This week, the final event of the Aviram Awards – Tech for Humanity competition was held in Dubai, where the Aviram Family Foundation, established by entrepreneur and businessman Ziv Aviram and his children, and Forbes International Magazine presented the first prize to Dr. Ari Gargir, CEO and Founder of Red-C Biotech From Israel.
He won half a million dollars, accompanied by Aviram and accompanied by Forbes.
The company has introduced a groundbreaking response to the growing shortage of blood units. Using technology to produce universal red blood cells, which are essential in the treatment of trauma, childbirth, surgery, cancer and various blood disorders. The company plans to produce blood transfusions at a cost of only $ 50 per unit regardless of blood donations.
Aviram said: “I am proud to announce Red-C Biotech from Israel, which presented a groundbreaking idea that provides a significant solution to the growing shortage of blood transfusions. The competition is a very exciting journey, and we were exposed to hundreds of groundbreaking projects And in North African countries. ”
The final of the competition is the highlight event that sums up months of locating the most promising startups in the Middle East and North African countries. At the center of the competition were innovative solutions to today’s most pressing social and environmental challenges and a combination of technology and innovation to do good and change reality.
More than 600 entrepreneurs from the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Morocco, Algeria, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Egypt and Israel entered the competition. The event was attended by representatives of the Royal Palace of Dubai, senior figures from the business and innovation world from around the Middle East and the world, as well as the Israeli Ambassador to the Emirates.
The 42nd President of the United States, Bill Clinton, said at the final event at a visual conference: “I sincerely hope that all the countries in the region will have the same projects as the one you set up today. Abraham’s agreements create a place for cooperation. We see these projects as a platform for promoting peace. ”