Over two dozen Israeli-founded companies are taking part in the annual CES (International Consumer Electronics Show) 2021 conference this week, held virtually this year for the first time due to the ongoing global pandemic. The yearly trade show, one of the most important tech events in the world, is usually held in Las Vegas and brings together hundreds of thousands of executives, investors, brands, startups, companies, and organizations looking to unveil or get a sneak-peek into new products and breakthrough technologies in the consumer electronics industry.
“CES 2021 will be making history, with our first all-digital show,” said Gary Shapiro, president and CEO of CTA, the organization that runs CES, ahead of the conference running from January 11-14 this year. “This new experience will feature more than 1,000 exhibitors from around the world, showcasing the latest trends and innovation in artificial intelligence, 5G, digital health, smart cities, vehicle tech and beyond.”
Karen Chupka, EVP, CES, CTA said on Tuesday that “audiences across the globe, many for the first time, will participate in a true broadcast event this week. With more than 100 conference sessions, including special entertainment events, attendees will hear the latest topics impacting the industry. They’ll also interact directly with exhibitors and fellow CES attendees, forming business connections for the future.”
Many companies unveil new products and services and make major announcements at CES, and dozens are given special recognition for their technologies. Two Israeli companies – OrCam Technologies and Voiceitt – have already won “Best of Innovation” Awards at CES 2021 so far.
Nineteen Israeli companies are part of the official Israeli virtual pavilion at CES this year, while others are participating individually, as featured exhibitors, or as part of other delegations. These include Vayyar Imaging, Arbe Robotics, Binah.ai, and C2A Security.
Jerusalem-based Mobileye, an Intel company, and Intel Corp are also taking part in the event, with Intel unveiling new Israeli-made processor families, and Mobileye sharing developments in the mobility industry, its expanded global testing footprint, and introducing new solutions that will deliver advanced capabilities in radar and lidar for autonomous vehicles.
The Israeli delegation is organized by the Israeli Ministry of Economy and Industry and the Israel Export Institute and features leading technologies in smart mobility, robotics, wellness, AR/VR, IoT, and retail.
The 19 companies that make up the Israeli delegation at CES 2021 are:
- Autofleet, a Tel Aviv-based startup that developed an end-to-end vehicle-as-a-service platform for fleet managers to optimize existing operations and leverage unutilized vehicles to launch new mobility solutions. The platform enables car rental/ leasing, car-sharing, public transport, taxi fleets, and delivery operators to maximize utilization and efficiency.
- BrightWay Vision Ltd., a Haifa-based subsidiary of Elbit Systems that developed a solution to enables autonomous vehicles to drive at all hours despite poor visibility or difficult weather conditions. It also enables the identification of objects on the road. The company has said that its tech is the only proven solution of its kind.
- ClearML (formerly Allegro AI), a Tel Aviv startup that helps companies deploy deep learning-based perception and computer vision solutions for applications such as autonomous vehicles, medical imaging, and drones. Hyundai made a strategic investment in the company in 2018.
- Deeyook, the developer of a patented location tracking solution that measures the angles of wireless transmissions to determine positioning. The company is based in Tel Aviv.
- Eye-Net Mobile, a technology software company that designs and develops cellular-based V2X (vehicle to everything) collision prediction and prevention solutions.
- flo.LIVE, an IoT startup that provides local connectivity for chipset and device manufacturers. The tech is aimed at enterprises, mobile operators and cloud providers.
- Foresight Automotive, a public company that designs, develops, and commercializes 3D, multi-camera-based advanced driver assistance systems.
- Fuse AR, a startup founded in 2017 that provides an augmented-reality platform to allow users to integrate themselves into branded video content. The proprietary solution automatically utilizes single-camera footage to project the augmented reality characters in the app.
- Gamitee, the developer of a social shopping plugin that allows users to experience online shopping collectively.
- ImpacX (formerly Water.io), the developer and manufacturer of smart solutions that transform consumer packaged goods such as water bottles, vitamin pill bottles, drugs, home care, cleaning packages, and other day-to-day products.
- Indoor Robotics, the developer of an autonomous indoor drone fleet, Tando, for security inspection and operational tasks.
- Jungo, a Netanya-based company that developed CoDriver, an in-cabin driver monitoring solution for automakers.
- Konnecto, a consumer intelligence startup founded in 2018 that enables brands to reveal and disrupt their competitors’ consumer journeys by applying unique data science on consumers’ digital footprint. The company participated in the Intel Ignite startup growth program.
- MySize, a technology company that developed a proprietary technology platform that generates accurate measurements on any smartphone or mobile device. The publically traded company’s technology is implemented in various industries, offering B2B2C solutions for the apparel, e-commerce, courier, and utility markets.
- Nanoscent, a Haifa-based company that specializes in scent recognition technology, developing a sensor-chip and AI platform. Its first scent recognition app was for “match-making,” predicting a match likelihood based on skin scent.
- Novisign, a digital signage software company whose tech enables the management of dynamic digital signage campaigns from anywhere.
- Spectalix, an AR/VR startup that developed an app to allow content-app owners (broadcasters sports clubs, operators) to create short videos and let users place themselves in those “scenes” as if they were acting in them.
- Talamoos, a content discovery and prediction platform that provides predictions, personalizations and recommendations across channels.
- TetaVi, the developer of a volumetric video capturing system that creates realistic 3D holograms. The startup recently raised $6 million in funding.