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Park Atidim Tel Aviv is becoming the main testing and experimentation site for smart cities and urban tech. Atidim has partnered with the Municipality and University to establish CityZone, connecting people, local government, MNCs and young startups in order to promote solutions to municipal and urban challenges.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row type=”in_container” full_screen_row_position=”middle” scene_position=”center” text_color=”dark” text_align=”left” overlay_strength=”0.3″ shape_divider_position=”bottom”][vc_column column_padding=”padding-5-percent” column_padding_position=”all” background_color=”#f8971d” background_color_opacity=”1″ background_hover_color_opacity=”1″ font_color=”#ffffff” column_link_target=”_self” column_shadow=”none” column_border_radius=”none” width=”1/1″ tablet_width_inherit=”default” tablet_text_alignment=”default” phone_text_alignment=”default” column_border_width=”none” column_border_style=”solid”][nectar_single_testimonial testimonial_style=”small_modern” color=”Default” quote=”CityZone, our innovation platform, is committed to provide smart city startups with necessary resources required to develop their technology, and grow through Tel Aviv to the Israeli and International markets.” name=”Sagi Niv” subtitle=”CEO, Park Atidim Tel Aviv”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row type=”in_container” full_screen_row_position=”middle” scene_position=”center” text_color=”dark” text_align=”left” overlay_strength=”0.3″ shape_divider_position=”bottom”][vc_column column_padding=”no-extra-padding” column_padding_position=”all” background_color_opacity=”1″ background_hover_color_opacity=”1″ column_link_target=”_self” column_shadow=”none” column_border_radius=”none” width=”1/1″ tablet_width_inherit=”default” tablet_text_alignment=”default” phone_text_alignment=”default” column_border_width=”none” column_border_style=”solid”][vc_column_text]CityZone includes an innovation lab, with smart systems, sensors, cameras, and different technologies which will be inspected by the municipality before their implementation throughout the city.

The new activity also includes a startup program, to which ventures meeting specific urban challenges will be selected.

The startups will enjoy a working space located at the heart of the lab, mentorship by relevant experts from the municipality and multinational corporates, and an exclusive access to the lab facilities and the municipal data related to the topic they will be working on, also supported by an international expansion program, through the international smart city living lab alliance, established by the CityZone team.

Thanks to the unique collaboration with the Tel Aviv University, startups will also gain access to cutting edge academic research in their field.

