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ECOncrete® News

Women 4 Climate finalists

Excited to announce shattering news — out of more than 100 submissions, C40 chose  ECOncrete® as one of 10 finalists for the Women4Climate Tech Challenge! Proud of our CEO and co-founder Dr. Shimrit Perkol-Finkel.
This global competition is designed to empower women to lead climate action through technical innovation.

January 10th 2019

Waterfront Alliance – First WEDG Pledge

WaterWire, by Waterfront Alliance, called Dr. Andrew Rella, ECOncrete®‘s director of engineering to talk about resilient waterfronts after ECOncrete® became one of the first companies to take the WEDG Pledge, committing to resilient, accessible and environmentally healthy waterfronts

December 16th 2018

ECOncrete® wins the HeroX competition in Bali

We are so very happy to announce that ECOncrete® has won the HeroX Island of Happiness UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network Coastal Design Competition, together with our partners IOTA Technology and Bioinspired Argentina. Watch the project video to discover more.

Forbes: Our CEO and founder is in the news

Forbes writes about ECOncrete®

September 26th 2018

Maison&Objet display in Paris

We are very grateful to be a part of the selection of extraordinary materials at Maison & Objet fair, September 07-11, Paris. ECOncrete®</span‘s bio Active Wall Tiles, especially designed to help and increase the proliferation and adhesion of plants, moss and lichen on its surface and thus obtain a naturally fast green coverage

September 11th 2018

World Israel News article about the UN SDG award

The article honors our CEO and founder, as a revolutionary marine biologist and entrepreneur

September 10th 2018

Solve challenge

ECOncrete® has been chosen to be a finalist at the MIT SOLVE Coastal Challenge: #1 People’s choice.
Learn more about our solutions on our Youtube

September 10th 2018

Article in Israel21c

Honored to see our CEO and co-founder, Dr. Shimrit Finkel, in the news once again.

August 26th 2018

Our CEO: UNSDG awardee

Extremely proud of our CEO, Dr. Shimrit Perkol-Finkel: who was chosen as one of five awardees of the WE Empower UN SDG Challenge; A global, first of its kind, business competition for women entrepreneurs who are advancing the UN Sustainable Development Goals and inspiring entire communities to act to create the world we want by 2030.

ECOncrete®‘s Bio Active Wall at Bloom Garden Festival in Dublin

Great achievement! Our Bio Active Wall tiles displayed at the winning garden by Linda Mackeown and Moore Concrete our UK/NI partners.

July 17th 2018

Project WIN WIN in Washington

During the “BIRD Foundation annual reception at the Israeli Embassy” in Washington, our partnership with Besser, “Project Win – Win” was the spotlight project recognized. This project aims to develop a high production dry cast system using ECOncrete®’s proprietary additives and designs to produce bio-enhanced concrete products.

June 27th 2018

Success in PortlXL

ECOncrete® has just signed two first, strategic contracts with both the Port of Rotterdam and Van Oord, to help bring life and resilience to Dutch ports and waterfronts! ️

First installation of our Tide Pools at Port of Rotterdam, The Netherlands

The port of Rotterdam authority will place 16 tide pools along the northern side of Calandkanaal.

“Port Strategy” News

ECOncrete®‘s marine mattress at work, to provide home for marine life.

March 15th 2018

Florida-Israel Business Accelerator

The Florida-Israel Business Accelerator (FIBA) has selected four companies for the first round of its 2018 program. ECOncrete® is proud to be one of these. We are looking forward to a fruitful process in order to make the Florida coastlines healthier, richer with marine life, and more resilient.

PortXL

ECOncrete®has been selected for the PortXL- World Port Accelerator program! Looking forward to changing the way Rotterdam Port looks and function

February 13th 2018

Resilient by Design

ECOncrete® is proud to be part of The Field Operations Team selected as one of ten teams by Resilient by Design’s jury. Resilient by Design Challenge is a collaborative research and design project that brings together international experts to develop innovative solutions to the issues brought on by climate change that our region faces today.

January 29th 2018

Bio Enhanced Marine Mattresses

ECOncrete® and Besser together with Nova University, deployed the newly developed ecological marine mattresses in port everglades FL. These units will be monitored to examine the full extent of their bio enhancing capabilities and their effects on natural habitats.

April 10th 2017

ECOncrete® launches re-designed armoring units

ECOncrete® launches the latest design of armoring units at Herzelia Marina. A perfect blend of aesthetics, biological enhancement and constructive requirements.

August 2016

Globes follow up with ECOncrete®‘s latest achievements

Globes, Israel’s well-established financial newspaper, continues their follow up regarding ECOncrete®‘s latest achievements.

