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ISRAELI INNOVATION: ‘GOOD FOR US, GOOD FOR THEM’

Updated: Mar 17, 2019

A look at how the Boris Mints Institute for Strategic Policy Solutions to Global Challenges is ‘healing the world’


Could scientific and creative thinking change the world? Researchers at Tel Aviv University’s Boris Mints Institute for Strategic Policy Solutions to Global Challenges will tell you, “Yes.” They are working together to harness Israel’s renowned innovative mentality for the service of mankind.


“I’m part of a project to bring Israeli knowledge and technologies to low-income Indian farmers,” said Shai Gilat, a research student who recently traveled to remote areas of India with a Mints Institute team.


“Not a lot of companies or nonprofits consider the different difficulties and challenges that low-income people in these areas have, like they don’t have any cash and they cannot invest in new technologies, or that technologies might need to be adjusted to fit their experiences and needs. We are trying to fill that gap.”

How? According to Dr. Ram Fishman of the TAU School of Social and Policy Studies, by devising novel, viable, long-term and replicable solutions to support developing countries.


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