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<strong>Yissum</strong> <strong>Annual</strong> <strong>Report</strong> <strong>2020</strong>


A Word From<br />

The CEO<br />

<strong>Yissum</strong> <strong>Annual</strong> <strong>Report</strong> <strong>2020</strong><br />

Technological innovaon brings with it the possibility<br />

of a beer quality of life: faster and newer ways to<br />

communicate; rapidly advancing health care and<br />

transportaon, and the development of sustainable<br />

soluons to preserve our planet. Yet, the global<br />

pandemic that shook the world in <strong>2020</strong> reminded<br />

us that even in the 21st Century, with all of our<br />

remarkable advancements, we can sll be brought<br />

to the brink of devastaon by the most primive<br />

and ancient forms of destrucon: disease.<br />

Despite the enormous challenges wrought by <strong>2020</strong>, <strong>Yissum</strong> never faltered in its<br />

mission to innovate. In partnership with Hebrew University (HU) researchers who<br />

were hungry to tackle this year’s problems, our incredibly commied and talented<br />

team at <strong>Yissum</strong> relentlessly pursued opportunies to transform academic breakthroughs<br />

into meaningful global soluons.<br />

Our efforts resulted in an astounding 17 new startups, as well as a remarkable<br />

number of new commercial agreements and sponsored collaboraons. In parcular,<br />

as the Israel Innovaon Authority acted swily to stem the economic fallout from the<br />

pandemic, <strong>Yissum</strong> rose to meet each and every one of their calls for acon. Within<br />

weeks, we helped HU researchers submit funding requests for over 30 different<br />

soluons and therapeucs related to COVID-19.<br />

<strong>Yissum</strong> also received 5.5M NIS of academic funding from the IIA to develop the<br />

emerging field of bio convergence - predicted to be the future of medicine and one<br />

of Israel’s s most substanal engines of growth.<br />

Innovaon sll brings with it the hope for a beer life.<br />

<strong>Yissum</strong> connues to deliver on that promise for people everywhere.<br />

Dr. Itzik Goldwaser<br />

CEO, <strong>Yissum</strong>, the Technology Transfer Company of Hebrew University


About Us<br />

<strong>Yissum</strong> <strong>Annual</strong> <strong>Report</strong> <strong>2020</strong><br />

+<br />

Registered<br />

10,750Patents<br />

+<br />

Technologies<br />

1,050Licensed<br />

+<br />

Companies<br />

170Spin-Off


Our Impact<br />

<strong>Yissum</strong> <strong>Annual</strong> <strong>Report</strong> <strong>2020</strong><br />

SAVOREAT<br />

ST<br />

FOOD TECH IPO on Tel Aviv Stock Exchange<br />

42.6₪ MILLION RAISED<br />

93<br />

IP License<br />

& Opon<br />

Agreements<br />

138<br />

Sponsored Research<br />

& Service<br />

Collaboraons<br />

₪<br />

₪<br />

MILLION<br />

Awarded from IIA* to fight COVID-19<br />

HUJI received<br />

35<br />

%<br />

of all ACADEMIC funding<br />

MILLION Awarded from IIA* to support Bio-Convergence<br />

HUJI received majority<br />

of all ACADEMIC funding<br />

The data & investment anaylst firm PITCHBOOK,<br />

ranked HEBREW UNIVERSITY in the TOP<br />

17<br />

Spin-offs<br />

120<br />

Patents Filed<br />

Reuters’ World’s Most Innovave Universies<br />

ranked HEBREW UNIVERSITY in its TOP<br />

Global UNIVERSITIES<br />

producing venture capital backed<br />

ENTREPRENEURS<br />

For original RESEARCH , useful TECHNOLOGIES ,<br />

and contribuons to the<br />

WORLD ECONOMY<br />

* Israel Innovaon Authority


Our Projects<br />

<strong>Yissum</strong> <strong>Annual</strong> <strong>Report</strong> <strong>2020</strong><br />

1%<br />

2%<br />

Nanotechnology<br />

Veterinary & Animal Sciences<br />

3%<br />

Cleantech &<br />

Environment<br />

4%<br />

Humanies &<br />

Social Sciences<br />

40%<br />

16%<br />

16%<br />

11%<br />

7%<br />

Micro &<br />

Opto Electronics<br />

Life Sciences &<br />

Biotechnology<br />

Agriculture,<br />

Food & Nutrion<br />

Covid-19<br />

Computer Science<br />

& Engineering<br />

Materials &<br />

Chemistry


Revoluonary<br />

Foodtech Innovaons<br />

<strong>Yissum</strong> <strong>Annual</strong> <strong>Report</strong> <strong>2020</strong>


