Israel’s Ministry of Environmental Protection, together with the Ministry of Energy, Israel’s Electrical Company, and Survey of Israel, is currently addressing the issue of incomplete power line mapping across the country since its inception. This poses a potential risk, as older non-ionizing power lines in close proximity to civilian populations may emit harmful radiation. This challenge arose from the necessity of creating comprehensive maps using innovative technologies that are both cost-effective and efficient.
Expose the Ministry to different innovative technological solutions which will be able to map these dangerous, older power lines across the country.
Companies Selected for Demonstration
2 Entrepreneurs with an algorithm which scans Google Maps for the power-lines in question
A technology showcase featuring three companies took place in Beit Hanina, Jerusalem, Israel. The companies demonstrated their different technologies in the neighborhood, presenting the results to experts from the Ministry. The Ministry had the opportunity to witness the effectiveness of these technologies in real-life scenarios, which will inform future procurement decisions. The companies not only received compensation for their demonstrations but also gained valuable data and established important connections.
Challenge’s Area of Excellence
This challenge showcases the power of leveraging diverse technologies to address a common problem. It enables problem-solving from unexpected angles, opening up possibilities previously unexplored. The ministry gains the ability to assess and determine the most suitable solution for the problem, considering various technological options. Embracing technology diversity for effective problem-solving.