July. A closing and award giving ceremony of the third international Haifa TeenTech competition, took place at Tikotin Museum. Attending were teenagers who took part in the program, parents and representatives of the Technion, Haifa University and local high-tech companies.
Haifa TeenTech is an initiative aimed to expose young technological entrepreneurs to the advantages of the state of Israel and of the city of Haifa as a scientific and technological world center. This year, 75 boys and girls participated, half of them from abroad (Australia, Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, USA, Kazakhstan, Greece, France, Italy, China, Taiwan, India, Ghana and South Africa) and 35 Israeli teenagers from Haifa and other cities.
During the week, the participants visited at Intel, Philips, Rafael and the Technion, toured Haifa and the north, visited Yad Vashem and the Knesset, where they have met with the Speaker of the Knesset MK Yuli Edelstein.
In order to facilitate and assist youth science lovers who cannot afford the costs of participation in the international competition, Shira Fund was established. The Fund commemorates the late Shira Zur, who was born in Haifa, graduated from the Reali School, and was killed in a truck ramming attack on the Armon Hanatsiv promenade in Jerusalem in 1917, during IDF's officers training course.