17 New Companies<br />

Established in <strong>2020</strong><br />

<strong>Yissum</strong> <strong>Annual</strong> <strong>Report</strong> <strong>2020</strong><br />

BRAINWATCH<br />

Prof. Amnon Buxboim<br />

Device for CONTINUOUS PUPILLARY<br />

ASSESSMENT with closed eyelids for<br />

comatose neurological condions<br />

QEDMA<br />

Prof. Dorit Aharonov<br />

Protocols to verify QUANTUM BEHAVIOR<br />

of various implementaons of quantum<br />

computers<br />

INTELIGELS LTD.<br />

Prof. Daniel Cohn<br />

"SMART" wound dressing by polymers<br />

that RESPOND TO TEMPERATURE<br />

BIOMILK<br />

Dr. Nurit Argov-Argaman<br />

CULTURED Milk<br />

CROPS GUARD LTD.<br />

Prof. Henryk Hanokh Czosnek<br />

Electronic pest control using RADIO<br />

FREQUENCY to protect crops<br />

DAIKA<br />

Prof. Oded Shosayev<br />

Prof. Shlomo Magdassi<br />

Technology for WOOD-BASED<br />

FORMULATIONS to be used in injecon<br />

molding and addive manufacturing<br />

CIITECH ISRAEL<br />

Prof. Yossi Tam<br />

MEDICAL CANNABIS for the treatment<br />

of nonalcoholic fay liver disease<br />

PREVERA<br />

Dr. Zvi Hayouka<br />

Develops ANTIMICROBIAL WATER<br />

FILTERS and solid surfaces, using<br />

anmicrobial pepdes immobilized on<br />

polystyrene<br />

RUMAFEED<br />

Prof. Haim Rabinowitch<br />

TOXIN FREE POTATO plants allowing<br />

the foliage to be used for animal feed<br />

SENSEERA LTD.<br />

Prof. Nir Friedman<br />

Diagnosc use of CELL FREE DNA<br />

chroman immunoprecipitaon<br />

ANDLIT<br />

Prof. Rotem Karni<br />

OLIGONUCLEOTIDE-BASED treatment<br />

of rare neurological disease<br />

SHERMAN DX<br />

Prof. Eilon Sherman<br />

SUPER RESOLUTION microscopy of single<br />

molecular interacons in intact cells<br />

ODE PHARMA<br />

Prof. Shmuel Ben-Sasson<br />

SAFE DOSE OF GLYCERYLTRIACETATE<br />

(GTA) to improve breathing in COVID-19<br />

paents<br />

CIRCUIT BIO LTD.<br />

Dr. Lior Nissim<br />

Synthec biology for PRECISION CANCER<br />

IMMUNOLOGY<br />

KINOKO-TECH<br />

Dr. Daria Feldman<br />

New MUSHROOM-BASED high-quality<br />

non-allergenic protein with a desirable<br />

"MEAT" TEXTURE<br />

VIROBLOCK<br />

Prof. Shy Arkin<br />

Repurposing of ANTI VIRAL DRUGS<br />

SWIFT DUCT<br />

Prof. Yaakov Nahmias<br />

All-in-one soluon for efficient and safe<br />

ENDOSCOPIC RETROGRADE CHOLANGIO-<br />

PANCREATOGRAPHY (ERCP) procedure


Contact<br />

<strong>Yissum</strong> Technology Transfer Company<br />

Hebrew University of Jerusalem<br />

Hi-Tech Park, Edmond J. Safra Campus,<br />

Givat-Ram, Jerusalem<br />

P.O. Box 39135, Jerusalem 91390 Israel<br />

Phone: 972 2 658 6688<br />

Fax: 972 2 658 6689<br />

Email: info@yissum.co.il<br />

THE FUTURE IS HERE<br />

<strong>Yissum</strong> is the Technology Transfer company of The Hebrew<br />

University of Jerusalem. Our mission is to benefit society by<br />

converng extraordinary innovaons and transformaonal<br />

technologies into commercial soluons that address our most<br />

urgent global challenges.<br />

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