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  • Energiya Globel Brings Alternative Energy to Africa

     

    1.3 billion people around the world live without electricity. 6oo million of them — 70% of the population — are in Sub-Saharan Africa. Energiya Global is a multinational solar energy company that was founded with the purpose of bringing new [...]


  • Thank you to conexx Summer Student Volunteers

     

    conexx is fortunate to have a group of enthusiastic and committed student volunteers. Ethan Arbiser is a rising sophomore at Emory University having attended Atlanta Jewish Academy (formerly known as Yeshiva High School). He is active in Emory Chapter of [...]


  • A bright spot for the special U.S. – Israel relationship: Innovation

     

    The U.S.-Israel Innovation Index (USI3) (www.usistf.org) assesses innovation-related collaboration between the U.S. and 16 other competitive countries including Israel . The study measures the strength of the U.S. and these 16 countries’ cooperation in four areas — government, private sector and industry, [...]


  • BIRD Foundation Executive Director Visits Atlanta to Promote US-Israel R&D

     

    Dr. Eitan Yudilevich, Executive Director,Israel-U.S. Binational Industrial Research and Development Foundation visited Atlanta to conduct a seminar hosted by the Metro Atlanta Chamber and for individual meetings with local corporations. MAC’s President Hala Modelmog and Vice President of Global Commerce Jorge Fernandez welcomed Dr. [...]


  • Bird Energy: Call for proposals

     

    The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), the Israel Ministry of Infrastructures, Energy and Water Resources and the BIRD Foundation have established “BIRD Energy”: a program for  U.S. – Israel joint renewable energy and energy efficiency developments “BIRD Energy” follows the same rules and [...]


  • AICC and FIDF Join Forces: What Business Can Learn from the IDF

     

                      Adam Harmon has  helped companies generate new customer sales for clients,  assisted in solving complex sales/marketing challenges for corporations utilizing Client Terrain Hunting and has made organizations more innovative, agile, and [...]


  • Israeli Logistics Delegation Visits Memphis and Atlanta

     

    AICC, the Israel Economic Mission to the South and the Consulate General of Israel to the Southeast hosted a delegation of 7 Israel companies with solutions for the logistics industry. The delegation included CartaSense, DataLogger Solutions/Fourtec, Dykam, FreightOS, Nipendo, ZIM Integrated Shipping Services, and Starcom Systems. On the way to Atlanta to participate [...]


  • NeuroQuest Opens US Development Center in Charleston, SC

     

    Dr. Jacobo Mintzer of Roper St. Francis Presenting NeuroQuest at the 2013 US-Israel Neurotechnology Business Exchange Misgav-based NeuroQuest company has set up its clinical development center at Roper St. Francis Clinical Biotechnology Research Institute in Charleston. NeuroQuest is developing blood-based immune biomarkers that produce [...]


  • From the Leadership 4-2-14

     

    From the Leadership Shai Robkin President & CEO Joel Neuman   Chairman The American-Israel Chamber of Commerce, Southeast Region is in the midst of a transformation. In fact, reflecting that transformation, there’s a pretty good chance that in just a couple of [...]


  • AICC at AIPAC (DC) and Israel Dealmakers Summit (NY)

     

    OurCrowd’s Jon Medved moderating a panel at the Israel Dealmakers Summit AICC well represented at two recent Israel focused conferences as part of a move to increase the organization’s profile in Israel and in the US.  Barry Swartz attended the 2014 AIPAC [...]


  • Zucker Honored at Celebration of South Carolina-Israel Collaboration

     

    Last month, South Carolinians from throughout the state joined together in Charleston today to celebrate the accomplishments of the South Carolina-Israel Collaboration, now in its fourth year.  Highlighting the celebration, held at the Charleston Harbour Club, was a special presentation [...]


  • The Structural Heart – Fluid Mechanics Forum

     

    The Structural Heart – Fluid Mechanics Forum The Medical Connector of the AICCSE, Israel Advanced Technology Industries, The Center for Innovative Cardiovascular Technologies (CICT) at Georgia Tech sponsored  a Structural Heart – Fluid Mechanics Videoconference Forum.   The Israel participants were [...]


  • SEMDA to Receive Community Partner Award

     

    The Southeastern Medical Device Association (SEMDA) has been selected as the 2014 recipient of the Eagle Star Community Partner Award. The Award is given in recognition of the achievements of an organization, agency and/or institution that has served as an exemplary strategic partner [...]


  • Given Imaging CEO Homi Shamir to Receive First “Tom Glaser Leadership Award”

     

    Nachum “Homi” Shamir , President and CEO, Given Imaging has been selected as the inaugural recipient of the AICCSE Tom Glaser Leadership Award.    Mr. Shamir has served Given Imaging since April 2006. Prior to Given Imaging, Mr. Shamir has served [...]


  • Homi Shamir to Receive First “Tom Glaser Leadership Award”

     

    Given Imaging CEO Homi Shamir to Receive First “Tom Glaser Leadership Award” at June 11th Eagle Star Awards Gala      Georginvestors.


  • Israel Courts Global Investors for Strategic Cyber Project

     

    Israel Courts Global Investors for Strategic Cyber Project Nation Eases Dual-Use Export Controls To Bridge Military-Civil Sectors Feb. 4, 2014 – 12:53PM   |  Defense News By BARBARA OPALL-ROME   | Cyber Focus: Steve Mills, senior vice president and group executive of IBM [...]


  • Georgia Governor will Lead a Delegation to Israel in June

     

         Georgia Governor Nathan Deal will travel to Israel this June with a mission to strengthen the economic ties between Georgia and Israel. More than 40 Israeli companies have operations in Georgia, and Georgia and Israel also enjoy a [...]


