Three Israeli companies were selected for PortXL, the Accelerator of the Port of Rotterdam
Three Israeli companies selected for Acceleration in Rotterdam
PortXL is the World’s 1st Port & Maritime Accelerator and each year since 2015 they select a few companies (from a starting pool of 1000+), together with an extensive industry network, for an intense 3 months long acceleration program. For the 2019 edition, out of the 21 selected companies on the 19th of February, there are 3 with ties to Israel!
* Eco Wave Power – From Israel’s greenest city comes a solution to increase the clean energy output, utilizing the power of the waves! Their wave energy convertor is an award-winning, inexpensive technology that could turn the tide on the energy sector’s current views.
* Flower Turbines – Headed by Dr. Daniel Farb, who holds double Israeli-US citizenship and has been living in Israel for a decade, Flower Turbines is developing a “wind turbine that you want to live next
to”, less noisy, compact and wildlife-friendly, this turbine could blow away the current main downsides of clean wind power and increase the world’s green energy output!
* Shipin Systems – Founded by two Israelis in the USA, an ex-IDF Naval Officer and a Tech Wizard, Shipin Systems aims to be the digital bridge between shore and the ships at sea, delivering reliable and accurate information for fleet operations, giving shipowners full visibility of what is happening on their vessels
in 2018, PortXL program also saw ECOncrete take part, an Israeli company that provides a suite of high performance environmentally sensitive concrete solutions that enhance the biological and ecological value of urban, coastal, and marine infrastructure while increasing their strength and durability - basically concrete that allows marine life to grow on it! It's a green solution to a concrete problem that is becoming more and more popular across the globe.
PortXL (https://portxl.org/) visited Israel during CyberTech 2018 as part of an effort of the Innovation Attache at the Netherlands Embassy in Israel to interest the Port of Rotterdam, the largest Seaport in Europe and the 9th largest Port in the world, in Israel's cybersecurity technology. This interaction enhanced the cooperation between PortXL and Israel's innovation ecosystem.