CTech's Sunday Roundup of Israeli Tech News
Back to normal: tech first, culture last; Israel expects full return to work in most industries by May 30.
Back to normal: tech first, culture last. Sectors with high productivity and employment, such as tech, commerce, and industry, will be the first to resume work, according to a new government report on Israel's Covid-19 exit strategy. Read more
Israel expects full return to work in most industries by May 30. The plan to jumpstart the economy was drafted by Israel’s Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Economy, and Bank of Israel governor Amir Yaron, but still needs to gain approval by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in order to become official. Read moreRead more Interview | Genetics expert says Covid-19 may affect human evolution. Medical physician, researcher, and bestselling author Sharon Moalem talks about why women are more resilient to the virus than men, why kids make the best virus propagators and why urbanization puts everyone at risk of infection. Read more Interview | Pandemics make the most of the opportunities societies create, says expert. From his Rome quarantine, Frank M. Snowden, pandemics expert and history of medicine professor emeritus at Yale University, spoke to Calcalist on the lessons that coronavirus could teach us. Read more On Target | Coronavirus shines a spotlight on Telemedicine. Digital medicine is making strides towards the mainstream as people seek remote healthcare in an effort to avoid hospitals and clinics. Read more Israel awards NIS 22 million in grants to corona-fighting startups. The grant, spearheaded by government investment arm the Israel Innovation Authority, was handed to companies that address the challenges of the coronavirus pandemic. Read more Cybersecurity company Cyberbit to provide remote cyber training. Cyberbit develops and markets a cyber training and simulation platform as well as a detection and response platform for cyber threats. Read more