  • Cyber Security Taking Center Stage for Israel

     

    The accelerating cyber revolution of recent years altered the world we live in, with ever changing threats and opportunities flowing between the physical domain we were born to and the virtual realm we created. All of that has inevitably inspired [...]


  • conexx Connectors Update

     

    Medical – Ralph Jordan, Chair Planning continues for a teleconference forum at the end of January.  The goal of the forum is to facilitate a more robust engagement between Southeast entities and Israeli companies by focusing on the cardiovascular field [...]


  • January 2014 Leadership Message: Southern Fried Super Nova

     

    “Southern Fried Super Nova.”  That’s the name of a “happening” (that’s the word Israelis would use to describe a really exciting and interesting event that just have to attend in order to fully appreciate) that a newly created Atlanta company [...]


  • Israel’s HiTech and BioMed Conferences are now MIXiii

     

    COME SEE ISRAEL AT ITS FULL PROWESS Dear Colleagues and Friends, It is with great pleasure and pride that we invite our old and new friends to attend the Israel Innovation conference, which will be the first in the world [...]


  • Tikvah Fund Offers a Course Taught by StartUp Nation Author Dan Senor

     

    The Tikvah Fund is a philanthropic foundation and ideas institution committed to supporting the intellectual, religious, and political leaders of the Jewish people and the Jewish State. Tikvah runs and invests in a wide range of initiatives in Israel, the [...]


  • InnoBots Expands Operation with North Georgia Headquarters

     

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  • Orit Amir Volunteers to Serve as Coordinator with AICC Israel Advisory Board

     

    The American-Israel Chamber of Commerce, Southeast Region is pleased to announce that Orit Amir has volunteered to serve as the Coordinator of the organization’s Israel Advisory Board.  In this role, Orit will provide new energy and focus to this select [...]


  • South Carolina-Israel Collaboration Makes its Mark Across the “Globes”

     

    Led by AICC Vice President Jonathan Zucker, a 24-strong person delegation from South Carolina spent last week in Israel cultivating connections with companies and research institutions in the Jewish State.  This year’s AICC organized mission, the third since 2011 for [...]


  • Jon Medved Excites at Capital Funding Connector Event

     

    Jonathan Medved, one of Israel’s best recognized serial entrepreneur, spoke to a large audience of investors.  This program is one of a series planned by the AICC Capital Funding Connector chaired by Randall Foster of Focus Bankers, to encourage awareness [...]


  • Covidien Announces Definitive Agreement to Acquire Given Imaging

     

    Advances Covidien strategy to more comprehensively address key specialties and procedures globally Adds Given Imaging’s broad suite of minimally invasive gastrointestinal diagnostic and monitoring solutions Accelerates development of world-class gastrointestinal portfolio focused on serving patient from diagnosis to treatment Accretive to earnings [...]


  • Eric Seidel to Chair New Marketing Committee

     

    After swift and comprehensive planning by a MarCom Taskforce, and approval by the Executive Committee, the new Marketing & Communications (MarCom) Committee has been established and is preparing to get started early in the New Year. As reported at our [...]


  • From the Leadership – November 2013

     

    From the Leadership Shai Robkin President & CEO Joel Neuman   Chairman   If ever additional proof was needed to support the old adage of “necessity being the mother of invention,” one need look no further than what has happened [...]


  • AICC Members and Staff attend WATEC Conference in Israel

     

    WATEC 2013, the 4th bi-annual exhibition, is Israel’s prime event for showcasing its technologies and achievements in water, environment and energy industry fields. With water, environment and energy challenges at the top of the global agenda, WATEC 2013 features compelling [...]


  • AICC Co-Sponsors AIPPI International Conference

     

    AICCSE and AICCSE member firm Smith Gambrell & Russell, LLP co-sponsored a major international intellectual property (IP) conference entitled “From IP to NP (Net Profit)” held in Tel Aviv on November 10-11, 2013.  This conference was organized by AIPPI, a leading international intellectual property (IP) trade organization, along with [...]


  • Caesarstone Announces Georgia Manufacturing Plant

     

    Caesarstone, quartz surfaces maker, from Sdot Yam, Israel will invest up to $100 million to build a manufacturing plant in Richmond Hill, Georgia, that will employ 180. Caesarstone (NASDAQ:CSTE) makes engineered quartz surfaces that are used in both residential and commercial [...]


  • AICC and Young Israel of Toco Hills host Israel’s Bar Ilan University

     

    American Israel Chamber of Commerce and Young Israel of Toco Hills – Atlanta co-sponsored a breakfast lecture by Professor Sam Lehman- Wilzig, Deputy Director of Bar-Ilan University’s School of Communication entitled, “The Historical Roots of Israel’s High Tech Success in [...]


  • AICC Host Bar Ilan

     


  • AICC Medical Committee Member Alan Minsk (AGG) featured in Israel Program

     

    Critical Regulatory Updates 5 November 2013 8:45 am–17:30 pm Krypton haKfar haYarok Ramat HaSharon, Israel To Register: click here Join your regulatory colleagues from across Israel for a day of networking and to hear expert presentations on critical regulatory updates. [...]


  • Israeli Economist Pinchas Landau Briefs Columbia, Charleston, and Memphis

     

    AICC, in partnership with Israel Bonds, presented a special briefing in Columbia, Charleston and Memphis by Economist Pinchas Landau.   One of Israel’s leading independent analysts and commentators on Israeli economic and financial affairs, Landau provided his insights into the Israeli [...]


