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Startup Daily Daily Updates from Silicon Wadi for Monday, May 25, 2020 View previous edition Next edition: today at 7:00 pm
Patent application filed for innovation Masks may become self-cleaning, with Israeli scientist’s USB-powered hack By Nathan Jeffay Yair Ein-Eli says that by making disposable masks reusable, he’ll help solve international shortages, boost hygiene and protect the environment Israel’s economy shrinks 7.1% in Q1 amid virus, sharpest decline in 20 years By TOI staff Figures show only area of personal consumption to see growth during pandemic was food, drink and tobacco; Economy Ministry announces NIS 500 million in benefits for self-employed 16 Israeli research projects on personalized medicine get millions in funding By Shoshanna Solomon Multidisciplinary projects, including studies on autism, cancers and trauma, get NIS 60 million ($17 million) in grants from Israel Precision Medicine Partnership initiative Israeli VC fund Cyberstarts closes $100 million second fund By Shoshanna Solomon Founded in 2018 by tech veteran Gili Raanan, fund uses global cybersecurity experts to advise portfolio startups; Lior Simon joins fund as partner China’s space program says Mars mission could be launched as early as July By AFP Planned landing of robotic rover on Red Planet comes with Beijing having invested billions in space program to catch up with US Yoav Degani Beware COVID-19 privacy invasion creep As we adjust lives in the COVID-19 era, we are increasingly being asked to trade personal privacy to advance public health. This has happened all over the world and has generally found widely acceptance for a number of reasons. First, there is a sense of emergency in which we all must come together and in which extreme measures are somehow acceptable. Second, a global pandemic is a scenario in which we specifically turn to governments for solutions – a phenomenon which may boost social democracy and fact-based politics, pleasing many. At such... Continue Reading
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