The Jerusalem Innovation Team (JLM i-team), founded and funded by Bloomberg Philanthropies, is a senior consulting team that reports directly to the Mayor of Jerusalem and works to tackle strategic city challenges in the chosen areas of youth-at-risk, fostering business opportunities, education, building active communities and creative public space. Its unique status as in-house yet independent allows it to surmount bureaucratic hurdles and create bridges between departments and organizations for the achievement of common goals.

The JLM i-team uses Bloomberg Philanthropies’ successful innovation framework for solving acute city challenges, which is based on a data-driven approach, a focus on short processes with maximum impact and innovation within existing bodies. Through the empowerment of municipal partners and rapid delivery of successful projects, the i-team looks to change the way in which innovative thinking and planning are used at all levels of municipal operations.

The international network of 25 Bloomberg-sponsored Innovation Teams allows the Jerusalem team to continually learn from successes and failures around the world, “steal” great ideas and provide a wider context for the city.

Our Focus Areas

Youth
at Risk

Fostering Business Opportunities

Creative
Public Space

Building Active Communities

Education

Additional
Projects

Do you have an innovative idea that could make Jerusalem a better place?