News & Events

National cyber complex to open next to Ben-Gurion University campus

25 March 2014
Israel prime-minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Ben-Gurion University of the Negev president Rivka Carmi earlier this week announced the establishment of a national cyber complex in Beer-Sheva, called CyberSpark.

IBM and Ben- Gurion University Announce New Center for Excellence

25 March 2014
IBM and Ben-Gurion University of the Negev announced their intention to establish a Center of Excellence for Security and Protection of Infrastructure and Assets, located in Beer-Sheva, Israel. This new joint venture will perform leading edge scientific research on emerging areas like Big Data and cloud computing.

Lockheed Martin and EMC partner for advanced research with BG

25 March 2014
Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) and EMC Corporation (NYSE: EMC) plan to invest together in advanced technology projects based in the Advanced Technologies Park in Beer-Sheva, Israel. An official launch ceremony for the agreement took place in Tel Aviv, at the CyberTech 2014 International Exhibition and Conference, sponsored by the Israeli National Cyber Bureau.

Yeda of the Israel's Weizmann Institute of Science Signed 2 pioneering agreements on cooperation with Jianghua Group Partnering in tackling China environmental challenges

26 December 2013
Yixing,Jiangsu China, November 14, 2013 Amir Naiberg, the CEO of Weizmann Institute of Science’s commercialization arm,Yeda Research & Development, and Mr. Tang Shunliang, the Chairman of Jianghua Group today signed two technology licensing agreements,aiming at cooperating in development, commercialization and localization of two technologies targeting contaminated water treatment in China.

Deutsche Telekom Innovation Laboratories at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev Dedicates Expanded Offices

18 December 2013
German Telecommunications Giant Lauds Successful Research Cooperation.
Ben-Gurion University of the Negev dedicated the expanded Deutsche Telekom Innovation Laboratories in the presence of both the outgoing and incoming CEOs of the German Telecommunications giant Deutsche Telekom AG on Tuesday morning in Beer-Sheva.

DECD, Israel Tech Transfer Organization Sign Memorandum of Understanding

17 December 2013
The state is laying the foundations for better and more productive economic and research collaborations between Connecticut and Israeli businesses, research institutions and universities.
Connecticut’s Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD) and the Israel Tech Transfer Organization (ITTN) today announced that they have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), the first step in developing relationships that will increase the commercial and scientific ties between Connecticut and Israel.

Beer-Sheva's Advanced Technologies Park Inaugurated in Presence of Prime Minister, Senior Ministers

29 September 2013
“This is a day that will change the history of the State of Israel and we are doing it here in Beer-Sheva!” Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu declared at the launch of the Advanced Technologies Park today. Netanyahu was accompanied by Energy and Water, Regional Cooperation and Negev and Galilee Development Minister Silvan Shalom, and Transportation, National Infrastructures and Road Safety Minister Yaakov Katz. MKs Prof. Avishay Braverman and Erel Margalit were also in attendance.

Sorrento Therapeutics and Ben-Gurion University Sign an Agreement for the Development of Anti-Hepatitis C Virus Antibodies

19 July 2013
Sorrento Therapeutics, Inc. (OTCQB: SRNE; Sorrento) and BGN Technologies. announced today that they have entered into an option and license agreement covering several fully human anti-Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) antibody clones identified, in the laboratory of Dr. Leslie Lobel, M.D., Ph.D., from patients who have recovered from HCV infections. Sorrento plans to develop these early findings into a potential therapeutic product. This collaborative effort utilizes the respective strengths of each organization to create an important product opportunity consisting of therapeutic and/or prophylactic agents against HCV infections. Sorrento will be responsible for developing the perspective anti-HCV antibody products.

6th Personalized Medicine World Conference (PMWC) Israel, June 30, 2013

29 May 2013
PMWC Intl provides a platform to foster collaboration among stakeholders and catalyze change in Personalized Medicine

JVP and BGU to establish cyber-security incubator in Beer Sheva

24 January 2013
Leading Israeli VC Jerusalem Venture Partners (JVP), in cooperation with BGU’s technology transfer company - BGN Technologies, will create Israel’s first ever cyber-security incubator under the Israeli Office of the Chief Scientists' incubator program in Beer Sheva. The initiative comes in the wake of rising cyber-threats and increasing attacks on critical infrastructure in Israel and around the world. The incubator will be located in the new Beer Sheva Technology Park adjacent to the University and the new technological campus of the IDF Telecommunications Division. The incubator is expected to begin operations as early as the beginning of 2013.