an innovation center at the heart of the largest hospital in the Middle East

The innovation center, called ARC (Accelerate, Redesign, Collaborate), was launched three years ago at Sheba Tel Hashomer Hospital. SIGAL COHEN

The objective of this center is to enable Israeli start-ups to develop solutions covering unmet medical needs, in collaboration with the hospital team.

Tel Aviv

Offices with glazed walls surround a vast American-style kitchen. Polished concrete, designer lamps, young people bustling about in small groups while a robot demonstrates to visitors. An atmosphere worthy of an American West Coast start-up. We are however in the suburbs of Tel Avivin Ramat Gan, at the heart of the largest hospital in the Middle East.

With its 2,000 beds, 1,700 doctors and 1.9 million consultations per year, Sheba Tel Hashomer holds the records. The public institution is considered one of the ten best hospitals in the world, according to Newsweek. Its innovation center has been cited as an example by the Institut Montaigne. The director general of the WHO went there last week, announcing a collaboration in digital health for developing countries.

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This center called ARC (Accelerate, Redesign, Collaborate) was created three years ago. Objective: to enable Israeli start-ups, created from Sheba patents…

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