Israeli entrepreneur Ziv Aviram (L) awards RedC Biotech CEO Ari Gargir first prize at the Aviram Awards in Dubai, UAE, on March 21, 2022. (photo credit: ELAD GUTMAN)
DUBAI – Israeli start-up RedC Biotech was awarded $500,000 at the first ever Aviram Awards-Tech for Humanity, a contest organized by Israel’s Aviram Family Foundation and Forbes for innovative Middle East start-ups.
Founded by Dr. Ari Gargir, the company is developing an innovative universal red blood cell to revolutionize blood transfusions and the medical field as a whole.
The winner was among one of five finalists out of over 650 different early- to mid-stage start-ups from countries around the region. These finalists included three Israeli start-ups, one Jordanian start-up and one Moroccan start-up.
Israeli AI-powered beekeeping start-up Beewise won third prize, taking home $50,000. Second prize and $100,000 went to Jordanian sustainable sanitation start-up Akyas Sanitation.
RedC Biotech also took home the audience choice awards.
Beewise Founders (left to right) Hillel Schreier, Eliyah Radzyner, Saar Safra, Yossi Surin, Botz Petersil. (credit: BEEWISE)
The Aviram Family Foundation was created in 2021 by Israeli entrepreneur Ziv Aviram, the innovator behind the groundbreaking Israeli transportation technology Mobileye, which was bought by Intel in the highest-value acquisition of an Israeli company to date, and OrCam, a company providing new technology for people with visual and auditory impairments.
The Aviram Awards-Tech for Humanity is the first major venture of the Aviram Family Foundation and is set to be an annual event held throughout the Middle East.
Credit: The Jerusalem Post 17:25, 22.03.22