About us

OUR MISSION

Yeda Research and Development Company Ltd. is the commercial arm of the Weizmann Institute of Science. Yeda holds an exclusive agreement with the Weizmann Institute to commercialize the unique intellectual property developed by the scientists. The income generated serves to support further basic research and science education.

 

  • Identify and assess research projects with commercial potential
  • Protect the intellectual property of the Institute and its scientists
  • Create business relationships and license the Institute’s inventions and technologies to the industry
  • Channel funding from industry to research projects

The Weizmann Institute Innovation Ecosystem

The innovation ecosystem comprises of three separate but interrelated units within the Institute. Together, they leverage basic research breakthroughs from the Institute’s world-renowned labs, nurture the most promising applicative projects until they are ripe for the creation of intellectual property (IP), and, as needed, offer an incubator for them to grow into viable commercial entities. Based on Weizmann’s IP, more than 110 spinoff companies have been founded.

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Weizmann Incubator (WIN)

Newly formed Weizmann Incubator fosters the development of early-stage technologies to the point where they can become independent companies. WIN is an off-campus operation under Yeda that provides teams with guidance and funding until they reach seed stage.

Bina (Bridge, Innovate, Nurture, Advance)

Bina provides mentoring, guidance and funding to transform basic science into applied research. Bina also runs active outreach programs and collaborations to encourage applied research across campus, and educational programs to equip researchers with applied science skills.

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