Area of Activity II: Innovation and Technology
Area of Activity II: Innovation and Technology
German-Israeli scientific cooperation paved the way for diplomatic relations between the two countries. Today, Germany and Israel are two of the leading states worldwide in the area of innovation and technology. At a time of global challenges such as climate change, population growth, and dwindling resources, we are dependent on innovations and new technologies. German-Israeli cooperation projects in the area of science and technological research have enjoyed success for years already and can bring about desperately needed innovation in the future.

Our “Innovation and Technology” area of activity funds German-Israeli projects which together develop ideas for implementation and techniques that contribute to sustainable thinking and actions. We are particularly happy to fund projects that deal with individual aspects of the following thematic areas:
  • digital society
  • the digital economy
  • Industry 4.0
  • smart cities
  • sustainability and the implementation of the UN’s sustainable development goals (SDGs)
  • management of natural resources (energy, water)
  • protecting diversity
Projects we are currently funding within the “Innovation and Technology” area of activity
BauNow – Bauhaus Today in Germany and Israel
Bauhaus is emblematic for innovative methods of multi-disciplinary collaboration which unite both art and the work of skilled trades as well as the exchange of ideas and experimental approaches as a means of fulfilling social needs. The pioneers of the classic Modern era had a profound influence on art and architecture … Continue reading
Innovative Design Technologies for Social Change

Across the entire world, space for civil society activities is getting smaller. For NGOs to have their voices heard – among young people in particular – they must draw on innovation and make use of social media and digital platforms if they want to advance social change. The collaborating partners have developed a … Continue reading
B is for Bauhaus, T is for Tel Aviv
2019 marks the 100th anniversary of the foundation of the influential Bauhaus art school, which left a lasting impression on 20th century architecture, art, and design. Numerous events, exhibitions, and projects are being held in Israel and Germany to coincide with the anniversary year, which are the key places linked … Continue reading
FUTURE/S

When people look to the future, they often do so with a sense of anxiety and concern. The focus of this project is to counteract the lack of positive visions for the future in our political culture and to work towards creating desirable future models. … Continue reading
Discovering Israeli-German Building Culture
The era of modernist construction is clearly reflected in the streetscapes of Berlin and Tel Aviv. The architectural history of the two cities has been linked for more than 80 years. Exploring this aspect of German-Israeli history thus offers an excellent opportunity to give young people insights into the culture of … Continue reading
The Crane’s Journey. Intercultural Education for Sustainability between Israel and Germany
A migratory bird is both a metaphor for and the subject of a project that sees environmental and intercultural education as inseparable: over a two-year period, the participants develop strategies to protect the crane, a bird equally widespread and well-known in each of the two countries, and learn methods from the … Continue reading