  • AICC Initiative Leads to South Carolina/Israel Bilateral R&D Deal

     

    Led by the AICC, two years of collaborative work between Israel and the State of South Carolina was highlighted on Tuesday with the signing of an official agreement to establish a bilateral research and development initiative. The agreement, which creates [...]


  • NCR wins Georgia Governor’s Award for Acquisition of Retalix

     

    AICC Nominates Winner of Atlanta  Business Chronicle 2013 Governor’s International Award International Deal of the Year Nominated by AICC, the winner of the 2013 Eagle Star Deal of the Year Award, NCR, has also collected the prestigious “Atlanta Business Chronicle Governor’s International [...]


  • From the Leadership

     

    This month’s e-newsletter, featuring a bit of a different look than you have seen before, represents just a small step in what we anticipate will be much larger effort towards making the AICC’s marketing and communication efforts more effective and [...]


  • AICC Member a2b Fulfillment adds Climate Control Space

     

     a2b Fulfillment, a third-party logistics provider with a specialty in consumer-direct order fulfillment and customer service, announces the expansion of climate controlled warehouse space at the Greensboro, GA location.  The completion of this project provides a2b with more than 52,500 [...]


  • Teleflex acquires AICC Member Trendlines’ InnoLap Surgical

     

    Teleflex Inc. (NYSE: TFX) has acquired Trendlines International Ltd. portfolio company InnoLap Surgical Ltd., which is developing a platform for scarless laparoscopic procedures. The size of the deal was not disclosed.InnoLap CEO Yoni Epstein and Dr. Igor Igov founded the company in [...]


  • ePatientFinder and AICC Member Clinigence Partner

     

    ePatientFinder and Clinigence Partner to Connect Patients with Cutting-Edge Treatments Atlanta, September 26, 2013 — Clinigence, a next-generation clinical business intelligence technology provider, recently announced a partnership withePatientFinder. Through this alliance, ePatientFinder will leverage Clinigence’s technology to streamline the process of connecting [...]


  • Why Israel is poised to soon lead medical device industry growth

     

    By Amritpal Khalsa | Market Realist – Mon, Sep 9, 2013 3:38 PM EDT Israel is already a leading medical device market The size of New Jersey, Israel boasts thousands of new engineers graduating from the Israeli Defense Forces each year and a history of [...]


  • Guy Tessler Promoted to COO

     

    Guy Tessler has been promoted to Chief Operating Officer (COO) of  the American-Israel Chamber of Commerce.  In this role, he oversees the Chamber’s deal flow activity, and nurtures relationships between Israeli and Southeastern companies.  Guy joined the AICC staff in [...]


  • Technion Water Expert Briefs Board of Directors

     

    Technion water expert, Professor Noah Galil, shared a briefing on Israel’s Water Technologies and Solutions to AICC’s Board of Directors at their quarterly meeting on August 27th, hosted by Jones Day.  His visit to the Southeast was coordinated by the Consulate General [...]


  • Professional Seminar Enlightens on Israel Business / Economic Trends

     

      With the backdrop of Israel’s stable economy and innovative companies, AICC’s Professional Committee presented another outstanding seminar on August 20th in Atlanta that addressed many aspects of “Accelerating Southeast-Israel Growth: Mergers & Acquisitions, Investments and Partnerships.”  Almost 100 members and guests were treated to [...]


  • Active Implants Raises $26 Million

     

    Memphis-based Active Implants, with its R&D center in Netanya where half the company’s work force is employed, has announced closing the first tranche of $8.7 million in new funding of a total commitment of $26 million.  The new round of financing was led [...]


  • Economic News from Israel

     

    Ra’anana-based Amdocs has acquired mobile network optimization software provider, Actis International Ltd., for $120 million.  The acquisition will expand Amdocs’s CES portfolio with geo-located network data that will drive a variety of optimization use cases.  Amdocs is the Israeli company with the most employees in [...]


  • South Carolina to be Featured at Globes Israel Business Conference

     

    Centerpiece for December Mission  Based on the well-deserved successful reputation of the South Carolina-Israel Collaboration, Israel’s most important business media company, Globes, has selected South Carolina as the only US state to be featured at their acclaimed Israel Business Conference [...]


  • AICC’s 17th Annual Professional Seminar Set for August 20th

     

    While economic uncertainty and geopolitical issues present ongoing challenges, US-srael business continues to flourish, and the Southeast retains its position as one of the top centers in North America for this economic activity.  Buoyed by its high tech sector, the [...]


  • Member Attorney Builds Clientele and Promotes Chamber in Israel

     

    Alan Minsk, leader of Arnall Golden Gregory’s Food and Drug practice, will travel to Israel in November, his third trip there this year.  He has been visiting Israel for a number of years to attend ILSI-Biomed, the annual Israel life [...]


  • From the Leadership

     

    Welcome to the August edition of AICCSE’s newsletter.  It is wonderful to have the opportunity to build on the strong foundation and great work done by the Chamber over the course of the past 2+ decades.  At the same time, [...]


  • Economic News from Israel

     

    Citi is establishing its first accelerator in Israel for start-ups in the financial technology sector.  Based in Tel Aviv, the program will last four months during which start-ups will have access to Citi’s activities and know-how, and will get to meet [...]


  • Southeast Life Science Delegation

     

    Built around two outstanding Israeli Health-focused conferences in Tel Aviv—IATI Biomed and MedInIsrael—the American-Israel Chamber of Commerce, SE Region organized a delegation from the Southeast to Israel in June.   Led by Chamber Vice President Guy Tessler, the group members promoted [...]


