The Gav-Yam Negev High-Tech (Advanced Technologies) Park

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Sector:Commerce and Transportation

The High-Tech Park of Be'er-Sheva, which was inaugurated in September 2013, is a joint initiative of the Be'er-Sheva Municipality and Ben-Gurion University of the Negev.  In addition to the Municipality and the University, the Gav-Yam company and the American KUD company are also partners in the project.  It should be noted in this context that in the city of Be'er-Sheva, more than 8,000 undergraduate students are studying engineering at Ben-Gurion University and the Shamoon College of Engineering.

The park is located near Ben-Gurion University and the Soroka Medical Center, and is adjacent to Be'er-Sheva's northern train station.  In addition, alongside the existing park, the Israel Defense Forces' ICT center (which includes elite army units) will be constructed.

The high-tech park creates a unique geographic continuum between the companies who populate the park, the IDF technology campus, Ben-Gurion University and Soroka Medical Center.  This proximity will allow researchers from the companies and the various entities resident in the compound to collaborate in various fields, and the project is expected to change significantly the employment map in Be'er-Sheva and the Negev.

Both the first and second buildings (one ~20,000 square meters/over 215,000 square feet, and the other ~13,000 square meters/almost 140,000 square feet) are populated by such leading high-tech companies as:

  • EMC
  • RSA
  • Oracle
  • Deutsche Telecom
  • Lockheed Martin
  • JVP Cyber ​​Lab
  • WiX
  • Incubit (Elbit)
  • Mellanox
  • CyActive (PayPal)
  • The Tech Transfer BGN (BGU)
  • DB Motion (Allscripts)
  • Dalet
  • RAD
  • AudioCodes
  • NESS
  • The IDF "Move South" administration center
  • CyberSpark
  • Israel's national cyber labs, in collaboration with Ben-Gurion University (BGU)
These companies employ over 1,500 engineers and high-tech workers.  The park is currently preparing for the construction of the third building to be constructed, out of the total 20 planned.  When completed, the park will span ~200,000 square meters (over 2,150,000 square feet).

The combination of a unique High-Tech Park, academic resources and human capital, a Local Authority that assists and promotes international companies coming together to open Research and developments in the high-tech park, and the relocation of the IDF's technology units south - make the city of Be'er-Sheva most suitable for the establishment of a Cyber Headquarters, and for its transformation into the Cyber Capital of Israel.