The New Normal at JVP: Robots, Temperature Taking Tech, and 3D Printed Masks
The company’s Jerusalem hub aims to set the standard for a safe return to work amid the Covid-19 crisis
The Startup Nation is back to work, but not without taking the necessary precautions. In the Jerusalem Venture Partners’ Media Quarter of Jerusalem, for example, each employee that arrives at the office undergoes an advanced temperature check, completes an online health questionnaire, prints out a 3D face mask, and is allocated special space in the complex to ensure social distancing.JVP employs around 250 people in about 20 start-ups and incubators in Jerusalem. By using the latest technological solutions, they decided to build on the new Israeli Ministry of Health Guidelines to ease the restrictions on economic and social activity. At the entrance to the complex, each employee goes through a special temperature screening technology tool developed by Thermogate, which detects body temperature in seconds. Then, within minutes, a “Good Thought” 3D printing machine produces a plastic face protector to reduce the chances of infection. a robot manufactured by TEMI Personal Robots transfers documents between the offices. Guests arriving at the complex are not allowed into the building and conference rooms, but only to a dedicated guest building with a separate entrance. Guests enter from one side of the building and the compound workers from the other. Pitches from startup companies raising money for the JVP fund will be presented in this space, ensuring both parties do not come in direct physical contact.