8 Life Changing Inventions from Technion Israel Institute of Technology and Why You Should Care

Simply put, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology is one of the most important centres of knowledge and innovation in the world.

Which is why Notable has teamed up with Technion Canada’s Generation NEXT to take you inside this Start Up Nation with a once in a lifetime trip.

Technion Canada, part of a worldwide family of societies, is a charitable organization that raises awareness and provides vital support for Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, which is ranked among the world’s leading science and technology universities.

Why is it ranked so high?

Well, we’re glad you asked.

Just check out the list of life-changing inventions they’ve provided to the world and you’ll quickly understand.

You’ll also quickly understand why you need to apply for this truly notable trip. *Just click here, scroll to the bottom and fill out the application form.

1. Memory Sticks USB Flash Drive
You’ve lost at least 12 of these. Invented by Technion alumnus Dov Moran, M-systems.

2. Ziv-Lempel Data Compression Algorithm 
Whether you know it or not, you use this everyday. Think: PDF, JPG, TIFF, PNG, and ZIP file formats. Oh, and this data compression algorithm has also come in handy for our friends at NASA.

3. Azilect 
For treating early-stage Parkinson’s, this medicine was developed by Profs. Moussa Youdim and John Finberg at the Rappaport Faculty of Medicine together with Teva Pharmaceuticals.

4. A Breath Test for Cancer Diagnosis
Yes, you read that right. Thanks to Hossam Haick this checkpoint gives a whole new meaning to the word breathalyzer. He is now taking it a step further by incorporating this technology with smartphones. That’s right, a phone that can sniff out cancer. 

5. ReWalk Robotics 
Amit Goffer, a Technion grad and CEO of ReWalk Robotics, designed a robotic suit that enables paraplegics to walk, drive, and (seriously) even run marathons.

6. Instant Messaging/ICQ
‘Uh Oh!’ Yossi Vardi, father of ICQ inventor Arik Vardi, was a key founder of Mirabilus.

7. Pill Cam
This is a pill with a camera inside that can be swallowed and projected to a screen allowing doctors to see inside a patient’s intestine. Turns out you are what you eat.

8. InSightec
A surgery that uses non-invasive ultrasound to replace the surgeon’s knife through the innovative determination of Technion graduate, Dr. Kobi Vortman.


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