BIRD Foundation approved $ 850K in funding

The Israel-U.S. Binational Industrial Research and Development Foundation approved $850K in funding for a collaborative R&D project by ECOncrete® and Besser. The project, entitled: Bio-enhanced drycast concrete products that mitigate climate impacts will entail development of two innovative products aimed at reducing the ecological footprint.

Harnessing urban coastal infrastructure for ecological enhancement

ICE Virtual Library published ECOncrete®‘s paper titled “Harnessing Urban Coastal Infrastructure for Ecological Enhancement” in their themed issue on coastal management 2015. (Volume 168 Issue 3, September, 2015, pp. 102-110).

December 2015

Dr. Ido Sella – One of Israel’s Most Promising Individuals

Each year, Globes Magazine selects 40 of Israel’s most promising individuals under the age of 40 and includes them in a designated issue called G-40.
We are proud to post that Dr. Ido Sella, our co-founder and CTO was chosen as one of those talented individuals. Congratulations!

December 2015

World Harbor Project

ECOncrete® is an active partner at the global World Harbor Project. The main goal of the project is to develop resilient urban ports and harbors through a global network of collaborating scientists. The Project brings together international research institutions and agencies concerned with the health of these heavily urbanized waterways and the increasing challenges they face.

November 15th 2015

ECOncrete®‘s Latest Achievments Covered by Globes

Globes, Israel’s well-established financial newspaper, covers ECOncrete® ‘s latest achievements.

November 25th 2015

Blue is the New Green – Ecological Enhancement of Concrete Based Coastal and Marine Infrastructure

Ecological Engineering publishes ECOncrete®‘s paper titled “Blue is the New Green – Ecological Enhancement of Concrete Based Coastal and Marine Infrastructure”

November 15th 2015

Women 4 Climate finalists

Excited to announce shattering news — out of more than 100 submissions, C40 chose  ECOncrete® as one of 10 finalists for the Women4Climate Tech Challenge! Proud of our CEO and co-founder Dr. Shimrit Perkol-Finkel.
This global competition is designed to empower women to lead climate action through technical innovation.

January 10th 2019

Waterfront Alliance – First WEDG Pledge

WaterWire, by Waterfront Alliance, called Dr. Andrew Rella, ECOncrete®‘s director of engineering to talk about resilient waterfronts after ECOncrete® became one of the first companies to take the WEDG Pledge, committing to resilient, accessible and environmentally healthy waterfronts

December 16th 2018

Tide Pools in Rotterdam – 6 months post deployment

Only 6 months after deployment, ECOncrete®’s Tide Pool Armor units at the Port of Rotterdam have a lush coverage of habitat forming algae.

ECOncrete® wins the HeroX competition in Bali

We are so very happy to announce that ECOncrete® has won the HeroX Island of Happiness UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network Coastal Design Competition, together with our partners IOTA Technology and Bioinspired Argentina. Watch the project video to discover more.

Forbes: Our CEO and founder is in the news

Forbes writes about ECOncrete® as an innovative company lead by a woman entrepreneur.

September 26th 2018

Solve challenge

ECOncrete® has been chosen to be a finalist at the MIT SOLVE Coastal Challenge: #1 People’s choice.
Learn more about our solutions on our Youtube

September 10th 2018

Maison&Objet display in Paris

We are very grateful to be a part of the selection of extraordinary materials at Maison & Objet fair, September 07-11, Paris. ECOncrete®‘s bio Active Wall Tiles, especially designed to help and increase the proliferation and adhesion of plants, moss and lichen on its surface and thus obtain a naturally fast green coverage

World Israel News article about the UN SDG award

The article honors our CEO and founder, as a revolutionary marine biologist and entrepreneur.

Article in Israel21c

Honored to see our CEO and founder, Dr. Shimrit Finkel, in the news once again

August 26th 2018

Our CEO – WE Empower UNSDG awardee

Extremely proud of our CEO, Dr. Shimrit Perkol-Finkel: who was chosen as one of five awardees of the WE Empower UN SDG Challenge; A global, first of its kind, business competition for women entrepreneurs who are advancing the UN Sustainable Development Goals and inspiring entire communities to act to create the world we want by 2030.

ECOncrete®‘s Bio Active Wall at Bloom Garden Festival in Dublin

Great achievement! Our Bio Active Wall tiles displayed at the winning garden by Linda Mackeown and Moore Concrete our UK/NI partners.

Project WIN WIN in Washington

During the “BIRD Foundation annual reception at the Israeli Embassy” in Washington, our partnership with Besser, “Project Win – Win” was the spotlight project recognized. This project aims to develop a high production dry cast system using ECOncrete®’s proprietary additives and designs to produce bio-enhanced concrete products.

