Mastercard and Enel X open FinSec Innovation Lab in Be’er Sheva’s Hi-Tech Park
Five companies were selected to take part in the program from more than 100 applications
James Spiro | 13:13 22.11.2021
Mastercard and Enel X held a ribbon-cutting event this week to celebrate the opening of the FinSec Innovation Lab in ‘Gav-Yam Negev’ Hi-Tech Park in Be’er Sheva. The lab will focus on advancing fintech and cybersecurity for payments and energy ecosystems around the world, helping to turn ideas and solutions from smaller companies into commercial products and services. The FinSec Innovation Lab ribbon-cutting event comes after the two companies won the tender issued by the Israel Innovation Authority, the Ministry of Finance, and Israel’s National Cyber Directorate. The event was hosted by Yifat Bar Eli, Business Development Manager from the FinSec Lab, and drew over 150 individuals from across the industry as well as senior executives from Mastercard and Enel.
The agenda included Yigal Unna, Director General of the Israel National Cyber Directorate; Dror Bin, CEO of the Israel Innovation Authority; Yoni Mor, Senior Director at the Ministry of Finance; Ruvik Danilovich, Mayor of Be’er Sheva; and Sidney Gottesman, CEO of the FinSec Innovation Lab.