  • Economic News from Israel

     

    Google has acquired Ra’anana-based Waze for $1.3 billion. The acquisition of the Israeli navigation app and traffic reports start-up will be completed after months of reports that Waze would be sold to either Google or Facebook. The company has almost [...]


  • AICC Elects New Leadership

     

    The American-Israel Chamber of Commerce, Southeast Region has elected its officers and board members for 2013-2014. Joel Neuman (The Coca-Cola Company) has been elected as chairman of the organization.  Other elected officers include Ben Fink (Berman Fink Van Horn) as [...]


  • AICC Selects New President

     

    Atlanta native Shai Robkin has been selected to succeed Tom Glaser as president of the American-Israel Chamber of Commerce, Southeast Region.   Robkin will assume the position on August 1st, and Glaser will stay on in a consulting capacity to ensure [...]


  • BIRD Foundation Awards Grants for two Southeast-Israel Projects

     

    During its meeting on June 5, 2013, the Board of Governors of the Israel-U.S. Binational Industrial Research and Development (BIRD) Foundation, approved $10.95 million in funding for fourteen new projects between Israeli and American companies.  Of these, two involve joint [...]


  • From the Leadership

     

    You are seeing a new “look” in this column, and you can expect a different one in next month’s newsletter as well.  Of course, this is because Lorin Coles has finished his 2-year tenure as AICC Chairman, and as of [...]


  • CTD to Distribute Surf’s Videoconferencing Solution

     

    Greenville, South Carolina-based Computer Telephony Distributing and Yokneam-based Surf Communication Solutions have announced that CTD will distribute SURF’s Orion-MCU enterprise video conferencing solution all over North America.  Orion-MCU is a voice and video conferencing bridge that addresses the large and growing [...]


  • Teleflex Acquires Eon Surgical

     

    Research Triangle Park, North Carolina-based Teleflex Medical has announced their acquisition of Tel Aviv-based Eon Surgical, Ltd., a late stage development company that has advanced a minimally invasive microlaparoscopy surgical platform technology designed to enhance surgeons’ ability to perform scar-less [...]


  • NCR / Retalix Win Deal of the Year, Delek Wins Israeli Company of the Year at 12th Annual Eagle Star Awards Gala

     

    NCR / Retalix won the Deal of the Year award, while Delek took home the Israeli Company of the Year award May 30th at the American-Israel Chamber of Commerce, Southeast Region’s (AICC) 12th annual Eagle Star Awards Gala. The Eagle [...]


  • SC Launch invests in NeuroQuest

     

    SC Launch has approved a first-round investment in Israeli biotech company NeuroQuest, which plans to open a location in the South Carolina Lowcountry.  SCRA Technology Ventures, which operates the SC Launch program for the South Carolina Research Authority (SCRA), said the company [...]


  • From the Leadership

     

    Our 2012-13 program year comes to a close at the end of this month.  It has been another year of positive achievements amid the challenges and opportunities of change with the staff executive succession and new volunteer leadership to come.  [...]


  • Economic News from Israel

     

    eBay is setting up a start-up incubator in Israel that will focus on ecommerce, social networks, and big data.  It will be located at the company’s Israeli headquarters in Netanya. Modi’in-based Exalenz has obtained FDA approval for marketing its new [...]


  • Israelis Visit Oak Ridge, Tennessee for BioEnergy Challenge

     

    A delegation of Israeli scientists and company executives visited the Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee last month as part of the U.S. – Israel BioEnergy Challenge, a collaborative effort between the United States and Israel, and consortia of U.S. [...]


  • Economic News from Israel

     

    Sony Corporation has invested $10 million in Herzliya Pituach-based Rainbow Medical with an interest in expanding its medical devices operations.  Rainbow Medical is a medical device accelerator built around the inventions of serial entrepreneur Yossi Gross.  Other investors include Medtronic, [...]


  • From the Leadership

     

    Long ago, we realized the need for partners to achieve our important mission.  They have included Jewish federations, governments, chambers of commerce, economic development and technology associations, and non-profits whose work for Israel is complementary to AICC’s. Thus, one of [...]


  • HP’s Yishai Amir to Keynote Eagle Star Awards Gala

     

    Barbara Babbit Kaufman to Emcee AICC’s May 30th Flagship Event The Hewlett Packard – Israel success story and its important connection to the Southeast will a key component of the 12th annual Eagle Star Awards Gala on May 30th as it [...]


  • SC-Israel R&D Funding Agreement Announced at Neurotech Business Exchange

     

    In addition to generating potential business and research relationships for participating Israeli companies, the US-Israel Neurotechnology Business Exchange, held in Charleston, May 6-7, was the scene for an historic announcement of a bilateral agreement to further collaboration in the field of [...]


  • Israeli Auto supplier to locate manufacturing facility in South Carolina

     

    Ashdod-based A.L. Solutions Inc. will locate a new manufacturing facility in Spartanburg County, South Carolina.  The company plans to invest $3.6 million and generate 80 jobs for the new facility that will produce aftermarket automotive filters and heavy-duty filters for [...]


  • Israel: Small Market with Big Influence

     

    Israel may be a small market of 8 million people, fewer than Georgia, but that hasn’t kept the state’s companies from striking deals there worth millions of dollars. Thanks to a program called G.R.O.W. – Georgia Reaching Out Worldwide – an Israeli [...]