Park Atidim Tel Aviv is a leading high tech and business park, with some interesting characteristics, making it ideal for such a lab. 20 acres in size, with 15,000 daily visitors, buildings of various heights, streets, parking lots, cafes and restaurants, a gym, dentists, a kindergarten, a high school, a post office, a bus terminal, a gas station, and a soon-to-be-inaugurated hospital, the park hosts most non-residential urban use-cases. The fact that the Atidim company is co-owned by the municipality and university is also a great benefit. This creates the ideal environment to test and experiment with technologies prior to their implementation throughout the city, which is why Park Atidim was selected to host the new smart city cluster of Israel’s innovation capital.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row type=”in_container” full_screen_row_position=”middle” scene_position=”center” text_color=”dark” text_align=”left” overlay_strength=”0.3″ shape_divider_position=”bottom”][vc_column column_padding=”padding-5-percent” column_padding_position=”all” background_color=”#f8971d” background_color_opacity=”1″ background_hover_color_opacity=”1″ font_color=”#ffffff” column_link_target=”_self” column_shadow=”none” column_border_radius=”none” width=”1/1″ tablet_width_inherit=”default” tablet_text_alignment=”default” phone_text_alignment=”default” column_border_width=”none” column_border_style=”solid”][nectar_single_testimonial testimonial_style=”small_modern” color=”Default” name=”Liora Schechter” subtitle=”CIO, City of Tel Aviv Yafo” quote=”CityZone is where we wish to test new technologies for our smart city, and help entrepreneurs better understand the requirements of a city at the forefront of innovation.”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row type=”in_container” full_screen_row_position=”middle” scene_position=”center” text_color=”dark” text_align=”left” overlay_strength=”0.3″ shape_divider_position=”bottom”][vc_column column_padding=”no-extra-padding” column_padding_position=”all” background_color_opacity=”1″ background_hover_color_opacity=”1″ column_link_target=”_self” column_shadow=”none” column_border_radius=”none” width=”1/1″ tablet_width_inherit=”default” tablet_text_alignment=”default” phone_text_alignment=”default” column_border_width=”none” column_border_style=”solid”][vc_column_text]We want to make sure that the products and solutions the startups are working on, fit the needs of other big cities as well. The city provides the startups with mentorship by relevant municipal experts, and access to technologies already in use by the city, to eventually allow us, as a municipality, to provide a better service to our residents and visitors.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row type=”in_container” full_screen_row_position=”middle” scene_position=”center” text_color=”dark” text_align=”left” overlay_strength=”0.3″ shape_divider_position=”bottom”][vc_column column_padding=”no-extra-padding” column_padding_position=”all” background_color_opacity=”1″ background_hover_color_opacity=”1″ column_link_target=”_self” column_shadow=”none” column_border_radius=”none” width=”1/1″ tablet_width_inherit=”default” tablet_text_alignment=”default” phone_text_alignment=”default” column_border_width=”none” column_border_style=”solid”][vc_column_text]Smart cities present a wonderful opportunity to conduct research also outside academia campuses, and connect thousands of researchers to the industry and startup world, thus allowing them to conduct research also based on real data coming from the real world, and not just from sterile labs.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row type=”in_container” full_screen_row_position=”middle” scene_position=”center” text_color=”dark” text_align=”left” overlay_strength=”0.3″ shape_divider_position=”bottom” shape_type=””][vc_column column_padding=”padding-5-percent” column_padding_position=”all” background_color=”#f8971d” background_color_opacity=”1″ background_hover_color_opacity=”1″ font_color=”#ffffff” column_link_target=”_self” column_shadow=”none” column_border_radius=”none” width=”1/1″ tablet_width_inherit=”default” tablet_text_alignment=”default” phone_text_alignment=”default” column_border_width=”none” column_border_style=”solid”][nectar_single_testimonial testimonial_style=”small_modern” color=”Default” name=”Ophir Pines Paz” subtitle=”Head of the Institute for Local Government, Tel Aviv University” quote=”We established CityZone to think about the way we would like to live in cities in the future.”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row type=”in_container” full_screen_row_position=”middle” scene_position=”center” text_color=”dark” text_align=”left” overlay_strength=”0.3″ shape_divider_position=”bottom”][vc_column column_padding=”no-extra-padding” column_padding_position=”all” background_color_opacity=”1″ background_hover_color_opacity=”1″ column_link_target=”_self” column_shadow=”none” column_border_radius=”none” width=”1/1″ tablet_width_inherit=”default” tablet_text_alignment=”default” phone_text_alignment=”default” column_border_width=”none” column_border_style=”solid”][vc_column_text]The university provides participants in the CityZone startup program access to a multidisciplinary group of researchers, from engineering, computer science, geography and environmental studies, architecture and design, business school or public policy. Tel Aviv University is ranked #8 in the world for alumni innovation. We have partnered with CityZone also for them, so that they can translate their studies into innovation, entrepreneurship and creativity in the municipal space.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row type=”in_container” full_screen_row_position=”middle” scene_position=”center” text_color=”dark” text_align=”left” overlay_strength=”0.3″ shape_divider_position=”bottom”][vc_column column_padding=”no-extra-padding” column_padding_position=”all” background_color_opacity=”1″ background_hover_color_opacity=”1″ column_link_target=”_self” column_shadow=”none” column_border_radius=”none” width=”1/1″ tablet_width_inherit=”default” tablet_text_alignment=”default” phone_text_alignment=”default” column_border_width=”none” column_border_style=”solid”][vc_column_text]The breadth of topics covered at CityZone is significant, and so are the challenges presented to the entrepreneurs, starting with accessibility and independence of senior citizens in the public domain, through the automatic identification of violent events or trimmed foliage, ending with the infrastructure required to promote autonomous transportation and Mobility-as-a-Service solutions for the city.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row type=”in_container” full_screen_row_position=”middle” scene_position=”center” text_color=”dark” text_align=”left” overlay_strength=”0.3″ shape_divider_position=”bottom”][vc_column column_padding=”no-extra-padding” column_padding_position=”all” background_color_opacity=”1″ background_hover_color_opacity=”1″ column_link_target=”_self” column_shadow=”none” column_border_radius=”none” width=”1/1″ tablet_width_inherit=”default” tablet_text_alignment=”default” phone_text_alignment=”default” column_border_width=”none” column_border_style=”solid”][vc_column_text]We are really excited to launch CityZone. It’s been a tremendous effort by all people involved, to build a comprehensive ecosystem around smart cities, to include infrastructure, early stage startups, huge corporates, local government, central government, regulators, international markets and citizen involvement, and promote innovation in the industry.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row type=”in_container” full_screen_row_position=”middle” scene_position=”center” text_color=”dark” text_align=”left” overlay_strength=”0.3″ shape_divider_position=”bottom”][vc_column column_padding=”padding-5-percent” column_padding_position=”all” background_color=”#f8971d” background_color_opacity=”1″ background_hover_color_opacity=”1″ font_color=”#ffffff” column_link_target=”_self” column_shadow=”none” column_border_radius=”none” width=”1/1″ tablet_width_inherit=”default” tablet_text_alignment=”default” phone_text_alignment=”default” column_border_width=”none” column_border_style=”solid”][nectar_single_testimonial testimonial_style=”small_modern” color=”Default” quote=”The world of urban tech is broad, so you can find companies dealing with transportation, cybersecurity, IoT, Big Data, AI, Blockchain, Education, Tourism, Energy, Community, Robotics, AR/VR and more.” name=”Gaby Kamninsky” subtitle=”CEO, CityZone”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row type=”in_container” full_screen_row_position=”middle” scene_position=”center” text_color=”dark” text_align=”left” overlay_strength=”0.3″ shape_divider_position=”bottom”][vc_column column_padding=”no-extra-padding” column_padding_position=”all” background_color_opacity=”1″ background_hover_color_opacity=”1″ column_link_target=”_self” column_shadow=”none” column_border_radius=”none” width=”1/1″ tablet_width_inherit=”default” tablet_text_alignment=”default” phone_text_alignment=”default” column_border_width=”none” column_border_style=”solid”][vc_column_text]We call any company developing solutions to challenges experienced by people, organizations and governments within an urban context, to reach out to us, and seek ways of collaboration.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]