Be'er Sheva



Ruvik Danilovich


207,551 (2017)

Lead Innovation Officer

Vered Goshen

Innovation is helping to:
  • Improve internal government operations

  • Improve service delivery

  • Improve resident outcomes

Critical success factors:
  • Focus on measurement

  • Dedicated innovation team

  • Leadership from Mayor

  • Culture of innovation in city

  • Human resource support

Vision and approach to innovation capacity

Along with 56% of cities surveyed, Be'er Sheva does not have an explicit innovation strategy. Similar to over one-third of cities surveyed, Be'er Sheva approaches innovation capacity in specific policy areas/domains.

Policy areas that Be'er Sheva is focused on

Digital governance
Policy areas by number of cities

Be'er Sheva utilizes 4 different innovation skills or roles

Project manager
Data scientist
Computer scientist
Innovation roles by number of cities

Terms Be'er Sheva most associates with innovation

Technological innovation
Bold leadership

Be'er Sheva's most common innovation activities

Taking risks and testing new ideas
e.g. prototyping new programs or models to address a persistent city challenge
Developing new solutions based on digital technologies
e.g. use of drones or smart sensors
  1. 1

    Taking risks or testing new ideas

  2. 2

    Data-driven analytics/public data management

  3. 3

    Engaging residents in new ways

  4. 4

    Developing new solutions based on digital technologies

  5. 5

    Organizational change within the municipality

  6. 6

    Human-centered design

  7. 7

    Rethinking your city’s approach to financing partnerships

How is innovation funded here?

Like 23% of cities surveyed, Be'er Sheva does not have dedicated funding to support innovation capacity.

Top sources of funding

Be'er Sheva has no reported sources of funding.

Activities being funded

Be'er Sheva does not fund any specific activities.

55 cities
Launching or sustaining a project
53 cities
Idea generation & brainstorming
3 cities
Investing in digital systems
2 cities
Investing in physical infrastructure
2 cities
Paying for services

How is innovation measured?

Be'er sheva does not prioritize any activities. Among all cities surveyed, launching or sustaining a project, and generating ideas & brainstorming are the two most commonly funded activities.

Be’er Sheva has not yet developed any major partnerships for innovation and data, but aims for the new innovation team to help strengthen the role of data in city decision-making.

Data availability by policy area


Sufficient data


Social inclusion and equity

Insufficient data

Economic Development

Labour market and skills

No Response


Housing and built environment

Policing and law enforcement



Waste and sewage

Environment and climate change


Public works


Digital governance