A new challenge nurtures young innovators who aspire to put ideas into practice.
Haifa Teen Tech is a hackathon competition aimed to expose young technological entrepreneurs, aged 15-18, to the advantages of the state of Israel and the city of Haifa as an international scientific and technological center. Founder and Director of Haifa Teen Tech, Liora Kalish: "The first competition took place on December 2017, was very successful, and the response was overwhelming. I have to say that it even exceeded what we—the team that worked on it for two years—have expected.
"The success led to the Mayor—backed by the other partners, such as the Technion and Haifa University, Intel, IBM, Philips, etc.—deciding to make this an annual tradition. This year, the event will celebrate 70 years to the State of Israel; therefore, there will be seventy participants—half from around the world, half from Israel—as opposed to sixty in the previous time.