Technion DRIVE Accelerator, Israel


The Technion - Israel Institute of Technology was founded in 1912 in Haifa and is the oldest university in Israel and the Middle East. The university offers degrees in science and engineering, and related fields such as architecture, medicine, industrial management and education.


Technion’s vision - A science and technology research university, among the world’s top ten, dedicated to the creation of knowledge and the development of human capital and leadership, for the advancement of the State of Israel and all humanity.


Technion’s over 550 faculty members include three Nobel Laureates:


  - Prof. Aaron Ciechanover - 2004 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for the discovery of “ubiquitin-mediated protein                               degradation”.

  - Prof. Avram Hershko - 2004 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for the discovery of “ubiquitin-mediated protein degradation”.

  - Prof. Dan Shectman - 2011 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for the discovery of “quasicrystals”.


Technion is noted as a global pioneer in multidisciplinary research into fields including energy, nanotechnology and life science. It has 18 academic departments and 52 research centers and over 13,000 students. Since its founding, it has awarded over 95,000 degrees and its graduates are cited to have brought the unique skills and penchant for innovation which helped conceive and consolidate the modern State of Israel.


In 2011, a successful bid by a consortium of Cornell University and Technion led to the present establishment of the Jacobs Technion-Cornell Innovation Institute (JTCII) in New York City. This is the first time any Israeli university has moved into establishing a center of global advanced research in the United States, and the new institute breaks new ground in the promise of global collaboration in advanced research. In 2013, this was followed by another 1st, with the decision to set up a collaborative institute of technology in China in the form of the Technion Guangdong Israel Institute of Technology (TGIIT).







T³ - Technion Technology Transfer

T³ is the technology transfer office of Technion - Israel Institute of Technology. Its task is to open the doors to innovation, facilitating the passage of new ideas to successful products and companies in world markets. As part of Technion Research and Development Foundation Ltd. (TRDF), T³'s success in bridging between the laboratory and the marketplace has been critical in affirming Technion's position as a global pioneer of innovation.


T³'s mission is to bring the tools needed to facilitate and support the transformation of scientific discoveries and innovations into real-life, applied solutions. By creating optimal alliances between scientists, industry and investors, T³ enables the smooth transfer of technologies to the commercial sector.


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