British and Israeli researchers are building dialogue through science in new and innovative ways
Since 2008, with thanks to the generous support of the Dorset Foundation and UK philanthropists, Weizmann UK has been able to provide over 43 grants of $100,000 for collaborative research projects, in a variety of fields, between researchers at the Weizmann Institute and those from over 25 UK universities and research institutes.
BIRAX is a £10 million initiative of the British Council and British Embassy in Israel in collaboration with the Pears Foundation and the UJIA. Since its inauguration, BIRAX has funded over fifteen collaborative UK-Israel scientific research projects as well as three conferences. BIRAX funds cutting-edge research using stem cell and regenerative medicine therapies to tackle some of the world’s most challenging conditions and diseases including cardiovascular and liver disease, diabetes and Parkinson’s.
Get Connected, established in 2010 by Lord Alliance, forges a unique partnership between the University of Manchester, where Chaim Weizmann had his famous lab, and the Weizmann Institute of Science. Get Connected funds two joint PhD programs, a scientific conference and the “Get connected Prize.”
Israel BDS – building dialogue through science – aims to promote the kind of international collaboration that can lead to true understanding between people. Israel BDS stands for the free and open exchange of ideas among scientists everywhere. By reporting on the benefits of Israeli-international scientific research and the web of connections that these scientists create around the world, Israel BDS takes a vibrant approach to highlighting the global necessity of continued international scientific collaboration.