About the Park
The Gav-Yam Negev advanced technologies park has rapidly emerged as a magnet for globally leading technology companies, seeking new opportunities and an immediate connection to Israeli human capital and innovation.
The unique connection made in the park between veterans of the IDF’s elite technological units, graduates of Ben Gurion University, the high-tech industry, and investors unites all of the vital elements of the Israeli ecosystem – academia, industry, and technological military units – in one place.
In light of the par’s unique model of operation and partnership, the park has gained international attention and draws thousands of senior executive visitors annually, who wish to become closely acquainted with Israel’s most advanced and innovative center of technology.
The park was founded in compliance with international standards providing a cutting edge and unique working environment, tailored to the specific needs of the global high-tech industry. At present, over 70 Israeli and international companies work alongside each other in the park, employing more than 2,500 engineers, most of whom reside in Beer Sheva and its nearby area. Upon completion, the park is planned to provide employment for over 10,000.
Innovation and Connection to Academia
The unique connection between companies in the park and researchers at Ben Gurion University, which is adjacent to the park, provides a powerful multiplier both in terms of the high level of technological innovation in the park and the access to significant and valuable human capital. With over 20,000 students and thousands of graduates annually in relevant fields, Beer Sheva is one of Israel’s leaders in engineering and computers science graduates. The southern high-tech revolution will soon be fortified by the IDF’s C4i campus, which will house 7,000 servicewomen and servicemen from elite technological units, all within walking distance of the Gav-Yam Negev park.
Furthermore, the Israeli government selected the park to house its National Cyber Campus and is offering significant incentives for technological companies establishing activity in the park, such as employment and innovation grants, tax breaks, and more
The Park’s Founding Partnership
The Gav-Yam Negev advanced technologies park presents a unique and groundbreaking model of partnership between the public and business sector, and the conjunction of technological R&D, local government, and leading industries and businesses from Israel and abroad. The partners in this enterprise are the Gav Yam company, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, the Beer Sheva municipality, the KUD international development company, and private partners, with support from the Israeli government.
The Gav-Yam Real Estate Company
Gav-Yam is of the largest and oldest real estate companies in Israel, and is the leader in establishment of high-tech and employment parks.
The company was founded in 1928 and deals with gainful assets in initiation, development, construction, leasing, maintenance, and management of advanced technology and business parks, office buildings, commercial areas, logistics buildings, and parking lots throughout Israel.
The company specializes in creating the perfect working environment for advanced technologies, while adapting buildings and services to the needs of their inhabitants. The company has an extensive reputation in the field of tailor-made construction, unique relations with its customers on the basis of reciprocal partnership and accountability, and the highest standards of professionalism, quality, and reliability. The company owns and manages more than one million square meters of properties around Israel, leased to over 450 clients, including leading companies from Israel and abroad.
Be'er Sheva municipality
Capital of the Negev and Israel’s Capital of Opportunities
Beer Sheva is a nationally significant metropolis with regard to history, economics, education, culture, and development of the Negev, and it strives to reinforce these fields. The city of Beer Sheva, which is one of the founding partners of the advanced technologies park, provides a unique arena for opportunities guaranteeing the conditions you need to succeed: consultation for companies and entrepreneurs; discounted city taxes; development of public transportation infrastructures to and from the city; support of academic institutions; construction permits for entrepreneurs to vary and increase the supply of residential areas; incentives for the thousands of students who graduate annually in the Negev; and an advanced, high-quality educational system. The city of Beer Sheva is home to approximately 210,000 residents, half of whom are under the age of 35, and the city embodies a young and pioneering spirit. Furthermore, the city is a metropolitan center, providing services for the population of the entire region, of more than half a million people.
Ben Gurion University
Ben Gurion University of the Negev is a leading research university in multiple fields of research, both in Israel and internationally.
The university has over 20,000 students pursuing various degrees, as well as approximately 4,000 members of faculty, approximately half in engineering, computers, and advanced sciences. The university has some of the world’s most advanced research facilities, in fields ranging from engineering and computer science, through psychology and neuroscience, to natural sciences and medicine. The university has over 60 centers of excellence in various fields of research relevant to industry, including engineering and computer science, cyber, AI and machine learning, IoT, robotics, nanotechnology, alternative and renewable energy, autonomous vehicles and smart transportation, bio-technology, psychology, neuroscience, etc. The various institutes within the university include the National Center for Cybertechnology Research, the National Institute of Biotechnology in the Negev, the National Institute for Solar Energy; the Institute for Nanometric Science and Technology, the Desert Study Institutes, and more. Approximately one third of Israel’s high-tech personnel are presently assessed to be BGU graduates. The university, as one of the park’s founding partners, holds numerous collaborations with the park’s management and the companies in it, including specialized training programs for students and graduates, collaborative research and integration of researchers and graduate students in the park’s companies, training programs and unique academic programs for postgraduate studies for employees and management of the high-tech companies in the park, spotlight events and job fairs, and lectures given by executives in the companies to students as a part of various academic programs.
International Strength and Experience
The American KUD company is a subsidiary of the Japanese mega corporation, Kajima, one of the world’s largest construction, development, and design corporations, which was founded over 200 years ago. The company focuses on partnership with the public sector for the establishment of multipurpose projects, which are uniquely challenging in their size, specific purposes, complexity, and the need for a significant scale of financing. The company has a great deal of experience developing and establishing mixed-use projects around the world, including science parks, unique buildings for higher education, libraries, museums, and stadiums. The company works with its clients to form the vision of the project along with a structured plan for its realization. This is the company’s first project in Israel.
Join the Opportunity
Join our success and the unique opportunity at the Gav-Yam Negev park.
International and Israeli companies, start-ups, incubators, and VC funds collaborate under a model of community on a day-to-day basis in order to expand and develop the southern ecosystem.
A-Level Development Region
Financial incentives for the establishment of R&D activity in various unique programs sponsored by the government and the Beer Sheva municipality.
Proximity to Main Traffic Routes
Immediate access from highway 6 to the park and an adjacent train station (Beer Sheva North/University), the DNA bridge, connecting the park to the nearby Ben Gurion University campus.
The Israeli Ecosystem
All in one place - a combination of thousand of engineers from world-leading high-tech companies, hundreds of researchers at cutting edge academic research centers, and thousands of technological specialists serving in IDF elite technological units.
An Innovative and Ideal Working Environment
Access to highly proficient human capital, job fairs and specialized training programs, advanced technical services and holistic maintenance, green construction including an energy and recycling center, visual aesthetics and unique landscaping, daycare for children of employees, a fitness center meeting international standards, fine dining, etc.
Between the public sector (Ben Gurion University, the Beer Sheva municipality, and the IDF) and the business sector. As a part of establishing activity in the park, companies are entitled to support with any challenge or matter.
The Park’s Buildings
In the Media
In a short span of years, the Gav-Yam Negev advanced technologies park in Beer Sheva has managed to be established, draw tens of leading international and Israeli high-tech companies, provide employment to thousands of engineers and programmers, form unique collaborations with Ben Gurion University and the Beer Sheva municipality, and to create a new civic center in the southern city, which is emerging as a competitive alternative to the high-tech industry in Israel’s central region.
“For the first time in many years the government is mounting a national project here, and it is making a clear statement – we want to bring all of the country’s best minds together in Beersheba and make it a beacon not only nationally, but globally. This is happening today, and it will continue to intensify in the future”
“The campus of knowledge in Beersheba, which includes the hi-tech park with advanced tech companies that are rich with knowledge, the national cyber center, a center of innovation and a start-up community, is of dramatic importance in turning the capital of the Negev into an international center of knowledge”