In the first episode of Holy Land, WIRED visits Jerusalem Tel Aviv and Ramallah, to investigate how technology and innovation are emerging to become the region's dominant themes.
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We learn how the Holy Land’s unique history led to the formation of the Startup Nation and elevated Israel to the forefront of the global economy. And we ask if technology can transcend borders in an area beset with geopolitical challenges.
FUTURE CITIES | SERIES 2 - HOLY LAND:
The second season of WIRED’s Future Cities series takes us inside one of the world’s biggest startup nations. With the most tech startups and venture capital per capita in the world, Israel has long been hailed as The Startup Nation. WIRED’s four-part series will look beyond Tel Aviv’s vibrant, liberal tech epicentre to the wider Holy Land region – the Palestinian territories, where a parallel Startup Nation story is emerging in East Jerusalem, Ramallah and the West Bank, as well as in the Israeli cybersecurity hub of Beersheba. And we will learn how the fertile innovation ecosystem of Silicon Wadi has evolved as a result of its unique political, geographical and cultural situation and explore the future challenges – and solutions – these nations are facing.
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We examine the unique manufacturing ecosystem that has emerged, gaining access to the world’s leading hardware-prototyping culture whilst challenging misconceptions from the west. The film looks at how the evolution of “Shanzhai” – or copycat manufacturing – has transformed traditional models of business, distribution and innovation, and asks what the rest of the world can learn from this so-called “Silicon Valley of hardware".
Catch on the first series of Future Cities, Shenzhen: The Silicon Valley of Hardware, here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hp6F_ApUq-c&list=PLPoleY2BUvKc3kvmYOrjJsmRdho1qBDlR
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** The contributor interviewed at 14:20 is Tamara Tamimi, Senior Project Manager, Souktel. Ambar Amleh, CEO of Ibtikar Fund, will feature in Part 2. **
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