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The Event for Drones & Unmanned Tech Entrepreneurs in Yeruham

June 22, 2022

Yeruham Tech Bldg., Zvi Bornstein St., Yeruham

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DroNegev, an initiative of the CanNegev technological innovation incubator in Yeruham, offers a unique opportunity for startups, entrepreneurs, investors, and other stakeholders in Unmanned Tech looking to advance their novel ideas and ventures.

The Event will include an Innovation Competition comprising a hackathon and startup pitches, with prizes worth over 200K NIS.

Partners include experts and investors from leading companies.

Innovation Competition

The focus of DroNegev will be the Innovation Competition, featuring two main tracks:

Track 1 / Hackathon

Focusing on innovations for drones and UAV: Senergy resources, Autonomous capabilities, Safety & reliability, New applications

  • Developing energy resources / extending dwell times

Problem: Drones have short dwell times that limit the duration, variety, and number of possible missions. Ways must be found to extend their operation time.

Possible solutions: extending flight time with high energy density materials; integrating energy management functions into flight controls; aerodynamics – permanent wing configurations; harnessing renewable energy – solar panels, fuel cells, hybrid propulsion systems

  • Developing autonomous flight / operation capabilities

Problem: Human involvement in operating drones requires high skills, complex processes, and special training. Moreover, when drones fly in crowded urban environments they encounter numerous challenges, like GPS dependency, flying at low altitudes, and avoiding obstacles and other UAVs

Examples of solutions: specially adapted flight paths that avoid obstacles (treetops, urban power infrastructures, antennas, etc.); addressing landcover challenges and urban canyons; supporting operation without GPS and/or communication; resource management – better space and drone control; improving multi-drone control

  • Improving safety & reliability of platforms, systems, and missions

Problem: Some drones are less reliable than other aerial platforms, and this results in a range of regulatory restrictions.

Examples of solutions: techniques for increasing drone reliability; regulation-supporting technologies; preventing failures or handling failures in real time

  • New applications

 Suggest an original application addressing a challenge of your choice in the field of Drones & Unmanned Tech.

Track 2 / Startup

Startup pitches – exposing early–stage startups seeking investments

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  • 09:30 – 16:00  Hackathon
  •  15:30 – 16:30  Reception and opening remarks
  •  16:30 – 17:45  Hackaton & Stratup pitches
  •  17:45 – 18:30  Panel of experts – Drone Valley in Yeruham: How can we make it happen?
  •  18:30 – 18:45  Announcing winners & Closing
  •  18:45 –            Networking & Dinner


1st place

Equivalent of 100K NIS (in kind)

2nd place

Equivalent of 60K NIS (in kind)

3rd place

Equivalent of 40K NIS (in kind)

Including direct investment in POC + benefits of the CanNegev ecosystem: national ground for UAV field experiments, mentoring, expert advisors, networking, modern offices and more.

**Prizes will be awarded only to startups / innovators who will develop their solutions within CanNegev’s incubator plan.

Experts & Speakers

1dr Uzi Landau Chairmen Of The Board, Rafael – Advanced Defense Systems Ltd

Dr. Uzi Landau

Chairmen of the board, RAFAEL

Hagai Balshai Ceo At Robotican

Hagai Balshai

CEO, RoboTiCan

Tal Ohana Mayor, Yeruham Local Council, Israel

Tal Ohana

Mayor, Yeruham Local Council

Israel Birenbaum Ceo, Cannegev, Israel

Israel Birenbaum

CEO, CanNegev

Aviv Bar Zohar Senior Consultant Subject Matter Expert (sme) At The Israeli National Drone Initiative

Aviv Bar Zohar

Senior Consultant & SME, The Israeli National Drone Initiative

Alon Unger Uvid Chairman Co Founder, Drones Sme

Alon Unger

Chairman & Co-Founder, UVID, Drones SME

Sagi Dagan Executive Vice President, Head Of Growth, Finance And Strategy

Sagi Dagan

Executive VP, Head of Growth, Finance and Strategy, Israel Innovation Authority

Doron Zauer Managing Director At Initium Group, General Partner At Earth Beyond Ventures

