Haifa’s Innovation District will serve to promote an innovation ecosystem that will enhance the city’s economic development and help to create jobs.
A working meeting was recently held with Israel’s Deputy Minister of Defense, Alon Schuster; representatives of Haifa’s Port Innovation District; the Mayor of Haifa, Dr. Einat Kalisch-Rotem; Haifa Deputy Mayor, Mr. Nachshon Tzuk; the Haifa City Engineer, and Rambam’s Director General, Professor Michael Halberthal.
The meeting was held as part of the plan for promoting the city’s Innovation District, in which all of these stakeholders are partners in turning the port and the area surrounding it into the largest innovation district in the Middle East. As the largest university hospital in Northern Israel, Rambam—which works in collaboration with leading academic institutions in Haifa such as the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology and the University of Haifa—is playing a key role in the program.
The meeting was held on the 20th floor of Rambam’s Helmsley Health Discovery Tower, and the choice of this location helped Rambam's management and Mayor Kalisch-Rotem to emphasize the importance of promoting the Innovation District to Deputy Defense Minister Schuster, as well as the importance of strengthening cooperation between the groups involved – and all with a 360-degree panoramic view of all the city and the north, up to the Lebanese border.