Jerusalem – A Bio Hub

Jerusalem – A Bio Hub

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Every brick in Jerusalem’s Old City tells a story that is thousands of years old. But these aren’t the only building blocks that have transformed Jerusalem into the vibrant city it is today.
autor iconBy Idele Ross , May 3, 2024

Modernity mixes with the holy city’s ancient past through institutions like The Hebrew University, the largest, oldest and most important international science research centre in the country—and one of the world’s top 100. Building on this academic backbone, Jerusalem has emerged as a hub for life science and biomedical companies, with a number of ground-breaking achievements attracting the attention of associations around the globe.

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The Hebrew University is one of the best universities in the world with many research centres that are well-absorbed in the city and educates students coming from all over Israel, as well as around the world, through its international programmes. 

Along with its affiliate Hadassah Medical Center, the two institutions conduct over one-third of the country’s academic research, as well as 43% of Israel’s biotechnology research. With over 1,800 students graduating annually and setting out into the community, Jerusalem is continuing to build on its reputation as a powerhouse in the field of life sciences, with over 100 companies specializing in this sector. You’ll find everything from Har Hotzvim Industrial Park, home to some of Israel’s largest biopharma companies like Rafa Laboratories and Omrix, to the Jerusalem BioPark at Ein-Kerem, located on the Hadassah Hospital and Medical School campus. 

Given the facilities and wealth of research stemming from the city, Jerusalem has gained notoriety as a leader in scientific and medical conventions and makes for an ideal conference host, attracting over 350 tech events per year that include everything from inspiration meet-ups to hackathons and conferences.


Explore more Innovations hubs and start ups in Jerusalem

  • "SHAAR" at the Shaare Tzedek Medical Center is a Healthcare Innovation Hub  
  • "BIO HOUSE" at the Hadassah Medical Center which hosts medical start-ups 
  • BioGiv Excubator, located in the high-tech village in Givat Ram, Jerusalem, provides early-stage biotech and biomed companies with access to the infrastructure and core facilities of The Hebrew University.  

Being a perfect mix of religion and invention, history and culture, modernity and life, brings together many people from around the globe to explore this beautiful city.  In August 2023, Jerusalem hosted The Society for the Study of Inborn Errors of Metabolism (SSIEM) joins the Society for Metabolic Diseases to host their annual symposium.  The JCVB together with the Society for Metabolic Diseases are set to welcome hundreds of participants from around the world to Jerusalem who will attend sessions devoted to the latest developments in neurometabolism, advances in therapeutic modalities and more. The conference is scheduling a wide variety of symposia, workshops and lectures which led to collaboration among leaders in patient care, nutrition research, pharmacy, allied health professionals and palliative care.

The MIXiii Health-Tech.IL took place in Jerusalem for the second time on March 2024 and is scheduled to take place for the third time on March 2025. It is the annual get together event for the Life Science & Health Tech Industries in Israel. The MIXiii Health-Tech.IL, organized and led by IATI, will take place at the International Convention Center – ICC Jerusalem. The Conference, organized by the industry and for the industry, consists of a conference, exhibition, B2B meetings, networking, and satellite events.