for Israel Studies launched a partnership with the

 HE Mr. Sanjeev Singla, Ambassador of India, visited BGU in September.

BGU and Soroka University Medical Center announced a new collaboration to jointly develop projects in the field of bio convergence . The United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) and BGU signed an MOU to create a Regional Support Office for UNOOSA’s programme for Space-Based Information for Disaster Management and Emergency Response (UN-SPIDER). BGN Technologies , BGU’s technology transfer company, signed a research collaboration agreement with Ecoibéria in the field of plastic recycling by bacteria, based on research by Profs. Ariel Kushmaro and Alex Sivan and their teams at the Avram and Stella Goldstein-Goren Department of Biotechnology Engineering .

in applications received for support in commercial development of innovations (90 total) +30% 27

startups were established 3


Coronvirus Taskforce projects submitted for funding from the Innovation Authority

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