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NIBN - A Flagship for Negev Development

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Making Biotechnology from Israel a household phrase

Comprising two-thirds of Israel’s land mass, the sparsely populated Negev region has yet to realize its true potential. Through advances in biotechnology, the NIBN promises to significantly impact the economic prosperity of the entire Negev region. The Institute will fuel spin-off companies, incubator programs and accelerator corporations, all designed to commercialize the novel ideas and technologies developed by NIBN researchers. Taking its mandate one step further, NIBN is working to turn the biotechnology field into a leading sector of the Israeli economy. Indeed, Israel must rapidly develop industrial-research infrastructures in the Life Sciences if it is to become a major player in the multi-billion dollar biotechnology arena.

"The Negev of the future will be Israel’s showcase for cutting-edge technology”

Ehud Olmert, former Prime Minister of Israel