SZMC-ARIELI Healthcare Innovation Hub, SHAAR, Established in Jerusalem

Shaare Zedek Medical Center (SZMC) and Arieli Capital have announced the creation of the Shaare Zedek Arieli Innovation Hub, SHAAR, which will become a cornerstone hub of healthcare innovation.

Supported by the Jerusalem Development Authority (JDA), SHAAR combines SZMC’s medical expertise and world-class facilities with Arieli’s investment experience and track record in fostering innovation and growth platforms.

SHAAR’s mission is to build a gateway between innovation and capital, creating an environment where cutting-edge medical research, pioneering projects, and forward-thinking startups can thrive through strategic financial and professional support, a leading co-working space and a collaborative community. The hub facilitates advanced innovation programs and access to investment and funding opportunities, providing startups and medical projects with the resources they need to turn visionary healthcare ideas into impactful solutions.

Aligned with Ariel’s strong focus on fostering innovation, business and financial growth, SHAAR is where startups, investors, medical professionals and industry leaders come together to advance and support the next generation of healthcare technologies and entrepreneurs. By the end of the year, SHAAR plans to launch an open call for global, market-ready healthcare startups to participate in the first SHAAR Scale-up cohort.

SHAAR, Hebrew for Gateway, is a true embodiment of our mission which is to equip entrepreneurs with direct access to physicians, clinical settings, data and samples,” said Prof. Ofer Merin, CEO of SZMC.

We are honored to partner with SZMC and are eager to bring Arieli’s global business expertise in growing healthcare startups to SHAAR,” said Evan Renov, Co-Founder and CEO of Arieli.

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