  • PeopleNet Selects Centerity for its Atlanta Data Center

     

    Atlanta-based PeopleNet, the national leader in time and attendance management systems for temporary staffing and employment agencies, has acquired and successfully deployed the monitoring solution of Ra’anana-based Centerity Systems in its Atlanta Data Center.  The relationship was coordinated by Marietta, [...]


  • SPX Awarded Contract for Israeli Cycle Power Plant

     

    Charlotte, North Carolina-based SPX Corporation has been awarded a contract worth approximately $35 million to supply an air-cooled condenser for a new 835 MW natural gas-fired, combined cycle power plant scheduled to be constructed in Israel.  The contract was awarded by [...]


  • Israel Logistics Delegation Scores Business in Georgia

     

    A delegation of Israeli logistics companies, led by the Federation of Israeli Chambers of Commerce, visited Georgia last month to make important business connections.  Participating in the delegation were The Israel Ports Development & Assets Company, Fourtec – Fourier Technologies, [...]


  • Finalists Announced for Eagle Star Israeli Company of the Year and Deal of the Year

     

    The American-Israel Chamber of Commerce, Southeast Region (AICC), announced today the finalists for the 12th annual Eagle Star Awards Gala on May 30th . The event will be hosted at the HP Graphic Arts Experience Center in Alpharetta, Georgia from [...]


  • From the Leadership

     

    Neurotechnology has been in the headlines recently with the announcement by President Obama of his intention to include $100 million in the US budget for brain research.  This news follows the announcement last year by President Peres of Israel’s Neurotechnology [...]


  • Economic News from Israel

     

    Rehovot-based Sapiens has filed with the SEC to raise $40 million on NASDAQ.  The insurance software company has a large operation in Cary, North Carolina. Delek Group, controlled by Yitzhak Tshuva, will sell up to 12% of Delek US Holdings for [...]


  • Levin Consulting Group Presents Israeli Opportunities in South Carolina

     

    As a result of December’s South Carolina Business and Research Mission to Israel, Levin Consulting Group (LCG) with its Israel offices in Kiryat Yam and Tel Aviv, visited South Carolina the week of February 11th, and full days were scheduled [...]


  • Southeast Delegation for June Life Science / Med Tech Mission

     

    With Israel’s annual IATI Biomed life science conference and the 2nd MEDinISRAEL medical device and HIT conference being held during the same week, AICC is organizing a Southeast delegation to Israel, June 9-13, 2013.  Chamber VP Guy Tessler will lead [...]


  • Gilbarco Veeder-Root Partners with Odysii

     

    Greensboro, North Carolina-based Gilbarco Veeder-Root and Tel Aviv-based Odysii have announced an exclusive global partnership to create a new generation of highly intelligent and automated tools to enable convenience stores to increase sales.  Building on Odysii’s software, the new Impulse [...]


  • Members Exposed to Israeli Cyber Security Technologies

     

    Almost 50 members and guests were treated to presentations by 3 of Israel’s most exciting Israeli companies at the I? (Israel Innovation Impact) quarterly event on March 7th, hosted by IBM.  Presenting were Covertix, Dome9, and Trustware whose CEOs shared innovated solutions to the growing cyber threats [...]


  • May 30th Eagle Star Awards Gala to be Hosted at HP

     

    Tom Glaser to Receive Founders Award The American-Israel Chamber of Commerce, Southeast Region will celebrate the 12th annual Eagle Star Awards Gala on Thursday, May 30, 2013, 6:00 – 9:00 PM.   The event will be held at the HP Graphic [...]


  • From the Leadership

     

    Our Chamber has always been ahead of the curve by targeting economic sectors where there is synergy between Israel and the Southeast. Our latest one is Logistics, and this month, we will host a delegation of 7 Israel organizations during [...]


  • Economic News from Israel

     

    Chicago-based Allscripts, with major operations in Atlanta, has acquired Hod Hasharon-based dbMotion for $235 million.  dbMotion’s technology is the key component of the Allscript’s connected community of health with 370 hospitals and 2800 clinics around the world currently using it. Jerusalem-based [...]


  • US-Israel Neurotechnology Business Exchange to Showcase Israeli Brain Technologies

     

      US-Israel Neurotechnology Business Exchange to Showcase Israeli Brain Technologies February 13, 2013 – Fifteen Israeli companies are expected to come together, May 6-7, with major U.S. stakeholders in Neurotechnology to explore business and research relationships at the US-Israel Neurotechnology Business [...]


  • Business Exchange to Showcase Israeli Brain Technologies

     

    Fifteen Israeli companies are expected to come to Charleston, South Carolina,  May 6-7, along with major US stakeholders in Neurotechnology to explore business and research relationships at the US-Israel Neurotechnology Business Exchange.  Hosted by the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) [...]


  • Members Welcome Israeli Companies to Flashpoint

     

    At a breakfast on February 12th, almost 50 members welcomed the Israeli start ups from the Microsoft Accelerator in Herzliya participating for the next month in the Flashpoint “start up engineering” program at Georgia Tech in Atlanta:  TeleSofia Medical is [...]


  • From the Leadership

     

    While much of our activity is focused on Israeli technology, there is a thriving consumer products sector in Israel.  And the foes of Israel often target this sector for their boycott activities with well known retailers such as Trader Joe’s [...]


  • Cisco to Buy Intucell

     

    Cisco, with major operations in Atlanta, has announced its intent to acquire Ra’anana-based Intucell that has its US headquarters in Alpharetta, Georgia.  Upon the close in the third quarter, Intucell employees will be integrated into Cisco’s Service Provider Mobility Group, [...]


