Israel launches exhibit celebrating nation’s innovation

Year-long exhibit in Ben Gurion Airport highlights well-know and less-known Israeli innovation

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Israel launched an exhibition highlighting Israeli innovation Monday at Israel’s international airport, Ben Gurion.

 

The year-long exhibition showcases various Israeli innovations, from the cherry tomato to the flash drive, with a section dedicated to Israel’s 8 Nobel Science laureates and 3 Turing laureates.

 

According to Israel’s Science, Technology and Space Minister Ofir Akunis “The exhibition is a major public diplomacy asset for Israel. We are showing the vast contributions of Israeli science and technology to the world and all of humanity. We can take pride in those people and innovations. Israel is a trailblazer and an innovation powerhouse. The world admires and is amazed by our achievements. Therefore, it is fitting that they be shown at the gateway into and out of Israel.”

 

Some of the Israeli innovations displayed are Copaxone- the drug used to treat multiple sclerosis the Pillcam- a disposable camera capsule for viewing the gastrointestinal tract, the Mobileye collision avoidance system for vehicles and much more.