Zimin Institutes is a Zimin Foundation initiative, in partnership with distinguished universities worldwide, that was designed to identify and support applied research projects that are likely to translate into real-world technologies that improve lives.
Every year each Zimin Institute supports several research projects that combine academic excellence with high potential for positive, real-world impact. Following a call for proposals, winners are selected on a competitive basis. Each institute specializes in a different area while collaborating on research to develop applied technological projects with real-world implications.
The Zimin Institutes programme started in 2017 when the Zimin Institute for Engineering Solutions Advancing Better Lives was launched at Tel Aviv University (TAU). In 2018 TAU awarded Dr Zimin an honorary doctorate. The second institute, the Zimin Institute for Smart and Sustainable Cities, opened at Arizona State University (ASU), in the United States, in 2020.
In June 2022, Technion and the Zimin Foundation signed an agreement to support the establishment and operation of the Zimin Institute for AI Solutions in Healthcare. The institute became the third in the network. Boris Zimin was also named a Technion Guardian, an honor reserved for those who have contributed the most to the institution.