Both new ventures are centered around the field of internet security, partnerships with the local University and both have links to local Israeli hi-tech firms.
The two companies coming to the desert soon are IBM and Lockheed Martin.
From Globes.co.il and YNet.co.il
IBM setting up Beersheva cyber center
“IBM SVP Steven Mills said the new center is a collaboration with Ben Gurion University.”
“IBM Corporation (NYSE: IBM) will establish a cyber center of excellence in Beersheva in collaboration with Ben Gurion University of the Negev, SVP software and systems Steven Mills announced at the CyberTech 2014 conference.”
Full story here: www.globes.co.il/en/article-ibm-setting-up-beersheva-cyber-center
Lockheed Martin to Open Beersheva Beersheva Research Center
“American global aerospace, defense, security, and advanced technology company Lockheed Martin, maker of Israel’s F-16, F-15 and F-35 fighter jets, announced Sunday that it will open a research and development center in Israel in partnership with American IT storage company EMC.”
Full story here: https://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4481117,00.html