  • SintecMedia Acquires Argo Systems

     

    Jerusalem-based broadcast management software provider SintecMedia has acquired Atlanta-based Argo Systems, a leading provider of business solutions to the cable network and operators industry. The deal brings together SintecMedia’s powerful OnAir® scalable, all-in-one broadcast management solution for media companies and [...]


  • Economic News from Israel

     

    Atlanta-based NCR Corporation has completed its $650 million cash acquisition of Ra’anana-based Retalix.  With the closing of the acquisition, Retalix has become a wholly-owned subsidiary of NCR, and will be delisted from the TASE and NASDAQ. Tel Aviv-based Verint Systems has [...]


  • AICC Member a2b Fulfillment Expands Capabilities

     

    a2b Fulfillment, a third-party logistics provider with a specialty in consumer-direct order fulfillment and customer service, announces the purchase of Orchard Brands’ Haband Division warehouse facility on S. Forest Street in Eatonton, GA. “The acquisition of this additional 210,000 square [...]


  • NSA Set to Launch JuicePlus in Tel Aviv this Month

     

    Memphis, Tennessee-based  NSA International has chosen Israel as its next international market for their JuicePlus product line.  The country will be their 24th global market after 20 years establishing the popular nutriceutical supplement in the US and other countries. JuicePlus [...]


  • AICC Now Accepting Israeli Company Applications for Investment

     

    Members Encouraged to Participate After several months of examining the funding needs of Israeli companies and getting feedback from Southeast investors, the Chamber’s Capital Funding Committee now has its mechanism in place for Israeli companies to apply for investment.  According [...]


  • Microsoft Israel Incubator Opens Second Session

     

    Some of Israeli Start Ups to Come to Atlanta for “Flashpoint” Training Microsoft Israel R&D center’s incubator in Herzliya – the Microsoft Accelerator for Windows Azure – launched its second session last month. Thirteen Israeli start ups are participating in [...]


  • Economic News from Israel

     

    Jerusalem-Brainsway has obtained FDA clearance for use of its deep TMS (transcranial magnetic stimulation) device for the treatment of depression in patients who fail to respond to therapeutics during a depression episode. MUSC in Charleston was one of the primary [...]


  • From the Leadership

     

    Less than three months ago, we launched the American-Israel Hi-Tech Community to increase the awareness of Israeli Hi-Tech companies to our activities in the Southeast and use our extensive network to increase the business activity between us.  This initiative, led [...]


  • EndoChoice Merges With Peer Medical

     

    Deal Expands Product Line With Revolutionary Endoscope Alpharetta, Georgia-based EndoChoice has announced that it will merge with Peer Medical Ltd., a privately held Israeli company developing innovative endoscopy technology. The combined company will operate under the EndoChoice name and be [...]


  • From AICC Members Habif Arogeti & Wynne: Medical Device Tax 101

     

    The 2.3% excise tax on medical device sales is on its way. Here’s a primer to help companies prepare. By: Mitchell Kopelman and Ori Epstein Set to take effect January 1, 2013, the 2.3% excise tax on certain medical devices, which [...]


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    The company’s celebrated R&D division is always working to generate new and improved on-demand and generic integrative paper and printing solutions. We use cutting-edge technology to formulate state-of-the-art color coatings and coating layers for various media, which can withstand harsh weather conditions as well as extreme heat, cold, humidity radiation and moisture.

    Our printing capabilities include offset, flexographic and rotogravure printing. In addition, we have a large variety of converting capabilities. Our technological prowess forms the basis for integrative solutions and converts paper into unique products. As such, our capabilities include die cutting, slitting and rewinding, zig zag folding, single cut, diversified marking abilities (numbering, barcoding, unique logos, etc.), hot and cold stamping, gluing, laminating, magnetic stripes, single pass process from raw material to final product and more. We are also proficient in adding the latest security features, including holograms, foils and various specialty inks.

    Seeking introductions to clients in the parking, transportation, healthcare, banking, gaming and leisure industries.


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  • Wound Healing

    Ramat Gan-based medical device company developed a breakthrough, non-invasive, wound healing technology for the medical treatment of
    chronic, hard to heal diabetic, vascular-insufficiency, and pressure wounds.

    The Company’s flagship product, is the first ozone-based technology specifically designed to enhance and accelerate wound closure and recovery. In the future, the Company will be able to leverage its technology to address other severe chronic wounds and cosmetics treatments.

    Product has received the European CE mark and the Israeli Health Ministry’s certification for the treatment of hard-to-heal chronic wound. The product is currently commercially installed in five medical centers and clinics in Israel, and has been successfully used to treat over 500 patients. In addition, the Company completed a double blind, Placebo controlled clinical trial, which successfully validate the safety, efficacy and superiority. The results of these trials are serving the company as the baseline clinical portfolio to the FDA’s 510k submission within this
    quarter.

    Seeking introductions to strategic partners to bring product to US.


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  • Medical E-commerce

    Ya’ad-based platform for sale of medical products. It helps manage purchasing, and is an open and transparent marketplace. Seeking introductions to privately owned ambulatory surgery centers, physician groups, and physicians.


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  • Organic Foods

    Ra’anana-based manufacurer and distributor of organic products and provider of different products for the private label for different chains stores

     Company works with a wide range of products such as:

     ·         100% organic fruits juice like Pomegranate, Plum, Apple, etc., we control a share of about 95% of the organic juices in Israel

     ·         Organic pasta whole wheat and white Durum wheat different shapes

     ·         Organic fruits spreads 100% fruit with no sugar added again different flavors like Strawberry, Plum, Blackberry, etc.

     ·         Tomato products :chopped, paste, cubes, etc.

