Peachtree Corners partners with Israel tech start-up organisation

New agreement will bring Israeli firms to 'Silicon Orchard' for testing and knowledge share
Detection, Monitoring & Machine Vision / May 30, 2023
By Adam Hill
Israel tech start-ups innovation testing scale-up © Curiosity Lab at Peachtree Corners
Israeli innovators are on their way (© Curiosity Lab at Peachtree Corners)

The city of Peachtree Corners, the 5G smart mobility testbed in Georgia, US, has announced a collaboration with the National Technological Innovation Authority in Israel.

It means that selected Israeli technology start-ups - screened by both partners - will come to 'Silicon Orchard' to test their solutions in a real-world environment to enhance city safety and Internet of Things-enabled operations, "as well as share capabilities, resources and learnings for mutual benefit". 
Applications to the programme will be opened in Israel, with the successful firms joining the Curiosity Lab ecosystem where they will have access to resources to aid in product and business development, and US market expansion - as well as testing facilities. 

“The collaboration between Israel and Peachtree Corners has been growing for the past several years, and we’re excited to formally help bring some of the most advanced new smart city technologies while enabling our start-ups to expand into North America,” said Dr. Amiram Applebaum, chairman of the Israel Innovation Authority and chief innovation scientist at the Ministry of Innovation, Science and Technology.

“We are proud of Israel’s leadership in smart city and IoT innovation, and it only made sense to partner with a city that’s now globally recognised for its unique environment and global firsts – from the first cellular Vehicle to Everything system implemented in an American city to other smart infrastructure breakthroughs that affect autonomous mobility and more. There’s no better soft launch pad in America to help foster the implementation of innovative technology relevant to smart cities, while positively impacting the daily life for its citizens.”

Peachtree Corners city manager Brian Johnson says: “This alliance is a culmination of the past few years of work between the technology community in Israel and the city’s Curiosity Lab ecosystem, with multiple start-ups having proved out exciting new solutions in Peachtree Corners’ unique smart city environment."

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