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November 2013


Happy Hanukkah!

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Don’t let Hanukkah’s early arrival catch you by surprise.

Click here to send an e-card to friends and family or watch a special Hanukkah video from the Technion.

Wishing you a Happy Hanukkah and Thanksgiving!


Vive La France!

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 (l to r) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Israeli President Shimon Peres, French President Francois Hollande and Technion Professor Alon Wolf.
Photo: Kobi Gideon/Government Press Office.

French President François Hollande just completed a major, three-day state visit to Israel, and the Technion played a prominent role.

At the Israel-France Innovation Day program, Technion Prof. Alon Wolf demonstrated his search and rescue snake robot to President Hollande, Israeli President Shimon Peres and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

A large delegation of French ministers, top business people and entrepreneurs also enjoyed an extended visit to the Technion earlier this week.


Technion Breakthrough in DNA Decoding

Technion Professor Amit Meller

Imagine a portable device about the size of a smartphone that could read and decode DNA in order to customize a patient’s medical treatment. Technion Professor Amit Meller and his team's research could make this advancement possible.

Click here to learn more.


Technion, Weizmann and U. of Michigan Put Heads Together

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Prof. Amir Landesberg, dean of the Technion Faculty of Biomedical Engineering, at the symposium.

In keeping with the growing trend toward collaborative research, Technion researchers, along with scientists from the Weizmann Institute of Science, connected with their counterparts at the University of Michigan (UM) for the third annual UM-Israel Partnership for Research Symposium in October. Their goal was to share advancements in cardiovascular, cancer and neurobiology research.

Click here for more on the symposium.


ReWalk Joins Time Inc.'s Pantheon of Best Inventions

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ReWalk in action.
Photo: Argo Medical Technologies

Capping an incredible year for Technion alumnus Amit Goffer and his invention ReWalk, the robotic suit that enables paraplegics to walk, Time  magazine just named the device one of “The 25 Best Inventions of the Year.” Team ReWalk also recently registered as a Charity Partner of Generosity NYC, a series of multi-charity 5K run/walk events, and Goffer's company, Argo Medical Technologies, has partnered with Japan’s Yaskawa Electric to expand into East Asia.


Calling All Aspiring Entrepreneurs!

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Question: Where can you get the best education in applied science and technology … this side of Haifa?

Answer: The Joan & Irwin Jacobs Technion-Cornell Innovation Institute (JTCII) at Cornell Tech in New York City!

Spread the word to family, friends and colleagues that the JTCII is now accepting applications for its first Master of Science in Information Systems. The program, which will focus on Connective Media, combines interdisciplinary coursework with a hands-on R&D project undertaken with industry to prepare graduates to enter the work world.

For more information, contact the JTCII admissions office at or visit the program’s website.


Experience the Technion's Trailblazing Spirit

Mission invitation 2014

We hope you will join us for our Pioneers of Progress Mission to Israel (April 26-May 7, 2014), for exclusive access to the Technion pioneers at the heart of Israeli innovation and scientific progress worldwide.

Traveling in April, a month earlier than previous Missions, you will have the chance to join Israelis as the nation mourns its fallen heroes on Memorial Day (Yom Ha Zikaron) and rejoices its freedom on Independence Day (Yom Ha’ Atzmaut). 

Click here for more information on the Mission to Israel.

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