     ·         Organic Barley Coffee which we also sell to the US we have a small distributor and we get big demand for that product

     ·         Organic Milk Substitute like rice, oat, soy

     ·         Organic Rice and corn Cracker different flavors

     ·         Organic Granola Different Flavors :crunchy, Muesli, etc.

     ·         All of our Organic products are under Green Field Brand (organic is in our nature)  and Kosher certified

     We are interested in increasing our range of products and categories by sourcing for more partners/producers in the US that has organic products.  Also to find different distributor’s in the US that can penetrate the US market with our products

    In addition, company is seeking to procure canola oil (Rap Seed oil) producers in the US; we are talking about very big quantities.

     


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  • Military Communications

    While billions of dollars are being spent by the US, UK, Australia, India, NATO, Brazil and others to produce better tactical radio systems, this Israeli startup has gone and created a revolutionary tactical communications solution, free of the failings of today’s technologies. Military communications development budgets are vast – 17 billion dollars were spent in 2012 on tactical radio solutions alone. Superior communication is as important a tactical advantage as having the best tanks, guns and warplanes. Despite the massive funds invested to create a next generation tactical radio that can give high quality continuous transmission, the complexity of the task at hand has caused many development projects to be cut or scrapped before reaching their goals.

    This company has developed a unique and patented technology using narrow band radio and efficient mathematical and networking algorithms. They have gone and produced a radical product that empowers existing communications networks with a technology that meets the operational requirements others are still dreaming of. They have created a buzz amongst some of the world’s most significant military organizations.

    The founders are seeking suitable partners to assist in establishing sales channels for existing products, expanding business development, to fund initial manufacturing processes and to     continue with R&D activity.


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  • Drug Delivery

    Ra’anana-based company specializes in the development and application of advanced trans-membranal drug delivery formulation solutions. Seeking introductions to strategic partners, pharma companies, medical research institutions and investors.

    The basic drug delivery system, based on a micro-emulsion technology, was originally developed at Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva. During the past four years the Company has developed a new advanced safe, painless and cutting-edge platform.

    The Company’s proposed technology consists of Self-Assembled Nano-structural System (SANS) (Ø=10-50nm) for drug delivery or SANS-based Drug Delivery Technology (SANS- DDT) comprising of a versatile, bio-compatible, isotropic, thermodynamically stable drug delivery system made of pharmaceutical grade ingredients (GRAS). Management believes that the Company’s SANS offers an appropriate drug delivery system also for new and emerging biotechnology derived products. It will enable non-parenteral/needle-free delivery of biopharmaceuticals that are presently administered subcutaneously (e.g. insulin injection) and other medications that transdermal delivery would improve their efficacy but are not permeable through the skin.

    The Company is currently engaged in three developments:

    1. Continuous Transdermal L-DOPA/Carbidopa Therapy for Parkinson’s Disease (Patch); The Company’s approach may provide a clinically effective transdermal delivery of levodopa for the treatment of Parkinson’s disease and to eventually achieve a simple solution for the late motor complications. According to the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation, there are around one million Americans suffering from Parkinson’s disease, and 60,000 new patients are diagnosed each year. Medication costs are estimated to be around $2,500 per person each year, with a total economic impact of around $25 billion in the U.S. alone.

    2. Nasal Administration of Parathyroid Hormone; Parathyroid hormone (PTH) is naturally an 84-amino-acid polypeptide. Attempts to develop a drug based on the recombinant molecule rhPTH1-84, which have been unsuccessful so far. In 2002 the FDA approved teriparatide, PTH 1-34, of recombinant DNA origin, manufactured by made by Eli Lilly with the brand name FORTEOTM (injectable). Based on the animal studies carried out by the Company, Management believes that the Company may possibly develop a nasal delivery of the PTH 1-34 peptides using the SANS.

    3. Intranasal Insulin Delivery;

    The Company has obtained, in a series of pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics studies in diabetic (chemically induced) rabbits; approximately 20% relative bioavailability was obtained by intranasal administration of nano-sized emulsion (compared with the conventional subcutaneous administration). The percentages of bioavailability obtained were, to the best of our knowledge, significantly higher values than any value published in the literature thus far. In recent experiments with a new formulation of SANS we have succeeded to further increase the bioavailability of insulin in the rabbit model (unpublished data).


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  • Climate Control

    Rishon Le’Zion-based developer of advanced monitoring and control system for industrial, security and renewable energy applications developed a smart climate-control system for agriculture for greenhouses, dairy farms and poultry. Seeking introductions to partners and distributors.

    As a result of years of research, the company presents an innovative comprehensive and transformational approach to Climate Control in Agricultural buildings: Greenhouses, Dairy farms and poultry.

    The system provides

    Full Automation of:
    ? Planning and Design Module
    ? Continuous Monitoring & Control:
    ? Different sensors e.g. temperature, airflow and humidity levels and smartly controlling the  devices of the greenhouse
    ? Integrated heating and drying system
    ? Intelligent fogging and chilling system

    Intelligent Expert Control System: 
    ? Smart resolution of abnormal and emergency situations
    ? Generates guidance, alerts and reports to the end-user

    Key Benefits
    ? Fully accurate  year round agricultural  building management
    ? Assists in optimization of project design
    ?  Increased yields
    ? Lowered disease incidents
    ? Lowered maintenance costs
    ? Lowered electricity and water expenses

    Measurable Benefits:
    ? 80% Lower maintenance costs (water, electricity, agrochemicals, direct labor)
    ? 80% less CO²
    ? Reduced pesticide requirements
    ? Increased yield
    ? Ensures increased uptime, and meets or exceeds Power Purchase


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  • Vehicle Locator

    Hod Hasharon-based International Telematics Company with more than 25 years of experience in design and production of Systems for vehicles, commercial and private, introduces a new line of Cellular based Security/Locator Systems for Personal Vehicles.  The Systems use Google Map and GPS tracking for real-time reporting of incidents, such as: Car-Jacking, Theft, Accident, Vehicle Malfunction, etc.  The units are self-maintained and easily installed.  The Systems are also available for Motorcycles and Marine use.

