Advanced Technologies Park bring Hi-Tech to the NegevSep. 15, 2013
Beersheva’s new Advanced Technologies Park is being hailed as a defining moment for the high-tech industry as it stands to date. During the official inauguration, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu – who earlier this summer declared Beersheva the national cyber center — told the crowd gathered that “this is a day that will change the history of the State of Israel.”
Netanyahu, as well as leaders of the high-tech field, are on a mission to turn Beersheva into a Silicon Valley of Israel’s south. Earlier this summer, Netanyahu announced that IDF technology units will move to the city.
The first building of the ATP was completed and occupied this summer by such international giants as Deutsche Telekom, EMC², RSA, Dalet, dbMotion, Ness Technologies, and Oracle. New incubators Elbit Incubit and JVP’s CyberLabs have arrived and BGN Technologies, the University’s technology transfer company, has also moved into its offices in the new building. The second building is already under construction.
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