Publish Date: 2/6/2018
Gav-Yam, of the IDB Properties and Construction Group, together with the Municipality of Be'er-Sheva and the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev inaugurated the new, and third stage of the Gav-Yam Negev High-Tech Park at the end of the last week (Thursday, 1/2).
The dedication of the third building was attended by many public figures and dignitaries.
The third building in the high-tech park will cover an area of 15,000 square meters at an investment of NIS 90 million, and the third phase of the park's development is expected to contribute to the creation of an additional 1,000 jobs for engineers and high-tech workers in the south and will greatly help strengthen the Negev and the city of Be'er-Sheva.
Among the tenants who have already signed rental agreements in the building are IBM, Rafael, and WIX. Gav-Yam is currently negotiating with other multinational high-tech companies.
It should be emphasized that to date, more than 70 leading high-tech companies from Israel and around the world have chosen to set up development centers in the park, which operate alongside technological incubators and start-ups employing some 2,000 employees.
The park, which began four years ago, covers an area of 24 acres, on which 200,000 square meters of office space and laboratories will be built, plus parking areas, at an overall investment of over NIS 1 billion.
The park is based on close cooperation between academia and industry and was built in a way that will encourage joint initiatives and a free flow of ideas. University researchers, students, and graduates join forces with some of the most interesting and innovative high-tech companies to develop and implement knowledge-based technologies in the fields of VR, AI, data storage, cybersecurity, robotics, digital health, and more.
The Gav-Yam Negev High-Tech Park in Be'er-Sheva is taking its place as one of the most exciting new technology parks in Israel. The park has a concentration of some of the largest technology companies in the world and is located adjacent to the Ben-Gurion University campus. The Government of Israel has chosen the Park for the location of the National Cyber Command, and the new IDF Computer and Information Systems Campus, which is in the final stages of financial closure and will begin relocation next year and will be populated by more than 5,000 employees, and career officers in leading technological units of the IDF. Nearby, the Soroka Medical Center, in which the Ben-Gurion University's Faculty of Medicine is located, and, is one of the leading medical centers in Israel. These technological centers are all at the forefront of the research and development of technologies of the future and the proximity and cooperation between them creates a critical mass for the success of the complex.
International mega-companies such as Dell-EMC, Oracle, IBM, Deutsche Telecom and others are currently located at the Gav-Yam Hi-tech park and are cooperating on all levels, including technological developments, research and innovation, and attracting high-quality human capital.
Today, more that 2,000 engineers have already chosen to take part in this historic change for the capital of the Negev and are employed with of the 70+ leading hi-tech companies, start-ups, and/or technological incubators located in the park.