    The Commercial AVL (Automotive Vehicle Locator) unit is a 24/7 Real-Time Tracker with customized inputs per the Customer Requirements, such as: Security, Delivery, Transportation and Fleets.  The Systems provide the latest technology for Security.

    The Company seeks to expand its Sales/Distribution to Automotive Audio, Motorcycle, Marine, Automotive and Truck dealerships.  Territorial areas of Sales/Distribution will be considered.


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  • Falling Prevention

    Haifa-based company developing cutting edge technological solutions to fall prevention among elderly people.
    We have working prototypes, which have been successfully tested in a Gait Laboratory. We need funding to complete the process and start mass production. For this purpose we started a crowd funding campaign on IndieGogo: http://igg.me/at/B-Shoe

    What makes B-Shoe so special, is that it is a “smart” shoe. B-Shoe is a shoe that detects imbalance at an early stage and rapidly re-establishes balance by automatically moving a foot backwards, thus preventing a fall. The balancing mechanism is integrated into a standard walking shoe. It consists of the following elements: pressure sensors, integrated motion device, microprocessor, rechargeable battery and smart algorithms all embedded in the shoe sole and heel.

    Seeking introductions to strategic partners in orthopedics and the shoe industry, and investment.


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  • Religious Tourism

    Jerusalem-based company with 30 years of experience in handling tourists and pilgrims coming to the area, operates on tailor made yet flexible programs built around all kinds of requests and sorts of visits from regular Christian pilgrimages, cultural and luxury tourism. Company’s focus on a personalized touch when it comes to providing services; paying direct attention to the clients’ needs and requirements in order to make sure the programmed tour goes as planned comfortably. Staff is very well molded and trained in the tourism industry and can deal with anything related to aviation, hospitality tour planning and management.

    Packages and the itineraries offered are based around Israel and Jordan, with capability of providing the large services from the moment our tourists set foot in Israel until the minute they leave. In addition to a full array of hospitality services, company also provides event management services upon request for occasions that travelers would like to celebrate.

    Company is a member of SKAL International (The International Association of Travel and Tourism Professionals) with specialization in incoming tourism to the Holy Land, providing services in a very personal approach and is certified as Travel Experts by the Israeli Ministry of Tourism.

    Seeking introductions to Southeast travel agents and religious organizations.


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  • Water Vending

    Petach Tikvah-based company provides an end-to-end solution for drinking water in any public space by installing and maintaining a network of “Drinking Water Vending Machines” (DWVM) in the public domain. Machines provide water that is cleaner and healthier than tap water and cheaper than bottled water. This not only makes water available “on the go” for the consumer, but also addresses many environmental concerns by providing a viable alternative to plastic bottles. The city’s residents and visitors only need to bring their own bottle and woosh® does the rest providing a network of water stations that is intergraded with the smart city water grid. DWVMs will be located in public spaces such as tourist attractions, universities, parks, shopping malls and public transportation, as well as in corporate sites.

    The core technology (Patent Pending) is an ozone-based water purification system uniquely developed for drinking water vending machines. Company has developed the first ozone-based disinfection systems with multipurpose capabilities: water purification and a unique bottle sterilization feature. Additionally, it provides real-time monitoring and is also the first zero discharge vending machine. The vending machine provides a modern graphical user interface; a fully computerized remote controlled vending application; and utilizes RFID bottles to make the refilling experience smooth and accessible.

    Seeking introductions to potential distributors and to tourist attractions, universities, parks, shopping malls, public transportation, as well as corporations.


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  • Personalized Oncology

    Tel Aviv-based development and research company, that is dedicated to a personalized, evidence-based oncological data analysis approach.  Company’s mission is to improve the medical treatment and decision making of customers whom are cancer patients and or their doctors.

    Highlights of company’s approach:

    • Custom-made molecular analysis of tumors’ characteristics allows personalized pharmaceutical efficacy prediction of targeted therapy as well as chemotherapy drugs.
    • Cutting-edge Lab techniques utilizing double-controlled NGS sequencing of a solid tumor tissue or “liquid biopsy based” samples (CTC’s or naked tumor-DNA), vast proteomics assays and a comprehensive tumor  profiling analysis (including oncology-cantered exome or RNA-based analysis).
    • A  unique molecular analysis algorithm which takes advantage of the way onco-genes affects the tumor cells phenotype, thus allows to predict the relevant clinical applications.
    • Scientifically approved, statistically-significant efficiency scaling analysis of all the relevant optional oncology treatment
    • Fully-personalized, Evidence-Based data-analysis algorithm that concludes the relevant benefits and risks that should be taken into account for a better and wiser decision making.

    Seeking introductions to key opinion leaders to join scientific board.


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  • Speech Recognition

    Ramat Gan-based company developed an advanced voice recognition system enabling people with severe motor, speech and language disorders and communication disabilities to naturally communicate with people, control devices (tablets, PC, Smartphones) and apps (browse the web, play games) using their own voice. The company would like to enter a joint venture or commercial agreement with companies and organizations with the goal of implementing the system in new markets.


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