Doron Zauer

Managing Director, Initium Group, General Partner, Earth Beyond Ventures 

Anastasia M. Raskin Cto At 3pel.ventures, Ceo At A Tech, Product Ui Ux Expert, Fullstack Dev Lecturer

Anastasia M. Raskin

CTO, A-Tech

Adir Lombrozo Partner At 3pel.ventures, Product Ui Ux Expert, Fullstack Dev

Adir Lombrozo

Partner, 3PEL.Ventures

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Ziv Bet Or

VP Business Development, CanNegev

Aryhe Rapaport Ceo Of Helplaunch, Advisor To Ceos And Investor

Aryhe Rapaport

Advisor to CEOs & Investor

Dor Neta Aev Director Of Business Development1

Dor Neta

Director of business development, AEV

Amir Shapira Associate Professor Of Mechanical Engineering At Ben Gurion University Of The Negev (3)

Amir Shapiro

Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering, BGU

Asaf Shalev Director At Yeruham Science Center

Asaf Shalev

Director, Yeruham Science Center

Ori Sobovitz Ourcrowd Partner Government Relations And Israeli Partnerships Copy

Ori Sobovitz

Partner, Head of Government Relations, OurCrowd

Eliran Keren Ceo At 3pel.ventures, Holdings And Investments Group

Eliran Keren

CEO, 3PEL.Ventures

Menahem Landau Managing Director, Ti Caveret, Israel

Menahem Landau

Managing Director, TI CAVERET

Danielle Fraiberg 3pel.ventures, Head Of Research And Analysis Department

Danielle Fraiberg

3PEL.Ventures, Head of research and analysis department

Eli Sklar Creator Of Djitsu, Senior Software Engineer

Eli Sklar

Creator of Djitsu, Senior software engineer

1eran Ofek Everest Technologies Ltd Entrepeneur Investor ,chief Scientist

Eran Ofek

Entrepeneur & Investor ,Chief Scientist

Ran Merkazy Vp Product Services Innovation Lloyd S Register Group

Ran Merkazy

VP Product Services Innovation Lloyds Register Group

Michal Zilberberg Ceo Founder At Twinnovation

Michal Zilberberg

CEO & Founder, Twinnovation

Zack Fagan Vice President At Initium

Zack Fagan

VP, Initium

Sharon Rashty Founder At Tratix

Sharon Rashty

Founder, TRATIX

Ido Frommer Economic And Technological Development Of Yeruam

Ido Frommer

Economic and technological development of Yeruam

Eran Rosenberg Inception Partner Manager At Nvidia

Eran Rosenberg

Inception Partner Manager, NVIDIA

2raz Steinmatz

Raz Steinmetz

Head of Drone and Space programs,  Yerucham Sience Center

Chai Avital Technological Incubators Program Manager, Israel Innovation Authority (1)

Chai Avital

Technological Incubators Program Manager, Israel Innovation Authority


Tal Catran

Director CanAx Accelerator, CanNegev

Evyatar Peretz, Chief Innovation & Technology Officer At The Mof

Evyatar Peretz

Chief Innovation & Technology Officer,  MOF


Hackathon & Startup pitching

Deadline for submitting applications:
Wednesday, June 8th, 2022

Event Guests

Deadline for guest registration:
Tuesday, June 21, 2022

5 great reasons to apply


CanNegev and its partners invest in innovative early-stage UAV ideas/startups developed in the Negev


Contribute your new ideas to the growing UAV industry. Join us in building the future!


Enjoy direct access to experts who will serve as mentors and judges at the event


Meet leading players in the UAV arena: private companies, academia, IDF, startups, VC funds, and investors

UAV Ecosystem

UAV Ecosystem Benefit from Yeruham's booming UAV ecosystem: National ground for UAV field experiments, Technological Education Center, UAV conferences and competitions

About CanNegev

CanNegev – translating innovative ideas into successful technology companies
CanNegev, operating in Yeruham, is a technological innovation incubator that offers a unique, highly nurturing ecosystem, with modernly equipped offices and direct access to a wealth of opportunities: expert mentors, business development, global partners, early-stage investments, the National Ground for UAV Field Experiments and more – all under one roof!