The Innovation Authority issued a new call for cooperation with the particle accelerator inCERN, on the Switzerland-France border. The voice will focus on technological knowledge embodied in the components at the core of the particle accelerator and used in the development, high school, or production of products whose commercialization potential is relevant to Israeli industry
Tags: Aharon Aharon Amiram Porat Dr. Aviv Zeevi Innovation Authority
"Until now, the main activity at CERN has been research, now we are integrating the industry," said Amiram Porat, director of academic programs at the infrastructure arena, which deals, among other things, with the transfer of knowledge from the academy to industry, following the issuance of a call to Israeli companies in 22 fields for cooperation with CERN is developing systems required for the accelerator - which can then also be sold to others.
The calling voice will focus on technological knowledge embodied in the components at the core of the CERN particle accelerator and used in the development, secondary, or production of a variety of products such as: component, raw material, production process, secondary method, standard, etc., provided that their commercialization potential is relevant to Israeli industry.
The Innovation Authority will cooperate with the accelerator and finance a conditional grant or a full grant to companies at a rate of 50% to 66% depending on the type and nature of the activity. The authority will finance the academy up to 90% of the amount of the grant.
What's new, Israeli companies have been involved in CERN for years, among other things, in the establishment of the "Israeli" sensor in the Atlas experiment?
"Israelis have always worked there, but until now the main if not all of the activity was research-scientific and companies were there as subcontractors of the universities (Tel Aviv Technion and the Weizmann Institute of Science - AB) but today we want to leverage with an emphasis on the industrial activity and make it the main And not to the more marginal side. That's why the concentration of activity in this calling has been transferred to the Authority for Innovation, whose main target is industrial, with the intention of reaching as many applications as possible that the industry can implement in the market."
"Slowly, the industry began to deal with materials and technologies of smaller sizes, at the nano level, molecular and atomic structure and the development of technologies on the order of nanometers. Because of this, CERN's capabilities are relevant to industry and not just for research needs."
"Things such as lasers with special properties, programs for the interaction of atoms within the material, programs that help artificial intelligence to learn, the creation of dust-repellent materials, multi-layer printed circuits, and more. Some of the technologies are relevant to the accelerator itself and some are technologies that arise from the activity in the accelerator, for example data mining and data compression, which is required due to the huge amount of data that the accelerator produces."
We have opened three routes, Porat said. "Three options for cooperation. There is the classic option - an Israeli research institution with CERN; Universities, colleges or hospitals can do a joint project that even increases the range of academic activities. The second track is a combined track of Israeli academia and industry in front of CERN, and the last track - companies only."
According to Porat, "At CERN, they set up a mechanism whose purpose is to help find partners, you don't have to come with a partner already. CERN will help them find the partner".
Aharon Aharon, CEO of the Innovation Authority, said: "For the first time, an agreement was reached on R&D cooperation with the largest particle accelerator in the world, CERN. As part of the call, the Innovation Authority will finance applied research and development projects based on CERN's infrastructure resources and research teams in the amount of approximately NIS 3 million. This step is part of a high-risk R&D funding strategy in topics that are at the forefront of technology and with an emphasis on research that has the potential to be applied in industry."
Dr. Aviv Zaevi, director of the technological infrastructure arena at the Innovation Authority, said: "The collaboration will bring a significant advantage for Israeli companies. Various discussions were held between the Innovation Authority and CERN in order to take advantage of possibilities in the field of knowledge transfer, to help connect CERN's technology and capabilities to industry in Israel. CERN and the Innovation Authority intend to cooperate to proactively explore opportunities with and for the industry players in Israel."
He added: "The goal is to identify opportunities, select projects of mutual interest and support industry factors using CERN technology either with the aim of improving products or with the aim of producing solutions to challenges in society. We will finance projects proposed and carried out by industry players in Israel (companies and institutions), deploying CERN technology or expertise. In this framework, the Innovation Authority works to reach the potential players in the industry and invite them to submit proposals for projects. CERN will support grant applicants with resources and information on technologies available for knowledge transfer."
The largest particle accelerator in the world, located at the CERN research center on the Switzerland-France border, is considered one of the largest and most ambitious projects in the history of physics. The accelerator, which was built to complete the picture of elementary particles, to confirm or disprove various physics theories in many contexts, employed over the years more than 5,000 physicists from more than 40 countries, and thousands of engineers and technicians. This morning (date) it was learned that the Innovation Authority will also cooperate with the accelerator and finance a conditional grant or a full grant to companies at a rate of 66%-50% depending on the type and nature of the activity. The authority will finance the academy up to 90% of the amount of the grant.
The main goal of this route is to support technologies that will help in the development of a wide variety of export-oriented products. The track enables a wide range of applied technology development by an academic team based on CERN's infrastructure and with the assistance of its R&D team, while transferring knowledge from the Israeli academy CERN to an Israeli corporation and commercializing existing knowledge originating from CERN by an Israeli corporation.
The voice will focus on technological knowledge embodied in the components at the core of the CERN particle accelerator and used in the development, secondary, or production of a variety of products such as: component, raw material, production process, secondary method, standard, etc. provided that their commercialization potential is relevant to Israeli industry.
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