Convener: Prof. Dan Blumberg- Vice President for Regional and Industrial Development- Ben-Gurion University of the Negev

This session will focus on an effort being conducted in the Negev region and specifically in the city of Beer-Sheva to build an Innovation District. The District will be shaped upon research strengths in the region that can be leveraged to ignite economic and social growth. One of the three main vectors we are promoting focuses on Desert life technologies, henceforth “Desert Tech”.



Galit Cohen
Deputy Director General for Policy and Planning- Israel Ministry of Environmental Protection
Dr. Jimmy Levy
Entrepreneur and advisor to the Vice President
Dr. Alejandro Ríos-Galvan
Khalifa University of Science and Technology, United Arab Emirates