Innovative and vibrant regional high-tech center!
The Center was established in order to develop the Sha’ar HaNegev region, promote technological innovation and attract start-ups that will grow, integrate and remain in the region. In this way, we can advance economic growth and employment in the region, which we envision to become further developed, successful and vibrant.
SouthUp operates a unique program that assists start-ups and provides them with a variety of services that include: assistance in business development, assistance in application and receipt of Chief Scientist grants, connecting with mentors, assisting in placement of employees, subsidizing service provider costs and creating synergy for future investments and business continuity.
The SouthUp Innovation Center provides entrepreneurs with a range of the most professional services in the market!
SouthUp- Your next step forward
The Accelerator assists entrepreneurs from all over the country who are involved in the development of a project in many fields and are in the initial stages of developing their project.
At the head of the acceleration program is the “Hamashtela” Fund, an aid fund established by the Kibbutz Movement Economic Department, the KMA Fund and the Kibbutz Industries Association. The goal of the fund is to support kibbutzim that encourage a technology-intensive and developing industry, and to create productive partnerships by integrating technological start-ups in the fields of industry and agriculture in the various kibbutzim.
The Technological Incubator works to locate and recruit start-ups, nurture them and turn them into established technology companies operating in the region and integrated into education, community life and the employment market.
The technological incubator is intended for companies that are at an early stage in developing their start-ups and is attracting the most innovative and promising companies in Israel. Today, the incubator houses start-ups from the fields of agriculture, industrial IOT, clean tech, water, food tech and more.
The Innovation Authority is a strategic partner of SouthUp, and in our region, entrepreneurs and companies can benefit from a variety of unique benefits granted through the Innovation Authority (increased grants from the Chief Scientist, tax benefits, etc.).
As part of our participation in the incubator program, we assist the companies in applying for grants from the Chief Scientist.
With the help of the SouthUp Friends Association, which includes selected investors and service providers from the high-tech world, the incubator has developed a new growth model in the periphery and offers a wide range of services tailored to their needs.
Which companies correspond to the framework of the technological incubator?
What do we offer to companies when they join the incubator?
Working side by side in an innovative work area in Kibbutz Nir Am!
Offices and workplaces for rent to freelancers, employees, start-ups, small companies and more in a high-tech, community-friendly, vibrant and young atmosphere.
The HUB is open to companies and entrepreneurs in the incubator program as well as to those who are not part of the program, but are interested in renting an office for their needs.
Entrepreneurs and companies sitting in the complex can benefit from exposure to contacts, lectures, mentors and consultants and numerous business opportunities.
In the complex:
The complex is located 5 minutes from the Sderot train station
Welcome to the community!