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Technion Hosts Prime Minister's Price Ceremony
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Friday, 18 March 2011 11:49

Technion Hosts Prime Minister's Price Ceremony

In the ceremony Minister Benjamin Netanyahu awarded the first Prime Minister's Prize for Initiatives and Innovation, under the umbrella of Global Entrepreneurship Week. The prize, which includes more than $ 20.000 for each recipient, is designed to encourage initiatives, innovative thinking, imagination and creativity and to foster changes in the areas of the environment, society, science, technology and others.

Pnina Furst, the winner of the "Young People" category, set up a network that allows employers to find temporary workers immediately using text messages.  The text messages are sent to appropriate workers after they confirm their availability, and their details are sent to employers within minutes.

In the "Women" category, Maya Efrati developed a process that uses a unique, environmentally friendly glue to convert used polyethylene bags into strong, multi-layered sheets that can be made into a variety of products, including purses and wallets.

"Israel is among the world leaders in initiatives thanks to its human capital," said Prime Minister Netanyahu. "We have many entrepreneurs who are active in our universities, hi-tech business, and so on, and I welcome this activity ... we need to be leaders.  The government will advance concrete proposals in the economic sphere in order to ensure that we will continue to maintain our qualitative advantage in innovation and initiatives. These, in the end, are the key to the State of Israel's economic advantage."

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Last Updated on Monday, 22 October 2012 13:40
The Dean of ESE Phillip Hans visits Technion
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Friday, 18 March 2011 11:29

On 24 till 26 of October 2010 Phillip Hans, the Dean of the Erasmus School of Economics, visited the Technion Institute in Haifa. Together with Kobi Kurtz, chairman of the Technion Society of the Netherlands, he had multiple meetings with: 
       * Ms. Nitza Kardish ( Vice President Business Development Greetings and overview of research at the Technion Institute)
       * Professor Oded Shmueli ( Executive Vice President for Research)
       * Mr. Benny Soffer
       * Professor Eldad Yechiam
       * Professor Michal Penn and Professor Amir Beck
       * Professor Avishai Mandelbaum ( Manager of the Technology Transfer Office)
       * Professor Boaz Golany
       * Professor Paul Feigin (Senior Executive President)
       * Professor Anat Radaeli (Deputy Senior Vice President for International Academic Relations)

These meetings have led to the current developments that are in the follow-up for 2011: we will be creating workshops and guest lectures with prominent professors and exchange of PHD's between the Erasmus University and the Technion Istitute.

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Last Updated on Monday, 22 October 2012 14:02
Event: "The role of Technion and Israeli Technology in the Netherlands"
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Friday, 18 March 2011 11:13

In collaboration with the Erasmus MC, Technion Society of the Netherlands organizes an event about " The role of Technion and Israeli Technology in the Netherlands". Award winning Professor of the Royal Netherlands Acadamy of Science, Professor Assaraf, was one among many prominent speakers.

Professor Assaraf
Professor Assaraf is head of the Fred Wyszkykowski Cancer Research Labaratory,which is the Department Biology of  Technion - Israel Institute of Technology in Haifa. Until the 28th of February 2011, he is spending a sabbatical year at the Cancer Center of Amsterdam called the VU MC as an Award winning Professor of the royal Netherlands Academy of Science.

Chairman K. Kurtz.
Mr. K. Kurtz earned his BSc in Engineering at the Technion Institute of Technology and earned his MBA at the Rotterdam School of Management Erasmus University. Almost twenty years ago, he founded his company Kurtz Marketing and Management which is a strategic consultancy firm for companies in the high-tech industry.

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Last Updated on Monday, 22 October 2012 14:03
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