June 27th 2018

Success in PortlXL

ECOncrete® has just signed two first, strategic contracts with both the Port of Rotterdam and Van Oord, to help bring life and resilience to Dutch ports and waterfronts! ️

First installation of our Tide Pools at Port of Rotterdam, The Netherlands

The port of Rotterdam authority will place 16 tide pools along the northern side of Calandkanaal.

“Port Strategy” News

ECOncrete®‘s marine mattress at work, to provide home for marine life.

March 15th 2018

Florida-Israel Business Accelerator

The Florida-Israel Business Accelerator (FIBA) has selected four companies for the first round of its 2018 program. ECOncrete® is proud to be one of these. We are looking forward to a fruitful process in order to make the Florida coastlines healthier, richer with marine life, and more resilient.

February 15th 2018

PortXL

ECOncrete®has been selected for the PortXL- World Port Accelerator program! Looking forward to changing the way Rotterdam Port looks and function

February 13th 2018

OZY News covers ECOncrete®

ECOncrete®’s activity is covered on OZY news. “The Israeli taking concrete steps to save marine life”

January 29th 2018

Art Basel – Miami 2017

ECOncrete®’s technology was incorporated into unique living sculptures by the Mexican Artist Alberto Aragón Reyes, at the upcoming Art Basel in Miami. Two massive sculptures displayed publicly, part of a Living shoreline exhibition. Both sculptures composed of ECOncrete®’s bio-enhancing admix. “The Witness” with an admix tailored to enhance terrestrial flora. “The Fisherman”, composed of a marine tailored blend facilitating bio-recruitment of flora & Fauna.

December 2017

Resilient by Design

ECOncrete® is proud to be part of The Field Operations Team selected as one of ten teams by Resilient by Design’s jury. Resilient by Design – Bay Area Challenge is a collaborative research and design project that brings together local residents, public officials and local, national and international experts to develop innovative solutions to the issues brought on by climate change that our region faces today.

SwitchMed Connect

ECOncrete® wins first place in The Green Pitch, Israeli startup competition. As a winner, ECOncrete® will represent Israel in the 2018 SwitchMed connect event in Barcelona.

September 18th 2017

Bio Enhanced Marine Mattresses

ECOncrete® and Besser together with Nova University, deployed the newly developed ecological marine mattresses in port everglades FL. These units will be monitored to examine the full extent of their bio enhancing capabilities and their effects on natural habitats.

April 10th 2017

 ECOncrete® launches re-designed armoring units

ECOncrete® launches the latest design of armoring units at Herzelia Marina. A perfect blend of aesthetics, biological enhancement and constructive requirements.

August 2016

Globes follow up with ECOncrete®‘s latest achievements

Globes, Israel’s well-established financial newspaper, continues their follow up regarding ECOncrete®‘s latest achievements.

January 14th 2016

ENR about ECOncrete®

Engineering News-Record (ENR) publishes an editorial about ECOncrete®‘s latest achievements.

January 13th 2016

International Workshop on Eco-shoreline Designs for Sustainable Coastline Development

ECOncrete® was honored to be invited as a key speaker at the International Workshop on Eco-shoreline Designs for Sustainable Coastline Development that took place in Hong Kong. We are happy to take part and assist towards finding new solutions to deal with the development in these sensitive coastal areas.

BIRD Foundation approved $​850K in funding

The Israel-U.S. Binational Industrial Research and Development (BIRD) Foundation approved $ 850K in funding for a collaborative R&D project by ECOncrete® and Besser Company (a world leader in concrete products machinery). The project, entitled: Bio-enhanced drycast concrete products that mitigate climate impacts will be launched in Q1 of 2016, and entail development of two innovative products aimed at reducing the ecological footprint of urban and coastal structures.

Harnessing urban coastal infrastructure for ecological enhancement

ICE Virtual Library published ECOncrete®‘s paper titled “Harnessing Urban Coastal Infrastructure for Ecological Enhancement” in their themed issue on coastal management 2015. (Volume 168 Issue 3, September, 2015, pp. 102-110).

December 2015

Dr. Ido Sella – One of Israel’s Most Promising Individuals

Each year, Globes Magazine selects 40 of Israel’s most promising individuals under the age of 40 and includes them in a designated issue called G-40. We are proud to post that Dr. Ido Sella, our co-founder and CTO was chosen as one of those talented individuals. Congratulations!

