BEERSHEVA’s Center of Senior Research & Innovation

Innovation Lab for Healthy Aging at Ben-Gurion University will address seniors’ challenges with new products and technologies.

Israel21c.org reveals israel’s first innovation lab for healthy aging.
Israel’s first Innovation Lab for Healthy Aging has been launched in Beersheva, simulating the challenges in the everyday living environment of senior citizens in order to inspire solutions. It focuses on promoting and managing digital innovations in health, welfare, education and smart cities.

Being an innovative, healthy senior myself , I like  BEERSHEVA’s project of helping senior citizens solving everyday problems in an innovative way.

Israel’s first Innovation Lab for Healthy Aging has been launched in Beersheva, simulating the challenges in the everyday living environment of senior citizens in order to inspire solutions.

The new project is backed by a ₪5 million investment and has a partnership with Sheba Medical Center in Ramat Gan to test its approaches and technologies.

The Innovation Lab for Healthy Aging is jointly sponsored by the Center for Digital Innovation (CDI) Negev, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU), the National Insurance Institute of Israel, the Beersheva municipality, the Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) and the Amal & Beyond Group.

“In 10 years, Beersheva will become the center of senior citizen-focused research and innovation,” CDI founder and CEO Ziv Ofek said.

According to World Bank data, the percentage of the world’s population over 65 grew from 5 percent in 1960 to 8.5% in 2015.

CDI was founded by Ofek along with fellow entrepreneurs Sharon Sasportas and Boaz Gur Lavie in collaboration with BGU and the Beersheva municipality to focus on promoting and managing digital innovations in health, welfare, education and smart cities. First aging innovation lab opens in Israel

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