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Hosting Delegations in the


Hosting Delegations in Israel

The Bengis Center welcomes international visitors to learn about entrepreneurship and innovation in Israel. Groups come to learn more about the Israeli ecosystem and to familiarize themselves with international organizations that maintain research and development centers in Israel. We arrange meetings with leading representatives from the fields that interest you, from impact entrepreneurship to artificial intelligence to AgTech, and host lectures and practical workshops on the subject(s).

In addition, visiting delegations can take advantage of their time in Israel to tour some of the fascinating areas the country has to offer, from Beer-Sheva in the South, where our Center is located, to Tel Aviv and Jerusalem in the center of the country.

Target Audience:


The program is designed for business people, educators, researchers and students with an affinity for entrepreneurship and innovation. ​The purpose of the visit is usually a combination of a practical component (research/course/business) with the added value of getting to know Israel.

The program lasts between 8 and 12 days and is customized to your needs and wants.


Why is Israel Called the Startup Nation?

With only 8,000,000 residents and fewer than 21,000 square kilometers, Israel proudly carries the title "The Startup Nation." According to the World Economic Forum’s Global Competitiveness Report 2016-2017, Israel is the leader in the number of startups per capita and is considered the 2nd most innovative country in the world.

What is it About Israel?

Israel is a special and unique ecosystem of entrepreneurship and innovation. Our small country exists in a one-of-a-kind set of conditions that cannot be found anywhere else in the world.

Diverse Religions & Beliefs


Challenging Political Circumstances

On the Seam of THREE Continents

The State of Israel is fascinating historically, topologically and theologically; it's bordered by 3 seas where you can find the lowest elevation in the world, the holiest sites, and the warmest and most creative people in existence.

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About Israel

Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer-Sheva

Today, some 20,000 students from all over the country study at the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in the fields of engineering, health sciences, natural sciences, humanities and social sciences, and management professions. Adjacent to the university is the Advanced Technologies Park, co-founded by the university, which includes 77 dunams of research, development and office space led by the most advanced science and technology firms in the world.

The city of Beer-Sheva, where the university is located, was chosen as one of the Cities of Tomorrow with an innovative hi-tech park, a growing university, a thriving culture and a young and entrepreneurial population.


The Bengis Center, which will run the program, is a well-established entrepreneurial center that has been operating in the local ecosystem for almost 20 years and has many connections within both academia and industry.

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