December 2015

ECOncrete®‘s Latest Achievements Covered by Globes

Globes, Israel’s well-established financial newspaper, covers ECOncrete®‘s latest achievements

World Harbor Project

ECOncrete® is an active partner at the global World Harbor Project. The main goal of the project is to develop resilient urban ports and harbors through a global network of collaborating scientists. The Project brings together international research institutions and agencies concerned with the health of these heavily urbanized waterways and the increasing challenges they face.

Blue is the New Green – Ecological Enhancement of Concrete Based Coastal and Marine Infrastructure

Ecological Engineering publishes ECOncrete®‘s paper titled “Blue is the New Green – Ecological Enhancement of Concrete Based Coastal and Marine Infrastructure”

ECOncrete®‘s Vibrant Tide Pools

ECOncrete® ‘s tide pools covered in the Brooklyn Bridge Park blog.

April 22nd 2015

NYC Science and Engineering Fair

ECOncrete®  congratulates New York Harbor Schools’ Tahirah Abdo for her amazing achievements. Based upon her ECOncrete’s research project, Tahirah won second place at the NYC Science and Engineering Fair over all high school’s in NYC, and will receive a full scholarship to an Ivy league top college! Keep up the great work!!! (and congratulations Mauricio!!!!)

April 20th 2015

ECOncrete®‘s Bio-active Tiles Cover Israel’s Walls and Fountains

ECOncrete®‘s bio-active tiles were chosen to be installed in several terrestrial projects including a bio-active fountain in the new “BIG” complex in Ashdod and the new state comptroller building in Jerusalem, Israel

February 2015

Forbes – “How Entrepreneurs Turn the Tide on Waterfront Erosion”

ECOncrete®‘s solution for practical coastline protection is simply explained in an article by Forbes

February 15th 2015

LIVING BREAKWATERS Wins 2014 Fuller Challenge

SCAPE team’s “Living Breakwaters” proposal, incorporating ECOncrete®’s technology, wins the 2014 Fuller Challenge.

ECOncrete® on Staten Island Channel

Staten Island Live publishes a video article about the Living Breakwaters project, describing coastal protection of Staten Island, including the integration of our technology, as part of SCAPE team’s winning RBD proposal

ECOncrete® – Chosen to Protect US Shoreline

Israeli business paper Globes covers ECOncrete®‘s latest achievements.

ECOncrete® part of the 8200’s EISPAccelerator program

ECOncrete® wins Israel’s 8200 start up of the year.

Rebuild By Design Winner

ECOncrete®  technologies are a part of SCAPE TEAM $60M winning solution in the “Rebuild by Design” Competition.

June 2nd  2014

ECOncrete in “The Marker Magazine”

April 18th 2014, “The Marker Magazine” chooses ECOncrete®  as one of the ten most promising Israeli startup companies run by women.

Epoch Times covers ECOncrete®‘s latest work

The Epoch Times published an article about ECOncrete® ‘s latest work in NYC. The article covers ECOncrete® ‘s designs placed in the Brooklyn Bridge Park as well as the participation in the “Rebuild by design” competition.

Brooklyn Pier Pilot Project Uses Eco-Friendly Material

Genevieve Belmaker, Epoch Times – NEW YORK—The problem of degrading wooden piles that hold up piers throughout the city has a curious potential solution: eco-friendly concrete. An Israeli company, ECOncrete® has developed and is testing a system of specialty concrete casings that both support the piles and piers, as well as draw in marine life in the naturally occurring habitat.

ECOncrete®‘s paper approved for 2013 ICE Conference

ECOncrete® ‘s new peer reviewed manuscript entitled “Ecologically Active Concrete for Coastal and Marine Infrastructure: Innovative Matrices and Designs” has been accepted to the 2013 ICE (Institution of Civil Engineers) conference: Coasts, Marine Structures and Breakwaters 2013 From Sea to Shore – Meeting the Challenges of the Sea 18 – 20 SEPTEMBER 2013 – EDINBURGH, UK.

Woman show construction industry how to rebuild better, stronger

ECOncrete® cited by Forbes as one of two companies to play a part in rebuilding the Tri-State area after the devastation of Sandy.

ECOncrete® Encouraged by Results in Savannah Port

ECOncrete® engineers who installed a new type of fish-friendly concrete at the Port of Savannah are encouraged by the growth of aquatic plants and animals on panels tested at the Georgia Ports Authority’s (GPA) Garden City Terminal. In February, Shimrit Finkel and Ido Sella of ECOncrete® suspended a series of 30 panels from the docks at Garden City Terminal, featuring different chemical formulations and surface textures.

ECOncrete® at Haifa Port

Nearly 40 tons of ECOncrete® ecological armoring units deployed at the Polinom Port in Haifa, Israel.

July 2012

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