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, stands as a research and innovation technology park registered as a non for profit organization under registration number 562554790 at the Palestinian Ministry of National Economy dedicated to nurturing the entrepreneurship ecosystem in Palestine. Its multifaceted approach encompasses the provision of essential physical infrastructure, impactful entrepreneurship programs, state-of-the-art Innovation Labs and Hubs, and Research and Development initiatives. The overarching goals of PTP include the introduction and promotion of science and innovative technologies, the commercialization of technological knowledge, and the bridging of the gap between the business sector and academia. A testament to successful collaboration, the Palestine Techno Park emerged from a mutually beneficial partnership between Birzeit University, representing academia, and the Tech Forum, rooted in the private sector. Tech Forum, a nonprofit organization established in 2015 by IT pioneers from the private sector, focuses on empowering Palestinian youth in the business world. By honing their technical and business skills, the organization aims to facilitate job placement in both local and international markets. Specifically targeting IT enthusiasts, aspiring entrepreneurs, and unemployed IT graduates and university students, Tech Forum plays a pivotal role in shaping the future of Palestine's tech industry. Birzeit University's commitment to this initiative was demonstrated through the generous donation of 20,000 square meters of land for the construction of the Park. Simultaneously, Tech Forum took charge of developing the concept, drafting a comprehensive note, securing funding from the Indian government, and formulating strategic plans for sustainability. This collaboration bore fruit in 2016 when the Republic of India, through its Representative Office in Ramallah and the Palestinian President's office, granted 12 million USD for the infrastructure and construction of the inaugural flagship building, Palestine India Techno Park (PITP). The official inauguration of the Palestine Techno Park took place in 2016, graced by 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 achieved a significant milestone by becoming a full-time member of the International Association of Science Parks and Areas of Innovation (IASP). Leveraging this membership, PTP actively engages with key players in the global ICT sector, collaborates with fellow members to implement best practices, and enjoys enhanced international visibility. Additionally, PTP is a proud member of the Arab ICT Incubators and Techno Parks Association (ARTECNET). Through this association, PTP gains a platform to advance its incubation tools, methodologies, and practices, fostering collaboration among its network members. The interconnected web of partnerships and memberships underscores PTP's commitment to excellence and its role as a catalyst for innovation and technological advancement in Palestine and beyond.
Vision:Our vision is to serve as the driving force behind growth and clustering within the technology sector. By harnessing the power of technology and innovation, we aim to propel economic growth in Palestine, contributing to the development and prosperity of the region.
Mission:Our mission is to establish ourselves as a national hub for technology and innovation, dedicated to empowering Palestinian youth, women, and entrepreneurs. Through cutting-edge initiatives and collaborative efforts, we strive to create a dynamic environment that fosters technological excellence, knowledge dissemination, and entrepreneurial success. Our commitment is to be a catalyst for positive change, shaping the future of technology in Palestine and uplifting its communities.
Facilitate Technology Transfer: Mandate the seamless transfer of cutting-edge technologies to students and aspiring entrepreneurs, ensuring accessibility and practical application.
Forge University-Industry Linkages: Cultivate strong collaborations between universities and industries, fostering an environment conducive to both product and process innovations.
Nurture Entrepreneurship Ecosystem: Establish and sustain a vibrant entrepreneurship ecosystem aimed at driving productivity, generating new job opportunities, fostering innovation, and facilitating the internationalization of businesses.
Promote Collaborative Business Environment: Create a conducive and collaborative business environment within the Park, encouraging synergy among entities, fostering partnerships, and enhancing collective growth.
Attract Foreign and Multinational Companies: Actively attract foreign and multinational companies to operate within the Park's premises, fostering integration with global value chains and contributing to the internationalization of Palestinian businesses.
Develop and Embed R&D Activities: Systematically develop and integrate research and development (R&D) activities, with a focus on the commercialization of novel ideas. This objective aims to transform innovative concepts into tangible products or services, contributing to the growth and competitiveness of the technology sector.