David Ben-Gurion, the country's architect and first Prime Minister, was prophetic when he said: "The future of Israel lies in the Negev."
Indeed, the new Advanced Technologies Park at Ben-Gurion University will be proof of Israel's stunning success at becoming one of the world's high-tech capitals.
Prime Minister Ehud Olmert has called the Advanced Technologies Park a "cornerstone" of the Negev. "What we are doing here," the Prime Minister said at the recent groundbreaking for the park, "has the dimension of a one of a kind achievement."
With a planned hotel and conference center, the Advanced Technologies Park is located directly adjacent to Israel Railways intercity rail station and the Ben-Gurion University's main Marcus Family Campus, enabling its tenants to develop strong R&D relationships with the university's research centers and a statewide employee base.
In addition, the Israel Defense Forces are building a 2-million-square-foot high-tech telecommunications R&D center next to the park that will attract private contractors who will generate further opportunities for collaboration.
The Advanced Technologies Park is a unique public-private partnership blending the outstanding achievements of Ben-Gurion University and the City of Be'er-Sheva with high-tech companies seeking to develop innovative commercial applications for the world. KUD International LLC is the master developer.
BGU Centers of Excellence
The BGU Centers of Excellence will play a vital collaborative role in the research and development conducted by the companies located in the Advanced Technologies Park, forming partnerships that will produce groundbreaking innovation and forging world wide entrepreneurial success.
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