Groundbreaking ceremony of new Cornell Tech campus at Roosevelt Island. NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio.

“The Technion is an incarnation of that quintessential Israeli idea that nothing is impossible.” – Michael Bloomberg

In March 2016, the key visionary and initiator of Cornell Tech, former NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg received a Technion Honorary Doctorate in New York City.

The evening also highlighted the achievements of Technion successful innovators, including Shiri Azenkot, assistant professor at the Joan and Irwin Jacobs Technion-Cornell Institute whose research is enabling visually impaired people to see through interactive technology; and Ran Korber, Technion alumnus, CEO and co-founder of Breezo Meter, which monitors air quality for a healthier environment.

Cornell Tech is home to the Jacobs Technion Cornell Institute, focused on technology innovation in interdisciplinary hub areas of Connective Media, Health Tech and the Built Environment. The Runway Postdoctoral Program at the Jacobs Institute offers a one-year program for PhDs in tech, interested in launching their own startups.

When completed, the campus will span 12 acres on Roosevelt Island and house approximately 2,000 graduate students and hundreds of faculty and staff. Cornell Tech has been up and running since 2013 in temporary space provided by Google in Manhattan’s Chelsea neighborhood.

Technion awards Michael R. Bloomberg an Honorary Doctorate for leadership in positioning New York City as a global capital of technological innovation.

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