Founded on the premise of creating a collaborative, interactive, and flexible business environment, Palestine Techno Park is an engine of growth and clustering in the technology sector
The Palestine Techno Park (PTP), established in 2016, is a non-profit research and innovation technology park aimed at supporting the entrepreneurship ecosystem in Palestine. PTP provides needed physical infrastructure, entrepreneurship programs, Innovation Labs and Hubs, and Research and Development initiatives whose objectives are to introduce and promote science and innovative technologies, commercialize technological knowledge, and bridge the gap between the business sector and academia.
Palestine Techno Park was established as a mutual cooperation between Birzeit University (academia) and the Tech Forum (Private sector background). Tech Forum is a nonprofit organization established in 2015 by an IT Pioneers from the private sector. Tech Forum was established to empower the Palestinian youth in the business world by focusing on building their technical and business skills and finding them jobs in the local and international markets. In essence, Tech Forum intended reaching out to Youth interested in IT industry and aspiring entrepreneurs and unemployed IT graduates and university students.
Birzeit University made a generous contribution donating 20,000 m2 of its land for the construction of the Park, while the Tech Forum developed the idea, concept note and secured the funding through the Indian government, in addition to putting the right plans, strategy and sustainability and oversee the management.
In 2016, the Republic of India through the Representative Office of India in Ramallah and the Palestinian President office, made a grant of 12 million USD towards the infrastructure and the construction of the first flagship building at the Park, Palestine India Techno Park (PITP).
The Palestine Techno Park was inaugurated in 2016 under the patronage and in the presence of H.E. President Mahmoud Abbas, President of the State of Palestine, and H.E. Mr. M.J Akbar, the Minister of State for External Affairs to The Republic of India.
In 2017, PTP became a full-time member of the International Association of Science Parks and Areas of Innovation (IASP) and leverages its membership by connecting with key players in the ICT sector worldwide, collaborating with other members to achieve best practices, while gaining international visibility. In addition, the Palestine Techno Park is also a member of the Arab ICT Incubators and Techno Parks Association (ARTECNET). ARTECNET has offered Palestine Techno Park the platform to advance its incubation tools and methodologies and practices and collaborate among its network members.
To be the engine of growth and clustering in the technology sector and thereby use technology and innovation as tools to promote economic growth in Palestine.
To become a national hub for technology and innovation for Palestinian youth, women, and entrepreneurs.