Tel Aviv is considered one of the most vibrant hot spots of the international high-tech community. Until now! Israel is establishing a new IT hub: Be’er Sheva.
Israel is known as one of the most active high-tech areas on the planet. Over the past few years, this ecosystem created over 6,000 start-ups, most of them located in and around Tel Aviv. Now, the fancy seaside city gets a new competitor from the desert. So far, Be’er Sheva was – if at all – known for the Ben Gurion University. However, with fresh tailwind from an ambitious development plan, this is supposed to change. The proposed aim is to establish the “Israeli Cyberhub”, as Benjamin Netanyahu, Israeli Prime Minister and prominent supporter of the development initiative, claims. So far, the success factor of this project can be attributed to a unique mixture of government funding, activities of the Israeli Defence Forces, international tech enterprises (who have established their accelerators and R&D branches in the desert), as well as a growing start-up community. The main stage of the cyber business is the brand new Gav Yam technology park, where the heart of the cyber scene beats faster than ever before.
Read more about this ambitious development project in our infograph.