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Beer-Sheva: A New, International Leader in CyberTech

Beer-Sheva: A New, International Leader in CyberTech

October 28, 2014

Homeland & Cyber Security

TLV1 — Opened in September 2013, the Advanced Technologies Park (ATP) adjacent to BGU’s Marcus Family Campus in Beer-Sheva is a center for the development of cybertech in the broadest sense – robotics, big data, cyber security and remote sensing, to name but a few.

The CyberSpark booth at the Cyber Tech conference in Tel AvivThe vision is to create an ecosystem where research and business work hand in hand.

One striking feature of the venture is the collaboration between public and private bodies. Led by BGU, Beer-Sheva municipality, KUB International LLC, the project has also secured partnerships with the Israel Defense Forces and large international businesses.

BGU President Prof. Rivka Carmi explains, in this podcast, how the ATP is generating thousands of tech jobs, keeping BGU graduates in the region and stemming migration to central Israel.

Roni Zehavi, CEO of New CyberSpark Industry Initiative, a coordinating body for joint cyber industry activities between government agencies, the public and academia, describes his vision for collaboration that pools resources and human capital.

And Yoav Tzurya, a partner in JVP (Jerusalem Venture Capital) explains what the Beer-Sheva Advanced Technologies Park had to offer his business that tech hubs in Boston, San Francisco and India could not.

Listen to the podcast on the TLV1 website >>