Technion-Cornell Institute Receives $133 Million From Qualcomm Founder

Israeli tech school’s president says center can be 'half aliyah' for expat faculty.
04/21/2013 - 20:00
Assistant Managing Editor

New York’s planned Innovation Institute jointly run by Cornell University and Israel’s Technion-Israel Institute of Technology has met more than half its fundraising goal thanks to a $133 million donation from Irwin Jacobs, a founder of Qualcomm, and his wife, Joan.

The gift was announced Monday and will be divided equally between Cornell University and the New York-based American Technion Society, which supports the Institute in Haifa, Israel.

Technion President Peretz Lavi sees new Institute becoming 'Silicon Island' for innovators here. Michael Datikash

Technion Sues Microsoft Over Intellectual Property

06/09/2012 - 20:00

The Technion-Israel Institute of Technology has filed a $6.5 million lawsuit against the Microsoft Corp.

The lawsuit, filed last week in the Central District Court in Petach Tikvah, alleges that Microsoft used intellectual property developed by a Technion professor, the business daily Globes reported.

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The Technion Takes Manhattan

Cornell partnership cements a reputation for high-tech research and development that’s been building for 100 years.
Israel Correspondent
01/09/2012 - 19:00

Jerusalem — When Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced last month that the Technion, Israel’s Institute of Technology, and Cornell University had won a bid to create a state-of-the-art technological campus on Roosevelt Island, it confirmed what Israelis already know: that the Technion, with its reputation for innovation and Nobel Prize-winning scientists, is as respected abroad as it is in Israel.

A biomedical lab at The Technion. Photos courtesy of The Technion

Israeli School’s ‘Strategic’ Move

Involvement of Technion in city’s Roosevelt Island campus to advance Israel’s cause, as well as scientific study, envoy says.
12/19/2011 - 19:00
Associate Editor

When Israel’s Technion Institute was founded in 1912, it was a New Yorker — philanthropist Jacob Schiff — who provided the money to complete the first building.

A century later, with the Haifa university chosen, in partnership with Cornell University, to build a groundbreaking and ambitious applied sciences campus on Roosevelt Island, “now is the chance for the Technion to give back to New York” says Paul Feigin, the university’s senior executive vice president.

Architectural rendering of Cornell-Technion’s planned tech campus on Roosevelt Island.

Technion Gets $30 Million Commitment From Taub Foundation

10/11/2011 - 20:00


The American Technion Society has received a $30 million commitment from the estate of Henry Taub and The Henry and Marilyn Taub Foundation.

The gift, awarded Tuesday, will go to making improvements at the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology in Haifa.

From the fund, $25 million will go to the Leaders in Science and Technology faculty recruitment program. The other $5 million is scheduled to go to the university’s faculty of computer science.

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