BGU, Deutsche Telekom in $4m research deal
BGU, Deutsche Telekom in $4m research deal
Globes - June 15, 2005

Ben-Gurion University will develop computer and network security solutions for Deutsche Telekom.

German communications giant Deutsche Telekom yesterday signed a research agreement with Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU).

Deutsche Telekom will invest $4 million in the area of computer and network security. The agreement was signed between Deutsche Telekom and the university's technology transfer company BGN Technologies Ltd.

BGU president Prof. Avishay Braverman said, "This agreement is a direct result of the university's commitment to be leaders in applied research and to bring high-tech industries to the Negev. I am proud of our outstanding researchers who have impressed Deutsche Telekom with their unique work."

Dr. Yuval Elovici, head of the software engineering program and a member of the department of information systems engineering, is an international expert in computer and network security. Elovici will lead the research group that will develop innovative security solutions for Deutsche Telekom.

Participating in yesterday's signing ceremony were Deutsche Telekom senior executive VP innovation Hans Albert Aukes and Deutsche Telekom VP innovation management Ralf Baumann, along with Braverman, BGU VP and dean for research and development Prof. Moti Herskowitz and BGN Technologies CEO Netta Cohen.