Advanced Ecology

Advanced Technology for Sheltered Communities is a sister company to Ecommunity.
Ecommunity is an electronic waste recycling factory that employs people with special needs. Their goal is to become the largest special needs employment centerin Israel. In January 2013, Ecommunity was recognized by the Ministry of Environmental Protection as the first accredited recycling body for electronic waste in Israel.

In 2017, Ecommunity established Advanced Technology for Sheltered Communities for the express purpose of developing a new service which allows for the recycling of electronic waste at the customer’s location (and without the need to transport the waste to another facility.)  This is extremely important for the recycling of sensitive, military grade electronics.

A new machine was purchased in Italy and arrived to Israel in April, 2018.  After testing, the machine was approved for use by the Ministry of Defense and the venture won a tender of the Ministry of Defense for large scale recycling.  Workers with special needs, some of whom were employed in the past by Ecommunity, were hired to work in the company and will be promoted to minimum wage employment.


Joined IVN’s portfolio in early 2018 as part of IVN's Yozma Fund.

STATUS: Current

Advanced Technology for Sheltered Communities website

 

 

Mentors

Yossi (Joseph) Ben Shalom
Yossi is the co-founder of DBSI Investments Ltd., as well as active chairman of Pointer Telocation, Cimatron, Shagrir, Matzman & Merutz, 8 Note and director at Taldor and Danel. Before establishing DBSI, Yossi served as an Executive VP and CFO of Koor Industries and prior to that as CFO of Tadiran. He was also an active director on numerous boards such as NICE Systems, Machteshim Agan ,Bank Klali, and more, as well as an active chairman in large scale successful turnaround programs such as Eurocar Israel, American Express Israel  and Scopus Technologies.

Co-investors

IVN

Impact

Number of Employees

  • 2018 – (proj) Q4-5

% of Employees with Special Needs

  • 2018 – (proj) Q4 -4

Self-generated Income as % of Total Income

  • 2018 – (proj) – 100%